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DEC 14-20, 2016 NEWS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY CONNECTSAVANNAH.COM

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WEDNESDAY 12.14 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. 3-5 p.m. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. bethesdaacademy.org

Concert: California Guitar Trio SAT 12/17

California Guitar Trio celebrates their 25th anniversary season with this concert. 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $25

Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. 8 p.m. Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

Three-course dinner created by Chef Anthony Guiliano and a holiday big band show by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra supporting the Empty Stocking Fund. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.

Film: A Boy and His Dog

Film: Certain Women

Disney Live!

Certain Women, directed by the fiercely independent Kelly Reichardt, is about three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of Big Sky Montana: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W Henry. $8

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination 7 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

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The morning will begin with a kiddie race at 8:45, followed by the 8K at 9 a.m. Inside, families and runners will enjoy a kid zone, a cookie contest, food, beverages and even a visit from Santa. Runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite holiday characters. 8:45 a.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $30

Based on a series of stories by sci-fi legend Harlan Ellison, this low-budget movie about a futuristic, post-nuclear war wasteland of 2024 stars a young Don Johnson as a wandering drifter who can communicate telepathically with his trusty dog, who helps him navigate the savage landscape he finds himself in. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

I/We

Liz Rhaney will be presenting on art, feminism, history, and unity and will invite the public to “talk back” to academics so that together we can find ways to merge divides in today’s society. 7 p.m. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave.

Live Oaks in the Built Environment

Dr. Kim Coder of the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Dr. Tom Smiley of the Bartlett Research Lab will discuss care of live oaks in environments that have ongoing development and growth. 9 a.m. Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street. $50


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THURSDAY 12.15

Theatre: Pygmalion

This pop-up shop features five local artists and designers: Forest and Fin, Waypost Craft, Lost and Found Fine Art, Eny Lee Parker and Salacia Salts. Jan. 15-17, 11 a.m. The Hidden Hand Society, 2423 Desoto Ave.

Collective Face Ensemble performs Pygmalion, the George Bernard Shaw play that was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $25 912-232-0118

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Holiday Pop-up Shop

d Featuring music by Roger Moss with Eric Jones on piano. Limited to 50 seats. 7 p.m. 24e, 24 E. Broughton St.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Cabaret

Natasha Drena, Cecilia Arango, Trae Gurley, David Harris, and Kim Steiner want everyone dancing merrily, in a new old fashioned way. . Dec. 15-17, 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25

FRIDAY 12.16 2016 Skatefest

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Gardening Session

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

Holiday Happenings

Public ice skating at the Savannah Civic Center. Session times vary. $7 per person, skate rental included. Through Jan. 1 The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $7 912-651-6615. savannahcivic.com

The day includes screenings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 11 a.m., Elf at 3 p.m., and White Christmas at 7 p.m. Complimentary snacks and popcorn provided. 11 a.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Canned good for donation to the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Holiday Gala

Holidays on Broughton

At Tybee Post Theater’s first Holiday Gala, the George Gee Swing Orchestra from New York will perform. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $50 concert and gala, $25 concert only

Homegrown Holiday Hoedown

Get merry with music by the Train Wrecks, the Accomplices, the Hypnotics, and Austin Quattlebaum. Includes photo e booth with Santa and catered food by Driftaway Cafe. 7:30 p.m. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. $20 advance, $25 door

Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Begin your holiday fun with cookie decorating, ornament making and caroling, then get cozy in the theatre to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas while sipping hot chocolate from the create-your-own cocoa bar. 7 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. 912-238-9015. savannahchildrenstheatre.org

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Enjoy the twinkle of the Christmas Lights across the island from the top of the Lighthouse, carols, hot cider and the joy of the season by the warm glow of candlelight. Reservations required. 7 & 8 p.m. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $15 adults, $10 children 5-17 912-786-5801

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Film: Home Alone SAT 12/18

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. 5:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory. Free Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Pops

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Theatre: Pygmalion

Collective Face Ensemble performs Pygmalion, the George Bernard Shaw play This one hour fun-packed concert by the that was the basis for the musical My Fair Savannah Philharmonic and the Savannah Lady. Children’s Choir is the perfect opportunity 3 p.m. to enjoy the holiday season with the whole Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. family. $25 3 p.m. 912-232-0118 Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe Tybee City Limits $10 or 4 for $25 The best in local live music with the Train Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrecks and Bottles & Cans. Begin your holiday fun with cookie deco7 p.m. rating, ornament making and caroling, Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne then get cozy in the theatre to watch A $15 Charlie Brown Christmas while sipping TUESDAY 12.20 hot chocolate from the create-your-own cocoa bar. Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Jill Stuckey will sign copies of her new Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory book, “Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place.” 912-238-9015. savannahchildrenstheatre. 5 p.m. org Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. Zach Deputy, Ben Lewis & The Kind Free to attend; books available for purchase Dub ossabawisland.net Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah and


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Budget battle is only just beginning BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

LET’S CUT to the chase: The amount of proposed cuts to the 2017 City of Savannah arts and culture budget is almost exactly equal to the full year’s salary the City agreed to pay former City Manager Stephanie Cutter for 12 months after her replacement, Rob Hernandez, was hired. Cutter’s one-sided sweetheart deal is not news, and has been widely reported here and other places. However, at last week’s contentious— and in some ways oddly inspiring—City Council meeting, several folks who questioned Hernandez, including at least one Alderman, still didn’t get it. They confronted him about why his office got a big increase even as the arts and social services budgets were set to take huge, nearly catastrophic hits. That increase, of course, is due to Savannah paying two City Managers for the job of one—which is actually pretty emblematic of how things are done here. Hernandez fielded citizens’ questions expertly and bluntly, always coming back to painting the same bleak picture: City finances are unsustainable in current form due mostly to the actions of his predecessors, and he’s the one tasked with cleaning up their fiscal mess. For example, he pointed out that construction and drainage projects were cut back to the tune of millions of dollars. He said he had to dip into the City’s reserve fund to even come close to balancing the budget—an ominous development considering Savannah’s previously ironclad creditworthiness as a municipal government. Hernandez only made one misstep, a bizarre, schoolmarmish scolding of assembled citizens for clapping after each speaker. The finger-wagging prompted Alderman Tony Thomas, of all people, to rightly advise him, “Remember these are the people we work for.” The applause, of course, only got louder. Hernandez learned the hard way that you can always tell a Savannahian, but you can’t tell them much. The boldest irony of last week’s meeting, though, was its kickoff with a long goodbye to former Mayor Edna Jackson, there for the unveiling of her mayoral portrait. It is of course in part due to Jackson’s own tenure that the City’s financial picture is so hazy, and the reason so many citizens gathered in City Hall last Thursday to literally beg for adequate funds.

Yet, in one of the self-congratulatory dog-and-pony shows for which Savannah is infamous, a half-hour was taken up with extended thank-yous to Jackson from each Council member, as members of the public who’d taken time off from work to be there waited. And waited. And waited. (Is there any other city where officials spend so much time congratulating each other? Whether it’s an emergency hurricane conference or a key budget discussion, it seems like half our meetings involve officials patting each other on the back. I believe Stephanie Cutter got not one but two weepy goodbye sessions in City Council, plus a taxpayer-funded farewell reception.) Jackson used the opportunity to push Council to restore the arts and social

A huge fault line is forming between arts and culture organizations, who attract tourists here, and the local tourism industry itself. services budget. Her well-timed suggestion was greeted with loud applause from assembled citizens from the arts and social services community— I dare say the majority of whom voted for her in her unsuccessful reelection bid. One of the most ominous fault lines that appeared was between members of the arts and cultural community, who help attract so many tourists here, and the local tourism industry itself—which benefits monetarily from those tourists but which apparently is a sacred cow for which budget cuts never seem to be on the table. Lisa Grove, executive director of the Telfair Museums, said to applause that, “The arts generate over $20 million in direct economic impact to Savannah.” She then asked point-blank why we’re cutting funds to culture when it’s Savannah’s culture that draws tourists and their spending and taxes here in the first place. The pleas from the citizenry to restore funding were hard to watch, precisely because so much was on the line for so many people.

Real lives would have been affected. Some of those lives belong to the children in dire straits helped by the nonprofit Coastal Childrens Advocacy Center. That group, which provides services to minors affected by abuse situations, faced a budget cut so drastic it would essentially shut their doors. Outgoing Director Kris Rice, one of Savannah’s longest-serving and most beloved public benefactors, told Council, “Kids find the courage to come forward. We need to find the money to keep these services going for them.” If anyone deserves a half-hour of lengthy and heartfelt farewell speeches from City Council, it’s Kris Rice. But instead she was watching a quarter century of work about to go up in smoke. What was inspiring about the meeting was that at least this time, the government appeared to listen to the people. After the meeting, Mayor DeLoach and Council directed Hernandez to restore funding to arts and social services. So it’s a victory, right? Yes and no. It’s wonderful the budget cuts might be restored. But the core problem, an unsustainable funding structure for the entire government, still remains. And beware of what solutions might now be advanced to solve that problem. Almost under his breath near the end of the meeting, Alderman Van Johnson— widely rumored to be running for mayor in 2019—casually proposed hiking the millage rate of property taxes. The likely proposed tax hike to cover the arts and social services shortfall would do three things: 1) Help City officials avoid looking at actual potentially wasteful expenses that could be cut instead, such as the $3 million Fairgrounds purchase. 2) Continue to ignore the elephant in the room of the untouchable nature of Savannah’s tourism industry—such as the fact that we apparently continue to pay the for-profit Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon a healthy annual fee for the honor of hosting it. 3) Force cultural and social services nonprofits, basically the weakest of players in Savannah bigger economic picture, to shoulder public blame for the tax increase. My concern is that the public will be too easily hoodwinked into accepting a tax increase “for our own good,” enabling Savannah’s major foundational issues to continue to go unaddressed. The next, and far bigger, phase of the battle will be finding the political will to address these major structural problems which affect all of Savannah, whether inside or outside of the arts. CS


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A tale of two cities, continued… BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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DEC 14-20, 2016

FOLKS AROUND here often talk about “two Savannahs.” Now, I’m not a fan of sweeping generalities since I don’t find them productive when it comes to solving our common problems. For the sake of discussion, however, let’s entertain these Dickensian parallel universes: One Savannah is characterized as privileged, mostly but not exclusively white and profit-obsessed to the point of the exploitation of the other, which is largely defined as poor and African American but also includes artists, activists, revolutionaries, freaks and anyone who doesn’t own a pair of khakis and a blue blazer. (It’s true that my position allows me to stumble around between both, although doors are closed in my face all over the place.) Again, nothing is ever that simple. But as I climbed up and down the Stone Stairs of Death and kicked around the cobblestones this week, Savannah’s polarities have never seemed starker. From the arched window of the ivory penthouse, it sure looks like the best of times: Unemployment is less than five percent, Ben Carter’s Broughton Street is booming and Savannah is the sweetdrawled darling of international travel destinations. Down among the peons and construction dust, however, it couldn’t get worse: The poverty rate remains at a solidly embarrassing 28 percent, culture is fast becoming corporatized and street crime is so prevalent it blends in with the scenery. I started out at Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the Plant Riverside District at the west end of River Street, an industrial twilight zone where most of us have never set foot unless we were looking for trouble. While the prevailing sentiment is that the last thing we need around here is another damn hotel, it’s fair to say that Plant Riverside isn’t going to be another revolting brown box. Architect Christian Sottile and his team have retained the most enchanting features of the 100+ year-old abandoned Georgia Power plant owned by heralded hotelier and Effingham County homeboy Richard Kessler, who has undeniably contributed to Savannah’s highfalutin rep10 utation with his other ritzy developments.

“The council could have stipulated that half of those 2500 construction jobs had to come from minority and women contractors, but it didn’t,” says Alicia Scott. “There’s a real lack of imagination in the leadership.”

special interests over the public good. Speaking of priorities, the City of Savannah’s got a lambasting the very next day, at what will go down as the most exciting council meeting since a couple of alderfolk bumped heads and called each other a-holes. Here the “other” Savannah—the advocates and the social justice folk who might be able to afford a night at Plant Riverside one day if they got a Groupon and slept 12 to a room—voiced their outrage at the proposed slashes to funding for arts programThe compound adds almost a half-acre others argue that it’s inappropriate for the ming and social services in the 2017 city of public space along a part of the river that city to offer its good credit to a corporate budget. has been closed off for decades and is supentity that can manage its own capital. Pressed up against the wood paneling of posed to bring more than 700 jobs —and “Cities shouldn’t lend money for prithe crowded chamber, I couldn’t help but not just the same crappy minimum wage, vate enterprise. Bonds are for building see the two Savannahs in sharp relief. Only go-nowhere tourism gigs. something that will be of public benefit—a members of one sat inside the polished cor“These are all kinds of positions, includ- new police station, a big public park, even ral, several of who had been present at the ing a lot of managers. We’re going to proadministrative buildings,” admonishes groundbreaking the day before, the same vide extensive training that will carry local political consultant Alicia Scott. folks who gave the nod to a $33 million pripeople through the rest of their careers,” “It’s dereliction of fiduciary duties to vate parking deck now knitting their brows promised Kessler, who must pay at least lend out bonds to another hotel, of all over $400,000 that funds dozens of orga$10.25/hour to fulfill his part of a $10M things,” she says. nizations that literally put food in people’s state historic tax credit agreement and has Scott contends that if we’re going to go mouths and keep kids off the streets. hinted that some of the entry-level staff into debt, it ought to be for higher-level job After the other Savannah’s fiercest warmight earn as much as $15/hour. creating ventures or investment in infrariors connected the dots between arts “We’re going to pay people a living wage.” structure that provides more than a measly funding and public safety as eloquently From the view up high, the convic125 public parking spaces, but says her big- as possibly in two minutes a piece, Mayor tion is genuine that this can’t be anything gest problem with the garage bond is that it DeLoach eventually called for new City but beneficial for Savannah. Amidst the doesn’t stimulate the local economy. Manager Rob Hernandez and his staff to celebratory tunes of local musical suc“The council could have stipulated that find other places to make up the shortfalls cess story Velvet Caravan, denizens of half of those 2500 construction jobs had to before council votes on the budget in two the city’s more rarified faction stepped come from minority and women contracweeks. (Ooooh, didn’t Mr. Hernandez get a past the still-crumbling ruins to hear tors, but it didn’t,” says Scott. “There’s a dose of Southern sassafrass when he asked the details of the deal. Politicians, bankreal lack of imagination in the leadership.” people to pipe down?!) ers, corporate executives and other local Kessler has stated that his new hotel But there’s more than irking irony in titans marveled at the phenomenal vision complex will likely generate far more for this Scroogey nickel-and-diming. of the venture, and Visit Savannah’s Joe the city than the projected $35M in tax Clinton Edminster offered the Marinelli declared he’s already fielding revenue over the next decade, but critics reminder that the arabesque statues atop requests from national event planners. don’t want to bank on speculation. City Hall are named “Art” and “ComStill, when Mayor Eddie DeLoach “I just didn’t see the positive public merce,” and it’s important to note those lauded how the project will transform the impact,” explains Chuck Feagain, a local effigies are exactly the same size. northwest quadrant of the historic district, mortgage loan officer and the garage bond’s Perhaps the true tale is the struggle to I couldn’t help but turn my head towards lone dissenting vote on the five-member restore balance to the two. Can we imagthe public housing residents of nearby Downtown Savannah Authority, the ine building world-class accommodations Yamacraw Village and note that this agency that borrows money on behalf of while nurturing a vibrant cultural and metamorphosis will mean displacement the city. socially progressive climate? Can our leadfor them sooner than later. (In my mind, a “Even though it will be repaid, using our ers grow the cajunas to demand justice for vision flickered of two Savannahs drifting bond capacity for a garage citizens can’t our local work force and public good from apart, but only one drifting like a sad polar really use isn’t a good investment.” developers who stand make tremendous bear on an ice floe.) Feagain also disapproves of the politibank from our shared resources? Also weighing down populist enthucal capital spent in Atlanta on garnering If we identify with one Savannah, can siasm for the project is the $33M public those state tax credits, which—when added we allow that the prosperity and growth of bond issued to fund Plant Riverside’s fancy to $16M in federal historic preservation the other is to our benefit? parking structure (which will be wrapped tax credits plus the bond—equals a total of Those are trick questions, ‘cause there is in hotel rooms and virtually invisible, a almost $60 million in taxpayer funds. only one Savannah, “a beautiful city and a highly acclaimed aesthetic precedent set “That’s a lot of public money underwrit- brilliant people,” to borrow a phrase from by former Charleston mayor Joe Riley). ing a very large percentage of one guy’s Mr. Dickens. While City Attorney Brooks Stillwell project,” says Feagain, who calls Plant RivWe’ve got the business drive and the assured that Kessler is shouldering the erside an instance of “regulatory capture,” creative capital—all that’s left is keeping it actual cost of the garage and then some, where government agencies prioritize together. CS


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Protected bike lanes help everyone BY JOHN BENNETT

DEC 14-20, 2016

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IN MY line of work, I attend a lot of public meetings about transportation projects. I’m often intrigued by the questions citizens ask government officials and consultants. At last week’s meeting about Project DeRenne, a man asked a transportation planner if he should have his roof replaced. The question is not as incongruous as it might seem. If he’s likely to be bought out, he’d simply have it patched. Get a new roof, he was told. His home would not be demolished to make way for the project. Other comments from citizens can seemed downright existential. The only way to reduce traffic congestion, another person mused at the meeting, is to get people out of their cars. While this was surely offered as an impossible example, along the lines of, “The only way to prevent jellyfish stings is to drain the ocean,” it’s not an outlandish notion at all. The city of Vancouver set the ambitious goal of shifting 50 percent of trips to walking, biking, and transit by 2020. It’s now clear that target will not be met in 2020. That’s because the city reached its goal this year, four years ahead of schedule. How did they do it? By investing in active transportation infrastructure, including protected bike lanes. These separated facilities make bicycling a safe and enjoyable transportation choice for people of all ages and abilities, not just for the fit and fearless. I can hear the critics now. “Not everyone is going to ride a bike, John,” they’ll say. “Even if you paved the protected bike lanes with gold, some folks will still insist on driving.” This is true. But to quote a recent tweet from Jennifer Keesmaat, Vancouver’s chief planner, “Not everyone will/should cycle. Just like not everyone drives. But for residents who do choose to cycle, it needs to be safe.” Protected bike lanes are safe, as confirmed by multiple studies, including a report published in the American Journal of Public Health that shows a 90 percent reduction in injury risk. They also persuade people to ride. Researchers at Portland State University studied protected bike lanes and found, “A measured increase was observed in ridership on all facilities after the installation of the protected cycling facilities,

Vancouver’s separated bike lanes have significantly increased bike ridership. PHOTO BY PAUL KRUEGER

ranging from +21 percent to +171 percent.” “But,” the critics interject again, “Protected bike lanes and won’t help people who are commuting into Savannah from other communities, John.” This is not true. Let’s return to DeRenne Avenue for an explanation. How does making the DeRenne Avenue corridor safer and friendlier for people who walk and ride bikes impact a healthcare professional who drives from her home in Bloomingdale to her job at a medical office just east of Abercorn Street? Think about what she does at lunchtime when she wants to buy a sandwich from Lucky’s Market. Today, she’ll make that half mile trip in her car. If you’ve tried to cross Abercorn Street at DeRenne Avenue, you’ll understand why she chooses to drive, even to a destination that’s within easy walking distance. Eastbound cars turning right onto Abercorn from DeRenne Avenue never stop moving, even during the brief moment the pedestrian walk signal is activated. Crossing this intersection on foot is not for the faint of heart. If she could safely walk to lunch, the healthcare professional and thousands of other people who live and work in the area, wouldn’t feel compelled to drive for every single trip. This would have a significant

impact on traffic congestion on DeRenne Avenue and Abercorn Street. If we concede the public health, public safety, environmental, and economic benefits of providing active transportation choices are undeniable (hint: they are undeniable), how do we get started? Vancouver officials shifted their thinking about bikes in 2008. Previously viewed as a sport or recreational activity, a newly elected mayor and council reappraised bicycling as a viable transportation option that more citizens would choose if they felt safe. And they were right. Making walking, biking, and using transit more convenient produces desirable results, but unlike automobile centric infrastructure, everyone benefits from active transportation — even people who drive. Unlike Vancouver, here in Savannah we seem to be resistant to setting precise goals. How many more bike lanes, trails, sidewalks, and transit shelters should we add by, say, 2025? How many car trips should we aim to shift to other modes? If we want to make Savannah a place where people can live comfortably without owning a car, which was Vancouver’s intent, we have to hang some numbers on it. After all, we can’t achieve goals we never set. CS


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Children’s Hospital vision perseveres despite setbacks

Willett Children’s Hospital plans cloudy after Memorial Health/Novant partnership collapse BY ORLANDO MONTOYA

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An artist’s rendering of the proposed Willett Children’s Hospital. Will it ever become a reality?

most work and hopefully have that phase completed and then we will move to the second phase which is the second floor and that’s the addition of our pediatric intensive care unit,” Lee says. He describes a “child life theater” as an age-appropriate setting where staff and family can allay kids’ fears and provide coping and fun while the kids go through difficult times. The children’s hospital has gone from two to seven child life specialists in recent years. They’ve also grown their sickle cell and injury prevention programs. They’ve recruited more pediatric specialists and added beds. And they’re planning to get a new ambulance just for kids and babies. “Many people might not realize that last year alone, we delivered multiple sets of quadruplets here at Memorial,” Lee says. “And so often, we need ways to transport those. We will have an opportunity with a larger neonatal ambulance.” In short, the children’s hospital is growing into its own and stands ready to stand alone, if only for that pesky $15 million that vanished this spring. There’s been lots of local giving to support the effort, of course.  A five-year “Kids

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Brown, Lucy and the football when something like this happens. I hope the Willett Children’s Hospital, a great vision for our community, lands standing upright very soon. CS

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AFTER Hurricane Matthew, the collapse of the Novant-Memorial partnership has to be one of Savannah’s biggest stories from 2016. Unnoticed by many, fully understood by no one (including me), it set our community back about $300 million in new health investments. One – and just one – of the many components of this “Daimler-Crysler sized letdown” (see news of 2003), is how the deal-no-deal leaves us waiting for the arrival of a freestanding children’s hospital, something of a Holy Grail for Savannah pediatrics. “For me personally, it was extremely disappointing,” says Bill Lee, Memorial Health’s Senior VP for the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. “For our team members who have for 25 years felt like we needed a standalone children’s hospital, it was very disappointing because we felt like it was a pathway to create that unique space.” The children’s hospital just had broken ground – with shovels turning and photos of big wigs in hard hats – in April when talks between the Chatham County Hospital Authority, Memorial’s board of directors and North Carolina-based Novant Health broke off in May. Angry editorials followed, leaving most of us scratching our heads. “It’s not about finger-pointing,” Lee says, diplomatically. “It’s about bringing a community together. And I think, unfortunately, our Hospital Authority and our board were not aligned on the vision of what made sense for us from a growth perspective.” The partnership would have infused the local children’s hospital with $15 million in capital, part of Novant’s $295 million overall proposed commitment to Memorial. So the children’s hospital immediately went from a spring 2017 grand opening to now, Lee says, a late 2018 opening. “We are looking at other strategic partnerships,” he says. “We’ve not been able to secure the additional $15 million in funding. So, we’re approaching the children’s hospital in a phased approach.The first phase is a “total gut job” of the first floor of the former Rehabilitation Institute, the building closest to the Truman on Memorial’s campus. The old building’s first floor will house a general pediatric unit, a pediatric ER and a “child life theater.” “We’ll begin with that because it’s the

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NEWS & OPINION CITY NOTEBOOK

‘Tis the season for labor organizing

Teamsters return to raise awareness for port truck driver rights BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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WITH THE holiday shopping season in full effect, let’s take a moment to remember how those gifts and goods get to the shelves. It may come as a shock, but it isn’t Santa or his elves who deliver all those toys and clothes and Xboxes to our favorite stores. Those billions of dollars’ worth of imports don’t come by sleigh, either—they arrive by 18-wheelers operated by humans, many of whom earn poverty wages and work 16-hour days without overtime or benefits. Efforts to unionize port truck drivers around the country have been met with resistance from private trucking companies, sometimes with the support of public servants. Last June, local police ran a group of union organizers out of Port Wentworth for handing out leaflets outside of XPO Cartage, a subsidiary of XPO Logistics, the port’s largest trucking company with over 150 contract drivers. Three members of Teamsters Local 728 were charged with impeding traffic in a public roadway, though the incident took place on a dead end street. A video clip captured from one of the officer’s bodycams and made available through the Freedom of Information Act went viral in September, revealing a distinct aversion to the subject matter of the leaflets, which provided information about trucker’s labor rights. Teamster attorney Michael Schoenfeld responded by filing a civil rights case against the City of Port Wentworth Police Department. Both cases were dropped last month, though complaints of coercion and the misclassification of truck drivers against XPO Logistics lodged with the regional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are still pending. Last week, the Teamsters returned to Port Wentworth for the first time since the 14 video was taken. Local 728 Director Ben

Truck driver Richard Ford (l.) handed out leaflets on Broughton Street last week with fellow Teamsters Jerome Irwin (center) and Ben Speight.

“We’re just raising awareness and letting Michael Kors know that the people hauling his freight aren’t being treating fairly.” Speight and activists Jerome Irwin, Kedrix Murray and Richard Ford took up their former spot on the public right-of-way outside the gates of XPO Cartage, legally informing workers of their right to organize. No police showed up, which they took as a good sign that the tide may be turning. “We’re hoping the XPO case will be a catalyst to spur the rest of the truck companies to come on board,” said Speight. “Business interests consider it antithetical to their profit goals, but paying these port drivers a living wage will only create more stability and efficiency in the industry.” The plight of truck drivers stems from their classification as independent contractors by companies that transport cargo in and out of America’s major ports. Unlike other employees associated with port business, truck drivers must pay for their own gas and rig, often spending hours waiting in line for a load without compensation for their time. Deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 decimated the earning potential of the job, earning it the current reputation

as “sweatshops on wheels.” Union organizers have sought justice in the courts, and FedEx Ground paid out a $224 million settlement to drivers deemed “misclassified” by the employer in 2014. Teamsters literature reports the group has helped win more than $35M in back for its members, and several other class action suits, including one against Mississippibased KLLM Transport on Nov. 14 involving drivers at the Port of Los Angeles, remain open. Litigation isn’t the only recourse for addressing labor law violations. Union organizers are enlisting consumers to help pressure trucking companies into upholding regulations. After their trucker leafletting session in Port Wentworth last Wednesday, Speight and his crew drove over to Broughton Street to hand out a different set of flyers in front of Savannah’s Michael Kors shop. In solidarity with port truck drivers in Los Angeles, there have been actions staged across the country at Michael Kors retail stores, where goods are delivered by the luxury brand’s business partner,

Intermodal Bridge Transport. IBT has been accused of wage theft by its contract drivers and is the subject of a landmark NLRB case that has tipped in favor of claims of misclassification. Against a backdrop of mannequins wearing faux fur jackets and holding $300 leather tote bags, the activists attempted to engage passersby about the issue. “This is not a boycott,” assured Irwin, the president of the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council. “We’re just raising awareness and letting Michael Kors know that the people hauling his freight aren’t being treating fairly.” Ford, a 35-year veteran of the trucking industry and a lifelong union man, added, “That’s right, they work too many hours with no benefits, no health care, while one of the handbags they’re hauling costs more than they make in a day.” Michael Kors employees were friendly but had no comment regarding the presence of the organizers. The group spent about an hour handing out leaflets before heading to Statesboro to meet with a group of Georgia Southern bus drivers. Before they left, Speight commented on the grandeur of Broughton’s holiday displays and the seemingly effortless spending of shoppers. “It’s a world away from the Garden City Port,” he said, shaking his head as he watched customers peruse expensive wares through the windows. “People need to know that everything we buy has a hidden cost.” CS


NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER 2016 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Sunday Dec. 11

Homicide Total

48

(21 SOLVED)

Non-fatal Shootings

95

Police seek suspect in Carter Street homicide

Police investigators seek information on a shooting on the 1000 block of Carter Street that claimed the life of Javonte Reed, 19, on Sunday, Dec. 11. At about 6:45 p.m. Metro officers responded to the scene, locating Reed with a gunshot wound. Reed was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died. “Reportedly, Reed was involved in an altercation with an unidentified male when shots were fired, striking Reed,” says Eunicia Baker of the SCMPD Public Affairs Office. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a camouflage jacket. He fled in an unknown direction. The shooting is not believed to be random. .

Emory Drive shooting

Detectives are investigating what they are now calling an accidental shooting that reportedly occurred near Emory Drive and Jan Street, Dec. 10. Metro responded at 2 p.m. after Cedric Jackson, 20, arrived at Memorial University Medical Center seeking care for a gunshot wound. Initial reports said that Jackson was at a park when a black vehicle drove by and shots were fired. Jackson was transported to the hospital in a privately owned vehicle.

Metro seeks suspects in E. Congress Street robbery attempt

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police search for a suspect in an armed robbery attempt and cutting that occurred at a store on the 100 block of East Congress Street just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 8. Metro officers responded to the scene, finding Edward Nixon, 26, injured after being cut with an unknown object. Nixon, a store employee was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Reportedly, the suspect entered the store initiating a transaction. Nixon reportedly, attempted to complete the transaction when the suspect grabbed and cut him. The suspect attempted to grab

He is charged with statutory rape and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Duval Street shooting

Phillip Sadler

money before fleeing. The suspect is a Hispanic or black male with a light complexion, short in stature, with an average build. He has a short Afro haircut with sideburns.

Arrest in Whitefield sexual assault

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Victims Unit arrested a man in connection to the Dec. 4 sexual assault of a female teen that occurred near Whitfield Avenue. Investigators believe Phillip Sadler, 23, became acquainted with the victim through an online site. Sadler was located in the 5500 block of Abercorn Street and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center without incident.

Detectives are investigating a shooting in the 1900 block of Duval Street, Dec. 8. At about 2:59 p.m., Metro responded to the scene for reports of a gun discharge. Reportedly, as a vehicle was traveling along Duval Street near Pennsylvania Avenue, shots rang out from an unknown direction. Detectives believe the shots may have come from a nearby vehicle. Shortly after, Anthony Williams III, 19, arrived at Memorial University Medical Center in a privately owned vehicle seeking care of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Shooting on Skidaway

Police investigate a shooting that injured a woman early morning Dec. 12. Metro responded to Candler Hospital where a victim arrived in a private vehicle seeking care of a gunshot wound after an incident at Victory and Skidaway. “As the victim was leaving a nearby bar traveling north on Skidaway Road, another vehicle pulled next to the victim’s vehicle and opened fire,” police say. Asha Harris, 27, had non-life-threatening injuries.

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What laws apply to crimes committed in space?

What laws do astronauts follow in space? What happens if an astronaut smokes pot, commits murder, or breaks other criminal laws while in space —Fred BACKIN the 70s, advance reports that Skylab’s crew was to be supplied with small rations of wine inspired so much public outrage that NASA instituted a strict ban on in-flight alcohol consumption. If commercial off-earth travel does become routine, eventually human nature will take its course and some serious crime will occur outside of terrestrial jurisdiction. Thus far, though, the field of criminal law hasn’t left our planet’s

atmosphere. It’s not like authorities have been reluctant to export earth-style legal thinking into the cosmos. Barely a year after the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the U.N. established the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and a 1967 treaty set forth a kind of extraterrestrial constitution, establishing that space and the celestial bodies therein are intended for the use and mutual benefit of all humankind and may not become the property of any nation. The 1996 Declaration on International Cooperation reaffirmed that space is the “province of all mankind.” On the other hand, the 1979 Moon Agreement, mandating that lunar resources be shared equally, hasn’t attracted any major signatories—nobody’s eager to sign away the quadrillions of dollars in moon minerals that may await. When all astronauts were either military officers or civilians directly under the authority of a government space agency, none of this mattered much. But then Dennis Tito’s 2001 visit to the International Space Station kicked off the era of space tourism; if private citizens increasingly become spacefarers, complex legal matters will have to get hashed out. Let’s look at a few hypotheticals: • Bob and Alice are aboard a NASA

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spacecraft. Bob eats the last freeze-dried mac-and-cheese meal; Alice cracks his skull with a wrench. Under the principle of territorial jurisdiction, Alice could be tried under U.S. law, because the craft is U.S. government property. For a murder aboard the International Space Station, jointly owned by several nations, jurisdiction would fall to whichever one controlled the segment where the murder occurred. • If Bob and Alice are private citizens on a private spacecraft, things get messier. If the craft is registered in the U.S, then presumably U.S. law would apply, as it does aboard U.S. ships at sea. But if the spacecraft isn’t registered anywhere, a sovereign state might invoke the principle of nationality, which permits an exercise of jurisdiction over its citizens even when they’re abroad. This is the concept under which U.S. nationals are still required to pay the IRS tax on income earned while living abroad, etc. • Let’s say a space-based terrorist cell whose members have renounced all earthly citizenship plot to steer an asteroid into Chicago; to defend itself, the United States could go after them under the protective principle of international law. • If those same terrorists hijack a private spacecraft in orbit, any state might try to justify intervention under the universality

approach, based in the longstanding notion that certain serious crimes—piracy being the oldest example—are such a general scourge that nations have a collective interest in combating them. • Finally a country could attempt to defend its own space-traveling citizens by simply claiming jurisdiction over criminal acts committed against them by any other persons anywhere, under what’s called (somewhat opaquely) the principle of passive personality. These scenarios deal with serious crimes—terrorism, piracy, murder. The same principles could also apply to lesser infractions, though it’s hard to say if anyone would bother enforcing them. And there’s the rub. In space as on earth, law is one thing, enforcement a whole ‘nother. Will a force of space cops be dispatched to the scene of the crime? A criminal court convened in orbit? Will criminals be extradited back to the surface? Stephen Hawking, for one, continues to insist that humanity’s survival will depend on our abandoning the earth. I’m not sold, but if he’s right, no matter how tempting it may be to leave them behind, we’ll have to take at least a few of the lawyers with us. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com


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American gangsters traditionally use euphemisms and nicknames (“Chin,” “The Nose”) to disguise criminal activities, but among details revealed at a November murder trial in Sydney, Australia, was that members of the “Brothers 4 Life” gang might have used “pig latin.” In a phonetapped conversation played in court, one of the men on trial was overheard cunningly telling a henchman that a colleague had been “caught with the un-gay in the arkay.” A helpful witness then took the stand to explain to the jury that the defendant thus knew there was “a gun in the car.” At press time, the trial was still in progress.

Recurring Themes (recent incidents that are not “firsts”)

• An “academic” paper composed entirely of gibberish was accepted for a lecture at the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics in Atlanta last month. Prof. Christoph Bartneck of New Zealand’s University of Canterbury said he began writing (using Apple iOS) by entering “atomic” and “nuclear” into his tablet and “randomly” following whatever “autocomplete” suggestions emerged. (Sample sentence: “The atoms of a better universe will have the right for the same as you are the way we shall have to be a great place...” Conclusion: “Power is not a great place for a good time.”) • Divorcing couples who cannot decide who gets to keep a treasured family home leave the decision to a judge, and in October, a court in Moscow ordered a couple to build a brick wall dividing in two their expensive house in an elite neighborhood. Apparently contractors’ measurements have been taken, and the couple has assumed dominion over their respective areas, even to the extent that a friend of the wife had become “trapped” on the husband’s side and prevented from leaving until she called emergency services. Furthermore, the wife must have a second stairway built, as the existing one is on the husband’s side. • The Micropenis Defense: Jacques Rouschop, 44, went to trial in October in Ottawa, Ontario, denying that he had raped two sex workers—which he said was physically impossible because at the time

that carp are noted for surviving on low he, at 5-foot-6, weighed 400 lbs., had a oxygen and might not have needed the 66-inch waist, and a two-inch-long penis mouth-to-mouth.) (erect), plus a painful hernia. He was not • More Sperm Wars: Most couples who asked to “flash” the jury, but an examining nurse verified the details. (Despite the create embryos to freeze for the future agree that the consent of both is required lack of DNA evidence, video or a rape kit, for actual use. Two former couples are on Rouschop was convicted.) opposite sides of the issue: Actor Sofia Ver• A 23-year-old man in Tampa, Florida, gara’s ex-boyfriend wants their embryo was hanging out with his cousin in Sepbrought to term (but she does not), and tember, and nearby were a gun and a Missouri woman Jalesia McQueen wants bulletproof vest—and the result was predictable. According to police, the first man two she created with then-husband Justin Gadberry brought to term (but he does donned the vest and said he wonnot). In the latter case, an appeals dered whether it “still worked”; court ruled for Gadberry in the cousin picked up the gun November (though the couple and said, “Let’s see.” The already have two children from cousin, Alexandro GaribMOVES frozen embryos). In the Vergara aldi, 24, was charged with case, the ex, Nick Loeb, is trying manslaughter. LIKE for an extraordinary court rul• Judges can issue “mateJAGGER ing based on his “inability to rial witness” warrants to otherwise procreate” (since lock up innocent people two subsequent girlfriends to ensure their trial tesadamantly chose abortions). timony, but rarely do it • Victims in News of the to actual crime victims. In Weird stories have been hit by December 2015, the Hous“flying” animals that should not ton, Texas, district attorney be airborne—even once by a cow obtained such a warrant jail(falling off a cliff) and once by a ing a rape victim (“Jenny”) to horse (that fell from a trailer on a secure her testimony against a highway overpass). On Nov. 17, in serial rapist she could identify, Clarksville, Tennessee, an unasbecause Jenny, exceptionally suming pedestrian along Dover fragile, was hesitant. She finally Road was smacked by a deer that sailed took the stand, and the rapist is into him after it collided with a minivan. now serving multiple life terms, The pedestrian was taken to the hospital but Jenny’s added trauma (especially since police mistakenly placed her into the with broken bones. • The debate over whether animals have jail’s general population instead of a sepa“rights” enforceable by judges took a sharp rate wing) provoked her to file a lawsuit turn upward in November when a judge against the DA, which is still in progress. in Argentina ordered the reluctant MenAnd in November, likely to Jenny’s satisdoza Zoo to release a chimpanzee (Cecifaction, the DA, Devon Anderson, failed lia) to a sanctuary in Brazil because the re-election. • Another animal survives with mouth- zoo had denied her the “right” to animal “essence”—to socialize with other chimps to-mouth: In November, an 18-year-old (since her last two playmates had died man who allegedly tried to steal koi carp more than two years earlier). Mendoza fish from a holding tank (pending their return to a pond at Castle Park in Colches- Zoo was heavily criticized following the death last summer of Arturo, dubbed the ter, England) botched the job, resulting in the deaths of most of them, including some “world’s saddest polar bear,” since he had suffered an even worse fate, with no playof the oldest and most visitor-friendly mates for 22 years. of the species. Park rangers managed • These days, body orifices seem hardly to rescue several, and one ranger even more unusual as storage areas for contragave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to band than one’s shirt pocket, but it was three carp. (A biologist told BBC News

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SAVANNAH’S HOMETOWN hero is back! Okay, so Zach Deputy may claim Savannah, Bluffton, and Hilton Head—he was born in Savannah, currently lives out toward Pooler, grew up in Bluffton and the Hilton Head area—but that’s alright by us. The multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has been putting the Lowcountry on the map for years with his funky, loop pedaldriven, reggae-infused melodies. Deputy’s one-of-a-kind sound is deeply influenced by his diverse heritage. His family is from St. Croix, and Deputy clung to the calypso tapes his grandmother gave him as a child and cherished the music

of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan, and Irish heritage. He calls his own music “islandinfused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul”— there couldn’t be a more apt description. A festival favorite, Deputy’s affable nature and sunshiny tunes light up a room and inspire crowds to dance and sing along. He’ll perform at Southbound this weekend for an evening of music, beer, and souvenir pint glasses. We caught up with Deputy about his latest album, Wash It in the Water, cutting his teeth in the Savannah scene, and keeping wary during stalker season. Wash It in the Water came out in September. How do you feel about it now that it’s been in the public eye for a little while?

I’m kind of a set-it-and-forget-it guy. Soon as I make a piece of art, I’ve already begun thinking of other pieces of art. I’d like to go back and get slapped in the face by it again. It’s fun to do, to forget and come back. I still love it, though. How did the songs come together for this album? That album just happened organically. I recorded over a couple days in Bluffton and I drew some old songs I recorded back in 2013 at my house and kind of like, here’s another piece of art. And it kind of works. It’s more of a hip-hop album, definitely different, but I feel like all the music works good together.

How did you start playing live? I started playing music out professionally when I was 16. I won a competition in high school jazz band and got a couple of these really corny concerts. People saw me there and wanted me to join bands. I started to join bands and grew weary of doing other people’s music and other music in general. I wanted to do my own thing, so I started looping on the side and the looping thing took off. Do you remember the first show you played with the loop station? It was at the Mellow Mushroom in Savannah downtown. Then they eventually fired me! I’m still trying to figure out new ideas

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with it. It’s this big gamble, weird business. You’re going to but this piece of gear—it might make it cooler, it’s an investment. I’m always playing my butt off to try to make another gamble of what to buy and what to play with.

With a warm soul and a loop pedal, Zach Deputy lights up the stage. PHOTO BY JOAQUIN ANICO

Were there local musicians who inspired you when you were young? Totally! There were so many great musicians when I was young in the Hilton Head and Savannah area. I remember the first time I played in a bar onstage with Eric Moore. He’s the man! I got to hang out with him when I was a little kid. Those guys were all nice, all the older people took me under their wing and were very nice to me, very encouraging. It really helps to grow up with such great players to inspire you and egg you on. Gotta ask: your song about an encounter with a stalker, “Edna,” from the new album. True story? True story! Do you have a stalker problem?

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It comes in waves. This is what’s going on these couple months, then it’s peaceful again. Then it gets weird. When it’s colder outside it’s not as bad. People don’t like being cold! But when the weather’s nice, the crazies are out. Just an observation: around springtime is when stalkers are in full season.

You’ve been touring relentlessly. Do you ever get burnt out?

I have my days where I say, ‘I’m done! No more!’ But for the most part, I love it. I just gotta work really hard to keep improving the living conditions so you always stay excited about continuing on tour. There’s a lot bigger difference between now and There’s a good amount of rapping five years ago. I couldn’t live the way I did, on the new album. What was it like touring and sleeping on couches and in the exploring that? back of the van. I need a bed and a hotel every night. I gotta have sleep! The trick I mean, my first album I never released was is for gain and success to be equal or more pretty much all hip-hop. So for me, I was than your age requires you to have proper just reliving, and anybody who’s seen me living conditions. As I’m aging and I get live knows I love hip-hop. I do hip-hop, but older—hopefully I’m keeping it up ‘til I’m I don’t identify with rap culture. Most of 80 in diapers and then I’ll just have ladies my albums haven’t had rap on it musically. feed me grapes and hope I’ll have sold 20 For me, it’s just doing things that I love. It million copies. CS throws some people for a loop, especially ZACH DEPUTY, BEN LEWIS & THE more of the record fans and the live fans. What’s the difference in Live Show You and Album You?

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Savannah’s favorite summer series is back for December BY ANNA CHANDLER

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DEC 14-20, 2016

THE LUCAS Theatre for the Arts On Stage Cabaret has become a summer tradition. Lucky for Savannahians and visiting music lovers, everyone’s favorite intimate concert flies home for winter. This year, a cast of local musicians is ready to kick out the jams with their most high-energy holiday show yet: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Cabaret. “This is our fourth one,” Erin Muller, Lucas Theatre Managing Director, counts off. “We only do them during the summer, then we bring it back for Christmas.” On Stage Cabaret was born out of a desire to show off the Lucas’s historic beauty and offer audiences a different kind of musical experience in the dog days of summer. The theatre is a 1,200 capacity venue, but instead of sitting in plush rows of seats, attendees get comfortable right on the stage. Performers perform on the edge of the stage, with the Lucas itself acting as a gorgeous backdrop. “I think it’s just a different way to see the theatre,” says Muller. “It’s a different use of the Lucas that you don’t get with other performances. We have 150 seats at the Cabaret—it swaps everything on its head!” Some of the Lucas’s favorite performers, including Natasha Drena, Trae Gurley, and Cecilia Arango will take the stage to share holiday tunes with some vintage glitz. “It’s 1940s-‘60s music,” Drena shares excitedly. “We’ve got Jody Espina on sax, Ian Spence on electric guitar, Richie Adams on drums, Mark Chesnow on bass, Kim Steiner on piano. It’s our first Christmas show with a full band.” And the band is ready to rock. Fans can look forward to hearing festive tunes in the style of rock, R&B, and pop artists of 22 the past, including The Drifters’ version

On Stage Cabaret offers attendees the unique opportunity to sit in the limelight with the performers. PHOTO BY JON WAITS | @JWAITSPHOTO

of “White Christmas,” several Elvis tunes, “Jingle Bell Rock,” and, naturally, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” “We hope by adding bass, electric guitar, and a little more brass we can get that rock ‘n’ roll vibe and do a little less traditional Christmas that’s still fun,” offers Muller. Gurley enthusiastically agrees. “It’s great for everybody as a band,” he says. “It gave Natasha the ability to pick more upbeat songs that are hard to do if you don’t have a band. It’s going to sound a little different with that electric guitar and Jody Espina wailing back there!” “Yes, there are some awesome sax solos!” Drena confirms. Drena also advises that, if you’re not particularly into religious holiday music, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Cabaret offers something for everyone. “We make sure we don’t do a lot of religious songs,” she explains. “If you feel uncomfortable going into a church, this is a good way to celebrate the season for everybody. We include songs from other denominations also.” The cabaret crew plans to announce their 2017 summer season lineup at Thursday night’s performance. “We’ll definitely have a nine-show season again,” says Drena. “We’re always so surprised at how quickly people start buying their tickets.” “I think what really sets us apart is our interaction with the audience,” Gurley

A previous On Stage Christmas cabaret. PHOTO BY JON WAITS | @JWAITSPHOTO

offers. “We’re not on stage, far away and reaching. It’s easy for them to walk right up in sit in our laps!” (Savannah socialites The Mint Julep Queens may have done just that, and distributed tiaras to performers, at a prior cabaret). “We’re going into our fifth summer, and we’re so thankful for the people who come out, buy tickets, and support us,” says Drena. “We never really thought we’d get this far, and we’re mapping out the next five years and hoping to be around for a really long time.” “And,” Gurley adds in reference to the proposed cuts to art and social services

funding in the City of Savannah 2017 budget, “with what’s been going on in the city with arts funding, this is the reason why it’s important to have things like this. So people can come out and support the arts. We are still alive, and the arts community needs money to function. These are the things that make you feel good when bad things are happening. Keep supporting them.” CS

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Get gussied up for a gala! Donning your finest frock for a good cause can (understandably) cost a pretty penny, but Tybee Post Theater’s big fundraiser offers tiered ticket pricing so everyone can get in on the fun. George Gee Swing Orchestra will make it an evening to remember with big band swing and ‘40s swankiness. Gee and his bandmates have a knack for performing diverse musical selections with show-stopping flair—listen for rock, soul, and even a little roadhouse boogie. The esteemed Gee is a New York staple, making weekly appearances at the world-famous Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and leading the house band at Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club every Tuesday for almost 20 years. Before the dancin’ begins, VIP ticketholders can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and a dazzling holiday ambience under the big tent outside. Make sure to get a sip of the Post’s special hot mulled gluhwein, sure to put a little warm shimmy in your step. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, GALA BEGINS AT 7 P.M., CONCERT BEGINS AT 8 P.M., $25 FOR CONCERT TICKETS ONLY, $50 FOR CONCERT AND PRE-SHOW GALA, $30 FOR PREMIUM FRONT-OF-THE-HOUSE SEATS

A variety of local musicians have joined together to give back to their community this holiday season. On Friday, funk/reggae rock band XuluProphet, Lowcountry Oscillations DJs, Colonial FX and dance/hoop troupe The Stardust Pixxies will all perform while collecting items to be distributed to children in need. Wintertime poverty affects an overwhelming number of Savannahians and youth. XuluProphet invites attendees to bring one toy, a child-size cold weather item, or $5 donation to the event. All items will be collected and distributed to children in need by Loop It Up Savannah and partnering organizations. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 9 P.M., NO ENTRY FEE (BRING ITEMS TO DONATE), 21+

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The Coastal Empire holiday tradition is back: it’s time for Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’s annual Holiday Pops concert! Featuring musical favorites that span the ages, attendees can look forward to traditional carols, sing-a-longs, classics, and more. Conductor Peter Shannon encourages families to make memories at the annual event, spend the day exploring downtown Savannah’s local shops and restaurants, and head to the Civic Center to join the Philharmonic in song. The Orchestra has invited some very special guests: at the family matinee, the Savannah Children’s Choir will raise their voices, while American Traditions Vocal Competition 2016 Gold Medalist Michael Maliakel will perform at the 7:30 concert. SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 3 P.M. MATINEE, $10, 7:30 P.M., $16-75, 24 ALL-AGES

Have you heard? There’s a new all-ages space in town. That’s right: Savannah’s favorite emporium for used art supplies and other creative pursuits has snapped up the space next door and will be turning it into a workshop, gallery, and show space. The first official show that’ll happen in the space is a varied Coastal Rock Productions bill. Solomon’s Ghost has made their mark in their hometown of Statesboro with a blend of extreme metal, prog, and melodic guitar riffs. Awaken The Dawn, the Savannah-based metal/deathcore band, has been on hiatus for almost a year; their Space Station show welcomes the band back with a new lineup. Rounding out the bill is Savannah’s Amor Exitium, specializing in emo and melodic hardcore. Stay tuned for more info on what The Space Station has to offer in 2017. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7:30 P.M., $6, ALL-AGES

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WEDNESDAY 12.14 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 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. Cocktail Co. VuDu Cocktail Acoustic Open Mic Night, 7 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 CC Witt 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. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra White Rabbit Wobble Wednesdays w/ CLVLND Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Acoustic Happy Hour, 6 p.m., Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia, 8:45 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.

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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 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Barrelhouse South Comedy Night feat. Dave Stone, 7 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy

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24e Home for the Holidays, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Strangetowne, Andrew Duhon, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Georgia Kyle, 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 Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m.

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Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Duo The Jinx Continental, COEDS, Brandon Nelson McCoy, 10 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rocks on the Roof Eric Britt The Shrimp Factory Rachael Shaner Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Claire Frazier, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Acoustic Happy Hour, 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. 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.

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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

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7 p.m. House of Mata Hari The Downtown Delilahs: Private Show, 10 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

FRIDAY 12.16 LIVE MUSIC

American Legion, Post 135 Homegrown Holiday Hoedown, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Georgia Flood, Brendan Roberts, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Solis Duo, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Ben Keiser Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Jahman Brahman, 10:30 p.m. Doc’s Bar Crazy Chester, 9:30 p.m. Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman, 6:30 p.m. The Funky Brunch Cafe Bottles & Cans Jazz’d Tapas Bar City Hotel The Jinx Savannah Sweet Tease presents Beauty and The Beat, 10 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Georgia Kyle Rocks on the Roof The Versatile Band

Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Clear Daze, 8 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Starlandia Creative Supply Solomon’s Ghost, Awaken the Dawn, Amor Exitium, 7:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tybee Post Theater Holiday Gala, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Claire Frazier The Warehouse Brett Barnard Wild Wing Cafe @Sundown, Bill Hodgson, Ear Candy, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Ugly Sweater Party w/ the Chuck Courtenay Band, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Warm Coats & Smiles Pajama Party w/ Lowcountry Oscillations Dance Party, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s 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.

COMEDY

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

DJ

Club 309 West DJ Zay Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ D-Frost 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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show House of Mata Hari The Downtown Delilahs: Private Show, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 12.17 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Charlie Fog Band, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Double Run Band, 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. Doc’s Bar Willie Jackson, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Funkadelic Cover Band with Rodney Smith Foxy Loxy Cafe Fire and Wine w/ the


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Ditrani Brothers, 7 p.m. The Funky Brunch Cafe Tony Brown Band Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Train Wrecks The Jinx Savannah Sweet Tease presents Beauty and The Beat, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Esteban’s Hat Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. Mars Theatre California Guitar Trio, 8 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rocks on the Roof Magic Rocks Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Brent Collins, Holden Taylor, 8 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Luke Landers Southbound Brewing Company Zach Deputy, Ben Lewis & The Kind Dub, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Claire Frazier The Warehouse High Velocity Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, Mighty Midi Band, Bill Hodgson, Matt Parker and the Deacons, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Gary Byrd Duo, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Acoustic Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Cocktail Co. Monday Night Live, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Acoustic Happy Hour, 6 p.m., Open Mic, 8 p.m.

DJ

COMEDY

TRIVIA & GAMES

DJ

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

KARAOKE

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Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m.

A FAMILY FESTIVAL

Adams Bluegrass, LLC Present:

SHERRY BOYD, MC

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. House of Mata Hari The Downtown Delilahs: Private Show, 9 & 11 p.m. The Wormhole Crazy Christmas Circus and Clown Cabaret Fetish Party, 9 p.m.

Sound by BLUE RIDGE SOUND NO VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDING

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BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL In the CONVENTION CENTER

75 N. Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA -31527

GEORGIA’S JEWEL

RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE “8-Time- IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year”

DECEMBER 29, 30 & 31, 2016

THE GIBSON BROTHERS THE PRIMITIVE QUARTET THE GARY WALDREP BAND“2012-2013 - IBMA-Entertainer of the Year” (Friday, 30th) (Friday, 30th) (Thursday, 29th)

THE LITTLE ROY & LIZZY SHOW

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 Eric Britt The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Georgia Kyle The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, 12:30 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Tybee City Limits, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky and Barry, Liquid Ginger, 1 p.m.

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 12.19 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m.

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER (Friday, 30th)

(Saturday, 31st)

SUNDAY 12.18 LIVE MUSIC

THE SELDOM SCENE (Thursday, 29th)

(Saturday, 31st)

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

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. Foxy Loxy Cafe City Hotel Solo Sessions, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Georgia Kyle The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Greg Williams, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.

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

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.

TUESDAY 12.20

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

MARTY RAYBON & FULL CIRCLE (Thursday, 29th)

THE INSPIRATIONS (Saturday, 31st)

DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE

GOLDWING EXPRESS “Celebrating 25 Years”

(Friday, 30th)

(Friday, 30th)

“OLD FRIENDS”

(LAWSON & WILLIAMS)

(Friday, 30th)

THE FARM HANDS

(Saturday, 31st)

JUNIOR SISK & RAMBLERS CHOICE (Thurday, 29th)

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Villas by the Sea 1175 N. Beachview Drive (912) 635-2521 or 1-800-841-6262 THE WESTIN (Next to the Convention Center) 110 Ocean Way (912) 635-4545 $129.00 - $149.00

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(912) 635-2211 1-888-HOLIDAY

THE MALPASS BROTHERS (Saturday, 31st)

Security Guards On Duty NO Alcoholic Beverages, Smoking or Pets Allowed in Concert Area – Strictly Enforced – WE RESERVETHE RIGHTTO REFUSE ADMISSIONTO ANYONE

THE MORON BROTHERS (Saturday, 31st)

KARL SHIFLETT & BIG COUNTRY SHOW (Saturday, 31st)

SHOWTIMES: RESERVED: GEN. ADMISSION: THURSDAY, 12 Noon – 11 PM .................... Adult $45.00 ................. Adult $40.00 FRIDAY, 12 Noon - 11:30 PM ..................... Adult $45.00 ................. Adult $40.00 SATURDAY, 12 Noon – 12 Midnight ......... Adult $45.00 ................ Adult $40.00 3 Day Ticket – (Adult)................................ Adult $95.00................. Adult $90.00 3 Day Ticket – (Children 7 - 15) ............................$50.00........................... $45.00 1 Day Ticket – (Children 7 - 15) ............................$25.00.......................... $20.00 Children 6 and Under ................................................................FREE with Parent

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TRINITY RIVER BAND (Thursday, 29th)

All RV Vehicles Permitted to Park FREE Wednesday PM through Sunday AM at Summer Waves Parking Lot located at 210 South Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 31527 AllVehicles - Toll Fee Charged to Enter Island

FLATT LONESOME

(Friday, 30th)

PHILLIP STEINMETZ & HIS SUNNY TENNESSEANS (Grandpa Jones’ Great-Nephew) (Thursday, 29th)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER DURING FESTIVAL

DEC 14-20, 2016

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Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Acoustic Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

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DJ

Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.

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

24e 24 E. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown 912-233-2274 www.24estyle.com/

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

American Legion, Post 135 1108 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown 912-233-9277 www.alpost135.com/

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

Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) 1 Resort Dr. Savannah-Downtown Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com

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

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

Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. Rincon

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

Club 309 West 309 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside

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

Club One 1 Jefferson St. Savannah-Downtown

912-236-6655

912-233-6411 bayousavannah.com

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

912-232-1005

912-236-1901 club309west.com

912-232-0200 clubone-online.com

Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. Savannah-Eastside 912-352-2933 coachs.net

Cocktail Co. 10 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown

912-236-6144 savannahcocktailco.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

Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Midtown

Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown

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

Doc’s Bar 10 16th Street Tybee Island

912-721-5002 mansiononforsythpark.com

912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com

912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com

912-295-2536

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 912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com

Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill 912-459-4160 fiaruairishpub.com

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

912-786-5506

mon-fri 8am-7pm

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COMEDY

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

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912-201-2085 aquastarrestaurant.com

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Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 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, 7:30-10 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game, 9 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.

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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Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown

Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler

912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com

912-988-1052

The Funky Brunch Cafe 304 E. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside 912-966-5790

House of Mata Hari 306 W. Factor’s Walk Savannah-Downtown The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island

912-944-6302

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

912-721-4800 ruthschris.com

912-495-0705 mellowmushroom.com

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

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

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. Pooler

912-236-7777 www.jazzdsavannah.com

The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown

912-348-3200 macphersonspub.com

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

912-236-2281

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

912-232-4286 www.plantersinnsavannah.com

912-756-6997

Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown

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

912-232-5778

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

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

Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Downtown

912-238-5158 mansiononforsythpark.com

Mars Theatre 109 S. Laurel Street Springfield

912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com

River House 125 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown

912-234-1900 liveoakstore.com/riverhouse

912-754-1118 www.marstheatre.com

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

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. Savannah-Downtown

912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com

912-897-6137

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

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

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

912-721-3901 bohemianhotelsavannah.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-8304

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 912-232-4447 sentientbean.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

Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horn Tybee Island

912-633-1099 www.tybeeposttheater.org

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

The Warehouse 18 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown

912-234-6003 thewarehousebarandgrille.com

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 1 Resort Drive Savannah-Downtown

The Shrimp Factory 313 East River Street Savannah-Downtown

912-201-2000 www.westinsavannah.com/

912-236-4229 www.theshrimpfactory.com

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

Southbound Brewing Company 107 East Lathrop Ave. Savannah-Westside Starlandia Creative Supply 2438 Bull Street Savannah-Midtown

912-233-5650 wetwillies.com

White Rabbit 307 W. River Street Savannah-Downtown Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. Savannah-Downtown

Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. Savannah-Southside

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. Pooler

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

World of Beer 112 W. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown

(912) 417-4561 starlandiasupply.com

912-234-6628

912-921-2269

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

912-790-9464 wildwingcafe.com

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912-443-1515 worldofbeer.com

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

TOTALLY AWESOME BAR Savannah’s Only 8 0’s & 90’s Themed Bar! Daily Happy Hour 5-8pm 6 Pool Tables! Arcade Games! Pinball! Skeeball! weird wednesdays open mic comedy 9-11pm 107 B Whitaker St • 912.495.5945

DEC 14-20, 2016

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CULTURE VISUAL ARTS

Everything is illuminated 3D light installation takes public art beyond murals and monuments BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

jll@connectsavannah.com

DEC 14-20, 2016

ILLUMINATED FRONT yards and flashing storefronts are ubiquitous this season, but one light show is outshining even the most extreme holiday display. “Intersection” wasn’t conceived as yuletide-themed, but it’s a gift nonetheless. The third installation of Judge Realty Public Art Projects debuted last Thursday in a flood of moving patterns and colors, imbued with the intention of sparking conversation and community. The vivid spectacle is free and visible to passersby and anyone touring the city for nighttime splendor every evening from 7-9 p.m. through December 28. Artist Will Penny created the dynamic kaleidoscope by feeding original abstract designs and 3D animation through three projectors mounted to the front of the building, casting the façade of 347 Abercorn Street in an electric glow. The after dark display includes one of Penny’s sculpted wall panels mounted inside the large window, and the looped sequences will update to offer a new amalgam every few days, reflecting what the artist calls “an evolution of the aesthetic.” “It’s a merger of the notion of public art and my own interest in trying to manipulate or translate space into a different kind of experience. The three-dimensional forms moving on the architecture interact with the other organic elements on the street,” says Penny. “Basically, we’re using the building as one long canvas.” The psychedelic demo does more than just spotlight the architectonics. Thursday’s block party benefitted #art912, the Telfair Museums initiative to raise the profile of Savannah’s arts community—an effort more necessary than ever in the face of devastating city budget cuts. Cheers and toasts abounded as “Intersection” lit up the night, Penny’s work enriched for the evening with live art action from other local luminaries Eliza30 beth Winnel, Britt Spencer and Matt King.

The premiere of Will Penny’s “Intersection” included street art powered by looped feeds. PHOTOS BY PARKER STEWART

For Penny, the piece represents the junction of the simulated and the real, the abstract and the material, the larger universe and Savannah itself. “It’s site-specific in many regards,” he muses of the animated architecture. “It wouldn’t exist anywhere else, that’s for sure.” Penny isn’t the first to utilize the exterior of Lori Judge’s real estate business as a canvas for public art. In 2012, the outside of the building hosted a flowery transom constructed out of recycled plastic bags by artist Katherine Sandoz. That was followed by last year’s “Mossterpiece” by Jamie Bourgeois, who affixed live moss in the shape of fern leaves to the façade. Like both of those projects, “Intersection” is a temporary installation per the City of Savannah’s mural ordinance, overseen by the Historic Sites and Monument Commission. But Penny’s employment of light, animation and projection is a departure from the traditional format of public art—as least in Savannah. “We really wanted to push the envelope this time,” explains Judge of hosting another installation. “We wanted to challenge the notion that public art is just murals and monuments. Not that there’s anything wrong with murals—they’re great!—but there’s more value in the structural value of the architecture in what could be.” An avid proponent and patron of the

(L to R:) Lori Judge, Susan Laney, Will Penny and Elizabeth Winnel celebrated their collaborative efforts to expand the notion of what public art can mean in Savannah.

local arts community, Judge recently established a permanent collection of paintings and sculpture based on the crossroads of energy, economy and the environment. Her travels have exposed to her myriad manifestations of outdoor possibilities, from Miami’s Wynwood Walls to Kurt Perschke’s Red Ball Project that has appeared in 25 cities around the world, and she advocates strongly that public art benefits

communities and commercial prosperity. She has long held a vision of turning her 1870s-era office into a revolving platform for all types of media, a wish granted recently with the help of Erin Wessling of W Projects, Judge’s longtime partner in artful mischief. After several presentations to the HSMC as well as to the Historic Review Board, last month Wessling was able to secure the Judge Realty as a permanent site for


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The event served as a fundraiser for Telfair Museums’ #art912 local arts initiative.

temporary public art. “This is a historic building that’s being used as a canvas and a pedestal, and we had to ensure that we wouldn’t damage the material or alter the architecture,” explains Wessling, who began lobbying for approval last March. “Now that we’re over that hurdle, we’d like to host something twice a year, but definitely annually.” In order to meet the criteria and concerns of the board and commission members, Cody Tharpe of Tharpe Engineering and Paul Miller of Evans General Contractors fabricated a series of invisible aluminum sleeves set into the building near the roofline. The super strong mounting system can support various types of anchors and be capped while not in use. “The key was creating a matrix that allows for a lot of artistic possibilities,” says Wessling, who received additional input on installation options from curator Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary Fine Art. “The idea is that we can give artists the guidelines—here’s the weight bearing limit, here are the dimensions—and have them come up with something spectacular.” For “Intersection,” Penny fastened his projectors inside weatherproof trusses

The block lights up every evening from 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 28.

that he designed and built himself. Mounted from the supporting structures, they revamp the surrounding streetscape with movement and light, transforming a part of Savannah into something never seen before—and after Dec. 28, never seen again. It’s a notion that had Thursday night’s revelers radiating with an awe that’s bound to carry throughout the month—and if Judge has her way, indefinitely. Now that a precedent has been set for public art beyond murals and monuments in the city, the potential playing field for artists is wide open. “The next step would be that the City of Savannah itself would commission pieces,” posits Judge, who suggests a plan that would require developers to fund art with every new contract. Until then, at least one dream has been realized with the designation of the permanent site on Abercorn. “I’m excited to see Will’s transformation of the building and what future artists will do,” says Judge. “There’s nothing in the way of public art in Savannah.” CS

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FACE TO FACE: AMERICAN PORTRAITS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. FIBER GUILD OF SAVANNAH — Spinning, weaving, dyeing, quilting, knitting, basketry, rug making, paper manipulation, needle felting, and crocheting are just some of the crafts its members explore. Through Dec. 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn 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. The installation takes the shape of a ship’s hull - 75 feet long, 8 feet high, built in sections with access gaps to enable visitors to walk through the inside of the hull. Free garden admission to view the installation. Through Jan. 14. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr Blvd. GRAND DIVERTISSEMENT À VERSAILLES: VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS BY BILL CUNNINGHAM — This exhibition features exclusive images from the 1973 fashion show known as the Battle of Versailles. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. GUESTS, STRANGERS AND INTERLOPERS — Subodh Gupta’s work engages with otherness and ambiguous identities through the evocative use of found materials and objects. It invites the viewer to consider their subjective responses to self and others. Through Jan. 15. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. HOLIDAY EMPLOYEE GROUP SHOW — Not only do they serve you coffee with a smile, but the employees behind the veil have major talent to showcase. Through Jan. 2. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. I HAVE MARKS TO MAKE — One of Telfair’s longest running community programs, 22 years strong, I Have Marks to Make showcases the therapeutic power of artmaking. The exhibition features artwork by individuals of all ages with disabilities or in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Through Jan. 1. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. IF WE MUST DIE... — The installation showcases two unique sculptural works by the Jamaican-born artist — the “of 72 project” and selections from “Invisible Presence:

Works by members of the Fiber Guild of Savannah are on display at the JEA through the end of the month.

Bling Memories” — installed together for the first time. Ebony Patterson is acclaimed for her ability to ascribe meaning to adornment. Through Jan. 1. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. INTERSECTION — Will Penny will use manipulated light and motion graphics on the prominent facade of 347 Abercorn St. to reflect a theme of environment, economy and energy. Through Dec. 28. Judge Realty, 347 Abercorn St. MIND’S EYE — Mind’s Eye by Cara Griffin is an exploration of the interplay between one’s internal perception and external projection of reality. This body of work uses rudimentary geometry, intentional space, and loosely applied paint strokes to imitate portraiture. The paintings ultimately represent the inherent tension in the search to shape that which is (un) familiar. Through Jan. 9, 2017. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. MIXED GREENS, FARMER’S ALMANAC — Through Dec. 31. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. 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? Through Dec. 18. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. OBJECTIFIED: STILL LIFES FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION — Objectified considers the traditional genre of still life as represented in the works of Telfair Museums’ permanent collection. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. REACH:TREES — Whether the tree is wooden, organizational or mathematical, the

small works in this show by local Savannah artists will show a wide breadth of style, applications and narrative. Through Dec. 23. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St. ROBERT MORAN ISLEY — Robert Moran Isley is best known for his out-doors (pleinair) pieces, but all his paintings display a similar loose brushstroke and an exquisite understanding of light and composition. Through Dec. 31. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. SMALL WORKS — Small Works is an annual juried exhibition of artwork by SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff. All works are for sale and measure 18 inches or less in all dimensions. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. THROUGH LAW’S EYES: SELECT WORKS FROM THE W.W. LAW ART COLLECTION — The collection represents the life work of W. W. Law and includes photographs, papers, books, art, music, and artifacts. Through Jan. 1, 2017. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. TINY TREASURES — Presented by the Coastal Bead Society. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. THE TSARS’ CABINET: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF RUSSIAN DECORATIVE ARTS UNDER THE ROMANOVS — Spanning 200 years of Russian history—from Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century—these objects, used both publicly and privately by the Romanovs, rise above functionality into the realm of art through ornate stylistic expression, exemplary craft, and thematic explorations of nationalism and militarism. Through Jan. 6, 2017. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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The Hostess City welcomes the Windy City

Restaurateur says he offers Savannah’s only true Chicago Deep Dish Pies BY MARIA WHITEWAY

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Each 10-inch round pie is 2 ½ inches deep, layered first with house made dough, then 2.5 pounds of mozzarella, followed by fresh toppings and finished off with scratch-made tomato sauce. Because Pickens’ pizza dough takes 48 hours to rise, customers must preorder pies a few days in advance for dine-in or take and bake.

Windy City Savannah-Robert Pickens, a Chicago transplant, owns Windy City Savannah, serving what he calls Savannah’s first Deep Dish Pizza

pizza. I thought, ‘How can I make my own pie the way I remember it when I was a kid?’ ” Pickens aimed to make his version of pizza bigger and deeper than those found

in Chicago. “I wanted to make a pie that is different from anything you have ever tasted.” So what makes Pickens’ Deep Dish Pies so extraordinary? Each 10-inch round pie

is 2 ½ inches deep, layered first with house made dough, then 2.5 pounds of mozzarella, followed by fresh toppings and finished off with scratch-made tomato sauce. While Chicago Deep Dishes are typically made with butter crust, Pickens chose his own unique recipe that is crispy and airy without the extra grease and fat. Because Pickens’ dough takes 48 hours to rise, customers must pre-order a few days in advance for dine-in or take ‘n’ bake. Pickens utilizes Facebook as a way for patrons to place orders. Customers must first “friend” Windy City Savannah and

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PIZZA IS the quintessential food that comes in a myriad of shapes, sizes and flavor combinations. No matter what your preferences, pizza can be made the way you like it. We’ve eaten greasy drunk pizza, chain pizza, New York style pizza, brick-oven pizza and frozen pizza. We all know the intangible difference between good pizza and bad pizza; but more than anything, we all know when we’ve tasted GREAT pizza. Chicago transplant Robert Pickens came to Savannah about five years ago and immediately detected a deficit in the food scene. “When I got here, I noticed there was no Chicago food and Deep Dish pizza was nonexistent,” Pickens says. Pickens immediately found his niche in Savannah and dedicated the last four years to perfecting his epic Deep Dish Pizza Pie. As of March 2016, Pickens became the owner, chef, and delivery boy of Windy City Savannah, discreetly located inside Barrelhouse South on West Congress Street. Pickens explains that the reason why so many people may not know about his pizza is that he’s “kept it underground.” He likes that people stumble on it through word of mouth. Prior to his move to Savannah, Pickens was an admission and financial aide advisor for a local college in Chicago. While he does not have a formal culinary background, he comes from a Lithuanian family that enjoys cooking and he has a true passion for disseminating Chicagoan food to Savannahians. Shortly after his military brother had been involved in combat and had experienced the horrors of war while deployed, Pickens chose to move to Savannah on his journey of “self reflection.” His original intent was to buy a food truck, which was “impossible to do at that time.” In the meantime, Pickens developed his Deep Dish Pizza Pie. The irony is that this is not a family recipe passed down from generation to generation. In fact, when he goes home, Pickens’ mother asks him to make his Deep Dish pizza for her. “Honestly, the recipe was a lot of screwing around in the kitchen, involving a lot of trial and error. I made a lot of explicit pizzas, but my goal was to not make an Uno’s

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While Chicago Deep Dishes are typically made with butter crust, Pickens chose his own unique recipe that is crispy and airy without the extra grease and fat. then message or email Pickens with the date of pickup, round size and toppings. If patrons choose the take ‘n’ bake route, Pickens will send them home with the pie in a springform pan and instructions. While Deep Dish pizzas are conventionally made in cast iron skillets, Pickens found it was easier for customers to remove the pizza from springform pans, classically used for cheesecakes. While he doesn’t always get his springform pans back, Pickens counts it as joy that he is able to share his food with the people of Savannah. Whether you choose to dine-in or take and bake, Pickens will tag your name with a picture of your pizza on Facebook that says something along the lines of, “Your 8 inch round supreme Chicago-style deep dish is prepped and headed to the oven”. If you choose to dine-in, Pickens will serve your pizza pie piping hot from the small rectangular window in the back of the Barrelhouse bar. While Pickens has made some unconventional adaptations to the classic Chicago Deep Dish, there are two things he refuses to compromise on. First, he will not allow customers to take a baked pie home; they must eat it on site. “The crust is supposed to be a certain way and there is a lot of room for error when they are driving home,” he says. Pickens wants his pizza eaten fresh out of the oven. Secondly, “I refuse to do slices, as my pies are too thick. When you cut into my pies, the cheese runs like lava.” His answer to patrons wanting just a slice of his pizza is 6-inch round personal pan pies. The good news is, those are available any time Windy City’s doors are open and do not need to be pre-ordered. Pickens is big on maintaining the high standards of his food. He brags that he has made everything on the pizza. If you order sausage, you can be assured he made the sausage. He also guarantees that the pizza dough was prepared with your pizza in mind. My husband and I chose the dine-in option and were served the Supreme 10-inch round. Sure enough, I received my Facebook notification that my pizza was going into the oven. When we got there we were served a pie like one I have never seen before. It had a thick and golden exterior with a deep red top layer. When Pickens cut into it, we

could clearly see the layers that made this pizza so distinct. First, the tender crust tasted like freshly baked bread and was able to withstand several pounds of cheese, toppings and sauce, without becoming soggy. There was a balanced ratio of crust to toppings, which seemed like a feat in itself. The 2.5 pounds of mozzarella tasted fresh and sumptuous. The amount of gooey melted cheese in this pie is what pizza lovers dream about. Freshly cut peppers, pepperoni, onion and mushrooms were layered on top of the cheese, adding a garden-fresh zest. This was all topped with Pickens’ homemade chunky tomato sauce that takes 3 ½ hours to prepare. This sauce was thick, rather than thin and runny, and seemed to float on the clouds of mozzarella. This is the type of pizza where you can truly taste all the ingredients as separately as you see them in the pie, but come together in harmony with each bite. While Chicago Deep Dish Pizza is the main attraction, Pickens serves a variety of other Chicago specialties like Italian Beef sandwiches, Pizza Puffs and Chicago Dogs (just don’t ask for ketchup, as this is a huge no-no in Chicago). As far as his food truck is concerned, Pickens says it is “a work in progress.” Pickens participated in Savannah Food Truck Festival in October, but not without a few setbacks. “When we got there everything went wrong all at once.” Even though Pickens had to start a few hours late, his tenacity allowed him to work out the kinks, laugh it off and recover. “It was my initiation.” While he did not serve Deep Dish pizza, the event was ultimately a success and people enjoyed his other Chicago classics. His main goal now is to figure out how to make personal Deep Dish pizzas on the truck. Pickens is at a turning point. He has chosen to leave his day job to focus solely on Windy City Savannah. This difficult decision did not come without deliberation. Pickens has found it difficult to work a full-time job and then open Windy City on weeknights and weekends, often staying until 5 a.m. Pickens aims to have Windy City open daily, as well as his truck operational by February 2017. Check out the menu at windycitysavannah.com/ CS Windy City is at 125 W. Congress St.


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BUYING holiday beer for your craft beer loving friend or family member can be tough. Sure you can go grab a mixed sixpack and call it a day, but many beer drinkers like to check off every beer they can get their hands on and may have already tasted everything on local shelves. How can you know if they have had a particular beer? If your beer aficionado is anything like the guys around Brew/ Drink/Run then buying beer is really hard unless you can get your hands on one of the craft beer whales. This Holiday gift list focuses on gifts for those of us who want to do something more than run to the local bottle shop.

Stocking Stuffers: Go Local

Every beer drinker has their favorite brewery and I’ll wager yours even has a favorite local brewery. Let them wear their love for local beer buy picking up a gift from one. T-shirts and pint glasses are always appreciated and let craft beer lovers show their pride in local beer. All four of Savannah’s breweries, Southbound, Service, Moon River and Coastal Empire have several options for any desired style. Whatever the brewery preference, remember supporting local is good for your economy and your brewery. Still want to buy beer and not gear? Then pick up a gift card from White Whale, Largo or one of the Habersham Beverage branches. Beer is never a bad option.

For the wannabe Home brewer:

Many beer lovers would love to take the plunge into brewing their own beer. Usually the only thing holding them back is the initial investment in equipment. There are many affordable kits available with varying amounts of equipment. Stay local and purchase your kit from the Savannah Homebrew Shoppe or Brew Abbey.

For the Collector:

Beer Cap Maps: Does your craft beer drinker collect more than just the beers themselves? If your beer drinker has a ton of caps squirreled

away Beer Cap Maps is the gift for them. Beer Cap Map displays provide the stylish way to show off that cap collection. Beer Cap Maps are laser cut from 5mm thick plywood, each with a unique grain pattern that makes every map one of a kind. The designs come in all forms, from a US map to show off that full collection to individual states that can be used to showcase your favorite local brewery. This year Beer Cap Maps is offering up smaller ornament sized version of the maps so you can decorate your tree with beer. Pick your beer drinkers favorite state and let them show their pride and their love of craft beer.

The Big Gift:

Klean Kanteen 64 oz. Growler: Glass growlers are great but an insulated growler has it’s benefits. The Klean Kanteen Growler carry all those benefits and is stylish too. The Klean Kanteen is vacuum insulated to keep growler fills fresher and carbonated longer than the standard glass bottle growlers. The insulation really does keep the beer colder longer and the swing top lid has a heavy duty threadless seal to hold in carbonation. These stainless steel growlers come in 32, 40 and 64 oz. sizes to fit any draft lovers needs. These can, of course be used for liquids other than beer, but why would you want to?

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OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

// Kate McKinnon, who just this year won an Emmy Award for her role-playing on Saturday Night Live, was the breakout star of this summer’s Ghostbusters remake, but her subsequent roles are proving that filmmakers aren’t quite sure how to employ a talent as dynamic and idiosyncratic as hers. She’s certainly up to any challenges thrown her way, but her characters in both Masterminds and now Office Christmas Party don’t really allow her to strut her stuff – instead, both films lazily opt to partly define her character by her flatulence. That McKinnon still manages to draw all eyes to her is a testament to her skills – that’s particularly true in Office Christmas Party, since she’s cast as the humorless human resources manager who learns to loosen up before the end credits roll. She’s not the main foil in the film, though: That would be Jennifer Aniston’s character, a CEO who tells her brother (T.J. Miller), the head of one of the company’s branches, that she may have to shut down his office as a cost-cutting measure. In an effort to save the branch, he and his chief employees (among them Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn) decide to throw an extravagant party in the hopes of luring a potential client (Courtney B. Vance). Look, you pays your money, you knows what you’re going to get. Office Christmas Party isn’t good; it isn’t bad. It’s just… there. The actors are appealing, the gags

occasionally inspire a smile (but not a single gut-busting laugh, which even the critically lambasted Bad Santa 2 managed to produce every once in a while), and when you wake up the next morning, you won’t recall a single thing about it. In that respect, it’s like a real office Christmas party, but blessedly without the attendant hangover.

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

// Tom Ford, the fabulously successful fashion designer who made a name for himself at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his own label, first tried his hand at filmmaking with 2009’s A Single Man, an art-house effort for which he ambitiously served as writer (adapting Christopher Isherwood’s novel), director and producer. A stylish and sympathetic look at a gay college professor coping with the death of his partner, the film earned strong reviews as well as a Best Actor Oscar nomination for lead Colin Firth. Ford’s sophomore effort, Nocturnal Animals, matches his first picture in terms of its visual vibrancy and solid performances, but it has opted to replace its beating heart with a leaden paperweight. It’s also a rudderless affair, merging two tales that never properly link up. In one, Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), unhappily married to a womanizing lout (Armie Hammer), receives a manuscript in the mail from her ex-husband Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal). The film’s other narrative thread is the story that Susan reads, a harrowing tale about a family (Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher and Ellie

Bamber) terrorized by vicious rednecks while stranded in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. The story-within-a-story is cruel rather than clever, with Ford (working from Austin Wright’s novel) more interested in tastefully (tastelessly?) laying out nude corpses than in providing anything more substantial than a threadbare version of Death Wish. What substantially elevates this portion is Michael Shannon, who’s typically off-kilter and intense as a detective who wants to see justice done by any means necessary. The other narrative largely wastes Adams’ formidable talents but nevertheless maintains interest with its look at a woman reflecting (via flashbacks) on the disintegration of her previous marriage and coping with the roiling emotions regarding the people in her life. Unfortunately, this ends in calculated ambiguity that plays more like airless affectedness.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

/// The year-end awards season began in earnest a few days ago with the National Board of Review’s selection of Manchester by the Sea as Best Film of 2016. It’s a choice I can enthusiastically endorse. While I’ve seen better movies this year (though not many), this one is the sort of understated, under-the-radar drama that can use all the help it can get to stand out in an increasingly overcrowded marketplace. Casey Affleck, Ben’s often overshadowed lil brother, has been excellent before – in 2007 alone, he delivered a remarkable performance in his sibling’s powerful Gone


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Baby Gone and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – but his work in this picture is revelatory. He stars as Lee Chandler, a janitor/ handyman who returns to his Massachusetts hometown following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler). Soon after arriving, he learns that Joe has placed his 16-year-old son Patrick (Lucas Hedges) in his care – Lee balks at the news, since he wants to return to his lonely existence in Boston while Patrick wants to remain in Manchester-by-the-Sea. As Lee tries to figure out the proper course of action, he’s forced to come into contact with both his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams), with whom he shares a devastating history, as well as Joe’s former wife Elise (Gretchen Mol), who wasn’t much of a parent to Patrick but wants to try again since she’s now a born-again Christian. A grouchy uncle and his flippant teenage charge – it sounds like the perfect set-up for an inane sitcom starring Charlie Sheen and some precocious flavor-of-the-month brat. Instead, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan has fashioned a film that cuts close to the bone, with gentle humor only occasionally serving as a buffer against the harsh realities of these characters’ lives. Lee Chandler isn’t some plastic movie saint – he’s shown to occasionally be quite the jerk even before the events that understandably and irrevocably alter the course of his existence – and Affleck and Williams are both sensational as they explore their characters’ shared pain. Hedges is also exemplary, and the scenes in which Patrick tests the boundaries with his uncle (“Can my girlfriend spend the night? Dad always let her.”) feel particularly authentic. In fact, there’s not much that feels false in Manchester by the Sea, a beautiful bummer that nevertheless locates moments of hope and humility in a storm-tossed ocean of despair.

MOANA

/// Better than Finding Dory but not quite reaching the level of Zootopia, the latest Disney animated effort of 2016 adheres pretty much to the formula we’ve come to expect in recent years from the storied studio. And as usual when it comes to the Mouse House, the formula won. Again combining a fairly standard morality tale with eye-popping visuals, Disney has another hit in Moana, a rollicking yarn centered on a young lass (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) coming of age on a South Pacific island. Enjoying a special rapport with the ocean, she finally defies her overprotective father’s orders and sets sail with the intention of finding the Heart of Te Fiti

(not to be confused with Titanic’s Heart of the Ocean), a bauble swiped from an island goddess by the boisterous and selfsatisfied demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). Requiring the return of the stone to save her endangered island, she eventually crosses paths with Maui, and the pair constantly bicker as they embark on a series of adventures. One involves tiny pirates who might be distant relatives of the Minions; another focuses on a monstrous crab who belts out a showstopper (it’s a perfect vocal role for Tim Curry, but Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement got the call). Full of energetic incident, backed by a score co-written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, and imbued with a respect for South Pacific customs and cultures, Moana hits all the right grace notes with such efficiency that it’s easy to overlook the fact that the lead is once again a plucky and intelligent heroine who absorbs valuable life lessons, the sidekick is once again a garrulous and talkative overachiever, and the comic relief is once again provided by an animal (in this case, a brain-damaged chicken). But why fight it when the results are this charming? Better to just settle back and allow the Disney magic to wash over you like a gentle wave lapping the shore.

ALLIED

/// Once the bread and butter of the movie industry, the World War II film has become a rarity in today’s Hollywood, tragically going the way of the dodo and the Western. Allied attempts to bring back some of that old-school glamor and intrigue, placing a moving love story at the center of a wartime espionage caper. The result is itself a rarity: an elegant and understated movie for adults, one that’s as unfussy as it is engaging. Brad Pitt, no stranger to tangling with Nazis (starring in Inglourious Basterds and Fury, speaking out against Donald Trump), here plays Max Vatan, a Canadian intelligence officer whose latest mission pairs him with French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Their assignment involves posing as man and wife while plotting the assassination of an important German dignitary; perhaps inevitably, they end up falling in love and getting married, a union that turns problematic once Marianne is suspected by the British high command of being an enemy agent. Far too many movies relying on a big reveal play their hands too soon, but that’s not the case with Allied: Thanks to Steven Knight’s smart screenplay and Robert Zemeckis’ understated direction, the picture keeps the is-she-or-isn’t-she? guessing game percolating until the end. Also crucial to the story’s effectiveness are the

performances by Pitt and Cotillard, both making the mutual attraction and admiration between their characters palpable. We’ll always have Casablanca, of course, but those wanting to catch an old-fashioned melodrama on the big screen are advised to fall in.

RULES DON’T APPLY

// Warren Beatty snagged a richly deserved Academy Award for directing the unsung 1981 masterpiece Reds, but he’s never won an Oscar for his acting. Yet for approximately 50 years, he’s delivered a hefty number of dazzling turns, refusing to coast on his good looks and instead exploring characters who were often eccentric, offbeat or even downright psychotic. With Rules Don’t Apply, his acting remains as strong as ever. Beatty has fashioned a film that often seems as schizophrenic as its key character, the towering figure of Howard Hughes. As played by Beatty himself, the billionaire is an omniscient presence, even when the story focuses more on the budding relationship between two of his employees. Folks who toil under Hughes aren’t allowed to date any of his contract actresses, which means chauffeur Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) and starlet Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) have to keep their flirtatious parrying on the down low. Viewers who can get on the film’s wavelength will find much to enjoy, but there’s no denying the picture is slight in the extreme, with most of its particulars dissipating from memory rather rapidly. Still, it’s been 15 years since Beatty participated in any movie (headlining the woeful Town & Country), and it’s nice to see the maverick filmmaker still in the game, even if he’s no longer the one writing the rules.

BAD SANTA 2

// The 2003 Yuletide hit Bad Santa remains one of those holiday movies, like It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, that’s impossible not to watch over and over (and over) again. Bad Santa 2 is basically like a copy that’s been produced on a faulty Xerox machine: Some parts have been duplicated perfectly, while other bits are blurry or missing completely. So while the foul language, misanthropic attitude, and cynical performances still come into focus in this belated sequel, even squinting might not pick up much in the way of clever plotting, genuine wit, and a sneaky subversive streak running throughout. Yet the attention to cheerful vulgarity defines both movies, meaning that plenty of laughs can be found in this flagrantly foulmouthed follow-up. Granted, audiences may not respect themselves in the

morning, but those looking for seasonal fare that’s decidedly more naughty than nice will be properly rewarded. As before, the key ingredient is the giveand-take between Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox as those holiday hoodlums Willie and Marcus—both actors pick up where they left off, as their antagonistic characters this time become involved in a heist brought together by Willie’s equally disreputable mom (Kathy Bates). Pudgy Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly) returns to again scamper after Willie, and he’s as dim-witted as ever. Thurman is rather awkwardly shoehorned into the proceedings, sandwiched between the copious cussing and the copious copulation. Nevertheless, his presence is welcome, if only to see how he looks 13 years removed from the original film—and to see if he still puts his faith in Mary and Jesus and that talking walnut.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

/// It’s tempting to warily eye this entity known as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and see nothing more than a blatant cash-grab, an impersonal product designed to separate fans of all things Harry Potter from their hard-earned cash. And initially, this film from David Yates (who directed the final four Potter pictures) and J.K. Rowling does seem to be coasting on its related mythology, feeling like warmed-over Hogwarts. Eventually, though, the saga of British wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his trip to America hits its stride, and the end result proves to be a welcome addition to the fantasy field. Rather than just functioning as elongated exposition for the umpteen sequels to follow, this one is self-contained enough to satisfy on its own terms, following Newt as he bumbles his way through the Big Apple with a suitcase full of mysterious critters. Along the way, he raises the curiosity of a well-meaning witch (Katherine Waterston), grabs the attention of a high-ranking wizard (Colin Farrell), and inadvertently involves an innocent bystander (Dan Fogler) in his shenanigans. Redmayne is affable and endearingly awkward as Newt; so, too, is Fogler, and the inclusion of a No-Maj (the American term for the UK’s Muggle) in a central role is largely what sets this apart from the more hermetically sealed Potter tales. There are references to that other Rowling enterprise (Dumbledore is name-dropped), but with a fresh cast of characters, a significant change in locale, and various plotlines all working toward the same destination, this picture thankfully turns out to be its own beast. CS

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Happenings ACTIVISM & POLITICS

DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. 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. 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 AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES

AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an

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COMPILED BY RACHAEL FLORA happenings@connectsavannah.com HAPPENINGS IS CONNECT SAVANNAH’S LISTING OF COMMUNITY EVENTS, CLASSES AND GROUPS. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT CONNECTSAVANNAH.COM TO SUBMIT A LISTING. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO EDIT OR CUT LISTINGS DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS.

audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR TEDXSAVANNAH The theme for the May 19 TEDx is “Bridge,” and applicants will be asked to explain how their TEDx talk will tie into that subject. Each talk must be no longer than 12 minutes, and talks of lesser length are encouraged. TEDxSavannah is looking for speakers who can use the theme to address issues relevant to Savannah and, most importantly, offer solutions or calls to action. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15. Selected speakers must be available for an orientation and rehearsals on March 6 and March 25, April 29 and May 18. Go to tedxsavannah.com for a link to a speaker application and speaker guidelines. Speakers cannot promote a business or endorse products during their TEDx talk. For questions or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, email tedxsav@gmail.com. Tickets for TEDxSavannah go on sale March 20, and as in past years, will be held at The Jepson Center. Through Jan. 15, 2017.

lesley.conn@gmail.com. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CUYLER COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP The Cuyler Community Improvement Association, Inc. Scholarship is to provide support for persons whose residence is in the city limits of Savannah, GA. $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to three candidates. The applicants must be registered, in at least their second semester of study with an accredited college, university, or technical school pursuing the study in a medical field. Must have a 3.5 or above scholastic average (transcript). Application submission deadline is January 31, 2017. Applications are available by emailing Pamela C. Jones at pamelac47@ yahoo.com. Subject line: Medical Scholarship. Through Jan. 31, 2017. Online only, none. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR BOXED IN/ BREAK OUT Telfair Museums is looking for local artists to activate 6 windows at the Jepson Center. Boxed In/Break Out will highlight the work of an artist, through public display, promotional materials, and an artist talk. In addition to museum-supported promotion,


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the artist will receive a $1000 honorarium. The application deadline is Monday, January 16, and the installation runs from April 7 to October 15. Through Jan. 16, 2017. telfair. org/boxed2017. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR WHAT IS YOUR AMERICA “This is not my America” is becoming a common refrain in this new post-election reality. Sulfur Studios wants to hear from artists, just what is your America and where is your place within it? Is your America a place for all? Do you live in a bubble of your own making, and what are your blind spots? What are your hopes/fears for the future of your America? How is your America perceived locally, nationally and globally? Artwork in any media will be considered for this juried exhibition to be held Feb. 8-19, 2017. Selections will be made by guest jurors Jeremiah Jossim and Stephanie Raines. Through Jan. 21, 2017. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE DOWNTOWN DELILAHS DANCE CABARET The Downtown Delilahs dance cabaret are holding auditions for several upcoming shows. To set up an audition, contact Jade Bills at 912-272-7601. Through March 31, 2017. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and work spaces in Savannah. Tell us about yours at vignettesavannah@gmail.com, and check us out in the weeks to come at vignettesavannah.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at revbrendalee@yahoo.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. 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

Wreaths for Warriors Walk Wreath Ceremony

On December 17, 2016 at 1200 noon, Wreaths for Warriors Walk will hold the 10th Annual Wreath Ceremony at Fort Stewart Cottrell Field to honor the 468 soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice and are memorialized at Warriors Walk. The event is rain or shine and the public is invited to attend. Many of the families of the fallen soldiers are in attendance. After a solemn ceremony, a live wreath will be placed at the base of each of the trees that line Warriors Walk. Free and Open to the public SAT., DEC. 17, 12-1 P.M. WREATHS4WARRIORSWALK@YAHOO.COM. W4WW.ORG. COTTRELL FIELD, FT STEWART COTTRELL FIELD. 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 Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

ART, 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. 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, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. GUITAR, MANDOLIN, OR BASS GUITAR LESSONS Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. HOLIDAYS ON THE HOMEFRONT CHILDREN’S DAY CAMP Enjoy WWII era holiday activities, lessons, art, and fun. Outside activities weather permitting. Lunch and all activities included. Ages 6-12. $30.00 Mon., Dec. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tue., Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-988-1832. education@ mightyeighth.org. https://facebook.com/

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mightyeightheducation/. mightyeighth. org/. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. 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. LIVE OAKS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT The Coastal Arborist Association and Savannah Tree Foundation will present a talk on “Live Oaks in the Built Environment.” Dr. Kim Coder of the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Dr. Tom Smiley of the Bartlett

Research Lab will discuss care of live oaks in environments that have ongoing development and growth. $50 Wed., Dec. 14, 9 a.m. 478-733-2606. Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street. 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.

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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 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. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM.


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salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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

1 MILLION CUPS 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups.com/Savannah Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m. 1millioncups. com/savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. 13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call 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. CONTINUES ON P. 42

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1 “Dracula” novelist Stoker 5 Rapper ___ Flocka Flame 9 Fundamental principle 14 Brain division 15 European auto brand 16 Desist’s companion 17 “Do you eat chocolate all day long? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 19 Address the crowd 20 Role-playing game in the “Elder Scrolls” series 21 “Do you say things that are self-contradictory? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 23 Agcy. under Elaine Chao, once 25 Concert boosters 26 Some butter 29 “The Mikado” costume element 31 Greetings from Hawaii 35 Albany-to-Buffalo canal 36 Important part of a news story that might get “buried” 38 Hearten 39 Fish and chips fish 40 “Do you watch movies on ancient technology? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 42 News and opinion website since 2014 43 Brando’s Nebraska birthplace 45 Word before clock or glass 46 “Match Game” emcee

Rayburn 47 Dressing places? 49 Brunch drink orders, maybe 50 Small bills 51 Bouncy 53 Ancient road to Rome 55 “Do you sit there and watch your fish swim around? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 59 AL East athlete 63 Fool’s cap wearer 64 “Do you wish you lived on a massive rock at the southern tip of Europe? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 66 Mischievous pranks 67 “Garfield” drooler 68 Luxury rental 69 Packs (away) 70 Sloth and avarice, for two 71 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” creatures

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10 Deodorant option 11 Coal valley in Germany 12 Math ratio words 13 Out in public 18 Frozen water, in Wittenberg 22 1950s singing star ___ Sumac 24 Encourages a felon 26 Bill of cowboy legend 27 Appetite stimulant 28 Music streaming service since 2014 30 State with an upright panhandle 32 Place of refuge 33 Make up (for) 34 Palindromic pair 37 Eggplant or smiley, e.g. 40 Reputation hurter 41 Available, as retail goods 44 Gets angry against Bart Simpson’s wishes 46 Silverback, for one 48 ___ Lanka 52 Often-mocked cars of the 1980s 54 A goal of NOW 55 Throws in 56 Give up 57 Rescind 58 Skirt length 60 ___ Day and the Knights (“Animal House” band) 61 Item on a bedside table 62 First asteroid landed on by a NASA craft 65 Bulk foods container

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hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. 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. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA 42 CHAPTER 671

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Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. $15 MONDAYS, 7:30 P.M. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO. COM. SALONDEBAILE BALLROOMDANCESTUDIO. COM. SALÓN DE BAILE DANCE & FITNESS STUDIO, 7068 HODGSON MEMORIAL DR.

Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC HOLIDAY POPS FAMILY MATINEE This one hour fun-packed concert by the Savannah Philharmonic and the Savannah Children’s Choir is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the holiday season with the whole family. $10 or 4 for $25 Sat., Dec. 17, 3 p.m. savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

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. ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS CABARET Natasha Drena, Cecilia Arango, Trae Gurley, David Harris, and Kim Steiner want everyone dancing merrily, in a new old fashioned way. $25 Dec. 15-17, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC HOLIDAY POPS In this annual concert by the Savannah Philharmonic, you’ll hear traditional tunes, sing-along melodies, and holiday classics in this concert which features something for everyone. $16-$75 Sat., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.

5 COURSE WINE DINNER Exquisite 5 course dinner paired with wines from Levendi Estate and Winery. Limited seating available. $150 912-7210595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-dejean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. 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. 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,


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836 E. 65th St. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c non-

profit. 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.

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I/WE Liz Rhaney will be presenting on art, feminism, history, and unity and will invite the public to “talk back” to academics so that together we can find ways to merge divides in today’s society. Wed., Dec. 14, 7 p.m. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. OSSABAW ISLAND: A SENSE OF PLACE Jill Stuckey will sign copies of her new book, “Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place.” Free to attend; books available for purchase Tue.,

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how,” said dancer Agnes De Mille. “We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.” As true as her words might be for most of us much of the time, I suspect they don’t apply to you right now. This is one of those rare moments when feeling total certainty is justified. Your vision is extra clear and farseeing. Your good humor and expansive spirit will ensure that you stay humble. As you take leap after leap, you’ll be surrounded by light.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange,” wrote author Carson McCullers. Are you ready to give that adage a twist, Taurus? In the coming weeks, I think you should search for foreign and strange qualities in your familiar world. Such a quest may initially feel odd, but will ultimately be healthy and interesting. It will also be good preparation for the next chapter of your life, when you will saunter out into unknown territory and find ways to feel at home there.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

“If you don’t use your own imagination, somebody else is going to use it for you,” said writer Ronald Sukenick. That’s always true, but it will be especially important for you to keep in mind in 2017. You Geminis will have an unparalleled power to enlarge, refine, and tap into your imagination. You’ll be blessed with the motivation and ingenuity to make it work for you in new ways, which could enable you to accomplish marvelous feats of creativity and self-transformation. Now here’s a warning: If you DON’T use your willower to take advantage of these potentials, your imagination will be subject to atrophy and colonization.

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Why are Australian sand wasps so skilled at finding their way back home after being out all day? Here’s their trick: When they first leave the nest each morning, they fly backwards, imprinting on their memory banks the sights they will look for when they return later. Furthermore, their exiting flight path is a slow and systematic zigzag pattern that orients them from multiple directions. I recommend that you draw inspiration from the sand wasps in 2017, Cancerian. One of your important tasks will be to keep finding your way back to your spiritual home, over and over again.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Vault 21, a restaurant in Dunedin, New Zealand, serves sautéed locusts. For $5, patrons receive a plate of five. The menu refers to the dish not as “Oily Sizzling Grasshop-

Dec. 20, 5 p.m. ossabawisland.net. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools,

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pers,” but rather as “Sky Prawns.” Satisfied customers know exactly what they’re eating, and some say the taste does indeed resemble prawns. I bring this to your attention, Leo, because it illustrates a talent you will have in abundance during 2017: re-branding. You’ll know how to maximize the attractiveness and desirability of things by presenting them in the best possible light.

with Future Versions of You on a regular basis during the next nine months. These encounters are likely to be metaphorical or dreamlike rather than literal, but they will provide valuable information as you make decisions that affect your destiny for years to come. The first of these heart-to-hearts should come very soon.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

During these last few weeks, you may have sometimes felt like smashing holes in the wall with your head, or dragging precious keepsakes into the middle of the street and setting them on fire, or delivering boxes full of garbage to people who don’t appreciate you as much as they should. I hope you abstained from doing things like that. Now here are some prescriptions to help you graduate from unproductive impulses: Make or find a symbol of one of your mental blocks, and bash it to pieces with a hammer; clean and polish precious keepsakes, and perform rituals to reinvigorate your love for them; take as many trips to the dump as necessary to remove the congestion, dross, and rot from your environment.

The literal translation of the German word *Kummerspeck* is “grief bacon.” It refers to the weight gained by people who, while wallowing in self-pity, eat an excess of comfort food. I know more than a few Virgos who have been flirting with this development lately, although the trigger seems to be self-doubt as much as self-pity. In any case, here’s the good news: The trend is about to flip. A flow of agreeable adventures is due to begin soon. You’ll be prodded by fun challenges and provocative stimuli that will boost your confidence and discourage *Kummerspeck.*

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable,” wrote journalist Brenda Ueland. Pause for a moment and fully take in that fact, Libra. It’s breathtaking and daunting. What a huge responsibility it is to be absolutely unique. In fact, it’s so monumental that you may still be shy about living up to it. But how about if you make 2017 the year you finally come into your own as the awesomely unprecedented creature that you are? I dare you to more fully acknowledge and express your singular destiny. Start today!      

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“To dream . . . to dream has been the business of my life,” wrote author Edgar Allan Poe. I don’t expect you to match his devotion to dreams in 2017, Scorpio, but I do hope you will become more deeply engaged with your waking fantasies and the stories that unfold as you lie sleeping. Why? Because your usual approaches to gathering useful information won’t be sufficient. To be successful, both in the spiritual and worldly senses, you’ll need extra access to perspectives that come from beyond your rational mind. Here’s a good motto for you in 2017: “I am a lavish and practical dreamer.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Physicist Stephen Hawking is skeptical of the hypothesis that humans may someday be able to travel through time. To jokingly dramatize his belief, he threw a party for time travelers from the future. Sadly, not a single chrononaut showed up to enjoy the champagne and hors d’oeuvres Hawking had prepared. Despite this discouraging evidence, I guarantee that you will have the potential to meet

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Singer-songwriter Tom Waits has a distinctive voice. One fan described it this way: “Like how you’d sound if you drank a quart of bourbon, smoked a pack of cigarettes and swallowed a pack of razor blades. Late at night. After not sleeping for three days.” Luckily, Waits doesn’t have to actually do any of those self-destructive things to achieve his unique tone. In fact, he’s wealthy from selling his music, and has three kids with a woman to whom he’s been married for 36 years. I foresee a similar potential for you in the coming weeks and months. You may be able to capitalize on your harmless weirdness . . . to earn rewards by expressing your charming eccentricities . . . to be both strange and popular.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Was punk rock born on June 4, 1976? A fledgling band known as the Sex Pistols played that night for a crowd of 40 people at a small venue in Manchester, England. Among the audience members was Morrissey, who got so inspired that he started his own band, The Smiths. Also in attendance was a rowdy guy who would soon launch the band Joy Division, despite the fact that he had never played an instrument. The men who would later form the Buzzcocks also saw the performance by Johnny Rotten and his crew. According to music critic David Nolan, these future pioneers came away from the June 4 show with the conclusion, “You don’t have to be a virtuoso or a musical genius to be in a band; anyone can do it.” I see parallels between this seminal event and your life in the coming weeks.


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clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

PETS & ANIMALS

LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. OPERATION NEW HOPE Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. 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. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

FILM: A BOY AND HIS DOG Based on a series of stories by sci-fi legend Harlan Ellison, this low-budget movie about a futuristic, post-nuclear war wasteland of 2024 stars a young Don Johnson as a wandering drifter who can communicate telepathically with his trusty dog – who helps him navigate the savage landscape he finds himself in. $7 Wed., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: CERTAIN WOMEN Certain Women, directed by the fiercely independent Kelly Reichardt, is about three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of Big Sky Montana: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. $8 Sat., Dec. 17, 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. FILM: HOME ALONE When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. Free Sun., Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory. HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS The day includes screenings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 11 a.m., Elf at 3 p.m., and White Christmas at 7 p.m. Complimentary snacks and popcorn provided. Canned good for donation to the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Sat., Dec. 17, 11 a.m. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (SOCCER) AMERICAN OUTLAWS CHAPTER USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING ISLE OF HOPE FOR TODAY Find comfort and understanding for families and friends of alcoholics. AFG is 46 an anonymous fellowship seeking to find

serenity for those impacted by the effects of alcoholism. Free Mondays, 7-8 p.m. savannahalanon.com. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER’S COFFEE Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. third Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. CRISIS COUNSELING

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The DiTrani Brothers play original tunes as well as jazz and ragtime numbers, with Walker DiTrani playing guitar, and Bobby DiTrani playing banjo, accordion, and employing vocals. Free SAT., DEC. 17, 7-10 P.M. FOXYLOXYCAFE.COM. FOXY LOXY CAFE, 1919 BULL ST.

For disaster survivors who find themselves fatigued, short-tempered, suffering from depression, hopelessness, lack of sleep or loss of appetite, FEMA and the State of Georgia offer free crisis counseling services through December 16 at 800-715-4225. The free counseling services are available to individuals and households in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties who sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew Oct. 4-15. Through Dec. 16. fema. gov/disaster/4284. Online only, none. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP For those with the disease, care partners,

family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. GEORGIA SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. org/GriefSupport.


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Lucas Theatre for the Arts

4 PM

Arias & Encores ébène Quartet with Daniel Hope & Simon Crawford-Phillips Leyla McCalla

Charles H. Morris Center

12:30 PM 6 PM 7 PM 10 AM 12:30 PM

Beethoven & Beyond, Part II Chouk Bwa Libète/Leyla McCalla feat. Dom Flemons Stewart Goodyear, Sonatathon, Act I Dom Flemons, solo

Marcus Printup & Youngbloods Grateful Ball Monk & Dizzy at 100: SCJ Finale Grateful Ball

Dover Quartet

3 PM

Piano Showdown

6 PM

Lucas Theatre for the Arts North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum Charles H. Morris Center Trinity United Methodist Church Charles H. Morris Center

Lucas Theatre for the Arts North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

Late Night Jazz Jam

4:30 PM

Trinity United Methodist Church

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

11 AM

Charles H. Morris Center Trinity United Methodist Church

Chicago Blues Meets Gulf Coast Boogie Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall

Trustees Theater North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum Lucas Theatre for the Arts North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

8 PM

Chicago Blues Meets Gulf Coast Boogie

8 PM

Jason Isbell

9 PM

Hiss Golden Messenger/Sounds of kolachi

Charles H. Morris Center

3 PM

Richard Thompson/Sarah Jarosz

Lucas Theatre for the Arts

5:30 PM

Hiss Golden Messenger/Sounds of kolachi

Charles H. Morris Center

6 PM

Daniel Hope & Friends feat. Meyer & Dover

5 PM

Sutton, Holt & Coleman/Noam Pikelny

6 PM

David Finckel & Wu Han

8 PM

Sutton, Holt & Coleman/Noam Pikelny

Charles H. Morris Center

Máirtín O'Connor Trio

Charles H. Morris Center

5 PM

Máirtín O'Connor Trio/ Molsky's Mountain Drifters

Charles H. Morris Center

6 PM

All Dvořák

8 PM

Máirtín O'Connor Trio/ Molsky's Mountain Drifters

12:30 PM

Molsky's Mountain Drifters

6 PM 7:30 PM 11 AM

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

Le Vent du Nord/De Temps Antan

6 PM

WED 4/5

Charles H. Morris Center

Passionate Piano Trios

10 PM

12:30 PM

THU 4/6

SAT 3/25

Johnny Mercer Theatre

Charles H. Morris Center

8:30 PM

SUN 3/26

Charles H. Morris Center

Germán López/Joel Savoy & Kelli Jones

12:30 PM

MON 3/27

Cajun Dance Party Lafayette Late Night

North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

Johnny Mercer Theatre

Temple Mickve Israel Charles H. Morris Center Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Lawrence Power, viola Masters of Brazilian Music Sebastian Knauer, piano

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12:30 PM

Danilo Brito Quintet

Charles H. Morris Center

5:30 PM

Release the Hounds

Charles H. Morris Center

7 PM

Che Malambo

Lucas Theatre for the Arts North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

8:30 PM

Nikki Lane/Parker Millsap

Trinity United Methodist Church

8:30 PM

Release the Hounds

Charles H. Morris Center

Charles H. Morris Center

11 AM

Into the Romantics

Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

12:30 PM

Charles H. Morris Center Trinity United Methodist Church

FRI 4/7

7 PM

Sun 4/2

Trinity United Methodist Church

MON 4/3

Charles H. Morris Center

Beethoven & Beyond, Part I Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out/ Flatt Lonesome Arias & Encores

TUE 4/4

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

6 PM

11 PM

TUE 3/28

Venue

12:30 PM

8:30 PM

WED 3/29

Performance

Charles H. Morris Center

3 PM

Stewart Goodyear, Sonatathon, Act II

7 PM

Songsters & Stringbands

8 PM

Stewart Goodyear, Sonatathon, Act III

Trinity United Methodist Church Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church Charles H. Morris Center

ALL DAY

Stewart Goodyear, Sonatathon, All Acts

12:30 PM

Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms

Charles H. Morris Center

5:30 PM

Jazz Organ Summit

Charles H. Morris Center

6 PM

Jan Lisiecki, piano

Trinity United Methodist Church

8:30 PM

Jazz Organ Summit

Charles H. Morris Center

SAT 4/8

FRI 3/24

THU 3/23

TIME

Venue

Ike Stubblefield Trio

11 AM

M A R C H 2 3 –A P R IL 8 , 2 0 1 7

Performance

12:30 PM

6 PM 6:30 PM

Joe Alterman Trio

Charles H. Morris Center

Stringband Spectacular: AMS Finale

Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Zydeco Dance Party

Charles H. Morris Center

8 PM

Piedmont Blues

9 PM

Zydeco Dance Party

Charles H. Morris Center

3 PM

Sanam Marvi

Charles H. Morris Center

7:30 PM 8 PM 9 PM

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Closing Night Party: The Wood Brothers

Trustees Theater

Trustees Theater Lucas Theatre for the Arts North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum

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