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Jan 11-17, 2017 news, arts & Entertainment weekly

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Savannah Tire Hockey Classic

FRI / JAN 13 - sat / JAN 14

The event features four of the South’s most exciting hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, and Florida State University. Civic Center 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12-$16 912-651-6556


Wednesday 1.11

Mystery David Bowie Tribute Screening

PFS of SAV pays tribute to David Bowie near the date of his untimely death. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

PULSE Opening Night Lecture and Performances

Lecture by artists Heather DeweyHagborg and David Bowen, and a projection mapping performance “The Four Unicorns of the Apocalypse” by the Medeology Collective in the atrium. 6 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. $15 non-Telfair members

Thursday 1.12 Film: Chinatown

Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

The Oscar-winner starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $10

Forty Acres and a Mule Commemoration Day

Film and discussion of the meeting in Savannah on January 12, 1865 that led to the government policy of “Forty Acres and a Mule.” 4-5:45 p.m. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Free

Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting

Mystery David Bowie Tribute Screening WED / JAN 11

Jurassic Quest JAN 11-17, 2017

SAT / JAN 14 - Sun / Jan 15


Featuring more than 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center 1 International Dr. $15-$29

The Psychotronic Film Series of SAV pays tribute to David Bowie near the date of his untimely death from cancer. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Learn about past and future projects on Ossabaw and celebrate the birthday of Sandy West. A barbershop quartet and cake will follow the meeting. 6 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

PULSE Interactive Performances

First up is “Submerged,” a dance with interactive visuals choreographed by Britt Bacon, and then Courtney D. Brown delivers “How to Speak Dinosaur,” a performance and talk. 6 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. $15 non-Telfair members

Friday 1.13 Curator’s Tour

Part of PULSE Art + Technology Festival. 2 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

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Concert: Strauss and Bridge: The Piano Quartets SUN / JAN 15

This evening with the Savannah Philharmonic will feature works for piano quartet, including Strauss’s passionate Piano Quartet in C minor and Frank Bridge’s eerie and clever Phantasy for Piano Quartet. 5 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Ascension 120 Bull St . $25

Starring David Bowie and about an extran terrestrial who crash lands on Earth. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Free for SCAD card holders, $8 for public

The Odyssey Redux

Part of PULSE Art + Technology Festival. A daptation of Homer’s epic poem by Alessandro Imperato and David Spencer. o 6 p.m. d Jepson Center, 207 West York St. $15 non-Telfair members

PULSE Youth Workshop: Create Your Own Brand and Logo Ages 12 up. Instructed by Vanessa Jaber. 4 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Savannah Baroque: Love and Passion

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Free Family Day and Expo

Part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Includes a new Student Maker Zone and a matinee performance of excerpts from The Odyssey Redux at 2pm. 1 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Jurassic Quest

Featuring more than 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Trade & Convention Ctr, 1 International Dr. $15-$29

PULSE Youth Workshop: Make a Plantbot

Six musicians performing on period instruments and in period style. 12 & 7 p.m. St. John’s Church, 1 West Macon Street.

Ages 10 and up. Instructed by Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene. 10 a.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Savannah Tire Hockey Classic

Rescue Round-Up

The event features four of the South’s t most exciting hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, and Florida State University. 6 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12-$16

Saturday 1.14

Chiptune Night! Concert

Part of PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Featuring Little Paw with Matt Akers. 7 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. $15 non-Telfair members

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

Savannah Art Walk

Free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, grab your map and begin. Experience tour on foot or Old Savannah Tour Trolley. 3-6 p.m. continues on p. 6

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Film: The Man Who Fell to Earth


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The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University

Chinese Language and Cultural Classes

Forty Acres and a Mule Commemoration THURS / JAN 12

Film and discussion of the meeting in Savannah on January 12, 1865 that led to the government policy of “Forty Acres and a Mule.” 4-5:45 p.m., Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St., Free Savannah Soundings Community Radio: Tunes and Brews Party

Savannah Soundings is in home-stretch of fundraising. Rock out to local bands & DJs while enjoying beer tasting and tour. 7-10 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $22 on Eventbrite and at the door.

Savannah Tire Hockey Classic

The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University (CISSU) offers beginning and intermediate Chinese language and cultural classes weekday and weekend options are available. Registration: $40 Registration deadline: January 23. Free for Savannah State University and Armstrong State University students. CISSU is committed to promoting intercultural understanding; knowledge of China and its cultural traditions and providing resources to facilitate the learning of Chinese language and culture.

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Coastal Jazz Association presents a tribute to the late jazz master bassist. 5 p.m. Hotel Indigo, 201 W. Bay Street. $20

Concert: Strauss and Bridge: The Piano Quartets

Four exciting hockey programs: UGA, UF, Georgia Tech, and FSU. 5:30 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12-$16 912-651-6556

Savannah Philharmonic features Strauss’s Piano Quartet in C minor and Frank Bridge’s Phantasy for Piano Quartet. 5 p.m. Lutheran Church of Ascension, 120 Bull St $25

Second Saturday Presentation

Film: The Love Witch

Free presentation to learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1-2 p.m. SAV NWR Visitor Ctr, 694 Beech Hill Lane. Free

Tybee City Limits

Featuring CC Witt and Wood and Steel. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $15, $7 for Theater members

Sunday 1.15

Big Screen Gaming

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Ben Tucker Tribute Jam Session

Part of PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Enjoy casual, competitive gaming of recent indie video games on big screen. 2 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Join CinemaSavannah a last time at Muse for The Love Witch, Anna Biller’s feminist tribute to Euro-sexploitation cinema. 5 & 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $8

Monday 1.16 We Are One

Featuring vocalist Huxsie Scott and the Savannah State University Concert Choirs. 2 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 307A E. Harris Free

Tuesday 1.17

Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop

Learn the tools of visual communication to enhance workshops and events. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. $75

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Armstrong/Georgia Southern merger brings fear, and many questions by Jim Morekis

BY THE TIME you read this, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will almost certainly have voted in favor of consolidating Statesboro’s Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University in Savannah. While the stated intent of the merger is to streamline and enhance educational opportunities at both institutions, let’s be frank: Only one will survive. Sometime in 2018, when the deal is finalized, we’re told the “new” merged university will be called Georgia Southern, and will be led by current Georgia Southern President Jaimie Hebert. Armstrong will be no more, and will live only in memories—yet another Savannah institution consigned to history. While rumors circulated for months, the Friday news of the impending vote blindsided faculty at both universities. Even deans didn’t know. “I now work at Georgia Southern,” one Armstrong professor texted me that afternoon. “Until Georgia Southern decides I don’t.” “At this point it’s all questions and absolutely no answers,” another Armstrong prof tells me. Any merger of this nature, in business or in education, will be met with resistance no matter how good the idea might be. But the very secretive nature of this merger has instilled an atmosphere of distrust and fear. How secretive was it? A new dean was just hired at Armstrong. How long will she continue to have the job? And another new dean came on just a semester ago. “My department is in the midst of a job search,” says another Armstrong prof. “How do we hire a faculty member into this situation?” There’s a backstory. The Board of Regents apparently learned a lesson from the last time Armstrong was involved in merger talks. In the ‘80s, talks to combine Armstrong with Savannah State University went awry as they became very public, and alumni on both sides pushed back hard. In the end, both institutions were so firm in their resolve for each to stay intact separately, the merger failed. (Though the idea does still come up now and again.)

The pivotal figure in that fight was former Savannah Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson, not only the city’s most influential Savannah State professor but also the first African American to enroll at Armstrong, then a junior college, graduating in 1964. The lesson for the Regents: Keep it all under wraps until the last possible second. Armstrong was always sort of an oddman-out in the state system. But for Savannah, the Armstrong name is a very personal part of our real history. The names “Geechees” and “Masquers” are part of local vocabulary and folklore. My parents met while they both attended Armstrong, back when it was downtown just off Forsyth Park. I guess I’m technically an Armstrong alumnus myself, thanks to a single evening class I took years back. The school’s move out of downtown to the Southside in 1966 marked Armstrong’s transition to what was often pejoratively called a “commuter school.” But in a way Armstrong was way ahead of its time, as so-called non-traditional students—actually the norm at Armstrong for decades—are now a rapidly growing component of student bodies all over the country. Ironically, Armstrong State was already well on its way to shedding the commuter label. A huge recent investment in campus upgrades, new dorms, and new athletic facilities seemed intent on bringing the school into the ranks of upper-tier institutions. That will indeed come to fruition with the merger. But at the cost of Armstrong’s 80-plus year-old identity. The effects of the Georgia Southern/ Armstrong consolidation will possibly also be devastating to Savannah State. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the U.S. are already facing severe budget cutbacks, which usually lead to a downward spiral of decreasing enrollment and more budget shortfalls. The now-peaceful coexistence of Armstrong and Savannah State—two oncetotally segregated schools —has been a carefully crafted one. The success of both is a proud achievement for Savannah. But how does SSU survive competing in the same market with Georgia Southern and its increased resources? So what’s going to happen? No one knows, and in that vacuum of trust comes suspicion.

“For faculty and staff there is real fear,” one Armstrong professor says. “For students, the academic side will stay similar, but athletes and sports programs, student organizations and the budding Greek system are all question marks.” Indeed, the much-vaunted athletic programs of Georgia Southern will now be Armstrong’s, as Eagles replace Pirates. (Hang onto anything with a Pirate logo, folks, they’ll all be collector’s items soon.) But what happens to Armstrong’s national championship tennis program? What happens to students on athletic scholarships? How about sports staff? And while the Georgia Southern sports brand is going to be a major part of the marketing appeal of the new, combined institution, not everything in the world is about football. “For me, my study-abroad relationships with foreign institutions are in limbo,” an Armstrong professor says. “How do I craft a memorandum of understanding from an institution that won’t exist soon?” The answer of course is you probably don’t. So right away we see an immediate, measurable negative impact on students —the opposite of the stated reason for the merger. Of course, we all know what’s really driving the merger. The same thing that drives all mergers, everywhere: Money. And Armstrong-to-Georgia Southern is far from the only one, with a series of consolidations across the state over the past several years, most notably Georgia State University swallowing Georgia Perimeter to become the largest school in the state. Also coming up, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, one of the great old names in Georgia higher education, is set to ingest Bainbridge State College. So far, the number of state universities and colleges has shrunk from 35 to 28. Mergers and acquisitions are the way of the world in both the public and private sectors. But regardless of what bureaucrats and businessmen tell you, there’s always a winner and there’s always a loser. As one Armstrong professor messaged me: “We’re told the committee from Georgia Southern, Armstrong, and Savannah State will be extremely important in working these things out,” he says. “But we all know it will be whatever Georgia Southern wants.” cs

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Jerome Meadows goes small By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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No matter how many times I talk to Jerome Meadows, he always catches me Jerome Meadows. Photo by jon waits off guard. The world-renowned artist and cultural other curiosities become magical totems sage is known for confronting stubborn through Jerome’s sorting and piecing pronotions of collective identity, history and community with work that’s both literally cess, which he describes as “impulsive, intuitive, and fragile.” and figuratively heavy, but he’s constantly Jars that once held religious candles now laughing. brim with rocks and sticks, connecting the He’s a regular-sized guy, but he transnatural and spiritual realms. One piece forms blocks of granite as deftly as the mysterious creators of Stonehenge. Touch brings together a vintage Band-Aid can with the motto “War Is A Drug,” while several one of his behemoth structures, however, and it rocks as gently as a grandma lulling a depict two figures in a loving embrace. “What can I say, I’m a romantic at baby to sleep. I’ve seen Jerome coax music from a recycled fan blade with samba man heart,” shrugs this artist, smiling. Most of the works were created in the Andrew Hartzell and convince people to wee hours of the morning as a way to perform shadow poetry behind a piece of paper. Every visit to the old brick ice house assuage stress-induced insomnia over his on Waters Ave. that serves as his Meadow- giant projects. “Art, like gravity, never sleeps,” he lark Studio yields some sort of surprise. declares in a rare somber tone. So naturally, when I rap on what’s Jerome’s departure from The Big most always been the front door, he sneaks up definitely stems from his disappointment on me from the side. over the failure of his Savannah Gar“Welcome back!” he says with a grin. dens installation, through no fault of his Over the years I’ve discussed crime and own. Back in 2012, the City of Savannah poverty around the conference table and commissioned him to create a courtyard spat a word or two at the aforementioned centerpiece for the affordable-housing Blank Page Poetry sessions, but this time complex, and his sturdy, abstract design I’m here to have a gander at Jerome’s most that repurposed historic elements from recent foray into the unexpected: After an the neighborhood was quickly approved international career of installing massive through the proper channels. sculptures in public spaces—including the Weeks before it was to be erected on the much-lauded Portsmouth African Burypublic plaza, however, the City decided the ing Ground monument in New Hampshire—he’s displaying an exhibition of works sculpture was prone to vandals. They asked Jerome to store it until the 10-foot tall piece small enough to fit in your living room. could be instead put inside a nearby commuThe walls of the adjacent Indigo Sky nity center that hasn’t even been built yet. Community Gallery usually host others’ It’s been sitting at the back of the studio visions, but independent curator and longever since, and the City continues to pay time friend Tania Sammons convinced Jerome that the collages he’s been tinkering Jerome $150 a month to keep it there. Some may remember that Savannah has with over the last decade ought to be seen. cold-shouldered Jerome’s art before: The “I call him an ‘artist-shaman,’” muses Tania, referring to the way Jerome’s works whole reason he moved here from New York in the 1990s was to create the now-founboth large and small challenge the spirit dering public fountain in the Yamacraw and pierce the soul. “It’s never something Village housing project, featuring bronzed where you say ‘oh, that’s nice,’ then move statues of children at play. (Read the entire on. His works have power.” history in the 2/16/14 Civil Society Column.) Indeed, each assemblage of old photo“I thought Savannah Gardens was going graphs, newspaper clippings, snippets of 8 poems, bits of glass, rusty metal rods and to be the redemption piece,” he sighs,

shaking his head. “I go to Portsmouth, and people come up and hug me and tell me how valuable the African Burial Ground has been to the healing of that community. Here, I’m embarrassed to take people to Yamacraw and show them what I’ve done.” The fact that efforts to unify and reclaim two of the city’s most maligned neighborhoods by one of the world’s most celebrated public artists is just plain bizarre. Other communities recognize how art not only drives economic development in neglected places but also transforms negative historical implications, threading the past into the present for a more promising future. What IS this force field of apathy surrounding Savannah, y’all? Is there some sort of secret society, an anti-art Illuminati set on repressing the kind of velvet revolution this place so desperately needs? Or it is just the cumulative effect of so many generations of status quo? Jerome says he doesn’t take any of it personally, and no one wants to believe that

it is a conscious decision not to allow the people of Savannah Gardens an abstract sculpture to contemplate or that no one can figure out how to refurbish and maintain the sculpture at Yamacraw Village. But jeebus, no wonder the guy can’t sleep. “This is what I can’t say in public,” he says, sweeping his arm around his smallbut-mighty collages, some compiled to a soundtrack of sirens and gunshots. “People talk about Savannah as an art destination, but the people leading the charge don’t seem to understand what it means to live here.” To live here fully means to embrace the beauty and the blight, to interpret the tranquility and the violence as only an artist can. Living here definitely means not letting the anti-art Illuminati get you down, and Jerome is taking the first part of 2017 to “regroup in confidence” and figure out how to use “Savannah’s limitations as the impetus to do more.” “Doing more” involves finding other forms of media, notably his talk show “Art Talks/Art Matters” on the city-run SGTV (native geniuses Maggie Hayes and Matt Toole are up next), as well as spinning his favorite tunes with local jazz gurus Ike Carter, Suzanne Jackson and Tom Van de Ven on Savannah State’s radio station at 90.3. He’s taking Blank Page Poetry on the road to Charleston, plotting out pop-up spots with Tania. There’s also a large granite form—a tall feminine presence, impossibly curvy and smooth—waiting to be installed in the next few weeks for the city of Columbia, SC. I snort and sputter with resentment and righteous fury that every other city seems to value public art but us. As usual, Jerome surprises me. “We’re all evolving, the narrative always changes,” he nods patiently. “Art will always have a very important part to play here.” cs

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NEXT MONTH will mark my eighth year as a Twitter user. But I’m not sure I’ll be there to celebrate. Last month, feeling pummeled by a constant stream of bad news I felt helpless to do anything about, I decided to take a leave of absence from my account. Since then I’ve become more thoughtful and deliberate about my media consumption. I feel just as informed, but less overwhelmed. In uncertain times, it’s natural for people to want to exercise control over aspects of their lives that are still theirs to control, to take comfort in the natural world, and to seek solace in people and places they hold dear. There’s a reason Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things” seems to be increasingly popular since election day. Are you are feeling anxious about the future? If not, I’m afraid you soon will be, no matter your political views. For the worried and worried-to-be, I suggest a helpful and healthful activity: Ride your bike. In this column, I frequently write about the thousands of people in our community for whom riding a bike is a necessity, not a choice. For these citizens, a bicycle is often the only way to get to work, to class, and to bring home food from the grocery store. Thousands more live and work in parts of Savannah where streets are designed to maximize the speed of motor vehicles. Riding a bike and walking in these areas is not just unpleasant, it’s potentially deadly. Still, there are thousands who can, with a little preparation and planning, make bicycling a healthy part of their daily lives. If commuting to work isn’t possible, an after work or weekend trip to the store or an evening out with friends can be done by bike, instead of by car. And I’m not just talking about physical health when I say “healthy.” I am here to tell you the benefits of bicycling extend to mental well-being, too. What’s your most memorable drive home from work? I’ll bet you remember it not because it was pleasant, but because it was a negative experience. Maybe traffic was snarled for miles by a crash, or worse yet, a crash in which you were involved. Perhaps you heard awful news on the radio or — in a scenario that’s making our streets much more dangerous — you read the bad news on your phone while driving

If commuting to work isn’t possible, an after work or weekend trip to the store or an evening out with friends can be done by bike, instead of by car.

“The ability to move under one’s own power and travel freely is one of our most basic liberties. Riding a bike or walking is a personal declaration of independence.”

Tell me about what happened as you steered your car home. Can you recall one instance fondly? I can’t. But I can tell you about a Saturday in July 2015 when my wife and I rode our bicycles downtown for lunch. I don’t remember where we ate, but I can easily visualize the rainstorm that erupted as we made our way home. We took shelter under an awning, but eventually decided to pedal home through the flooded streets. We were completely drenched almost instantly, but once we acknowledged we couldn’t become any more soaked than we already were, we embraced the situation and laughed at our predicament all the way home. I can’t conjure a similarly fond memory of driving in a rainstorm. Tell me about the time you pulled up at an intersection at the very same time as a home. friend you had not seen in ages. Describe There is a better way. what it was like as you and your friend I can tell you about feeling tired and drove your cars side by side, chatting as you drained as I began my ride home after a rolled along. long workday at SCAD many years ago. See what I mean? As I neared Henry Street, my bike’s The ability to move under one’s own headlight illuminated small particles power and travel freely is one of our most drifting in the air. basic liberties. Riding a bike or walking is a At first I presumed this was dust blowpersonal declaration of independence. ing from an unpaved parking lot. Wrong. But it can also be an act of resistance. Snowflakes! A rare sight in Savannah Now’s the time to stand with those fighting I’m glad I experienced on my bike. Once I to protect our natural resources against reached my neighborhood, I kept going and an administration determined to permarode until the flurry ended. nently damage the environment in pursuit What is your most memorable drive of short term increases in share prices. back from a meal? No, I’m not asking about Riding a bike is an additional way to the food or service. demonstrate which side you’re on. cs

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Communicate in full color with Inky Brittany Graphic facilitation can mean ‘no more bad meetings!’

It used to be that doodling during a meeting was considered slacker behavior. But what if you could turn those scribbles into a skill? Armed with a rainbow of markers and rolls of butcher paper, artist Brittany Curry is fomenting such a revolution. The lively illustrator has been a fixture at some of Savannah’s most prominent gatherings in the last two years, from Emergent Savannah’s Monday Means Community sessions to the Creative Coast’s One Million Cups entrepreneur showcase to Visit Savannah’s staff retreat. Using a technique known as graphic facilitation, Curry turns the documentation of the discussions and brainstorms into an active flurry of color and style. The resulting full-color murals help organizations streamline ideas and create a visual map that everyone involved can follow. “It looks like art, people call it art, but it’s more about communication,” explains Curry, who offers her services under the name InkyBrittany and recently helped Healthy Savannah secure a $60,000 grant with one of her graphics. “It reduces the clutter of the content and boils it down to the main takeaways that can be referred to later.” She will be co-hosting an introduction to the method on at Non Fiction Gallery on Tuesday, January 17, immediately followed by a three-day “deep dive” with international graphic facilitation gurus Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn on Jan. 18-20. Though Curry was always the one who drew funny caricatures of her high school chums, she leaned more to the literary for her degree in Liberal Arts from Georgia College. The 29 year-old Savannah native first learned the skill of graphic facilitation in her role as the director of the Milledgeville chapter of Citizens Advocacy, the organization that creates support systems for disabled folks. Part of her training involved sessions with Canadian social service pioneers Pearpoint and Kahn, who developed graphic facilitation as a tool to help those challenged by other forms of communication voice their wants and needs. “I saw how using symbols and imagery

could include people in the conversation who didn’t necessarily have the words,” says Curry of Pearpoint and Kahn’s take on the concept of “person-centered planning.” “I also saw that in the corporate world, people were taking notes in meetings on chart paper. So I threw it all together and turned it up.” Citizens Advocacy is also how she met Tom Kohler, Savannah’s local director and longtime social justice champ. Kohler tapped Curry to colorfully chronicle Emergent Savannah events at the Sentient Bean starting from the very first one, a reunion of the 1960s underground local newspaper Albion’s Voice. “Graphic facilitation creates a living memory of the event and a connecting point for the people who attend and participate,” says Kohler. “It enlivens people’s minds.” Emergent Savannah and Citizens Advocacy have teamed up with Curry to bring in Pearpoint and Kahn for the one-day and three-day workshops. While the team comes from an inclusion perspective, the applications and benefits extend towards all organizations and businesses. Artists, activists, non-profit leaders, corporate communications specialists and anyone seeking better, innovative ways to conduct meetings are encouraged to attend. (Scholarships are available, and snacks are included.) Considering that current culture has moved towards the language of emojis and live tweets, it makes sense for businesses to embrace dynamic imagery that responds to what’s happening in the room. Google uses visual note-taking in its executive summits, and San Franciscobased graphic facilitator David Sibbet has grown his firm The Grove from a one-man hippie outfit into a worldwide agency. Plus, doing meetings the old way can be downright uninspiring. “After 30 years as a consultant, I’m quite cynical about meetings,” says international business tech advisor Murray Wilson, who hired Curry last year to document a presentation at Gulfstream. “It’s always been this model of ‘sit down, shut up and look at my horrible PowerPoint.’ Instead, this encourages people to think and engage. They’re captivated.” “Two bad meetings can kill any good

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idea,” agrees Kohler, adding that because the drawings reach different kinds of learning styles and spark participation from those who might not speak up otherwise, there are political and social benefits as well. “It can help create a more inclusive democracy because it allows more voices to be heard and seen.” The best part about graphic facilitation is that you don’t need a degree in fine arts to learn it, but a commitment to objective observation is imperative. Curry cuts a distinctive profile with her blond pageboy, long almond-shaped nails and collection of vintage dresses, but she is keenly aware that her role is more wallflower than star attraction. Standing off to the side of the action with her supplies, she

listens deeply to what leaders and participants say, translating the golden nuggets into charming cartoons and visual quotes. She spends time in corporate boardrooms and disabled clients’ living rooms, distilling ideas, concerns, dreams, wishes and plans with a few strokes of a pen and bit of chalk for shading. She also documents weddings and other special events and hopes to broaden her work to schools and other places where her colorful maps can help put individuals on the same page. “Every event or meeting has a timeline that can be turned into a picture,” she says, doodling in her sketch pad as she describes her work. “An illustration makes it so much more memorable.” cs

1-Day Graphic Facilitation Workshop with Inky Brittany

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Municipal broadband: An opposing view by Mary Flanders

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ON PAPER, it may sound like the perfect side business for municipal governments: a city-owned broadband system that can offer high speed Internet access to citizens while bringing in revenue to city coffers. But all that glitters isn’t gold, and city leaders with visions of dollar signs in their heads should consider the reality of owning and maintaining a municipal broadband system before committing money from Savannah taxpayers to such an enterprise. Savannah officials currently are working with a group of consultants, Magellan Advisors, to figure out if a municipal broadband network is the way to go for the city. Savannah has already paid Magellan tens of thousands of dollars to explore the issue. City officials usually have already made up their minds that they want a municipal network before employing such consultants, and typically, Internet consultants tell city politicians what they want to hear. But, here’s the trick: when a municipal network fails to turn a profit and ends up bleeding cash, as is usually the case, it’s not the consultants who risk being voted out of office. It’s the politicians who bear that burden. They should proceed carefully. Cautionary tales about municipal broadband networks abound. Consider the situation in Marietta, the sprawling suburb northwest of Atlanta. Marietta started its own municipal network that stretched along a 210-mile long route. After spending $35 million to build out the network, Marietta earned a grand total of 180 customers. The then-Mayor said the city couldn’t keep pace with the expenses associated with the constant flood of technology upgrades required to manage a broadband network. The city ultimately sold the network in 2004 for a $20 million loss. Pacific Research Institute, in a report on municipal broadband, found that “Mariettans had decided that they would rather take a $20.33 million loss than continue to subsidize a municipal telecom venture that was sucking their city dry.” Marietta may be relatively close to home, but it’s not the only example. Provo, Utah spent $40million to build its network, only to sell it to Google Fiber for the princely sum of $1. In Groton, Connecticut, taxpayers lost $38 million. City leaders need to consider the down12 side risk to municipal services if and when

...when a municipal network fails to turn a profit and ends up bleeding cash, as is usually the case, it’s not the consultants who risk being voted out of office. It’s the politicians who bear that burden. the broadband network fails to attract customers and generate case. The shortfall has to be made up somewhere. Where will the money come from? Tax hikes?

Local ISP and network provider Seitmitsu has already established more than 36 miles of fiber throughout the City of Savannah. Photo courtesy of Seimitsu

Budget cuts to basic services or to the police or fire department? Try explaining that to voters come election time, especially if the crime rate is on the rise. According to Kelly McCutcheon, President of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, typically the consultants are the only ones who come out good on these deals. It would be a bitter pill to swallow by Savannah citizens and city leaders alike. Let’s dig into some of the specifics on Internet needs in Savannah. Of the 280,000 residents in Chatham County, only 6,000 residents do not have access to wired Internet of any kind. About 90% of Savannah residents can choose from two or more wired Internet service providers (ISPs). The city’s current residential providers offer speeds up to 105 mbps, and its twelve business providers offer speeds that are generally between 100 mbps and one gigabit, which is considered to be very speedy in the Internet world. Private providers also are making big new investments in the area. Last year,

Hargray Communications announced a plan to offer one gigabit speeds to Lowcountry customers. In March, Comcast announced its intention to offer 10-gigabit speeds to city businesses. Last month, AT&T said it also would begin offering incredibly fast capacity to Savannah entrepreneurs. Clearly, the City of Savannah and Chatham County at large are well attended to by private Internet service providers. It’s easy to understand why city leaders would be seduced by the idea of starting a municipal broadband network. Public officials may be dreaming of a legacy item – a monument to their incumbency. But, a municipal network is, poised to be, at best, a vanity project -- and at worst, a major boondoggle Savannah taxpayers simply cannot afford. cs Mary Flanders is chairwoman of the Chatham County GOP.

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What can you tell me about the prescription drug scopolamine? Is it the same thing as the South American “zombie drug”? Wasn’t it used as a truth serum? Why would a doctor ever prescribe it? —Nick Davis A BOTCHED Soviet plot to kidnap a West German radio interviewer supposedly hinged on candy laced with scopolamine. When ancient South American chieftains died, it’s said, their wives and concubines were dosed with the drug and led into tombs to be buried alive alongside the deceased. Present-day tabloids insist that Chinese gangs in Paris are using it to dope prosperous victims, who then helplessly empty their jewelry drawers. Such exotic tales have lent scopolamine a menacing aura and the grabby sobriquet

of “the most dangerous drug in the world.” But the milligram and a half in that transdermal patch your GP gave you for motion sickness poses no threat of transforming you into a mindless zombie anytime soon. Scopolamine is the active ingredient in burundanga, a powder made from the seeds of a picturesque tree known locally in Colombia as the borrachero. Because of its hallucinogenic properties burundanga figured in the spiritual practices of some indigenous peoples, and they used it medicinally as well. Synthetic scopolamine wasn’t manufactured till the early 20th century, when it became popular as a childbirth sedative that not only relaxed moms but dimmed their memories of pain. And yes, by the 1920s scopolamine had become the first drug billed as a truth serum. The twilight haze it induced left patients able to converse but seemingly less inhibited; the Texas doctor who pioneered its use in interviewing criminal suspects claimed it impaired reasoning enough to make lying impossible. Interrogators soon decided, however, that the side effects made scopolamine more trouble than it was worth. The biggest problem? “The fantastically, almost painfully, dry ‘desert’ mouth brought on by the drug is hardly conducive to free talking, even in a tractable subject,” a CIA analyst reported in 1961.

But you can get a scrip for it, though it’s not like pharmacies are handing out bottles of pure scopolamine tablets. The clinical name is hyoscine, and its most common usage is in a patch worn behind the ear to ease nausea, whether postoperative or just your basic carsickness-type. Scopolamine reduces certain organic secretions (hence the dry mouth) and also dampens nerve signals that trigger vomiting. Under the name Buscopan (widely prescribed everywhere but the U.S.), it’s used to treat abdominal pain. Scopolamine can also provide relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. That’s not to deny the nefarious uses it’s put to. A dose slipped into a beer or plate of food can disable an unsuspecting mark enough for someone to lift their wallet. That amnesiac quality obstetricians once prized is probably the source for the “zombie drug” myth. “You wait for a minute for it to kick in and then you know you own that person,” a Colombian drug dealer told a Vice reporter. “You can guide them wherever you want.” But though scopolamine in your drink might leave you dopey or knock you out, it won’t rob you of free will, rendering you an ambulatory servant of your assailant. Sure, it’s powerful, but not supernaturally so. And frankly the horror stories about its use in Europe and the U.S. sound fishy:

supposedly someone just hands you a business card that’s been soaked in the drug, or blows a handful of the powder into your face, but that sort of limited contact almost certainly wouldn’t be enough to incapacitate you. And there were no lab results behind those alleged Paris drugging incidents to show scopolamine was the culprit—in fact, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction hasn’t reported its use at all. In a story in the Spanish newspaper El País last summer, doctors in Madrid and Barcelona insist they’re seeing scopolamine victims regularly; they concede, though, that since it doesn’t linger long in the bloodstream, diagnosis depends more on interpreting patients’ stories than on hard chemical evidence. It’s also unclear where crooks in Europe or the U.S. would be getting all this scopolamine. With no recreational demand for burundanga, are serious quantities really being smuggled out of Colombia? And amassing enough of the synthetic kind would take more than a few prescriptions—you’d need an inside source at the lab. There are plenty of other nasty drugs out there, after all, and plenty of nasty people passing them around. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via or

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting on East 54th and Ash streets that injured Deshawn Ford, 19, on Thursday, Jan. 5. “At about 9 p.m. Metro officers responded to Memorial University Medical Center, where Ford had arrived in a privately owned vehicle, seeking care of a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” police say. Reportedly, Ford was walking on East 54th when a male subject approached and shot him. The suspect reportedly fled in a dark-colored 4-door sedan. The suspect’s identity and circumstances leading up to this shooting remain under investigation.

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into a bank robbery on Thursday, Jan. 5 at South State Bank, on the 400 block of Mall Boulevard. “Metro responded to the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. after a suspect entered the business, displayed a gun and demanded cash,” police report. “Employees complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect fled in an unknown direction, possibly in a white vehicle. No injuries were reported,” police say. The suspect is described as a black male standing approximately 6-feet tall. During the incident he wore a dark-colored hooded jacket, a face covering, gloves and dark pants.

Reward for bank robbery arrest

CrimeStoppers and Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union “are teaming up to catch a bank robber by offering a reward up to $5,000 for tips that lead to the arrest of the person responsible for a November 9 bank robbery,” a CrimeStoppers spokesperson says. On Nov. 9, Savannah Chatham Metro Police and the FBI responded to the credit union, on West Lathrop Avenue, after a suspect demanded cash from employees.  “The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion. Surveillance photos show him wearing a black cap, sunglasses, a wig with long, black curly hair, all black clothes, and powder on his face and hands. He is believed to have fled the scene

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on foot heading down Lathrop Avenue toward Bay Street,” Crimestoppers reports CrimeStoppers will pay up to $2,500 for tips that lead to his arrest, and Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is offering up to an additional $2,500 that will be paid upon the subject’s arrest. The funds from the credit union will only be honored if the suspect is arrested by April of 2018. Call CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020 any time or submit tips online at www. People can also call the FBI directly at (912) 790-3100.

West Savannah shooting

Savannah-Chatham Police detectives are investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man Jan. 5. “At approximately 12:32 a.m., Metro responded to the intersection of West Street and Walter Simmons Court locating Frederick Washington, 18, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Washington was transported to Memorial University Medical Center in critical condition,” police report. Detectives say they do not believe this incident to be random.

Suspect sought in property thefts

West Chatham Precinct investigators ask the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stole packages from the porches of at least four residences in December. Responding officers learned that between 2:30 – 3 p.m. on Dec. 30, the suspect stole packages from each victim’s residence before driving away in a black Jeep Liberty. The suspect left the empty boxes at other homes. Two incidents occurred in the Bradley Point South neighborhood, including one near Saybrook Point and Concordia Drive and another near Amherst Way and Tweet Point. Soon after, additional incidents occurred near the intersection of Putters Place and Al Henderson Boulevard as well as the 200 block of Meadowlark Circle. The suspect is described as a white male standing between 5 feet 9 and 5 feet 11.He weighs roughly 180 to 200 pounds. During the incident he wore a red short-sleeved shirt and dark pants. cs

news & Opinion News of the weird Russian producers are planning the so-far-ultimate survivors’ show -- in the Siberian wilderness for nine months (temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit), with 30 contestants selected after signing liability waivers that protect the show even if someone is raped or murdered. (Police may come arrest the perpetrators, but the producers are not responsible for intervening.) The show (“Game2: Winter”) will be telecast live, around the clock, beginning July 2017 via 2,000 cameras placed in a large area full of bears and treacherous forest. Producers told Siberian Times in December that 60 prospects had already signed up for the last-person-standing prize: the equivalent of $1.6 million (only requirements: be 18 and “sane”). (Bonus: The production company’s advertising lists the “dangerous” behaviors they allow, including “fighting,” “murder,” “rape,” “smoking.”)

Roundup From the World’s Press

• With car-camel collisions increasing in Iran’s two southern provinces, an Iranian government ministry is in the process of issuing identification cards to each camel, supposedly leading to outerwear license “plates” on each of the animals. Authorities told the Islamic Republic News Agency the registration numbers are needed if an accident victim needs to report the camel or to help trace smugglers. (No actual license plates on camels have yet made the world’s news photographs.) • Martin Shkreli became the Wall Street bad boy in 2015 when his company Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the right to market the lifesaving drug Daraprim and promptly raised its typical price of $18 a pill to $750, but in November, high schoolers in the chemistry lab at Sydney Grammar in Australia created a molecular knockoff of Daraprim for about $2 a tablet. Their sample of “pyrimethamine” (Daraprim’s chemical name) was judged authentic by a University of Sydney chemistry professor. Daraprim, among other uses, fights deadly attacks on immune systems, such as for HIV patients. • Gazing Upon Nature as Nature Calls: To serve restroom users in a public park in China’s Hunan Province’s picturesque

• Prosecutors in Darlington, England, Shiyan Lake area, architects gave users in obviously take child “cruelty” seriously toilet cubicles a view of the forest through because Gary McKenzie, 22, was hauled ceiling-to-floor windows. To discourage into court in October on four charges sightseers who believe the better view is against a boy (whose name and age were not from the cubicles but into them, the bottom portion, up to the level of the toilet, not published), including passing gas in the boy’s face. The charge was described as is frosted -- though that stratagem prob“in a manner likely to cause him unnecesably blurs only a pair of legs, seated. (CNN reported in October that China has at least sary suffering or injury to health.” He was on trial for two other slightly harsher acts one other such restroom, in Guilin prov-- and another gas-passing, against a difince, viewing distant mountains.) ferent boy -- but the judgment has not • Oops! Organizers of the Christmas been reported. Day caroling program at the Nelum • World-class chess players Pokuna theater in Colombo, Sri are famous for intense powers Lanka, drawing thousands of of concentration, but a chess devout celebrants, were apparHow’s those journal reported in October that ently confused by one song title resolutions going? top-flight female players have and innocently included it in the actually been disqualified from book for the carolers. (No, it matches for showing too much wasn’t “Inna Gadda Da Vida” cleavage as they play, thus disfrom a famous “Simpsons” tracting their opponent (accordepisode.) It was “Hail Mary” ing to Ms. Sava Stoisavljevic, head by the late rapper Tupac Shakur of the European Chess Union). -- likely resulting in the very first In fact, the Women’s World Chess appearance of certain words in Championship, scheduled for Febany Christmas service publication ruary, has decreed that, since the anywhere. matches will be held in Tehran, all • Officials of the Ulm Minster contestants must wear hijabs (leadin Ulm, Germany, the world’s talling a U.S. women’s champion to announce est church (530 feet high), said in she is boycotting). October that they fear it might eventually • News You Can Use: German Horst be brought down -- by visitors who make Wenzel, “Mr. Flirt,” fancies himself a the long trek up with a full bladder and no smooth-talking maestro, teaching mostly place to relieve themselves except in dark alcoves, thus eroding the structure’s sand- wealthy but tongue-tied German men stone. A building preservation representa- lessons (at about $1,500 a day!) in how tive also cited vomit in the alcoves, perhaps to approach women -- but this year has decided to “give back” to the community as a result of the dizzying height of the by offering his expertise pro-bono to view from the top. (News of the Weird has lonely Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have reported on erosion damage to a bridge, from spitting, in Mumbai, India, and at the flooded the country. At one class in Dortmund in November, observed by an AssoTaj Mahal, from bug droppings.) ciated Press reporter, most “students” • The Dubai-based Gulf News reported were hesitant, apparently divided between in November that 900 Kuwaiti governthe embarrassed (when Wenzel informed ment workers had their pay frozen during them it’s “normal” to have sex on the first the current investigation into no-shows, including one man on the payroll (uniden- or second date) and the awkwardly confident (opening line: “I love you. Can I sleep tified) who reportedly had not actually worked in 10 years. Another, who had been over at your place?”). But, advised Wenliving abroad for 18 months while drawing zel, “Don’t tell (a German woman) that you love (her) at least for the first three his Kuwaiti pay, was reduced to half-pay, months (because) German women don’t but insisted he had asked several times like clinginess.” for assignments but was told nothing was available. (Gulf News reported that the 10-year man is appealing the freeze!)

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• Undignified Deaths: (1) A 24-year-old woman who worked at a confectionary factory in Fedortsovo, Russia, was killed in December when she fell into a vat of chocolate. (Some witnesses said she was pouring flour when she fell; others say she fell while trying to retrieve her dropped cellphone.) (2) A 24-year-old man was decapitated in London in August when he leaned too far out the window of one train and struck an extension on a passing train. Next to the window he leaned from was a sign warning people not to stick their heads out.

The Passing Parade

(1) A poll revealed in December (sponsored by University of Graz and Austria Press Agency) that Austria’s “word of the year” for 2016 was a 52-letter word beginning “bundespraesident” and referring to the postponement of the runoff election for president in 2016. (2) The Wall Street Journal reported in December a longstanding feud on the tiny Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta, which has only 37,000 residents but two opera houses because of the owners’ mutual antipathy.

A News of the Weird Classic (February 2013)

In November (2012), Tokyo’s Kenichi Ito, 29, bested his own Guinness World Record by a full second (down to 17.47 seconds) in the 100-meter dash -- “running” on all fours. Ito runs like a Patas monkey, which he has long admired and which (along with his self-described monkey-like face) inspired him nine years ago to take up “four- legged” running. He reported trouble only once, when he went to the mountains to train and was shot at by a hunter who mistook him for a boar. By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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Nick Maynard of Little Paw. Photo by chiptography

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Every year, PULSE Arts & Technology Festival challenges viewers with interactive and innovative works of art from around the world. The creativity goes beyond what’s hanging on the gallery walls—the Jepson crew loves to engage the crowd with an unforgettable musical show that blurs the line between tech, visual, performance, and sound art. From Gil Weinberg’s robotic musician at the 2011 festivities to last year’s stunning performance from Helado Negro and his tinsel-suited dancers, PULSE’s musical guests boast a whimsical sense of discovery and, most importantly, fun. 2017’s musical artist Little Paw, the 16 solo project of Nick Maynard (formerly of

Nintendo rock band Revingineers) will introduce audiences to the glitchy, thrilling wonderful world of chiptune music. Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, uses the sound chips found in vintage computers, gaming systems, arcade machines, consoles, microcomputers, and more to create a style of synthesized electronic music. We chatted with Maynard about his musical origins, live show, and what audiences can expect from his performance with Matt Akers. Tell us a little about your musical journey. How did you start playing? How did you find your way to chiptune music?

In high school, I took a Music Theory class. I would always finish my assignments early and our teacher let me use the ancient computer in the back of the room to experiment with the music notation software it had. This allowed you to write out sheet music and assign different instruments to the parts and listed to your song. I fell in love with this program, as basic as it was, and began writing for it constantly, coming down to that classroom during my study hall period and lunches. When I got to college, that’s when I was exposed to more advanced computer programs like Reason (version 2) and Ableton Live (version 3). I began playing in bands and incorporating programmed music into my live performance.

Years later, I found bands like Anamanaguchi and Bit Shifter and fell in love with chiptune music. For a while, I emulated it with the computer programs I’d been using but eventually I began using Nerdtracker II, then Famitracker, and finally LSDJ. Were/are you a gamer? If so, how does that influence your compositions and tone?   I would definitely not call myself a ‘gamer.’ I definitely enjoyed video games as a kid and owned an NES and eventually a Nintendo 64, but never more than a handful of games. After getting into chiptune music, I’ve become more aware of classic

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“The main thing that I feel distinguishes electronic instruments from ‘traditional’ instruments is their ability to be programmed and sequenced. Composing and recording music is what I love the most and if I was able to plug a cable into a clarinet and make it play music via my computer, then I totally would.” video game soundtracks, but I don’t think they’ve had any significant impact on my music. What is your gear setup like when you play live? Is it similar to your recording setup?

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My setup will change drastically from show to show but always includes electric guitar. More often than not, I’ll bring a synth as well—the Moog Sub 37 or the Juno 106. I recently began using a midi pickup for my guitar (the Fishman Triple Play) so I can perform synth parts via my guitar, which has worked out really well. Recording is a different process. At this point, I have a pretty extensive collection 18 of synths and guitar gear so I’ll experiment

for a long time to get the sounds exactly how I want them. I could never bring all of the equipment I use while recording to a show. What’s the process like when you sit down to write new material for Little Paw? It varies from song to song, but for my last album, most of the songs followed a similar pattern. I began by composing the full song in LSDJ on just a single Gameboy. I would then record this into Ableton and cut up the audio so that every instrument was on its own track. Then I began to record additional synths, guitars, drums, and sound effects overtop of this Gameboy track.

What do you feel electronic tones and arrangements can capture that distinguishes them from “traditional” instruments? The main thing that I feel distinguishes electronic instruments from ‘traditional’ instruments is their ability to be programmed and sequenced. Composing and recording music is what I love the most and if I was able to plug a cable into a clarinet and make it play music via my computer, then I totally would.   Does the Little Paw live experience feel different in arts spaces like PULSE, music venues, or chiptune-centric environments? The Little Paw live experience can definitely feel very different from venue to

venue. At chiptune festivals, so many people attending are familiar with the basic concepts I’m using and therefore are able to appreciate the music on its own merits more. I’ve played shows for non-chiptune crowds and after I perform, I’m always greeted by dozens of questions from wellmeaning people and I have to go into ‘teacher’ mode and explain exactly what was happening. I’m always happy to talk about what it is I’m doing but I’m always surprised by people’s need to understand how the technology is working. No one questions a drummer after a show about how his kick drum pedal works! CS

PULSE Art + Technology Fest: Chiptune Night! Concert feat/ Little Paw, Matt Akers Saturday, January 14, 7 p.m. Jepson Center


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By Anna Chandler

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Third time’s the charm, and House of Gunt has charmed, stunned, and riveted audiences twice over with their annual Blessed show. At this rate, the Jinx “megachurch” performance is a Savannah tradition, but our leading drag collective is about to turn tradition upside down, put a hex on it, and send it out into the night. Falling on Friday the 13th, Blessed features “sermons” from H.O.G.’s own Influenza Mueller, Toyota Mitsubishi, Rachel Fauxrelle, Lavender Mist, Rainé Rainé, Anita Shavé, Biqtch Puddin, LaZanya Ontré, Kia Sedona, Edna Allan Hoe, Aphrodykey Hoe, and Vegina George, along with guests Brigitte Bidet of Tossed Salad ATL and Rebel Belle of The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue. C Powers handles the music, Andrew Gauthé heads up stagecraft, and Greg Hornak will create spellbinding visuals to complete the experience. The Transdenominational Order at the Nega Church of the House of Gunt is calling for you. Friday, January 13, doors at 10 p.m., performances at 11 p.m. and 12 a.m., $5, 21+

Travel back in time with Savannah Baroque, a unique collective of professional performers who are bringing the sounds of early music to Savannah audiences. With Anne Acker on harpsichord, Marcy Jean Brenner on viol da gamba (a bowed, fretted, and stringed instrument popular in the Renaissance and Baroque periods), Ann Cafferty on violin, Jeana Melilli on flute, and sopranos Ashley Roper and Tina Zenker Williams on vocals, this group of talented women brings the past to life with their compositions. Savannah Baroque offers two historicallyinformed performances this weekend at St. John’s Church in downtown Savannah. riffing on themes of love, loss, joy and sorrow, the troupe will play works by Handel, Dowland, Marais, Couperin, Rameau, Scarlatti, and more. Savannah’s only baroque music group looks forward to engaging the senses and stirring emotion in their listeners, just as the early composers intended. Friday, January 13, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. (two performances), $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors, all-ages

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The House of Gunt Presents: Blessed @The Jinx

Charleston grunge metal band Marytree heads down to Savannah fresh on the release of a new album, Chipper, and two new music videos. With a sound blending ‘90s grunge vibes and a love of the heavy classics, Marytree churns out a radio-ready mix of tough riffs and memorable melodies. The band has earned a loyal following in their hometown, and Chipper, two years in the making, is eagerly awaited. The El-Rocko show is a part of Marytree’s big album release weekend celebration and will be emceed by Rock 106.1’s own Ryan Koch. Locals My Maiden Name and Broken Glow join. Saturday, January 14, 9 p.m., free, 21+

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Support your local community radio station and drink beer at the same time! On Saturday, head over to Service Brewing to help WRUU Savannah Soundings raise money to purchase radio broadcasting equipment and make “community radio with a global soul” a reality. The team has rounded up some great talent, including Sunglow, Lotion in the Basket, Clouds and Satellites, and The Anders Thomsen Band, to entertain the crowd. Attendees get to enjoy a 36-ounce beer tasting, a tour of the Service Brewing facilities, and grilled eats will be available. Saturday, January 14, 7 p.m., $22 via, 21+



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Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Southern Tides, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay, Bill Hodgson, Matt Parker and the Deacons, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Lyn Avenue, 9:30 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.


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.


Totally Awesome Bar Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy


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

Thursday 1.12 Live Music

Barrelhouse South Urban Soil, 10:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Sarah Poole, 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. Huc-A-Poo’s Dr. Bacon The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jason Bible, 7 p.m. The Space Station @Starlandia Sonic Deviations, 8 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt)

Trivia & Games

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


Tybee City Limits @tybee post theater

Tybee City Limits is back with two of Savannah’s favorite groups! Lyn Avenue has been a leading band in the Lowcountry country scene for years. Led by award-winning songwriter CC Witt, the country-pop band has been nominated for Georgia Music Awards and Georgia Country Awards for three years in a row. Wood and Steel (Erica Franklin and Wade Holmes on guitars and vocals, Cyril Durant on keyboards, Justin Tuskey on bass and David Murray on drums) blend folk, Americana, soul, and rock into a timeless sound. sat., jan. 14, 8 p.m., $15 adults, $5 12 and under The Marshall Brothers Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 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.


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, 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.


The Sentient Bean Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, 8 p.m.


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. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

Friday 1.13 Live Music

Barrelhouse South The High Divers w/ Roe Joma, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Lazaretto Creek Duo, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Brett Barnard and the Hitman Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Jacob and the Good People, 10 p.m. Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman, 6:30 p.m. Huc-A-Poo’s Matt Townsend Jazz’d Tapas Bar Voodoo Soup, 9 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Silversel, Metaluna, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Eric Sommer, 8 p.m. St. John’s Church Savannah Baroque: Love and Passion, 12 & 7 p.m.

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. 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.


The Wormhole Kurt Metzger Comedy Tour, 7 p.m.


Club 309 West DJ Zay 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 The Jinx B13ssed presented by the House of Gunt, 10 p.m.

Saturday 1.14 Live Music

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South GTA w/ Little Stranger, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Ray Tomasino, 7:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton and the Myth, 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 The Train Wrecks, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Marytree, My Maiden Name, Broken Glow, 9 p.m. Huc-A-Poo’s The Sound Experiment Jazz’d Tapas Bar The MS3, 9 p.m. The Jinx Mothership, Gunpowder Gray, 10 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Joe Wilson, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Harbor Pilots, 10 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof @Sundown, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill

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Hextones Service Brewing Company Savannah Soundings Community Radio: Tunes and Brews Party, 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Tybee City Limits featuring Lyn Avenue and Wood and Steel, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Stan Ray, Epic Cycle, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, Bucky & Barry, Bill Hodgson, The New High, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 8 Mile Bend, 9:30 p.m.


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.


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Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

Monday 1.16 Live Music

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Pussy Launcher, Too Much, 9:30 p.m. The Jinx Dad Joke #34: Mad Existence, Schiavi, Cray Bags, Roger Watkins of Resource Group, 10 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah We Are One, 2 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 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


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


Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.


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

Tuesday 1.17 Live Music

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals, 6 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Joe Wilson, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 5 p.m.

Trivia & Games

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 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.


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.


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


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

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Trivia & Games

Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

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Sunday 1.15

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Ascension Strauss and Bridge: The Piano Quartets, 5 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Ruth’s Chris Steak House Gypsy Jazz Brunch, 12:15 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, 12:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Christy Alan Band, 1 p.m.

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Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) 1 Resort Dr. Savannah-Downtown 912-201-2085

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

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

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

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

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


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

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



Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Midtown

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill


The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown 912-289-0350

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

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

Club One 1 Jefferson St. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-0200

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiore Italian Bar and Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd. Isle of Hope 912-349-2609


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

Hotel Indigo 201 W. Bay Street Savannah-Downtown Huc-A-Poo’s 1213 US Hwy. 80 East Tybee Island 912-786-5900

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

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


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

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

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

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

Lutheran Church of the Ascension 120 Bull St . Savannah-Downtown (912) 232-4151

Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Downtown


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


Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler 912-988-1052

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

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

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

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

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown


Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-5778

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

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

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

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


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

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

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island

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

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

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

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

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


Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr. Thunderbolt 912-354-9040 tubbysthunderbolt

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

Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horn Tybee Island


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Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown

The Warehouse 18 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown

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

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The Pulse Effect

A chat with Telfair Museums’ Harry DeLorme on art, technology and absurd fun iPhone came out!

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Savannah may be famous for its historic preservation of the past, but for the past 11 years, it’s served as the cutting edge between art and technology. It makes sense that the PULSE Festival launched right around the same time as the opening of the Jepson Center for the Arts, a modern architectural wonder designed by the award-winning Moshe Safdie. We spoke to Telfair Museums’ Senior Curator of Education Harry DeLorme about the origins of PULSE festival, past highlights and glimpses of what’s to come. How did you decide to combine art and technology? Harry DeLorme: Well, we started Pulse in 2007, less than a year after opening the Jepson. With the opening, I had installed some of the first interactive tech pieces and I wanted to build some programming around that so I had this little tech week with maybe three programs. We had a family day, a concert with artist named Bubbly Fish who used Gameboys to make music and a handful of very small exhibits. We wound up having close to a thousand people come, and a lot of them were kids. We’re always trying to find a hook for one audience or another, and it turned out that tech is a great way to target young adults and teens. They were immersed in it and drawn to even before it became as omnipresent as it is now. I mean, we started this before the

Has the festival been prescient in both the art and tech realms? What was happening in the art world at that time was we were seeing these new things coming to the foreground, new tools to experiment with, open source programs like processing, which a lot of artists use to create various interactive projects. I’m really fascinated by the way artists pick up new tools as soon as they come along. There’s a whole new world of possibility and that’s what’s exciting about artists using new technology. We did one of the first exhibitions in the country of animated GIFs a few years ago, and began working with video games as a theme back in 2008 when Mary Flanagan, who’s a well-known artist and game designer, gave a lecture that year. Video games are another important point of connection between young people and technology. Now games are used as a means for teaching technology, teaching coding; it’s an entry level to coding for kids. Robin Baumgarten’s ingenious, internationally-exhibited Line Wobbler And we have galleries that show largely digital art. Music has always been part of PULSE. How does it fit?

We had an artist named Zemi17 working with was then called LEMUR—The League of Electronical Musical Urban Robots, Artists use technology is such imaginative which we featured for a couple of years. Pat Metheny ended up commissioning a whole ways. One of the first years we brought in orchestra of them at one point. a chiptune artist, repurposing these old And this year we have music from a Gameboys and making 8-bit music. We had dinosaur skull! We also went back to the a group of SCAD professors and students chiptune theme this year with Little Paw, who called themselves the Wiitles using who mixes the 8-bit with electric guitar. Wii remotes as a performance tool.

And then there’s the fashion element… We aren’t doing a lot with fashion this year, but we have in the past. We had Diana Eng in 2010 who was on Project Runway. She came and led a wearable technology workshop and lecture. Last year we were showing work from Armstrong’s Fash Tech program, where students were making dresses with sound-responsive LEDs


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How has the tech changed and its relationship to art? Well, technology has obviously changed quite a bit. We try to present things as they’re coming out. We were one of the first places in Savannah to present any kind of virtual reality projects. And now you can buy VR at Best Buy! But that’s still an emerging technology, we’re still haven’t seen the end of it. Other tools that have come along that artists have used at PULSE have been face recognition. Now it’s used by Facebook and other applications and social media. Artificial Intelligence is another emerging field and this year is the first year we’re presenting AI art. In 2015 Google introduced the doorway to artificial intelligence with the Deep Dream Project so that artists could play around with it. People who

were interested could play around with the same tools that the programmers were using, and we wind up with these incredibly trippy images. These are the completely non-commercial uses of AI; there are plenty of commercial uses. Is the non-commercial aspect essential to the artistic notion of application of technology? Some of these artists straddle the fence; they’re doing this kind of work for their day job and then create these things on the side. But that’s where the artists come in, to use these tools in the way that other people haven’t thought of. Maybe they’ve been designed to do one thing, and the artist uses it for a totally different purpose. Maybe it raises something really interesting questions. Sometimes it’s just absurd fun. cs PULSE is Jan. 11-15 at the Jepson Center.

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‘Stranger Visions’ into our DNA PULSE Festival exhibition finds the art in genetic science by Rachael Flora

JAN 11-17, 2017

HOW MUCH DNA do you leave behind on a daily basis? Think about it—the cigarette butt you threw out the window, the gum you spit onto the sidewalk, and the glass you used at the restaurant all contain traces of your DNA. So does a strand of your hair that falls out, or a piece of paper you touched. If you had to trace every instance of your DNA being left behind, could you do it? Would you want to know? “Stranger Visions,” Heather DeweyHagborg’s innovative exhibition, opens this week with the PULSE Festival, and it all began with a hair caught in a crack of a painting. “For me, it was this moment of revelation of human vulnerability,” she recalls. “It was this question of how much can I learn about a stranger from a hair? How much do these little bits of ourselves we leave behind say about ourselves on a genetic level?” The project began in 2012 when DeweyHagborg began collecting objects found around New York City and extracted the DNA from them in a biology lab. That analysis provides information like eye color, gender, ancestry, and more. She then developed custom software that allowed her to parameterize the traits and 3D-print a facial replica that is extremely similar, if not identical, to what that person looked like. You’re reading that right—when used with the right technology, a hair can reveal your face. The technology to identify people through DNA testing has obviously been around for quite some time, but DeweyHagborg’s project takes it to the next level by rendering an image of their face that, even with room for error, is enough to pinpoint the person. Even if you’re careful to put your cigarette butt in the ashtray or trash your gum immediately, your DNA is still out there. “You can’t help losing your hair, can’t help leaving behind saliva or skin cells on everything you touch,” she says. The exhibition, up through April 9 at the Jepson Center, groups the 3D prints of the facial replica with the DNA trace that Dewey-Hagborg collected, details of the analysis, and a photograph of where the item was found. Used together, the items evoke a vulnerable, somewhat unsafe 26 feeling.

The exhibition groups the 3D prints of the facial replica with the DNA trace that DeweyHagborg collected, details of the analysis, and a photo of where the item was found.

However, Dewey-Hagborg says the experiment wasn’t intended to be a scare tactic at all. “It was an open-ended exploration rather than trying to find an answer; it was about what’s possible today, and the main thing I was feeling was curiosity,” she says. The curiosity exists because biological surveillance, as it’s called, isn’t a widespread topic of discussion quite yet, but Dewey-Hagborg thinks it should be.

“My impression [after the project] is, basically, we are going to be entering a kind of post-genetic privacy world that we have not even remotely begun to discuss as a culture,” Dewey-Hagborg muses. “I think these issues are only going to be growing larger and larger.” One application of the technology is paternity and genetic testing, which is already commonly used but will most likely become more accessible.

“These kinds of pieces of information can easily be used against people; they can be shocking revelations, you learn things about family history,” Dewey-Hagborg says. “There’s no shortage of ways in which these things could become problematic.” Of course, the technology can also be used for good. Dewey-Hagborg shares an article from The Verge on her website that shows how police are using the technology to catch criminals. It’s almost like a more conclusive police sketch and can potentially solve cold cases. Dewey-Hagborg doesn’t doubt that the technology can be used for good—“it walks this line between doing something sinister and calling attention to the fact,” she says— but still thinks there should be a way for us to retain our genetic privacy. One of her follow-up projects is Invisible, a spray that seeks to remove or replace DNA traces, but she points out the futility of the effort, saying, “We’re constantly shedding these traces.” cs “Stranger Visions” is one of three collections grouped in the exhibition “Re-Embodied: From Information to Sculpture,” which also features David Bowen’s LED sculpture and Courtney Brown’s “RAWR! A Study in Sonic Skulls.”



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Openings & Receptions

Alt-AI — Telfair features selections from Alt-AI, an exhibition that explores artificial intelligence and machine learning through art. Jan. 12-March 26. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. ArtCade — Featured works include Londonbased Robin Baumgarten’s ingenious, internationally-exhibited “Line Wobbler,” an abstract dungeon crawler game played with a spring controller and a 15-foot-long LED strip. Also on display is art collective Kokoromi’s “Superhypercube,” a virtual reality puzzler as well as Mason Lindroth’s strange and surreal game “Hylics.” Jan. 12-March 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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Eastern Edge — Preston Orr’s current work feature beautifully produced mixed media pieces that have a variety of tactile mediums. Profits from this show will be donated to the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Jan. 13-Feb. 3. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.


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Jerome Meadows Studio Open House — International artist Jerome B. Meadows will offer a studio open house and exhibition. Sun., Jan. 15, 12-5 p.m. and Jan. 16-Feb. 5. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Emergent Geographies — Jennifer Moss’ mixed media fibers work is inspired by observations of the natural world. Through Jan. 14. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

Nancy Lebey Solana — Nancy Lebey Solana’s watercolors are in honor of her father, Clifford, who spent the last six weeks of his life in Hospice House. Jan. 12-March 31. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

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.

Recycled Self: The Limbs that Bind — Victoria Sheppard shows her paintings on panel. Closing reception Jan. 13, 7-10 p.m. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Continuing Exhibits Abstractions — Calvin Thomas of Cal Wood Art presents his abstract paintings. Through Feb. 2. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Armstrong 2D National Exhibition — Celebrating its 6th year, gallery features juried selections of two-dimensional artwork submitted by artists throughout the nation. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn

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 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Low Country Callings: Closing reception for Victoria Sheppard’s ‘Recycled Self’ Goin’ with the Flow — This exhibition of large-format acrylics is this Friday 7-10 p.m. at The Butcher on Bay St. by Carol Lasell Miller comprises a narrative of Savannah’s maritime community in portraiture. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Tiny Treasures — Presented by the Jr Blvd. Coastal Bead Society. Through Jan. 20. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Objectified: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection — Objectified Watershed: Contemporary Landconsiders the traditional genre of still life as scape Photography — Watershed represented in the works of Telfair Museums’ examines landscape photographs produced permanent collection. Telfair Academy of after 1970, in particular works that illustrate Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. mankind’s undeniable and often negative impact on the land, establishing a firm Small Works — Small Works is an ansplit from the pristine worldview of earlier nual juried exhibition of artwork by SCAD landscape photographers such as Ansel students, alumni, faculty and staff. All works Adams. The photographs in this show reveal are for sale and measure 18 inches or less landscapes as activated spaces imprinted by in all dimensions. Through Jan. 21. Gutstein mankind and marked by social performance. Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. The exhibition features works by artists such as Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, and There’s Enough Time in Distance — Sally Mann. Museum members free, nonJordan Fitch Mooney works primarily in print- members general admission Through Jan. making and explores popular iconography, 29. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West religious symbols, and mythology. Through York St. cs Feb. 21. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St.

Food & Drink A Slice of Thyme

Naan Appetit expands menu and mission Pooler fave continues to be a local gem By Jared A. Jackson

The buffet at Naan Appetit is a way to try out new things without pressure. Photos by melissa delynn

...they serve some of the best damn Indian food in the area. “We have actually loved the response that we’ve gotten from Savannah; from the direct customers to being voted the best appetizer and best overall at Taste of Savannah a few years ago,” he said. “We are a family owned business, so we try to make the space very comfortable, which allows the experience to almost feel familiar even if you’ve never tried Indian food before,” Seshu said. From the all of the well-curated art, to the handmade tables, the ambiance is welcoming and inviting. “One of the new things that we have tried and had a lot of success with has been the weekday and weekend buffets,” Seshu told me. “Our buffets have been a really big help for giving people an opportunity to try things without the pressure. Some of the feedback we were hearing before the buffet was that some of our customers were having trouble figuring out what to order, so our buffet is a way for people to try

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GOOD OL’ POOLER. Most of the time I pretend it’s more like a distant cousin rather than a close relative. I know I’m a little biased, but I personally am not a big fan of creating a city based solely around consumption. Nor have I ever seen a more congested layout strung together with fast food chains and outlet malls that creates a net of corporate consumption that extends throughout every corner of the city. But that’s another subject. When I do find myself in Pooler for whatever reason, I almost always felt obligated to eat first, or find myself in a cloud of guilt as I search for the last piece of french fry left in my Chickfil-A bag. However, as of recently, in the place I would least expect it, I have been not only finding delicious local food, but I’ve been finding food rooted in culture and filled with passion. To me that’s like finding a precious gem buried deep in the sand. The latest gem I’ve discovered in Pooler goes by the name Naan Appetit, and they serve some of the best damn indian food in the area, hands down. After this conversation I have learned to separate the suburb of “New Pooler” from the cultured and well rounded “Old Pooler.” Point taken. Having opportunities to support the growth of true diversity begins with our willingness to see the importance of culture and what it represents. Food is a vehicle for allowing people to understand what it is like to live a day in someone else’s shoes. I got a chance to sit down with one of the owners of Naan Appetit, Seshu Kotcherlakota, to discuss the inspiration behind the food, why they feel it’s important to share traditional recipes with the public, and their role as a local restaurant in Pooler. Let me start by saying there aren’t too many restaurants that knock me in the face with delicious flavors as soon as I walk in. Naan Appetit accomplished that. I started searching for the open kitchen but to my surprise, there was no such kitchen. Seshu sat us down and began to tell us how these last few years have been as a new business in old Pooler.


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One of the coolest aspects of this restaurant is the adjoining market, which they are in the process of renovating. Photos by melissa delynn

everything and figure out what their tastebuds like,” Seshu said. In addition, their buffet has something for everyone and that is growing. “We always keep a few of our popular menu items of the buffet rotation, but we mix those with a variety of vegetarian apps, veggie curry, because we want more and more people to have an option.”

On January 14 Naan Appetit is launching a new menu design, which includes some new dishes as well. The new menu will include gluten free, vegan, and nut free options. One of the coolest aspects of this restaurant is the adjoining market, which they are in the process of renovating. They contain aisles of authentic Southern Indian

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eats from chips to ghee. I have to give the family over at Naan Appetit two big thumbs up for being open minded, creative, innovation, and true to their passion and culture. To have a place like this right up the road (only a 15 minute drive from downtown Savannah) is imperative to people becoming more worldly and accepting of everyone with whom we have


6pm “Submerged,” a dance with interactive visuals choreographed by Britt Bacon. 6:30pm “How to Speak Dinosaur,” a performance and talk by Courtney Brown.

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Food & Drink Common Connoisseur

Friendship Coffee Company brings java joy to Wilmington Island by Maria Whiteway

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COFFEE is a staple in everyday lives. It’s what we grab on our way to work, sip during class, enjoy by the fire and brew for late nights. Coffee, much like food, is relational. It unites people. Coffee shops have become the go-to place for communing. Maybe it’s the caffeine talking, but coffee is truly a powerful beverage. Named after observing friends clinking coffee cups around a table, Friendship Coffee Company, on Wilmington Island, recognizes the value of coffee and relationships. Libby Miller and Gay Fortson, owners of Friendship Coffee, have known each other Libby Miller (left) and Gay Fortson, owners of Friendship Coffee Company, have known for years and made their love for family, eachother for years. Friendship Coffee Company serves breakfast and lunch all day. friends, and coffee come to life. Friendship Coffee Company has been a local, wholesale coffee distributor in Savannah since 2013. However, in February 2016, Miller and Fortson expanded their business into a retail shop and coffee house at 205 Johnny Mercer Boulevard. Friendship Coffee Company offers select Arabica coffee beans that are roasted locally in small batches and sold as whole beans, ground or bottled as Cold Brew. Not only can their coffee be found at the Friendship Coffee shop, but also at other local stores, such as Lucky’s Market, Whole Foods and Savannah Bee Company. With the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, Miller and Fortson saw the community hurting with loss of power and resources. Given that they had a generator and safe haven, they decided to serve breakfast and lunch to their patrons. “We never looked back.” Now, FriendFriendship Coffee Company’s Honey Roasted Coffee features Savannah Bee Company ship Coffee Shop offers a full breakfast and honey. The Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with walnut balsamic vinaigrette. lunch menu, in addition to baked goods, sourced from local artisans like Charlotte’s Confections and Flirt with Dessert. Miller, a former co-worker of mine, “She can sell ice to Eskimos,” Miller black bottom and symbol of a tree, labeled Roasted Coffee,” smooth organic coffee serves at the Savannah-Chatham County beans gently roasted with Savannah Bee brags of her partner. “Ogeechee River Coffee Company”. Public School System, as an Instructional Company’s honey. After Scott passed away, the Ogeechee Miller held her mug of coffee close, Technology Coach. Last March, I bumped In September 2012, Scott tragically and River Coffee Company maintained a “These are very special to me.” She tapped into her at the Wilmington Island Farmunexpectedly passed away, leaving his substantial customer base. “People still the mug and wiped a tear from her eye, er’s Market selling coffee. wanted the coffee,” Miller reports. “This is why we are who we are.” The cups, family devastated. I was shocked to find out that she had a While it was a hard time for the family, So she and Fortson made sure the which were donated by Miller’s mother, coffee business, given that I only knew her are a tribute to her brother Scott. Miller’s mother kept Scott’s coffee shop wholesale part of the business remained from the school district. That day I bought going until May 2013, when she made the operational. Scott was a coffee roaster and coffee each flavor of their hand-bottled Cold difficult decision to close its doors. The two businesswomen decided to shop owner in Statesboro before moving Brew and a bag of ground Sumatra WahPrior to Scott’s passing, Fortson was partner with James Spano, owner and to Savannah and setting up the Ogeechee ana. One sip and I instantly became a fan. an accounts manager for a communicaoperator of Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters. River Coffee Company at Habersham While chatting with Miller on a cold tions company and worked with Scott on Miller recalls operating their business out Village. Saturday at the coffee shop, she served me the wholesale part of his coffee roasting of a small room in the house. Semi-trucks He ingeniously partnered with Savanbusiness. continues on p. 32 31 Sumatra in a white coffee cup, with a thick nah Bee Company to produce “Honey


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would deliver pallets of green coffee beans to her home and then Spano would roast the beans for them on a weekly basis. Once they outgrew this, Miller and Fortson bought a storage unit for their beans and started a partnership with the former Thrive Café. The café owner would allow them to use the certified kitchen to process and package their coffee. In February 2015, they were encouraged to take the leap and move to their current space on Wilmington Island. At first, Miller and Fortson used the space only to process the green coffee beans and bottle the cold brew. The two of them packaged and labeled all of the products by hand, working long into the night. A year later, in February 2016, Fortson and her mother decided it was time to open a small space in the front of the store for retail. As the year went on, the wholesale packaging space evolved into the warm and inviting coffee shop it is today. While the retail shop remains up front, patrons can enjoy a cup of coffee sitting at one of the several wooden tables and chairs scattered about. A high top coffee bar, built from reclaimed wood, sits on the right and a comfortable couch with lounge chairs is on the left. Burlap coffee bean bags are utilized everywhere, from table coverings to curtains. A wooden piano stands beside a stage in the back corner of the shop. Local entertainment, such as comedians and singers, frequent the shop for a family-friendly night out. “We wanted a place where people could come and forget their worries. That community place where it doesn’t matter where you came from or who you are, you can feel comfortable here.” Lattes, cappuccinos, fresh roasted drip, espresso and specialty drinks, along with food, can be ordered at the walk-up counter.

The coffee shop serves breakfast, like a breakfast burrito with spinach, tomato and goat cheese or a homemade biscuit with bacon, egg and cheese, all day. For lunch, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches with chips grace the menu. While visiting the shop I was able to try the Roasted Butternut Squash Salad. With warm spinach, goat cheese, caramelized squash, dried cranberries, sweet and spicy pecans, dressed in walnut balsamic vinaigrette, it was a hearty and nourishing salad. The vibrancy of sweet, savory and nutty flavors harmonized together, making for a very satisfying salad. To accompany my salad, I noshed on the Roasted Turkey Sandwich with melted Brie, spiced apples, spinach and apple butter. The warm and comforting apples, emulating those found in an apple pie, complimented the savory turkey and earthy Brie. I would have no hesitation in ordering this full flavored sandwich, which is perfect for a cool Savannah winter’s day. It was plated with a side of Roasted Sweet Baby Beet Salad, tossed with goat cheese, sunflower seeds, and finished with a lemon tarragon dressing. While Friendship Coffee Company still sells Scott’s original “Honey Roasted” coffee; they also incorporate Savannah Bee Company honey into their Cold Brew flavors, Milk & Honey and Honey Roasted. This coffee company strongly supports other local businesses, the way that they have been supported. In the future, Miller and Fortson would like to franchise. But for now, they are just reveling in what their coffee business has become. “Everything just fell into place.” Miller is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. “Good comes from bad.” She believes that Scott lives on at Friendship Coffee Company. cs For more:

Food & Drink brew/drink/run

By Raymond Gaddy


CRAFT BEER, like the weather, has its seasons and right now is prime stout season. Big, roasty and rich’ stouts go well with colder weather. Stouts are available year round of course but it is late in the year that many breweries release their best stouts, often as limited releases. This trend continues into the early part of the year, which is great for those of us in the South whose winter doesn’t really kick in until mid-January. This is a great time to pick up a few versions to hold onto until those colder nights do come around though a good stout is worth drinking any day of the year. In fact, stouts were for a long time the drink of choice for drinking during the day every day. English workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries would have breaks in their work days, the equivalent of our lunch break. These breaks were called sessions. Lower ABV beers that kept poor workers full but sober enough to work were called session beers. Stouts, being heavier than your average beer, had the benefit of being even more filling making them a preferred session beer. That said, stouts were originally not the dark beers we see on the contemporary beer shelf. There is a reference in a 1677 manuscript that tells us the term stout simply referred to the strongest, stoutest beer in a brewery’s line up. Porter was the term most often used to market dark beers. The popularity of porters led to the use of different terms for the various strengths of those porters. Stout porters were the strongest variation.

beer drinkers friend. KBS, Founders Brewing: Take Founders Breakfast stout and age it on bourbon barrels and you get Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS), one of the great world class beers available. KBS is available here in

town if you know who to ask. It may be a harder to find than your average beer but it’s not impossible by any stretch of the imagination. It’s certainly worth the trouble of hunting down. Black Chocolate Stout, Brooklyn Brewing: Despite the name Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout does not contain chocolate though those flavors are strong in this beer. All that chocolate comes from a mixture of roasted malts. This year marks the 18th year of the production of this 10% Russian imperial stout. Expedition Stout, Bells Brewing: Bell’s excels at brewing stouts. Expedition like Black Chocolate has a rich chocolaty taste and aroma that is wholly derived from roasted malts. Expedition is also the base, along with Double Cream Stout for Bell’s Black Note Stout, their version of a bourbon barrel stout that will be released in the coming months. cs



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Eventually the name stout porter was shortened to stout and came to represent the dark beers on our shelves now. There are several versions of stouts. Milk stouts are brewed with milk lactose to give them a creamy mouth feel and a sweetness of flavor. Dry stouts are the counter to the milk stouts, lacking the lactose sweetness. Oyster stouts are stouts brewed with oysters. Oyster stouts came about in an attempt to add a little protein and flavor to the poorer Englishman’s diet. It may sound like an odd addition but the briny flavor really does compliment the roasty flavors of a good stout. All of those styles are great and worth keeping in the refrigerator, but I want to talk about two styles that are the best fit for this time of year, Russian imperial stouts and oatmeal stouts. Russian Imperials Stouts earned their name because of the English brewed beers popularity in, you guessed it, Russia. The story is that they were brewed with a high ABV so that they didn’t freeze on the voyage from England to Russia. A versatile beer, imperials stouts readily take a lot of different flavors. They are rich on their own but you will see them with added chocolate and sometimes spices. Oats can be a standard addition in many beers but they work really well in stouts. The proteins and gums in oatmeal increase the thickness and add smoothness to stouts without altering the flavor. Russian imperial stouts brewed with some oatmeal have the add sweetness on top of the already rich flavors of the imperial stout. Add in a little coffee and sometimes chocolate to the brewing process and you get the apply titled breakfast stout. This is the best of all the worlds. The thickness coats the tongue, the sweet and coffee meld well together on top of a velvety toasted oat. It’s the breakfast stout that shines this time of year. A few of the best are listed here but I’ll throw in a few other variants to keep an eye out for. Breakfast Stout, Founders Brewing: One of the best of the style. The coffee and chocolate are the dominant flavors in Founders version. They use bitter chocolate so the beer isn’t too sweet and two types of coffee making this the coffee loving


Film the love witch

CinemaSavannah honors the magic of Muse with The Love Witch

The acclaimed feminist ode to ‘60s exploitation film will be the last to screen in cherished space by anna chandler

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In the coming weeks, several local arts groups will bid farewell to treasured venue Muse Arts Warehouse, set to close at the end of February, and CinemaSavannah’s last screening promises to be wickedly wonderful. The Love Witch, director, writer, producer, and costume designer Anna Biller’s ode to Euro-sexploitation films of the 1960s and ‘70s, is all the rage among film lovers, fashionistas, feminists, horror fans 34 and vintage enthusiasts. Wrapped up in

decadent visuals that pay direct homage to the period, the film is a visual treat of a romp touched up with teal eyeshadow, blood and gore, and a little love potion. “It seemed like the perfect campy title to celebrate the wonderful five-year relationship CinemaSavannah has enjoyed with Muse Arts Warehouse,” says Tomasz Warchol of CinemaSavannah. The Love Witch herself is a gorgeous young woman named Elaine with a knack for potion-making and a eagerness to be loved by a man (“You might say I’m addicted to love,” she coos in the film’s trailer). Within the walls of her perfectlysuited Victorian apartment, Elaine crafts

spells and potions to aid in the seduction of men she picks up and seduces. Unfortunately, her spells work a little too well, and Elaine finds herself with a string of dead lovers to deal with. Can she contain herself when she finally finds her dream guy? Or will her desperation for adoration and affection make her lose her mind? From the plot to the lighting to the music, The Love Witch, shot on 35mm film, is ‘60s revival in every way possible. As a young man growing up in communist Poland, Warchol had extremely limited access to the Euro exploitation films that inspired director Anna Biller.

“The regime saw no social, moral, or artistic reason to make them available theatrically,” he explains. “These were, after all, B-movies, made cheap, whose sole purpose was to frighten and titillate with violence, nudity, perverse sex, real and imaginary monsters. They were too decadent and potentially subversive to be tolerated.” With many limitations, the only films Warchol saw were British Hammer-studio productions of the Frankenstein and Dracula franchises. “For me the whole category of exploitation cinema was like a forbidden fruit I couldn’t really taste until I came to the

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States in the early ‘80s,” he shares. “Only then did I become aware of its many subgenres and gradually identified the best in each one.” “Exploitation cinema,” Warchol explains, “had its heyday in the ‘60s and ‘70s and covers Italian slasher (‘giallo’) films and spaghetti westerns, various monster/creature films (mostly British and American), softcore sex and nudist films, martial arts, horror, blaxploitation, and a few others.” Those films tended to be very macho and male-driven; The Love Witch has been praised for turning the genre on its head by offering a feminist perspective and complex characters. Biller has expressed a desire to create a character that embodies all the complexities, ironies, and complications of being a woman—catering to male fantasies, indulging in personal fantasies and ambition, the dangers of the male gaze and patriarchal dominance, societal standards of beauty—and how so many expectations can destroy a person. Warchol hasn’t watched the film yet, but he was drawn to the film’s unconventional shift to an all-female perspective and sensibility and its self-conscious approach. “I cannot wait to experience Biller’s loving homage to that cinema’s look and style, Technicolor and all,” he says. CinemaSavannah has utilized Muse Arts Warehouse as a venue for five years. “Everyone fell in love with the venue right away,” Warchol recalls. “Muse hosted our best, most memorable, and most successful screenings.” From here on out, CinemaSavannah will host screenings in the Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E. on Henry Street, and Warchol hopes to find a second venue, too.




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Meet the women behind the Space Race in Hidden Figures.


/// While the white men at NASA were busy figuring out the challenges of managing outer space, the black women assisting them also had to worry about the challenges of managing office space. That’s the crux of Hidden Figures, a breezy and inspiring film about three intelligent ladies having to contend with both sexism and racism as they became personally involved in the Space Race that found the U.S. competing with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s nonfiction book, Hidden Figures places Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) at the forefront, relating how she was tapped for her skills as a mathematician to help NASA’s Space Task Group (headed by Kevin Costner’s tough but fair director) crunch the numbers needed to successfully send astronaut John Glenn (winningly played by Glen Powell) into space and have him safely return to Earth. As Katherine copes with prejudice on various fronts, her best friends and colleagues Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) are having equal difficulty in finding ways to advance in a society that frowns disapprovingly upon their skin color. Clearly, these women are going to overcome all manner of adversity and emerge triumphant, so – as is often the case – the pleasure is not in the destination but in the journey. As adapted by Theodore Melfi (who also directed) and Allison Schroeder, the story makes for an agreeable trip, with frequent stops to allow for interesting asides regarding the inner workings of the space program. But even with the backdrop of history in the making, the film never relinquishes its tight focus on three

remarkable individuals who repeatedly demonstrate that they, too, possess the right stuff.


// Superior to The BFG but inferior to Pete’s Dragon, A Monster Calls is the latest release to detail the relationship between a young child and a fantastical creature. Unfortunately, it often skews closer to the calculated artifice of the Spielberg dud rather than the emotional honesty of the Disney remake, spinning a tale about a lonely British lad named Conor (Lewis MacDougall) whose mother (Felicity Jones) is dying of cancer. Coping with bullies at school and a crotchety grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) at home, Conor eventually receives a nocturnal visit from the talking tree that lives up on the hill. No, it’s not Treebeard from the Tolkien franchise but rather an ancient yew that sounds just like Liam Neeson when he delivers that great “particular set of skills” speech from Taken. The tree informs Conor that he will tell him three stories in exchange for Conor speaking his “truth” – a “truth” that becomes painfully obvious long before the fade-out. Individual scenes crackle with flavor, but nearly as many segments turn out heavy-handed, with director J.A. Bayona (yet to top his debut feature, the Spanish horror yarn The Orphanage) more interested in carefully arranged sets and thundering effects than in anything more empathic. It’s hard to become completely invested in a movie about holding onto life when its creators are so focused on artdirecting it to death.


/ The search for a worthy video-game adaptation continues to rank up there with the search for the Holy Grail — good luck finding either — and Assassin’s Creed ensures that the hunt will go on for at least a little while longer. Assassin’s Creed is many things, and none of them good. Narratively, it’s the most boring film of 2016, stultifying enough to risk sliding audience members right into comatose states. Visually, it’s the ugliest movie of 2016 – and keep in mind that I saw Robert De Niro’s prosthetic penis in Dirty Grandpa. And emotionally, it’s a complete flatline, with even a laxative commercial offering more opportunities for laughter, tears and what-not. It also represents a spectacular waste of talent, with Michael Fassbender (also a producer), Marion Cotillard and Brendan Gleeson among the formidable actors braying for their blood money. The plot deals with surly Callum Lynch (played by Fassbender) being hooked up to a machine that allows him to experience the trials and tribulations of his ancestor, a Spaniard named Aguilar. Aguilar is a member of the Assassins, which means he must fight the members of the Templars as they all search for the apple from the Garden of Eden. This paves the way for boring action scenes, boring characterizations, and boring exchanges that make even the notes from an HOA meeting sound riveting. Last year found Fassbender and Cotillard co-starring in a film based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth; this year finds them co-starring in Assassin’s Creed. I’m sure an entire term paper can be written on what this signifies about the current state of Hollywood or on what this says

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about the battle between art and commerce, but since we’re on the subject of the Bard, he can best sum up this “boltinghutch of beastliness” known as Assassin’s Creed with a choice Macbeth quip: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”


/// Stage-to-screen adaptations often fail to expand in ways that take advantage of cinema’s limitless potential, meaning viewers are often left with what’s little more than a filmed play. For the most part, Fences, based on August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prizewinning play, falls into that camp, with director Denzel Washington doing very little to fill the parameters of the big screen. Yet sometimes the material is simply too strong to be crippled by a lack of celluloid dazzle. Reprising their roles from the 2010 Broadway revival, Washington and Viola Davis are nothing short of remarkable as Troy and Rose Maxson, living in 1950s Pittsburgh and dealing with issues involving family, infidelity and dashed dreams. Washington remains so faithful to Wilson (who passed away in 2005, at the age of 60) and his text that he even credits the screenplay solely to the playwright (a far cry from Kenneth Branagh, who earned an Oscar nomination for adapting Shakespeare’s Hamlet verbatim). Between the power of the prose and the potency of the performances, Fences easily earns its screen cred.


// It becomes clear before long that the futuristic sci-fi outing Passengers, aka Grab ‘Em By the Pussy: The Movie, could only have been written by a man. The picture stars Chris Pratt as Jim Preston, one of the 5,000 hibernating passengers aboard a spacecraft heading to a habitable planet 120 light years away. A glitch causes Jim to awaken 90 years too soon; realizing he will die alone long before the ship reaches its destination, he decides to wake up a hottie, Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence), to keep him company. It’s an interesting if troubling premise, and scripter Jon Spaihts initially plays fair with the moral implications of such a scenario. But the final stretch finds the picture copping out at every turn – not only by having the characters (particularly Aurora) make ridiculous choices straight down the line but also by steering right into absurd action-film conventions. The film’s visual design is excellent, but even it gets trumped by the story’s icky implications.

Superior to The BFG but inferior to Pete’s Dragon, A Monster Calls is the latest release to detail the relationship between a young child and a fantastical creature. WHY HIM?

/ Bryan Cranston earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for headlining last year’s superb biopic Trumbo, so it’s a bit disconcerting seeing him sitting on a toilet with no paper at his disposal in a scene from the new comedy Why Him? Is this meant to signify that the actor is about to flush his career down the commode if he keeps appearing in dreck like this? Hopefully, that won’t be the case; still, this one’s an unfortunate addition to his resume, though he certainly tackles the material with the same conviction he bestowed on Dalton Trumbo. Cranston stars as a father who adores his college-age daughter (Zoey Deutch) and is distressed when he learns that her boyfriend Laird (James Franco) is a vulgarian with seemingly more money than sense. The dad and the dude clash frequently, but there’s no bite to any of this because it’s clear that, beneath the abundant tattoos and an affinity for profanity, Laird is basically an honest, eagerto-please guy. With no tension in the plot, what’s left is a series of gags involving a tea-bagging buffalo, Pitch Perfect’s Adam Devine flashing his bukkake photos, and a living room flooded with animal urine. Why Him? Why me?


/// Rogue One comes equipped with the subtitle A Star Wars Story, but let it be known that this isn’t your father’s Star Wars, your mother’s Star Wars, or even your own Star Wars. It’s a different strain of space opera insofar as it lacks the light touch and breezy action of the previous seven pictures in the franchise. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. While Rogue One never comes close to matching the heights of the series at its most dazzling (basically, Episodes IV and V, with honorable mention to Episode VII), it’s still a worthy addition to the canon, neatly circling back on the story to right before A New Hope opens. It follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she’s tasked to snatch the plans for the planet-destroyer – the Death Star, of course – that the evil Empire is building. Jyn has a personal stake in the matter – her father (Mads Mikkelsen) had a hand in

its creation – and she bands with a steely Rebellion operative (Diego Luna), a blind Force follower with Zatoichi-like skills (Donnie Yen) and other assorted heroes to fulfill a mission that’s imperative to the survival of the resistance. The employment of CGI to bring back younger versions of characters remains extremely creepy and unconvincing (see also Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy and Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War), and there’s probably one seat-shaking battle too many. In most other respects, from the addition of engaging new characters to the answering of lingering questions from 39 years ago, Rogue One will keep the faithful satisfied until the next adventure hits the multiplex.

a smart choice on Chazelle’s part, as it allows every victory to be more savory, every defeat to be more painful, every compromise to be more bittersweet. The songs are a uniformly strong lot, with Justin Hurwitz providing the music and the team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul supplying the lyrics (John Legend, who appears in a supporting role, also contributes one tune). In fact, the technical merits are basically a laundry list of award-worthy contributions, from Linus Sandgren’s cinematography to the production design by David Wasco. Yet it’s the dynamic duo in front of the cameras that really sells this package, with Gosling and especially Stone marvelous as two kids poised to take on the world with that proverbial spring in their step and that archetypal song in their heart.


/ December is a breeding ground for Oscar-bait movies, but Collateral Beauty takes an even greater lunge at the gold than similar films. I daresay it’s not gonna happen: The closest this train wreck will get to Oscar is if some guy with that name makes the poor choice to go see it during its theatrical run. Boasting a premise that could only work LA LA LAND with better scripting and the sort of hon//// est sentimentality that a director like As effervescent as the finest bottle of Frank Capra could have pulled off, this champagne, La La Land is an intoxicating wince-worthy drama centers on Howard motion picture that should particularly Inlet (Will Smith), a company head whose please anyone whose heart skips a beat 6-year-old daughter died two years earlier. whenever Fred dances on the late show or His gloom is threatening the future of Judy sings on TCM. the company, so his best friends (who also Clearly, director Damien Chazelle harhappen to be his three best co-workers) try bors a musical affinity, and that’s nowhere to find a way to shake him out of his stupor. more apparent than in this latest effort, Whit (Edward Norton), Claire (Kate the sort of old-fashioned entertainment Winslet) and Simon (Michael Pena) come where ordinary folks suddenly break out up with an icky plan: Knowing that Howinto song and dance. ard has been blaming the concepts of Love, Initially, it appears that neither protago- Time and Death for his misery, why not nist has much reason to tap their toes. Mia hire three actors to play those abstractions (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress whose as physical manifestations? auditions invariably end in “Don’t call us, And why not film those thespians prewe’ll call you” declarations, while Sebastending to be Love (Keira Knightley), Time tian (Ryan Gosling) is a talented pianist (Jacob Latimore) and Death (Helen Mirwhose insistence on playing experimental ren) interacting with Howard, digitally jazz gets him frequently bounced by club remove them from the footage, and then owners who only want him to perform cov- have Howard declared mentally incomers of soothing standards. petent since it will look like he’s merely a Mia and Sebastian first encounter each crazy guy talking to himself? other in heavy traffic, and it’s antagonism Worse, all three friends have problems at first sight. Subsequent meetings, howthat coincidentally can be aided by the ever, lead to an eventual thawing and then three performers, but the resolutions a starry romance. to all three plot threads are insipid and If there’s one area in which La La Land uninspired. doesn’t take its cues from Old Hollywood, Mirren has a few amusing moments it’s in the ferocity of the character conas an actress so conceited she thinks she flicts. When, for instance, Mia and Sebasshould play all three abstractions, but tian inevitably fight, it feels raw and real, everyone else is hamstrung by the odious forcefully removed from the make-believe or irrational characters they’re playing. CS of the film’s artifice. And yet that dichotomy proves to be 37

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

Activism & Politics

13th Colony Patriots Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 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 ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

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Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applicants for 38 TEDxSavannah

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The Oscar-winner starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine and a “kiss.” Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m., Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn., $10 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 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@ Tickets for TEDxSavannah go on sale March 20, and as in past years, will be held at The Jepson Center. Through Jan. 15. 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@ Subject line: Medical Scholarship. Through Jan. 31. 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, 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. 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. 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. 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@, and check us out in the weeks to come at ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Jesus-Yeshua Production Club and Video Crew Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none.

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Call for Participants in PTSD Study Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. Religious Ethnic Artists Needed Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 236-3154; email: revbrendalee@ ongoing. No physical address given, none. Tell Us Your Ghost Story? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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 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. Big Screen Gaming Part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Enjoy casual, competitive gaming of recent indie video games on the big screen. Free and open to the public Sun., Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Chiptune Night! Concert Part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Featuring Little Paw with Matt Akers. $15 non-Telfair members Sat., Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. Curator’s Tour Part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Free and open to the public Fri., Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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. 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. $30 912-354-6686. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. Free Family Day and Expo Part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Includes a new Student Maker Zone and a matinee performance of excerpts from The continues on p. 40


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Odyssey Redux at 2pm. Free and open to the public Sat., Jan. 14, 1 p.m. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. The Fuel for Funding: Grant Writing Workshop Hosted by Ronessa Strickland-Roberts. $69 Sat., Jan. 14, 1 p.m. 407-335-3074. about. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop Learn the tools of visual communication to enhance workshops and events. Led by Brittany Curry. $75 Tue., Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-236-5798. tomkohler@ Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St.


Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Life Challenge Coaching In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments and Styles Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500.

Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. The Odyssey Redux Part of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. A live media adaptation of Homer’s famous epic poem by Alessandro Imperato and David Spencer. $15 non-Telfair members Fri., Jan. 13, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. Piano 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. PULSE Artist Talk and Demo Artists Melanie Hoff and Druhv Mehrotra discuss Dopplecam, an AI app. Free and open to the public Thu., Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE Interactive Performances First up is “Submerged,” a dance with interactive visuals choreographed by Britt Bacon, and then Courtney D. Brown delivers “How to Speak Dinosaur,” a performance and talk. $15 non-Telfair members Thu., Jan. 12, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE Lecture for Students #1 With artists Heather Dewey-Hagborg and David Bowen. Free and open to the public Thu., Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE Lecture for Students #2 Featuring artist Courtney Brown. Free and open to the public Fri., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE Opening Night Lecture and Performances

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Lecture by artists Heather Dewey-Hagborg and David Bowen, and a projection mapping performance “The Four Unicorns of the Apocalypse” by the Medeology Collective in the atrium. $15 non-Telfair members Wed., Jan. 11, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE Youth Workshop: Create Your Own Brand and Logo Ages 12 and up. Instructed by Vanessa Jaber. Free and open to the public Fri., Jan. 13, 4 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PULSE Youth Workshop: Make a Plantbot Ages 10 and up. Instructed by Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene. Free and open to the public Sat., Jan. 14, 10 a.m. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. R&B Soul Adult Line Dancing The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Reiki Treatment Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail

request for appointment/ Fee base at, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. 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. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Self-Defense Classes This training features practical, safe, enjoyable training activities such as role playing and situation exercises that will

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1 Hairless on top 5 Had in mind 10 Backstage access 14 Lyft competitor 15 Tree with chocolate-yielding seeds 16 “At Last” singer ___ James 17 Red gemstone 18 Singer whose “Blonde” was Esquire’s #1 album of 2016 20 Late Jeopardy! contestant Cindy with an inspiring six-day streak (despite treatment for Stage 4 cancer and running a fever during taping) 22 Cries of exasperation 23 Clubber Lang portrayer in “Rocky III” 24 Shrewd 25 2016 animated movie with a 98% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes 27 El ___ (Peruvian volcano) 29 Furniture wood 30 Puts on, as clothes 31 One way to find out 32 Founder of analytical psychology 34 “Spy vs. Spy” magazine 36 With 38-Across, 2016 headline that ended a 108-year streak 38 See 36-Across 42 LBJ’s VP 43 Self-defense system with throws 44 “Westworld” airer 45 Beverage brand whose logo is two lizards

48 Dandified dude 49 Copier paper orders 51 Newfound planet similar in mass to Earth (from National Geographic’s “6 Science Discoveries Worth Celebrating in 2016”) 54 “S” on the dinner table 55 “Inside ___ Schumer” 56 “Blueberries for ___” (Robert McCloskey kids’ book) 57 Donald Glover dramedy called “the best show of the year” by the New York Times 60 What Bertrand Piccard flew around the world using clean technology (one of BBC’s “Four good things that happened in 2016”) 63 Mascara ruiner, maybe 64 “A horse is a horse” horse 65 “SNL” producer Michaels 66 Former Montreal ballplayer 67 Cong. gathering 68 Key near the quote marks 69 Goulash, e.g.


1 They may get stuck to hikers’ socks 2 Lie adjacent to 3 Movie millionaire sought by a same-last-named “Dude” 4 Deadpan style of humor 5 “Back to the Future” hero Marty 6 “My Name Is ___” (Jason Lee sitcom) 7 Obamacare acronym 8 “___ of the North” (1922 silent documentary)

9 2020 Summer Olympics city 10 Chest muscle, slangily 11 “Resume speed,” to a musician 12 Be the headliner of 13 Seasonal mall figures 19 East, to Ernst 21 Actor Wood of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” 25 Follow a jagged path 26 Bookie’s calculations 27 Cheese’s partner 28 “Kinda” suffix 29 Yoko who loved John Lennon 33 “I’m not touching that!” 34 Pretend pie ingredient 35 Opposite the mouth, in biology 37 Party mix cereal 38 Coffee holder 39 “And then ...?” 40 Watson’s creator 41 Head-shaking replies 43 “You had one ___ ...” 45 Hiccups, e.g. 46 At least 47 Actor Peter and singer Susan, for two 48 Jokey Jimmy 50 Cheers up 52 Jerusalem’s home: abbr. 53 Syrup flavor 54 Take the wheel 57 A Brontë sister 58 Record, in a way 59 Get your ducks in ___ 61 Freemium game interrupters, perhaps 62 Curator’s canvases

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help you develop situational awareness, learn to de-escalate confrontations, and reduce your chance of injury if attacked. Classes are based on the Practical Defensive Arts training system. Appropriate for all ages. No prior experience needed. Wear loose clothing and tennis shoes. $10/ class, $20 for all four classes Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-704-8726. salsasavannah. com. Salsa Savannah Studio, 428 Bull Street. Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop In an historic city like Savannah -- with a number of vacant lots in neighborhoods -- small-scale projects can both respect and enhance their surroundings when done right. Learn how in this one-day workshop serving Savannah, eastern South Carolina and eastern Georgia with an overview of the basics of small-scale real estate development. Includes an evening lecture and reception Tuesday evening at Welmont Gallery. $209 for regular registration, $239 for walk-in registration Wed., Jan. 11, 9 a.m. 612-999-2154. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Youth and Teen Aerial Silk Classes Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave.

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13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday 42 each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds

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Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesday, January 11, 8 p.m., The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St., commongroundssavannah

Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII

Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the

Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Authors Workshop If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you. We exist to encourage good writing. We meet twice a month in the relaxed atmosphere of a private home (Baldwin Park area). Our third annual Anthology has just been published. We are looking for new members. Come as a guest to our next meeting (Wednesday, September 21) and see how you like us (sorry: no poets). Contact Christopher Scott, President: for more details and directions. ongoing. No physical address given, none. The Savannah Chinese Corner The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912748-7020. Savannah Go Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-3552005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club


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Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Spies and Mysteries Book Club A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@


Aether Revolt Pre-release Come celebrate Magic The Gathering’s new release, Aether Revolt. Players during the pre-release will build a 40 card deck using the cards found in Aether Revolt boosters. You will compete for the crown during 4 rounds of swiss play, and players can even help each other build their decks. Sat., Jan. 14, 11:45 p.m.-midnight and Sun., Jan. 15, 5-11 p.m. 912-200-9377. https://facebook. com/events/163906490757778/. Jolly Goblin Games, 518 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome

regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Drinks After Work This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Dungeons and Dragons: Tavern Quests Geared for a casual play audience with short sessions each week. D&D Tavern Quests table consists of 3-7 players; therefore, we require at least 3 players, plus the DM. Players can rotate between sessions, and new players are always welcome. Each play event is stand-alone, with new storylines at each session. Free for Members - Non-members $7 Mon., Jan. 16, 6-9 p.m. 912-200-9377.

events/540176209511794/. Jolly Goblin Games, 518 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The Exchange Club of Savannah In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Forty Acres and a Mule continues on p. 44



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Commemoration Day Film and discussion of the meeting in Savannah on January 12, 1865 that led to the government policy of “Forty Acres and a Mule.” The purpose of the discussion with the audience is threefold: to address the crucial relationship between the black church in Savannah and the success of the meeting; to explore the event’s historical significance; and to examine issues raised by the meeting. Free Thu., Jan. 12, 4-5:45 p.m. 912-659-4383. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Free Yoga Day! Join us for a FREE day of yoga and

community! Schedule 8:00 am - 9:00 am Power Hour 10:00 am - 11:00am Gentle Power (not heated) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Power Max 2:30 pm -3:30 pm Power Basics 4:00 pm -5:00 pm Meditation Bring a friend and receive a free gift! On this day only, we are bringing back the 3 weeks for $30 New Student Special. Sales on 10 class passes and autopay contracts as well! AND all retail is 15% off. Namaste. FREE Sat., Jan. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-349-2756. info@ https://facebook. com/events/1879977248887757/. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. Friday Night Magic at Jolly Goblin

Games Each FNM session is a 4 round standard constructed tournament. Minimum of 8 players, maximum of 64. Earn a pack per win for each match you play, and earn awesome Wizards promos. This month it’s Clash of Wills. $5.00 Fri., Jan. 13, 7-11 p.m. 912-200-9377. Jolly Goblin Games, 518 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge holy tree that links all of the nine worlds to each other. Perched on its uppermost branch is an eagle with a hawk sitting on its head. Far below, living near the roots, is a dragon. The hawk and eagle stay in touch with the dragon via Ratatoskr, a talkative squirrel that runs back and forth between the heights and the depths. Alas, Ratatoskr traffics solely in insults. That’s the only kind of message the birds and the dragon ever have for each other. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aries, I suggest you act like a far more benevolent version of Ratatoskr in the coming weeks. Be a feisty communicator who roams far and wide to spread uplifting gossip and energizing news.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You have a divine mandate to love bigger and stronger and truer than ever before. It’s high time to freely give the gifts you sometimes hold back from those you care for. It’s high time to take full ownership of neglected treasures so you can share them with your worthy allies. It’s high time to madly cultivate the generosity of spirit that will enable you to more easily receive the blessings that can and should be yours. Be a brave, softhearted warrior of love!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

I love and respect Tinker Bell, Kermit the Frog, Shrek, Wonder Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Snow White, Road Runner, and Calvin and Hobbes. They have provided me with much knowledge and inspiration. Given the current astrological omens, I suspect that you, too, can benefit from cultivating your relationships with characters like them. It’s also a favorable time for you to commune with the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, or any other historical figures who inspire you. I suggest you have dreamlike conversations with your most interesting ancestors, as well. Are you still in touch with your imaginary friends from childhood? If not, renew acquaintances.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)


“I never wish to be easily defined,” wrote Cancerian author Franz Kafka. “I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.” Do you ever have that experience? I do. I’m a Crab like you, and I think it’s common among members of our tribe. For me, it feels liberating. It’s a way to escape people’s expectations of me and enjoy the independence of living in my fantasies. But I plan to do it a lot less in 2017, and I advise you to do the same. We should work hard at coming all the way down to earth. We will thrive by floating less and being better grounded; by being

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less fuzzy and more solid; by not being so inscrutable, but rather more knowable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Here’s my declaration: “I hereby forgive, completely and permanently, all motorists who have ever irked me with their rude and bad driving. I also forgive, totally and forever, all tech support people who have insulted me, stonewalled me, or given me wrong information as I sought help from them on the phone. I furthermore forgive, utterly and finally, all family members and dear friends who have hurt my feelings.” Now would be a fantastic time for you to do what I just did, Leo: Drop grudges, let go of unimportant outrage, and issue a blanket amnesty. Start with the easier stuff -- the complaints against strangers and acquaintances -- and work your way up to the allies you cherish.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

There are some authors who both annoy me and intrigue me. Even though I feel allergic to the uncomfortable ideas they espouse, I’m also fascinated by their unique provocations. As I read their words, I’m half-irritated at their grating declarations, and yet greedy for more. I disagree with much of what they say, but feel grudgingly grateful for the novel perspectives they prod me to discover. (Nobel Prizewinner Elias Canetti is one such author.) In accordance with the current astrological rhythms, Virgo, I invite you to seek out similar influences -- for your own good!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Now would be an excellent time to add new beauty to your home. Are there works of art or buoyant plants or curious symbols that would lift your mood? Would you consider hiring a feng shui consultant to rearrange the furniture and accessories so as to enhance the energetic flow? Can you entice visits from compelling souls whose wisdom and wit would light up the place? Tweak your imagination so it reveals tricks about how to boost your levels of domestic bliss.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Jurassic Quest Featuring more than 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. $15-$29 Sat., Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. savtcc. com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Magic: Saturday Night Modern Dust off your Mirrodin cards and dig up those Lorwyn bombs you’ve been hoarding.

In 2017, you will have unprecedented opportunities to re-imagine, revise, and reinvent the story of your life. You’ll be able to forge new understandings about your costars and reinterpret the meanings of crucial plot twists that happened once upon a time. Now check out these insights from author Mark Doty: “The past is not static, or ever truly complete; as we age we see from new positions, shifting angles. A therapist friend of mine likes to use the metaphor of the kind of spiral stair that winds up inside a lighthouse. As one moves up that stair, the core at the center doesn’t change, but one continually sees it from

another vantage point; if the past is a core of who we are, then our movement in time always brings us into a new relation to that core.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The *Tao Te Ching* is a poetically philosophical text written by a Chinese sage more than two millennia ago. Numerous authors have translated it into modern languages. I’ve borrowed from their work to craft a horoscope that is precisely suitable for you in the coming weeks. Here’s your high-class fortune cookie oracle: Smooth your edges, untangle your knots, sweeten your openings, balance your extremes, relax your mysteries, soften your glare, forgive your doubts, love your breathing, harmonize your longings, and marvel at the sunny dust.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

I recently discovered *Tree of Jesse,* a painting by renowned 20th-century artist Marc Chagall. I wanted to get a copy to hang on my wall. But as I scoured the Internet, I couldn’t find a single business that sells prints of it. Thankfully, I did locate an artist in Vietnam who said he could paint an exact replica. I ordered it, and was pleased with my new objet d’art. It was virtually identical to Chagall’s original. I suggest you meditate on taking a metaphorically similar approach, Capricorn. Now is a time when substitutes may work as well as what they replace.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“It is often safer to be in chains than to be free,” wrote Franz Kafka. That fact is worthy of your consideration in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You can avoid all risks by remaining trapped inside the comfort that is protecting you. Or you can take a gamble on escaping, and hope that the new opportunities you attract will compensate you for the sacrifice it entails. I’m not here to tell you what to do. I simply want you to know what the stakes are.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

“All pleasures are in the last analysis imaginary, and whoever has the best imagination enjoys the most pleasure.” So said 19th-century German novelist Theodor Fontane, and now I’m passing his observation on to you. Why? Because by my astrological estimates, you Pisceans will have exceptional imaginations in 2017 -- more fertile, fervent, and freedom-loving than ever before. Therefore, your capacity to drum up pleasure will also be at an all-time high. There is a catch, however. Your imagination, like everyone else’s, is sometimes prone to churning out superstitious fears. To take maximum advantage of its bliss-inducing potential, you will have to be firm about steering it in positive directions.

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Each Saturday Night Modern session is a Modern constructed tournament. Entry Fee: $5 Sat., Jan. 14, 7-10 p.m. 912-200-9377. events/1620021984970667/. Jolly Goblin Games, 518 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Monthly Membership Dinner and Meeting Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. NuBarter Mix and mingle with NuBarter members, relax after the hectic holiday pace, and network with other NuBarter members. Bring like-minded business owners and prospective members with you. So take a break, come out, relax and hear the latest happenings in NuBarter. Bring your business cards for a chance at some exciting door prizes. Thu., Jan. 12. 478-808-5447. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport, 80 Clyde E. Martin Drive. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting The annual meeting offers the public a chance to learn about past and future projects on Ossabaw, meet the board and staff, and celebrate the birthday of Sandy West, the last private owner and resident of the island. A barbershop quartet and cake will follow the meeting. Thu., Jan. 12, 6 p.m. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Art Walk Savannah Art Walk is an opportunity to explore the plethora of exquisite and diverse galleries of the Historic District. Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley. second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter

Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way.

Food & Drink Events

Bethesda Farm and Gardens Stand Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Forsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Happy Hour 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ Savannah Bee Company,

Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Industry Night at Southbound Brewing Co. Bring in proof of service industry employment (pay stub or biz card), military ID or Gulfstream badge and receive 10% off your tours & tastings admission. Admission includes six 6 ounce samples, a guided tour and a souvenir 6 pack of one of our year round beers OR Southbound koozie. $15 | 10% off with industry ID 912-6670033. service-industry-night. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. Wine Sampling Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.


Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Blood Pressure Screenings St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve

basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, continues on p. 46

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so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.


First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

Literary Events

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Hamilton, Jefferson, Slavery, and the Constitution Presented by Dr. Barbara Fertig of Armstrong State University. Part of Senior Citizens, Inc.’s winter lecture series. $6 Wed., Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. H.S. Cross Book Reading H.S. cross’ novel “Wilberforce” follows a teenage boy at the bottom of the social ladder at his boarding school in 1920s England. It’s a coming-of-age story and psychological drama, with that ineffable 46 draw of old-school academic settings

that keep us coming back to them as children and adults. Mon., Jan. 16, noon. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull 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. georgia. Buddhist Meditation Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ Gratitude Circle in the Squares Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. savannahgratitude. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. Jesus Yeshua Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. New Year’s Revival Join Butler Presbyterian Church to praise God this new year with a New Year’s Revival.

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. Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave., 912-484-0279.

Reverend Lolita Hickman and Pastors Aaron James and Lee Wright will hold the services. Jan. 11-13, 7 p.m. Butler Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Victory Dr. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2

Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Commercial Property For Sale

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Jobs Help Wanted CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST UHS of Savannah, LLC d/b/a Coastal Harbor Treatment Center seeks Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to work in Savannah, GA. Must have M.D. or foreign degree equivalent with ECFMG certification, completion of Child & adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training, and have or be able to obtain GA medical license. Reply by resume to Sally Perry, CEO at 1150 Cornell Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406.

EXP. RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICIAN & HELPER NEEDED. Must have valid driver’s license. Local company. Call 912-604-9649 Experienced Office Assistant, CNA’s, and Caregivers. Daily Home Care, Live-ins, Housekeeping, Errands... Much more the right loving person for the right job. Looking for mature people. Part time hours.

SouthCoast Health seeks a full time Ultrasound Tech. Qualified candidates must have Echo Registry & be experienced in the following: • Providing patient services using imaging modalities • S e l e c t i n g / A d j u s t i n g transducer according to specifications of test. • Keying test data/patient information in computer of ultrasound equip. • Producing 2 & 3 dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by Physician. Must have professional registry for modality employed in & min. of 1 yr. exp. and/or training, BLS/CPR certification. To review the job descriptions and to apply, please visit our website at and click on the Careers tab. Competitive wages and benefits offered. EOE, DFW, MFVD. Become a part of a great healthcare team!

Mature woman sought to assist female stroke patient in the Hinesville area. Respond via email with desired salary to or call: 912-756-5292

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B Net Management Inc. For pictures & videos of properties *Credit Issues, Prior Evictions, Bankruptcies may still apply 803 A, 803 B & 807/809 Paulsen St. 2BR/1BA, kitchen w/

appliances, central A/C, hardwood floors, carpet, LR, W/D hook ups. $600-$675/month.

32 Liberty Heights: 3BR/2BA

& Den, LR, DR, CH/A, Total electric, Hardwood & carpet, fenced backyard, fireplace. $995//month.

DUPLEX: 1115 East 53rd Street. 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ Nights/Weekends. DUPLEX: 1219 East 53rd Street. 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ Nights/Weekends.


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*34-1/2 Altman Cir. 1BR/1BA $600.

*2208 Utah: 3BR/1BA $850. Call 912-257-6181

$590/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ Nights/Weekends.


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

Furnished Efficiency Apt. includes utilities, electricity, gas, garbage/ water. 1yr. lease & security deposit. $700/month. Close to Savannah Mall & Armstrong State University. 912-429-2073

2528 Bismark Ave. 2BR/1BA,

Great Rental! 3612 Duane Court. 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, 2nd Floor, new paint, new flooring, CH/A, all-electric. $695/Month, $695 Deposit. Call 912-961-0979

912-228-4630 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm www. WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *For Qualified Applicants with 1+ years on Job.*

House for Rent: 803 Jamestowne Road, Savannah, GA 31419. 3BR/1.5 Baths. $1000/month plus deposit. Available Jan. 9th. 912596-1149, 912-713-4990 or 912484-3852


Westside / Eastside Savannah: 37th, 38th, & 42nd Streets. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities incl. Washer/Dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/ Internet. $130-$200/weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ID. Call 912-677-0271 1302 EAST 57TH STREET: 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, kitchen, den, CH/A, fenced backyard. $950/per month, $950/ security deposit. 912-660-4296 or 912-507-7875

Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection. Convenient to Armstrong College. $695/ per month, $300/deposit.

207 EDGEWATER RD. Southside near Oglethorpe Mall. 2BR/2BA $795/month, $500/deposit. DAVIS RENTALS

310 EAST MONTGOMERY X-ROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372


SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Shared community living for full functioning seniors ages 50 & above. Nice comfortable living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating/air and cable. Bedrooms are fully furnished and private. Make this community one you will want to call home. SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE also has community housing with its own private bath. Different rates apply. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. Prices starting at $550.

Call 912-844-5995

SHARED LIVING for age 40 & older. Furnished room, CH/A, cable. Shared bath, kitchen and common area. $160 & Up (utilities included). Safe environment. ID/ Proof of income required. 912308-5455

SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. Ages 40 TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Drive, & better. $170 weekly. No DUPLEX: 1219 East 55th Street. Apt. 13C, 2BR/1.5BA, 2-story. deposit. All utilities included. 2BR/1BA $590/month plus Washer/dryer connections, all Call 912-844-5995


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SECTION 8 WELCOME *55 S. Parkwood: 3BR/2BA $1,075 *2220 Mason: 4BR/1.5BA $1,100. *1518 Grove St. 3BR/1BA $800.

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Clean and safe. Call 912-6909097 or 912-342-3840

Newly renovated, Carpet & hardwood, appliances, LR, W/D hook ups $695/month.


For Rent

505 W.42nd St: 2BR/1BA Apt.

Call 912-667-2346

EXPERIENCED SEAMSTRESS NEEDED at Kim’s Custom Tailoring. Call 912-355-4030 or 912-308-8285

INVESTMENT PROPERTY FOR SALE: 4-Plex. Great Cash Flow. Over 95% occupancy rate. All units occupied. Turn Key Investment. $165,000 OBO. Call 912-657-1344

2 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment FOR RENT near Forsyth Park. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, washer and dryer. $1100/month, $1100/deposit. Call

Off ACL Blvd. & Westlake Ave.

2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $625-$795/month for 2bdrs and $735-$895/month for 3bdrs.

912-228-4630 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm www. WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *For Qualified Applicants with 1+ years on Job.*

appliances. No pets. $650/month, $650/deposit. Call 912-663-0177 SINGLE, Family Home w/ or 912-663-5368 Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central VERY NICE HOUSES FOR RENT *210 Croatan St: 3BR//1BA, CH/A, heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile furnished kitchen $925/month. *5621 Betty Drive: 2BR/1BA $740/ in kitchen & bath. Shared month. Call 912-631-7644, 912- Kitchen & bath. Call 912507-7934 or 912-927-2853 (No 963-7956, leave message calls after 9pm)

Commercial Property for Rent FOR LEASE - MIDWAY, GA 7500 sf building. $1500.00 per month. Ideal for hardware, thrift, or medical facility. Call 706-914-5051

Room for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL ON 2ND WEEK Clean, large, furnished. Busline, cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. *Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required.

Roommate Wanted Newly Furnished Room w/ shared or private bathroom washer & dryer, cable/wifi, all utilities included. No bedbugs! No roaches! $75 - $180 a week. Call 912 414 8300

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

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