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Kahlil Gibran and the

Feminine Divine New Telfair exhibit highlights Gibran’s portrayal of women

“Portrait of the Artist’s Mother” by Kahlil Gibran



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Last summer, one of our campers invented Whiskersbot 9000! At STEAM Camp, we take robotics seriously! But that doesn’t mean building them and programming them can’t be a lot of fun! We use cutting edge technologies like Ozobot, Makeblock and a variety of building and programming tools to bring robotics and automation to life.


STEAM is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with an ‘A’ for art, because our campers use STEM skills to create functional pieces. In Video Game Design, for example, campers write the code and generate the graphics for their own video game. In Robotics & Automation, campers build their own robots, designing the structures and programming them to compete against other ‘bots. In Mindcraft Class, campers build structures and experiment with concepts like curcuit design and quantum mechanics; all inside a virtual world. We’re not playing around at STEAM Camp, but we are going to have a lot of fun!

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Full day (9AM - 4PM) with early drop-off and late pick-up options. Plus lunch at The Chromatic Dragon! Early bird pricing ends soon, so act fast! Classes start after Memorial Day.


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Film: Murph the Surf

Savannah Asian Cultural Arts Festival

The Psychotronic Film Society presents this 41st anniversary screening. Based on the true story of two handsome playboys who led secret lives as the top jewel thieves in the USA, this sadly forgotten feature is terrifically entertaining. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8


Highlights will include live music and dance performers from a range of countries including Japan, South Korea and China, as well as a Tae Kwon Do exhibition by Grandmaster Jong Ho Lee, a 9th degree black belt with more than 50 years of experience in the martial arts, and his students. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.


The newest production features the tight harmonies and cool stylings of our cast performing every genre of music, bringing a contemporary sound to favorite retro hits and creating the ultimate party. 19 & 21, 8 p.m., 23, 3 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. $37

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 4.21

This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all. The Banff Mountain Film Festival calls itself the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $12

Savannah Derby Devils Season Opener

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Savannah’s roller derby devils kick off their 2017 season with a double header bout. 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12 adults


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 4.22

Dress in pink and run the Race for a Cure to help raise money to fund breast cancer research. 6 a.m. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street.

Jeff Dunham

The comedian/puppeteer brings his show to Savannah. 7:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $41.50

June Cross Lecture and Panel Discussion

Critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker and author June Cross hosts a lecture and panel discussion. 4 p.m. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Free

MeatLess Book Signing

Kristie Middleton, a vegan since 1997, will discuss her new book, “MeatLess: Transform the Way you Eat and Live-One Meal at a Time,” and sign copies. 6 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

THURSDAY 4.20 Film: Akira

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. In Japanese with English subtitles. Screening followed by a post show Q&A session. 8 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.


Piano in the Arts: Solos and Duets

Pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers will perform solo and duo works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Bolcom and others. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $15

FRIDAY 4.21 Concert: The American Spirit

This performance by the Savannah Philharmonic will include everything from national treasures like George and Ira Gershwin to some of the finest Broadway, film, and patriotic music ever written. 7:30 p.m. Savannah Live St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour 31st St. variety show that features everything from $25 pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ roll, featuring a live band and eight singers. Johnny Mercer on Tybee Broadway actor/writer/producer and part20, 22, & 25, 8 p.m. time Tybee resident Jim Wann hosts an The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. evening of music, storytelling, and images $37 of songwriter Johnny Mercer. Soul Proprietors Film Competition 7:30 p.m. gThree local businesses are paired with The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. three local film crews to create a 5-7 $20 adults,$25 premium; $10 children minute video in a competition to win 912-472-4790 money for cause. This year, the Sentient Lil Jon Bean will compete for Solidarity in The rapper performs a DJ set. Savannah, Maven Makers will compete for Design for Ability, and Green Truck Pub 9 p.m. will compete for Forsyth Farmer’s Market. Club Elan, 301 Williamson St. 5:30 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Sideline Bluegrass classics, some destined to be classics.

8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. $23

Garden City UMC, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $9 adults, $6 students at door


Diane will sign copies of her book, “Cooking for Paris,” a selection of inspired yet achievable recipes. 4 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.


Blackfoot, best known for “Train, Train,” returns with an all-new lineup. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25

Concert: The American Spirit

This performance by the Savannah Philharmonic will include everything from national treasures like George and Ira Gershwin and Aaron Copland to some of the finest Broadway, film, and patriotic music ever written. 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W 31st St. $25

Contra Dance

An evening of dance: contra, squares, and waltzes. Guest Caller Jacob LeGrone will teach and call all the dances. Guest band Tesserae (Jennifer and David Lane) will supply the tunes. 7:30 p.m.

Diane Palliser Book Signing

Family Food Truck Fun Festival and Spring Market

Featuring a giant market in the park, local arts and crafts, food trucks, and cool animal calls by Ranger Chey. 9 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking 912-598-2300

Film: Neruda

CinemaSavannah presents this film about Pablo Neruda, the beloved poet and the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. $8 CONTINUES ON P. 6

Live performances, Asian cuisine, Cultural Marketplace & family-friendly fun 7:30 p.m. | Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Armstrong Burnett Lawn Main Stage

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Forsyth Farmers Market

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

animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. Adults $10, Children (5-12) $5, Under 5 Free

Free Family Day: Wundercamera

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Come celebrate the museum by taking time to explore Telfair’s sites and the role the museum plays in our commu­nity, while also creating a mini museum of your own. 1 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free

The Heart Behind the Music: Singer/ Songwriter Showcase

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Since 2011, “The Heart Behind the Music” has been bringing to the stage some of the world’s best singers and songwriters who share the meaning and music behind their hit songs. 7 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street.

March for Science Savannah

The day’s events are designed to support science that builds knowledge and understanding and to call for policy decisions that are based on sound science in the public’s best interest. 10 a.m. Johnson Square

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Night Silliness

An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Followed by long form comedy. 8 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W Liberty St $10

Ogeechee Riverkeeper April Paddle Trip

This excursion will begin at 9 a.m. at Scarboro Landing just outside Millen, GA. This seven-mile course’s difficulty ranking is intermediate and children 12 years and younger should be accompanied by an experienced paddler. 9 a.m. Ogeechee Riverkeeper, 785 King George Blvd, STE 103. $35 non-members

Record Store Day

Dress in pink and run the Race for a Cure to help raise money to fund breast cancer research. Starts 6 a.m. Ellis Square

Theater: Call of the Wild

The Savannah Stage Co. presents its touring stage play, “Call of the Wild,” adapted by Catherine Bush, based on the classic novel by Jack London. 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under

SUNDAY 4.23 Doug Stanhope

Comedian Doug Stanhope performs one night only in Savannah. 18+. 8 p.m. Barrelhouse South, 125 W. Congress St.

Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

This year’s keynote speaker will be Jeannie Smith who is a part of a new generation of Holocaust speakers who share life stories from their parents’ first hand experiences. 5 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

TUESDAY 4.25 Lecture: Howard Morrison

Founding partner of Savannah-based Verdant Kitchen, a gourmet and wellness company focused on the ginger and turmeric family of spices. 11:30 a.m. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway.

Politics For The Rest of Us: A Panel Discussion

Actionable information to inspire local citizens with practical steps to get engaged with the political system. 6 p.m. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

Browse limited edition releases. Rody’s Records, 1401 Habersham St. Rody’s Audio Warehouse, 311 Mall Blvd. Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th St Tongue: Open Mouth and Music

ReptiDay Savannah Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo One-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live

Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing original work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.



MANY TENS of millions of dollars have been spent to open up Broughton Street to national chain stores. Yet apparently the Lucas Theatre on Broughton can’t stay solvent. Or so we’re told, as proven by the shocking firing of its entire staff last week. No town that boasts as much as we do about our supposed cultural bona fides should have this much trouble keeping open one of the finest Art Deco theatres in the country. But here we are, again. Ordinarily, the firing of five people wouldn’t constitute major breaking news. However, the firing of the Lucas staff last week triggered shock waves in an arts community still reeling from the loss of the beloved Muse venue in February. Almost uniformly, the public reaction was one of outrage not only that the employees were fired, but how suddenly. This remarkable public pushback isn’t just because the fired employees had great personal and professional reputations. The sense of fear and loathing the Lucas shakeup provoked throughout Savannah also has to do with two deeper issues: 1) The emotional importance of the Lucas to Savannah’s sense of self, of history, and of community pride. Fundraising spearheaded by the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil shoot, including a huge donation from Kevin Spacey himself, is what enabled the Lucas to reopen after a decade-plus of struggle. In the minds of Savannahians, the Lucas, “The Book,” and “The Movie” are as interwined as a Leopold’s ice cream scoop and a sugar cone.


2) Savannah’s symbiotic relationship with the Savannah College of Art and Design. Underlying the public’s sense of panic about the Lucas firings was that it was, essentially, SCAD that fired them. No, it wasn’t technically SCAD. In the interest of fairness and accuracy, it must be pointed out that the Lucas Theatre is run by a nonprofit which owns itself, via a board of directors. However, as of a formal agreement in 2002, SCAD has a controlling presence on the board. If SCAD didn’t want the staff fired, they wouldn’t have been fired. This is just as factual as saying that SCAD didn’t technically fire the staff. For decades, Savannah has put much of its fate in the hands of a privately-held college. In doing so, we have reaped significant economic and cultural benefits. But that arrangement also brought a downside: A sense that hopefully Savannah’s interests and SCAD’s interests will coincide... but in the event that they don’t, SCAD will usually be the one to get its way. Prior to the college taking over the Lucas, at least $2 million of public tax money, not including donations, went into the restoration of the Theatre since it officially reopened in 2000 — for a property which doesn’t pay property tax. When SCAD took over, I recall a general fear that public programming would be curtailed, and that, somewhat like the SCAD-run Trustees around the corner, it would mostly host school events. However, it certainly seemed, especially within the last few years, that the Lucas had cracked the code, and was indeed fulfilling its role as a vital performing arts venue that benefited both SCAD and the community at large. If you compared 2016’s schedule to ten years prior, I’d bet you’d be impressed at

the evolution and breadth of the theatre’s calendar of offerings. Whatever the financial realities of the Lucas are, we have to conclude that whatever was happening onstage was working. We had what at least appeared to be a win/win situation for SCAD and for the city, and now that’s probably gone. Making matters worse is the sense of uncertainty. While we’re told all current bookings will be honored, we really don’t know what the future holds for the Lucas over the horizon. Will it be open on a reduced schedule, with a skeleton staff? Or will new people just be brought in? Will it be sold? As of now, the college isn’t saying. Even with the Lucas in operation, Savannah is a noticeably venue-poor town—and infinitely poorer should SCAD decide to limit programming at the Lucas for whatever reason. Not even the most ardent advocate of the under-construction Cultural Arts Center thinks that venue will be anything like a replacement for what the Lucas does. And the Westside Arena will be just that —a big arena on the Westside, not a 1200seat historic fine arts venue in the heart of downtown. The fear now, quite frankly, isn’t so much for the future of the five bright people who were let go. They’ll end up OK. The real fear now is that a promise to the community has been broken — a promise made back when the film version of Midnight was wrapped, when the whole world, for just a brief moment, turned its attention to us, and to the Lucas itself. We want to keep that moment alive in our hearts, and in reality if at all possible. A city with our history and cultural cachet deserves a venue with the size, the grandeur, and the splendor of the Lucas. We deserve... the Lucas. CS


Plant Vogtle boondoggle is mockery of free market

Editor, When Georgia’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the expansion of Plant Vogtle, Georgia Power assured them the $14 billion cost was a solid ‘bottom line’ for the project. Since then, cost overruns have exceeded $3 billion and now appear to be headed to double or triple that much. Not only did the PSC allow original costs to be recouped by the investors in advance by adding

a surcharge to energy customers (residential only, not business or industrial!), they even approved additional surcharges on monthly customer bills to recover cost-overruns. Ironically, many of those who support policies imposing the burden of this blatant corporate welfare onto the backs of unwary consumers are among the most self-righteously incensed by “giveaways” to the economically deprived. Georgia Power’s unfair exploitation of politically

disconnected consumers must be immediately stopped, and those responsible for approving such opportunistic corporate hand-outs must be removed from office. When are Georgia’s energyconsumers and tax-payers going to demand that powerindustry investors carry their own financial burdens and risks? The brazen injustice of this issue is now epitomized by the floundering nuke industry, which – since its inception – has been subsidized by federal

funds more than any other industry in U.S. history – even more than Big Oil. In fact, without the federal subsidy of nuke’s liability risks, there would be no nuclear power industry in our nation. By simply eliminating bailouts for fossil fuels and nukes, no federal budget cuts would be needed, plus the prospects for both human and environmental health would be greatly advanced. David Kyler Center for a Sustainable Coast

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Science, it’s a thing BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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HEY, how you liking that nifty new phone? And having lights on after the sun sets? How about the lack of botulism in your burger? What about SPF 50 sunscreen and airplanes and food-pollinating honeybees and bridges that don’t fall apart? Fun, helpful stuff, right? It may come as a shock to some, but these modern essentials were not in fact developed by alien wizards or handed out by Jesus riding a dinosaur. Nope, pretty much everything us hairless, flat-toothed humans enjoy and rely on not to die on a daily basis has been brought to us by scientists, who are actually just other humans with advanced academic degrees and cool white lab coats. In addition to asking Big Questions, scientists also have the annoying habit of testing the same theory over and over again, sometimes for years, to make sure what they say is true, and they really don’t like it when people ignore their work or just make stuff up. Right now, scientists and the people who value them are hopping mad, on account of our country’s centuries-long tradition evidence-based policymaking exploding like a third grader’s baking soda volcano. Our fact-averse leadership has already crippled funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the NOAA’s ocean research, tossing out definitive data on climate change and rising sea levels into our groundwater-leaching landfills. Money for clean energy research, NASA missions and the examination of new treatments for widespread diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes is also dust in the unharnessed wind. Considering the emphasis on objectivity and factual rigor, most scientists tend to be apolitical when it comes to their methods (except for political scientists, who may be responsible for this gawdamn mess in the first place.) But like other groups marginalized by the monstrous ignoramuses in charge, they’re taking their resistance to the streets with the March for Science this Saturday, April 22, America’s official Earth Day celebration. Hundreds of thousands of are expected 8 to descend upon Washington, DC and 425+

A sign seen at the Women’s March on Washington in January. (PHOTO: @LDMAY/TWITTER)

satellite cities, bearing nerdriffic signs like “If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Precipitate” and “Trump: No Science, No Rogaine, No Hair.” Savannah’s science community will be out in full frictional force at Forsyth Park, led by the coastal advocates of One Hundred Miles and Savannah Riverkeeper. (No word on any official headgear à la the Women’s March’s pink pussyhats, but knitted brain caps and double-helix headbands are all over Etsy.) “People say it’s not the government’s business to be funding these things with public dollars, but science benefits everyone because it helps us understand the world around us,” sighs Dr. Delana A. Gajdosik-Nivens, Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Science and Technology at Armstrong State University. “If we cut the public funding for basic research, it’s going to be very difficult to maintain the standards of knowledge in our society.” The danger isn’t only a bunch of dumb bunnies who hate polar bears and think the moon is made of cheese. Science is already exploited as a pay-to-play model as private funders pick and choose studies based on what outcome they want to see. The total co-option of objective science by the private, corporate sector means an economic agenda will be attached to every experiment—a terrifying thought when it comes to things like your ADD medication and those gross GMO fish strawberries pushed out to market before they’ve been tested properly. It also defeats the purpose of experimentation: “The goal of science isn’t to make money, it’s to learn. Science takes time, it’s tedious,” explains Gajdosik-Nivens, who

cites colleagues who have been changing out a particular bacteria’s DNA one amino acid at a time for five years. If they come at all, useful applications often come decades down the laboratory line. “I mean, the polymerase chain reaction that’s used on crime scene DNA wasn’t just dreamt up in a day,” she scoffs. Oh snap, almost forgot—last week Attorney General and not-a-scientist Jeff Sessions announced he’s canning the Dept. of Justice’s partnership with the National Commission on Forensic Science, which helps verify DNA evidence in criminal proceedings. That backlog of 175,000 untested rape kits collected from victims—of which there are more than 4,400 in Georgia? Unlikely to ever see a courtroom now, thanks to this administration’s intersectional assault on women and science. Naturally, the environment is the front line of the battle. Saturday’s march was first spearheaded by a group of earth scientists appalled by America’s unfortunate slither backwards from the global push to fight planetary meltdown, and local ecologists are feeling the burn. “The entire world is on board with climate change except for the party in power. Obama started late, but he had things in place that were going to help,” mourns Randy Tate, an evolutionary biologist who currently coordinates the local chapter of the Longleaf Alliance. “Now we’re looking to the Chinese for leadership.” Also frustrating is that the study of other species—except for the ones we eat and wear—will become a low research priority, even if their existence is to our advantage. The Caretta Research Project on Wassaw

Island focuses its work on the breeding habits of the marvelous loggerhead sea turtle and has found further reaching perks of the gentle giants’ life cycles. “Sea turtles are important ecologically for many different reasons,” explains Caretta biologist Kris Williams. “Unhatched eggs and shells and albumen from the nests help provide nutrients for healthy dune growth, which shapes the entire coast.” Science educators already have a hard time keeping young minds engaged, but the active fight against actual data is wearing. Effingham High biology teacher Lauren Stallard says she struggles daily with trying to teach the imminent impacts of fossil fuels while even some of her colleagues still don’t believe in climate change, “or evolution, for that matter.” “I feel like I’m becoming an alarmist, you know, ‘one of those people,’” laughs Stallard. “But when I tell my students that carbon dioxide levels have now surpassed four hundred parts per million and they just shrug, it can be hard.” Teenage apathy aside, what the war on science really does is hurt the children. It already seems like a long time ago that words like “innovation,” “globally competitive” and “tech-based economy” were bandied about by a government willing to invest in its future. After a decade of pushing STEM education and extra effort to draw girls and minorities into science-related fields, the budget cuts and backwards attitudes could mean a whole generation robbed of the job prospects they’ve been promised. “My biggest concern is that I don’t want the younger population to get discouraged or feel like their views are invalid because of the national commentary,” says Alice Kohler, a STEM Academy teacher who says science research skills are valuable no matter what the career path. “We need to keep fostering curiosity about the world, to encourage students to collect information and analyze data properly. Also, to learn from failure. That’s a huge part of what science is. It’s not supposed to work the first time.” That’s a maxim to remember as we keep on marching for truth and justice. It might not work the first time, but all those tenacious steps—of the mad scientists, the resistors, the folks who spoke up about those ignored rape kits at #ICantKeepQuietDay earlier this month, and the Tax Day Rally protestors who stood in front of climate change denier Rep. Buddy Carter’s office this weekend—are adding up to a force that can topple the false pretense and gasbag reality denial. After all, nature abhors a vacuum, and we’ve gotthe law of gravity on our side. CS


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Growing the city within the city BY JASON COMBS LAST THURSDAY night there was an event at the Massie Heritage Center entitled “New Development in Savannah: Where Do We Go from Here?” This installment of a quarterly lecture series sponsored by the Friends of Massie and the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) featured Nick Palumbo, President of the Ardsley Park Neighborhood Association, and Kevin Klinkenberg, Director of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA). These two gentlemen outlined their observations on the current climate of real estate development, primarily focusing on how it affects the Landmark Historic District and adjacent historic districts. Palumbo went first, and keyed in on

tourism, the growing numbers of visitors to downtown, and the scale of the hotels being built to accommodate them. Klinkenberg followed with a more general discussion of pre- and post- World War II development patterns. Both offered a way forward. More on that later. First, here is my own simplified, bimodal model of city growth and development, culled from many sources over the years. While researching at Georgia Tech I ran across an old book that is now one of my prized possessions – Principles of City Land Values, by Richard M. Hurd. In it, Mr. Hurd details his theories on the growth patterns of cities, and how these growth patterns imparted different values on various individual parcels of land. One of the most interesting things about this book is that it was about to become very, very dated. You see, it was first published in 1903. Five years before, in 1898, there was only one automobile in America for every

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Many places have an Additive City. Savannah’s is especially large, but the manner it grew piece-by-piece was no different than any city or town of its time.

18,000 Americans. Ten years after, in 1913, there would be one automobile for every 8 Americans (figures taken from Crabgrass Frontier). And you think smart phones have changed the world. In 1903, Hurd wrote this about city growth: “In all growth, central or axial, great or small, the vital feature is continuity, the universal tendency being to add on buildings one by one, of the same general character as those which preceded them.” This passage described growth of what I

conceptualize as the “Additive City” – incremental, granular, and adjacent to what already existed. Many places have an Additive City. Savannah’s is especially large, and especially pleasing due to our unique ward plan, but the manner it grew piece-bypiece was no different than any city or town of its time. But the growth of the Additive City was about to be halted, everywhere. Now development would not follow the extension of streetcar and rail lines in a predictable parcel-by-parcel pattern.


Now, ubiquitous private car ownership would vastly increase the supply of developable land — of what could be turned into “city” — and continuity would no longer be a feature. The new “Subtractive City” has a different growth mechanism. It is not characterized by the methodical accretion of mixed-use, walkable urbanism. Instead, it takes bites out of the hinterlands, digests them, and turns them into homogeneous auto-oriented swaths of residential, commercial, and industrial development, separated from one another and with no obligation to mimic the “general character” of what came before. The older Additive City was encircled by the newer Subtractive City, and was rapidly dwarfed by it, at least in land area. The Additive core became the city within the “city”. Then there came zoning. Savannah and Chatham County adopted zoning in 1960 and 1961 respectively. This is relatively late in the zoning game, thus the code was very much about enshrining the newer auto-oriented development pattern of the Subtractive City, parking requirements and all. The first call for a complete revision because of its bad fit was in 1962, but to this day it has never happened. More: It is surprising that in half a century neither one of them has been updated. There have been a number of re-writes, and amendments, and amendments on top of amendments, and after awhile it does get confusing. The format of the ordinance is still based on the 1950s, and if I brought in the ordinance from that time, it looks like something from the 1800s. We’re still using that same format, and it’s not an intuitive ordinance at all, it’s really difficult to use. I’ve looked at a lot of zoning ordinances and I don’t think I can say anything comes close to how difficult this ordinance is. That’s not a real estate developer bitching about the zoning code. That’s Charlotte Moore, veteran city planner and Director of Special Projects, in a presentation to the Metropolitan Planning Commission (that she works for), on September 1, 2015. She has given this presentation several other times, including to City Council in a workshop session. Current zoning is doing our Additive City no favors. In fact, it prevents much of it from being built again from scratch, because it requires lot sizes and setbacks of a suburban nature. Obviously, the answer is to revise the zoning. The city has been trying to do this, in fits and starts, since 1997. MidCity Zoning, roughly contiguous with the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, was adopted in 2005, and was intended as the first roll-out of revised zoning. However, it has not been expanded since then.

Let’s return to the Massie speakers – Palumbo and Klinkenberg. Palumbo asserted that rather than just revised zoning, downtown needs a formbased code (FBC) to protect its unique character. An FBC can be tailored to enshrine the physical properties of the Additive City, rather than the Subtractive. It would make sure any future redevelopment or infill was consistent with the “general character” of its surroundings.

Klinkenberg threw down the gauntlet. He observed that downtown Savannah has been in defense mode since the 1950s – fighting tooth and nail to preserve what it has, and not allow new development that disrupts the fabric. Klinkenberg wants downtown to play offense — to actually expand itself. Let’s say yes to both. Let’s make that form-based code that enshrines our Additive City, the Landmark

Historic District and other adjacent historic districts, then let’s bump it out into the Subtractive City, bit by bit. Will this make nonconforming properties? Yes, that’s the whole point. When they are redeveloped, we want them to conform and expand our stock of walkable urbanism. Let’s deal with development pressure by dispersing it into adjacent areas that need improvement. Let’s grow the city within the city. CS

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Komen Race for the Cure raises funds for local services and breast cancer prevention BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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EVERY APRIL, the greenspace of Ellis Square becomes a sea of pink: Shades of fuschia, flamingo, rose and raspberry run together as the four thousand-plus participants of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure take their marks. The 5K course that winds through downtown and around the squares takes less than an hour, but for many runners, the impact lasts a lifetime. Sylvia Whitfield was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, powering through her first Komen Race for the Cure during the peak of her radiation treatments. “All I could do was walk, but it was incredible to be there with other survivors, to draw from their strength,” she recalls. She returned every year thereafter to share her own survival story with others, as her identical twin, Cynthia, walked by her side in solidarity. When Cynthia was given the same breast cancer diagnosis in 2011, the race became a pillar of support for them both. “It was a big shock,” says Sylvia, who suffered a recurrence of the disease in 2013, this time undergoing a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. “Going to the race each year and being with our pink sisters helped then and still does, knowing we’re all there for the same goal, to find a cure.” She and Cynthia are currently in remission, and Sylvia has one last reconstructive surgery scheduled for July. They’ll be 12 celebrating in matching pink outfits at the

Identical twins Sylvia and Cynthia Whitfield are both breast cancer survivors; Cynthia has been confirmed to have the BRCA gene using the genetic testing research made possible by fundraisers like the Race for the Cure. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN G. KOMEN OF COASTAL GEORGIA



“…it was incredible to be there with other survivors, to draw from their strength.” partners to pay for services. “What’s raised here, stays here,” promises Gabbey, reiterating that 75 percent/25 percent split, the latter channeled to national research. The national Susan G. Komen foundation has been mired in controversy in the past decade, from its CEO’s shockingly high salary to its defunding of breast cancer screenings provided by Planned Parenthood to pulling back funds for stem cell research at the country’s most prestigious universities. In spite of the bad PR, the organization still thrives, and a recent rebranding campaign focuses back on the mission with a new “bold goal” of reducing death from breast cancer by 50 percent by 2026. Locally, the core of the work continues to be bringing early screening services to women. While Komen of Coastal Georgia does not currently award funding to Savannah’s recently-opened Planned Parenthood healthcare center, Gabbey does not discount that it may in the future if mammography services are offered. “We take each application on its own merit,” she says. The local affiliate also partners with area churches to educate women on the importance of breast cancer awareness and trains trusted confidantes like hair stylists to pass on basic information and referral services. The ubiquity of Komen’s signature hue has led to plenty of “pinkwashing”—the practice of some companies and brands to capitalize on selling pink ribbons, shirts and other accessories without donating back to the cause—but Savannah’s Race for the Cure remains a solid vehicle to provide early screenings for women, including those 12 women a month diagnosed with late stage breast cancer. “People get caught up in the color, and there’s a lot of meaning behind that pink ribbon,” says Gabbey. “But Komen is more than pink—it is research and action that is saving lives.” Sister survivors Sylvia and Cynthia agree that Saturday’s mass of magenta and coral brings deeper meaning. “It’s an opportunity to share our story and let others survivors know they’re not alone,” says Sylvia. “But we’ll still be out there in our pink!” promises Cynthia. CS

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starting line this Saturday, April 22. “Mostly we only dress alike for church, but the race is one of those special occasions,” laughs Cynthia. The Whitfield sisters have raised thousands of dollars for early detection services and research with the Greater Savannah Support BRAS group (other well-named teams on this year’s roster include “Two Cups of Courage” and “Saving Shari’s Shamrocks.”) Some of that funding has gone to the advancement of genetic testing to help identify breast cancer risk. While genetics account for only five to 10 percent of breast cancer cases in the U.S., those tests can be revealing. Cynthia’s doctors found she had the same BRCA 1/2 mutation that Angelina Jolie made famous several years ago; while Sylvia’s insurance didn’t cover the same testing, their shared DNA lends the assumption that she has the same genetic marker. They had an aunt with breast cancer, and they say the leaps in research can help other families stay vigilant about who’s at risk. “Neither of us have children, so we don’t worry about passing it on,” says Cynthia. “But we do advocate for people with a family history to get tested.” Sylvia adds that regular mammograms are also key to survival. “I’m here because of my yearly exam.” The big pink run is one of Savannah’s busiest charity activities and Komen of Coastal Georgia’s highest profile event, but organizers remind that early detection is a major message all year round. “Early screening saves lives—I can’t say that enough,” says executive director Aileen Gabbey, who oversees operations in Savannah and nine surrounding counties. “One of the things we do is track data. We’ve discovered that each month, 12 women in our service area are diagnosed with late stage breast cancer. If those 12 women had been screened earlier, their projected outcomes would be so much better. That’s a real motivator.” Komen is not a direct service provider and doles out funding to local hospital and healthcare centers like Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care to ensure that free or low-cost mammograms, breast exams and other essential services are readily available to women, regardless of income. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from Saturday’s race, as well as other fundraisers throughout the year like the Big Wig, which enlists local personalities to elicit donations while rocking a neon pageboy, go directly towards those local



Asian Cultural Festival broadens horizons Free event at Armstrong State University highlights culture, performance, cuisine


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THE ANNUAL Asian Festival was held for many years in the confines of the Civic Center downtown. However, this weekend will mark the third year the event has been held on the campus of Armstrong State University. It’s still free to attend, though, and still offers the same variety of cultural events and delicious food to purchase. “Moving it to Armstrong enables people to enjoy the Festival outdoors, on our beautiful campus, filled with gorgeous flowers and trees,” says Dorothee MertzWeigel, Armstrong University’s Director of International Education. “It also gets a lot of people to cross over DeRenne Avenue,” she laughs. In addition to being really the only public festival in town on the much lowerprofile Southside of Savannah, the point of the Asian Festival is to spotlight one of the lesser-known but growing and influential populations in the area, and to broaden horizons along the way. “We’re trying to bring the world to our students, our faculty, our staff, and to the whole community. That fact that it’s sponsored by the City and also there is so much participation from the local Asian community really makes this so much more of a community effort,” says Mertz-Weigel. “We have participation from people of 14 Vietnamese, Indonesian, Indian, Filipino

heritage, and many more,” “Everyone is so willing to share their culture.” One of the highlights is the opening procession of flags, in which over 200 international students from the university carry the flag of their home country. Deidra Dennie, Armstrong’s Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, whimsically describes the Asian Festival as “a Tiffany box with a big bow on top” because of the unfolding variety of cultural immersion. “Whenever you have an opportunity to partake in an experience you wouldn’t normally do, to meet people different from you, you should take advantage of that. And the Asian Festival offers that to everyone,” she says. “Everybody thinks the Earth is a huge marble in the sky, but down here it’s not that large. You should have some familiarity with people outside your comfort zone,” says Dennie. Scenes from the 2016 Asian Festival PHOTOS COURTESY OF ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY “You’ll find friendship and commonality. You’ll find that there is more sameness 11:45 a.m. -  Tae Kwon Do Exhibition   than difference.” CS SAT., 11:45 A.M.-4 P.M. , with Grandmaster Lee INTERNATIONAL GARDENS SAVANNAH ASIAN CULTURAL FEST 12:15 p.m. - Matsuriza Taiko Drummers of April 21-22, Armstrong State University 11:00 a.m. - Indian Dance Performance Japan Friday, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium: Evening 12:45 p.m. - Thai Dance with Val Prompalin Noon - Yoga Class of entertainment devoted primarily to profes1:00 p.m. Tai Chi with Myung Lee 1:00 p.m. - Chinese Musicians and Dancers sional performers from the South Seas Islands, 1:40 p.m. - The Filipino Dancers of Savannah 1:30 p.m. - Belly Dancing Class with Salwa Japan, South Korea, and China. Brannen 2:05 p.m. - Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue 2:00 p.m. - Karate with Pooler Karate School 2:40 p.m. - SANATAN Mandir with traditional SATURDAY, 10 A.M.-4 P.M. BURNETT 3:00 p.m. -  Bollywood Clas with Janki Patel Garba Dance of India and a mix of Bollywood LAWN MAINSTAGE: All Day - Traditional Pakistani Tea Ceremony 3:05 p.m. - Belly Dancing by Salwa Brannen 11 a.m. - Parade of Nations 3:15 p.m. - Tae Kwon Do Exhibition II

NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER 2017 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Sunday April 16

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Police investigate shooting near West 54th and Barnard

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of Edward Mells, 32, on Sunday, Apr. 16 near the intersection West 54th Street and Barnard Street. At about 2:50 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Barnard Street. Mells was found with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and transported to the hospital. The actual circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation. Detectives believe this was not a random incident.

Shooting on the Eastside

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of

the shooting are still under investigation. “Detectives believe this was not a random incident and that the victim and shooter know each other,” police say.

Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc. on Apr. 13. The AEDs were accepted through a City Council resolution. An AED is used when a person is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. An AED Metro seeks man for can check the person’s heart questioning rhythm and determine if the Ds Awarding the AE Detectives are asking individual needs an electric Michael Sheahan is for the public’s assistance shock to restore a normal sought by police Benjamin Owens, 25, on Thursday, Apr. 13 locating a male subject for rhythm. near the intersection of Illinois Street and questioning in reference “Cory Joseph Wilson, a Pennsylvania Avenue. to an ongoing burglary investigation. Savannah native, died in 2013 “At about 1:10 p.m., EMS responded to Michael Sheahan, 32, is a white male due to a cardiac arrhythmia while in class a report of an injured person in the 2200 with brown hair. He is 6’1” tall and weighs at Georgia Southern University. There block of Alaska Street. EMS determined approximately 220 pounds. He is known to was no AED nearby at the time,” a police the injury to be from a gunshot wound, and frequent the areas of Skidaway Road and spokesperson says. contacted police to respond. Owens was Middleground Road. “In Cory’s memory and in order to help transported to the hospital with serious Sheahan drives a grey Jeep Cherokee, others in need, friends and family orgabut non-life-threatening injuries,” police with Georgia tag PXB8639. nized the Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 say. Sheahan also has an active warrant from Memorial Baseball Tournament. Thanks Detectives have determined that the the Chatham County Sherriff’s Office. to the generosity of sponsors, supporters, shooting took place near the intersection Anyone with information on this case is and players, the tournament has helped of Illinois Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. asked to contact police. A line directly to Cory’s family and friends present AEDs to “After the incident, Owens went to a res- investigators is open at (912) 525-3100 ext. Chatham County and other nearby locaidence in the 2200 block of Alaska Street, 1296. tions,” police say. where he called a family member and told Cory’s parents, Lisa and Kenny Wilson, Police receive AEDs for precincts them he was injured. The family memalong with other family and friends were Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan ber came to the residence and then called present to donate the AEDs. Police received six automated exterEMS,” police say. The donated AEDs will be available for nal defibrillators (AEDs) from the Cory The actual circumstances leading up to use in each precinct. CS

Season Finale: Rachmaninoff & Dvořák

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm I $16-75 Johnny Mercer Theater

Peter Shannon, Artistic Director & Conductor

Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana Piano Concerto No. 3 Symphony No. 8

Mascagni Rachmaninoff Dvořák

Pre-concert talk series presented by John Canarina and Savannah Friends of Music, 6:30pm

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The Savannah Philharmonic concludes the 2016/2017 season in resounding fashion with an evening of fantastically gorgeous music. Dazzling pianist Fanya Lin returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s daunting and astoundingly beautiful Third Piano Concerto, and the evening concludes with Dvořák’s lusciously melodic and magical Symphony No. 8.


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A Straight Dope Classic What if the Cuban missile crisis had gone badly? —Karl Young I’M CONFIDENT human society would have survived, which I assume is your main concern. Even if things had gone off the rails, and the odd nuke popped off here and there, I think cooler heads would soon have prevailed. But that’s easy to say now. For a week in October 1962 the whole planet was wondering if Cold War antagonism was about to boil over into nuclear armageddon. Everyone knows the story: U.S. spy-plane photos reveal Russian nuclear-missile bases under construction in Cuba; Kennedy orders a blockade of the island and demands the missiles’ removal; six tense days later, Khrushchev complies. What’s better understood now is how little Khrushchev had thought through the ways it might all play out. He needed more negotiating leverage than the USSR’s iffy intercontinental missiles could buy him, and he hoped he could rattle the Americans by placing mediumrange missiles at their doorstep. The Americans were rattled all right. Despite the insistence of Defense Secretary Robert McNamara that the new deployment didn’t change the balance of power, the Joint Chiefs of Staff initially supported some sort of invasion of Cuba in response; it was only after a full week of deliberation that Kennedy was able to sell the blockade idea instead. Why didn’t it go worse? Most obviously, neither side was crazy enough to want to precipitate the end of the world; it was pretty obviously acknowledged by both that detonating a nuclear bomb would be a bummer for all involved. This was particularly plain to the Soviets in 1962, when the U.S. warhead stockpile was nine times the size of theirs. (They’d catch up over the next 15 years, and by 1978 were out in front.) It was openly known by both governments that even if Russia were to launch all its missiles in Cuba, it couldn’t take out the U.S.’s capability to obliterate the USSR in response. So while theoretically we might have suffered massive loss of life, the chances of the Soviets purposely ordering the all-out attack needed to accomplish it were low. Beyond that, historically speaking there simply haven’t been many preemptive wars—i.e., ones where, amid high international tension, one country strikes first for fear of becoming a target itself. By this standard, arguably the only cases since 1861 that qualify would be World War I, the Korean War, and the Arab-Israeli war of 1967. Empirically it seems difficult for governments to pull the trigger (so to speak), even when they’re under serious threat. Nonetheless, it was a scary time, with

many opportunities for the shit to hit the fan. During the last days of the standoff, sixty-plus B-52 bombers were in the air carrying nuclear payloads at any given time; one technical or communications glitch could have meant catastrophe. A Russian submarine lost communication with the surface, assumed war had broken out, and almost launched its own nuclear torpedo. According to an Air Force vet who’s only recently come forward, at one point launch orders were sent by mistake to U.S. missile bases at Okinawa. The crews didn’t comply only because a commanding officer noticed enough irregularities in protocol to investigate further. So let’s say the worst happened: an overconfident officer made the wrong call, or Kennedy listened to his military advisors. If the U.S. had invaded, we might have walked into another embarrassing Bay of Pigs-type fiasco—the Soviets had four times as many troops on the ground as the CIA thought at the time—but most likely no mushroom clouds. If either side did go nuclear, though, accidentally or not, then we’ve got a whole different picture. The emergency document called the Single Integrated Operational Plan provided the U.S. military command with a prioritized list of thousands of targets in the Soviet bloc and China. The first tier of targets included missile launch sites, airfields for bombers, and submarine tenders; Cuba had all of these, making it an obvious place for an early attack. Again, if the Soviets had struck first it’s likely the U.S. would have been able to retaliate, but that’s little consolation. U.S. antiballistic missiles developed under the (pre-sportswear) Nike program had proved largely useless in testing. Despite optimistic government-produced PSAs instructing citizens on how to wash radioactive particles off their potatoes, our country’s population would have been immediately reduced by 20 percent if a third of Soviet nukes had hit their targets. If all of them had hit home, half the population would’ve been wiped out, not including after-the-fact deaths from fallout, starvation, etc. Of course, our retaliatory capability meant things would have been still grimmer on the Soviet end. That said, it’s unlikely either side would have launched its full arsenal. A few tactical bombs might have gone off; there might have been a ground war in Berlin; possibly there’d be several million fewer people around now. But rationality won the day: it was in neither state’s interest to escalate. This, unfortunately, may not hold true for today’s conflicts—but that’s another topic for another column. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via or write him c/o Chicago Reader, 350 N. Orleans, Chicago 60654.

NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD Samuel West announced in April that his Museum of Failure will open in Helsingborg, Sweden, in June, to commemorate innovation missteps that might serve as inspiration for future successes. Among the initial exhibits: coffee-infused CocaCola; the Bic “For Her” pen (because women’s handwriting needs are surely unique); the Twitter Peek (a 2009 device that does nothing except send and receive tweets— and with a screen only 25 characters wide); and Harley-Davidson’s 1990s line of colognes (in retrospect as appealing, said West, as “oil and gas fumes”). (West’s is only the latest attempt to immortalize failure with a “museum.” Previous attempts, such as those in 2007 and 2014, apparently failed.)

Government in Action

• Toronto, Ontario, Superior Court Justice Alex Pazaratz finally ridded his docket of the maddening, freeloading couple that had quibbled incessantly about each other’s “harassments.” Neither Noora Abdulaali, 32, nor her now-ex-husband, Kadhim Salih, 43, had worked a day in the five years since they immigrated from Iraq, having almost immediately gone on disability benefits and begun exploiting Legal Aid Toronto in their many attempts to one-up each other with restraining orders. Approving the couple’s settlement in March, Judge Pazaratz added, “The next time anyone at Legal Aid Ontario tells you they’re short of money, don’t believe it. ... Not if they’re funding cases like this.” • In May, a new restaurant-disclosure regulation mandated by the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to kick in, requiring eateries (except small chains and independents) to post calorie counts for all menu items including “variations”—which a Domino’s Pizza executive said meant, for his company, “34 million” calorie listings. The executive called the regulation, for the pizza industry, “a 20th-century approach to a 21st-century question,” since for many establishments, orders increasingly arrive online or by phone.

Redneck Chronicles

(1) Dennis Smith, 65, was arrested in Senoia, Georgia, and charged with stealing dirt from the elderly widow of the man

Smith said had given him permission to take it. Smith, a “dirt broker,” had taken more than 180 dump-truck loads. (2) New for Valentine’s Day from the company: a bouquet of beef jerky slices, formed to resemble a dozen fullpetaled roses ($59). Also available: daisies. Chief selling point: Flowers die quickly, but jerky is forever.

they came with the 01761 code. Admitted one Bath resident, “I do consider my phone number to be part of my identity.”

when hucksters learn of the study and try to sell gullible humans a “miracle” weightloss machine.)

Weird Science

Wild Maryland! (1) Prince George’s County police officer James Sims, 30, pleaded guilty to four counts of misdemeanor “visual surveillance with prurient interest” and in February was sentenced to probation (though his termination investigation was still ongoing). His fourth event, said prosecutors, in a Sports Authority store, was taking an upskirt photo of a woman who, as Sims discovered, was also a cop. (2) A Worcester County (Maryland) judge fined Ellis Rollins $1,000 in February and gave him a suspended sentence—for the June 2016 ostentatious nude dancing and sex with his wife at an Ocean City hotel window in view of other people on holiday. At the time, Rollins was the Cecil County state’s attorney, but has since resigned.

• Magnificent Evolvers: (1) Human populations in Chile’s Atacama desert have apparently developed a tolerance for arsenic 100 times as powerful as the World Health Organization’s maximum safe level New World Order (according to recent research by UniverIn March, Harvard Medical School sity of Chile scientists). (2) While technicians announced a smartphone 80 percent of Americans age 45 or app to give fertility-conscious men older have calcium-cluttered an accurate semen analysis, includblood veins (atherosclerosis), ing sperm concentration, motility about 80 percent of Bolivian I’M JUST GLAD and total count—costing probably Tsimane hunter-gatherers BASEBALL’S less than $10. Included is a magniin the Amazon have clean BACK fication attachment and a “microveins, according to an April fluidic” chip. The insertable app report in The Lancet. (Keys magnifies and photographs the for having “the healthiest “loaded” chip, instantly reporthearts in the world”: walk a ing the results. (To answer the most lot and eat monkey, wild pig and frequent question: No, semen never piranha.) touches your phone. The device still • Awesome: (1) University of needs Food and Drug Administration Basel biologists writing in the approval.) journal Science of Nature in March calculated that the global Pretentions population of spiders consumes • Hipsters on the Rise: (1) The at least 400 million tons of prey yearly— Columbia Room bar in Washington, D.C., about as much, by weight, as the total of recently introduced the “In Search of Time meat and fish consumed by all humans. Past” cocktail—splashed with a tincture of (2) University of Utah researchers trained old, musty books. Management vacuumsurveillance cameras on dead animals in sealed pages with grapeseed oil, then “fata local desert to study scavenger behavior washed” them with a “neutral high-proof” and were apparently astonished to witness spirit, and added a vintage sherry, mushthe disappearances of two bait cows. Over room cordial and eucalyptus. (2) The Cali- the course of five days, according to the fornia reggae rock band Slightly Stoopid biologists’ recent journal article, two difrecently produced a vinyl record that was ferent badgers, working around the clock “smokable,” according to Billboard magafor days, had dug adjacent holes and comzine—using a “super resinous variety of pletely buried the cows (for storage and/or hashish” mastered at the Los Angeles stuto keep the carcasses from competitors). dio Capsule Labs. The first two versions’ • News You Can Use: A study published sound quality disappointed and were in the journal Endocrinology in March apparently quickly smoked, but a third is suggested that “whole-body” vibration in production. may be just as effective as regular “exer• The telephone “area” code in the tony cise.” (The Fine Print: Vibration was English city of Bath (01225) is different shown only to aid “global bone formation,” than that of adjacent Radstock (01761) and which is not as useful for some people as probably better explained by landline tele- “weight loss,” which was not studied, and phone infrastructure than a legal boundanyway, the study was conducted on mice. ary. However, a Bath councilwoman said in Nonetheless, even for a mouse immobile April that she is dealing with complaints on a vibrating machine, muscles conby 10 new residents who paid high-end tracted and relaxed multiple times per secprices for their homes only to find that ond. This “Fine Print” will soon be useful


The Aristocrats!

Timeless Sayings in the News

A tanker truck overturned on a Los Angeles freeway on April 4, spilling its contents, injuring seven and inconveniencing hundreds (with at least a few surely tearful, since the tanker was hauling milk). And, at a Parks Canada station restroom in Banff, Alberta, on April 1, visitors found three black bear cubs inside.

A News of the Weird Classic (July 2013)

Too Much Information: During a June (2013) debate in a House Rules Committee abortion hearing, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas, himself an obstetrician/ gynecologist, urged an even earlier ban, based on research on fetal pain, which Burgess said is felt at 15 weeks, and not a law’s proposed 20 weeks. “Watch a sonogram of a 15-week-old baby,” said Burgess, “and they have movements that are purposeful. ... If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs.” (Thus, if they feel pleasure, he concluded, they should also feel pain.) CS

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MUSIC lovers, get your credit cards ready and set your alarms: Record Store Day is almost here! There are a few ways to celebrate the annual ode to physical music releases and independent record store culture and share the local love.


Graveface Records & Curiosities: official RSD participating location Opens: 9 a.m. Stock: every official Record Store Day release in limited quantities, (check out the complete list at, and print out the PDF for a shopping list), a selection of U.K.-only Record Store Day releases, a selection of “unofficial” Record Store Day release Specials: flash sales throughout the day (announced at midnight the day of), 600 fresh used LP selections Rody’s Records/Rody’s Audio Warehouse: official RSD participating location Opens: TBD (stay tuned at facebook. com/VinylVibeRecords)

Flat Duo Jets

will share their first release in three years on Record Store Day.


Stock: 500+ Record Store Day 7” and 12” releases House of Strut: Twisty Cats 7” Record Release & Record Label Launch Party Time: 9 p.m. When you’re done digging in the bins, shake out those tired arms at Starland vintage emporium House of Strut. The stylish, music-inspired business has launched a record label and will celebrate Record Store Day the DIY way with its first 7” release from Savannah glam-punk duo Twisty Cats. Twisty Cats and special guests will perform at this free event.


These artists have made their mark on Savannah, and their RSD releases make a worthy addition to your shopping bag.

Kylesa, “Live at Maida Vale Studio” 12” cassette, vinyl and CD (limit 100, 1,000,and 650 copies respectively)


Our hometown heroes may have disbanded, but they’ve prepared a special limited release for Record Store Day. The live album, taken from a BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session that was originally broadcast in February 2014, features favorite cuts like “Quicksand,” “Long Gone,” “Don’t Look Back,” and “To Forget.” Savannah illustrator Shaun Beaudry inked the gorgeous album art.

Sharon Jones with the E.L. Fields Gospel Wonders, “Heaven Bound” b/w “Key To The Kingdom 7” (limit 2,500 copies)

Savannah was fortunate enough to see Sharon Jones sing her heart out and dance across the stage at two separate Savannah Music Festivals. The beloved soul singer and dynamite performer lost her battle with cancer in November of last year at 60 years old, and, as a tribute to her stellar career, Daptone Records is releasing her very first gospelfunk recordings on the label’s reissue subsidiary, EVER-SOUL Records.

The War on Drugs, “Thinking of a Place” 12” (limit 5,500 copies) The 2012 Savannah Stopover Music Festival headliners

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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Welcome to 1979 12” (limit 4,000 copies)

Savannah favorite Jason Isbell and his band are set to release a collection of live recordings, cut directly to acetate at Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 studio. The collection of covers, save the Isbell-penned Drive-By Truckers song “Never Gonna Change,” includes two Rolling Stones songs, Candi Staton’s “Heart on a String,” John Prine’s “Storm Windows,” and Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.”


Athens alt-country rockers Drive-By Truckers cut seven live tracks at Electric Lady Studios and will release them on clear vinyl.

Pokey Lafarge, “Riot In The Streets / Better Man Than Me” 10” (limit 1,500 copies)

Savannah Music Festival 2014 performer Pokey Lafarge is sharing a 10” record of all-new material. Side A features “Riot in the Streets” and “Better Man Than Me” and the B-side features an etching of an original, hand-drawn image by Pokey. A must for fans of carved vinyl! CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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Recorded in the late 1970s with E.L. Fields and The Gospel Wonders, the songs feature Jones on lead vocals. The unique packaging features a picture frame jacket with an easel-back and a double-sided photo featuring Jones’s beautiful high school portrait on one side and the singer with the Gospel Wonders on the reverse.

DriveBy Truckers, Electric Lady Sessions, 12” (limit 3,530 copies)




were recorded at the Telegraph Building in Portland during the Wild Mountain Nation and Furr sessions around 2006.

The Sword, Low Country LP (limit 1,500)

Jinx favorites The Sword are releasing their 2016 compilation album, which features strippeddown acoustic versions of songs from their 2015 album High Country, on colored vinyl with an exclusive poster.

Blind Mr. Jones, Stereo Musicale (Expanded) 2 x LP (limit 1,500)

Graveface Records has an official Record Store Day release this year in the form of a double LP from seminal shoegaze band Blind Mr. Jones. The band’s defining album, Stereo Musicale, has been completely remastered for vinyl and includes never-

released-on-vinyl tracks, guest appearances from Neil Halstead of Slowdive and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, extensive liner notes, and ephemera from their brief but influential career.

Big Thief, “Mythological Beauty” 7” (limit 700) Stopover ’17 alums Big Thief release a new single, “Mythological Beauty,” and B-side, “Breathe In My Lungs,” on opaque yellow vinyl via Saddle Creek records. CS

Flat Duo Jets, Wild Wild Love vinyl box set (limit 800)

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Blitzen Trapper, Unreleased Recordings Series: Waking Bullets at Breakneck Speed LP (limit 1,400 copies)

Savannah Stopover and Jinx stage alums Blitzen Trapper have a treat for their fans this year: a 13-track LP of unreleased material, Volume One. All the songs

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in November 1988. A 12” booklet includes reprints from tour posters and flyers, concert tickets, live photos, and much more.

Dex Romweber’s dynamite duo tore up Savannah’s stages through the ‘90s and 2000s, and we were lucky enough to have a Romweber solo return in 2016. If you’ve ever wanted to hear the vintage rock ‘n’ rollers on wax, now’s your chance: the box set that includes a 10” of the original Flat Duo Jets In Stereo EP (originally released on cassette only), a 12” of the band’s self-titled debut (originally released on CD), and a 12” of outtakes and alternative versions from the debut album sessions


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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT big amp, and the guy who ran the store asked, ‘How much do you want for it?’ When did you start bringing in nontraditional elements and thrifting parts? I’ve always kind of done that—I’m a scavenger, and there’s a certain design aesthetic I like. Post deco. And in the electronics world back in the ‘40s and ‘50s, most people would only think about the radio or TV, where I was interested in the test equipment from that era. I really like the look of it, and I like knobs and gauges. Is there one musical experiment that really surprised you?

don’t make it anymore—but the interface really intrigued me. It uses four infrared transmitters like a TV remote has, and two are sending pitch data and two are sending volume data and they bounce off your hand, back to a receiver, so the angle of the deflection and how long it took to get back is measured by a little tiny processor inside to change the dynamic of the sound for whatever you’re doing with your hand. When I first saw it, I was infatuated with it. Are you working on anything exciting right now? It’s all exciting! I’ve been working more with stringed devices…I’m using a bow a lot, a cello bow I like. A lot of things will vibrate with a bow—not just strings—so I’ve been experimenting and I’m going to crank out different devices that I’ll play with a bow.

There’s one I built 20 years ago, the green beehive lightbulb. It’s a green metal box Tim Kaiser’s live setup features many of that has green beehive lenses on ths side, his handmade creations. and it’s a delay, and it was the first kind of delay project I had done where I used somebody else’s circuit. I modified an old The experimental scene is pretty guitar pedal to make it do a little more than close-knit—you make a lot of custom it was designed to do. I liked the look of it pieces. and it’s one of my favorite pieces and it’s in Yeah, that’s kind of my day job. Usually, I’ll my touring rig all the time. get an email from someone—‘Hey, can you What else is in your touring rig right do such-and-such,’ we’ll go back and forth now? and come to terms on budget, with what it’s going to sound like, when they’re happy, I One, two, three, four, five…six delay units, build. I’ve got a one-year waiting list. an envelope filter, a telephone dial that plugs the signal through and the turn dial There’s such a specific language for a guitarist, and he’s really, really good. We chops the signal up. That’s the main board. describing sounds in the experimental used to do Django Reinhardt swing jazz Then I have all my instruments that I plug and noise community. Is it difficult for and do the coffee house circuit in college in into that. people to explain what they want out of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. That was a lot of fun, an instrument to you? but he was so good, it kind of dawned on Are you layering a lot in your live show? me that I would have to give up everything Do you consider it process-based? I usually have two kinds of clients—those else in my life to ever get that good. And so who know exactly what they’re looking for I kind of had said everything I needed to I think in terms of atmospheric. I’m cresound-wise, they’ll describe to me what say with guitar. I’ve always been interested ating loops, altering the pitch, and stacksort of sound they are trying to achieve in experimental music and drifted that ing them on top of each other, so it’s very and I figure out a viable way to do it. Then direction. textural. there’s the kind of client, and I don’t get very many, who says, “Here’s the money, Did you have a knowledge of You play a variety of venues. Do you build me something.’ The freedom to just electronics? find that people receive your music dif- experiment like that using somebody ferently in arts venues as opposed to else’s budget so you don’t have to worry is I was in a punk band when I was a kid, and music venues? awesome. the thing about being in a punk band is you have no money, and your equipment To a degree. I love playing art galleries as What’s the Savannah show going to be always sucks. You’re always having to fix much as I love playing dive bars—as long as like? stuff. I took basic electronics classes in the crowd’s into it. high school and whatnot. Fixing things It’s going to be a sonic mirage, a little differevolved into building things. I would want What advice would you give to someone ent than what you normally expect. One of to make a thing that does such-and-such, who wants to build their own gear? the best shows I ever had at the Cincinnati and I couldn’t afford to go buy it, I’d build Museum of Art, halfway though I looked it. Learn how to solder. Get good at solderup and everyone was laying on the floor, ing—that’s the biggest. Then the second totally into it. I really liked that. Bring your What was the first thing you built? thing would be to learn how to build a piezo earholes! CS pickup—you’ll use it for everything. MUSIC FOR WEIRDOS WITH TIM A distortion pedal, like everybody else! Your infrared Theremin is fascinating; KAISER AND PROJECTIONS BY JAMES GLADMAN How’d it turn out? what was the process behind that one? Sulfur Studios Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m., $5-7 sliding scale I sold it like a week after I built it. I brought I discovered the interface for the infrared it into a guitar store to try it out on a really part—they’re commercially available, they donation 21

Music for weirdos BY ANNA CHANDLER

SOME CALL them “experiments in adventurous art.” Others say they’re works of “eclectic genius.” In the creator’s words, they’re “gonkulations” and “acousto-electic contraptions.” However you define electronics wiz and experimental musician Tim Kaiser’s handmade music gear, there’s no denying that there’s a fascinating creative energy poured into each unique instrument. Kaiser guts baby rattles and vintage radios and digs in hardware store bins and Salvation Army shelves to score parts and wire together a labyrinth of atmospheric sounds. His music and creations—of which he’s built over 150—have been heralded by Make Magazine, Wired, the New Art Examiner, and the Associated Press. Savannahians can see his myriad of devices firsthand in action at Sulfur Studios this weekend. We chatted with Kaiser about his musical roots, building instruments and soundscapes, and how curious creators can start making contraptions of their very own. I understand you started out playing guitar. What made you transition to making your own instruments? The biggest thing is my little brother is also

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Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers singer Eric Bachmann comes to town through Undertow Music Collective, a company that links artists and their fans to create unique, intimate concert experiences. You won’t know the address of the concert until you purchase a ticket—and that’s half the fun! Bachmann kicked off his music career in the ‘90s with beloved indie/ noise-pop band Archers of Loaf. After Archers dissolved in 1998, he spearheaded Crooked Fingers, a folktinged indie/Americana project that highlighted Bachmann’s warm vocals and lyrical stylings. It wasn’t until 2002 that Bachmann released a solo album under his own name. Short Careers, an entirely instrumental record, also served as his first attempt at film scoring and was the soundtrack to the film Ball of Wax. A followup came in 2006, to The Traces. While maintaining Crooked Fingers and working on solo material, Bachmann also played in Neko Case’s touring band, releasing a third solo album on Merge Records in early 2016. At that time, he announced that Crooked Fingers was finished and he would be operating under his own name from then on. His Undertow tour offers Archers, Crooked Fingers, and Bachmann fans the chance to hear the songwriter in a cozy, personable environment. You must buy a ticket in advance to attend the show. No audio or video recording is allowed, but flash photography is okay as long as it’s non-intrusive. THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 8 P.M., $25 VIA UNDERTOWTICKETS.COM


What?! Yeah, you heard right: Lil Jon is coming to Savannah! The Atlanta native hits Club Elan this weekend. After making a name for himself in the ‘90s as a DJ on the Atlanta club circuit and then as a producer with So So Def Recordings, Lil Jon formed Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz alongside Big Sam and Lil Bo, signing to Ichiban Records in 1997. Together, they released a string of hits, including “Bia’ Bia,’” “I Don’t Give A…,” and the now-classic collaboration with fellow Atlantans Ying Yang Twins, “Get Low.” A crossover hit, the song hit Top Ten on the Hot 100. All the while, Lil Jon was producing hits and collaborating on songs like Ying Yang Twins’ “Salt Shaker,” the Grammy-winning “Yeah!” with Usher and Ludacris, Ciara’s “Goodies,” and more. All the while, the group was pushing Southern hip-hop into the mainstream view and defining “crunk” as a sound and lifestyle. Lil Jon’s solo career commanded attention with the release of Crunk Rock in 2010, featuring artists like LMFAO, Soulja Boy, Ying Yang Twins, Waka Flocka Flame, R. Kelly, and more. In 2014, his collaboration with DJ Snake, “Turn Down for What,” peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. At Club Elan, the artist offers a performance and an exclusive DJ set. The show is one in a string of standout Elan shows, including rising EDM star SayMyName, Yultron, and Ying Yang Twins. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 9 P.M., GENERAL ADMISSION $24.99-34.99 FOR AGES 21+, $40 FOR AGES 18-20 VIA WANTTICKETS.COM








Americana, outlaw country, and roots music collide in the sounds of Cold Heart Canyon. Led by the high-energy vocals of Rachael Petit alongside Robert Green, Jenna Mobley, Christopher Salmon, and Caleb Probst, Cold Heart Canyon howl songs of whiskey and wickedness with references to Gone With the Wind and . The band most recently released an EP, “Wolves, Demons, & Drunks,” last year. They’re joined by Savannah’s own City Hotel. The night kicks off with a salute to one of Savannah’s country heroes: Jason Bible. It’s the Train Wrecks frontman’s 40th birthday, and his friends and bandmates will hit the stage to give him a proper birthday roasting. The Jinx’s Gil Cruz hosts, with Velvet Caravan bassist Eric Dunn, The Train Wrecks’ Jeremy Hammons, and many more slated to pay tribute to the birthday boy. The night culminates in an all-star jamboree finale. SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 9 P.M., $, 21+


Armstrong’s Piano in the Arts Series, a celebration of the possibilities in the ivory keys, comes to a sensational close on April 20. With a focus on tradition, Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers will play solo and duo works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Bolcom, and more. The pianists rose to prominence when they earned Second Prize at the Sixth Biennial Ellis Duo Piano Competition. At the time, it was the only national competition for piano duos in the United States. Since their win, the team has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, taking the stage at the Kiev Interational Music Festival, Varna International Piano Festival, Moulin d’Ande Arts Festival, Burgos International Music Festival, and Infiorata di Genzano. Before the concert, Lomazov and Rackers, who both hold the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from Eastman School of Music, will offer a master class on April 19 at 4:30 p.m. The class is open to the public. THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 7:30 P.M., $15, ALL-AGES


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Honor some of the most powerful women in history with The Savannah Sweet Tease and special guests. From fictional femmes to historic heroines, the troupe has something for everyone, including Rita D’LaVane as legal clerk and environmental activist Erin Brockovich, Kami Sutra as Kittana from Mortal Combat, Sadie DeSade as iconic pinup Bettie Page, Rebel Belle as GoGo Yubari from Kill Bill, Luna Noir as The Virgin Mary, Sadie DeSade as Marie Antoinette, Rita D’Lavane as a member of The Red Hat Society, Magnolia Minxxx as Josephine Baker, Kami Sutra as Cleopatra, and more. Ford Fatale acts as Mistress of Ceremonies and Layzanya Ontre and Influenza Mueller of The House of Gunt will join in the fun as special guests. Weak Wrists provides the musical entertainment for the night. The Asheville-based band plays field-burning screamo/emoviolence that’s simultaneously fast, dark, and bone-chilling. Bring some cash to throw down for a special raffle, featuring prizes from Green Truck Pub, Towne Salon, Savannah Stage Co., Miss Cherrybox, Kleo Katt, Burly Bombs, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, Southern Sugaring, Dame Darcy, Bell Barber Shop, Wax and Wane, Savannah Bee Co., Dancing Dogs Yoga, Vinnie Van GoGo’s, and more. All profits from the raffle and a portion of door earnings will go directly to our local Planned Parenthood. 22 FRIDAY, APRIL 21, DOORS AT 9 P.M., SHOW AT 10 P.M., $10 GENERAL, $15 VIP VIA BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM, 21+


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Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. CO/Savannah Cocktail Company VuDu Cocktail Acoustic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar CC Witt, 7:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Jeremy Riddle PS Tavern Trivia, 7 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle, 10 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Dick Dale w/ The Mercers, The Wave Slaves, 9 p.m.


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. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Tubby’s Trivia, 7 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, 9 p.m.


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


Barrelhouse South Dynohunter, Bells and Robes, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Night, Graveface Records Pop-Up Shop, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ramona Quimby Duo, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Passafire, Lullwater, Xuluprophet, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music



Savannah-based rockers Metaluna debut their first album this weekend at Cowboy’s. Inspired by early metal, hard rock, and alternative, the band started out by playing covers and evolved into a full-fledged original act. The album’s available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. on April 21. Censored opens the album release show. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 8 P.M., $5

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. North Beach Grill Mercer and Johnson, 6 p.m. Sulfur Studios Music for Weirdos w/ Tim Kaiser, 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) The Connellis, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jason Bible, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Brandon Reeves, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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 & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke 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.


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.


Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs present Madames & Moonshiners, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

Barrelhouse South Kung Fu, Those Cats, 7 p.m., Kung Fu w/ Those Cats, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Club Elan Lil Jon, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Hypnotics, 10:30 p.m. Cowboy’s Pub and Grub (Statesboro) Metaluna, Censored, 8 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman, 6:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Fundamentals, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Sarah Poole Band Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Guns for Hire North Beach Grill Willie Jackson Blues, 6 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Sideline, 8 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music The Tybee Post Theater Johnny Mercer on Tybee, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Cicada Brothers, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Matt Eckstine, 7:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Magic Rocks, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Christy Alan Band, Bill Hodgson, The New High, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Tell Scarlett, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole The Cosmic Groove, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, 10 p.m.


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


Foxy Loxy Cafe Comedy Night, 7:30 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


Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs present Madames & Moonshiners, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show The Jinx The Savannah Sweet Tease presents Fierce Femmes: A Tribute to Powerful Women, 9 p.m.

Diamond, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star


Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs present Madames & Moonshiners, 9 & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.





17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South Iya Terra, Ben Lewis and the Kind Dub, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, John Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Club Elan Part Native, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Toxic Oscar Congress Street Social Club Lord Nelson, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Low Cut Connie, DJ Precisa House of Strut Twisty Cats 7” Record Release and Label Launch Party, 9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar @Sundown, 9 p.m. The Jinx Jason Bible’s 40th Birthday Roast w/ Cold Heart Canyon, City Hotel, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Justin Morris, 7 p.m. Mars Theatre The Heart Behind the Music: Singer/Songwriter Showcase, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Hitman The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music The Stage on Bay Blackfoot, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Voodoo Soup, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers The Warehouse Stan Ray, Jubal Kane, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, Thomas Claxton, Individually Twisted, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 8 Mile Bend Band, 9:30 p.m.


Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 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.


Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Night Silliness, 8 p.m.


Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Frankie Boots, 12 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Christy & Butch, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Ruth’s Chris Steak House Alluring Feast Live Music Brunch ft. Isaac & Lexi, 12:15 p.m. Sulfur Studios Time, Sarah Kinlaw, 7 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bottomless Brunch w/ the Christy Alan Band, 12:30 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Tell Scarlett, 1 p.m.


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


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


Barrelhouse South Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m.


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m.


Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Monday Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 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 MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 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.

Kung Fu Friday 4/21


ASU Fine Arts Auditorium Armstrong University Chorale and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Willie Jackson Open Mic, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.

Showtime @ 7 (18+ Show)


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, 7:3010 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.

Doug Stanhope Sunday 4/23


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.


Showtime @ 6 (18+ Show)

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


Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m.



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Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. 912-349-0525

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

ASU Fine Arts Auditorium 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. 912-662-5576

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

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

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St.

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Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St.


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

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

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

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

Carnival Bar Theatre 306 West Factors Walk Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St.


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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

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

Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street

Club 309 West 309 W. River St.

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


Club Elan 301 Williamson St. Savannah-Downtown Club One 1 Jefferson St. 912-232-0200

CO/Savannah Cocktail Company 10 Whitaker Street 912.234.5375

Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. 912-352-2933

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown


Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Savannah-Midtown Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985

Dockside Seafood 201 West River St. 912-233-3810

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



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

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

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. 912-236-4440

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

Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.

Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St.

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.

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

Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd.


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

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

House of Strut 17 West 41st Street


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

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.


The Jinx 127 W. Congress St.



PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St.


Mars Theatre 109 S. Laurel Street Springfield


McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.





Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler 912-988-1052

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

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




The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.


Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

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

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

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd. Savannah-Southside The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-292-1656

Randy Wood Guitars 1304 East Hwy. 80


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

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St.

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St.



The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island

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


Savannah Coffee Roasters 215 West Liberty Street


Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-4444

North Beach Grill 33 Meddin Dr. Tybee Island




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

The Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island 912-472-4790

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

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

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.


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

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

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

The Warehouse 18 E. River St.

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

Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill 65 Fairmont Ave. SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St.


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

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

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. Pooler



The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave.

World of Beer 112 W. Broughton St.

The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St.

The Wormhole 2307 Bull St.




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From national acts like Doug Stanhope to local showcases, it’s a funny time in The Hostess City BY ANNA CHANDLER

HERE in Savannah, funny business is booming. With numerous comedy open mics and showcases, touring comedians cracking up audiences at local bars, and inventive theme shows, what began as an underground rarity has grown into a movement all its own. “About a year and a half ago, we had one

weekly open mic and two monthly ones,” recalls local comedian and promoter Steven Mayes. “Now, we have three weekly open mics, one biweekly, and two monthly all over the town.” While local standups hone their craft at open mics and entertain Savannahians and visitors alike, some famous faces have graced the stages, too. Last year, while filming Baywatch, standup comedian/writer/actor/producer Hannibal Buress (The Eric Andre Show,

Doug Stanhope performs at Barrelhouse South this Sunday.

Broad City) performed a set at Barrelhouse South and even hit up the open mic comedy night at Chuck’s Bar on River Street after as an audience member. While filming The Do Over, actor/ comedian David Spade popped into The Wormhole’s Comedy Planet showcase on a Saturday night, hopping onstage to do a set. Just last month, Dave Chappelle, who regularly sells out arenas, hit the Wormhole stage while filming an episode of Walking Dead star Norman Reedus’s travel TV show Ride with Norman Reedus. Local comedians Tara Scott, Chris Islame, Keegan Ray, and Derick Marchel kicked off the night and got a hell of an addition to their resumes. It’s all happening—and the scene’s thriving due to the hard work of a lot of folks. “Savannah is in a really ideal location compared to a lot of big cities when big people go out on tour,” Mayes explains. “It’s an easy stop to make.” For a while, comedy bookings in Savannah were a little slow, Mayes says; however, with so much talent stopping through and a rich local scene, it’s getting easier to entice comedy greats and bring them to town. Venues like The Wormhole welcomed the art form with open arms, helping the scene grow by taking a chance on young talent. Mayes started booking because he was “tired of nobody else doing it and waiting for people to start it,” he laughs. Thanks to his efforts, comedian Doug Stanhope returns to Savannah on Sunday, April 23. “This will be his first time back here in three years,” Mayes says. “We hope he has a good time.” Stanhope, an acid-tongued anarchist with a hysterically cynical outlook and DGAF attitude, has been doing stand-up since 1990. Throughout his career, he’s hosted Comedy Central’s The Man Show and has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central Presents, NBC’s Late Friday, and much more. Twice, the “comic’s comic” has been voted “Best Comedy Performance of the Year” by Time Out New York. “He’s very gritty,” Mayes describes. “It’s almost like talking to your friend at the bar when you watch him. He never got that ‘Oh my God, it’s Doug Stanhope!’—he’s still a normal guy, which is going to fit in perfectly with the Savannah scene. I like that he talks about social issues a lot, and he gets very crass at times, but when you look last that at what he’s saying, they’re very good messages and interesting takes on things. Louis CK said he’s the best standup right now; Ricky Gervais, who wrote The Office, says he’s the hardest-working comic out right now.” Bringing in renown acts like Stanhope helps put Savannah on the map. Plus, when


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locals get to open shows for touring stars, they encounter a whole new demographic outside of the usual open mic circuit. “The past year and a half has been a lot of legwork, and with the new venues, new people are finding out about the scene,” Mayes explains. In addition to the standard open mic formats, hosts are playing around with form and designing unique shows. Surrogates: Interactive Comedy Show, hosted by Ian Aber, involves pairing audience members with some of Atlanta comedians, outfitting the audience members with ear pieces, and putting them onstage to act out the comedian’s routine, fed to them line-by-line. Dad Joke, a booking entity that typically sets up punk rock shows, invited comedians and visual artists to perform alongside bands for Monday Night Mix-Up. “It can get monotonous: bar, work, bar, maybe sleep,” says Mayes. “This is a way of giving people more of an outlet.” Interested in trying out comedy yourself? Mayes recommends finding an open mic, giving it a shot, and not getting discouraged. “The first time I performed at The [Sentient] Bean, I imagined they were going to need an ambulance—I was just gonna murder it,” he laughs. “It didn’t go that way…but at the same time, you have to have


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APRIL 23 DOUG STANHOPE, BY STEVEN MAYES Comedians DJ Delgado, Brendan Townend, Zach Albers, Rob Haze, David Perdue, Steven Mayes, Derick Marchel, Melanie Goldey, and Chris Islame after Comedy Planet Presents: Rob Haze. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAVANNAH COMEDY, FACEBOOK.COM/SAVANNAHCOMEDY912

that drive. You’re not going to hit a home run every time, but you can’t quit because it wasn’t a home run. Ask, ‘Why wasn’t it a home run?’ Take something and improve it.” Whether you’re watching and cheering or taking a chance and trying it for yourself, there’s no better time to check out all Savannah’s comedians have to offer. CS


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Barrelhouse South Show at 8 p.m.

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Kahlil Gibran AND THE Feminine Divine Lebanese-American author’s art goes up at the Jepson

FOR NEARLY a century, readers have flocked to Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, “The Prophet,” for its powerful message of unity and the shared spirituality of humankind. What those readers may not have known is that Gibran was just as skilled at drawing and painting, and that those works of art carry just as powerful a meaning. “Kahlil Gibran and the Feminine Divine” opens Friday at the Jepson Center. Donated to the Telfair by Gibran’s benefactor and friend Mary Haskell Minis in 1950, the permanent collection consists of about 130 pieces and is the largest public collection of his art. As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on women, the influence they had on Gibran’s life, and the oneness of all people. Women yielded a powerful influence on Gibran, from his mother, who packed up her family and emigrated from Lebanon to Boston to start a new life, to Haskell Minis herself, who was a lifelong mentor. Some of the pieces are of specific people in Gibran’s life, like Haskell Minis or his sister, Mariana. The most striking of this set of art is “Portrait of the Artist’s Mother,” a painting of his mother in front of a dying lioness. Most of Gibran’s work are pencil drawings, so when he does experiment with oil painting, like this one, the result is particularly powerful. The anguish on the mother’s face, coupled with the allusion to strength with the use of the lioness, makes this painting particularly moving. Through this show, Michelangelo is clearly an inspiration, as seen by the musculature on the female figures, a trademark of his. “The Three Are One” is clearly inspired by the Pietà, the pose of Mary holding Jesus’ dead body. However, Gibran leaves out features of any religion, choosing instead to draw all

Mother Earth from The Earth Gods, c. 1931 Watercolor and pencil on paper 11 x 8 1/2 in. Gift of Mary Haskell Minis, 1950

Life from The Garden of the Prophet, c. 1931 Watercolor and pencil on paper 11 x 8 1/2 in. Gift of Mary Haskell Minis, 1950

Untitled (Figure with flaming hair), 1903, Colored graphite or pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 16 1/2 in., Gift of Mary Haskell Minis, 1950

a collection by Iraqi-Canadian women Sawsan Al Saraf and her daughters, Tamara and Sundus Abdul Hadi. Like Gibran’s work, “Generation” focuses on humanity and its oneness and explores the misrepresentation and stereotyping of minority, particularly Arab, communities. Running the two exhibitions concurrently creates a powerful dialogue that

Gibran himself would have especially appreciated. “I think promoting empathy is one of the most important things we can do as an arts organization,” says McNeil. CS

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figures as nondescript. “He was not a traditionally religious person—he didn’t buy into any one organized religion,” notes curator Courtney McNeil. “He saw something beautiful about all religions, that all humankind is one. There’s a universality to his writing that I think you also see in his imagery. There aren’t a lot of defining features on these people—they’re not linked to any one point in history or time. You might be reminded of Mary from Christianity, but someone else might also think she looks like one of these ancient goddesses.” Gibran alludes to Mother Earth in many of the works, making that connection by drawing many smaller figures flocking to a larger figure. Here again, these figures are all very nondescript, most appearing simply as naked human figures. “The whole thing is very evocative and not specific,” says McNeil. “I think there’s a lot of space for contemplation in these works.” This show also holds a lot of cultural relevance at an important time in America’s history. As McNeil notes, Gibran’s family was part of a large wave of immigration from the Middle East that began around 1870 and ended in 1924. “The wave came about because of all this turmoil and violence back in his homeland, but that cutoff in 1924 is because of the institution of the Immigration Act of 1924,” McNeil explains. “Sound familiar?” chimes in Vicki Scharfberg, director of marketing and PR for the Telfair. “Really, the more brown-skinned the people of an area, the less welcome they were in the United States,” McNeil continues. “We are looking to present projects that are relevant to our audiences, projects that serve them. We’re looking to show work that presents a new lens through which to view the daily parts of our visitors’ lives. We’re not telling a story, we’re not offering answers, but we are asking questions.” As part of that questioning, the Jepson will in May exhibit “Generation,”

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CLIMATE ART — Climate art created by Savannah area students will be on display. A slide show will be shown showcasing art of ISCAP students from Savannah, Richmond Hill, Kansas, Argentina, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Sweden. Sat., April 22, 2 p.m. Savannah Art Association Gallery, 232 Bull Street. FACES AND SPACES— Laura Beckerdite and Rob Crossno present their photography. April 21-23. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave. KAHLIL GABRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gabran began experimenting with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair Museums proudly boasts the largest public collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the United States, donated in 1950 by his lifelong supporter and mentor, Southern native Mary Haskell Minis. April 21-Jan. 2. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LANDINGS ART ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SPRING SHOW — Landings Art Association 30th Anniversary Spring Art Show. 8 categories, over 100 entries. Entire show online during May. $5 at the door Thu., April 20, 5-8 p.m. Landings Association, 600 Landings Way South.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS DRAW ME! — Modern day artists present their interpretations of vintage art school instruction ads. Through April 28. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St. EVERYTHING FLOWS, LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE — The Keep Savannah Clean High School Leadership Council presents collaborative exhibition featuring local artists Harry Delorme and Rachel Green. Through April 28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. FACE TO FACE: AMERICAN PORTRAITS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. Through May 1. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. FRAN THOMAS AND DONNA BOUCHILLON — Two local painters exhibit their work. Through June 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. LA MEMOIRE DE TERRE — This collection of photos by Jason B. James explores memories evoked by food. Through May 28. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.


LAW AND MUSIC — Through this exhibit, the City hopes to continue Law’s legacy of education and encourage others to discover music they may not be familiar with. Through Jan. 1, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. LIFE THROUGH THE LENSES — Explores life and cultural experiences through the eyes of young local artists from the Telfair Museums’ Teen Council. A variety of photography styles, including portrait and landscape, capture the ‘Faces and Spaces’ features art by Laura Beckerdite and Rob scenes and stories of Crossno. It opens at Oglethorpe Gallery with a reception Friday. individuals within the community. All of the works featured in the PROPAGANDA OF WAR — The posters, exhibit were submitted by local students designed and realized by Wendy Melton, the aged 13-18. Through April 28. Jepson Center Curator of Exhibits and Education, retain the for the Arts, 207 West York St. style and flavor of historic referents, which are included in the exhibition. Wendy has NEAL SLAVIN: GROUPS IN AMERICA — reinforced the connection to Savannah by This installation comes from a portfolio of including exhibits featuring Ocean Steamship 15 photographs from 1979; the portfolio is Company of Savannah ships sunk in both a significant gift to Telfair’s contemporary world wars by German submarines. Through photography collection and will be on view in Oct. 15. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin its entirety for the first time. Through June 9. Luther King Jr Blvd. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. RECONSTRUCTING THE NARRATIVE: NICK CAVE — This exhibition of Nick Cave’s ILLUMINATING SAVANNAH’S CIVIL work is the largest ever presented in Georgia, RIGHTS HISTORY — Using archival and including work shown in the Southeast for historical photographs from the Jim Crow era the first time. Through April 23. Jepson Cen- and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah ter for the Arts, 207 West York St. preserved in the W. W. Law Collection, Trice Megginson rephotographed the original, NO PLACE TO REST — Jay Jacobs uses depicted locations. The historical images are acrylic on panel in a variety of shapes and then physically pinned onto the contemposizes to create illustrative works that inspire rary views. Through July 31. Savannah City the viewer to build their own story behind the Hall, 2 East Bay Street. piece. Through May 15. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. ROBERT SEGALL — Robert’s subject matter ranges from local land and seascapes, to OBJECTIFIED: STILL LIFES FROM THE portraits, still-lifes and architectural renderPERMANENT COLLECTION — The tradiings. Through April 30. Jewish Educational tional genre of still life as represented in the Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. works of Telfair Museums’ permanent collection. Through June 11. Telfair Academy of SAVANNAHLAND — Savannahland is an Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. alternate timeline version of Savannah. The beauty, history and overall vibe still remain, PARALLEL JOURNEYS: WORLD WAR II but there are new characters and some faAND THE HOLOCAUST THROUGH THE miliar landscapes have been twisted and reiEYES OF TEENS — The traveling version magined. Through May 1. Gallery Espresso, of “Parallel Journeys” tells the stories of six 234 Bull St. teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Ho- WUNDERCAMERA: SAVANNAH — The locaust. Through May 5. Woodville Tompkins works in Wundercamera: Savannah focus Technical & Career High School, 151 Coach on different aspects of museum and gallery Joe Turner Rd. culture, all interpreted through the lenses of contemporary photographers. Through May 14. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.


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IN MY DAYS at the pit, I’ve seen many a great backyard Smoke Master and all things in between. Thing is, great or justgetting-better BBQ takes time. Why would you take 8-16 hours plus of time and pride to ruin it with commercial BBQ sauce? The sauce is the fun part that lets you be you. It’s far from being rocket science and allows you to express your quirks and tastes in a beloved American condiment! Think about it: There you are in the wee hours of the morning, you’ve just fired up the pit and cracked open your first breakfast beer. Later on when the guests arrive, are they going to appreciate the subtle blend of peach and pecan woods you used, or that crispy bark you babysat all day? Don’t kid yourself. They’re going to tear into those stupid bottles you set out of KC Passthebuck BBQ sauce and douse everything like pancakes! It’s akin to going through all the trouble to make a really good pizza dough, then dressing it with Pizza Quick Sauce. To make Real BBQ Sauce there are only four ingredients used. These are vinegar/ acid, sweet/sugar, salt, and pepper (chili peppers, pepper corns, or a blend of both). That’s it. Well, the actual art is balancing all those flavors together to enhance the flavor of the BBQ, not cover it up.   “Can I put in more then four?” you ask. Yes, odds are you will want to anyway. “Can I put in less?” No, if you don’t use all four flavors it isn’t a real BBQ sauce. But some people think what you get out of the blue box is real Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Hey, don’t they make “BBQ sauce” too? The original BBQ sauce was nothing more than a mixture of apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and a couple of dried birds-eye peppers. The vinegar would be heated to dissolve the sugar, salt and bring out oils from the peppers. This sauce would be drizzled over freshly chopped BBQ, mixing with the fat and create a kind of meat salad dressing. This style is still around in parts of North Carolina and is the granddaddy of all American BBQ.  People in the know talk about tomato base, mustard base,and vinegar base BBQ

sauces. These are the three main sauce styles ( mayonnaise and Worcestershire are the two lesser known sauce styles ). Of the three, there are lapland areas that use a tomato product in vinegar-based sauces and mustard in tomato-based sauces. Every one uses the four building blocks of vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Here’s what BBQ sauce isn’t: A marinade or a basting liquid. Do this and you have a burnt ash-tasting piece of protein. Why? Mainly because commercial sauces have an enormous  amount of sweetener that will burn over the prolonged cooking time and also because these sauces have large quantities of cornstarch that get tacky like glue and attract all the ash particulates like a magnet. It is not a simmering sauce that you add a couple of bottles to your crockpot and then slow cook an unfortunate bit of animal in. Some people call that crockpot BBQ; it isn’t BBQ in any way. In the BBQ world we call it “Faux Q.” If anyone should ever offer you some just tell them, “Faux Q!” The sauce is a condiment, also known as a finishing sauce. In the wet school of ribs (two schools here, the wets and drys) a finishing sauce is brushed on to form a glaze about five minutes before they’re plated.  Here’s what BBQ sauce can be: It can be thick or thin, chunky or smooth. It can be sweet, spicy, smoky, tangy or fruity. That’s for you to decide. Don’t look on the four required ingredients as a limitation. The traditional vinegar to use is cider, but there is white wine, red wine, malt (made from unhopped beer), sherry, rice wine, palm, coconut, cane, lemon, etc.   I’ve got a friend in California who uses champagne vinegar and Grey Poupon to make what he calls his SoCal Carolina sauce. For sweetener, you can use sugar, brown sugar, molasses, cane juice, clover honey, sourwood honey, orange blossom honey, buckwheat honey, agave nectar, corn syrup, cane syrup, sorghum, etc. With the variety of peppers alone, you could fill the page with choice. All you need to decide is how hot, dried or fresh. While I stick to kosher or sea salt, there’s plenty there to explore should the fancy take you. All in all, just decide on a style you like and go from there. What is the ideal sauce that will compliment your BBQ? Odds are it hasn’t been made yet and definitely not in a bottle, even at the Pig. CS 31

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Terrapin project featured at new Atlanta Braves ballpark BY RAYMOND GADDY


BEER AND BASEBALL have long been linked as a perfect pairing. What could be better than the green of the field, the crack of the bat and good beer in hand on a warm summer’s day at the park? So linked are beer and baseball that a number of baseball teams use beer in their names, whether through naming rights or a part of local history: Coors Field, Busch Stadium and The Milwaukee Brewers and minor league teams like the Hillsboro (Oregon) Hops. Our local Savannah Bananas offer a large selection of craft beer at Grayson Stadium and just knocked out a double header beer festival a few weeks ago. With this in mind and the popularity of craft beer on the rise it’s no surprise that some baseball teams are using the movement to turn the turnstiles

When the Atlanta Braves announced they were moving out of Turner Field, their home since 1997, many met the news with trepidation. One of the marketing moves the Braves made to counter the voices opposed to the move from downtown Atlanta to an area ten miles to the north west of downtown was to play up the food offerings at the new

park. Sun Trust Park, the new Atlanta Braves home, will feature several new restaurants including a joint venture between Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Athens, Ga., based, Terrapin Brewing Company. Dubbed the Terrapin Brewpub and ATL Brew Lab is a five-barrel brew house that will serve up Terrapin favorites, brewed onsite, along with some new specialty brews. Three baseball themed drinks have already been announced. On Deck IPA and Swing Batter Brown Ale are fun sounding beers but standard styles that will be good thirst quenchers while watching the game. The third beer of the lineup is the interesting one. This beer, appropriately named Chopsecutioner, is a variation on an old favorite. Terrapin first made a session version of Hopsecutioner, one of its flagship beers. This session beer is then aged on Mizuno bat chips, making it truly part of the game. No, Terrapin didn’t grind up game-used bats to make these chips; the resin used on

the bats wouldn’t make that a good idea. The chips used are the leftovers from the bat making process and are thus clean of resin, sweat and field dirt. Mizuno’s bats are made from maple so when you try this don’t expect a strong oak flavor found in many barrel aged beers. According to Terrapin, Chopsecutioner has more subtle wood flavors. Hops are embedded in the name and with a hop bill made up of Warrior, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo hops expect a beer with a heavy hop kick. Though with an ABV of only 5% Chopsecutioner should be a easy beer to drink while watching the game. The Terrapin Brewpub and ATL Brew Lab is built into the Suntrust Park but faces “The Battery,” the shopping and entertainment center that surrounds Suntrust Park and will be open all year round, not just during the games. CS



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IT’S a simple equation: Three local businesses plus three local charities, divided up amongst three local film crews. The resulting films are ranked, and the winner walks away with a four-figure check. Yet the Soul Proprietors Film Competition is far more than the sum of its parts. Launched in 2015 by local engineer Debbie Brannigan, the grassroots contest enlists Savannah’s pool of talented filmmakers to showcase how commerce can positively influence community and still be successful. Yab Yum Films nabbed the top prize at the first competition with its mesmerizing look at Savannah Bee Company’s work with the Bee Cause Project, which educates schoolkids about the importance of honeybees to world food systems. Last year, Mad Law Media teamed up with Fleet Feet Sports and the Komen Race for the Cure for the win, capturing the wave of pink-clad runners from multiple angles. This year, three more small businesses and their favorite charities are ready for their close-ups. They were paired with their respective production crews at the kick-off at Cha Bella on April 6, then each team had five days to create and submit their film to a panel of local judges. (Full disclosure: I’m one of them.) Scored for artistic and technical merit, all three films will be screened and the winner announced by emcee Kareem McMichael this Thursday, April 22 in the Jepson auditorium. First prize is $5000, second is $1000 and third prize is $500, a hefty enough purse to bring out serious pro competition. In the geometry of the Soul Proprietors triangle, however, it’s the businesses that sit at the apex. “Typically, we start with businesses that already give back to the community, and they have a favorite organization that they want to highlight,” explains Brannigan of the vetting process. She solicits suggestions by word of mouth, adding that getting small business owners to talk about their good works isn’t as easy as it sounds. “When people are truly humble about what they do, they don’t talk about it!” she laughs. In spite of their bashfulness, three contenders emerged for the 2017 competition: Maven Makers is a collaborative makerspace on West Boundary Street where 34 lay folks can get their craft on with patient

Top: Green Truck Pub’s Whitney Yates (l.) meets Zachary Burke of Ardsley Park Productions as Soul Proprietors founder Debbie Brannigan looks on. Bottom: Team Sentient Bean/Somewhere Pictures powwows at the Cha Bella kickoff event. PHOTOS BY WADE MALWITZ

experts and locally-sourced materials. Cofounder Ty Donaldson describes it as “kind of like a gym,” except instead of weights and mats the room is full of woodworking tools and machines and 3D printers. Tybee Island-based production company Tytan Creates captures the mavens in action with the eager charges of Design for Ability, a non-profit that explores creative possibilities and vocational applications for at-risk students. Those who spend time at the Sentient Bean will see plenty of familiar faces in Somewhere Pictures’ sweeping shots of its regular clientele. Owners Kristin Russell and Claren Jamerson are still the ones making the scones and washing the dishes at their busy coffeeshop that plays host to a



Maven Makers’ Ty Donaldson (l.) brainstorms with Jim Wacker of Tytan Creates.

“This new administration has brought back the old-school business mentalities of ‘every man for himself’ and ‘profit above people,’ but this is not how new business sees its role in the world anymore,” says the self-described soul seeker. “I think all of the business owners I’ve featured are great examples of an evolved model that can make money and help people at the same time.” Once a teen mom with few prospects beyond the fast food counter, she was offered similar sort of kindness when a Detroit engineering firm hired her to sketch car parts back in the 1980s. Following the opportunity to its highest level, she’s now an aerospace engineer who designed the flight deck for Gulfstream’s new G500 and the first woman to hold a patent for the company. Brannigan hopes Soul Proprietors’ positive stories will counteract some of the recent corporate ugliness in the headlines, notably the United Airlines passenger dragged off a plane after it had been overbooked. “There’s so much more negativity now, all these businesses bullying people and trying to take every penny they can,” she says. “We need to see more of the good side.” CS


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calendar of creative events and community conversations, including those presented by their chosen non-profit Emergent Savannah. With its Monday Means Community gatherings and roundtable discussions on the real issues affecting the city, Emergent Savannah aims to “make civics sexy” and connect citizens to each other, politically and culturally. Green Truck Pub was one of Savannah’s first farm-to-table restaurants, set apart by its accessible price point and commitment to the Forsyth Farmers Market. First time restauranteurs Josh Yates and Whitney Shephard Yates opened their gourmet burger joint seven years ago with a steady supply of grassfed beef from vendor Hunter Cattle, and their continued support has helped the Saturday morning market grow its list of farmers and offer double EBT benefits. Ardsley Park Productions presents Green Truck’s menu and the market’s bounty in mouthwatering full color. All three films will be up on the Jepson’s big screen this Thursday, and 100 percent of ticket sales go to the charity of the winning film. The show is preceded by a VIP reception with beer provided by past Soul Proprietors contender Service Brewing Co. For Brannigan, the annual Soul Proprietors Film Competition is a labor of love, financed and planned mostly by herself and partner David Murphy. She hopes to land a corporate sponsor and bring the concept to other cities in the coming years, and in the meantime, she feels that the message is more relevant than ever.














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The Fate of the Furious wallows in inanities with about the same frequency as it delivers excitement.


OO General Hospital has been on the air for 54 years, and yet I daresay that not even that long-running soap opera has employed as many recurring characters as the Fast & Furious franchise. Many of these players have returned for The Fate of the Furious, which is just good enough to keep the engine revving a while longer on a series that was previously running on fumes for the first three sequels following the 2001 original. The eighth installment in the deathless series (hence F + 8 in the title; get it?) again finds Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) yammering about “family” with even more frequency than any given Walton, Ingalls or Ewing. Thus, it’s shocking when Dom betrays his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and the other members of his tight-knit group by joining forces with Cipher (Charlize Theron), a thoroughly despicable villain who’s collecting nuclear devices to achieve her endgame of total global domination. Did I say shocking? I meant ludicrous (not to be confused with series co-star Ludacris), since Dom’s behavior toward his loved ones really makes no sense even considering the narrative at play. Nevertheless, his turncoat status — and the desire to bring him down — allows more people to join the auto club comprised of Letty, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) – these newbies include a by-the-books government agent (Scott Eastwood) and the team’s former nemesis, Deckard (Jason Statham). For a series that has largely been about men comparing the sizes of their crankshafts with each other, the homoeroticism is generally kept under wraps, though there’s some amusement in watching Hobbs and Deckard try to one-up each other with boastful threats involving what they would like to do to each other.

Naturally, though, it’s the autoeroticism that takes center stage, even as the franchise continues to expand beyond its more humble roots by swiping a page or 10 from the James Bond playbook. The Fate of the Furious wallows in inanities with about the same frequency as it delivers excitement, and, like the other two films that followed the series-best Fast Five, it largely succeeds as a breezy and engaging lark (even if the death of one likable character proves to be too ugly for this generally lightweight series). With the exception of one poorly CGIed set-piece involving hundreds of out-ofcontrol cars, the vehicular stunts remain eye-popping, and, with the exception of Tyrese (whose Roman remains one of the worst comic-relief characters of recent vintage), the actors have yet to wear out their welcome in these familiar roles. As expected, The Fate of the Furious ends with at least one unresolved plotline dancing in the wind, so look for the ninth entry — So Nine, So Fine, So Furious? — to hit multiplexes in 2019.


OOO An Academy Award nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film, the Danish import Land of Mine is a movie that affects the stomach even more than the heart or the head. Set in the immediate aftermath of World War II, it centers on a group of German soldiers tasked with removing all 45,000 mines that were buried along a Danish coastline in anticipation of an allied invasion that ended up not occurring there. Since the Germans were the ones who placed the bombs there in the first place, it stands to reason that they should be the ones risking their lives to remove it (“Better them than us,” notes one Danish officer nodding in the direction of the lads). In a just world, it would be members of the German high command who would

have to manually defuse and dispose of all the mines – of course, this isn’t such a world, so those assigned the unenviable task are teenage boys who had nothing to do with the sickening strategy and who only want to return home to their moms. Indeed, that’s the deal given to these POWs (who number less than a dozen): Rid the beach of all 45,000 mines — a task that will take about three months — and they’re free to return to Germany. Land of Mine targets the head with its messy morality. Certainly, someone has to clean the beaches, and if not these Germans, then who? The heart, meanwhile, is targeted through the various characters — specifically, Carl Rasmussen (Roland Møller), the Danish sergeant in charge of supervising the prisoners, and Sebastian Schumann (Louis Hofmann), the natural leader among the kids. The hard-as-nails Rasmussen starts out not caring whether these prisoners live or die, but over time, he starts to view them as frightened, vulnerable children rather than merely the enemy. Sebastian, meanwhile, is the smartest and most sensitive of the boys, and he’s the one most responsible for Rasmussen’s eventual thaw. As for the stomach, it’s affected for practically all of the film’s 100 minutes. The gut knots up every time one of these kids puts his hands on one of the land mines, since the nature of the story — confirmed by the historical tidbit at the end (half of the 2,000 German teens ultimately used to remove two million mines were killed or injured) — guarantees that not all of these baby-faced boys will emerge unscathed. Director Martin Zandvliet doesn’t shy away from showing the gruesome results of an activated bomb, and this makes for a particularly intense and unsettling watch. As for the ending, some will find it fitting while others will think it false — either way, it serves as a relief and a release for



OO The 1979 sleeper hit Going in Style pooled the talents of two Oscar winners, George Burns and Art Carney, and one Oscar nominee, Lee Strasberg. The new version of Going in Style ups the ante — and simplifies the poster credits — by casting all three central roles with Academy Award winners. As before, the plot concerns three elderly men (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin) who decide to rob a bank in order to improve their collective lot in life. The social outrage has understandably been amplified in this new version — the ’79 crew just wanted to live a little, while the ’17 outfit is hoping to avoid eviction that’s the direct result of job outsourcing and banks too big to fail. Yet the tradeoff is that the delicate balance between humor and pathos that informed the original has been replaced with broader gags and more blatantly manufactured sentiment. Still, there are worse ways to spend time than in the company of three consummate pros known for being all style and all substance.



While the title might bring to mind a ‘40s flick like The Farmer’s Daughter or a Something Weird Video release like The Farmer’s Other Daughter, The Zookeeper’s Wife is in reality a harrowing World War II drama based on the bestselling book by Diane Ackerman. Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), it tells the true-life story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain), a married couple in charge of the Warsaw Zoo during the 1930s. The zoo’s stellar reputation throughout Europe of course doesn’t help it when the Nazis come a-calling, and even the benevolence of Lutz Heck (Daniel Bruhl), the head of the Berlin Zoo, is curtailed once he becomes Hitler’s chief zoologist and begins to care more about killing Jews than saving animals.



OOO It’s reached a point where CGI is so been-there-done-that, it’s hard to ever locate anything new in Hollywood’s oversized slate of fantasy flicks. But then here comes Ghost in the Shell, with its stream of images that manage to be at once familiar and revolutionary. While the general aesthetic recalls Blade Runner, the particulars bring to mind The Matrix – specifically the manner in which something old, like a gun battle or a mad dash around a room, becomes something new. Simply stated, the visual effects are superb – sometimes chilly, sometimes creepy, but always fascinating to behold. If visual vibrancy turned out to be the sole positive attribute regarding Ghost in the Shell, that would only be a partial victory. Instead, this adaptation of the popular manga is effective as both an action flick and, more impressively, a sociopolitical piece that casts a wary eye toward the future. The Japanese property created by Masamune Shirow may date back to 1989, but this film version is so very 2017 and beyond. Scarlett Johansson, no stranger to essaying roles in which the human form (or “shell”) plays a significant part in the proceedings (Under the Skin, Lucy, even Her), stars as The Major, a cyber-enhanced agent for an organization devoted to fighting global terrorism. The Major’s background is murky: Surviving a nautical disaster that killed her immigrant parents,

she was selected to have her brain put inside cyborg trappings, so that her human essence remains even as her physical form has been taken to the next level. But this naturally leads to all sorts of questions regarding self-identity and selfworth, and her confusion only grows more paramount after she confronts a cyberterrorist named Kuze (Michael Pitt), a shadowy figure who’s been assassinating all the top scientists at the corporation which created The Major. What’s particularly fascinating about the world of Ghost in the Shell is that it appears to be one in which there are no borders or, ahem, walls of any sort – in this future world, complete globalization and a thorough meshing of cultures are already givens, and it doesn’t seem out of place for, say, the head of the antiterrorist outfit (celebrated Japanese star “Beat” Takeshi Kitano) to speak in Japanese to his team members and have them all answer in English. Robotic enhancement also seems to be a wave of the future, with folks receiving upgrades in the same manner as people today pay for tattoos, facelifts, lip enhancement, and the like. In one scene, a character flatly states that he’s happy to be all human while another humorously reveals that he had a liver enhancement solely so he can spend more nights getting drunk. The global theme of Ghost in the Shell also ties directly into the casting of Johansson in the central role. While the makers of the original franchise have endorsed the selection of the actress, many in this country have denounced the choice as yet another example of Hollywood whitewashing. Certainly, as attested by such films as Doctor Strange and Exodus: Gods and Kings, this remains a dire problem, yet that’s not necessarily what’s going on with this picture. Without unleashing any spoilers, let’s just say that the selection of Johansson to play what’s essentially a fabricated being makes sense within the context of the story, and the Japanese roots ultimately are not discarded. A quick scan of the negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes reveals that approximately 1,024 of the critics have employed a pull quote stating that the film itself is merely “a shell of a movie.” Given my own proclivity for puns, I would doubtless have followed suit had I similarly seen nothing of merit. Instead, I’ll for once leave the quipping to others and merely note that, for those willing to look beneath its surface dazzle, Ghost in the Shell proves to be an unexpectedly complex and surprisingly humanistic endeavor.

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The Zabinskis, on the other hand, want to save all types of lives. Using the remains of their bombed-out zoo as cover — they wisely offer it up to the Germans as a pig farm to provide food for the troops — they become an integral part of the underground movement, hiding Jews within their house and moving them to safety when possible. The picture only loses its footing during the final chunk, when the steady pace and believable scenarios give way to a woefully truncated timeline and a few narrative whoppers. For the most part, though, The Zookeeper’s Wife is an accomplished picture, offering a fascinating history lesson even as it remains wholly topical. With its unique zoo setting, it should appeal to animal lovers all over the world. CS

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DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. ONE OF THE GUYS Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SATURDAYS WITH ALDERWOMAN SHABAZZ Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. 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.



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 ARTISTS TO TEACH AT STUDIO SCHOOL The studio school in downtown Savannah seeks qualified artists interested in joining the team during spring and/ or summer sessions 2017. Seeking artists to present workshops for adult programming and/or teach short term summer classes for youth programming. Through Aug. 31. 912-5963873. info@thestudioschoolsavannah. com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. 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. POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS EXHIBIT Ships of the Sea Museum is now accepting submissions for a 2018 exhibit on the pollution of our waterways. Inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s public art piece “Plasticide,” we are seeking the aid of


artists to demonstrate in a visceral, yet authentic way the local and global effects of water pollution. Submission deadline is 30 October 2017. For more information please see our website at: Wed., April 19. 912-232-1511. wendymelton@ Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: 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.


SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Dress in pink and run the Race for a Cure to help raise money to fund breast cancer research. Sat., April 22, 6 a.m. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street.


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. BALLROOM LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2 GROUP CLASSES Ballroom Group Series Level 1 and Level 2 Want to learn all the dances like they do on “Dancing with the Stars”? You will love this class. Our 4 week series will focus on two dances and progressively move

through the elements within the dance. Learn dances like Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo and more! See calendar for details. Join today to get ready for our Monthly Ballroom Dance. $40.00 or drop in for $15.00 Tue., April 25, 6-7 & 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CAREGIVING 101 The free one-hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of selfcare by exploring the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Learn tips to deal with the many challenges and gain useful information on community resources. Led by an experienced clinical professor and seasoned caregiver, any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. Free fourth Monday of every month, noon. 912-629-1331. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES


Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. 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. IMPROV CLASSES This class is for elementary school students. Learn specific improv techniques in class to enhance trust, unity, equality & creativity in a fun-filled, safe environment. $80 for eight classes Mon., April 24, 4:305:15 p.m. 912-659-4383. info@ImprovHub. com. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. IMPROV CLASSES FOR ADULTS This class is for adults. Learn specific improv techniques in class to enhance trust,

unity, equality & creativity in a fun-filled, safe environment. $120 for eight classes. Mon., April 24, 7:30-9 p.m. 912-659-4383. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. IMPROV CLASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Through well-established theater games, Resurrection Theater teaches teens how to communicate more effectively and become a team player. They also will take the first step toward becoming an actor. The eight-week class meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm and lasts 45 minutes. $10 per class; $80 for the 8-week course. Mon., April 24, 6:30-7:15 p.m. 912-659-4383. fritz@resurrectiontheater. com. Resurrection Theater, 42 W. Montgomery Cross Road. IMPROV CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS Through well-established theater games, Resurrection Theater teaches middle schoolers how to communicteam player. They also will take the first step ate more effectively and become a toward becoming an actor. The eight-week class meets on Mondays at 5:30 pm and lasts 45 minutes $10 per class; $80 for the 8-week course Mon., April 24, 5:30-6:15 p.m. 912-659-4383. fritz@resurrectiontheater. com. Resurrection Theater, 42 W. Montgomery Cross Road. IMPROV CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS This class is for middle school students. Learn specific improv techniques in class to enhance trust, unity, equality & creativity in a fun-filled, safe environment. $80 for 8 classes. Mon., April 24, 5:30-6:15 p.m. 912-659-4383. info@ImprovHub. com. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. 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. portmansmusic. com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@ PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all

Ballroom Level 1 and Level 2 Group Classes

Ballroom Group Series Level 1 and Level 2 Want to learn all the dances like they do on “Dancing with the Stars”? You will love this class. Our 4 week series will focus on two dances and progressively move through the elements within the dance. Learn dances like Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo and more! See calendar for details. Join today to get ready for our Monthly Ballroom Dance.


levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POLE FITNESS CLASSES Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build

confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.

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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. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. 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. SSU MEDIA HIGH, TWO-WEEK RESIDENTIAL DIGITAL CAMP SSU Media High is a two-week residential camp that hosts high school students and allows ages 14-to-17 to interact with cutting edge technology to build and develop 21st-century media skills from June 18-30, 2017, while also learning the basics of journalism and mass communications. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017 at $350. Wed., April 19, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thu., April 20, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri., April 21, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat., April 22, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun., April 23, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Mon., April 24, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Tue., April 25, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-358-3378. Savannah State University, 3219 College 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 40 Ave.

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Come celebrate the museum by taking time to explore Telfair’s sites and the role the museum plays in our commu­nity, while also creating a mini museum of your own. Take lots of pictures, or strike a pose from one of the selected works and have your picture taken. FREE SAT., APRIL 22, 1 P.M. TELFAIR.ORG/JEPSON/. JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 207 WEST YORK ST. PHoto Credit: Museum Clausum (Klaus Wehner, German, b. 1967) Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia, 10 April 2015, 3.01 pm, 2015 Giclée print 16 x 20 inches Courtesy and © Museum Clausum ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.


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. BACK TO SCHOOL WORKSHOP FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS Nu Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. will host a free Back to School workshop for the Non-Traditional Student on Saturday, April. 22 at 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m at the Bull Street Library Auditorium. This event is for adult students who are interested in going to college for the first time or finishing their college degrees. Participants will find information on undergraduate and graduate admissions and financial aid. Free Sat., April 22, 12-2 p.m. 478-390-4754. daviscand@ Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse.

Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. 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. R/C CAR CLUB RACE The SCORE R/C club will be having a competitive race at Phil Hurd Raceway inside of Lake Mayer Park. Typical classes are 1/10th and 1/8th scale off-road cars,


buggies, and trucks. Practice starts at 9AM and the driver meeting begins at 11:45AM. The public is welcome to come watch. This event is pending weather, please see for schedule updates. $15 for the first class and $5 for each additional (Less if you’re a club member). Sun., April 23, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Phil Hurd Raceway, Lake Mayer Rd. 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 and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www. and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-272-6309. ongoing. No physical address given, none. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER

The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon


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1 Animal that can follow the first word in each of this puzzle’s four theme entries 4 Folklore automaton 9 Steering wheel theft deterrent, with “The” 13 “Cheerleader” singer 14 Biblical landing site 16 1980s tennis star Mandlikova 17 Group that gets called about illicit facsimiles? 19 Fix a feature, e.g. 20 ___ buco (veal entree) 21 Canines often metaphorically sacrificed 23 Weather report stats 27 Kleenex crud 28 Classic 1971 album that closes with “Riders on the Storm” 31 Rapper Biggie 35 Jointly owned, maybe 36 Animal who says “Baa, humbug”? 39 2003/2005/2007 A.L. MVP, familiarly 41 Elevator or train component 42 Blacken, as a steak 43 Where to dispose of cooking grease and tropical oils? 48 Apr. number cruncher 49 Plan so that maybe one can 50 Mischievous 52 Breakfast side dish 54 Gambling game played

in convenience stores 55 Fifties fad involving undulation 59 “Terrible” ages 63 Conservation subj. 64 Product of a betweenbuildings cookoff? 68 Ointment ingredient 69 Illinois city symbolizing Middle America 70 “Funeral in Berlin” novelist Deighton 71 Kentucky senator Paul 72 Put up with 73 Animal that can follow the second word in each of this puzzle’s four theme entries


1 Couturiere Chanel 2 “Cornflake Girl” singer Tori 3 Contents of some jars 4 Empty space 5 El Dorado’s treasure 6 Magic’s NBA team, on scoreboards 7 City north of Pittsburgh 8 Big name in Thanksgiving parades 9 Extremely speedy mammals 10 Stow, as on a ship 11 Hand or foot, e.g. 12 Aptly titled English spa 15 Wee 18 Acronym popularized by Drake 22 ___ of Maine (toothpaste brand)

24 Three-letter “Squee!” 25 Failure of diplomacy 26 Moved stealthily 28 Does nothing 29 Haloes of light 30 Made music? 32 Clingy critter? 33 Made like a kangaroo 34 Prevent infestations, in a way 37 The shortest month? 38 Practical joke 40 Record producer with the 2017 single “Shining” 44 Site of Bryce Canyon 45 Old-school “Fuggedaboutit!” 46 “Call Me Maybe” middle name 47 Horse’s brownish-gray hue 51 Unironic ankh wearer at night 53 Fillings for some donuts? 55 Consider officially, as a judge 56 Bruins’ alma mater 57 “On Golden Pond” bird 58 Novel necessity 60 Like joker values 61 Another word for margarine 62 Illumination Entertainment’s other 2016 film (besides “The Secret Life of Pets”) 65 History class division 66 Counterpart of yang 67 Philandering fellow

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and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. visit-scad/daily-tours. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. 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. WAVING GIRLS SMOCKING GUILD The Waving Girls Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America the fourth Monday of the month at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Eisenhower and Seawright Drs. in Savannah, at 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Each month the chapter presents a program related to smocking or fine sewing. along with a “show and share” opportunity to see members creations. More information contact Free fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-658-4271. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WAVING GIRLS--SMOCKING ARTS GUILD OF AMERICA The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and 42 all those who create fine heirloom items.

At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@


CONCERT: THE AMERICAN SPIRIT This performance by the Savannah Philharmonic will include everything from national treasures like George and Ira Gershwin and Aaron Copland to some of the finest Broadway, film, and patriotic music ever written. $25 Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 W 31st St. HARMONIX Our newest production features the tight harmonies and cool stylings of our cast performing every genre of music, bringing a contemporary sound to favorite retro hits and creating the ultimate party. $37 Sundays, 3 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. THE LOVE AND SOUL EXPERIENCE Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. PIANO IN THE ARTS: SOLOS AND DUETS Pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers will perform solo and duo works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Bolcom and others. $15 Thu., April 20, 7:30 p.m. about. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH LIVE Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour variety show that features everything from pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ roll, featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers. $37 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.


ALASKA CRUISE NIGHT Learn about this great wilderness and how affordable it is to see both Glaciers National Park and Denali National Wilderness Park. A special Group Trip will be offered that evening. 0.00 Sat., April 22, 6-9 p.m. 866343-5521-ext 703. Knot.Travel2/. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport, 80 Clyde E. Martin Drive.


AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE- SAVANNAH Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH. Sign up online at $10-$20 Wed., April 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Thu., April 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 805-6035620. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. BALLROOM DANCING Salsa lesson from 7-8 PM taught by Adriano Camardese and Lauren Hurley of Savannah Ballroom. Social dancing from 8-10 PM. We appreciate participants bringing refreshments for the party. No alcohol permitted. Public is welcome. USA Dance Members $10, non-members $15, couples $25 Sat., April 22, 7-10 p.m. For questions, please contact 912-547-9705. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 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. EARLY BIRD’S PRESERVATION WALKING TOUR OF THE LANDMARK HISTORIC DISTRICT’S EAST SIDE Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. Tours led by the Davenport House director who will introduce the personalities, structures and issues that have enthralled Savannah’s preservation movement. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow.

$21 Sat., April 22, 8-9:45 a.m. 912-2368097. Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. Tours led by the Davenport House director who will introduce the personalities, structures and issues that have enthralled Savannah’s preservation movement. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow. $21 Saturdays, 8 a.m. davenporthousemuseum. org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FREE FAMILY DAY: WUNDERCAMERA Come celebrate the museum by taking time to explore Telfair’s sites and the role the museum plays in our commu­nity, while also creating a mini museum of your own. Take lots of pictures, or strike a pose from one of the selected works and have your picture taken. Free Sat., April 22, 1 p.m. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. A GUIDED TOUR OF BONAVENTURE CEMETERY Bonaventure was designed as a traditional Victorian cemetery with curving pathways, lots of trees and grassy areas. Although a cemetery, it was common for families to meet and picnic here while still providing a place of comfort for the bereaved friends of relatives and those buried there. This tour is limited to 20 people. Suggested $5 donation to the Bonaventure Historical Society Sun., April 23, 2 p.m. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. JUNE CROSS LECTURE AND PANEL DISCUSSION Critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker and author June Cross hosts a lecture and panel discussion. Free Wed., April 19, 4 p.m. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. LECTURE: HOWARD MORRISON Howard Morrison will present “The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health.” Morrison is a founding

SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. 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. TWO ADDISON PLACE POOLER FARMERS MARKET Come out and support your local farmers, vendors, and community. Through July 2017. Free third Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. 912-330-0030. twoaddisonplace@ TwoAddisonPlaceFarmersMarket/. Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market, 2 Addison Place. 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. YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY CONTINUES ON P. 44


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partner of Savannah-based Verdant Kitchen, a gourmet and wellness company focused on the ginger and turmeric family of spices. Tue., April 25, 11:30 a.m. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. MARCH FOR SCIENCE SAVANNAH This event is part of a non-partisan movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in our everyday lives. The day’s events are designed to support science that builds knowledge and understanding and to call for policy decisions that are based on sound science in the public’s best interest. Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. 912-650-1156. Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. POLITICS FOR THE REST OF US: A PANEL DISCUSSION “Politics for The Rest of Us” will be packed with actionable information and inspire local citizens with practical steps to get engaged with the political system. Panelists will discuss how citizens can get involved in events, organizations and make a real impact in the current political environment. The panel will be diverse and cover not just how local politics works, but how to get involved and a difference. Tue., April 25, 6 p.m. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. RECORD STORE DAY Browse limited edition releases. Sat., April 22, 9 a.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th Street. REPTIDAY SAVANNAH REPTILE & EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO ReptiDay Savannah is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone. Adults $10, Children (5-12) $5, Under 5 Free Sat., April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 863-268-4273. RepticonEvents@repticon. com. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. RICHMOND HILL FARMERS MARKET Come get the freshest produce, baked goods and interesting local crafts at the Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. 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. SCAD DAILY TOURS








This year’s keynote speaker will be Jeannie Smith who is a part of a new generation of Holocaust speakers who share life stories from their parents’ first hand experiences. Sun., April 23, 5 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.


BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain

environments that inspire us all. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. $12 Fri., April 21, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FAMILY FOOD TRUCK FUN FESTIVAL AND SPRING MARKET Featuring a giant market in the park, local arts and crafts, food trucks, and cool animal calls by Ranger Chey. Fun for all ages. $5 parking Sat., April 22, 9 a.m. 912-598-2300. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. SAVANNAH ASIAN CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival will bring the continent of Asia to coastal Georgia by presenting various cultures, cuisines and live performances. Highlights will include live music and dance performers from a range of countries including Japan, South Korea and China, as well as a Tae Kwon Do exhibition by Grandmaster Jong Ho Lee, a 9th degree black belt with more than 50 years of experience in the martial arts, and his students. April 21-22. about. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. ortunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper


After George Washington was elected as the first President of the United States, he had to move from his home in Virginia to New York City, which at the time was the center of the American government. But there was a problem: He didn’t have enough cash on hand to pay for his long-distance relocation, so he was forced to scrape up a loan. Fortunately, he was resourceful and persistent in doing so. The money arrived in time for him to attend his own inauguration. I urge you to be like Washington in the coming weeks, Aries. Do whatever’s necessary to get the funds you need to finance your life’s next chapter.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Fantasize about sipping pear nectar and listening to cello music and inhaling the aroma of musky amber and caressing velvet, cashmere, and silk. Imagine how it would feel to be healed by inspiring memories and sweet awakenings and shimmering delights and delicious epiphanies. I expect experiences like these to be extra available in the coming weeks. But they won’t necessarily come to you freely and easily. You will have to expend effort to ensure they actually occur. So be alert for them. Seek them out. Track them down.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Contagion may work in your favor, but it could also undermine you. On the one hand, your enthusiasm is likely to ripple out and inspire people whose help you could use. On the other hand, you might be more sensitive than usual to the obnoxious vibes of manipulators. But now that I’ve revealed this useful tip, let’s hope you will be able to maximize the positive kind of contagion and neutralize the negative. Here’s one suggestion that may help: Visualize yourself to be surrounded by a golden force field that projects your good ideas far and wide even as it prevents the disagreeable stuff from leaking in.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)


A reader named Kris X sent me a rebuke. “You’re not a guru or a shaman,” he sneered. “Your horoscopes are too filled with the slippery stench of poetry to be useful for spiritual seekers.” Here’s my response: “Thank you, sir! I don’t consider myself a guru or shaman, either. It’s not my mission to be an all-knowing authority who hands down foolproof advice. Rather, I’m an apprentice to the Muse of Curiosity. I like to wrestle with useful, beautiful paradoxes. My goal is to be a joyful rebel stirring up benevolent trouble, to be a cheerleader for the creative imagination.” So now I ask you, my fellow Cancerian: How do you avoid getting trapped in molds that people pressure you to fit inside? Are you skilled at being yourself even if that’s different from what’s expected of you? What are the soulful

ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff,


roles you choose to embody despite the fact that almost no one understands them? Now is a good time to meditate on these matters.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In the coming weeks, there will be helpers whose actions will nudge you -- sometimes inadvertently -- toward a higher level of professionalism. You will find it natural to wield more power and you will be more effective in offering your unique gifts. Now maybe you imagine you have already been performing at the peak of your ability, but I bet you will discover -- with a mix of alarm and excitement -- that you can become even more excellent. Be greater, Leo! Do better! Live stronger! (P.S.: As you ascend to this new level of competence, I advise you to be humbly aware of your weaknesses and immaturities. As your clout rises, you can’t afford to indulge in self-delusions.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

I love to see you Virgos flirt with the uncharted and the uncanny and the indescribable. I get thrills and chills whenever I watch your fine mind trying to make sense of the fabulous and the foreign and the unfathomable. What other sign can cozy up to exotic wonders and explore forbidden zones with as much no-nonsense pragmatism as you? If anyone can capture greased lightning in a bottle or get a hold of magic beans that actually work, you can.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A friend told me about a trick used by his grandmother, a farmer. When her brooding hens stopped laying eggs, she would put them in pillowcases that she then hung from a clothesline in a stiff breeze. After the hens got blown around for a while, she returned them to their cozy digs. The experience didn’t hurt them, and she swore it put them back on track with their egg-laying. I’m not comfortable with this strategy. It’s too extreme for an animal-lover like myself. (And I’m glad I don’t have to deal with recalcitrant hens.) But maybe it’s an apt metaphor or poetic prod for your use right now. What could you do to stimulate your own creative production?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


Now would be an excellent time to add deft new nuances to the ways you kiss, lick, hug, snuggle, caress, and fondle. Is there a worthy adventurer who will help you experiment with these activities? If not, use your pillow, your own body, a realistic life-size robot, or your imagination. This exercise will be a good warm-up for your other assignment, which is to upgrade your intimacy skills. How might you do that? Hone and refine your abilities to get close to people. Listen deeper, collaborate stronger, compromise smarter, and give more. Do you have any

other ideas?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax,” said Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s most productive presidents. I know you Sagittarians are more renowned for your bold, improvisational actions than your careful planning and strategic preparation, but I think the coming weeks will be a time when you can and should adopt Lincoln’s approach. The readier you are, the freer you’ll be to apply your skills effectively and wield your power precisely.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Zoologists say that cannibalizing offspring is common in the animal kingdom, even among species that care tenderly for their young. So when critters eat their kids, it’s definitely “natural.” But I trust that in the coming weeks, you won’t devour your own children. Nor, I hope, will you engage in any behavior that metaphorically resembles such an act. I suspect that you may be at a low ebb in your relationship with some creation or handiwork or influence that you generated out of love. But please don’t abolish it, dissolve it, or abandon it. Just the opposite, in fact: Intensify your efforts to nurture it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your astrological house of communication will be the scene of substantial clamor and ruckus in the coming weeks. A bit of the hubbub will be flashy but empty. But much of it should be pretty interesting, and some of it will even be useful. To get the best possible results, be patient and objective rather than jumpy and reactive. Try to find the deep codes buried inside the mixed messages. Discern the hidden meanings lurking within the tall tales and reckless gossip. If you can deal calmly with the turbulent flow, you will give your social circle a valuable gift.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

The best oracular advice you’ll get in the coming days probably won’t arise from your dreams or an astrological reading or a session with a psychic, but rather by way of seemingly random signals, like an overheard conversation or a sign on the side of a bus or a scrap of paper you find lying on the ground. And I bet the most useful relationship guidance you receive won’t be from an expert, but maybe from a blog you stumble upon or a barista at a café or one of your old journal entries. Be alert for other ways this theme is operating, as well. The usual sources may not have useful info about their specialties. Your assignment is to gather up accidental inspiration and unlikely teachings.


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. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. 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. AROMATHERAPY: HOW ARE ESSENTIAL OILS MAKING A PLACE IN HEALTHCARE? Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay will present “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News. A healthy lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, the-science-of-aromatherapy-to-enhancehealth-relaxation-and-inner-peace/. During the presentation, The Living Vine will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living. The enmarket Encourage Health Education Series is conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/ WWIO 89.9. Free Tue., April 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-856-9075. EncourageHealthSeries. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. COASTAL EMPIRE POLIO SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet at 10:30 am at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor, room 203, 225 Candler Drive on the Candler Hospital campus in Savannah. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912927-8332. fourth Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. 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. MAYBE YOU’RE NOT SICK, YOU’RE THRISTY Are You Sick of being Sick? Learn the first step in helping your body get on the road to healing itself. Every Tuesday we will educate


you on the dangers of bottled, tap, reverse osmosis, distilled, spring, and yes even bottled alkaline water. See this eye opening demonstration for your safety and for your health. We will serve Kangen water, test your water and give you a sample to take home if you qualify. NO CHARGE Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 703.989.6995. oggisavannah@ Nuts About Savannah, 14045 Abercorn St.(Savannah Mall). MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY 2017 Music Medicine Institute, Savannah’s only nonprofit music therapy organization, is proud to announce its 7th annual Month of the Military Child events. Music at the Library 2017 will be hosted again at the Live Oak Public Libraries during the month of April. Throughout the day, children will use a variety of musical instruments and imaginative musical activities to learn about teamwork, being kind, staying self-controlled, and making an effort to accomplish positive outcomes. The events are open to the public and will be free for all military and civilian children. Visit our website,, for more information and our flyer. FREE Sat., April 22, 2-3:30 p.m. 912-349-1219. musicmedicine. org/. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. 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. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/ CANDLER WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. St.

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EARTH DAY AT THE WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET Every Saturday, the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market brings together some of the best local farmers and artisans for your shopping pleasure. Adults can sample the delicious food and browse handcrafted items, while the kids enjoy the Wings of Joy tropical birds, Earth Day crafts and story time with the Wilmington Island Presbyterian Preschool. The whole family will delight in the beauty of Wilmington Island and the chance to learn more about their community via local performers and sponsoring nonprofits. Plenty of parking is available on site. This event is FREE and open to the public! FREE Sat., April 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


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. 46 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.

Savannah. Everyone is welcome. fourth Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. 912925-4609. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. Individual

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Featuring a giant market in the park, local arts and crafts, food trucks, and cool animal calls by Ranger Chey. Fun for all ages. $5 PARKING SAT., APRIL 22, 9 A.M. 912-598-2300. GASTATEPARKS.ORG/INFO/ SKIDAWAY/. SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK, 52 DIAMOND CSWY. 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.


DIANE PALLISER BOOK SIGNING Diane will sign copies of her book, “Cooking for Paris,” a selection of inspired yet achievable recipes. Sat., April 22, 4 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 fourth Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713907-8627. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. MEATLESS BOOK SIGNING Kristie Middleton, a vegan since 1997, will discuss her new book, “MeatLess: Transform the Way you Eat and Live--One Meal at a Time,” and sign copies. Wed., April 19, 6 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.


12-STEP RECOVERY EUCHARIST/HOLY COMMUNION 12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion is offered at 8:00AM every fourth Friday of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th St & Abercorn,

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. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street.

PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit for more information or contact today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. 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.

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