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WEDNESDAY 6.21 Film: Sherlock Holmes
Theatre: Peter Pan
Only recently rediscovered after decades of being completely lost, this incredibly rare, restored print of the very first feature film ever made about the famous British detective is considered one of the most important and historic portrayals of Sherlock Holmes. Essentially a filmed adaptation of the popular stage play written by and starring William Gillette, who portrayed Holmes for over 1,300 live performances around the world before English actor Basil Rathbone gained fame in the role onscreen. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8
When the boy who never grew up loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook await. Magic, music and make-believe ensue in this delightful, inventive presentation of the J.M. Barrie classic by National Theater Live. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
Film: A Dog’s Purpose
Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans 6.24
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 West Liberty Street. $10
The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released familyfriendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. The series features the biggest blockbusters from the past year. 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 912-472-4790
THURSDAY 6.22 Film: Lion
The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released familyfriendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. The series features the biggest blockbusters from the past year. 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under 912-472-4790
Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released family-friendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under 912-472-4790 tybeeposttheater.showare.com/
Vs. the Florence Red Wolves. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 912-712-2482
Theatre: Peter Pan
When the boy who never grew up loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook await. Magic, music and make-believe ensue in this delightful, inventive presentation of the J.M. Barrie classic by National Theater Live. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
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FRIDAY 6.23 Film: Baywatch
This revamp of a campy muscle-beach TV series stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as the wisecracking beefcake in a film that critics are calling “stupidly entertaining...for a while.” 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under 912-472-4790
Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans
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 West Liberty Street. $10
Richmond Hill Fire Department Summer Cook Off
The Richmond Hill Fire Department will host an inaugural Summer Cook-Off with Explore the Nancy Foster, the NOAA’s ship a BBQ competition and cornhole tournathat supports a research expedition in ment. In addition, the event will feature live Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. music, inflatables and kids’ games, raffles, 1 p.m. crafts, vendors, a free Zumba class, and a “kiss the pig” booth. All proceeds from e River Street, River St. the event will benefit Operation Presents SATURDAY 6.24 Under the Tree to help Richmond Hill families keep the Christmas spirit alive for their Dig Ossabaw Island children this upcoming holiday season. Take part in an active archaeological 11 a.m. dig on Ossabaw Island on the Georgia J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. l coast. Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Savannah Bananas Resources’ Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this excavation of a Vs. the Lexington County Blowfish. 7:05 p.m. 19th-century plantation site on Ossabaw Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Island is the fourth year of a ten-year archaeological project on Ossabaw Island. $9 9 a.m. 912-712-2482 Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. Savannah Slam Tournament $95. ossabawisland.net The Savannah Derby Devils host the Film: The Magnificent Seven second Savanna Slam tournament. Teams A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican include Panhandle United Roller Derby, farming village each year. Several of the River City Rollergirls, Soul City Sirens, and village elders send three of the farmers Tallahassee Rollergirls. l into the United States to search for June 24-25 gunmen to defend them. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 7 p.m. $12 Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. savannahderby.com $8
NOAA Nancy Foster Open House
This revamp of a campy muscle-beach TV series stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as the wisecracking beefcake in a film that critics are calling “stupidly entertaining...for a while.” But The Strand looks cool! 3 & 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.showare.com/
Forsyth Farmers Market
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com
Summer Sizzler 5K
Horizons Savannah’s Summer Sizzler 5K will be held Saturday, June 24 at JC Cannon Fields on Wilmington Island. The 2017 Summer Sizzler is the only professionally timed 5K race in the Savannah area in the month of June. The finish line party is a family friendly event that includes cool summer treats and a special awards presentation to age group winners. In place of traditional medals, winners are given summer themed ceramic medals hand painted by Horizons students. There will be a kid’s one-mile race that begins at 7:15 a.m. The official 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. 7:15 a.m. JC Cannon Fields, Lang St. $30 pre-event registration; $35 at event; $5 for kids’ 1 mile race 912-961-8854. sizzler5k.org CONTINUES ON P. 6
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SUNDAY 6.25 Film: Cinderella
In the timeless musical fantasy, Cinderella toils away as a scullery maid for her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. Against the odds, she makes it to the ball and falls in love with the Prince, but she must rush home before midnight. Part of the Lucas’ Disney Summer Classic Series. 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
This revamp of a campy muscle-beach TV series stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as the wisecracking beefcake in a film that critics are calling “stupidly entertaining...for a while.” 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.showare.com/
Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor most famous for “My Way,” performs. 7 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe $42.50
Savannah Slam Tournament
The Savannah Derby Devils host the second Savanna Slam tournament. Teams include Panhandle United Roller Derby, River City Rollergirls, Soul City Sirens, and Tallahassee Rollergirls. June 24-25 Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12 savannahderby.com
TUESDAY 6.27 Dr. Robert Rollings
The “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle” presentation will be delivered by Dr. Robert Rollings, a certified cardiologist at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required as a healthy lunch will be provided. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Free 912-236-1331. MClements@enmarkstations. com
JUN 21-27, 2017
Film: Maritime Week
This popular weekly film series featuring the extraordinary wonders of the ocean and Georgia coast returns to the Tybee Post Theater on Tuesdays through Aug. 1. Benefits the Tybee Post Theater and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
Suggested donation: $5 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.
Richmond Hill Farmers Market
Come get the freshest produce, baked goods and interesting local crafts at the Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market. 2 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.
Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey
A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
WEDNESDAY 6.28 Film: Satan Place: A Soap Opera From Hell
This ultra-obscurity stars both amateur and completely untrained actors and was shot on home video gear in the mid-1980s. This cheap and cheesy film compiles four unrelated gruesome and slapstick tales of the supernatural. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $6
Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released familyfriendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. The series features the biggest blockbusters from the past year. 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.showare.com/
Super Splash Day
This all-day event will feature water games, water slides and numerous activities, with over 30 local summer camps attending. The Savannah Bananas will play the Florence Red Wolves at noon and 6 PM. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 912-712-2482
The Wailers is a reggae band formed by bassist Familyman Barrett & remaining members of Bob Marley & the Wailers. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $18
NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE
Lessons from The Florence’s failure
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As I’ve written many times, Savannah considers itself a much larger and more sophisticated market than it really is. Despite being only the 137th largest metro area in the U.S., we insist on seeing ourselves “competing” with much larger cities, such as Atlanta (9th largest) and Charleston (74th), when a more realistic cohort for Savannah might include Columbus, Ga. (161st), Wilmington, N.C. (167th), and Hilton Head/Beaufort, S.C. (209th). Strip away the ego and the airs, and the facts remain that Savannah’s poverty rate is nearly 30 percent, and our public schools, if we’re being frank, are among the worst in the country. Not a $5 meatball kind of town. In the end, Hugh Acheson’s only sin may have been to believe what Savannah already believed about itself. The success story of nearby Atlantic is a case study of the more viable approach. The location is virtually the same; a major league right fielder could hit Atlantic with a baseball from the roof of The Florence. What isn’t the same, however, are the price points, which are accessible and market-realistic, and the service, which is personalized in line with the smaller size and volume of the restaurant itself. And this brings me to what in my mind is the salient issue: The difference between a service industry and a service culture. Savannah has, for better or worse, a robust service industry. The banquet servers, the hotel maids, the line cooks, the hostesses, the cashiers, etc. North of Victory, most all of them primarily serve tourists. It’s all the rage locally to bash these types of jobs and the companies which provide them. But that misses the point.
The problem is that we don’t have much of a service culture to speak of. That’s a key distinction, and probably the main reason why The Florence shut down. It also has ramifications for future job and economic development here overall. It’s not something Savannah likes to talk about openly, but it’s a truth that almost anyone in the local food and beverage industry here will confirm. We always want to compare ourselves to Charleston. But in Charleston there are plenty of people whose entire career is as a fine dining server or a bartender or a sous chef. They take great pride in it, and make a lot of money doing it. In Savannah, you could fit the city’s whole population of true career restaurant service professionals in The Florence dining room with space to spare. Indeed, one of The Florence’s problems as I saw it was they just couldn’t find enough dedicated food and beverage veterans to back up the restaurant’s promise. I can find dozens of posts a day on Facebook decrying Savannah’s service industry for its emphasis on low-wage jobs with little upward mobility. I can hardly find any posts, however, decrying Savannah’s lack of a service culture. It seems to me that if we could foster such a thing, many of our complaints about the former would solve themselves. What we should be doing isn’t bashing the jobs that are here, but encouraging the kinds of jobs we want to see. If each of us has an open mind, we can all find important lessons to learn about the failure of The Florence, few of which have to do with meatballs. CS
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THE BIG NEWS in the local food & bev world is the closing of The Florence at the end of this week. The latest marquee project of high-profile Southern chef Hugh Acheson opened in 2014 to great flourish. At the time, The Florence was important not only for its foodie trends, but perhaps more so for its then-confident statement about the direction of Savannah itself. Anchoring the southern end of the rapidly gentrifying South of Forsyth/Victorian/Streetcar/Midtown area — choose your nomenclature — The Florence seemed a harbinger of the overall exodus of Savannah’s creative and entrepreneurial class out of the Historic District, as small businesses and residents are priced out by continuing tourism development and corporate investment. Even its address, One West Victory, resounded with promise and resolve. For these two reasons — a famous but nonetheless “outsider” owner, and prescient (too prescient?) geography — The Florence perhaps took on more added symbolism than was fair. The Florence quickly became a sort of conduit, a proxy of sorts, for discussion of a myriad of other issues bubbling under the surface, many of which had little to do with Northern Italian cuisine. As other observers have noted, local reaction to The Florence’s closing is heavy with Schadenfreude. There were people who eagerly counted down to the restaurant’s demise as proof of some dearly-held concept of “the way things are” here. Or as a friend put it in a spot-on assessment, “celebrating the demise of the Florence would be regression to that comfortable Savannah mean.” That said, we’re still talking about a restaurant. And any discussion of The Florence inevitably starts with the same two words: “Mixed Reviews.” A mixed review is indeed what I gave it, for the same reasons many others did: A menu which often overpromised and underdelivered, poor coordination between back of the house and front of the house, unrealistic price points, a room which never hit the balanced sweet spot between comfort and bustle. Looking more closely, however, we see that many of the criticisms of The Florence are perhaps just as accurately criticisms of the market in which it operated.
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AS IMPROBABLE as it feels that I’ve been a columnist for exactly half my life, it’s even more dubious that I’ve managed to get this far without any professional development whatsoever. The only way I know how to churn out these word salads week after week, year after year is by tossing around a combination of rich subject matter, a thesaurus and buckets of caffeine around my head until my fingers fill up the word count. This inexact strategy can always use some seasoning, and I was hoping to crib from qualified experts at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists annual conference, held this year in Manchester, New Hampshire. Upon arrival, I hit Elm Street to do the first thing I do in every city: Stake out the scene by picking up the local weekly free paper, which is recognizable by its square tabloid format and how it’s always stacked next to the men’s bathroom. Manchester’s artsy alt-weekly is the Hippo, a perfect name to represent its large animal-inthe-room juxtaposition with the town’s historic conservative daily, The New Hampshire Union Leader. If that rings a mental bell, it might be because Manchester is ground zero for the presidential primaries, and every four years the city turns into a major circus, er, circuit, for politicians and pundits, the Union Leader often breaking stories first. In between elections, Manchester is a thriving, post-industrial tech town with a picturesque granite cliff, a hundred and one restaurants (give or take) and a mile-long, gloriously restored millyard along the Merrimack River. Mostly, though, my view was the inside of the Radisson, where I was so excited to have my very own hotel room that I promptly used all the bath towels and kept the TV blaring at all hours. (Why is Forrest Gump always on, with its constant sweeping mossy oak shots of Chippewa Square? I just can’t quit you, Savannah, even for a weekend.) The conference started Friday morning with an intro from NSNC president Lisa Smith Molinari and massive vats
of covfefe, I mean, coffee. My badge bore a special green ribbon that said “First Time Attendee,” which I feared was an invitation to the cool kids to flush my head in the toilet while chanting Dave Barry-isms. Fortunately, the extent of my hazing was trying to keep up with lightning fast puns from Stamford Advocate humorist Jerry Zezima and University of Connecticut feminist theory professor Gina Barreca, author of If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Guffawing over a discussion about the travel ban appeal devolved very quickly into volleying around tennis terms (“It’s in your court now!” “That’s a back-handed compliment.” “I ‘love’ the way this conversation is going!”), I thought gleefully, Oh my, these are my people. And they were, literally—I ran smack into Beth Ashley and Dick Spotswood of Northern California’s Marin Independent Journal, whose work I had admired and been inspired by during my first columnist gig 20 years ago at the nearby Pacific Sun. (Free weeklies are apparently my career specialty, earning me sympathetic clucks by those still tossing word salads far past retirement age.) Beth, who is 92 and still files her “Since You Asked” column every week, was there with husband Rowland Fellows, 93 and sporting a thin silver ponytail. The childhood sweethearts made the New York Times wedding pages when they married in 2009 after more than 70 years apart— how’s that for narrative arc? Founded 40 years ago by a few lonely columnists looking to share war stories, the NSNC (pronounced “Eness-en-CEE” after the third cup of coffee or second glass of wine) hosts its conference in a different city every year and attracts a formidable line-up of special guests willing to speak of their time in the trenches. USA Today editor Jill Lawrence and the Boston Globe’s James Pindell sat on the political panel, and Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher Amy Newark invited ideas for the ubiquitous feel-good book series, for which I could not think of a single submission that didn’t involve swearing. Pulitzer Prize finalist Derrick Jackson softened his talk about the crucial imperative of informed opinion writing in these times with anecdotes about his passion project, documenting endangered puffins to the coast of Maine. And no big deal, Saturday evening’s keynote speaker and NSCS
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Yours truly (center) trying hard to keep my cool with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd (l.) and NSNC president Lisa Smith Molinari.
keyboard after 20-odd years as the Union Leader’s award-winning columnist for a far more lucrative gig as the executive director of the non-profit Manchester Historic Society, which ought to tell you something about the pay grade two decades of experience brings in for even the country’s most renowned newspapers. John lobbed the weekend’s winning pun that surmised exercising one’s “free speech” as a professional columnist is pretty close to how much you get paid for it, but what endeared me most was his acknowledgement is that nobody goes into this vocation for the money. It’s the glory and the free snacks, obviously. Just kidding! Telling the tales of and for our neighbors and speaking truth to power in whatever ways we can is a way to serve our communities, John reminded, bringing a satisfaction he called “far greater than fame.” “To sit down and open a vein every week to write about the place you live means you are personally invested,” he told us from the podium of the Millyard Museum, tearing up over the thousands of touching stories his hometown yielded over his long career. “You reflect back to what’s important. You give a voice to the grit and resilience that makes a place its own.” That’s what I try to do for y’all every week, though if we’re gonna go deep into metaphors I prefer rotten avocados than chopping up my own arm. And I’ve never felt prouder to represent Savannah than when receiving NCSC’s First Prize for Humor for a publication with circulation under 50,000. (How did I celebrate? With room service and a dance around my hotel room to the end credits of Forrest Gump, of course.) As far as basic strategy goes, it seems my recipe hasn’t been too far off base from that of my esteemed peers: Write what you know, admit what you don’t, and keep doing it ‘til you die. CS
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Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement award recipient was Maureen Dowd, whose voice in real life is just as dryly hilarious and incisive as it is on the pages of the New York Times. The importance of being earnest, entertaining and accurate was a common theme of the conference, and the columnist’s creed dictates that no one-liner should come at the expense of the truth. As comedy writer and self-proclaimed logophile Leighann Lord put it in all seriousness: “We are being trusted to be people of our word.” (Although in her “alternative dictionary” Dict Jokes, this funny lady defines “bedraggle” as a depressed bumblebee.) I also found out that every other columnist suffers from occasional deadlinerelated dizziness and fends off obnoxious armchair critics who think they could do this job way better than you (and they probably could—for a little while, anyway, until they crumpled under the pressure of coming up with yet another thousandword salad for hungry readers. In this business, my spicy peers informed me, stamina is everything.) We all agreed that keeping up with the 24/7 news cycle is both a blessing and curse in that there’s never any shortage of material, but its shelf life can be as perishable as an avocado, which has a six-minute window between the week it sits on the counter hard as a rock and turning to brown mush. “Readers are smaht,” iterated Boston Globe editor-in-chief Brian McGrory in his no-nonsense Southy accent the day after the Comey hearing. “If you can’t comment within a day of certain events, don’t bah-thuh.” While many of attendees wrote for and from a national platform, a lot of us were provincial folk covering—and uncovering—stories in our own hometowns. The wisdom that touched me the most came from John Clayton, who hung up his
NEWS & OPINION AN URBANIST VIEW
Beware of false choices BY JASON COMBS
contrasting eight-step progressions of downtown revitalization that diverge at Step 5. In the “bad” progressions, this is the point at which developers propose largescale tourist-oriented projects, the city’s officials are enthralled by them, the needs of new residents are ignored, and the downtown is later left bereft again as the shine wears off and both tourists and residents flee. In the “good” progression, Step 5 is where city officials instead pump the brakes and listen to residents concerning their needs. A development plan is created that serves these needs and takes heed of other successful downtown revitalizations. Apart from the simplified “false choice”
aspect, this article seems more applicable to Rust Belt downtowns (the author is based in Utica, NY) that were truly abandoned, and even when they started to be re-inhabited there was/is somewhat of a vacuum to be filled. In Savannah there is no vacuum. Our downtown is full to the brim and we are trying to accommodate still unsatiated demands from residents and tourists. Here is another problem – Horbovetz’ article presents new downtown residents (his theoretical case seems to not have in-place ones) as a homogeneously selfless group with the best interests of the broader community in their hearts. This is a wonderful normative concept, but in reality, as District 2 Alderman Bill Durrence has said himself, many
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I REMEMBER the following riddle/joke from around the time of middle school: “Do you take your lunch to school, or do you ride the bus?” This is an example of a “false choice,” used for comic effect. It is innocent and silly. However, the presentation of a false choice can be damaging when used as a means to close off argument, to present an illusory either/or dichotomy that obstructs
from finding a better way. Not every either/or choice is false, but most are. We don’t live in a black and white binary world. I’ve noticed such a binary choice in the headline of an article that has been shared recently on many Facebook pages belonging to residents of downtown Savannah: “The Big Urban Mistake: Building for Tourism v. Livability.” To give the author, Arian Horbovetz, credit, he admits early on, “I’m painting with a bit of a broad brush.” The body of the article is more nuanced than the false choice in the title implies, but knowing the views of many of the local re-posters, I’m guessing it’s being shared mainly for the title. In the article, the author presents two
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In Savannah there is no vacuum. Our downtown is full and we are trying to accommodate still unsatiated demands from residents and tourists. downtown residents simply wish that development would stop on the day that they moved into their renovated historic home. I had further evidence of this when I recently participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Experience Institute as a part of their crafting of our forthcoming Tourism Management Plan. The theme of our discussion was “the realities of living in a mixed-use area.” Before our discussion began, we were asked to consider a table with downtown attributes arranged in SWOT format (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). At the top of the “weaknesses” section there appeared the following bullet item: Density decreases social and economic appeal I was shocked to see this, but it must have been a sentiment presented by more than one person participating in the process. However, my shock was assuaged, as everyone at the table, both neighborhood representatives and downtown businesspeople, agreed it should be banished from the list of weaknesses. At least at this roundtable, all the participants agreed that density actually acts as a catalyst to get us all of the conveniences that we want. But that doesn’t mean that increasing density needs to be heaped upon the same geography over and over. Each time I have participated in the Tourism Management Plan, I have tried to push one simple strategy: dispersal, dispersal, dispersal. Savannahians will bitch about the size of hotels and the number of cars, but few express that they want less tourists (though they might want less of certain kinds of tourists – I’ve heard them referred to as “fanny-pack tourists”). So it’s about how we accommodate the tourists. Let’s accommodate them at a scale that fits each district. Tourists don’t have to all fit downtown in an increasing number of big-box hotels that enclose the Landmark
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District like the crenellated wall of a castle. The Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) lists 11 National Register historic districts in Savannah. These represent a big piece of toast, so let’s smear the butter of tourism demands around some, rather than leaving it as a big lump on the Landmark District. To beat the horse just a little more, this can be in the form of home-sharing and STVRs, but it can also be in small-scale boutique hotels. That’s just the lodging piece – these neighborhoods can also rapidly grow their stock and quality of locallyowned stores and eateries with the help of the disposable dollars that tourists are here to relieve themselves of. This is exactly what is happening in my own Thomas Square/Starland area. I hope to see it continue, there and elsewhere. For projects of a scale that do not fit with our historic districts, both tourist and resident-focused, we have the “expansion areas” of Savannah River Landing on the east, and the Canal District on the west. Looking forward to both our overall strategic plan that will come out of the Savannah Forward forums, and the Tourism Management Plan (which should compliment one another) I will leave you with this quote that Kevin Klinkenberg, Director of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA), delivered to the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) not long ago: “With so many of our planning issues, there’s complete alliance with needs of visitors and residents - safe streets, cleanliness, beauty, entertainment, unique and local shops and services, and reliable transportation options. I think it’s healthy to focus on areas of agreement. These are fellow human beings in our city, opening their wallets and dumping cash on the sidewalks. Instead of painting all of that with a broad brush, let’s focus on specific issues that don’t align with residents and work on those. Be careful of the conseGet the lowdown on quences of throwing the baby out with the
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seats and a swag bag stuffed with beauty products and accessories. All proceeds benefit Safe Shelter, the local non-profit that gives domestic abuse survivors a place to stay and directs them to services. Mock hopes to raise several thousand dollars for the shelter through the event and conceived the idea through the Savannah Influencers networking group. “We’re a group of businesswomen who want to use our success to give back to the community,” says the Sylvania native, who opened her salon in 2015. “This is a way to do that and have a whole lot of fun.” Being a positive influence in the community is also Machuca’s mission, which is why she didn’t hesitate when Mock asked her through social media to participate in the fashion show. “I try to motivate people to feel good BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS enough about themselves, so when Jesjll@connectsavannah.com sica shot me a message, I knew I wanted to take part,” says the newly-minted runway model. “It’s an opportunity to use my platform to inspire others.” Machuca also served as a graduate assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs while at Armstrong and believes putting herself out front can help in more ways than one. “I am Mexican American, and growing up I didn’t have a lot representation of “We want to offer options that make cruising the catwalk this Thursday, June people who looked like me,” she recalls. “I every woman feel sexy.” 22 for Sugar Solstice 2017, a bathing suit want to show that there is power is simply Showcasing colorful bikinis and maillots being yourself.” and lingerie fashion show showcasing all in XS to XL from eco-conscious swimwear types of bodies. Mock agrees, and as the mother of a line Vitamin A, the event also includes “I’ve never been on a runway before,” baby girl, wants to make sure her daughter seductive selections from Hanky Panky, she says with a tinkling giggle. grows up in a culture inclusive of a broad Naked Princess and Cosa Bella, which offer definition of beauty. “But I think it’s going to be exciting.” lingerie and loungewear for fuller figures. Machuca will join 18 other models of “That starts with normalizing all sorts “It can be limited, though,” notes Mock. of bodies in bathing suits and lingerie,” various shapes and sizes for the event at “We’d like to do this regularly, and by next declares the stylish aesthetician. the Brice Hotel, organized by Southern year I hope to see even more choices for all Sugaring’s Jessica Mock. “We’re rocking the boat, just a little bit.” CS “We service every size on the spectrum, kinds of bodies.” SUGAR SOLSTICE FASHION SHOW Tickets to Sugar Solstice range from so when it came to planning the fashion When: 7-10pm, Thurs. June 22 $50 for the “sweet” general admission to show, I really wanted to reflect that,” says Where: The Brice, 601 E. Bay St. Mock, who offers hair removal services via the fashion show and after party to the Tickets: $50-$120, includes after party a gentle process that uses sugar and lemon “sweeter” $75 level that includes an open Info: (912) 495-7091 or southernsolstice.com bar, all the way up to the “sweetest” $120 at her sunny, second-story salon boutique on Chippewa Square. category, which includes front row VIP
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AGEDA MACHUCA has no problem flaunting her curves. Known as “Agee” to her friends and followers of her @ageemac Instagram account, the 26 year-old regularly poses for selfies in cute frocks and stylish swimwear, her bright, red-lipped smile ever present. “As a size 16 woman, I’m finally feeling comfortable with who I am, and I want to share that,” says Machuca, who recently graduated with a Masters in Professional Communications and Leadership from Armstrong State University. “I’m plus sized, and I feel really good about it.” Confident as she is in her own skin, she 12 confesses she’s slightly nervous about
Model Ageda Machuca will walk the runway at the Sugar Solstice fashion show this Thursday. PHOTOS COURTESY OF @AGEEMAC
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I saw a British documentary that stated that God—the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim God, that is used to have a female companion, but then male dominance made it impossible to imagine such a powerful female being, and goddesses were no longer worshipped. Did this really happen?—Amalie BEFORE the Israelite god Yahweh really made it big, a bevy of other deities shared the stage with him, among them a fertility goddess named Asherah. So says theologian Francesca Stavrakopoulou, host of the 2011 BBC series you evidently saw, called Bible’s Buried Secrets. And that much is largely accepted by historians. Nor is Stavrakopoulou alone in claiming that Yahweh (in some form) and Asherah were at one point an item, worshipped side by side, though this is a matter of more contention. But I don’t see where she suggests that the goddess’s disappearance was the result of a male-centric power play, or some resulting failure of imagination—as far as we can know, Asherah may have been just another victim of the messy shift to monotheism.
It’s not hard to dream up more sinister theories, of course. As discussed here in a 2008 column, for more than 150 years scholars have periodically floated the idea that Western societies were, in millennia past, largely matriarchal, peacefully worshipping a nurturing Mother Goddess, until a warlike patriarchy took over and set up male gods in her place. But the bulk of the archaeological evidence called on to support this notion— female statuettes from prehistoric Europe, 9,000-year-old burial sites in Turkey, etc.—is open to other interpretations, to put it mildly. Goddess-worship by Wiccans and other present-day pagans is probably best understood as reflecting a modern spiritual longing, rather than as some super-ancient tradition brought back to life. But whether or not anyone ever really worshipped a dominant Goddess in the prehistoric past, there’s no doubt that high-powered goddesses were found in pantheons all over the ancient Near East and Europe. In the Canaanite religions of the eastern Mediterranean, the god El, a major precursor to Yahweh, and his wife Asherah presided over a whole squad of lesser gods, male and female, with the goddesses Anat and Astarte high up among these. Polytheistic deities can seem like supernatural versions of humans—embodying various elemental concepts and forces, sure, but still feuding and fighting and mating with each other like earthly families. How do we get from there to a single God, working in basically mysterious ways? Well, academics tell us, in systems where you’ve got a hierarchy of gods, with one or two dominant and the others variously subordinated (henotheism, you’ll see
“Whether or not anyone ever really worshipped a dominant Goddess in the prehistoric past, there’s no doubt that high-powered goddesses were found in pantheons all over the ancient Near East and Europe.” this setup called), sometimes the dominant god will gradually come to assume the roles of all the mid-level gods below, leaving behind the only bottom-tier deities to function as the top god’s servants. And that’s what happened with the Canaanites, says (e.g.) biblical historian K.L. Noll: Yahweh became the one God; the other divine beings remaining in the Old Testament are portrayed as his messengers—i.e., angels. So yes, the goddesses got written out of the story, but most of the other male gods did too. If female divinity really was singled out for expungement, it’d be tough to prove it. And in fact, the Christian God that eventually emerged from all this was seen as having transcended any corporeal attributes, the male-female divide included. As theology professor Andrew Walker told the BBC: “Out of the Holy Trinity, the three Gods in one, only one is male. . . . Jesus Christ, because he was born a man.” Under a strictly orthodox reading, Walker says, God the father has no actual procreative role, and thus no gender; he’s called the father because that’s what Jesus calls him. So why, then, is he a he? Here the hand of male dominance may be easier to infer: in a male-centered
society, of course God was going to get a male pronoun. As liberal theologians have worked over the years to establish the use of more inclusive language, traditionalists have battled back. Hell, traditional grammarians are still hanging onto the idea that he works just fine as a gender-neutral generic pronoun; what do you expect conservative clergy to say? It’s not like the feminine divine got stamped out of Christianity altogether, though: witness the Virgin Mary. She’s crucially not God, or a god, of course, but she’s held to have been conceived free from sin and taken up into heaven, and in much of the Christian world she’s the addressee of prayer. Just this past January a Catholic group, the International Marian Association, petitioned the Pope to acknowledge Mary as the “co-redemptrix” of humanity, together with (though, the blasphemyaverse Marians stress, not equal to) Jesus. This pitch has never quite flown with Church higher-ups, but for centuries it’s remained in the debate. With the ascent of monotheism, we might say, God may have lost a wife, but hey—he gained a mother. CS BY CECIL ADAMS
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NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER 2017 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Sunday June 18
Two in custody after attempted Armed Robbery, Hijacking
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery and shooting on Savannah’s Southside. “At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Monday, January 12 two armed men tried to rob and hijack two Brink’s security guards in an armored truck. The armored truck was parked at Bob’s Storage near the 10900 block of Abercorn St. near the Truman Parkway,” a police spokesperson say. During the attempted robbery and hijacking one of the security guards shot both suspects. Both suspects ran away. “With assistance from the Brink’s security guards and local citizens, police were able to quickly apprehend one of the suspects at a nearby apartment complex. Minutes later the second suspect showed up at the hospital and was taken into custody,” police say.
the shooting are still under investigation. Investigators do not believe this to be a random shooting. Anyone with information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
Suspect arrested in West 42nd Street homicide
TIU investigates Islands Expressway crash
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives arrested Ihrieon Brown, 21, for the June 6 shooting of Tony Stevens, 33, and shooting death of Brittani Brown, 26. At about 4:10 p.m. on June 7, officers responded to the 600 block of West 42nd Street and found the victims inside a residence. Brown succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Stevens was taken to the hospital for treatment. Through a thorough investigation, detectives identified Ihrieon Brown as the suspect in this incident. He was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and giving false statements.
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Detectives are investigating the shooting of Hakeem Hurst, 22, near the intersection of West 37th Street and Harden Street on June 12. At about 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the area and found Hurst suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. At this point in time, investigators believe Hurst and another male subject were shooting at each other at the time of the incident. 14 The actual circumstances leading up to
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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of Islands Expressway and Causton Harbour Drive, at approximately 9:10 p.m. on June 13. Both drivers were travelling on Islands Expressway, one eastbound and the other westbound, in their respective lanes. The eastbound driver reportedly attempted to make a U-turn at Causton Harbour Drive, and was struck by the westbound driver. The westbound car then left the roadway and flipped. The driver was ejected from the car. The westbound driver has been identified as Michael Holmes, 44. He is in critical, but stable, condition at this time. The eastbound driver suffered minor injuries.
New Metro officers receive Top Five awards at Academy graduation
Last week 26 cadets, hired by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. “The SCMPD cadets completed the 11-week state-mandated training, along with 30 cadets from other surrounding law enforcement agencies. They are part of the GPSTC Class 300 and Class 301. On Monday the now-certified peace officers will
begin an additional eight weeks of training at the SCMPD Professional Development Center,” a spokesperson say. Assistant Chief Juliette Tolbert delivered the commencement speech at the ceremony held at Savannah State University. The SCMPD cadets took home five of the top eight awards at today’s graduation, including two “Top Gun” awards, one “High Academic” award, one “Best Fitness” award and one “Most Improved Fitness” award.
The newest officers are: Bijan Abbassi, Connor Andrews, Carl Askey, La’Shekia Bost, Darren Bradley, Julie Cavanaugh, Landrum Counselman, Shakema Deal, Kalley Estep, Barret Hood, Brandon Hower, Eugenia Lonnon, Tiesha Mickell, Nathaniel Monroe, Leo Naureus, Danielle Pimental, Bradley Pope, Brianna Rauscher, Eric Rimes, Aaron Sampson, Patrick Skinner, Tyler Suchoski, Kyle Vandever, James Ward, Joshua Warner and Joshua Willison. CS
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NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD The New York Times reported in May that the “sophistication” of Google’s and Facebook’s ability to identify potential customers of advertisements is “capable of targeting ads ... so narrow that they can pinpoint, say, Idaho residents in long-distance relationships who are contemplating buying a minivan.” Facebook’s ad manager told the Times that such a description matches 3,100 people (out of Idaho’s 1.655 million).
Government in Action!
• Harry Kraemer, 76, owner of Sparkles Cleaning Service in London, Ontario, was alone in his SUV recently and decided to light up a cigarette based on his 60-year habit, but was spotted by Smoke-Free Ontario officers and cited for three violations. Since his vehicle was registered to his business, and the windows were up, the cab constituted an “enclosed workspace.” It took a long legal fight, but in May, the Provincial Offences Court cut Kraemer a break and dismissed the tickets. • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) finally prevailed in federal appeals court in February in its Endangered Species Act designation that wetlands in Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish should be preserved as a safe habitat for the dusky gopher frog. Landowners barred from developing the land pointed out that no such frogs have been spotted there for “decades,” but have been seen elsewhere in the state and in Mississippi. FWS concluded the St. Tammany area could be a place that dusky gopher frogs might thrive if they decided to return.
The Job of the Researcher
From the abstract of California State Polytechnic assistant professor Teresa Lloro-Bidart, in an April academic paper, comparing behaviors of native-California western gray squirrels and disruptive (to residents’ trash cans) eastern fox squirrels: “I juxtapose feminist posthumanist theories and feminist food study scholarship to demonstrate how eastern fox squirrels are subjected to gendered, racialized and speciesist thinking in the popular news media as a result of their feeding/eating practices (and) their unique and unfixed spatial arrangements in the greater Los
Angeles region....” The case “presents a unique opportunity to question and retheorize the ontological given of ‘otherness’ that manifests in part through a politics” in which “animal food choices” “stand in” for “compliance and resistance” to the “dominant forces in (human) culture.”
(1) Robert Ahorner, 57, apparently just to “win” an argument with his wife, who was dissatisfied with their sex life, left the room with his 9mm semi-automatic and fired four shots at his penis. (As he said later, “If I’m not using it, I might as well The Continuing Crisis shoot it off.”) Of course, he missed, and • Japan is in constant conflict over police in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, said no laws whether to become more militarily robust were violated. (2) In a lawsuit filed (concerned increasingly with North against an allegedly retaliating forKorea) even though its constitumer lover, Columbia University tion requires a low profile (only School of Public Health profes“self-defense”). When the country’s sor Mady Hornig said her jilted BRIAN HARMAN FOR boss tried repeatedly to harm defense minister recently sugPRESIDENT gested placing females into combat her professional standing, roles, constitutional law profeseven twice calling her into sor Shigeaki Iijima strongly his office, dropping his trouobjected, initiating the possibility sers, and asking her profesthat Japan’s enemies might have sional opinion of the lesion on bombs capable of blowing women’s his buttock. uniforms off, exposing their bodies. Fine Points of the Law The ridicule was swift. Wrote one, Convicted murderer John “I saw something like that in Dragon Modie, 59, remains locked up Ball” (from the popular comic book (on an 18-to-life sentence), but and TV productions of Japanese his several-hours-long 2016 anime). escape attempt from Hocking (Ohio) Cor• Took It Too Far: Already, trendy rectional Institution wound up unpunishrestaurants have offered customers dinable — because of a “technicality.” In May ing experiences amidst roaming cats (and 2017, the judge, lamenting the inflexible in one bold experiment, owls), but the art house San Francisco Dungeon has planned law, found Modie not guilty of the escape because prosecutors had, despite numera two-day (July 1 and 8) experimental ous opportunities, failed to identify the “Rat Cafe” for those who feel their coffee county in which Hocking Correctional or tea is better sipped while rats (from the Institution is located and thus did not local rat rescue) scurry about the room. “prove” that element of the crime (i.e., that Pastries are included for the $49.99 price, the court in Logan, Ohio, had jurisdiction but the rats will be removed before the of the case). (Note to prosecutors: The food comes. (Sponsors promise at least 15 county was Hocking). minutes of “rat interaction,” and the price includes admission to the dungeon.)
Organizers of northern Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival (billed as the world’s biggest metal music extravaganza) expect the 75,000 attendees to drink so much beer that they have built a nearly 4-mile-long pipeline to carry 105,000 gallons to on-site taps. (Otherwise, kegdelivery trucks would likely muck up the grounds.) Some pipes were buried specifically for the Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 festival, but others had been used by local farmers for
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(1) In May, Charles Nichols III, 33, facing charges in Cheatham County, Tennessee, of sex with a minor, originally was tagged with a $50,000 bail — until he told Judge Phillip Maxie to perform a sex act upon himself and dared Maxie to increase the bail. That led to a new bond of $1 million, then after further insubordination, $10 million, and so on until the final bail ordered was $14 million. (2) Jose Chacon, 39, was arrested in Riviera Beach, Florida, in May after allegedly shooting, fatally, a
41-year-old acquaintance who had laughed at Chacon’s first shot attempt (in which the gun failed to fire) and taunted Chacon to try again. The second trigger-pull worked.
Drugs — Is There Anything They Can’t Do?
(1) Sheriff’s deputies in Dade City, Florida, nearly effortlessly arrested Timothy Brazell, 19, for trespassing in May. Brazell (high on methamphetamine, he said) attempted to commandeer a stranger’s car by hot-wiring it, but only by uselessly connecting the wires of a voltage meter — and even though the key was already in the car. According to the owner, the door lock was jammed on the inside, and Brazell could not figure out how to open it. (2) On May 19, Carl Webb and his wife left a nighttime barbecue festival in downtown Memphis and headed home. They drove 14 miles on an interstate highway before a police officer pulled them over to ask if Webb knew there was a body on his trunk. The man was clinging to the lip of the trunk but was still unconscious (from drinking) and had to be jarred awake.
People With Issues
In May, Douglas Goldsberry, 45, was charged in the Omaha, Nebraska, neighborhood of Elkhorn with paying prostitutes to do his erotic bidding (“75 times” he used them, according to a police report) — to strip, baring their breasts while standing on the front porch of his neighbors across the street while Goldsberry watched and masturbated.
A News of the Weird Classic (December 2013)
Slick Talker: A young woman, accosted by a robber on Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill in October (2013), told the man she was a low-paid intern — but an intern for the National Security Agency and that within minutes of robbing her, the man would be tracked down by all-seeing, allknowing NSA surveillance. Said she, later (reported the Washington Examiner), the man just “looked at me and ran away (empty-handed).” CS BY CHUCK SHEPHERD UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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Reggae legends bring their timeless message to Savannah BY ANNA CHANDLER
IN THE early 1960s, a legendary group formed in Jamaica. Since Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer created The Wailers in their late teens, the iconic band has endured deaths, lineup changes, and lawsuits as their sound and legacy has reached new generations and inspired countless artists. Thanks to Aston “Familyman” Barrett, Wailers bassist and musical director since 1969, the band’s legacy is alive and touring in 2017. With the help of his son, drummer Aston Barrett, Jr., the current lineup is the closest to the original Bob Marley & the Wailers experience. Getting there hasn’t been without its hardships. “When Bob was alive, it was cool, they didn’t care about the name,” says Barrett
Jr. “As soon as Bob died and Bunny left, Bob Marley and the Wailers got famous. We still have to give them respect. We need it to be positive.” After Marley passed away in 1981, Barrett and guitarist Junior Marvin led the band. In 2008, former Wailer Al Anderson and Marvin formed a separate group, The Original Wailers. Marvin left The Original Wailers in 2011. In 2015, Barrett and Barrett Jr. got to work bringing original members back to the Wailers, which Barrett had continued throughout that time. The current lineup includes original Wailers, their children, and students: Aston “Familyman” Barrett; Junior Marvin, who joined Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1977 (his first recording with the band was Exodus); Donald Kinsey, who joined Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1976; Barrett, Jr.; Josh David Barrett, a New Jersey native of Jamaican descent who has
recorded and performed with Solange, Common, Kanye West, Q-Tip and more and, just by chance, shares a Wailers family name; Shema McGregor, daughter of reggae legends Judy Mowatt (a member of Marley’s backing vocalist group I-Three) and Freddie McGregor; Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a mentee and student of Barrett’s; Javaughn Bond, who’s performed and toured with Julian and Stephen Marley, and Hassanah, a singer-songwriter of Nigerian and German descent who’s recorded with Marvin, Freddie McGregor, and more. Additionally, Dennis Thompson, the acclaimed Bob Marley & the Wailers sound engineer, is back and along for the ride. Thompson took care of the band’s live sound, mixed several Bob Marley & the Wailers songs and dubbed all of the group’s Island Records releases. “My father has been keeping the band
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together,” Barrett Jr. explains. “He never left. Everyone in the band left. He got through all the fights, through the court cases. Me, being on the outside but still an insider in the Wailers, I saw everything on the inside, but I was also able to show my father the real story. Everyone is still here! There were health issues, and God saved them. [I said], ‘You have to do it now. This is what the people need to see.’” Now, whether they’re in the bus or onstage, the band is family. “A lot of bands touring today might not like each other,” Barrett Jr. says. “They have to tour, but they have to be in different hotel rooms. The Wailers were almost going to be in that category, but it wouldn’t make sense! You can’t say ‘One Love’ onstage, and offstage, you’re in different hotels.” As a son playing in his father’s band, Barrett Jr. notes that many artists in his position might want to strike out on their own, but he is proud of his family’s legacy. “I’m the son of a legend,” he says. “I’m proud, and I respect my father and my uncle [Wailer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, who was murdered in 1987], so I will be like my father. I will be myself, but you have to hear my father’s frequency. I don’t want to go up there and be one of those
“We still have to give them respect. We need it to be positive.” people who says, ‘Accept me for who I am’— your father made the way for you. Why are you going to go away from that? How many people in the world would wish to be in that position? I want to play my father’s songs; you should be proud to play your own father’s songs.” Vocalist David Barrett has been a welcome addition to the band since joining in 2014. He first caught Barrett Jr.’s ear while opening for the Wailers. “I realized, ‘This guy sounds just like Bob Marley!” Barrett Jr. recalls. The two musicians talked after the show, realizing they shared a surname. When the Wailers began looking for a vocalist, Barrett was the perfect fit. However, he had to go through some intense training before hitting the stage, studying Marley’s vocal and performance style, presence, and more. “Bob is the icon,” Barrett Jr. says. “If we’re doing to do any Wailers music, it’s going to be on that level and whatever we’re speaking has to be true. It has to be real music that gives you goosebumps!”
Marley introduced the world to his native island’s sound, shared stories of his people’s impoverishment, and spread a message of revolution and love. For Barrett, the messages are timeless, and needed now more than ever. “Even now, we have to move that message to another level,” Barret Jr. says. “The message back then was ‘Don’t try to separate us to different classes, we all must die one day and must see the Almighty.’ In this world, we need an order to move smart and smoothly, but you have to choose a good leader. If you choose a leader by ignorance for your own will, then it won’t work. If you choose a leader for everyone’s goodwill, then it’s totally different than being selfish. “Our message now, we can’t beat down everyone. It’s like when you take antibiotics: you kill good and bad cells, but you don’t want to kill the good cells. You have to find a way to take something outside to kill the bad bacteria but keep the good cells and see the good cells construct properly by eating organic or raw food. That’s our message for today.”
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For Barrett Jr., life and music is all about balance; he’s a Libra, after all. “I don’t think humans are supposed to be stressed,” he muses. “Being stressed was created by man. We need balance in life, yin and yang. That’s our message of balance in the world structure.” “The message of reggae music is really needed right now,” he adds. “There’s war everywhere. When you try to create peace, there’s always someone out there making war. When one is off, the balance of one goes down.” As the Wailers age, sometimes health concerns take precedent over performing. Barrett Jr.’s father may not be performing at the Savannah concert, but Barrett Jr. looks forward to sharing the Wailers’ sound with The Stage on Bay. “It’s the real sound,” he says. “This is the closest thing we will ever hear since Bob Marley was alive. You will always have adversaries trying to break up things, and we will never be broken again. We live what we preach when we say One Love. It’s true. And we mean it.” CS
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SINGER-SONGWRITER Matt Eckstine made a name for himself as the engaging, inviting, and versatile frontman of The Accomplices, Savannah’s beloved Lowcountry string band. For six years, the group swept up awards and hearts with their roots-inspired acoustic originals, releasing two studio LPs, two live albums, and an EP. On February 3, 2017, the band said farewell-for-now as bassist Zach Smith and fiddle player Colleen Heine moved across the country to start a family (the couple’s first little accomplice is due any minute now!). With his band on hold, Eckstine took a look at his musical career, aspirations, and sound. Now, he’s releasing a solo album of original songs, signifying a fresh start for the musician. Stripped down to vocals and acoustic guitar, his self-titled CD features favorite Accomplices tracks, some familiar Eckstine solo tunes, and new material, too. These days, he’s gigging with a backing band that features Marc Chesanow on bass and Vuk Pavlovic on drums. As a part of his summer residency at Tybee Island Social
Club, Eckstine’s oceanside album release party will be a laidback and fun event for all. We spoke with the singer-songwriter on the new turn in his career, dialing it back to dial it up, and his optimistic, original music. It’s interesting hearing Accomplices songs stripped-down on your album. Why a solo LP now? I did it for a few reasons. I was kind of scared and needed to try something. There were actually 16 songs. I did all my favorite songs that I wrote…anything that was a “band” song, like that song on the last record, Colleen sang but I wrote, I didn’t record any of that stuff. These songs are the ones I was hoping would stand on their own lyrically. The other thing is, these are 16 recordings I can give to Marc and Vuk and Susanna Kennedy or Jay Rudd or Cory Chambers, whoever, and they can hear that song without hearing some other bass player, some other drummer. Also, I want to do singer-songwriter shows in Nashville; I’m very interested in what Jason Isbell did after The [Drive-By]
Truckers. I need to brand myself as Matt Eckstine, and I’m in it for the long-haul. I can call it Matt Eckstine, I can have people join the band, the drummer can move away, I can get a new drummer. And you never know. Somebody could buy your song. You do a record like that, a producer can be like, ‘I can change this around. This is a mold of a song, this is a demo. Let’s sculpt it for someone like Taylor Swift now.’ I want to explore different avenues of music. I think this record is a great kick starter for a solo career, and I can do anything from there. I can walk in with a guitar and nothing else. When you found out that Zach and Colleen were moving, what were your initial thoughts? Was [going solo] the first solution? This was what I did immediately. I didn’t know what else to do. …It’s just trying to harness that energy and keep that Accomplices momentum. I felt an urgency to do it. Was there ever a thought of keeping a band as The Accomplices?
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“I want to explore different avenues of music. I think this record is a great kick starter for a solo career, and I can do anything from there. I can walk in with a guitar and nothing else.”
You mentioned a possible transition to electric guitar. I wanna rock! The new song “This Heaven,” when I play electric, it’s got this jingly-jangly alt-country electric sound. I’m hearing stuff differently with electric guitar. It’s got a little jolt to it, a little grit—which, to me, feels more Savannah anyways. It feels good to show a different side of me. The Accomplices was cool because everybody had their thing—it was literally 25 percent, 25 percent, 25 percent, 25 percent. I’m interested in going 100 percent. I’ll write the song, bring it in, and I want to hear what people do—I don’t want to tell them what to do, but at the end of the day, it’s my song. That’s straight from Bruce Springsteen’s book, that’s how he talked with his band.
myself, and I want to heal other people that have gone through the same thing. I’m optimistic even in the saddest songs I’ve written. Sometimes I can get a little tongue-in-cheek and happy because something made me laugh, and I’ll get a line, like in “One Orange in the Tree.” I’m trying to break the mold a little bit with rhythm, but as far as lyrics, I think that’s always going to be how I see and feel. That’s what I want to do: something cool and good with my life. If I went back and worked doing what I used to do—my family has a tire business, and tires are awesome, they get you down the road, we need them!—but this is my tire. This is what makes me feel good, and this is my product. I think that’s an honorable life. Was it ever a question for you? Did you ever consider doing something different?
I knew I wanted to do it when I was really young…I went through a lot of struggle with it. My family was like, “This is a bad idea, you need to stick with college,” and I just failed out of college left and right. I wasn’t focused on it, I couldn’t get past it… it was almost like I went in knowing I was going to fail. I felt this pressure of society that [playing music for a living] is not smart—and it’s not smart! It’s a horrible idea! It’s the worst thing you could ever do! It’s the only thing I’m qualified to do, and I’m good at performing, making money in the corner of a bar on River Street, and I love doing that. I have no desire to live anywhere else. I’d thought about moving to Asheville, trying From before The Accomplices, dursome new stuff, but why would I do that? ing your time in the band, ‘til now, It’s like going to Portland and trying to have you seen your songwriting style open a coffee shop. It’s saturated. I’m defitransform? nitely here to stay, and I’m going to build whatever empire I can here. I’m going to Not really; I know what I’m good at. I love build a new hotel on River Street and start Townes Van Zandt and John Prine and Bob over again! I’ll play on the rooftop bar! Dylan, but I just can’t make a character up That’s my plan! CS and write about it. I wish I could! I write about healing myself, how I feel MATT ECKSTINE’S TYBEE ISLAND ALBUM RELEASE SHOW WITH about a situation personally, how I feel KURTIS SCHUMM about the world. Naturally, I tend to have Tybee Island Social Club a glass half-full perspective on life. I have that feeling on stuff 90 percent of the time; Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. Free, all-ages I think when I’m doing it, I want to heal
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Me, personally, I was talking with my girlfriend and friends…I just said, ‘It’s not in my best interest to present new material to this project.’ I basically was like, ‘Okay, I can see the shore, it’s about to crash, but I guess I gotta get back out and do something.’ I’m solo now, it’s Matt Eckstine now, and the people I play with are great hands. It’s not even about how awesome [they] are—more importantly, I want it to be a lot of fun. The goals aren’t the same. World domination: that was The Accomplices’ thing. I believed in that. I just want to try to put that into me now. I want to keep it professional and fun, and the people I play with, they’ll become family.
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Actors of all stripes have brought their bands to Savannah over the years—anybody remember when Frankie Muniz’s band played Taco Abajo? How about that performance from Gary Sinise’s cover band, Lt. Dan Band, at the band shell in Forsyth Park? If you find yourself squinting at the members of Post Animal in recognition, know that yes, that’s Joe Keery, better known as Steve Harrington on Netflix’s Stranger Things, on guitar. Chicago’s Post Animal has been releasing music since 2015. Their perky psychedelia brings to mind favorites like Tame Impala with strong melodies, dreamy swells, and unusual layering. Their latest single, “Special Moment,” with its tight dance beat and crisp, airy vocals, hearkens Athens psych titans of Montreal and early ‘60s grooves. It’s a perfect addition to your summer playlist, whether you’re turning hot dogs on the grill or waxing down your surfboard. Daily Exercise joins the bill. MONDAY, JUNE 26, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+
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Since its Whitaker Street doors opened in 2016, Totally Awesome Bar has become a hidden jewel of Savannah’s nightlife. The basement bar, tucked between Polished Beauty Lounge and the Whitaker Place apartments, catches the wandering eye with its throwback Pac-Man sign and lives up to the design: inside, you’ll find old school arcade games, a bar made out of cassette tapes, plenty of pool tables, and ‘80s and ‘90s ephemera galore. To celebrate 365 days of catering nostalgia and slinging delicious drinks, the bar’s invited alt-rock favorites Ember City to fuel Totally Awesome’s birthday shenanigans. The Savannah five-piece can frequently be found playing hits from the likes of Weezer, Nirvana, and more; they always get the crowd singing and dancing along. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 10 P.M., FREE, 21+
The Jinx must be the place, because this Thursday, beloved Talking Heads tribute band Same As It Ever Was returns to Savannah. The seven-piece band plays hits and deep cuts from the beloved band with precision, respect, and a whole lot of fun. Same As It Ever Was has mastered nearly the entire Talking Heads catalog and its B-sides in their 13 years as a band, and the Knoxvillians are always a Savannah favorite, known for packing—and burning—down the house. Get there early! THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 10 P.M., $10, 21+
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1950s pop dreamboat Paul Anka brings his legendary concert experience to Savannah this weekend! The Ottowa native, born to a Syrian-American father and Canadian-Lebanese mother, was a prodigy from the start, diving into show business at the tender age of 12. The crooner has charted now-classics throughout his storied career, including “Diana,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Lonely Boy,” and many more. In addition to his famous voice, Anka’s songwriting skills contributed to his icon status; he wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the Tom Jones smash hit “She’s A Lady.” Anka also penned the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song, “My Way.” Anka comes to town to celebrate 60 years of entertainment and song mastery. SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7 P.M., $42.50-159.50 VIA ETIX. COM, ALL-AGES
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Spend the night with some of Seattle’s favorite punks! Savannah’s Neurosound Booking has assembled a mighty evening of raucous fun featuring Pacific Northwesterners Wimps. Formed in 2012 by Rachel Ratner, formerly of the band Butts, Matt Nyce of Meth Teeth, and Dave Ramm, former drummer of the Intelligence, Wimps has won the affection of punk, garage, and pop enthusiasts with their hooky, scrappy DIY sound and witty lyricism about the anxious and banal moments of life. The band released their most recent album, Suitcase, on the iconic Kill Rock Stars label, in 2015. The Gumps, fresh off a Florida run with fellow SAV punks Pussy Launcher, kick off the evening. THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+
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Two of Savannah’s premiere bands unite for a great cause at Coach’s, so gather the whole family and get your tickets early for a night of rock ‘n’ roll, good food, good drinks, and goodwill. Thomas Claxton and The Myth hit the stage with some fresh awards—the local singer-songwriter came home from Hollywood last month with three Indie Music Channel Awards in tow. Out of his seven Indie Music Channel Award nominations, Claxton earned Best Rock Artist, Best Alternative Artist for the new song “Maybe I’m Crazy” off his upcoming album Age of Propaganda, and Best Rock Recording for the song “I Didn’t Ask For This.” Indie Music Channel is a website that allows artists to share their work, get noticed, promote, and network. The band will play a collection of original and cover material at their Coach’s gig. Savannah three-piece The Magic Rocks will open the night with an array of classic and alternative cover songs. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go toward the cause You Gotta Believe In Liam. The community effort will help 22-year-old Liam Budgell, who was born with kidney reflex disease, receive a kidney transplant. The young Savannahian lost one kidney at birth and is currently in serious kidney failure. While several friends have volunteered to be screened as potential donors, the medical bills are overwhelming for the family; all funds raised will be placed in trust with the National Foundation of Transplants and will cover his care and eventual transplant. The group hopes to raise $60,000 over the next 12 months. Pre-order your tickets for the big event online, or pick them up in person at Coach’s Corner. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 7 P.M., $15 IN ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR, ALL-AGES
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Nashville favorites Roots Of A Rebellion bring the party to Barrelhouse South this weekend. Affectionately abbreviated to ROAR, the band has been playing original reggae/rock/ dub music since 2010, earning awards, including “Best Local Band,” and fans along the way. Inspired by love, joy, and the radiant energy the band absorbs from day-to-day, ROAR is inspired by greats like Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and contemporaries like Savannah’s own Passafire, Flying Lotus, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. ROAR’s second LP, A Brother’s Instinct, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae charts, and their dynamic live show has earned them opening spots with The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, North Mississippi Allstars, and more. Upstate New York’s Wild Adriatic kicks off the evening with a sound influenced by ‘70s rock, Motown, and soul. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 9:45 P.M., FREE, 21+
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MUSIC WEDNESDAY 6.21 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 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. El-Rocko Lounge Hypoluxo, Canopy Hands, Rich Animals, 9 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jason Bible, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Luke Lander, 9 p.m. 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 Tybee Island Social Club Stan Ray, Pam Shaw, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m., 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 Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
THURSDAY 6.22 JUN 21-27, 2017
Barrelhouse South Broccoli Samurai, 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
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Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Wimps, The Gumps, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy & Butch, 6 p.m., Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Huc-A-Poos The Wave Slaves, 9 p.m. The Jinx Same As It Ever Was, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Cryil Durant, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Liv Annalise Perch Isaac Smith Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Matt Eckstine, Pam Shaw, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Brian Bazemore, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Josh Johansson, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Scarlet Revolt, 9:15 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. 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. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap
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Macon rock band Choir of Babble teams up with Savannah duo Machine Dreams and Charleston piano-rock band The Give & The Take for a varied evening of rock ‘n’ roll. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club One Wanted! A Criminal Night of Burlesque and Drag, 10 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.
FRIDAY 6.23 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South The Mantras, Custard Pie, 9 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Willie Jackson Blues, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s
Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Prime Real Estate Trio, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Dub’s Pub Jonathan Murphy, 8 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Keith & Ross, 8 p.m. Flashback Tony Brown, 9 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian Bazemore, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish
Pub Jeremy Riddle, Matt Eckstine, 4 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Guns 4 Hire, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Daniel Marshall Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music The Space Station at Starlandia Alarm Drum, Valore, Drinking Bleach, Vacant Flowers, 8 p.m.
Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Cicada Brothers, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club The Flying Bacon Cheeseburgers Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Zach Wilson, Downtown Sheiks, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Hannah Noel, Individually Twisted, Ember City, 5 p.m., Voodoo Soup, 9:30 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Voodoo Soup
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TRIVIA & GAMES
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.
The Wormhole Derailed, 9 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 Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show PS Tavern 80s and Ladies
SATURDAY 6.24 LIVE MUSIC
17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South Roots of a Rebellion, Wild Adriatic, 9:45 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 Brooke Evers, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Thomas Claxton, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Mustard, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Machine Dreams, The Give and Take, The Choir of Babble, 9:30 p.m., DJ Precisa Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band, 8 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Willie Jackson Blues, 6 p.m. Flashback Irritating Julie, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Andrew Gill, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Hitman Blues Band, 10 p.m. 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 Totally Awesome Bar Ember City Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Junkyard Angel, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Basik Lee and Willie Jackson Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Justin Morris, Prime Real Estate, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Liquid Ginger, Bill Hodgson, Permanent Tourist, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Daniel Marshall, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Evenpete, 10:15 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. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Karaoke, 9 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.
Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. The Jinx Mr. Savannah Pageant, 9 p.m.
SUNDAY 6.25 LIVE MUSIC
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. Johnny Mercer Theatre Paul Anka, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jason Bible, 7 p.m. McDonough’s Lip Sync Summer Series Battles, 7 p.m. Perch Markus Kuhlmann The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Bounty Hunter, 1 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
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.
Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Press Play Boombox Brunch, 12-3 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m.
MONDAY 6.26 LIVE MUSIC
Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Post Animal, Daily Exercise Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon
The Warehouse Brian Bazemore, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Hannah Noel, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo
Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.
The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.
Up Coming Events
We are hosting Green Man Brewing for Pint Night. The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it’s no myth that he’s been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. As one of North Carolina’s original breweries, Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales.
TUESDAY 6.27 LIVE MUSIC
Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds and Satellites, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. The Space Station @Starlandia Valore, Plastic Faction, Comfy, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.
June 27th Yappy Hour!
Come on out to Crystal Beer Parlor 6pm-9pm for a fundraising event for the furry friends of Coastal Pet Rescue. They will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs and to answer your questions about adopting, fostering, and volunteering. There will be specialty drinks and raffles with all proceeds being donated to the CPR.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:3010 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.
Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 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.
SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.
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Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. 912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com
Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-897-6400 basilsonline.com
Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. 912-236-6655
Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. 912-233-6411 bayousavannah.com
Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St.
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St. 912-231-2385 blowinsmokesavannah.com
Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside 964-8401
Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-436-6660 boomysbar.com
The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-898-4257
Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St.
The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com
Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St. 912-232-1005
Club 309 West 309 W. River St. 912-236-1901 club309west.com
Club Elan 301 Williamson St. Club One 1 Jefferson St. 912-232-0200 clubone-online.com
CO/Savannah Cocktail Company 10 Whitaker Street 912.234.5375 www.eatatco.com/
Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. 912-352-2933 coachs.net
Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown (912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com
Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. Savannah-Southside
Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street Savannah-Eastside
Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St. Savannah-Downtown
Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com
Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill 912-459-4160 fiaruairishpub.com
Doc’s Bar 10 16th Street Tybee Island 912-786-5506
Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. Rincon 912-295-2536
Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside 912-352-7100
Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler 912-988-1052
Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 Richmond Hill
Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Savannah-Midtown Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St.
McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St. Savannah-Downtown
Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill 912-428-1643
Dockside Seafood 201 West River St.
Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. Savannah-Downtown
coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.
Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com
El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown
CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80 Tybee Island 912-786-7810 cocostybee.com
Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St. Savannah-Downtown
Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside 912-966-5790
The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-897-6137
The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-2281
Johnny Mercer Theatre 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah-Downtown 912-651-6556 www.savannahcivic.com
Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 Richmond Hill 912-756-6997
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-239-9600 macphersonspub.com
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Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) 3742 US-17 Richmond Hill Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-4444
The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown
Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778
Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd. Savannah-Southside
PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.
Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd. Savannah-Southside
Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr.
Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. 912-495-5945
The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. 912-238-1311 therailpub.com/
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com
Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St. 912-944-6302
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. 912-721-4800 ruthschris.com
Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown
Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr. Thunderbolt 912-354-9040 www.liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt
Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-472-4044 tybeeislandsocialclub.com
Vic’s on The River 26 E. Bay St.
The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island
The Warehouse 18 E. River St.
Savannah Coffee Roasters 215 West Liberty Street Savannah-Downtown
Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St.
Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St. 912-201-8277 savannahtaphouse.com
Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill 65 Fairmont Ave. Savannah-Southside SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St. 912-349-5100
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Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. 912-790-9464 wildwingcafe.com
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CULTURE VISUAL ARTS
‘We are all equal when we are naked.’ PHOTO BY NICHOLAS SEWARD
WOMEN AS WARRIORS Nicholas Seward’s nudes show strength in female form
A WOMAN crouches in a tree, her pale limbs at once a stark contrast and a compositional complement to the gnarled branches. In another image, a statuesque redhead kneels near a garage, the rust of the door playing on the hue of her hair. A seascape focuses on a pair of what could be sisters, each of them holding an axe. A trio of women wields a burning white flag, lighting up the night. All the subjects portrayed in this collection of Nicholas Seward’s photographs are nude, but they hardly seem naked. Rather than vulnerability or sexuality, the images
By photographing women in natural settings, artist Nicholas Seward hopes to break down barriers that keep women from realizing their own strength. PHOTO BY NICHOLAS SEWARD
“In this way it is a statement against what objectifies or sexualizes them. I refuse to accept anything that belittles or oppresses women.” Raised by his grandmother, Seward grew up with examples of capable women taking care of business in the face of challenges. He cites concerns about social injustice and gender inequality in current society, and wants his images to be agents of positive change both aesthetically and tangibly: Ten percent of all sales from the show go to Women United, a non-profit that helps provide safe, reliable transportation for local women. He describes his work in nudes as a way to normalize all body types and hopes it
will further break down the barriers that keep women from realizing their own strength, including society’s emphasis on airbrushed perfection. Nudity—its dimples and tones untouched—reveals beauty in a way that over-editing can never reproduce, explains Seward, and presenting it offers an opportunity to let go of judgement of self and others. “We’re all equal when we’re naked,” he affirms. “My goal is to show that nude is natural.” CS “Implied Nude Works” by Nicholas Seward is up through June 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.
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evoke the inherent strength and nativity of the women’s bodies, part of an exhibit showing at Gallery Espresso through the end of June. Seward, a longtime Savannahian, makes abstract studies of the female form in natural settings and urban environments and estimates he has photographed more than 1200 women in the buff. “Implied Nude Works” brings together selections from Seward’s “Warrior” and “Beach” galleries as well as other images that thread powerful stances with a quiet, immutable presence. “As an artist, it is important to me to show women as they are, without distractions,” explains the owner and principal of True Creations Photography, who also specializes in maternity and birth portraiture.
CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH
Finding value in limits
The artist often adapts to his medium rather than the other way around BY RACHAEL FLORA
JUN 21-27, 2017
ABSTRACT ART is visually interesting enough as it is, but throw in some unexpected chemical reactions and eye-popping colors and they become even more captivating. “When I Say It Out Loud, It All Falls Apart” is a collection of 30 of Ashley Paulk’s mixed media paintings, up now at the Butcher. All of Paulk’s paintings are a combination of bright colors and a unique texture. On his canvas works, the thickness of the paint creates that texture, but his paper works are where the mixture of media gets interesting. Some of the paintings look like they’re still wet, framed before they were dry. Others look like, and are, a chemical reaction, with the colors bending away from and swirling into each other. He points to a piece that resembles a potato sliced open. “With this polymer, I was really attempting to get some of this purple in here, but it totally isolated itself, so I worked around it.” That’s common for Paulk’s work on paper—the medium forces him to adapt. “The mediums don’t always react the way I think they’re going to, so sometimes I end up with something completely different,” he explains. “Ink wash on this type of paper reacts differently than on canvas, but it’s also the colors I want to use, so I’m not as concerned with the medium.” Paulk typically works on canvas but branched out to paper when he found himself in a cramped living situation. “I didn’t have the kind of room for canvas because my wife and I had a roommate,” he remembers. “So working on an 18”x24” was a lot easier. I could do it in the living room. I kinda ran with that for a while because I was getting the hang of 26 working on paper.”
Though the reactions of Paulk’s media on the paper are compelling, he notes that the experimentation might be a onetime thing. “You have to think about your choices a little harder since there’s more room for error,” he says. “Paper is not as forgiving. On canvas, you can go over it again if you want to. [Paper] was different, but it’s fun. It’s nice. I’m not comparing myself to Jack White, but in his earlier works with the White Stripes, the first albums they limited themselves to certain chords, certain timeframes on the entire album to force something. I think restricting yourself to something that’s not necessarily your comfort zone is healthy.” This body of work is, for Paulk, like a brain dump. “These paintings explore the imprecision not only of language but of symbols, how you and I never assign precisely the same meaning to any word or image, despite the whole of human communication being built on us agreeing about the meaning of a thing,” Paulk says. “These are paintings about the meeting of minds, the failure thereof, and the frustration that fills the gap. I think we all want to be understood, but also in the mundane everyday sense of being understood.” The title comes from the Netflix show “The OA,” about a blind girl who comes back from a seven-year disappearance with the ability to see. “[The title] is spoken by the protagonist when she is trying to describe something she experienced,” Paulk says. “It’s really dramatic storytelling—it’s not linear. It’s her trying to communicate what happened to her, and then when she spit that line out, I was like, whoa. It’s that kind of frustration and misinterpretation of trying to explain oneself that I tried to channel into these paintings.” Paulk’s experimentation with media and use of eye-popping colors will remain at the Butcher through July 17. CS
In this body of work, Paulk uses a variety of media, from oil paint to spray paint to ink wash. He notes, “The mediums don’t always react the way I think they’re going to, so sometimes I end up with something complettely different.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF ARTIST.
ANDAZ SALON W/ TIFFANI TAYLOR — Tiffani Taylor will be speaking about her new paintings, life in Paris, Savannah Art Walk, and her new Textile Collection. Thu., June 22, 5:30 p.m. Andaz Hotel, 14 Barnard Street.
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FILM: HER + HIM — Akram Zaatari’s film tells the story of Egyptian studio photographer Van Leo and a woman known only as Nadia, who entered Studio Van Leo in 1957 and asked to be photographed in the nude. The film explores the entire series of the images, which documents Nadia undressing in 12 poses, and also includes an in-depth interview with Van Leo about conventions related to his work. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. FRAN THOMAS AND DONNA BOUCHILLON — Two local painters, Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon, exhibit their work. Through June 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. GENERATION — This exhibition brings together two generations of Iraqi-Canadian women artists--mother Sawsan Al Saraf and her daughters Tamara and Sundus Abdul Hadi--offering a dialogue between their artworks as to how three members of the same family respond artistically to complex themes. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. GESTURE STUDIES — Rubi McGrory explores and illustrates simple acts of kindness in the show “Gesture Studies,” at Beetnix Gallery. Inspired by signs at recent marches and protests demanding kindness and compassion, McGrory set out to find as many examples of that behavior as possible. Through
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HARMONY/THE GENTLE SOUL OF DANETTE SPERRY — The self-taught artist’s first solo exhibition in Savannah. Addressing mythical, natural, interpersonal and domestic scenes, the show will feature paintings such as the fairytale-like tableau “Forest Angel” and also showcase a number of Sperry’s larger formats. June 22-July 18. Roots Up Gallery, 6 E. Liberty Street.
BIKES IN PRINT — Mike Dale presents his linocuts of bicycles. Through July 30. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
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THE ART OF PUPPET PEOPLE FROM THE STUDIO OF ANGELA BEASLEY — Angela Beasley has been a professional puppeteer since 1976. She now owns Angela Beasley’s Puppet People located in Savannah, where she also serves as Director, Instructor, and Master Puppet Maker. Through July 28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St.
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June 29. Beetnix Superfoods & Juice Bar, 18 East Broughton St. GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? Through Oct. 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. IMPLIED NUDE WORKS — By photographing women in natural settings, artist Nicholas Seward hopes to break down barriers that keep women from realizing their own strength. Through June 30. galleryespresso. com/. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. JIM CONE — Savannah’s Picasso hosts this exhibition featuring over 100 works, including “Tybee Nudes” and “Street People.” Through June 25. 24estyle.com/. 24e, 24 E. Broughton St. JOSHUA HILL — For over twenty years Joshua Hill has been raising a family and painting in Savannah. Surrounded by “leftover” paints from his many projects, he began to paint canvas with the acrylics. Through June 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gibran 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. Through Jan. 2, 2018. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York 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. The exhibit features content from W. W. Law’s music,
book, periodical, and photograph collections, and includes interactive activities designed to introduce children to the math and science concepts embedded in music. Through Jan. 1, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. NEAL SLAVIN: GROUPS IN AMERICA — This installation comes from a portfolio of 15 photographs from 1979; the portfolio is a significant gift to Telfair’s contemporary photography collection and will be on view in its entirety for the first time. Through July 9. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PIECED TOGETHER — This juried exhibition expands the definition of collage and features special guest juror Axelle Kieffer. Through July 1. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. PROPAGANDA OF WAR — The posters, designed and realized by Wendy Melton, the Curator of Exhibits and Education, retain the style and flavor of historic referents, which are included in the exhibition. Through Oct. 15. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
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SHADES OF BLUE — Through June 30. dickblick.com/primaryartsupply/. Blick Art Materials, 318 East Broughton St. STRANGELY FAMILIAR — Utah-based artist Mary Sinner embraces her sense of curiosity and is interested in iconic symbols that migrate through the cultural strata. Through July 31. theparismarket.com/. Paris Market & Brocante, 36 West Broughton St. UNIVERSAL TRUTHS AND OTHER FINDINGS — Polystyrene reduction collides with superlative graphics to create a mixed media experience. Rubi McGrory’s exhibition will benefit Loop It Up Savannah. Through June 23. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.
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Left: Sweet confections like vegan Birdseed Brittle, a variety of muffins and vegan Not My Momma’s Fudge are created with recognizable wholesome ingredients for a guilt-free sweet treat. Above: Kimberley Jardine, founder, owner and baker of Free Food Georgia, delivers her special-order baked goods to local businesses.
FREE FOOD GEORGIA: A WHEAT-FREE, SUGAR-FREE SPECIAL ORDER BAKERY
BY MARIA WHITEWAY
JUN 21-27, 2017
MILLIONS of Americans are plagued with food allergies. Depending on the severity, an allergic reaction to food can range from mild skin irritation to life threatening shock. The problem is that the eight major food allergens — milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shell28 fish — can be found on most restaurant
menus and incorporated into the majority of products sold at grocery stores. To those living with this type of allergy, food becomes something to avoid rather than explore. Kimberley Jardine, founder, owner and baker of Free Food Georgia, recognized a need for foods that were free of wheat, dairy and sugar in Savannah and its surrounding areas. “No one is doing wheat-free and sugarfree products, not even Whole Foods or Lucky’s Market,” Jardine professes. Free Food GA, which originated in April 2017, is a special-order bakery that focuses
on sugar-free and wheat-free muffins, bread and confections. Also, this bakery is nearly 100 percent dairy-free with various vegan offerings. Years ago, Jardine developed neurological complications, where her memory and speech began to falter. A naturopathic doctor determined that she had a high sensitivity to wheat. Eliminating this allergen from her diet proved effective in healing her body so Jardine sought ways to make wheat-free food taste gratifying. Given the shortage of quality wheat-free products on the market, Jardine began tweaking recipes to suit her cravings.
Beginning in 2012, she compiled all the recipes into a cookbook, fueled by her journalism degree and her product’s popularity among loved ones. Unfortunately, after moving to Savannah in 2015, Jardine lost all her work when her computer unexpectedly crashed. While continuing to bake, Jardine became a certified reflexologist in 2016, learning about human anatomy and the body’s systems. This new health consciousness inspired her to eliminate all sugar from her diet as well. Jardine’s wheat-free and sugar-free products began to peak the interests of locals, one person in particular being Tanya Collier, owner of Swallowtail Pines in Richmond Hill. Collier’s request to purchase her “free” baked goods prompted Jardine to develop a business plan. As a former small business development director, Jardine was proficient in advising small businesses on efficiency and profit margins, while maintaining a customercentered mentality. With Collier’s encouragement and Jardine’s expertise, Free Food Georgia was born. Each week, Jardine posts a menu link of her fresh products on the Free Food
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Rough Night only succeeds in squandering a strong cast on material that’s guilty of mediocrity and inconsistency.
OO Never a Bridesmaids but always a Bridesmaids wannabe, Rough Night stars Scarlett Johansson as Jess, whose political campaign gets put on hold for one weekend as she heads to Miami for her bachelorette party. Set to marry sweet Peter (Paul W. Downs, who also co-wrote the script with director Lucia Aniello), she’s joined on her outing by her best friends from her college days: needy Alice (Jillian Bell), sophisticated Blair (Zoe Kravitz), outspoken Frankie (Ilana Glazer), and, from her studies abroad, eccentric Aussie Pippa (Kate McKinnon). After much consumption of alcohol and cocaine at a nightclub, it’s determined that a male stripper should be summoned to the house for Jess’s pleasure. But in her state of perpetual horniness, Alice ends up killing the dude, and the five ladies spend the rest of the picture determining how best to cover up the crime. Rough Night never gets as ugly as 1998’s comparable Very Bad Things, but even acknowledging (semi-spoiler, I guess, though it’s pretty easy to guess where the movie is heading) that it will eventually be revealed that this man deserved his gruesome fate, the filmmakers never find the proper degree at which to pitch their black comedy, making the scenario more lurid than intriguing. Moving beyond the killing, the remainder of the picture just isn’t very funny, with the great McKinnon largely wasted and Bell receiving far too much screen time while playing a truly odious character. To its credit, the movie isn’t afraid to acknowledge alternative lifestyles — one
central character is gay, another is bi, and neighbors amusingly played by Ty Burrell and Demi Moore are rampaging swingers – and there are some bright early sequences involving Peter and his friends, all of whose idea of a wild weekend is to attend a wine tasting in which one of the wines is — gasp! — served chilled. But for the most part, Rough Night only succeeds in squandering a strong cast on material that’s guilty of mediocrity and inconsistency.
OO The latest installment in Pixar’s NASCAR-approved franchise, Cars 3 owes almost as much to Rocky III as it does to the previous two entries in this lucrative series. In fact, Rocky III’s Oscar-nominated theme song, Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” reverberates through the mind at such a high pitch during the viewing experience that the band might as well have been contacted to provide an updated version (“Eye of the Tiger In Your Tank”?). The previous pictures are perhaps Pixar’s most underrated offerings — 2006’s Cars offered a lovely look at Route 66 mythology while 2011’s Cars 2 was an engaging espionage caper — but I daresay this one will probably be rated about right. Resolutely sweet-natured and marked by some compelling visuals, it’s still the weakest of the trio, with Lightning McQueen (again voiced by Owen Wilson) and other old-school race cars finding themselves becoming obsolete with the emergence of newer and sleeker models. Chief among the upstarts is Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), who usurps Lightning’s position as the sport’s reigning
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O A plastic product made by mercenaries, pimps and profiteers rather than filmmakers who give a damn, The Mummy is the first official entry in what Universal is billing as Dark Universe, the studio’s attempt to duplicate the interconnected worlds showcased in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. Of course, this isn’t the first time this century that the conglomerate has tried to milk profits from the exhausted udders of its classic horror line from the 1930s and 1940s: Previously, audiences had to suffer through 2004’s Van Helsing, 2010’s The Wolfman and 2014’s Dracula Untold. The last-named was supposed to be the opening film in this new world order, but it bombed so badly that the studio drove a stake through its publicity and opted to try again. With The Mummy, there’s no turning back — the film opens with the newly minted Dark Universe logo, and future films starring the likes of Johnny Depp (The Invisible Man) and Javier Bardem (the Frankenstein monster) have already been announced. But given the desultory picture on view here, here’s a tentpole project that has its work cut out for it. Thankfully, the only way is up. The titular monster in this case is Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an Egyptian evildoer whose pact with the god Set leads to her being buried alive. Cut to the present day, where her tomb is discovered by wacky adventurers Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and Chris Vail (Jake Johnson) and furrowed-brow archaeologist Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis). While transporting the coffin to
London, where Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) is eager to examine its contents, our heroes allow Ahmanet to awaken and escape, whereupon she plays suck-face with hapless extras and drains them of their life force (speaking of which, at this point the movie briefly turns into Tobe Hooper’s ‘80s cult oddity Lifeforce, best remembered as that film starring Patrick Stewart and a beautiful space vampire who wanders around London butt-nekkid). It’s up to Nick to save the day, although he’s clearly overworked: He’s been picked by Ahmanet to serve as her Chosen One, and he’s forced to play Hyde-and-seek with an increasingly irate Jekyll. Universal already mined the Mummy terrain with 1999’s The Mummy, the hugely successful Brendan Fraser flick that resulted in several sequels of diminishing returns. That daft film swiped more pages from Indiana Jones than Boris Karloff, but at least it was reasonably entertaining. The same can’t be said of this new version, which is so scattershot that it never retains any forward momentum from one scene to the next. The comic relief, with a plot device lifted directly from An American Werewolf in London, is downright painful, and since the shuffling zombies look like they were imported from the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” it’s clear that here’s a monster movie that will be providing nothing in the way of thrills or chills. The CGI technicians are, as expected, kept busy, but the effects remain impersonal. Through movies both good and bad, Cruise has always made his presence and star power known, but that’s shockingly not the case here. For the first time, the actor is entirely colorless and disposable – aside from a paycheck so loaded with zeroes that it was probably heavy to lift, there’s no reason for him to be here. Nick Morton is more a token hero than an actual character, so bereft of personality that we really don’t care when horrible things happen to his character. And following last year’s lamentable Jack Reacher sequel, it also shows that Cruise might finally be fully succumbing to his ego — he’s no longer playing mere mortals but instead supermen and gods revered by all.
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OOO While several screen adaptations of Daphne du Maurier works remain highly revered by film fans and scholars — specifically, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca and The Birds and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now — the 1952 drama My Cousin Rachel has fallen by the wayside. Today, it’s mainly remembered for nabbing Richard Burton a ridiculous Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor – ridiculous not because he’s bad in the film,
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champion. Combatting both injury and depression, Lightning falls into a funk during the off-season, requiring his friends (including Bonnie Hunt’s Sally and Larry the Cable Guy’s Mater) to talk him off the mental and emotional cliff. With his optimism and enthusiasm restored, he undergoes a vigorous training regime, aided by his new coach Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo). Narratively, Cars 3 spends too much of the early going in idle, repeating familiar beats about how it sucks to get old (a sop to aging adults in the audience?) while fetishizing shiny new cars and accessories that will look great on Target shelves. Still, the movie is always agreeable if rarely exciting, and it does kick into high gear for the final stretch, which offers a pleasing plot pirouette that’s right in line with the usual Pixar philosophies of solidarity and self-worth. If this turns out to be the final Cars film – only the studio bean counters know for sure – there are worse ways for the franchise to ride off into the celluloid sunset.
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but ridiculous because he’s the lead actor and appears in almost every scene. The new cinematic take of the tale, also named My Cousin Rachel, finds Sam Claflin (Finnick in The Hunger Games franchise) cast in the Burton role — he’s Philip, a young Englishman who convinces himself that his beloved uncle and protector Ambrose, who succumbed to dementia and soon died of a brain tumor, was actually murdered by Ambrose’s new wife. That would be Philip’s cousin Rachel (Rachel Weisz), and the young heir plans to confront her when she arrives at his Cornwall estate for a visit. Instead, he immediately succumbs to her charms and proceeds to act in increasingly immature and irresponsible ways. On balance, both screen versions of My Cousin Rachel are of comparable quality. The 1952 version provides better ambience as well as a revelatory performance by Burton in his first American-made film. (Claflin isn’t bad, but let’s just say no one will be worrying whether to place him in the lead or supporting category come Oscar time.)
OOO A documentary filmmaker best known for the absorbing SeaWorld expose
Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite makes her dramatization debut with Megan Leavey, an occasionally harrowing and always touching look at the bond that developed between a Marine and her combat dog. Working from a script credited to three writers (including Bridesmaids’ Oscarnominated scribe Annie Mumolo), Cowperthwaite opts to bypass the macho swaggering favored by the likes of Clint Eastwood and Peter Berg in their modernwarfare flicks to fashion a more emotionally involving tale — this one examining how a young fuckup named Megan Leavey (Kate Mara) only finds purpose and direction in her life after she joins the Marines and takes part in a program wherein soldiers work alongside dogs trained to sniff out explosive devices. Megan is assigned to handle a temperamental German shepherd named Rex, and they end up partaking in two deployments in Iraq during the 2000s.
OOO Wonder Woman is the right movie at the right time—and for all the right reasons. Following the underwhelming trio of Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and especially Man of Steel, it’s the
first movie in the DC Expanded Universe worthy of its guaranteed box office riches. Following the desultory likes of Catwoman, Elektra and (going waaaay back) Supergirl, it’s the first decent superhero film centered on a female protagonist. Following a rash of genre flicks that mistake nihilism for gravitas, it’s one of the few to maintain that there’s still a place for uncompromised champions in our world. Following…well, nothing, actually…it’s the first major superhero film directed by a woman (unless one wants to make the argument that Punisher: War Zone, helmed by Lexi Alexander, was “major”). In the grand scheme of all things cinematically superheroic, Wonder Woman takes its cue from the greatest of all such films. Like 1978’s Superman, this new movie views its central figure as someone to admire without reservation. In true origin-story fashion, it begins with Diana still a little girl on Themyscira, the island home of the Amazonians. Diana basically has two mommies: her actual mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and her aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), who trains her to become a fierce warrior princess. It’s after Diana has become an adult (played by Gal Gadot) that she receives her first glimpse of the outside world.
That’s due to the sudden appearance of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American pilot whose plane goes down in the surrounding waters. Rescued by Diana, he explains the global conflict—World War I—that’s devastating the planet and how he himself was working undercover in order to infiltrate a German factory where a strain of deadly gas was manufactured. Believing that Ares, the God of War, is behind this terrible conflict, Diana agrees to accompany Steve back to civilization in order to slay Ares and stop the war. What follows are some of the most involving sequences seen in a superhero saga in many a multiplex moon. As embodied by Gadot, Princess Diana (tagged Diana Prince by Steve in an attempt to make her not stand out so much; good luck with that!) is compassionate and curious – a winning combination in any person. Directed by Patty Jenkins (who previously guided Charlize Theron to a Best Actress Oscar) from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, Wonder Woman is more straightforward in its narrative spinning than most superhero flicks of late, with (aside from the bookend scenes) none of the cross-pollination that has been turning these films into the big-screen equivalents of Dallas-Knots Landing or Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Angel. CS
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Happenings 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 email@example.com. 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. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
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Only recently rediscovered after decades of being completely lost, this incredibly rare, restored print of the very first feature film ever made about the famous British detective is considered one of the most important and historic portrayals of Sherlock Holmes. Essentially a filmed adaptation of the popular stage play written by and starring William Gillette, who portrayed Holmes for over 1,300 live performances around the world before English actor Basil Rathbone gained fame in the role onscreen. $8 WED., JUNE 21, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. fondant figurines and flowers. This class is geared towards people who’d like to learn the basics of fondant. Participants must have completed Fondant #101 before advancing to #102. Materials and refreshments provided. This Class is held monthly (Every 4th Sat.). $50.00 Sat., June 24, 5-7 p.m. 912-826-3976. rinconsweets@ gmail.com. eventbrite.com/o/the-cakemix-academy-8551975696. The Cake Mix Academy, 5936 Georgia 21. 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. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/
month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. email@example.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. 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. bridgewebs.com/ 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. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. firstname.lastname@example.org. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. DUI PREVENTION GROUP
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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. ESSENTIAL SELF DEFENSE Develop situational awareness and learn vital self defense and crime survival techniques. No experience needed. Appropriate for all adults. 30.00 Thu., June 22, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-9013. dan@ fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com/. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. FACEBOOK ADS FOR BEGINNERS Facebook Ads for Beginners. Learn why and when you should use Facebook ads, best practices for targeting audiences, the difference between boosting and using ads manager, step by step overview of ads structure and creation, and the 3-step method for Facebook ads success. Space is limited to 15 participants per workshop. $49 Early Bird until June 9; $69 after June 9 Thu., June 22, 9 a.m.-noon. 732-9634551. email@example.com. bit.ly/ ElkayJuneSMWorkshops. bullstreetlabs. com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. HOW TO USE YOUR CELL PHONE - THE BASICS This is a free class to help you learn the basics about your new cellular device. Free Sat., June 24, 1-3 p.m. 912-355-0202. crisel. firstname.lastname@example.org. Cricket Wireless, 1909 East Victory Drive, Skidaway Road. 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 email@example.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none.
LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES SUMMER READING PROGRAM Live Oak Public Libraries presents “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program June 1 – July 31. SRP offers engaging activities and programs for children ages 0 – 18 at libraries throughout Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Participants can earn exciting reading rewards and entries for the Grand Prize drawing. Visit your library or www.liveoakpl. org/srp2017/ for details. Free and open to the public. Through July 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. liveoakpl.org/srp2017/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. MAKE A BACK SPLASH Make a back splash and enjoy free happy hour appetizers, beer and wine, courtesy of Empire Construction. While this event is free, RSVPs are required and the guest list is limited to 50 people. Please call 912-335-3881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. To learn more about Empire Construction, please visit www. empire-builds.com. Thu., June 22, 6 p.m. savannahcoffeedeli.com. coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. 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. email@example.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. chrismorrisphotography.com/learn. 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. POWER FIT DEFENSE Have fun! Get fit! Develop lightning speed and explosive power. Slash your reaction time through modern “responsive” training techniques that challenge your mind, as CONTINUES ON P. 36
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well as your body. Recommended for active adults. No experience needed. Wear loose clothing and workout shoes. 30.00 Thu., June 22, 7-8 p.m. and Tue., June 27, 7-8 p.m. 912-236-9013. email@example.com. fit912savannah.com/. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. POWER FIT YOUTH This fun, active class for boys and girls, ages 10-14, combines traditional Taekwon-Do techniques with modern responsive training methods to develop both body and mind. Build speed, power, and coordination. Develop self-confidence and practice appropriate responses to deal with bullying and harassment. 20.00 Tue., June 27, 6-7 p.m. 912-346-9013. dan@fit912savannah. com. fit912savannah.com/. fit912savannah. com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. 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. 36 salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/.
Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. SEWING CLASSES Learn the basics in sewing fabrics and patterns. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of Moyes’ machines. Make PJ pants with leg borders and an elastic waist. Must sign up by June 12. $30, includes materials Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. 912-354-0000. Moyes Sewing Center, 5 W. DeRenne Ave. SURVIVOR CAMP Survivor Camp is a 4 day camp hosted by RCC designed to provide support to girls ages 8-17 who are survivors of child molestation or sexual abuse. Topics to be addressed include self-esteem, coping skills, health and wellness. Camp activities will include arts and crafts, games, poetry, and presentations from guest speakers. No cost to participate Through June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-233-3000. counselor@rccsav. org. Savannah Botanical Gardens, 1388 Eisenhower Drive. THINK TANK But Local Savannah’s event will allow members to come together and collaborate as a group in order to discover their potential and create a stronger organization. Rick Monroe, President of Monroe Marketing will be facilitating the interactive discussion. $20 members, $30 non-members Thu., June 22, 11 a.m. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. YOUTH SUMMER CAMP Youth ages 8-12 will learn about Chinese culture and language through games, art projects and more. $200 Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African,
modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB 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, 6:157:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs. org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook. com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-3533148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. SAVANNAH AUTHORS WORKSHOP If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you 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.savannahauthorsworkshop.com and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-2726309. 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. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the
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month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. email@example.com. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. 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. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/ daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. WAVING GIRLS SMOCKING 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 38 a program related to smocking or fine
sewing. along with a “show and share” opportunity to see members creations. More information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Free fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-658-4271. email@example.com. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WAVING GIRLS--SMOCKING ARTS GUILD OF AMERICA The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. firstname.lastname@example.org. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.
JENNIFER ZETLAN, SOPRANO Operatic Soprano Jennifer Zetlan is internationally recognized for her artistry and captivating stage presence. She has been seen and heard on opera and concert stages including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, New York Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall, among others, as well as recital venues and on Broadway. She has performed in the world premieres of operas by composers Matthew Aucoin, Daron Hagen, Nico Muhly, and Ricky Ian Gordon. Free. Donations gladly accepted. Fri., June 23, 7:30-9 p.m. 912-5981188, 2-5 pm weekdays. allenpr@comcast. net or email@example.com. messiahsk. com. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). 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. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.
ATELIER GALERIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY Atelier Galerie celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. June 21-July 11. agsavannah.com/. Atelier Galerie, 150 Abercorn St. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah. 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. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FIRE BRAND FRIDAYS – POETRY SLAM This is a new monthly event at Foxy hosted by the Spitfire Poetry group. This is a community event which has been hosted at other venues in the past but their new monthly home is Foxy. Fri., June 23, 7:30-10 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. 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 email@example.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. NOAA NANCY FOSTER OPEN HOUSE Explore the Nancy Foster, the NOAA’s ship that supports a research expedition in Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Fri., June 23, 1 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 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. RICHMOND HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT
SUMMER COOK OFF The Richmond Hill Fire Department will host an inaugural Summer Cook-Off with a BBQ competition and cornhole tournament. In addition, the event will feature live music, inflatables and kids’ games, raffles, crafts, vendors, a free Zumba class, and a “kiss the pig” booth. All proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Presents Under the Tree to help Richmond Hill families keep the Christmas spirit alive for their children this upcoming holiday season. Sat., June 24, 11 a.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 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. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. 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. savannahsca.org. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook. com/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.
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and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. ART OF YOGA Discover the art of meditation and balance with the Art of Yoga at Telfair Museums. Led by professional yoga instructor, Kendall Beene, this class welcomes individuals of all skill levels, linking breath and movement in an exploration of yoga as a creative force. Enjoy the tranquility of the museum alongside the soothing sounds of classical guitarist Sean Driscoll for a yoga experience unlike any other. Please bring your own mat. This event is co-sponsored by Beetnix, who will provide a special after-yoga delight! $20 per person Tue., June 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-790-8880. email@example.com. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad
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YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstname.lastname@example.org. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. email@example.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with!
$10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS
St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St.
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MOMMY AND BABY YOGA Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. PREGNANCY YOGA Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. QIGONG CLASSES Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. 40 ongoing. email@example.com.
savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.
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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.. ruedejeansavannah.com. 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, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave.
FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. email@example.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. ghostcoastdistillery.com. 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-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. LUNCH LIKE A LOCAL Enjoy lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday-Friday from now until September 4 and receive 20% off any entree just by being a Georgia peach! Present your ID to receive this summer special. June 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.. 912-238-1234. savannah. regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/mossand-oak-savannah-eatery.html. Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery, 2 West Bay Street. 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. SIP AND SAVOR CASINO NIGHT Enjoy samples of wine, gin, and bourbon and play the tables. Music by DJ Boomer Lee, complimentary cuisine provided by Chef Nick Mueller, and a cash bar available. $20 advance, $25 door mightyeighth.org/. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175
Bourne Ave. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.
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. DR. ROBERT ROLLINGS The “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle” presentation will be delivered by Dr. Robert Rollings, a certified cardiologist at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required as a healthy lunch will be provided. To RSVP, visit http://healthysavannah. org/2017-encourage-health-series/. Free Tue., June 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-2361331. MClements@enmarkstations.com. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING The Coastal Health District HIV Prevention Program will offer free HIV testing in June in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be done without the use of a needle and those tested will get results in 20 minutes. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive and counseling will be made available to those individuals. Tue., June 27, 3-7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. walgreens.com/ waytowell. Walgreens, 700 E Derenne Ave. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20
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minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. MAYBE YOU’RE NOT SICK, YOU’RE THIRSTY 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. Free Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 703.989.6995. email@example.com. goodh20.yourbodyiswater.com. Nuts About Savannah, 14045 Abercorn St.(Savannah Mall). PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse
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49 Left like a tossed football? 55 African country just north of the equator 56 Move like a batch of homemade slime 57 Ingredient in some diaper rash creams 59 Limp Bizkit frontman Fred 60 Taj Mahal location 61 Embarrassing defeat 62 “Orange” drink that’s really black 63 Yearling, previously 64 Her friends include a Backpack and Map
1 Louvre Pyramid architect I.M. 2 Scraped elbow souvenir 3 Jon’s usual waitress, in “Garfield” 4 Feature on some Blu-Rays 5 “Rhapsody ___” 6 45th American vice president 7 Only U.S. state with a nonrectangular flag 8 It provides coverage 9 Episode summaries 10 City between Jacksonville and Tampa 11 Barrier later renamed for Herbert Hoover 12 Maladies 13 No-good conclusion? 21 Andrew Marvell’s “___ Coy Mistress” 22 Go bad, like kale 25 Willie of “Eight Is Enough” and “Charles in
Charge” 26 Weeping statue of Greek legend 27 Be an ass in the lot, maybe 28 “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star Berry 29 Bought hook, line and sinker 30 Specialized slang 32 St. ___ Girl (German beer brand) 33 “Peer Gynt” dramatist Henrik 36 Phrase before “Move ahead” in “Whip It” 39 McCafe option 41 “2017: The Year for Animal Liberation” sponsor 44 Martial art debuting as an Olympic event in Tokyo in 2020 45 Game show option after The Banker makes an offer 47 Bygone detergent with an apt brand name 49 “Leaving Las Vegas” actress Elisabeth 50 Boulangerie purchase 51 Airer of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” before it moved to VH1 52 MSNBC contributor Klein 53 ___ gobi (Indian potato dish) 54 “How to Train ___ Dragon” 55 National economic indicator, for short 58 Announcement of when Alaska lands in Washington, e.g.
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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. email@example.com. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.
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ARTS & CRAFTS AND ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS Explore the UGA Aquarium with your child in a unique setting perfect for inspiring wonder and curiosity. A mix of games, art, stories and animal encounters provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $6 per person ( adults and children) Thu., June 22, 9:3010:30 a.m. 912-598-3345. kayla270@uga. edu. gacoast.uga.edu/events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. FAMILY FIELD TRIP: MARSH MUCKING Pull on your mud boots and join educators on a trek through Georgia’s expansive salt marshes. Watch fiddler crabs dancing, hum to periwinkle snails and search for signs of other animals, like raccoons and birds, that use this important coastal habitat. Ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Tuesday in June and July visitors can explore coastal habitats and learn about native wildlife during hands-on, feet-in field trips at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. For information about additional field trips being offered, check out gacoast.uga.edu/events/ $15 per person Tue., June 27, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-598-3345. firstname.lastname@example.org. gacoast.uga.edu/ events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. IMPROV SUMMER CAMPS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS Our 5-day summer camps are a more in-depth version of our regular improv classes. You will learn improv in two-hour segments for five days a week. Through theater games and exercises, you will learn the classic improv skills: focus, agreement, give and take, mime playing at the top of your game, justifying, specificity, spontaneity & making your teammates look like geniuses. $100 Mon., June 26, 9-11 a.m. 912-659-4383. info@improvhub. com. improvhub.com. ImprovHub, 42 W. Montgomery Cross Road, Warehouse F. INVERTEBRATE INVESTIGATIONS Investigate the hidden invertebrates of the Skidaway River while watching skeleton shrimp under the microscope and catching blue crabs off the UGA Aquarium dock. Ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is part of the Saturday Explorations at the Aquarium, hands-on family friendly activities offered one Saturday per month. Fun for both adults and children. $22 per person Sat., June 24, 9 a.m.-noon. 912-598-3345. kayla270@uga. edu. gacoast.uga.edu/events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious 42 foods and empowering their families to
make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. email@example.com. 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 savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.
FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. email@example.com. 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.
CIRCLE OF SISTER/BROTHERHOOD BOOK CLUB Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. Last Sunday of every month. 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.
NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
AQUARIUM TOURS Discover the animals of the Georgia coast through a tour at the UGA aquarium. Ask an educator all your animal questions and explore behind the scenes to learn about current research, education and conservation work at the UGA aquarium. $10 per person Thu., June 22, 2-3 p.m. 912598-3345. email@example.com. gacoast.uga. edu/events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DIG OSSABAW ISLAND Take part in an active archaeological dig on Ossabaw Island on the Georgia coast. Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this excavation of a 19th-century plantation site on Ossabaw Island is the fourth year of a ten-year archaeological project on Ossabaw Island. Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. $95. ossabawisland.net. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. OGEECHEE AUDUBON FIELD TRIP Meet at Jaycee Park at 6 pm. We will look for gulls, terns and other summer nesting birds. Led by Diana Churchill. Tue., June 27, 6 p.m. 912-604-7539. dichurchbirds@gmail. com. North Beach, Tybee Island. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.
WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.
PETS & ANIMALS
LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. OPERATION NEW HOPE Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.
RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL
12-STEP RECOVERY EUCHARIST/HOLY COMMUNION 12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion is offered at 8:00AM every fourth Friday of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th St & Abercorn, Savannah. Everyone is welcome. fourth Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. 912925-4609. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet
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frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo.com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. email@example.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 636-233-
1772. email@example.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga. org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.
FILM: CINDERELLA In the timeless musical fantasy, Cinderella toils away as a scullery maid for her cruel
stepmother and stepsisters. Against the odds, she makes it to the ball and falls in love with the Prince, but she must rush home before midnight. Part of the Lucas’ Disney Summer Classic Series. $15 Sun., June 25, 3 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: MARITIME WEEK This popular weekly film series featuring the extraordinary wonders of the ocean and Georgia coast returns to the Tybee Post Theater on Tuesdays through Aug. 1. Benefits the Tybee Post Theater and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Suggested donation: $5 Tue., June 27, 7 p.m. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. FILM: SHERLOCK HOLMES Only recently rediscovered after decades of being completely lost, this incredibly rare, restored print of the very first feature film ever made about the famous British detective is considered one of the most important and historic portrayals of Sherlock Holmes. Essentially a filmed adaptation of the popular stage play written by and starring William Gillette, who portrayed Holmes for over 1,300 live performances around the world before English actor Basil Rathbone gained fame in the role onscreen. $8 Wed., June 21, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the
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United States to search for gunmen to defend them. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m. www2. scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. FILM: A DOG’S PURPOSE The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released family-friendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. The series features the biggest blockbusters from the past year. $7 adults, $5 children Wed., June 21, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. showare.com/. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. FILM: BAYWATCH This revamp of a campy muscle-beach TV series stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as the wisecracking beefcake in a film that critics are calling “stupidly entertaining... for a while.” But The Strand looks cool! $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under Fri., June 23, 7 p.m., Sat., June 24, 3 & 7 p.m. and Sun., June 25, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. showare.com/. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. FILM: LION The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released family-friendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. The series features the biggest blockbusters from the past year. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under Thu., June 22, 7 p.m. 912472-4790. firstname.lastname@example.org. tybeeposttheater.showare.com/. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.
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SPORTS & GAMES
ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing.
912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park,
1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)
There are places in the oceans where the sea floor cracks open and spreads apart from volcanic activity. This allows geothermally heated water to vent out from deep inside the earth. Scientists explored such a place in the otherwise frigid waters around Antarctica. They were elated to find a “riot of life” living there, including previously unknown species of crabs, starfish, sea anemones, and barnacles. Judging from the astrological omens, Aries, I suspect that you will soon enjoy a metaphorically comparable eruption of warm vitality from the unfathomable depths. Will you welcome and make use of these raw blessings even if they are unfamiliar and odd?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
I’m reporting from the first annual Psychic Olympics in Los Angeles. For the past five days, I’ve competed against the world’s top mind-readers, dice-controllers, spirit whisperers, spoon-benders, angel-wrestlers, and stock market prognosticators. Thus far I have earned a silver medal in the category of channeling the spirits of dead celebrities. (Thanks, Frida Kahlo and Gertrude Stein!) I psychically foresee that I will also win a gold medal for most accurate fortune-telling. Here’s the prophecy that I predict will cinch my victory: “People born in the sign of Taurus will soon be at the pinnacle of their ability to get telepathically aligned with people who have things they want and need.”
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
While reading Virginia Woolf, I found the perfect maxim for you to write on a slip of paper and carry around in your pocket or wallet or underwear: “Let us not take it for granted that life exists more fully in what is commonly thought big than in what is commonly thought small.” In the coming weeks, dear Gemini, I hope you keep this counsel simmering constantly in the back of your mind. It will protect you from the dreaminess and superstition of people around you. It will guarantee that you’ll never overlook potent little breakthroughs as you scan the horizon
for phantom miracles. And it will help you change what needs to be changed slowly and surely, with minimum disruption.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Now that you’ve mostly paid off one of your debts to the past, you can go window-shopping for the future’s best offers. You’re finally ready to leave behind a power spot you’ve outgrown and launch your quest to discover fresh power spots. So bid farewell to lost causes and ghostly temptations, Cancerian. Slip away from attachments to traditions that longer move you and the deadweight of your original family’s expectations. Soon you’ll be empty and light and free -- and ready to make a vigorous first impression when you encounter potential allies in the frontier.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
I suspect you will soon have an up-close and personal encounter with some form of lightning. To ensure it’s not a literal bolt shooting down out of a thundercloud, please refrain from taking long romantic strolls with yourself during a storm. Also, forgo any temptation you may have to stick your finger in electrical sockets. What I’m envisioning is a type of lightning that will give you a healthy metaphorical jolt. If any of your creative circuits are sluggish, it will jumpstart them. If you need to wake up from a dreamy delusion, the lovable lightning will give you just the right salutary shock.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Signing up to read at the open mike segment of a poetry slam? Buying an outfit that’s a departure from the style you’ve cultivated for years? Getting dance lessons or a past-life reading or instructions on how to hang-glide? Hopping on a jet for a spontaneous getaway to an exotic hotspot? I approve of actions like those, Virgo. In fact, I won’t mind if you at least temporarily abandon at least 30 percent of your inhibitions.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
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are predicting about color trends for the general population, but my astrological analysis has discerned the most evocative colors for you Libras. *Electric mud* is one. It’s a scintillating mocha hue. Visualize silver-blue sparkles emerging from moist dirt tones. Earthy and dynamic! *Cybernatural* is another special color for you. Picture sheaves of ripe wheat blended with the hue you see when you close your eyes after staring into a computer monitor for hours. Organic and glimmering! Your third pigment of power is *pastel adrenaline*: a mix of dried apricot and the shadowy brightness that flows across your nerve synapses when you’re taking aggressive practical measures to convert your dreams into realities. Delicious and dazzling!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Do you ever hide behind a wall of detached cynicism? Do you protect yourself with the armor of jaded coolness? If so, here’s my proposal: In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to escape those perverse forms of comfort and safety. Be brave enough to risk feeling the vulnerability of hopeful enthusiasm. Be sufficiently curious to handle the fluttery uncertainty that comes from exploring places you’re not familiar with and trying adventures you’re not totally skilled at.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
“We must unlearn the constellations to see the stars,” writes Jack Gilbert in his poem “Tear It Down.” He adds that “We find out the heart only by dismantling what the heart knows.” I invite you to meditate on these ideas. By my calculations, it’s time to peel away the obvious secrets so you can penetrate to the richer secrets buried beneath. It’s time to dare a world-changing risk that is currently obscured by easy risks. It’s time to find your real life hidden inside the pretend one, to expedite the evolution of the authentic self that’s germinating in the darkness.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
When I was four years old, I loved to use crayons to draw diagrams of the solar
system. It seems I was already laying a foundation for my interest in astrology. How about you, Capricorn? I invite you to explore your early formative memories. To aid the process, look at old photos and ask relatives what they remember. My reading of the astrological omens suggests that your past can show you new clues about what you might ultimately become. Potentials that were revealed when you were a wee tyke may be primed to develop more fully.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
I often ride my bike into the hills. The transition from the residential district to open spaces is a narrow dirt path surrounded by thick woods on one side and a steep descent on the other. Today as I approached this place there was a new sign on a post. It read “Do not enter: Active beehive forming in the middle of the path.” Indeed, I could see a swarm hovering around a tree branch that juts down low over the path. How to proceed? I might get stung if I did what I usually do. Instead, I dismounted from my bike and dragged it through the woods so I could join the path on the other side of the bees. Judging from the astrological omens, Aquarius, I suspect you may encounter a comparable interruption along a route that you regularly take. Find a detour, even if it’s inconvenient.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
I bet you’ll be extra creative in the coming weeks. Cosmic rhythms are nudging you towards fresh thinking and imaginative innovation, whether they’re applied to your job, your relationships, your daily rhythm, or your chosen art form. To take maximum advantage of this provocative luck, seek out stimuli that will activate high-quality brainstorms. I understand that the composer André Grétry got inspired when he put his feet in ice water. Author Ben Johnson felt energized in the presence of a purring cat and by the aroma of orange peels. I like to hang out with people who are smarter than me. What works for you?
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ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP This drop-in, one-hour support group provides a safe place to connect with other family caregivers who truly understand each others’ feelings, needs and concerns. Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, and learn about resources available in our community. You’re not alone. fourth Monday of every month, 1:15 p.m. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of
Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. GAMBLING PROBLEM 12 STEP PROGRAM Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. GEORGIA SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. org/GriefSupport. HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845.
memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. HOWARD HAND IN HAND CHILDREN’S SUPPORT GROUP Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. third Wednesday of every month. 912-819-5704. Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. For more information, call 912-8195704. third Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. KLINEFELTER SYNDROME/47-XXY SUPPORT GROUP For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. email@example.com. LEGACY GROUP: FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED AND RECURRENT CANCER. Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-3507845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-3507845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912358-7150. ongoing. oa.org/meetings. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS) For parents of children attending ChathamSavannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353
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Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RAPE CRISIS CENTER Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. ongoing. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SISTERS NETWORK (BREAST CANCER IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY) A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. Call for info. fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-3508900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full 46 Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business
Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-6291089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. TEENS NURTURING TEENS (CANCER SUPPORT) Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.
BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-3512061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR TEENAGE VOLUNTEERS FOR DAVENPORT HOUSE’S JUNIOR INTERPRETER PROGRAM Davenport House Summer Junior Interpreter Program is open to students in grades 9 thru high school. This program develops the skills and knowledge necessary for a tour guide at the Museum. Participants may earn community service hours and receive public speaking experience. Limited number of spaces. Program dates and times: Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday evenings June 15 through July 27 (from 6 to 8 p.m.) For information: 912/236-8097 or email email@example.com www. davenporthousemuseum.org Through July 28. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR THE DAVENPORT HOUSE Davenport House offers volunteer docent/ tour guide training in July. This is a four week training program. The date and time
will be determined by participants. Docents lead tours and assist with programs for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Rebecca Bustinduy at 236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email at RBustinduy@ davenporthousemuseum.org Through July 3. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and Relocation) is in need of volunteers for its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering gives animals a second chance at life and allows them to receive temporary care from loving foster parents before finding their forever homes. It is a rewarding experience for both humans and pets in need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656-5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS Do you have a big heart and time to share? Hospice Savannah is currently looking for amazing volunteers to make a difference in the lives of Hospice patients. Some of these patients have no family and would be forever grateful for the time you could share with them. Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/ or Homebound. If you are interested in volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email email@example.com. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway. Please complete an application on-line at www.HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer training will be offered Monday, May 10 in the community education room at the rear of Hospice House from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration is required. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah,
1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY Pegasus Riding Academy is looking for volunteers for their summer camp the weeks of June 5, June 19, June 26, July 10, and July 17. Camp is Monday through Friday, 9am-noon. Experience with horses or children is not necessary, but patience is required. For more information, call 907-4141236. Through July 17. prasav.org. Pegasus Riding Academy, 2828 Wicklow Street. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR QUESTFEST 2017 The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are hosting QuestFest 2017, with more than a thousand Girl Scouts and their troop leaders and parents coming to Savannah. They are in need of lots of volunteers, whether they have just a few hours to give or a few days. All volunteer opportunities are listed on the official QuestFest website and people can register right from the page at http://gsquestfest.org/home/volunteer/. Through July 13. 912-236-1571. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND LIGHTHOUSE Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ yahoo.com. For more information visit: www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is looking for teen and adult volunteers to assist with their popular Spring Session. Every Saturday from now until the end of June, the WIFM will be open for local families to enjoy and the community to gather. Volunteers are needed most in the kids’ craft area, where children color, create and play fun games. Other volunteer opportunities include preparing the market for the arrival of special guests and closing the market after a successful day. To sign up for one of the three available time slots, please visit http://www.signupgenius. com/go/10c084aa5aa2caafb6-wifm. Through June 24. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. haborrello@aol. com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.
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Summer 2017 events Plays and musicals from the stage and screen, Disney animated classics and more are coming to the Lucas Theatre for the Arts — all summer long.
Enjoy the best of London’s West End in Savannah.
Spend Sunday afternoons with your family and these animated classics.
Plays and musicals stream straight from the Great White Way.
June 22 Peter Pan
June 25 Cinderella
June 30 Cyrano de Bergerac
July 7 No Man’s Land July 20 Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches July 27 Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika Aug. 10 Amadeus
July 2 The Jungle Book
July 12 The Woodsman
July 9 101 Dalmatians
Aug. 17 Incident at Vichy
July 16 Robin Hood July 23 Beauty and the Beast July 30 Alice in Wonderland Aug. 6 The Great Mouse Detective
Visit lucastheatre.com for more events, details and tickets.