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The Ultimate Aldean Friday, July 21st
The Wailers with SPECIAL GUEST
Wednesday, June 28th
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The International Rolling Stones Tribute Thursday, August 31st
Friday, September 15th
Friday, September 22nd
(former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band & Rick Danko Group)
Saturday, September 30th
THE DEPLORABLES TOUR - Big Smo, Demun Jones, Upchurch the Redneck
Saturday, October 14th
Already Announced Shows! FUEL with special guests Marcy Playground & Dishwalla - Saturday, August 5th DONNA THE BUFFALO - Friday, August 18th THE OUTLAWS - Saturday, October 7th SAVING ABEL - Friday, September 8th OUTLAWS with Scooter Brown Band - Saturday, October 7th
with SPECIAL GUEST
Friday, June 30th
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Lyfe Jennings Saturday, July 15th Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
JJ Grey & Mofro with SPECIAL GUEST
Thursday, July 20th
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
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Film: Satan Place: A Soap Opera From Hell
4th of July Fireworks on the River
Ultra-obscurity stars both amateur and completely untrained actors and was shot on home video gear in the mid-1980s. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $6
Celebrate Independence Day with a display of fireworks on River Street. 9:30 p.m. River Street
Blues, Jazz and BBQ 6.30 - 7.2
Music, food and fun, presented by the Savannah Waterfront Association. Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. River Street
Red, White and Brews Independence Day Bar Crawl
Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Tybee Post Theater screens a 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
Super Splash Day
All-day event will feature water games, water slides and numerous activities, with over 30 local summer camps attending. The Bananas play at noon and 6 PM. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.
The Wailers, XuluProphet
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
Gather your friends, rock your red, white, and blue, and get ready for a full day of Star Spangled shenanigans with thousands of your closest friends. 4 p.m. Pour Larry’s, 206 W. St. Julian St. $20
THURSDAY 6.29 Film: The Jungle Book
Tybee Island Swings With The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
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Enjoy a patriotic show featuring an Armed Forces Tribute and a grand finale New Orleans style horn parade to Tybee Beach for the fireworks. 6:30 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $35 adults, $20 veterans and students 912-472-4790
Tybee Post Theater screens a 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
Ghost Coast Distillery Grand Opening
Celebrate Savannah’s first distillery since Prohibition with a grand opening and ribbon cutting. Taste their Vodka 261 and enjoy appetizers, beverages, door prizes, and networking. Benefits Tourism Leadership Council Scholarship Fund. 5:30 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St.
Lecture: The New Humanism
Christian Sottile, professor of Architecture and Urban Design at SCAD, will center on the art and science of urban design and why building for a more humane future is timely and essential. 6:30 p.m. Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. 912-395-5070
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FRIDAY 6.30 Blues, Jazz and BBQ
Enjoy live music, delicious food, and arts and crafts all weekend long. Presented by the Savannah Waterfront Association. June 30-July 2 River Street, River St.
t Film: Cyrano de Bergerac Tragic love story, starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner. Presented by BroadwayHD. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15
Film: The Slayer
s The Tybee Post Theater is screening the independent horror flick filmed entirely on Tybee in 1982. 8-10:30 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10
the Savannah Waterfront Association. June 30-July 2 River Street
East Side Block Party
The block party will begin with performances of Deep’s youth and adult authors, followed by a block party with free food, music, dialogue about critical issues facing Savannah, and hands-on art-making activities for all ages. 2 p.m. East Broad Elementary, 400 East Broad St Free
Front Porch Improv
Theatre: The Tempest
Savannah Shakes is back with a modern twist on one of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest, set in the Disco 70’s swinging club era, with definite nods to the late, great David Bowie, Queen and more. 8 p.m. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. $10-$15
SATURDAY 7. 1 Battlewagon Can Release Party
Join Service on July 1 from 12-5pm to celebrate Independence Day weekend along with the release of this fresh DPIA can. Anders Thomsen Trio will take over the stage. Chef James Levens will grill for a cause with Grassroots Farms pork on the brewery’s Big Green Eggs. Portion proceeds benefit SD Gunner Fund, a charity that provides Service Animals to wounded e Veterans and children with special needs. 12-5 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. Tasting tours start at $12
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It’s 2274. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch: when you reach 30, your life is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $8
Forsyth Farmers Market
Vs. the Lexington County Blowfish. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9 912-712-2482
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Film: Logan’s Run
Saliva w/ Everyday Losers
h Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $29
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh at other people crying. July’s guests are “The Other 23 Hours,” three Theatre 99 Improv veterans 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15
Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public
Nancy Brandon Book Signing
Local author Nancy Brandon announces the publication of her second novel, “Show Me a Kindness,” a work of historical fiction inspired by the Vidalia onion and Herschel Walker. 1 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.
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 W Liberty St $10 CONTINUES ON P. 6
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Pints + Poses Brewery Yoga
Join Melissa at Southbound Brewing Company every first Saturday of the month at 12pm as she walks you through her 90 minute light hearted yoga class. The session includes 6 samples and a souvenir koozie. 12-2 p.m. Southbound Brewing Co, 107 E Lathrop Ave. $25 includes beer | $12 yoga only
Red, White and Brews Independence Day Bar Crawl Gather your friends, rock your red, white, and blue, and get ready for a full day of Star Spangled shenanigans. 4 p.m. Pour Larry’s, 206 W. St. Julian St. barcrawlsavannah.com
Richmond Hill Independence Day Celebration
This free, family-friendly event features live music from The Tams, food, arts and crafts, water slides, face painting, a dunking booth, family fishing, and fireworks show at 9 p.m. 5 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.
Salute to Southern Rock
Zach Powers Book Signing
Savannah author signs copies of his new book, “Gravity Changes.” 5 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.
SUNDAY 7. 2 Film: Jaws
A special Independence Day weekend screening of the terrifying summer blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg. 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under
Savannah Songwriter Series
This month’s showcase features A.M. Rodriguez, Deacon Jones, Tom Cooler. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5
Theatre: The Tempest
Southern Family Festival
Fourth of July Entertainment
The Temptations Revue ft. Nate Evans
This Temptations tribute band includes Nate Evans, one of the original members. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $40
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Watch the region’s finest indoor football players go head to head with two games a day. 1 & 7 p.m. Civic Center Arena, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. $15
Tribute to our vets with music of Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker and Molly Hatchet, brought to you by some of the most seasoned veteran musicians in the Southeast. The bands have played with or opened for all these Southern rock legends and many more. 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $15 general, $10 active and retired military tybeeposttheater.showare.com/ Food trucks, music, art, vendors and exhibitors representing the diversity of our community through artistic expression and community engagement. 1 p.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. free
United States Indoor Football
Savannah Shakes is back with a modern twist on one of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest, set in the Disco 70’s swinging club era, with definite nods to the late, great David Bowie, Queen and more. 8 p.m. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. $10-$15
Savannah Shakes is back with a modern twist on one of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest, set in the Disco 70’s swinging club era, with definite nods to the late, great David Bowie, Queen and more. 3 p.m. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. $10-$15
MONDAY 7. 3 Celebrate Independence Day on River Street with games and goodies. 4-11 p.m. River Street
Vs. the Gastonia Grizzlies, with fireworks! 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $9
TUESDAY 7. 4 4th of July Fireworks on the River
Celebrate Independence Day with a display of fireworks on River Street. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., fireworks about 9:30 p.m. River Street
Tybee Island Fireworks
Annual Independence Day fireworks display visible from Tybee’s eastern beaches. 9:15 p.m. Tybee Pier Pavilion
NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE
BY JIM MOREKIS
THE RECENT NEWS of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods was of course the subject of some entertaining, if mostly predictable, jokes: “Amazon spends $13.7 billion on Whole Foods....leaves with 3 kale juices and a bag of salted almonds,” went one tweet. However, for people who actually pay attention to the world around them, when the chuckles fade what they might be left with is a grim sense of foreboding. Amazon not only handles almost half of all the planet’s online commerce, it’s one of the most aggressively expanding companies in the world, with its Whole Food purchase representing a serious move into the grocery business. Amazon is owned by the world’s third richest person, Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, arguably the world’s second-most influential newspaper. Amazon’s most buzzworthy product, Alexa, is essentially a highly invasive surveillance device that people not only volunteer to put in their homes, but pay good money to do so. Less well known is Amazon’s other overlap with the intelligence/surveillance state, in the form of a $600 million-plus cloud computing contract with the CIA. (Amazon owns 45 percent of the world’s cloud computing market.) I’m sure you’re not bothered by the same company that puts Alexa into your home also managing a CIA database, right? I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? But if you’re like most folks, you’re probably not bothered by it at all. Maybe you should be. Most of us hopefully learned a little something in school about the so-called “Robber Barons” of the late 19th Century, notoriously self-aggrandizing capitalists like J.P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt. The term Robber Baron is now shorthand for any particularly rapacious businessman who seeks total monopoly, and doesn’t care how he gets it. When the Robber Barons used to gather at the Jekyll Island Club off the Georgia coast, at its peak the club hosted one-sixth of the entire world’s wealth, all at once. But today’s Silicon Valley tech tycoons such as Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and
Larry Ellison, to name just a few, collectively hold vastly more wealth and true global power than the Robber Barons ever thought of having in their most predatory fever dreams. Instead of oil and railroads and banks, the new Robber Barons of the 21st Century control nearly all the data our data-dependent society is built on, from the “free” platforms we use to share our private information (the companies then mining that information to use and sell), to the hidden, proprietary algorithms that determine which news, “fake” or otherwise, shows up on your feed. Why there isn’t more concern about this is baffling to me. But I suppose it’s understandable in that the all-pervasive online environment is the water we all swim in now, across most class and identity lines.
Tech plutocrats hold vastly more wealth and true global power than the Robber Barons of old. The irony is rich. If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you see post after post all day long complaining about crony capitalism and rampant corporate greed. But almost never do these posts single out Facebook and its ownership for the same type of monopolistic overreach. It’s almost funny. A phrase you’ve probably heard a thousand times over the past few months is “Russian oligarch.” Apparently, any Russian who makes money in business has to be labeled an oligarch by the U.S. media. Meanwhile Jeff Bezos is the textbook definition of an oligarch: The third-richest human being, who owns one of the world’s most vital and rapidly growing companies, who owns a hugely influential newspaper in the nation’s capital, and who now wants to provide the food you eat. But I wouldn’t look for the Washington Post to call him an oligarch anytime soon. Another one of America’s huge blind spots about our new techno-plutocracy is the subject of charity. I am assured that
most good Americans love the idea of companies giving back to the community in a spirit of goodwill, etc. Except that many of our new Robber Barons are pretty stingy. In some ways more stingy than the old ones. Andrew Carnegie built 3,000 public libraries. Cornelius Vanderbilt built a university now nicknamed “the Harvard of the South.” James Duke of North Carolina tobacco fame built Duke University, one of the first in the South to admit women, its great chapel designed by one of America’s first African American architects. Even the allegedly miserly John Rockefeller established many schools for emancipated African Americans in the South, including what would become Spelman College in Atlanta. He contributed what today would be hundreds of billions of dollars to health organizations. By contrast, the modern company that employs the Asian equivalent of indentured servants to manufacture the iPhone on which you type all those posts about greedy capitalists is hoarding $250 million in cash, and is notorious for giving little to charity. Yet, everybody loves Apple. Go figure. Ironically, the one tech tycoon who everyone seems to hate — everyone under 40 anyway — is Bill Gates, who is actually by far the most charitable of them all, and probably the only true philanthropist among all of them. Are today’s tech plutocrats seen as being more liberal, more open-minded, than the Robber Barons of old, and therefore exempt from the usual scorn directed toward unbridled capitalism? In any case, the obvious truth is that if you’re against rule by the One Percent, against widening wealth disparity, against too much wealth in the hands of too few, against corporate monopoly… you should probably hold Silicon Valley tech tycoons to the same high standard to which you hold Walmart, or Wall Street, or fracking companies, or insurance conglomerates, or hedge fund managers. But, in this very connected, and interconnected, world, that seems to be a major disconnect. Oh, by the way, I won’t even get into the remarkably low employment figures for people of color in the “progressive” Silicon Valley tech industry. Maybe you can ask Alexa about that and see what she says. CS
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NEWS & OPINION THE (CIVIL) SOCIETY COLUMN
Counting sea stars and other science: A landlubber’s expedition to Gray’s Reef BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS
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I KNOW this is practically sacrilege around here, but I am not a boat person. Whether it’s my desert roots or that I’ve watched Titanic and Jaws enough times to consider them cautionary gospel, the ocean scares the—well, everything out of me. Sure, I can dig putt-putt-putting through the marshes and out to our lovely barrier islands, but once land is out of sight, I turn a shade of moss green and empty all bodily systems with impressive force. If I had had to come across the Atlantic with my ancestors from Europe, I’d still be making rugelach in the shtetl. I mean, I once slept in a life jacket on a Disney cruise. But I’m never one to turn down adventure, so when Michelle Riley of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary 8 invited me on a local media expedition 40
miles off the Savannah coast, I accepted. And then promptly purchased all the seasickness remedies money can buy, including a double pack of Bonine and a nifty pair of terrycloth acupressure Sea Bands that made me look like 70s-era Jimmy Connor. Capt. Todd Recicar assured me that the R/V Joe Ferguson had just come off a year’s worth of maintenance and was in tip-top shape, but I’d seen this episode of Gilligan’s Island before. I showed up to the Gray’s Reef office on Skidaway Island prepared for shipwreck in my very boaty husband’s sun-protective fishing shirt and a pair of his swim trunks stuffed with flares. But first we had to set sail on our fateful trip. Or in this case, motor up: “R/V” stands for “research vessel,” and this 41-foot catamaran was designed specifically to ferry scientists, educators, divers and curiosity seekers out to the 22-square mile live bottom reef to study its remarkable abundance of critters, including sea stars, sponges, turtles, assorted fish, and *gulp* sharks. After a quick reminder not to climb up front and pull a DiCaprio, Capt. Todd
piloted us past the last buoy of the Wilmington River and with it, the last vestige of cell service. Soon the thin green strip of spartina grass was left behind, nothing but open ocean all around. “Isn’t this fabulous?” asked WSAV’s relentlessly upbeat Renee LaSalle as she sunned her cute self on the back of the boat, which I know is called the stern from Moby Dick, which used to be required reading for every 11th grader before Common Core, landlocked or not. I whimpered and stuffed my cheeks with stomach-settling candied ginger from local business Verdant Kitchen, keeping my eyes fixed on the horizon. Michelle kindly kept me distracted by explaining that Gray’s Reef was discovered in 1961 by UGA marine biologist Milton “Sam” Gray and designated a protected sanctuary in 1981 by President Jimmy Carter, one of 13 off the U.S. coast. The site is managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), itself within the Dept. of Commerce, which seems weird at first but makes total sense as the coastal economy
is directly related to commercial fishing, tourism, and other industries dependent on a healthy ocean. An hour and a half later of blessedly calm waters, Michelle announced we’d almost arrived. All I could see was more ocean, because, duh, all the action was underwater. In fact, you’d never know unless you had the right coordinates that one of the busiest and most diverse live bottoms in the world was 60 feet below the hull. (Basically, I learned every seafaring term I know from Herman Melville.) A speck in the distance soon revealed itself as the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, a 187foot rust-streaked Goliath equipped with wet and dry laboratories, diving vessels, oxygen tanks and a slew of data collection and analytical tools to gauge what kind of creatures are out there and how many there are. It also accommodates a full-time uniformed crew and revolving teams of meticulous researchers who sleep aboard the ship for two weeks at a time, sleeping in roomy berths and dining in a well-appointed mess hall (hello, three kinds of sriracha) that serves ridiculously good barbecue chicken
and roasted vegetables. Us mediaites climbed aboard just as the scientists had just finished their morning dive, eager to discuss their work. Chief scientist Kim Roberson oversees operations and takes the plunge twice a day to count specimens, collect invertebrate samples and observe conditions in the protected research area that comprises a third of the overall sanctuary and is closed to fishing and other recreational diving. “We’ll use this data to look at changes over time in a place that sees little no to human activity, and we do as much as we can in the time that we have in the oxygen tanks,” she explains, adding with a grin, “Since I haven’t grown gills…yet.” Her conservation biology colleague Peter Auster has been diving to Gray’s Reef every summer for nine years for the abundance of fat yellow jack, Spanish mackerel, sea bass, grouper and other species that congregate around the reef’s rocky ledges. (Unlike a coral reef, Gray’s was formed when invertebrates began collecting on the sandstone outcroppings around 18,000 years ago, forming a living carpet of complex ecosystem.) Peter, a gray ponytailed gent who runs the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, has been studying how predators interact with prey, which in addition to being the main plot of the horror movie in my head has also revealed that multiple species will work together to hunt smaller baitfish by driving schools towards the bottom. “That’s not something that’s been detailed before in the southeast,” remarked Peter, pointing to his computer streaming the feed from one of two cameras temporarily mounted on the ocean floor. “The diversity here allows us to understand that web of behavior and document the invisible relationships of how fish communities function.” The diver-scientists know where to look thanks to Italian biologist Fabio Campanella, who spends the majority of his time above board “mowing the lawn”—what the other scientists call his technique of combing sections of the reef with sonar to monitor densities of fish in particular areas. Other projects going on simultaneously on the Nancy Foster are Dr. Danny Gleason’s audit of sponges and sea squirts for Georgia Southern and sea star counts by Valdosta State’s Tim Henkel. The data collected at Gray’s Reef reveals tons about individual species and their relationships with the vast marine world around them, providing policy makers valuable information. Of course, the decision makers don’t necessarily make the choices that suit everybody. Seismic testing for oil exploration off the Georgia coast is back on the table in spite of the risk it poses to the North Atlantic right whale, which calves at
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Clockwise from top L: Georgia Southern’s Dr. Danny Gleason (l.) and other resident scientists ready for a dive; Fabio Campanella “mows the lawn” for data; chief scientist Kim Roberson (l.) scouts the surface, the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. PHOTOS BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS
Gray’s Reef in the winter season. Overfishing remains a challenge for species like red snapper and flounder, and federal agencies continue to juggle commercial demands with imposed catch limits. Pollution caused by agricultural fertilizers and pesticide runoff, oil spills and plain old garbage threaten marine life and the balance of the ocean itself. Regarding policy the researchers remain deferentially apolitical, other than to maintain that good science will triumph if people will listen. “This belongs to all of us,” Peter reminds as a leatherback sea turtle swims majestically into the frame of the monitor. “The challenge is to inspire a sense of stewardship by bringing the big picture back to the public.”
Other than through the wonderful Gray’s Reef Film Festival hosted in Savannah every winter, opportunities for landlubbers to glean how vital this unique underwater paradise is to Georgia and the nation can be as elusive as those North Atlantic right whales (Captain Ahab could relate.) Fortunately, we can see its wonders on the big screen this summer at Gray’s Reef Tuesdays at the Tybee Post Theater, a captivating weekly film series focusing on the Georgia Coast. Budding engineers can compete in the underwater robotics contest at the Skidaway complex, and a few lucky teachers get to experience this “living classroom” each year as the finale of the Rivers to Reefs program, imparting their hands-on knowledge of the connections between our
watersheds and the sea to their students. In fact, we passed the R/V Savannah carrying 16 Georgia schoolteachers out for their turn on the Nancy Foster as we made our way back to the mainland. The chop had picked up a bit, but with Capt. Todd’s deft navigation and my giant bag of ginger chews I was comfortable enough to take a ten-minute sweat nap below in the cushiony hold. I may have kissed a pile of pine needles upon my return to solid ground, but I did so with a much deeper appreciation of what goes on beneath the surface and beyond the horizon. I’m thinking I just might grow some sea legs yet. Still, I don’t think anyone is ever going to call me Ishmael. CS
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THE (CIVIL) SOCIETY COLUMN
NEWS & OPINION THE NEWS CYCLE Demand for more sidewalks was clearly expressed at last month’s Savannah Forward meetings. Citizens also vote for sidewalks with their feet every single day, showing us where they are needed like on this stretch of 52nd Street.
Listening to the ‘loonies’ BY JOHN BENNETT
IF I TIME IT correctly, I can sit on my front porch in the morning and see Henry riding his bike to work at the coffee shop. Then Robin will pass by on his way to teach his first class of the day at the local art college. And I see plenty of other people I don’t know on bikes. Like the guy on the electric bike who commutes to a job somewhere to the east, and the woman on the beach cruiser with her lunch in the front basket. The same thing happens in the early evening when folks return from their day jobs, ride around the neighborhood for exercise, or head to work on the night shift. I see this procession of pedalers every single day from my front steps. You may be wondering why I’m acting like I’m the Georgia Porch Authority. It’s because I keep thinking about a comment
posted on the Savannah Bicycle Campaign Facebook page last month, apparently in an attempt to dispute my reporting on the significant demand for sidewalks, bike lanes, and traffic calming expressed at Savannah Forward meetings. “I see one, maybe two bicycles per week, and only on Saturday mornings. This whole bicycle campaign seems to be a bunch of loonies exaggerating demand when there is none,” he wrote. To which, someone else replied, “I can sit on my porch for 15 minutes and see about ten cyclists go by.” I know what she means. But he wasn’t done. “I’ve NEVER. Seen s [sic] cyclist from my front porch.” I totally believe him. Depending on where your porch is located, seeing a person on a bike may indeed be a rare sight. That’s because in many parts of our city, streets are designed to maximize the speed and throughput of motor vehicles. When streets are configured in this way
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they are unwelcoming at best and deadly at worst to people who walk or ride. Folks who have a choice often seek out safer routes. When people claim that bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects are unnecessary because they have not personally observed people walking or riding bikes, they are making one of the most common and most easily deflated arguments against safer streets. As we loonies in the bicycle and pedestrian advocacy community like to suggest, that’s like saying, “We don’t need a railroad. Trains never come through here.” What we know from decades of research is that when you build sidewalks and bike lanes, people use them. This is indisputable. Yet it’s also true that people will walk and ride bikes on streets that are dangerous to them. That’s because they have no choice. While we may not see them from our front porches, they are walking to work or the bus stop early in the morning, and
heading to work or riding home late at night. In this way, they are often invisible to us until tragedy happens. We notice them then. And we blame them when they are injured or killed. If a person is hit while trying to cross Abercorn Street on the Southside and the police report mentions that she was not using a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing, that’s case closed as far as many people are concerned. They don’t consider that using the nearest crosswalk might add a half mile to her walk home from a long night of waiting tables at a restaurant where she is required to wear dark clothing. Or that the driver may have been speeding and staring at his phone at the time of the collision. If a person on a bicycle is struck on West Bay Street in the early morning darkness, he’ll be called a fool for riding among the big rigs. They don’t consider that his workplace was located on this busy street and he had no choice but to be out there before dawn if he wanted to make it to his job on time. These folks are placed in harm’s way every day because we’ve prioritized the convenience of motorists over safety. Still, those of us who enjoy the privilege of driving have the gall to complain about parking, traffic congestion, and potholes. (I promise you, you’ve not truly experienced a pothole until you’ve encountered one on a bicycle). The Savannah City Council has included a “commitment to construct sidewalks on all high-traffic roadways and school routes” in its strategic plan, which will be finalized later this summer. That’s good news for people of all ages and abilities, no matter how they get around. As new sidewalks are constructed and neighborhood connectivity is improved by trails, more people will choose to walk and ride, and safety will be improved for people who have no choice. I’m looking forward to seeing the results from my front porch. cs
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(Indeed, ever since reading the book I’ve wanted to go on a tour of the spots mentioned—which I suppose might be the biggest thumbs-up a reviewer could give.) Specific high-profile local cases are mentioned: Jennifer Ross, Ricky Jivens, Amber DeLoach, Camoflauge, others. He delves into local gangs like the HVP (Hitch Village Posse), VBS (Villa Boy Soldiers), and DPG (Dog Pound Gangstas). EXPO, Grogan writes, operated to great effect directly under then-Interim Chief Willie Lovett. But then the team was suddenly shut down by new Chief Michael Berkow—perhaps because it was too effective and made everyone else look bad. Grogan says EXPO’s drug interdiction duties were transferred to the Counter Narcotics Team, who Grogan paints as a clique of prima donnas who regularly claim credit for arrests they don’t make. Grogan writes about EXPO team leader Sgt. Greg Capers, who right after being named Supervisor of the Year was reprimanded by Chief Berkow for not arresting a young man for having a small amount of marijuana: “When I say small amount, it was barely enough for a stingy joint,” Grogan writes. “The kid was scared shitless and was not the target of the Operation, so Capers rubs out the weed and tells the kid to go home and be good to his mother. And for reasons none of us will ever understand, the
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A REMARKABLE MEMOIR by a former Savannah-Chatham cop has become the hottest local read of the summer. Black Sheep White Cop: Savannah EXPOsed, is grippingly written by Kevin Grogan, a former homicide detective whose local career spans five police chiefs, including now-imprisoned former Police Chief Willie Lovett. Intriguingly, Grogan makes the case that Lovett was not only far from the most corrupt entity in local law enforcement, but that Lovett was basically railroaded. He also puts forth a theory, backed with numbers, about why Savannah’s violent crime rate has skyrocketed over the past few years, since Lovett’s conviction. The capitalization in the subtitle, “EXPOsed,” is a reference to the Expanded Patrol Operation team Grogan was a member of for most of 2006. Known on the street for their bright yellow shirts and rapid response, EXPO made a name for itself with its combination of aggressive crimefighting tactics and the ability of its street-savvy officers to use their own discretion on the scene. For example, EXPO officers might overlook a low-level drug offense or victimless crime in order to gain the trust of a community member who might later give them information helpful in apprehending a homicide suspect or drug kingpin. “The Yellow Shirts established a hard but fair reputation during our brief existence,” Grogan writes. “It was known on the street that if EXPO had a reason to stop, the stop happened. But if the subject wasn’t wanted and wasn’t up to anything, the subject would be on his way shortly.” With chapter titles like “Remember the Alamo, Motherfucker,” and “Smell The Gun, Leave the Crossandwich,” Grogan brings a cop’s typical dark, gritty sense of humor to the page. While his tale has many of the stock components of any police story—the nicknames, the camaraderie, the disdain for bureaucracy—what sets it apart is the skillful use of details and specificity. Grogan doesn’t just recount an incident of chasing down a suspect, he’ll tell you on what lane and what cross street the foot race happened.
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Former local homicide detective and Iraq vet Kevin Grogan is now out of law enforcement.
Captain called Capers on the carpet and reprimanded him for dereliction of duty.” Grogan says that in 2014, in the wake of various local and national controversies, including the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, SCMPD begins moving away from aggressively policing violent crime and becomes gradually more and more political, and therefore less effective. Grogan says the numbers don’t lie: • There was an immediate 24 percent decrease in homicides in the year that EXPO was in existence. • In 2014, SCMPD made only 9,933 arrests compared to 12,333 the year before. The rate dropped again to 8,411 in 2015. • “The decrease in arrests is directly tied to the increase in the number of murders in Savannah,” Grogan maintains. In 2014 there were 33 murders; in 2015, 58; and in 2016, 50. The real mission statement of the book, however, comes when Grogan writes that “It is no secret that money talks and there are few places that I am aware of where it speaks louder than Savannah, Georgia, where justice is whatever you can afford.” Even the cover of the book spotlights the stark difference between what the author calls “the two Savannahs”—black and white, rich and poor. Whether it’s the selective outrage when a white person is murdered vs. an African American, or a police captain’s son caught with hard narcotics, or the massive and largely unaddressed poverty throughout the crime-ridden neighborhoods Grogan patrolled, the author has a keen grasp of
the societal dynamics which make true justice particularly difficult to attain in Savannah. In the end, the system itself is screwed from the top down. No episode shines more light on this than Grogan’s tale of his run-ins with Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap, who he paints as largely ineffective and driven by politics. In a particularly scathing passage in part about recent allegations against Alderman Tony Thomas, Grogan writes: “Meg Heap became a master of deferring decisions to Grand Juries under the guise of remaining ‘impartial’ ... I truly believe that Meg Heap would rather be viewed by the public as incompetent than to be on the wrong side of a political battle.” Grogan also tells of his own DUI arrest which ended his law enforcement career. While never shying away from responsibility for his actions, Grogan recounts the Kafkaesque experience of District Attorney Heap wanting him to testify as a witness against numerous homicide suspects, while also saying that Grogan, a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq, was no longer qualified to be a cop. “It seems, therefore, that the District Attorney still thought I was a credible witness despite having accused me of being a felonious liar,” he writes. The fact that so much of what Grogan writes about is very recent history in Savannah—to this day the stuff of news reports and newspaper columns—makes it a wild ride indeed, and a particularly gripping read. CS
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Wise kids on the block
BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS
MOST KIDS grow up being scolded not to talk to strangers. But for the writers and researchers of Deep Center’s Block by Block program, it’s an essential skill. Starting last November, the 40 high school students fanned out among Savannah’s East Side neighborhoods, knocking on unknown doors and approaching folks in public spaces. They asked about childhood memories and current perceptions, often probing into personal topics. While there was an occasional slam or recalcitrant participant, most tentative introductions led to fascinating conversations, unexpected connections and new information about the places these young people have lived all their lives. “This has taught me that there are no bad questions,” says 15 year-old Imani Muhammed, who once interviewed a homeless man feeding a disabled woman
in Forsyth Park, yielding a remarkable tale of love and commitment. “There is always a way in if you try.” Muhammed has mined these experiences to use in her own writing, honed during her years at Deep Center, the award-winning non-profit creative writing program that leads after school classes in Savannah’s public middle schools. Block by Block was conceived two years ago as an extension for Deep’s most advanced graduates, encouraging the high schoolers to incorporate journalism techniques into their poetry and creative nonfiction. What began as a weekly writing group has evolved into a long-term scholarly project that documents local oral histories and connects the students’ personal stories to the larger historical narrative. “The place we started from was looking at how the community they live in affects the person they are becoming,” explains Keith Miller, director of Block by Block. “Now we’re seeing how this model can be used to create successful community
engagement projects and give a platform to voices that have historically been overlooked and unheard.” For the most part, that means challenging perceptions of places not included in Savannah’s mainstream narrative. Last year’s group focused on the city’s West Side, inspiring poems and prose based on their explorations of places like Wells Park and the Garden City Gym. This year, the blocks of the East Side have yielded rich stories about under-sung Civil Rights Movement leader Benjamin Van Clark and memories of Tin City, the off-thegrid African American community that had its own gardens and commercial district in the early 20th century. “What fascinated me were the little things, like red doors, which means a property has been taken care of, paid off. There are so many stories like that out there,” marvels India Long, 17, another longtime Deep writer. “And we’re the first ones to write them down,” continues Kennedy Culver, 16, who
blew away the crowd at the “Day Without a Woman” rally at Johnson Square earlier this spring with a poem composed during the program. The writers worked with local artists Cara Griffin, Jerome Meadows and Jose Ray to augment their stories with different types of media and will release a 170-page book at the East Side Block Party this Saturday, July 1. The afternoon begins with readings and performances by Block by Block’s multitalented crew, followed by free music, food and fun at East Broad School. Underlying the celebration, however, is the continuing conversation about the neighborhood’s crucial issues, including crime, drug abuse and poverty. “Everyone says ‘listen to the youth’ in order to make our communities better,” reminds Culver. “This is your opportunity.” Deep Center Executive Director Dare Dukes echoes the sentiment that young CONTINUES ON P. 14
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people tend to be “tokenized” as stakeholders in discussions about the city’s future, yet their input is rarely taken seriously. “Savannah is conducting a strategic planning process, [and] the city is talking and talking about young people from low income communities,” Dukes admonishes. “Here is Savannah’s chance to truly listen to what its young people have to say about who they are, what their neighborhoods are like, and how they envision change.” Delicate ears should be prepared: Block by Block’s coordinators encourage hard truths and full-throttle expression, even if means the use of profanity or subject matter that makes others uncomfortable. “There is no censorship here,” promises teaching artist and author Trelani Michelle. “We’re here to act as catalysts to help the flames of epiphany set.” Once sparked, most Block by Block kids find their imaginations blazing. Sam Poole, 16, couldn’t stop writing during the last nine months, and still taps out pieces on his phone with his thumbs at all hours, scrolling up and down to make edits. “In elementary school, writing lines used to be a punishment for talking too much,” says Poole, another outstanding Deep grad. “Now I don’t talk as much, I just write what I want to say, and I guess I have a lot to say.”
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That creative fire was stoked with hands-on research that included tours with local African American history expert Jamal Touré, visits to juvenile justice facilities and participation in community safety forums, where Poole and his peers asked pointed questions about systemic poverty and mass incarceration. “These youth are bridging the gap between the community and its politics,” says Marquice Williams, resident teaching artist and longtime spoken word activist. “Once you realize the power of your own story, you realize how it relates to bigger themes.” Ultimately, the goal is to help these writers become better citizens and perhaps even civic leaders. Block by Block’s partnerships with the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority and University of Georgia’s Dept. of Education professor Dr. Kevin Burke gives context to the collected anecdotes and untold history of Savannah’s dynamic neighborhoods inhabited by people of color, confirming the students’ important roles as researchers and contributors. “These kids have walked the ground of structural genocide and oppression their whole lives; they have struggled and succeeded amidst its ongoing legacy,” writes Dr. Burke in his report of his time with
Deep. “What they’re coming to connect to ... is the sense that as ambassadors of the community, they are charged with getting the stories of their people right.” Dr. Burke helped train Block by Block’s students and staff in the practice of “participatory action research,” a recognized psychosocial tool for community solution building that includes becoming comfortable with asking strangers to share their stories. The empowerment is two-fold, inspiring the individual taking notes as well as rounding out Savannah’s collective narrative for the future. “We’re almost like validators,” muses Muhammed. “As we listen and write, we’re making sure this history is not forgotten.” To remind of that promise, these local writers emblazoned it on their newlyminted Block by Block t-shirts: “We commit our pens to write for those who are silenced.” CS
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Answer: It’s the fault of those damn old Bolsheviks in the Soviet Union. If their workers’ paradise hadn’t collapsed ignominiously in the late 1980s, we wouldn’t be in this pickle now. You’re thinking: Cecil, the geezer, can’t get his head out of the Cold War rut. Not at all. It’s easy to show that the fall of the USSR led directly to the rise of modern Islamist terrorism. Don’t misunderstand. The Islamic world has its share of legitimate (or anyway comprehensible) beefs with the West. Although it’s silly to trace the whole thing back to the Crusades, in the decades following World War I the victorious allies sliced up what remained of the Ottoman Empire and environs to suit themselves. One argument I hear about why Islamist terTo cite some obvious examples: Western rorists commit their acts is because the West interests carved out what became the state interfered in their countries. Some examples of Israel. (Granted, Jews had beefs of their I can think of: (1) our support of Israel; (2) own, but in the zero-sum Middle East you the 1991 Gulf War; (3) our interference in can’t favor one faction without ticking off the Somali civil war in 1992-’93. As a Westthe rest.) They finagled one-sided oil deals. erner born in 1977, these things seemed like They (OK, we) toppled democraticallyancient history to me by 9/11. If Islamic terelected leaders in favor of more cooperarorism is mainly a reaction to imperialistic tive types. Western intervention, was it due to ongoing So yeah, long before 9/11, lots of people issues as of 2001, or was Osama bin Laden in the Middle East were peeved enough at just trying to settle old scores? —FlikTheus to go in for the occasional act of terrorBlue, via the Straight Dope Message Board ism. But it was, how shall I put this, rational terrorism. NO OFFENSE, Flik, but you’re asking the Sure, you had Palestinians massacring wrong question. It’s not what we did to tick Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olymoff the Islamists. Rather, why did things pics and Iranian Islamists taking Amerisuddenly get so much worse? cans hostage in 1979. But if you weren’t
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Israeli, or an American abroad, you could tell yourself: sad, but at least they won’t be coming for me. For this we can thank the Soviets and evangelical Marxism. Islamic fundamentalism had been a force in the Middle East for a long time. Wahhabism for example dates from the 18th century, and the Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928. But prior to the USSR’s collapse it was held in check by Soviet-backed Arab nationalists such as Nasser in Egypt, Qaddafi in Libya, and the Baathists in Syria and Iraq. Often nominally socialist, Arab nationalists relied on the Soviets for arms and other aid. True, they did this partly on the idea that my enemy’s enemy is my friend. But socialist solidarity wasn’t complete BS. Both the Arab nationalists and the Soviets were secular modernizers ostensibly dedicated to lifting up the masses. Both for a time enjoyed popular support. And both often brutally suppressed Islamists—not an approach that builds long-term good will, I acknowledge. But for a while it worked. Did we lucky Westerners appreciate it? On the contrary, we did our best to undermine the forces of stability. In the 1980s, the U.S. supported the mujahideen insurgency in Afghanistan against the Sovietbacked regime. The mujahideen were ardent Islamists, as were many of their backers from elsewhere in the Muslim world. Elements of the latter coalesced into al-Qaeda, founded in 1988.
The next year the Berlin Wall came down, symbolically ending the Cold War, a giddy moment for the West. In hindsight we should have thought: now we’re in for it. With the Soviets out of the picture, the Islamists devoted their full attention to us. Osama did his thing; in retaliation, we launched a war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, a reasonable enough response in the circumstances, even if we’d given some of these guys their start. But then what did we do? We overthrew the Baathist (read: secular) government of Iraq, ripping off yet another piece of the Islamist containment structure. Fine, Saddam Hussein was a mass murderer and perhaps not long for this world anyway. But nothing like some old-fashioned Western meddling to make a bad situation worse. Don’t get me started on the Arab Spring. Not saying we could have done things much differently, although our dithering in Syria didn’t help. The old-school Arabnationalist regimes having been swept aside or crippled, the field was left to ISIS, with its implacable hostility to all things Western, seemingly a magnet for every malcontent in the Islamic world. Ah, for the good old days of the Cold War! Sure, we faced the constant threat of nuclear holocaust. But did we ever actually have one? Whereas today you’ve got some random terrorist horror every month. You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. cs
“You’re asking the wrong question. It’s not what we did to tick off the Islamists. Rather, why did things suddenly get so much worse?”
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Officers were called to the area around 7:30 p.m. and discovered a 16-year-old male with non life threatening injuries. “The teen told police he had been biking in the area when the incident occurred. A vehicle and residence were also struck by gunfire,” police say. Detectives do not believe this is a random shooting.
Carjacking, Armed Robbery on Southside
Metro detectives continue to investiOn Friday, June 23, at about 6:25 p.m., gate a carjacking and armed robbery that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) occurred Tuesday evening outside an responded to the scene of a shooting at the Abercorn Street fast food restaurant. request of the Savannah-Chatham Metro“The victim said he was leaving the politan Police Department. parking lot of Cook Out, 11700 Abercorn The shooting occurred as the SCMPD St., sometime before 9:30 p.m. when two SWAT and Counter Narcotics Team were armed males stopped him. They got into serving a search warrant at 512A W 38th the vehicle with the victim and instructed St. him to drive,” police “Officers said they report. did not fire any shots; “On Veterans however, in order Parkway they to ensure transparinstructed the vicency, Chief Joseph tim to stop, get out of Lumpkin called the the vehicle and leave Georgia Bureau of behind his shirt and Investigation to shoes. The men fled investigate the inciin the vehicle, which dent,” says a SCMPD was later discovered The scene on West 38th Street spokesperson. crashed at Richmond Two people were Drive and Parkerstransported to a hosburg Road. The two pital for gunshot-related injuries. One of male occupants had already fled from the them died at a hospital. The other has non area when police discovered the crashed life-threatening injures. car.” “During the incident, Shep Morrell, 72, and James Miller, 46, suffered gunshot Death ruled accidental drowning “The death of a 35-year-old man who wounds. EMS responded for medical treatment and transported Morrell and Miller was pulled from the water near the Talahi to Memorial University Medical Center. Island Community Dock has been ruled an Morrell died from his wounds and Miller’s accidental drowning,” police say. injury was non-life threatening,” a GBI Officers were called to the dock near spokesperson says. the intersection of Quarterman Drive and Preliminary information from witFalligant Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday nesses and officers “revealed that law June 19 for reports of a possible drowning. enforcement deployed distraction devices Witnesses told police Jesse Palmer had and non-lethal Pepperball projectiles been swimming in the water and failed to during the execution of the search warresurface. rant. No guns were fired by officers durA team consisting of Metro officers, ing the incident. All gunfire originated Marine Patrol, divers, firefighters, EMS from inside the residence prior to officers and Eagle 1 searched the area for about two making entry, which is consistent with hours before Palmer’s body was recovered. the crime scene examination,” the GBI TIU investigates motorcycle crash reports. The GBI is conducting an independent Metro’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigation to determine what occurred investigating a motorcycle crash late Friduring the incident. Anyone with inforday that resulted in critical injuries. mation is asked to call the GBI Statesboro The 21-year-old male motorcyclist was office at (912) 871-1121. traveling on I-516 near Exit 2 just before 11 p.m. when the motorcycle left the road and Teen shot while riding bike came to rest in the ditch. No other vehicles Metro detectives continue to investiwere involved in the crash. gate the Thursday evening shooting of a He was transported to a hospital for teenager near the intersection of 39th and treatment. Live Oak streets.
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Blues, Jazz, and BBQ and 4th of July Celebration offer fun for all BY ANNA CHANDLER
IT’S TIME for a celebration of live music and good eats down by the river. For five days straight, River Street will turn into festival grounds for the annual Blues, Jazz, & BBQ festival and Savannah Waterfront’s Fourth of July Celebration. Bring the whole family and start the festivities on June 30 for the big Blues, Jazz & BBQ kickoff. At 6 p.m. in Morrell Park, locals and tourists alike can nosh on local and regional pork-themed fare while enjoying the music of Missionary Blues. The local troupe of blues rockers channel American heritage through funky New Orleans stylings, Chicago blues, and gritty Southern sounds. Check out Jenna Lyn on vocals, Mike English on guitar/vocals, Micah Goodman on drums and backing vocals, Sista Rae Abney on harmonica, Michael Maher on bass and vocals, and Rhett Mouchet on organ and piano. When Missionary Blues hits the final chord at 7:30 p.m., mosey down the bluff to Rousakis Plaza, where local funk masters A Nickel Bag of Funk will be queuing up. The Savannah band kicks out originals and classics guaranteed to make a crowd get down. The next day, get the month of July started right. At 1 p.m., Veronika Jackson takes the stage in Morrell Park. The Atlanta acoustic artist finds inspiration in her childhood heroes Odetta, Dolly Parton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joan Baez. Channeling the history of acoustic folk guitar and her culture as an African-American woman, Jackson has a Piedmont blues style of picking and pairs that texture with her unforgettable voice. After a powerful solo performance, it’s time to check out three-piece Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues. Frontman Arnold has an incredible musical history: James Brown played piano in Arnold’s first band, Muddy Waters hired him on the spot, and Arnold toured and recorded with Muddy Waters Band and additionally recorded with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. He was even a part of the set band on Soul Train for four years and played the distinctive bass line on Sanford and Son’s theme song. These days, Arnold resides in Pelzer, South Carolina and sings and plays bass and gas can guitars in his band alongside Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals and Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, guitar, bass, and vocals.
Clockwise from top left: Mac Arnold, Jeremy Davenport, and Veronika Jackson.
Of course, it’s not all about the music: dig into a selection of food from vendors far and wide. If you want the full experience, make sure to snag a VIP pass. Jeremy Davenport rounds up the Morrell Park stage’s Saturday lineup. The Missouri native has become a staple of the New Orleans jazz scene, bringing the vibrancy of the jazz age to the stage with his original stylings. Davenport’s talents have supported the likes of Sting, Paul McCartney, Harry Connick, Jr., and Diana Krall. Over at Rousakis Plaza, it’s a double-hit of local talent, with Main Street Trio kicking it off at 2 p.m. and the Tradewinds band at 4 p.m. Main Street Trio features some of Savannah’s finest musicians, including James Lee Smith on guitar, Rufus Bryant IV on keys and bass, and Robert Saunders on drums, playing heartfelt jazz fusion. Tradewinds kick out a rhythm & blues
sound honed for their 20+ years as a band. The fun continues on July 2 with three of Savannah’s favorite bands getting the party started in Morrell Park. Laiken Love leads the show at 2 p.m. with her band, followed be Willie Jackson & The Tybee Blues Band. At 6 p.m., Danielle Hicks & the Resistance do it big with a blend of rock, blues, reggae, and soul. Finish the celebration in Rousakis Plaza at 7 p.m. as Brett Barnard & The Hitman Band bring their big blues sound to the stage. The night ends with a big finish from Blues, Jazz & BBQ veteran performers Bottles & Cans. Of course, it’s not all about the music: dig into a selection of food from vendors
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BLUES, JAZZ, & BBQ FESTIVAL FRIDAY, JUNE 30
6 p.m.: Missionary Blues (Morrell Park) 7:30 p.m.: A Nickel Bag of Funk (Rousakis Plaza)
SATURDAY, JULY 1
1 p.m.: Veronika Jackson (Morell Park) 2 p.m.: Main Street Trio (Rousakis Plaza) 3 p.m.: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues (Morrell Park) 4 p.m.: Tradewinds (Rousakis Plaza) 7:30 p.m.: Jeremy Davenport (Morrell Park)
SUNDAY, JULY 2
2 p.m.: Laiken Love (Morrell Park) 4 p.m.: Willie Jackson & The Tybee Blues Band (Morrell Park) 6 p.m.: Danielle Hicks & The Resistance (Morrell Park) 7 p.m.: Brett Barnard & The Hitman Band (Rousakis Plaza) 9 p.m.: Bottles & Cans (Rousakis Plaza)
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION MONDAY, JULY 3
4 p.m.: The Christy Alan Band (Morrell Park) 4 p.m.: Andrew Gill & Jim Marshall (Rousakis Plaza) 7 p.m.: American Hologram (Rousakis Plaza) 9 p.m.: Esteban’s Hat (Rousakis Plaza)
TUESDAY, JULY 4
2 p.m.: Earl Williams Band (Morrell Park) 3 p.m.: Coty James (Rousakis Plaza) 5 p.m.: Jimmy Wolling Band (Rousakis Plaza) 5 p.m.: The Isaac Smith Band (Morrell Park) 7 p.m.: Tell Scarlet (Morrell Park)
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far and wide. If you want the full experience, make sure to snag a VIP pass. VIP pass holders get access to an exclusive tent packed with hors d’oeuvres, snacks, beer from Corona and Service Brewing Company, cocktails from Ghost Coast Distillery, wine, and live music from Owen Plant and Keith Daniel. There’s also a putting green contest for VIP folks and plenty of great prizes for the winners. VIPers can also get creative on Sunday at Cocktails & Canvas, where paint expert Alyson Harris will guide the group in a painting class. Get a ticket at riverstreetsavannah.com. The fun doesn’t end there! On July 3, it’s time to start celebrating Independence Day. Savannah and Hilton Head-based bands like The Christy Alan Band, Andrew Gil & Jim Marshall, American Hologram, Esteban’s Hat, Earl Williams Band, Isaac Smith Band, Tell Scarlet, Coty James, and Jimmy Wolling Band will rock for two days straight on the Morell Park and Rousakis Plaza stages. And of course, the annual fireworks celebration isn’t to be missed. Starting at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, secure a place on River Street and enjoy the show. Military service members and their families are welcome to Morrell Park, where prime seating is reserved and complimentary refreshments overflow. Families should make reservations in advance via riverstreetsavannah.com. With a belly full of barbecue, a heart full of good music, and the rocket’s red glare, nothing says summer in Savannah like time spent by the river. CS
MUSIC THE BAND PAGE
BY ANNA CHANDLER firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the early 2000s, Saliva has ruled rock radio with favorites like “Click Click Boom,” “Your Disease,” and “Always.” With a blend of nu metal, hard rock and hip-hop influences, their 2001 sophomore album Every Six Seconds acted as the band’s breakout album, with cuts “Superstar” and “Click Click Boom” featuring prominently in the first The Fast and the Furious film. The latter would become a favorite for action film trailers, pre-game hype, and the WWE and WWF. Back into Your System followed, boasting the hits “Always” and “Rest in Pieces,” a pop ballad penned by Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and James Michael of Sixx’s band Sixx: A.M. The band hit the U.S. Mainstream Rock charts again in 2006 with “Ladies and Gentlemen” from the album Blood Stained Love Story. Lead singer Josey Scott left the band to pursue a Christian music career in 2001; he was replaced by Bobby Amaru in 2012, and Amaru continues to perform with the band today. FRIDAY, JUNE 30, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $22-30 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM, ALL-AGES
BORGEOUS @CLUB ELAN
THE COMPANY STORES
THE COMPANY STORES, SQUASH
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With elegant vocals, Appalachian strings, and vintage charm, The Company Stores forge folk, prog, dance, and even funk into their sound. The Charleston, West Virginia natives formed their band in 2013 and have released two albums, the most recent of which, Little Lights, arrived in April 2017. Vocalist Casey Litz leads the way with warmly soulful vocals, crooning and belting over a bed of folk influences, electronic textures, and a horn section. Their latest album celebrates that eclectic influence, dipping into a variety of genres and moods. With a name that nods to their region’s coal mining heritage (coal companies paid miners in “scrip,” or “coal money,” was only redeemable in the company store), the band’s eclectic American sound offers something for most everyone. They’re slated to perform with Savannah’s own SQUASH, the funk/jam/psych band formerly known as Electric Ewok. 22 FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+
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Renowned EDM DJ and producer John Borger, alias BORGEOUS, hits Elan this weekend. The LA-based artist has gained a following with three Billboard Dance Radio Top 10s, three Beatport #1s, and a #1 on the iTunes Dance charts in 15 countries. His smash hit “Tsunami,” a collaboration with Canadian electronic duo DVBBS, shot BORGEOUS to international stardom, earning him an EMPO Award for “Track of the Year” and a nomination for “Best Dance Recording of the Year” at the Juno Awards. The song’s logged over 107 million plays on Spotify. Billboard named the song “the most played tune at Tomorrowland,” the famed Belgian electronic music festival, in 2013. Borger followed the success of “Tsunami” with hit cuts like “Wildfire” and “Invincible,” both of which landed in the top 10 on Billboard’s Dance Radio charts. He’s also remixed songs for by the likes of Afrojack and Ariana Grande. With a high-energy performance and a place in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs, BORGEOUS is bringing an unforgettable dance party to Savannah. SATURDAY, JULY 1, 9 P.M., $10-40 VIA WANTICKETS.COM, 18+
Celebrate your local wordsmith’s big 23rd! Valore welcomes another turn ‘round the sun with some of her favorite performers, Kamikaze Hendrix and Sara Clash. Kamikaze Hendrix is a rapper blending poetic lyrics and memorable melodies. Clash, a bassist and guitarist associated with the bands Tokalos and Broken Glow, brings her solo show to the stage. Valore performs a set of her own at the bash. THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 9 P.M., DONATIONS WELCOME, 21+
YUNG JOC @CLUB ELAN
Atlanta’s own Yung Joc heads to the coast this weekend for a show at Elan. Inspired by hometown heroes OutKast as well as T.I., Joc broke out with the club track “It’s Goin’ Down,” written with Russell “Block” Spencer and the label Block Enterprises, in 2005. The song, which took off locally, ended up in the hands of Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Diddy brought Joc onto his Bad Boy South label. “It’s Goin’ Down” would go on to earn a Grammy nomination, MTV Video Music Awards nominations, and win Hip-Hop Track of the Year at the 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards. Joc’s second album, Hustlenomics, included the singles “Coffee Shop” and “Bottle Poppin’” and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. In 2010, he formed his own label, Swagg Team Entertainment, after a highly publicized falling out with Bad Boy South, through Jive Records; the label produced hits like GS Boyz’ “Stanky Legg” and Hotstylz “Lookin Boy.” Joc resurfaced when he became a regular on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta in 2014; from relationship drama to hairstyles, he’s staying in the headlines, and is sure to entertain at his Elan appearance. FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 9 P.M., $10-40, 18+
SALIVA, EVERYDAY LOSERS @THE STAGE ON BAY
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MUSIC WEDNESDAY 6.28 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. 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 Darkwing, Super FM, Between Symmetries, 9:30 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7:30 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. The Stage on Bay The Wailers, XuluProphet, 8 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Tybee Island Social Club Stan Ray, 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 Jonathan Brown, Dope KNife, Gray Fox, Perpetual Care, 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.
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Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
THURSDAY 6.29 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South The Jauntee, 9 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band,
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9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy & Butch, 6 p.m. The Jinx Valore’s Birthday Show w/ Kamikaze Hendrix and Sara Clash, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Justin Curtis, 7:30 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) The Mustard, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Matt Eckstine, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Brandon Reeves, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. 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 SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.
CHEW, BAET, Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks @EL-ROCKO LOUNGE
Want a psychedelic experience from a three-piece with serious chops? Catch Atlanta’s CHEW at El-Rocko Lounge. Their shows get Savannah talking for days after; don’t miss ‘em this time. CHEW’s joined by Tallahassee friends BAET and Savannah’s Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks. SATURDAY, JULY 1, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+
FRIDAY 6.30 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South The Company Stores, SQUASH, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Greg Williams Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Club Elan Yung Joc, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Seth Winters, 10:30 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Dub’s Pub The Mustard, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Pope Paul and the Illegals, 9:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Joe Jarka, 8 p.m. Flashback Hitman, 9 p.m. The Jinx Dead Oak, Pelican Johnny, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Justin Morris, 7:30 p.m. North Beach Grill Willie Jackson Blues, 6 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music The Sentient Bean Estuarie, Too Much, 8 p.m. The Space Station @Starlandia
Supply Plan Z, Orthodox, Josh Taft, Donkng, 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay Saliva w/ Everyday Losers, 8 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Christy Alan Trio, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Isaac Smith Band, 9 p.m. The Warehouse Jason Bible, High Velocity, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Souls Harbor, Bill Hodgson, Cam Band, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) The Hypnotics, 9:30 p.m.
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.
Stafford’s Public House Howling at Stafford’s Public House, 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. Bayou Cafe Wanted! A Criminal Night of Burlesque and Drag, 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show PS Tavern 80s and Ladies
SATURDAY 7. 1 LIVE MUSIC
17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South Goose, The Voodoo Fix, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Boomy’s Liquid Ginger Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Club Elan Borgeous, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Broadcast 90, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Hypnotics, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Chew, BAET, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, 9:30 p.m.
Flashback Rock-a-Licious, 9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Bottles & Cans, 9 p.m. The Jinx DJ Square One, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Justin Curtis, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Saddlebags Ray Fulcher, 10 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music The Stage on Bay The Temptations Revue ft. Nate Evans, 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater Salute to Southern Rock, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Keith & Ross, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Jeff Beasley, 8 p.m. The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Hitman Blues Band, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, XAK, Bill Hodgson, Esteban’s Hat, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Brandon Reeves, 9:30 p.m.
Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke &
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Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia Front Porch Improv, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Comedy Planet with Dan Weeks, 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. Pour Larry’s Red, White and Brews Independence Day Bar Crawl, 4 p.m.
SUNDAY 7. 2 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. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian Bazemore, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Lip Sync Summer Series Battles, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Sentient Bean Savannah Songwriter Series, 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church Tony Monaco Hammond B3 Trio with Howard Paul and Harvey Mason, 4 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon, Aaron Zimmer Duo, 7:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Esteban’s Hat, 1 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY 7. 4
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.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m. McDonough’s Restaurant & Lounge Life, Liberty, & Lip Sync Qualifying Event, 7 p.m.
MONDAY 7. 3 LIVE MUSIC
Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Special Show, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean The Gumps, Hivehead, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) JDW Music, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Marshall Bros., 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Stan Ray, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo
Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game, 9 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.
Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.
Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7:30 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 hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Tiger Creek, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club The Hypnotics, 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Tybee Island Swings w/ The Fabulous Equinox, 6:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.
Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m.
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The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.
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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. PS Tavern Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant 307 E. President St. 912-236-7122 17hundred90.com
Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. 912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.com
Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. 912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com
Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6400 basilsonline.com
Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. 912-236-6655
140 JOHNNY MERCER BLVD. / WILMINGTON ISLAND 912.898.4257
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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. 964-8401
Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St.
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The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 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/
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Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr.
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CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80 Tybee Island 912-786-7810 cocostybee.com
coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.
Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St.
The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave.
Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Savannah-Midtown Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St.
The Space Station at Starlandia 2436 Bull St. Stafford’s Public House 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St.
Dockside Seafood 201 West River St. 912-233-3810
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. Pooler 912-348-3200 macphersonspub.com
Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. Rincon
Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. Tybee Island
Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St.
North Beach Grill 33 Meddin Dr. Tybee Island
Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.
El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St.
(912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com
Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street 912-695-2116
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
Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com
Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill 912-428-1643
Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. 912-966-5790
The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6137
Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.
The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. 912-236-2281
Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St. 912-233-9626 www.kevinbarrys.com
Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. 912-925-1119
Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St. 912-341-8897
McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.
Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler
The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778
PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. 912-495-5145
Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd. Savannah-Southside 912-920-7772 rachaels1190.com
The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. 912-238-1311 therailpub.com/
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 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
Saddle Bags 317 West River St.
The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-8304
Savannah Coffee Roasters 215 West Liberty Street (912) 238-2426
Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St. 912-527-6453
Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St. 912-201-8277 savannahtaphouse.com
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Savannah Shakes travels to the ‘70s with The Tempest BY ANNA CHANDLER
IN APRIL 1564, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. 363 years later and 100 miles away, David Robert Jones was born in Brixton. The Englishmen would go on to be called true geniuses, unparalleled artists of their time, shrewd businessmen who understood how to turn a profit on their incredible talents. The Savannah Shakes are ready to celebrate them both. In their summer production, the local Shakespeare theatre company honors the life of David Bowie and the legacy of Shakespeare. It’s an exciting affair, but the show also marks a departure as Shakes cofounder and Tempest director Sheila Lynne Bolda moves away from Savannah. “For me, this is kind of bittersweet,” she says. “But it was never a company of one—it was always a collective. Savannah Shakes will be continuing on, and there’s a good, solid group of people to do it. And there’s no saying I won’t come back to town to help out with shows.” If you’ve kept up with Savannah Shakes, you’re aware that their productions have followed a decades theme: Henry V was set in the Vietnam War era of the 1960s, Hamlet followed a 1950s theme. The ‘70s were next in line, and the troupe wanted The Tempest to glam it up. Then, David Bowie died. “I still haven’t fully accepted that he’s dead,” says assistant director Grace Keller Scotch. “We started putting it together and thinking about the mood and everything, and Ariel is so Ziggy Stardust,” Bolda says with relish. “Ziggy was that first completely androgynous sexual thing on the rock scene, and it just makes sense,
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because Ariel is that kind of tortured magician, and Prospera comes in with her own sort of magic. They work together well.” The Tempest, set on a remote island, tells the story of Prospero (in the Shakes’ case, Prospera, played by Pam Sears), a sorceress who wishes to restore her daughter, Miranda, to her rightful place, conjure a terrible storm, and cause King Alonso and her brother Antonio to believe they’re shipwrecked and marooned on the island. But in the Savannah Shakes’ Tempest, Alonso and Antonio are just “a couple of drunken a-holes wandering around New York on a stormy summer’s eve” and, in the midst of a bad acid trip, end up in an unfamiliar club, the glitzy Aisle 54 (inspired by, as one might assume, the legendary New York City nightclub Studio 54). According to Bolda and Scotch, the script’s structure and characters fit perfectly with a 1970s theme. Prospera represents the feminist movement. Ariel, the comic sprite, represents the LGBT movement. And Caliban, a native of the island who ruled the land before Prospera arrived, is the civil rights movement. “And,” Bolda adds, “We’re at Bay Street Theater, which gives it a whole extra level. Instead of hiding the fact that we’re in a dance club, we’re in a dance club, it’s Aisle 54, and it’s Prospera’s club she stole from Caliban. The space is the set.”
“We’ve actually found a lot of moments that maintain integrity of the text by putting it in a slightly new context,” adds Scotch. Audiences can expect a soundtrack of Bowie favorites, from drunken sailors singing “Moonage Daydream” to cuts from Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs, and more ‘70s era essentials from the Thin White Duke. “As much as we love having David Bowie in the soundtrack, there are a few parts where Ariel sings too,” says Bolda. “And Jeremiah Kizer, the actor playing Ariel, came up with tunes that sound very Bowie-like. Those songs are some of my favorite moments of the show.” The directors have enjoyed working with timeless text and timeless songs for their summer show. “Bowie, even in death, is just everywhere all the time,” Bolda says. “It’s still so relevant,” Scotch chimes in. “Everything he did is so universal, yet so unique, and it still has something to say, even if it was recorded 40 years ago. And people who see shows like this, set in a modern era, are so surprised that they understand what’s going on and that it’s relevant. And it is: Shakespeare wrote universal, relevant things that are essential to humanity and the dark parts of humanity.” “And the fact that David Bowie has such a far-reaching fandom, I hope it will pique
people’s interests who wouldn’t consider going to a Shakespeare show otherwise,” adds Bolda. The Savannah Shakes encourage audience members to immerse themselves in the theme—break out your bell bottoms, fringe vests, and disco duds, or at least throw on a Bowie shirt. After all, your show ticket grants you free admission onto Club One’s downstairs dance floor after the show, so why not hit downtown in struttable style? The Shakes will be back in fall with a highly-anticipated production of Titus Andronicus, told through the lens of ‘80s grindhouse films. Before then, they’re looking forward to giving a proper farewell to Aladdin Sane. “Bowie is like a modern-day Shakespeare,” Bolda says. “Though he didn’t write plays, he was bloody prolific, working up to the day he took his last breath. He was so committed to his art, and it transposes into Shakespeare so brilliantly.” CS
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PIECING IT TOGETHER
Sulfur’s latest exhibition shows off the latest in collage work BY RACHAEL FLORA
WHEN YOU think of a collage, the likely first thing you picture is cutting and pasting. Maybe you imagine a scrapbook with photos and ticket stubs pasted into a book. Or maybe you think of digitally cobbling images together with Photoshop. While those definitely are collages, they just scrape the surface of what collage can be. In Sulfur Studios’ latest juried exhibition, the call for entry asked artists to present an expanded definition of collage in their work. Their result is “Pieced Together,” an exhibition featuring work from 27 artists from six countries that celebrates all types of collage work. We spoke with Sulfur’s Jennifer Moss and Emily Earl and their guest juror, painter and collage artist Axelle Kieffer.
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Tell us about the show. Jennifer: It’s a really interesting mix of collage, assemblage, some installation, found materials and mixed media. We put out the call that it could be anything that took multiple individual elements and put them together to make a new whole. We got a lot of really great entries, so it came down to trying to show a really wide variety of what is currently happening in collage and assemblage work, and what would work together in a show. What’s currently going on in collage?
Axelle: I feel like the past couple of years, [collage] is getting very trendy. I feel like almost every artist now tries to do some 30 collage or assemblage, because it’s a very
different medium. People typically think of collage as cutting and pasting. Did you get any entries that challenged that notion? Jennifer: Cutting and pasting is considered analog, or handcut, so you are actually cutting out pieces. We definitely got that, but other things people are doing is what we’d call digital collage, imagery that is actually found and scanned in or found on the Internet or using Photoshop or other editing programs to make a digital collage. We got several that were found objects; Kenny Ward used found wood and old photos. Emily: Teeth and clocks, all kinds of really beautiful old materials.
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Did the entries you received fit what you expected? Jennifer: I think we got surprises. Emily Hadland’s was a surprise. She bartends at Green Truck, and she has hundreds of thousands of six-pack rings and she created these curtains of fabric out of them. We got a few quilts, which was interesting. It really fits the call because when you’re planning your quilt, it’s called piecing. Axelle: I was very surprised by the diversity of the work. You always think analog collage but it was a good surprise. What qualities in a collage make them stand out? Axelle: Sometimes the simple collage can look easy, but it’s not. I guess it’s like a good painting. The balance, the unbalance, the story it’s telling—sometimes it clicks right away, like, “Oh my God, this is excellent.” Sometimes the connection doesn’t happen. Emily: Sometimes I think it’s more about maybe the shapes are simple, but because you’re replacing certain parts with other unexpected parts, the concept is interesting. You click right away and go, “Whoa, that’s really something special and different,” even though it’s not a complex thing to make physically. Axelle: Just because it doesn’t look complex, it can still be interesting. Sometimes collage can be seamless and tight, and sometimes it can be rough cut. What I
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like in collage and assemblage is it’s a very wide medium. Just imagination, there’s no limit. You can use any material. Emily: I think it’s interesting because you’re so reliant on what materials you have, especially if you’re using more analog or found materials. For instance, when I was trying to make my collage, I don’t have a ton of magazines but I do have these really old photo magazines that were my dad’s from the 60s, so I made the whole collage out of that. That had been sitting on my bookshelf for the last ten years. The material is a reflection of the artist because it’s what you find, so there’s a whole backstory to that.
The show received 166 entries. Why do you think this call was so popular? Emily: This is the highest we’ve had. Jennifer: I think the call was open enough that people could see how their work could fit into it. We did leave it kind of open and a lot of people who do different types of art, a lot of people also collage. Like Axelle is a painter but she also does collage. It is freeing to find imagery and put it together, almost like you’re trying something new to break away from what you’re otherwise doing. CS “Pieced Together” remains up at Sulfur Studios until this Saturday, July 1.
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CONTINUING EXHIBITS 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. BIKES IN PRINT — Mike Dale presents his linocuts of bicycles. Through July 30. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FILM: HER + HIM — Akram Zaatari’s film “Her + Him” 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. 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. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.
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Also known as Armstrong State University’s Nancy Remler, Nancy Brandon writes Southern fiction in her spare time. PHOTO BY CEDRIC SMITH
Local author ties together history, mental illness and a famous onion
The story of the Vidalia onion figures in as Comfort finds work on her cousin Ed’s farm. How much of that is true?
BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS
NANCY BRANDON’S second novel, Show Me a Kindness, begins just as the effects of the Great Depression are hitting Vidalia, Georgia, and the book is a lot like the onion that would make the town famous—sweet yet complex, with a bit of a bite. The challenges of poverty and staid social mores spur the plot and cast of characters, who are also dealing with mental illness, closeted homosexuality, and racial inequality at a time when such things weren’t even named. Brandon threads them together with glorious language and a gentle hand, tying them up for a surprising and satisfying denouement. A young woman named Marthanne leaves Savannah to find herself in Vidalia, where the community is at first welcoming, then wary, as she begins to display some disturbing behaviors. The only person who stands by her is a black domestic worker named Comfort, who has suffered tragedies of her own. Matters are complicated by several love triangles, including one involving three people and only two bodies. Speaking of double lives, fans of Brandon’s debut work of fiction, Dunaway’s Crossing, may know that she is Nancy Remler, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Armstrong State University. She is also a longtime member of the Savannah Scribes, a writing group that has yielded several successful novels over the last year. We caught up with her on campus in advance of her book signing at E. Shaver Bookseller this Saturday, July 1. Why the pen name? JUN 28-JULY 4, 2017
As an academic, I’m required to do scholarship and I’ve actually written a few textbooks and other academic articles, so this was something that I wanted to do separate from that work. Nancy Brandon Lawson is my given 32 name. I’m from Middle Georgia, and there
himself as a gay man. He loves Lawrence, but I don’t think he understands that’s he’s attracted to men. It’s a very personal thing. He was aware enough of himself to know that if he were forthright about his feelings, he would be shunned. Even in his day, this way of life was described only in pejorative terms. He couldn’t put a label on how he feels but knows he has to hide it.
Hard to imagine dealing with that kind of marginalization and trying to survive the Great Depression. were four Nancys in my family, including my Aunt Nancy and my cousin Nan, so to distinguish me from the others I was always Nancy Brandon. How long have you been a fiction writer? Ever since I could write! My grandmother wrote children’s stories for Highlights magazine from the 1950s to late 1970s, a series called the Aloysius stories. And my mother was a journalist for many years for the Macon Telegraph. I grew up in an environment where one wrote. It’s what one did. You tackle a lot of big topics in this small town. Was it hard to research what we now call Dissociative Identity Disorder in the context of time and place? Well, earlier in the 20th century mental illness was at large was misunderstood. Even the experts didn’t know much about it compared to what we know now. Because of that, there’s not a whole lot other than clinical information, and I didn’t have the expertise to dig through that. But I wanted to make sure that I presented somebody with this condition in as accurate a way as I possibly could, so I read autobiographies. The first one I read was Herschel Walker’s. His book Breaking Free was the one that really inspired the story, in fact. His and the other autobiographies I read painted a picture of what it’s like to live with the losses of memory, the headaches, the outbursts of anger, the utter confusion. And these authors were highly functioning people—there are many out there who aren’t and wouldn’t even be able to write a book. There are some that suffer to such an extent that they’re suicidal because it’s just so frightening.
It was a hard time to be alive. But it was a different way of surviving than what we think of back then. In the urban areas, there was vast unemployment, people just struggling to find work and something to eat. Out in the plains, there was a huge drought, and farmers left in droves for California to see if they could farm there. That didn’t happen so much in Georgia—there was plenty of food, but prices dropped so much it didn’t make sense to sell it. Nobody really went hungry, but there was no income coming in. This book has a handful of major characters all marginalized in some way. There’s Royce, who is homosexual. You’ve got Marthanne and Oma who suffer from mental illness, plus they’re women, so there’s not a lot of opportunity anyway. And you have Comfort, who is a woman and African American, trying to find any work she can. Marthanne/Oma is the main character, but is it correct to perceive Comfort as the heroine of the story? I think so. Because she has been marginalized her whole life and will be for the rest of her life, she doesn’t really take any guff. But she’s still feeling the presence of her deceased twin sister and sees a similarity with Marthanne because she has a twofold existence as well, just in a different way. Comfort is a devout Christian woman and she understands that if she doesn’t go to bat for Marthanne, no one will. The homosexuality in the story is not outward, and that repression turns into such a toxic presence. Was it difficult to get inside the head of a gay man at that time? How I picture Royce, he would not identify
That part’s all true! An African American farmer named Ed Tinsley in Tattnall County was one of the first to grow a variety of Bermuda Sweet onion and realize its potential. The sulfur content and the sandiness of the soil in that part of Georgia enables those onions to grow so big and so sweet that they’re a little bit different. It was an agricultural accident! Most people credit a man named Moses Coleman, who lived in Toombs County, but Ed Tinsley was discovering the same thing at the same time. He was a WWI vet and took his benefits and went to college to study agriculture. If you go to the museum in Vidalia, there’s a display about both Tinsley and Moses Coleman, crediting both of them for getting this whole thing started. You weren’t around for the Depression, but how has Vidalia changed since your own childhood? When I was a kid, Vidalia was just another small town like the one I grew up in, which is Hawkinsville. I grew up seeing Vidalia become famous and watching this onion become big business. That onion put Vidalia on the map. People come from all over the country for the Onion Festival every April. It’s a bucket list thing for people. If you think about what these farmers have done with an onion! They had the business savvy and political savvy to go to the state legislature in the 1980s and protect the name. But small town Georgia is much more than that. It’s the people. That town is not an onion. It’s good people, smart people. Is there a recipe for Oma’s onion pie? There is! When we had the launch party we handed out a recipe card. One of my colleagues here at Armstrong took it home to Greece with a bag of onions, and his mother-in-law made that onion pie. They’ve taken the recipe international! CS
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A quote attributed to Arnold is “From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.”
in the royal court, Arnold traveled, preaching the power of beer over water. Arnold saw beer as a saving grace to the people. A quote attributed to Arnold is “From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” It was in Oudenburg, Belgium, where he had founded a monastery, that Arnold proved his teachings to be true. Oudenburg suffered and outbreak of the plague. Arnold directed the locals to stop drinking the local water and only drink beer. They followed his directive and soon the plague disappeared from the region. OK, it was probably cholera and not plague that the saint helped end, but it’s still a good story. This story may be what solidified Arnold as the Patron Saint of Brewers, but it is not the only beer story associated with him. Arnold retired to a monastery near Remiremont, France, where he died on August 16, 640 AD. A year after his death the City of Metz, over which Arnold had served as a well-loved Bishop, requested that his remains be exhumed and moved to the Abbey of Saints Apostles which later became the Abbey of Saint Arnold in Metz. When the parishioners of Metz were returning with Arnold’s remains they stopped in the French city of Champigneulles. Hot and tired, they all visited a pub only to find that there was no beer to drink. One of the parishioners prayed, “By his powerful intercession the Blessed Arnold will bring us what we lack.” With that prayer the mugs were miraculously filled with beer and never ran dry until the thirst of each was quenched.
While I doubt you’ll find a bar with an ever-filling beer mug even on July 18, I do hope you’ll remember the story of Saint
Arnold, a good leader and the original advocate for drinking local. CS
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“DON’T DRINK water, drink beer” is a phrase you might see on the latest hip brewery’s catchy bumper sticker. But this is a line attributed to Saint Arnulf (that’s Arnold for our purposes), Bishop of Metz, who died in 640 AD. With that phrase and a pretty impressive miracle, St. Arnold has become the Patron Saint of Brewers. His feast day, St. Arnolds Day, is July 18. Born around 580 AD, St. Arnold was born into a family “sufficiently elevated and noble parentage, and very rich in worldly goods” according to the book Vita Sancti Arnulfi (Life of St. Arnold) which was written soon after his death. In fact, he was likely a distant relative of the kings he later served. Being of noble birth Arnold received a full education. After distinguishing himself at school he was sent to serve at the court of Theodebert II, King of Austrasia. Austrasia was a huge post-Roman kingdom that stretched from the modern Spanish/ French border east to the Rhine River, thus encompassing modern France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and much of Northern Italy. At court Arnold was educated further in military tactics and statesmanship. Arnold was eventually elevated to the point where he was in charge of six provinces. While he was becoming a revered statesman, first-line advisor to the king and military leader, he also married a noblewoman by the name of Doda. This relationship yielded several sons, the first of whom also became a Saint known as St. Cloud. The second went on to form his own family and founded the lineage that would yield Charlemagne, making St. Arnold Charlemagne’s great-great-great grandfather. Eventually Doda decided to leave Arnold and join a nunnery. Already very spiritual, Arnold took this as a sign to also join the priesthood. His education and noble status allowed him to skip a few steps however ,and he was offered the appointment of Bishop of the Episcopal See of Metz. As Bishop, Arnold continued to serve as advisor to the king, but he used his position to educate the people on the dangers of drinking water. And that is where beer comes into the picture. After becoming disenchanted with life
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AH, TYBEE ISLAND. Miley Cyrus shared a passionate kiss on your pier for The Last Song. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron kicked up sand upon your shores as they rushed to the rescue in Baywatch. And in 1982, a woman was gored with a pitchfork in one of your historic beach houses. Horror fans have spent decades waiting for a DVD release of The Slayer, a cult classic filmed on Tybee in the heyday of slasher flicks. For years, bootlegs circled and fans downloaded The Slayer via YouTube. Now, Arrow Video is setting the film out into the wild on Blu-Ray in August, and Slayer’s filmmakers are heading back to Tybee for a live Q&A and screening. J.S. Cardone is a familiar name in the world of mystery thrillers and horror— he wrote and produced Prom Night, The Covenant, The Stepfather, and more—but The Slayer was his very first cinematic endeavor. “To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t looked at the film in over 30 years,” the filmmaker shares. “Just recently I watched it to be able to talk about it in interviews. It’s very simple in its execution, and today, I’d probably do things a million different ways. But the suspense elements that I set out to accomplish are still there and still deliver.” The Slayer follows Kay, a surrealist artist, her boyfriend David, brother Eric, and Eric’s gal Brooke as they holiday on a remote island. The restful vacation they had in mind is rudely interrupted by a wicked storm. As the rains pummel their beach house, Kay begins having nightmares of a vicious killer, sensing an evil in the couples’ midst. It all seems like a dream, until David is found dead. “Obviously the time was ripe for horror films after the success of Halloween,” Cardone says. “I had been interested in doing something along the lines of the great Val Lewton films from the ‘40s like Cat People, Body Snatcher, and I Walked with a Zombie. They were very atmospheric and relied on slow-burning suspense rather than just shock.” Indeed, The Slayer is a gore fest (though quite tame by today’s standards), but 34 Kay’s dreams add a surrealist quality
that allowed Cardone and his team to get experimental and innovative. “Film technology had advanced lightyears since 1980, so there are obviously limits in the execution of effects and filming techniques,” he says. “It was a low-budget film with all the constraints that come with lack of money. But, having said that, those restrictions
can cause filmmakers to get a little more creative. I look at some of the things I did later in films like The Foresaken and Prom Night that money allowed but may not be as inventive as what we were forced to create in Slayer.” Slayer superfans have theorized that the film, which preceded A Nightmare on Elm Street by two years, inspired Wes Craven
with its dream sequences. Cardone finds the suggestion “a bit laughable.” “All storytellers are influenced by a myriad of past themes,” he explains. “H.P. Lovecraft and Poe, among many others have all touched on the ‘dream’ factor. “The difficulty in fashioning the narrative for Slayer was in how creative we could be with the back story colliding with the present and future, and maintaining the level of suspense while keeping the audience on the outer edge of Kay’s nightmare world.” Savannahians will spot many familiar locales in the film, but one venue in particular is the true star of the show. The Tybee Post Theater itself, in its worst state of ruin pre-restoration, provided a terrifically terrifying backdrop. “The script called for a very remote location to make the suspense aspect of the narrative work,” says Cardone. “The first moment I saw Tybee, I knew it was perfect for what I had in mind. At the time it wasn’t as developed as I imagine it is today, and during the fall of the year, the island was pretty much deserted. I think what really sealed the deal was the old ruins of the theater. It looked exactly like the one I had written in the script.” As to the enduring appeal—well, there’s nothing as appealing as the forbidden. When the film was banned in the U.K. due to its violence, demand increased. For horror fans like Ryan Graveface of Graveface Records and Terror Vision, which releases horror movie soundtracks, Slayer is canon. Graveface will co-host the screening this weekend. “Slayer is a flick that I recall first seeing on a local late night TV program in Toledo when I was a kid,” he recalls. “It oddly stuck with me almost entirely due to its locations. Had no clue years later that I would live near it and also co-host screenings out of it. Life is strange and wonderful.” Cardone believes the unique storytelling made Slayer a long-lasting favorite for genre buffs. “The combination of the ‘dream world’ mixed with the horror was something new for its time when all other approaches to horror relied on urban slasher stories,” he says. “The netherworld always seems to stoke imagination and fear. That’s what I liked so much about those ‘40s films by Lewton and others like him. Stories of everyday people steeped in atmosphere and fantasy.” CS
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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT: There’s a Decepticon in this movie called Mohawk and he sports an actual metallic Mohawk. Nuff said.
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O As a filmmaker, Michael Bay has never seemed particularly interested in coherency or linear thinking or anything else that carries an idea from Point A to Point B. With that in mind, here’s my own stream-of-consciousness look at Bay’s latest bray, Transformers: The Last Knight. At 7 hours 15 minutes, the fifth film in the robotic series surpasses the 4-hour8-minute Gettysburg as the longest theatrical feature ever made. Keep in mind that I did not have a watch or cell phone on me during the screening, so my estimate of the running time might be slightly off, with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 hours. But it certainly felt that long. If nothing else, T5 is the first movie in the franchise that could be described as educational. For starters, it’s ascertained that not only did King Arthur and Camelot exist, but Arthur and his Round Table companions all had Transformer knights watching their backs. (The recent King Arthur: Legend of the Sword failed to mention this, which is probably why it bombed.) In addition, the Transformers were responsible for the tide turning in favor of the Allies during World War II; they were responsible for the mystery surrounding Stonehenge; and they were responsible for the 2016 presidential election being hacked (or was that the Russians? I forget). Mark Wahlberg returns for his second appearance as Cade Yeager, the Transformers’ BFF. Here, Cade’s the one who best embodies the spirit of King Arthur and thus is chosen to save all of humanity.
Back in 2012, Wahlberg stated that 9/11 wouldn’t have happened had he been on one of the hijacked airplanes. “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” he told Men’s Journal. “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’” While most Americans were offended by Wahlberg’s imbecilic statement, Bay apparently gurgled and cooed over such a shining display of machismo – hence, we now have Dirk Diggler as The Chosen One. The latest distinguished actor to opt to slum in this series for the sake of a gargantuan payday is Anthony Hopkins. Unlike, say, past players Frances McDormand and John Malkovich, he does not seem embarrassed by his appearance. Then again, Hopkins already has a long tradition of swooping down on paychecks like a hawk targeting a bunny rabbit – see, for instance, Alexander, Bad Company and that daft werewolf movie with Benicio Del Toro. One scene features a pair of bickering Transformers voiced by John Goodman and Steve Buscemi. With John Turturro also appearing in the film, it’s safe to say <I>this<P> is the reunion movie that The Big Lebowski devotees were eagerly awaiting. Fans of Walter and Donny, be sure to thank Michael Bay in your prayers tonight. Speaking of Turturro, he gets off one amusing quip wherein he states than an ancient book was probably made out of “goat scrotum or something.” This made me realize that every major Hollywood movie should work the term “goat scrotum” into its script. In fact, I believe that if La La Land had showcased a song called
“City of Goat Scrotums,” it would not have lost the Best Picture Oscar to Moonlight. Although he does go rogue for a stretch, Transformer leader Optimus Prime (voiced, as always, by Peter Cullen) is otherwise the same boring blowhard he’s always been in this series. He’s such the stodgy dullard that one can’t help but wonder if, when the other Transformers throw a party, they “conveniently” forget to send him an invitation. Honestly, this guy could suck the life out of one of Caligula’s Roman orgies. There’s a Decepticon in this movie called Mohawk and he sports an actual metallic Mohawk. Nuff said.
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
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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.
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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 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 36 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.
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.
MY COUSIN RACHEL
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, 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 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 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 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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GRAND OPENING/RIBBON CUTTING, Ghost Coast DISTILLERY, SAVANNAH! Welcome Chris & Julie Sywassink & Rob Ingersoll, owners of Ghost Coast Distillery, the first distillery since prohibition in Savannah, to our community!! Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30pm we will tour Ghost Coast Distillery and officially cut the ribbon! You will have the opportunity to taste Vodka 261! Ghost Coast is donating proceeds from this event’s proceeds to the Tourism Leadership Council Scholarship Fund. Door Prizes,Gourmet Appetizers & Beverages, and GREAT NETWORKING! THU., JUNE 29, 5:30-7:30 P.M. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY, 641 INDIAN ST. St. CALL FOR ARTISTS TO TEACH AT STUDIO SCHOOL The studio school in downtown Savannah seeks qualified artists interested in joining the team during spring and/ or summer sessions 2017. Seeking artists to present workshops for adult programming and/or teach short term summer classes for youth programming. Through Aug. 31. 912-5963873. firstname.lastname@example.org. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and
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The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Library & Archives Director, at Lspracher@ savannahga.gov or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS EXHIBIT Ships of the Sea Museum is now accepting submissions for a 2018 exhibit on the pollution of our waterways. Inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s public art piece “Plasticide,” we are seeking the aid of artists to demonstrate in a visceral, yet authentic way the local and global effects of water pollution. Submission deadline is 30 October 2017. For more
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Film: Logan’s Run
It’s 2274 and on the surface, it all seems to be an idyllic society. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, there is little or no work for humans to perform and inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach 30, it is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. $8 SAT., JULY 1, 7 P.M. TRUSTEES THEATER, 216 EAST BROUGHTON ST.
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$8 COMMUNITY GENTLE POWER YOGA This class is designed to move and
stretch your body at a slower pace. If you are looking for a class without any jumping or fancy arm balances, this is the class for you. We do not heat the room during this practice. Mondays, 4 p.m. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. $8 COMMUNITY POWER MAX If you are looking for a practice that will challenge you physically and mentally, this is the class for you. These 75-90 minutes classes will stretch and strengthen your body, and cultivate balance. You will be wrung out and then juiced back up, ready to face any challenge that comes your way. This class is heated to 90 degrees. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. $8 COMMUNITY POWER YOGA In just one hour you will stretch your muscles, build strength, find your balance, open your hips, get upside down and enjoy some stillness. You will leave feeling refreshed and invigorated. This class is suitable for all levels - from raw beginners to experienced yogis. This class is heated to 90 degrees. Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Fridays, 6 a.m., Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, noon. savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. ADULT CAKE DECORATING CLASSES: BUTTERCREAM 101 In this class participants will learn to make buttercream from scratch, properly spread their frosting, and pipe a border on a 6” cake like a pro. This class is geared towards people who’d like to learn the basics of buttercream. Participants must complete
Buttercream #101 before advancing to #102. Materials and refreshments provided. This Class is held monthly (Every 1st Sat.) $50.00 Sat., July 1, 5-7 p.m. 912-826-3976. firstname.lastname@example.org. eventbrite. com/o/the-cake-mix-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. THE BODY ELECTRIC Maggie Hayes leads this workshop for exploring natural movement and yoga for healing, freedom, and personal expression. Each workshop will spend 15-20 minutes in discussion of the readings, 15 minutes exploring movement concepts, 45-55 minutes in practice, and 5-10 minutes of meditation, reflection, or journaling. $18 per workshop, $120 for whole series Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. revolutionyogastudio.com. Revolution Yoga Studio, 204 West Victory Drive. 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. BUCKETS ONLY DIET (BOD) BASKETBALL CAMP Learn the basic fundamentals of basketball from urrent and Division I college players, compete in various competitions, and listen to daily guest speakers. Sponsored by Savannah’s own Dominique Elliott, a professional basketball player in the Adriatic and Slovenian leagues. For ages 8-13, boys and girls. $60 June 28-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-220-7070. firstname.lastname@example.org. Groves High School, 100 Priscilla D. Thomas Way. 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
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levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE AND TAI CHI FOR ADULTS Each class is $50, and free to Savannah State and Armstrong students with valid ID. Saturdays. savannahstate.edu/confucius. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. 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. 912-358-3160. 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..email@example.com. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/ creativity_coaching/ or contact Creativity@ LaurenL.com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL. COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. 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 29, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-9013. dan@ fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com/. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. 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. 912-921-4646. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD OF RICHMOND HILL MONTHLY WORKSHOP In addition to the regular meetings offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month as a writing feedback group, the Historical Writers Guild of Richmond Hill will begin offering its members a writing skills workshop on the first Monday of each month. This monthly workshop will address topics such as: show versus tell, conflict, how to build your story, fiction strategy and structure, characterization, and other topics as chosen by the group. The mission of the Historical Writers Guild (HWG) of Richmond Hill is to improve members’ writing skills and to help each writer become published. first Monday of every month. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. MALE ROLE CALL The 4th Annual Male Role Call is a prevention education and awareness program designed to target young men age 14-19. The goal of the 4 hour program is to promote healthy relationships, encourage bystander intervention and warn of the pitfalls of peer pressure, as they enter high school and college. This program is presented in an effort to avert sexual violence and ultimately promote an understanding of the law as it relates to consent. Free sports physicals and
lunch provided. Fri., June 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-233-3000. email@example.com. savcps.com. Savannah Christian Prep, 1599 Chatham Pky. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. 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 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. PLASTER REPAIR WITH PATRICK WEBB Patrick Webb will introduce students to the basics of lime chemistry, gypsum chemistry, mixing mortars, molding theory, casting and bench work. At the end of the workshop, students will have a fundamental understanding of the plaster trades and their application to the preservation and restoration of historic homes. $50 Fri., June 30, 6-9 p.m., Sat., July 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912.443.5864. bcurran@ savannahtech.edu. savannahtech.edu/ HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Savannah Technical College, Historic Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Road. POLE FITNESS CLASSES Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout.
Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. 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 well as your body. Recommended for active adults. No experience needed. Wear loose clothing and workout shoes. 30.00 Thu., June 29, 7-8 p.m. 912-236-9013. 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. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr.
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STAINED GLASS LAMP MAKING WITH MARK MCKIM Led by local stained glass artist Mark McKim, this workshop will introduce students to the fundamental tools and techniques of stained glass, such as scoring, cutting, soldering, and tinning, as well as their application to the fabrication of basic lamp shades. $75 (includes $25 material fee) Fri., June 30, 6-9 p.m., Sat., July 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912.443.5864. bcurran@ savannahtech.edu. savannahtech.edu/ HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Savannah Technical College, Historic Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Road. SUMMER DANCE CAMP W/ MISS JEAVONNI Learn jazz and hip hop dance. Ages 5 to 18, experienced or not. $70 per dancer June 28-30. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannah Sharks Gym, 1626 East President St. WOODTURNING WITH STEVE COOK Curious about woodturning? Led by local artist Steve Cook, owner of Coastal Wood Design, this workshop will introduce students how to turn a block of wood into an item of beauty. Using a lathe to “turn” the wood, students will learn about wood projects, tools, and safety techniques for creating a turned piece of their own. No experience necessary. $75 (includes $25 material fee) Fri., June 30, 6-9 p.m., Sat., July 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-446-5864. bcurran@ savannahtech.edu. savannahtech.edu/ HistoricHomeownersAcademy. Savannah Technical College, Historic Homeowners Academy, 5717 White Bluff Road. YMCA NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP AND INVITATIONAL More than 100 teams from 21 states with over 2,000 gymnasts and coaches will come to Savannah for this prestigious gymnastics event. June 29-July 2. savtcc. com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/ class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. email@example.com. 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 award-winning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org. 40 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. email@example.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FAITH BASED BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT - SAVANNAH Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. email@example.com. eventbrite.com/e/
christian-business-networking-eventsavannah-tickets-17883772846. Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. 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. GEORGIA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION-COASTAL CHAPTER Coastal Chapter of the GNPA. The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. alfie.wace@gmail. com. gnpa.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. 912-596-1962. 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, 6:15-7:15 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. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. 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 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
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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.
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.
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4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS ON THE RIVER Celebrate Independence Day with a display of fireworks on River Street. Tue., July 4, 9:30 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. ATELIER GALERIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY Atelier Galerie celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. Through July 11. agsavannah.com/. Atelier Galerie, 150 Abercorn St. CARS AND COFFEE Coffee is provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the Richmond Hill History Museum. Coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. COFFEE AND CARS On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted at the event, with all proceeds benefiting Bethesda Academy. CONTINUES ON P. 42
1 Newspaper revenue source 8 Used, as a saddle 15 Player seen in bars 16 Raw material used to make steel 17 *Mork’s epithet on “Mork & Mindy” 18 *Second word of “Jabberwocky” 19 Flynn of “Captain Blood” 21 “___ friend!” 22 Tax prep pros 26 Typeface embellishment 28 Chemical that makes a flea flee 29 Sound 31 “The Wizard of ___ Park” 33 “Science Guy” Bill 34 *Creatures questioned by Mr. Salt in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” 37 Disreputable, slangily 38 Accompany to the airport, maybe 42 *Scuttle’s guess at naming a human artifact (really a fork) in “The Little Mermaid” 46 Sony handheld console since 2005, briefly 49 Big bankruptcy of 2001 50 Seven on “Sesame Street,” sometimes 51 “Only ___” (Oingo Boingo song) 53 Ranks above viscounts 55 Got all the questions
right on 56 “___ the Wind” (Garth Brooks album) 58 “Super!” 60 *Scrabble play by Bart (which Homer challenged) in the second-ever episode of “The Simpsons” 62 *May 2017 mis-tweet that won’t go away 67 Dawn-related 68 Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo 69 17th-century Dutch philosopher who wrote “Ethics” 70 7UP alternatives
1 Racecar driver Foyt and Backstreet Boy McLean, for two 2 “That’s, like, preschool level” 3 Musical genre from Jamaica 4 Candy with collectible dispensers 5 Xavier Cugat’s ex-wife Lane 6 Beer from Golden, Colorado 7 Minima and maxima, in math 8 Brother or sister 9 Musical adaptation abbr. 10 “Hop ___!” 11 Lacking guidance 12 Allergen with its own index
13 The Who’s “Baba ___” 14 Turn on its head 20 ___ Ishii (“Kill Bill” character) 22 “Mangy Love” folk-rocker McCombs 23 Genre for the Ramones 24 “Whiles, like ___, I go to find my fawn”: Shakespeare 25 Fitted for a ring, e.g. 27 “It’s just a ___ wound!” 30 Harriet’s TV spouse 32 Creme-filled cookies 35 Arthur ___, inventor of the crossword in 1913 36 Old photo shade 39 Oil-producing gp. 40 Outdoor gala 41 “SNL” alum Armisen 43 Munchable morning mix 44 Collected wisdom 45 Intertwines 46 Winter coats 47 Decelerate 48 Ancient scroll materials 52 City known for mustard 54 Walk hard 57 Kia hybrid SUV since 2016 (what, you expected “Robert De ___”?) 59 Finished 61 “Moulin Rouge!” director Luhrmann 63 TGIF part 64 Id ___ (that is) 65 Moriarty, to Holmes 66 Low-ranking USN officer
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Sat., July 1, 7-11 a.m. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. 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. CRITICAL MASS SAVANNAH Join Savannah’s bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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/Drinks-afterwork/ 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. 912441-6559. email@example.com. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FREE MONTHLY EXPECTANT & NEW PARENT SUPPORT GROUP This FREE monthly support group is held on the first Tuesday of each month. No preregistration is required. Please join us for conversation, support and refreshments. Children are welcome! FREE first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-5446387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY GRAND OPENING Celebrate Savannah’s first distillery since Prohibition with the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Ghost Coast Distillery. Taste their Vodka 261 and enjoy appetizers, beverages, door prizes, and networking. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tourism Leadership Council Scholarship Fund. Thu., June 29, 5:30 p.m. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian 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, 42 architecture, history of the theatre and
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chose to share their personal ghost stories, exclusively with the company founder. 30.00 Every 55 days, 9:30 p.m. 9122920960. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. 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. TYBEE ISLAND FIREWORKS Honor America’s birthday on Tybee Island with the annual Independence Day fireworks display visible from Tybee’s eastern beaches. Tue., July 4, 9:15 p.m. parks.chathamcounty.org/ Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/ TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. UNDER THE RAINBOW On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way.
FOOD & DRINK EVENTS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn 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. 1-866666-3323. 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 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION This free, family-friendly event features live music from The Tams, a wide variety of food choices, arts and crafts vendors, inflatable water slides, face painting, a dunking booth, family fishing, and will be topped off with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Food and beverages will be
available for purchase. Sat., July 1, 5 p.m. richmondhill-ga.gov. 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. SIXTH SENSE SAVANNAH TOUR In 2002, smashing all of the barriers,the Sixth Sense Savannah tour became the first tour to go well beyond the usual touring areas and subject matter, starting in a neighborhood, where locals, family, friends,
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. BATTLEWAGON CAN RELEASE PARTY Battlewagon Double India Pale Ale is now available in cans. Join Service on July 1 from 12-5pm to celebrate Independence Day weekend along with the release of this fresh can. A house favorite, Anders Thomsen Trio will take over the stage once again, playing Americana roots rock and honky tonk. Chef James Levens will be grilling for a cause with Grassroots Farms pork on the brewery’s Big Green Eggs. Portion of event proceeds benefit SD Gunner Fund, a local charity that provides Service Animals to wounded Veterans and children with special needs. Tasting tours start at $12 912-358-1002. email@example.com. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. 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
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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.
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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. 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. Wed., June 28, 3-7 p.m. and Thu., June 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. diana.devore@ dph.ga.gov. walgreens.com/waytowell. Walgreens, 700 E Derenne Ave.
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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. 912-238-1234. savannah.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/ dining/moss-and-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. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings,
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FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND
RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed.
6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The fourweek course includes a tour of the labor
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)
This is a perfect moment to create a new tradition, Aries. You intuitively know how to turn one of your recent breakthroughs into a good habit that will provide continuity and stability for a long time to come. You can make a permanent upgrade in your life by capitalizing on an accidental discovery you made during a spontaneous episode. It’s time, in other words, to convert the temporary assistance you received into a long-term asset; to use a stroke of luck to foster a lasting pleasure.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
or Sun Kings. When you Cancerians do the same -- triumph over your conditioning and become masters of your own destiny -- I call you Moon Queens or Moon Kings. In the coming weeks, I suspect that many of you will make big strides towards earning this title. Why? Because you’re on the verge of claiming more of the “soft power,” the potent sensitivity, that enables you to feel at home no matter what you’re doing or where you are on this planet.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Physicist Freeman Dyson told *Wired* magazine how crucial it is to learn from failures. As an example, he described the invention of the bicycle. “There were thousands of weird models built and tried before they found the one that really worked,” he said. “You could never design a bicycle theoretically. Even now, it’s difficult to understand why a bicycle works. But just by trial and error, we found out how to do it, and the error was essential.” I hope you will keep that in mind, Taurus. It’s the Success-Through-Failure Phase of your astrological cycle.
You may not realize it, but you now have a remarkable power to perform magic tricks. I’m not talking about Houdini-style hocus-pocus. I’m referring to practical wizardry that will enable you to make relatively efficient transformations in your daily life. Here are some of the possibilities: wiggling out of a tight spot without offending anyone; conjuring up a new opportunity for yourself out of thin air; doing well on a test even though you don’t feel prepared for it; converting a seemingly tough twist of fate into a fertile date with destiny. How else would you like to use your magic?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you should lease a chauffeured stretch limousine with nine TVs and a hot tub inside. You’d also be smart to accessorize your smooth ride with a $5,000-bottle of Château Le Pin Pomerol Red Bordeaux wine and servings of the Golden Opulence Sundae, which features a topping of 24-karat edible gold and sprinkles of Amedei Porcelana, the most expensive chocolate in the world. If none of that is possible, do the next best thing, which is to mastermind a long-term plan to bring more money into your life. From an astrological perspective, wealth-building activities will be favored in the coming weeks.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
When Leos rise above their habit selves and seize the authority to be rigorously authentic, I refer to them as Sun Queens
Feminist pioneer and author Gloria Steinem said, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” Is there such an activity for you, Virgo? If not, now is a favorable time to identify what it is. And if there is indeed such a passionate pursuit, you should do it as much as possible in the coming weeks. You’re primed for a breakthrough in your relationship with this life-giving joy. To evolve to the next phase of its power to inspire you, it needs as much of your love and intelligence as you can spare.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
One of the 21st century’s most entertaining archaeological events was the discovery of King Richard III’s bones. The English monarch died in 1485, but his burial site had long been a mystery. It wasn’t an archaeologist who tracked down
and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. firstname.lastname@example.org. Southwest
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his remains, but a screenwriter named Philippa Langley. She did extensive historical research, narrowing down the possibilities to a car park in Leicester. As she wandered around there, she got a psychic impression at one point that she was walking directly over Richard’s grave. Her feeling later turned out to be right. I suspect your near future will have resemblances to her adventure. You’ll have success in a mode that’s not your official area of expertise. Sharp analytical thinking will lead you to the brink, and a less rational twist of intelligence will take you the rest of the way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The tides of destiny are no longer just whispering their message for you. They are shouting. And what they are shouting is that your brave quest must begin soon. There can be no further excuses for postponement. What’s that you say? You don’t have the luxury of embarking on a brave quest? You’re too bogged down in the thousand and one details of managing the day-to-day hubbub? Well, in case you need reminding, the tides of destiny are not in the habit of making things convenient. And if you don’t cooperate willingly, they will ultimately compel you to do so. But now here’s the really good news, Scorpio: The tides of destiny will make available at least one burst of assistance that you can’t imagine right now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
In my dream, I used the non-itchy wool of the queen’s special Merino sheep to weave an enchanted blanket for you. I wanted this blanket to be a good luck charm you could use in your crusade to achieve deeper levels of romantic intimacy. In its tapestry I spun scenes depicting the most love-filled events from your past. It was beautiful and perfect. But after I finished it, I had second thoughts about giving it to you. Wasn’t it a mistake to make it so flawless? Shouldn’t it also embody the messier aspects of togetherness? To turn it into a better symbol and therefore a more dynamic talisman, I spilled wine on one corner of it and unraveled some threads in
another corner. Now here’s my interpretation of my dream: You’re ready to regard messiness as an essential ingredient in your quest for deeper intimacy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your word of power is “supplication” -the act of asking earnestly and humbly for what you want. When practiced correctly, “supplication” is indeed a sign of potency, not of weakness. It means you are totally united with your desire, feel no guilt or shyness about it, and intend to express it with liberated abandon. Supplication makes you supple, poised to be flexible as you do what’s necessary to get the blessing you yearn for. Being a supplicant also makes you smarter, because it helps you realize that you can’t get what you want on the strength of your willful ego alone. You need grace, luck, and help from sources beyond your control.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
In the coming weeks, your relationships with painkillers will be extra sweet and intense. Please note that I’m not talking about ibuprofen or acetaminophen or aspirin. My reference to painkillers is metaphorical. What I’m predicting is that you will have a knack for finding experiences that reduce your suffering. You’ll have a sixth sense about where to go to get the most meaningful kinds of healing and relief. Your intuition will guide you to initiate acts of atonement and forgiveness, which will in turn ameliorate your wounds.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Don’t wait around passively as you fantasize about becoming the “Chosen One” of some person or group or institution. Be your own Chosen One. And don’t wander around aimlessly, biding your time in the hope of eventually being awarded some prize or boon by a prestigious source. Give yourself a prize or boon. Here’s one further piece of advice, Pisces: Don’t postpone your practical and proactive intentions until the mythical “perfect moment” arrives. Create your own perfect moment.
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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 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 912-598-3345. email@example.com. gacoast.uga.edu/ events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. CAP’N SPLATTER’S PUPPET SHOW Capt’n Splatter hosts an entertaining and educational musical featuring Caretta Caretta, the singing sea turtle, and a smorgasbord of other oceanic friends. Following the show, Puppet People will be assisting children in making their very own baby sea turtle puppet. $10 adults, $7 children 12 and under Wed., June 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. showare.com/. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. FILM: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM The Tybee Post Theater screens a special series of recently released family-friendly movies weekdays throughout the summer. We’ll feature the biggest blockbusters from the past year. $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under Wed., June 28, 7 p.m. 912472-4790. firstname.lastname@example.org. tybeeposttheater.showare.com/. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. FILM: THE JUNGLE BOOK 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 adults, $5 children 12 and under Thu., June 29, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.showare.com/. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. I PLEDGE FOR ICE CREAM PROJECT As a way to say “Thanks for Your Patriotism,” on July 1st (and then every Monday in July) from 4-7PM, Leopold’s Ice Cream will give any child (age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance a free child’s scoop of their choice in a cup, cake or sugar cone. $0 Sat., July 1, 4-7 p.m. and Mon., July 3, 4-7 p.m. 912-399-1845. ipledge@ leopoldsicecream.com. leopoldsicecream. com/7th-annual-pledge-kicks-off-leopoldsice-cream/. leopoldsicecream.com/. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. email@example.com. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. KIDS NIGHT OUT! Join us for our monthly kids’ dance party. Hip hop, ballroom, games, crafts, movie
& popcorn. $15.00 Sun., July 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. salondebaileballroomdancestudio.com/. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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. 912-236CITY. 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.
LECTURE: THE NEW HUMANISM Christian Sottile, professor of Architecture and Urban Design at SCAD and co-founder of the urban design practice Sottile & Sottile, will center on the art and science of urban design and why building for a more humane future is both timely and essential. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Thu., June 29, 6:30 p.m. 912-395-5070. massieschool.com/. Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. NANCY BRANDON BOOK SIGNING Local author Nancy Brandon announces the publication of her second novel, “Show Me a Kindness,” a work of historical fiction inspired by the Vidalia onion and Herschel Walker. Sat., July 1, 1 p.m. eshaverbooks. com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. ZACH POWERS BOOK SIGNING Savannah author Zach Powers signs copies of his new book, “Gravity Changes.” Sat., July 1, 5 p.m. eshaverbooks.com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.
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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 29, 2-3 p.m. 912598-3345. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.
FIRST SATURDAY HIKE This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. $2 first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-727-2339. gastateparks.org/ FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.
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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.
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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 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 46 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. 636-2331772. 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.
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Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. email@example.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. UNITED STATES INDOOR FOOTBALL Watch the region’s finest indoor football players go head to head with two games a day. $15 Sat., July 1, 1 & 7 p.m. savannahcivic.com. Martin Luther King Jr Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. USMNT (SOCCER) AMERICAN OUTLAWS CHAPTER USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.
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.
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