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David Allan Coe w/Special Guest Peewee Moore Wednesday, August 30th Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Thursday, August 31st Saving Abel with Special Guest Friday, September 8th P.O.D. - Alien Ant Farm, PowerFlo, Fire From The Gods Thursday, September 13th Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert Friday, September 15th Dylan Scott with Special Guest Wednesday, September 20th Jackyl with Special Guest Wayland Friday, September 22nd

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Outlaws with Special Guest Scooter Brown Band Saturday, October 7th The LACS Big Smo, Demun Jones Saturday, October 14th Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Saturday, October 21st Corey Smith with Special Guest Friday, October 27th Mother’s Finest w/Special Guest Thomas Claxton Friday, October 27th

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Indian Street Block Party

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Say goodbye to tour tickets and raise a glass in celebration of the new Georgia Distillery and Brewery Law passing. 5-10 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St.

A life-long renegade, singer/songwriter David Allan Coe is one of the most colorful and unpredictable characters in country music history. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25

Film: Birthday Salute to Elliot Gould

In celebration of Elliot Gould’s most unusual and diverse talent, the PFS will screen one of his least-known and strangest theatrical films. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Savannah Craft Beer Week

Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Aug. 28-Sep. 4 facebook.com/savcraftbeer/

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Film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Tybee Island 10th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash SUN 9.3

Celebrate the end of summer with live music by the Swingin’ Medallions, followed by fireworks. 7 p.m., Tybee Pier Pavilion

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Watch an exclusive screening of Al Gore’s new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” while showing your support for the Chatham County Democratic Committee. 6:30-8:45 p.m. Regal Sav Stadium 10, 1132 Shawnee St. $25, $50 912-856-1074. james.grove@ccdcgeorgia. com. ccdcgeorgia.com/events

Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute

Enjoy the music of the Rolling Stones. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $15-$25 savconcerts.com

FRIDAY 9. 1 Bacon Fest

Head down to River Street to enjoy all things bacon. Sweet Tea Trio, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Nickel Bag of Funk, Liquid Ginger, Danielle Hicks and the Resistance, and the Isaac Smith Band will perform. Sept. 1- Sep. 4 River Street, River St.

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Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free info@riverstreetsavannah.com. riverstreetsavannah.com/event/first-friday-fireworks

First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. September’s performers are Melanie Mirande and Cynergy (Bob and Judy Williams). 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation savannahfolk.org

- First Friday in Starland A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free

Indian Street Block Party

Say goodbye to tour tickets and raise a h glass at the Indian Street Block Party in celebration of the new Georgia Distillery and Brewery Law passing. 5-10 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St.

Lecture: What is the Cost to Nature to Sustain an Increasing Population? Dr. Meimei Lin will explore the effects of agricultural intensification on U.S. farmland. noon Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $25

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

SATURDAY 9. 2 Art on River Street

Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

Face To Face

Coming this Labor Day Weekend, two of the country’s best Billy Joel and Elton John tribute artists will join forces to recreate this amazing show. 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $25 Reserved seating, $30 premium seats tybeeposttheater.showare.com/

Book Signing and Reading with John MacIlroy

Author John Macilroy will be reading and signing his new book, Not Exactly Rocket Scientists and Other Stories by Gilbert Schill, Jr, John MacIlroy, and Robert Hamilton, III 1 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. Free

City Hotel Album Release Party

Featuring 14 original songs, “Don’t Go to the Porch” was hand crafted over 2 years and put to record at Savannah’s esteemed Elevated Basement Studios. 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $10

The Drinking Class: Labor Day Bar Crawl

Come celebrate Labor Day weekend with Savannah’s finest drinking class. Come decked out in your style of white--white togas, white t’s, white dresses, white shoes, white jeans, white everything. 4-11 p.m. Barrelhouse South, 125 W. Congress St. $15 advance, $20 door

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

Forsyth Farmers Market

Ursrey Memorial Lecture w/ Ann Hood

Front Porch Improv

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home , will present a lecture by acclaimed author Ann Hood. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the lecture. 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Free and open to the public

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com Front Porch Improv mixes improv games, improv scenes, and stories into a seamless spontaneous and unscripted theatrical experience. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh at other people crying. first Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 CONTINUES ON P. 6

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Front Porch Improv: Southern Gothic

This month’s focus will be comedy inspired by Southern Gothic writers including local hometown legend, Flannery O’Connor. Special improv team guests are Brothers with Beards. 8 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. $15 savimprov@gmail.com. frontporchimprov. com

Gardening Session

Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

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Opening Day at the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market will open the 2017 Fall Session with a fifth anniversary party and poster unveiling featuring the work of local artist Megan Gilliamsen. 9 a.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free

Savannah Craft Brew Fest

Enjoy craft beers of all kinds at this annual festival. 2-6 p.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $50

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Help raise funds for Jason Statts, who was paralyzed in a 2008 robbery, in this final push for Statts Fest. Bands include Black Tusk, Shroud Eater, Menudo Death Squad, Reconsiler, Sins of Godless Men, The Gumps, and Resident One. noon The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. $10 suggested donation

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Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

Labor Day Beach Bash

Celebrate the end of summer with music from the Swingin’ Medallions, followed by fireworks. 7 p.m. Tybee Pier Pavilion Free

Savannah Songwriters Series

Featuring Tommy Holland, Andrew Gill, and Keith Rea. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5

TUESDAY 9. 5 Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard first came to national attention in 1973 and has written 16 books to date, including her forthcoming memoir, “The Best of Us.” 6:30 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Free and open to the public

Renaming The Talmadge Bridge

A free panel discussion to consider changing the name of the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge. The discussion will be moderated by former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson. 6:30 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Free

WEDNESDAY 9. 6 Armstrong Farmers’ Market

Armstrong State University’s Department of Recreation and Wellness will host its biannual Armstrong Farmers’ Market. The market will provide access to locally grown produce and handcrafted items while supporting over 25 regional farmers and artisans. 10 a.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

Community Participation in Alcohol Beverage Ordinance

Over the next few months, the City will be working with the community to revisit possible revisions to the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance. Key areas of focus include addressing concerns regarding bar card provisions, Sunday sales, persons under the age of 21 in establishments when the kitchen closes, enforcement and other items identified when implementing the initial ordinance changes. The community is invited to participate in this process. 2 & 6 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 912-525-1500


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

BY JIM MOREKIS

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THE PHRASE “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” is not only a really lame way to open a column, it also happens to be true. It’s an important life lesson – not to mention Newton’s Third Law – we should keep in mind with the ongoing national debate over Confederate monuments and imagery. As some of the dust settles in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, it’s possible to get a more accurate picture of the lay of the land in terms of public opinion.

From a purely political point of view, an even more interesting thing about the monument polling is that a pretty large percentage really don’t have their minds made up yet either way. This more persuadable group of people is likely to have more impact in the big picture moving forward, depending on which way the moral and political debate shifts. And that’s where the concept of an opposite reaction comes in. Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, vying for the Democratic nomination to succeed current Gov. Nathan Deal, was an early adopter of the concept of bringing down the monuments. All of them. Almost immediately on the heels of the violence in Charlottesville, Abrams issued

Politically, Abrams’ move seemed destined to do two things: Cement her support against Democratic rival Stacey Evans (yes, both women are named Stacey with an “e”), and virtually guarantee enormous conservative turnout against her in the general election. If you don’t believe that, remember what happened to former Gov. Roy Barnes’s reelection bid in 2002, when he suggested taking the Confederate emblem off the Georgia state flag. His defeat at the hands of the “flaggers” arguably heralded the era of total Republican one-party dominance of Georgia politics (though that is admittedly an oversimplification). While there was certainly support at the time for changing the outdated Georgia

In most polls, including a few from what you might call left-leaning organizations such as NPR, the percentage of total respondents who support fully removing Confederate monuments only runs about 27-33 percent. There’s not a lot of polling done so far on the issue of Confederate monuments, but almost all of the polling that has been done shows a pretty consistent snapshot of what the nation at large thinks about it. And so far at least, the polls tell us that… removing Confederate monuments isn’t really that popular. In most polls, including a few from what you might call left-leaning organizations such as NPR, the percentage of total respondents who support fully removing Confederate monuments only runs about 27-33 percent. That might not be such a surprise to you. But if you drill down into the results, you see something a bit more interesting. Namely that according to some polls, only about half of African Americans support completely removing the monuments. The highest anti-monument number recorded for Democrats as a whole is 72 percent — solid but far from unanimous. Again, this is a consistent result in most of the polling we’ve seen so far, which admittedly is thin on the ground. Now, surely you can say that polls don’t matter, or aren’t to be trusted, or are used to push an agenda. And you would be able to find evidence to support your view. But when you see several polls with similar results, it’s usually best from a political standpoint to try and make sense of what you’re seeing.

a statement calling for the removal of the state’s largest Confederate homage, which also happens to be the largest sculpture in the world: the portrayal of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis on the side of Stone Mountain. Hewn from solid granite over the course of decades, the Stone Mountain carving— while objectively quite impressive as an example of the sculptor’s art —seems at best to be laughably anachronistic in the year 2017, and at worst an embarrassment for the entire state, especially given the sculpture’s historical ties to the KKK. For now let’s leave aside the larger debate over how wise it would be to blow up the world’s largest single work of art while American forces are now doubling down in a war against a foe in Afghanistan that likes to blow up stone sculptures on its own side of the world. Of more local concern, engineers estimate the cost of environmental abatement involved with physically destroying the Stone Mountain carvings would be tens of millions of dollars. Turns out that scraping or blowing up the side of a mountain generates a lot of toxic dust that we don’t want people to breathe. I’ll leave it to more talented wordsmiths to elaborate on the poignant poetic symbolism there.

flag—with its design firmly rooted in the segregationist era—events showed that the more fierce and longer-lasting passion was on the side of those who didn’t want it changed. But you say that times are different now? That Georgia has many more transplants from more liberal areas of the country? That minority voters today are much more engaged and willing to demand that their voices and concerns be heard? You would be absolutely right. But the question is, how right? Right enough to overcome inertia on the subject of taking down monuments? For every vote you gain by suggesting we do that, how many do you lose? It is possible that this is one of the those moral issues that is simply beyond the scope of the ballot box to credibly deal with. Nonetheless, the ballot box is always a reality to be confronted in some form or fashion. Former Democratic strategist and CNN analyst Paul Begala recently said that on the monument issue, Democrats might be “driving straight into a trap Trump has set.” That seems to be giving Trump far too much credit. But it will be interesting to see moving forward who has stronger legs—the people who want the monuments removed, or the monuments themselves. CS

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BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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WHEN my kids first began noodging me about The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 a year ago, I was nonplussed. “Pish, what do teenagers know about ‘once in a lifetime experiences’?” I snorted, seeing no reason to waste time and gas schlepping up I-95 to watch a shadow creep across the sky. “Finish that stale box of cereal and make a viewfinder and watch it from the backyard like we did in the 70s.” “But but but we have to be in the path of totality,” they explained, shoving their phones in my face to show me the swath of colored coordinates on a map. “It’s kind of being a little bit pregnant. Either you are or you aren’t.” “I have no idea what I’m looking at but neither of you better be pregnant!” I yelled. For months, I rolled my eyes over their admonitions that we’d better book hotel rooms in several cities just in case it was cloudy and suggestions that “Missouri isn’t that far of a drive.” Then the internet started freaking out and school got canceled for this “inclement weather event” and I was spurred to purchase a 10-pack of paper eclipse glasses on Amazon Prime before the price ballooned to match a mortgage payment. I also realized if I got to work at dawn that morning, I could churn out most of my deadline duties and be in South Carolina in time for the dark side of the moon’s full Monty that afternoon. Our dinner table the night before looked like one of Daenerys Targaryen’s military strategy meetings, all heads bowed over weather radar apps and snack provisions. “I have a very important question,” announced my husband as he divided almonds and craisins into Ziploc bags. “If you show your moon to the sun during an eclipse, do you get a ring around Uranus?” Even though this joker wasn’t taking this celestial occurrence as seriously as the rest of us, we still let him arrange the playlist, which included Manfred Mann’s “Blinded by the Light,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” The Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star” and obvi, The Police’s “Invisible Sun” and “King of Pain.” “There’s a little black spot on the sun today…” we sang as we crossed into Cackalacky on I-17, saluting the suckers already bumperstuck on I-95. We picked up a virtually-empty 321, coincidentally the exact route we followed when we evacuated for the last inclement weather event of Hurricane Matthew. Fellow eclipse chasers Clinton Edminster and Heather MacRae closed Star8 landia for the day to join our caravan,

On the path to totality

The Great American Solar Eclipse showed millions the dark side of the moon. PHOTO COURTESY OF BERND THALLER

remaining remarkably patient when Siri made us do pretzel turns outside of Fairfax. We were aiming for Aiken, but the loudmouth experts in the car deemed it not far enough in the zone. “I told you, it’s like you can’t be a little bit preg—” “That’s enough! We get it! The next person who mentions pregnancy gets the bent pair of glasses,” I shouted over Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” We followed a clear patch in the cloud cover to the tiny town of Springfield, SC. With a population of 497, Springfield is best known for its flea market and annual frog jumping contest, but on this day its central park drew what must have seemed like a massive crowd of about a dozen eclipse watchers. Unbelievably, the majority were Savannahians: Our party of seven met Pastor Jerry Garrison of Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church and his wife, Donna, in the park’s wooden pavilion, where we swatted gnats and awaited the wonder. While we all anticipated some sort of spiritual experience, Rev. Garrison assured us that in spite of the warnings from SC emergency officials about a possible invasion by lizard people and other paranormal cataclysms, the eclipse was probably not a harbinger of the Apocalypse. “If it is, I don’t think these three dollar glasses are going to do us much good,” laughed Rev. Garrison of what a certain paranoiac spouse deemed the “Apoca-clipse.”

Through our blacked-out shades, we observed the moon make its way across the white hot disc of the center of our galaxy, carving out another sliver of darkness every few minutes. The leaves on the oak trees began to spray crescent shadows across the pavement as the light got lower. At around 2:20pm, the confused crickets began to chirp. The sickle shape of the sun got smaller and smaller until finally, at exactly 2:42pm, the moon’s umbra muscled its way between the earth and its supreme source of light. The sky went completely dark, save Venus twinkling in the southeast and the sun’s corona bursting with ethereal greens and pinks and golds. For a full minute and 40 seconds, our planet was in full alignment with its heavenly bodies, and my monkey mind ceased to spin. We took off the paper glasses and danced and hugged and laughed and cried because it suddenly became so obvious that each of us is standing on the same stage spiraling through space, and for one wonderful moment there was an unshakeable sense that “all that is gone and all that’s to come and everything under the sun is in tune”— to borrow a phrase from Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse.” It was, as my wise children promised, the most magnificent natural event I have ever witnessed, outside of their births. The thing about the universe, though, is that it’s in constant motion, and epiphanies

never last. The moon slid past on its waxing way, and the sun shone on the same messy, flawed world that it did before, us inhabitants once again mostly oblivious to the astral machinations above. (On a related note, Mercury doesn’t care that you don’t care that it’s in retrograde, it’s still gonna mess with us.) But the image of that mighty fiery ring remains burned into our brains, and from now on my family and I shall count ourselves as umbraphiles for life, plotting at the kitchen table to see how long it will take to drive to Argentina in 2019 and whether Antarctica will have any cheap hotel rooms left in 2021. We’ve already put a road trip to Florida in the calendar for August 2045, and if we can keep ourselves alive until March 2052, we can enjoy the view from our backyard. (According to the mortgage calculator, we’ll even have the house paid off by then.) Now, I know that a shroud of gray deprived those who stayed in Savannah for the eclipse of any view of it at all, and I’m so very sorry. But take heart that you didn’t miss out on much, because even at 97 percent coverage, it wouldn’t have had the same majesty as full totality, anyway. See, it’s kind of like how you can’t be a little bit preg—oh, for heaven’s sake, nevermind. CS


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BY ABERJHANI WHEN REFLECTING on whether the Confederate Monument in Savannah’s Forsyth Park is to remain standing or not, some important considerations should probably be taken into account. One is whether the challenge before us might be more effectively addressed by redefining the function of the monument. Another would be to examine how we could build upon such a redefinition, or reinterpretation if preferred, to expand one significant aspect of Savannah’s everevolving story. Until now, that story as represented by public monuments, educational curriculum, acknowledged historical figures, and depictions in the dominant media has clearly remained too racially lopsided. The southern section of what we presently call Forsyth Park (itself named after Georgia’s 33rd governor, John Forsyth) was once known as the South Common. With the Marine Hospital on one side of the area and the Old County Jail on another, the larger expanse served as a central military encampment that included facilities for Confederate soldiers and Union Army prisoners of war. Therefore, the structure designated as a monument could actually be viewed more precisely as an official historical marker than as a tribute to those who would have seen my ancestors dying as slaves, and myself, perhaps, eventually born as one. Redefining the monument as an historical marker for an important site of the American Civil War would not “fix everything” any more than our reigning POTUS’s tweets do. But some of the discussions about expanding or, in truth, appropriately revising the thematic intent represented by the monolith as it stands makes a lot of sense and possibly could fix quite a bit. Those of us—black, white, brown, tan, and in-between—who were around at the time will remember that balancing the story of Savannah’s heroes was a primary motivation behind Dr. Abigail Jordan and company’s decade-long battle to erect the African American Family Monument on River Street. The ripple effect from that victory has benefitted many more than local diverse denizens and a strategically-applied creative approach to resolving the die-hard controversy over the Confederate Monument could produce a similar result.

The Confederate Monument in Forsyth Park. PHOTO BY BRANDON BLATCHER

At present, the iron fence-encircled monument consists of the full-size likeness of a Confederate veteran usually identified as Hamilton Branch, along with busts of Confederate General Lafayette McLaws and Confederate Colonel Francis S. Bartow. What if, in addition to these, were added sculptures of the following: Savannah educator and 33rd U.S. Colored Troops veteran Susie Baker King Taylor, Union General William T. Sherman (like it or not he won and graciously spared the city), and black freedman, pastor, entrepreneur, and political advocate Andrew Cox Marshall (slightly pre-Civil War, yes, but a worthy figure nonetheless). Think collective diversity and the truth it represented 150-plus years as well as the truth it increasingly reflects in 2017.

There is no reason the statue of Hamilton could not come down to occupy a space and level on par with the others and, put in its former place, a gleaming eagle or another symbol of justice. The monument itself could be renamed something like (just an example folks) Emancipation Circle, or Circle of Remembrance. That would be worth traveling some miles for and something which could provide employment for two or more artists (word has it the city is booming now so why not share the wealth with the creative souls who do so much for its reputation?). With the threat of war in this century no more than the push of a button away from certain hyper-animated fingers on different continents, we can never forget that Savannah’s great combat story is an integral part of America’s heartbreaking family tragedy. What happens in the city — racially, culturally, politically, economically, or socially — gets noticed and matters very much. Narratives spun from the American experience often influence stories lived beyond our shores. A crucial lesson which we may yet pass on to the rest of the world is that by re-envisioning the functional significance of the Confederate Monument we can simultaneously acknowledge our differences and utilize them to everyone’s advantage. Please consider this: The American Civil War did not end with the chapters on divided families splattering each other’s blood all over the country. Nor did it do so with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It ended with once-opposing forces pledging to work together towards a healing reconciliation and greater unification within our shared homeland. That part of our story might never end because each succeeding generation has, and likely always will, find itself reassessing and refining its understanding and practice of democracy. This current generation in Georgia’s first great municipality has an opportunity to contribute to that process in a very beautiful and empowering way. CS Aberjhani is an-awarding author of works in multiple genres and creator of the Postered Chromatic Poetics art and photography series. He is currently working on a play about the implications of generational legacies as symbolized by efforts to rename the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge.


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CLOSE your eyes and picture the ideal neighborhood. Are you seeing well-maintained homes situated along quiet, treelined streets? Good. Let’s continue. What sorts of people do you see in the neighborhood? A dad pushing a stroller down the street? We’ll say it’s a double stroller containing his twins. Its wide wheelbase makes it difficult to maneuver it along the sidewalk. A young woman out for a run, her stride keeping pace with her iTunes playlist?

Others joined in to vilify people for feeling comfortable enough to go out for evening strolls or morning runs on neighborhood streets, by calling them idiots, suggesting they be punished by “courts and government,” and accusing them of endangering their own children. As is often the case in social media discussions about people who walk and ride bikes, traffic regulations were cited, chilling anecdotes about close calls with people who “step off the curb and don’t look” were shared, and the condition of neighborhood sidewalks was debated. The consensus was summed up by one of my neighbors who suggested that, “walkers are not paying attention” and that, “if you’re going to do it [walking in your own

While I’ll continue to be careful while I’m out walking and bicycling, I can’t get on board with scolding my neighbors for listening to music or walking on the streets where they live. Maybe she gives a thumbs-up as she passes a friend who’s running in the opposite direction. How about old friends out for their morning constitutional? Perhaps they’re passing their phones back and forth as they walk, sharing photos of grandchildren who will be visiting at Thanksgiving. I attended most of the Savannah Forward meetings over the summer and I watched again and again as people stood up to plead for safe, comfortable neighborhood streets so they could be just like the people I have described above. A community where people of all ages and abilities feel safe exercising and interacting with their neighbors is universally understood as a good place to live. Yet in a recent Facebook discussion about my real neighborhood, healthy and neighborly behaviors such as these were described as bad, “undefendable,” and negligent. People who walk and run in my neighborhood were commanded to remain on visual and auditory high alert. That means no looking at phone screens or using ear buds. They were admonished to stay on the sidewalk. They were instructed to always walk or run facing oncoming cars.

neighborhood], do it the right way.” Why all these dire warnings? Well, the original post buried the lede. Not until the final sentence of the original post do we learn why people who dare to enjoy the streets of my neighborhood must be constantly vigilant and always on their very best behavior: “Many drivers are playing with their cell phones while cruising around.” Only once during the discussion did anyone suggest that something should be done about distracted driving. The idea that people will be staring at their phones while driving, often in excess of the speed limit, was accepted as an unavoidable condition. After reaching such a conclusion, the next step is shifting blame to the potential victims of these irresponsible motorists. Listen, it’s my job to educate people on how to stay safe while walking. I endorse using sidewalks (where they are available), staying alert, and walking facing traffic (the opposite is true for bicycling) as helpful strategies for reducing risk. And I truly believe the Facebook discussion was started with good intentions. However, walking in the street, playing in the street, stopping in the street to chat with neighbors — even in the middle of the street — are all relatively safe activities in


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of danger, irresponsible drivers, it relinquishes our streets to them. By doing so, we reorganize the hierarchy of neighborhood streets to prioritize cars over the people who live there. While I’ll continue to be careful while I’m out walking and bicycling, and encourage others to do the same, I can’t get on board with scolding my neighbors for listening to music or walking on the streets where they live. Instead, our attention should be focused on stopping those who operate their vehicles in ways that show insufficient concern for the safety of a neighborhood’s people, pets, and property. CS

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residential areas if you subtract distracted, irresponsible drivers from the equation. People who are paying attention and driving at appropriate speeds will have no trouble seeing and slowing for people pushing strollers, walking dogs, playing ball, or socializing with their friends, even if these folks are not doing it “the right way.” While not advisable on major arterials or limited access freeways, these are natural occurrences on neighborhood streets and indicators of a sociable, healthy, and appealing place to live. Recasting these beneficial and normal activities as harmful and undesirable not only accepts and excuses the real source

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“It’s like a carnival every weekend” at the Wilmington Island Farmers Market, featuring fresh produce, food trucks, Wings of Joy Tropical Birds and princesses from Enchant My Party. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WIFM

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Wilmington Island Farmers Market opens its fifth season at Islands High on Sept. 2 JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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PEOPLE who think Saturday mornings are for sleeping in obviously don’t have young children. Those who do can attest that it seems like toddlers and preschool kids wake up on the weekends even more raring to go than during the week—and Wilmington Island Farmers Market co-founder Debby McIncrow wants to give them a destination. Starting on Sept. 2 at Islands High School, Saturday mornings are now about pony rides, bouncy houses, exotic birds, storytelling princesses and more. “Our mission at the market is to appeal to Savannah families by offering all the things that children like to do,” says McIncrow. “It’s like a carnival every weekend. We want everyone to be entertained.” WIFM has grown from just a few booths at Islands Community Church to row after colorful row of vendors and artisans in the Islands High parking lot. Each week features something new to do and see—from cooking classes to classic car showcases to 14 drone demos—and a revolving roster of local

food trucks to sate the appetite. The market’s new season kicks off with Enchant My Party’s charming fairytale characters, friendly creatures from Triple J Stables and Wings of Joy Tropical Birds and tasty snacks from the Big Cheese food truck, plus the unveiling of this year’s official poster painted by artist Megan Garrison. Upcoming Saturdays will bring live music from the band Random Acts, bouncy houses from Party Harbor, Jenni’s Treats from the Streets, cute critters from Oatland Island Wildlife Center and all-ages stretching with Yoga Palz. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome at the market, and they even get their own day on Sept. 30. “We’re particularly excited about Puppy Palooza,” says McIncrow of the fur-centric event. “We’re raising money for the Southeastern Guide Dog Organization that day, and people can bid on their favorite puppy products.” Launched in 2013, the Wilmington Island Farmers Market began as a way to counter the divisiveness and isolation McIncrow saw cropping up in daily life. Originally from Cooperstown, NY where there is a vibrant street market, she knew that locals would bond over fresh produce and family activities. “I thought, well, we can’t change the

world, but we can create a gathering place for our community,” she recalls of hosting that first meeting of interested neighbors in her backyard. “Now we’re going into our fifth year, a big hurdle. It’s amazing how it’s all come together.” McIncrow says she received inspiration and valuable advice from former Forsyth Farmers Market executive director Teri Schell, who recently moved to Alabama after helming downtown’s Saturday market for nine years. “Teri was so generous in sharing her materials and suggestions with me,” says McIncrow. “She really helped me get things started out here on the islands.” The market’s regular vendors offer plenty of reasons for those without kids or dogs to stop in. As the summer heat wanes, shoppers can expect a cornucopia of organic greens, eggplants, herbs and more from Adam’s Farm and Gardens, grown in nearby Bloomingdale. FFM mainstay Gruber Farms also brings their fresh melons, peppers and produce to WIFM, and Polk’s Fresh Produce always has a full suite of veggies and fruit. Specialty foods like Alake’s Pecans, farm-raised meats from Georgia Buffalo, local honey from Capital Bee Company

and Bootleg Farm’s fresh goat cheese give gourmet cachet, and sustainably-raised blooms from Browns & Hounds Flower Farm brings the beauty of the season to the table. Artisans like Copper Tree Pottery and KaiNat Natural Body Products make picking out a memorable gift easy, and the Groovy Dudes invite folks to grab a fresh cup of PERC coffee and stay awhile. “We want people to come and hang out,” says McIncrow. “We built this to become a destination for everybody, families, veterans, seniors, the whole community.” While the market now technically takes place on Whitemarsh Island, the market founder says there are no plans to change the name. “What we’re doing is working out, so we’re going to stay the Wilmington Island Farmers Market,” she assures. “The most important thing is that people have a positive place to come on a Saturday morning.” CS

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Coffee: let’s grow this plant, pick the berries, take the seeds out, roast and then grind the beans, pour hot water through the grounds, and throw the beans away. Drink the water! How did we get there? —Old Blue Eyes REMEMBER Solomon, OBE? Wise and just, son of David, king of Israel, etc? He’s who did it, according to one 17th-century Arab writer. The story goes that Solomon encountered a plague-struck village and was counseled by the angel Gabriel to roast coffee beans—anticipating the single-origin craze, Gabriel specified beans sourced from Yemen—and soak them in hot water. He gave the resulting beverage to the villagers, curing them. Despite coffee’s proven miraculous qualities, this version of history has it then falling off everyone’s radars for a couple millennia, till about the 16th century. OK, maybe not the most convincing. But Yemen and the 16th century, or thereabouts, are where coffee actually begins to show up in the (non-scriptural) record. We pause to note, first, that these folks certainly weren’t the first to come up with the idea of immersing vegetable matter in water and consuming the results. I’d propose that’s just one of those things humans wind up thinking of over time, if only

because they’re bored; when the coffee craze first swept the Gulf of Aden, the Chinese had been brewing tea for centuries. You could similarly look at the practice of grinding grain, adding water, and exposing the resulting dough to heat—i.e., making bread, which I wrote about back in July. An unlikely process at first glance, but if you’ve got a sheaf of wheat and a need for nutrition, you’ll figure it out eventually. Coffee is nutritionally useless, though— what need could it have been filling? This is where the era and locale come into play: some convincing histories place coffee’s emergence in Yemeni communities of Sufis, members of a Muslim sect, who allegedly discovered that drinking it helped them stay awake during long religious ceremonies. There are a number of competing stories here and no small amount of lore, but if you squint hard enough you can see the rough outline of a narrative: coffee trees grow wild in this part of the world; somebody decided to see how their seeds tasted and realized that, taste notwithstanding, they make you feel good; thus are caffeine addictions born. It probably didn’t hurt that this was a region famous for the stimulant khat, which are leaves people chew on; there pre-existed a local enthusiasm for getting a buzz off plants. Various of these stories are laid out in the 1985 book Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East, by historian Ralph Hattox. Hattox doesn’t even mention the first tale you’ll likely come across if you do any searching: one about an Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi, who observed his flock becoming particularly animated after nibbling on a certain bush. After trying it himself, Kaldi shared his find with a local imam, who dried the beans and took to steeping them in hot water whenever he

...Yemen and the 16th century, or thereabouts, are where coffee actually begins to show up in the (non-scriptural) record. We pause to note, first, that these folks certainly weren’t the first to come up with the idea of immersing vegetable matter in water ... needed to pull an all-nighter down at the mosque. Apocryphal for sure, but the accounts Hattox does relate support the idea of coffee being an agrarian discovery embraced by Sufi Muslims; he finds one story, for instance, of a notable Yemeni Sufi known as al-Dhabhani, who sometime in the 1400s traveled to Ethiopia and, there discovering coffee, brought some back to Aden and shared it with his co-religionists. This story also contains “more than a bit

of legend,” Hattox concedes, and is complicated even by the language employed: Dhabhani is said to have encountered people in Ethiopia “using” (i.e., not “drinking”) what the 16th-century writer recounting these events called qahwa, leaving it unclear whether they were brewing it or chewing on it, a la khat. Evidence on the side of brewing is provided by the word qahwa itself, a term that previously had sometimes referred to wine, another mood-altering drink. Still, that or something like it is about as close as we’re going to get: though we don’t know the play-by-play, we know roughly where coffee drinking caught on (Yemen, perhaps running with an Ethiopian concept) and when (the mid-15th century), as well as the religious tradition that midwifed it. A little note on that: In Yemen, the drink ran into early contention over whether it was even acceptable by the standards of the Quran. The prophet Muhammad, you’ll recall, forbade his followers from getting intoxicated, and when coffee made its way to Mecca, in the early 1500s, it sparked a debate: was caffeine an intoxicant? In 1511 a local religious leader “literally put coffee on trial,” writes Tom Standage in A History of the World in 6 Glasses (2005): “He convened a council of legal experts and placed the accused—a large vessel of coffee—before them.” After talking it over they decided coffee was indeed an intoxicant, and therefore haram, and the drink was banned—burned in the streets, Standage reports, its vendors beaten. Within months, though, a higher council overturned the ruling. Apparently cooler heads had prevailed in the interim; maybe everyone switched to decaf. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Aug. 23 in the 600 block of Draper Street. Officers were called to the area around 3:45 p.m. for a man with a gun. When the man fired at officers, officers returned fired, striking him in the leg. He was transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries. Chief Joseph Lumpkin called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident. “Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 3:48 PM, a 911 call was received regarding a male subject pointing a gun and shooting it in the direction of another subject at a residence on Draper Street in Savannah, GA. SavannahChatham Metro Police Officers as well

as agents from the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team responded,” a GBI report reads. “When officers arrived, they made contact with a male subject who was in possession of a firearm. The subject refused to comply with officers’ commands to drop his gun and began to walk away from the officers, still with the gun in his hand,” according to the GBI. “An officer then utilized a less lethal bean bag weapon in an attempt to get the subject to drop his weapon.  At that time, the subject began to fire his handgun at the officers.  The officers returned fire and struck the subject in the leg.  The subject then fled on foot for a short distance and was then arrested without further incident.  The officers then rendered aid to the subject,” police say. The subject has since been released from the hospital and was taken into law enforcement custody.  No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident.  When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office.

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Detectives are investigating a shooting that was reported on August 27. “At about 5:20 a.m., officers responded to a local hospital in reference to a shooting victim. Daqwan Anderson, 19, arrived at the hospital by private vehicle with nonlife-threatening injuries,” police report. “At this time, Anderson has been uncooperative with investigators and has provided them with several locations where the incident may have occurred,” police report. The circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation.

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Savannah bluegrass band City Hotel celebrates a new album BY ANNA CHANDLER

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AGAINST the advice in their new album’s title, City Hotel’s Cory Chambers and Anthony Teixeira are sitting comfortably on the porch at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe. The mandolinist and bass player have been performing with bandmates Aaron Zimmer and Jay Rudd for six years, transforming the Americana and roots music scene in Savannah with their old-timeinspired bluegrass stylings. City Hotel debuted with an EP, “Savannahgrass,” which Teixeira remembers “was really just supposed to be a demo.”

Quickly recorded and mastered, the band handed out copies of their debut and soon fans were asking for them. For the album Dogged Days, the band entered the studio with the songs close-to-fully realized and worked them out in Elevated Basement Studios. With their latest, Don’t Go to the Porch, the four-piece has fully realized its sound and its members’ capabilities as songwriters. The album highlights individual strengths and shows off the musical bond the band has forged after clocking countless hours on the hard-gigging circuit. These days, you won’t necessarily find City Hotel slugging gear between River Street bars five days a week, but those bread-and-butter gigs made them the band

they are today. “It brought us together as a unit quickly,” says Teixeira. “It got us to understand what’s going to happen, whether it’s relying on Cory to bring in a certain flavor, or Aaron coming in with something else, mixing those together in our arrangements.” “It’s hard to see when you’re around each other all the time—it doesn’t feel like we’ve gotten better, but I know we have,” says Chambers. “We definitely are more confident on stage and more loose about taking wild turns and extending jams.” From the beginning, one of City Hotel’s signatures was the use of a vintage-style condenser microphone onstage. The band, armed with acoustic instruments, would gather ‘round, leaning in to take a solo or sing lead. It contributed to the old-timey feel and true front porch pickin’ vibe, but the boys have recently decided to set aside their in-the-round style and plug in their instruments. Acoustic instruments are tough to mic, and by going direct, the band can hear themselves better—and so can the crowd. “We’re committed to plugging in,” Chambers announces. “As much as we love the mics, we’re full-time plugging in now. We’re excited to share the bigger sound at the CD release party. It makes sense for where we want to go to get that bigger sound.” “We feel like normal people now, finally!” he laughs. As a band that’s three songwriters strong, City Hotel shows are always hallmarked by the fun of seeing Chambers, Zimmer, and Rudd trade off on lead vocals. As they alternate, each’s individual songwriting shines through as the others sing backup and create a sonic bed for each songwriter’s arrangements. Don’t Go to the Porch marks banjoist Rudd’s songwriting debut. While he sang the Dogged Days’ cut “Gainesville Mill,” written by Zimmer’s father-in-law Ernie Palmer, Rudd fully shows his talents as a lyricist and arranger on the band’s new album. “I love Jay’s lyric writing,” admires Chambers. “A couple of my favorites are the ones he brought. ‘The Garden’ makes me tear up, for sure. And Zimmer’s just an incredible storyteller, singer-songwriter type.” The ominous title track comes from an old Chambers family story. “It’s pretty silly,” Chambers shares. “My grandma’s neighbor was fixing his porch and it collapsed. He said to his wife, ‘Don’t go to the porch.’ She said, ‘Why not?’ and he said, ‘Because there ain’t one.’ That’s become a mantra in my head for a while now, for when maybe your brain is going somewhere you don’t want it to. ‘Don’t do that.’ The song ‘Montreal’ might be the opposite of that place. But that’s one thing

I like lyrically about the songs I contributed—singing them over and over again, they’re kind of like mantras to me and mean something to me. That’s kind of nice to sing them over and over and hopefully remind myself to do better.” Family history and storytelling are recurring themes throughout City Hotel’s work. As the band has toured together, they’ve enjoyed getting to know one another’s relatives and learn the stories of their roots. The cover art, a sepia-toned photo of a family in front of a porch, is an old family portrait of Rudd’s. “When we decided on [the title] Don’t Go to the Porch, we tried to find old family photos with porches,” Chambers says. “Jay was at his granddad’s house and saw that picture on the wall…it just felt right.” The band returned to Elevated Basement Studios to record, working with Kevin Rose to capture their sound. They’d fine-tuned the songs, having tried them out onstage for two years, but before the recording process began, City Hotel played the album in its entirety to an audience of one. “We had Kevin come over and listen to all the songs before we went into the studio,” says Chambers. “By the time we went to the studio, everything was ready to go. We recorded 14 songs in a really short time span.” “We went in ready to record,” Teixeira nods. “We were in and out of the studio in two days. It was awesome.” Currently, City Hotel is applying to 2018 festivals—they love the hippie/jam band outdoor setting—and they’ll perform a few shows throughout Georgia over the coming months. Savannah gets to hear the album first at Service Brewing. “We had a great time opening up for The Accomplices there,” Chambers says of the brewery. “It’s got a great stage, and we love the owners there.” Saturday night is not only a record release celebration—attendees can offer a toast to Service as they celebrate new state beer laws. Previously, if one wanted to enjoy a beer in the very place it was made, a tour and 36-ounce tasting was the only way. Now, beer fans can mosey up to the bar and simply enjoy brews by the pint. “That allowed us to bring the ticket price down, too, and make it accessible to people,” Teixeira says. After so much time as a band, a big “cheers” is certainly in order for Savannah’s bluegrass pickers. “It’s really cool that we’ve been able to do this for six years now,” Chambers says. “It’s unique.” CS

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SAVANNAH’S FAVORITE fundraisers for one of its favorite creatives. Before Statts Fest Goes Bananas, the annual family-friendly benefit for artist and musician Jason Statts on September 23, grown folks get a whole day of fun and fundraising at The Jinx. All funds raised will go directly to support medical bills and a better quality of life for Statts, who was shot in a violent crime in 2008 and suffered irreparable damage to his spinal column. At Statts Pre-Game and Punk Rock Garage Sale, The Jinx will be alive with rock ‘n’ roll on the stage and local makers on the floor peddling their wares and sharing their unique skills.

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Royal Thunder Atlanta rock gods Royal Thunder headline this year’s Statts Pre-Game. The fourpiece released their fourth album, WICK, on April 7. Through a cathartic recording experience, the band came out strong with a maturation of their hazy stoner rock driven by killer riffs and the toweringly epic vocals of Mlny Parsonz. Black Tusk Any chance to catch a hometown show from Savannah’s own metal kings Black Tusk is worth the while. It’s a particularly noteworthy gig while we wait on that new record from Andrew, James, and Corey. Shroud Eater The stage gets a little darker when Shroud Eater takes it. The three-piece’s wickedly dark and primal sludge metal is an all-encompassing experience live. The Miami band arrives in Savannah fresh off a new release: Strike The Sun, the anticipated follow-up to 2011’s ThunderNoise. The power trio’s latest arrived in July. Reconciler Reconciler may be a new project, but the faces in it are certainly familiar: That’s scene vet Joseph Lazzari on vocal/guitar duties, Derron Nuhfer of Less Than Jake and Gunmoll on bass, Kelsey Wilson of All Night Drug Prowling Wolves and Anchor Bends on drums, and Kyle Bryant on guitar. If you’re a fan of anthemic, punkhearted rock ‘n’ roll, Reconciler will earn a new place in your music collection. Resident One Atlanta punk trio Resident One takes inspiration from the likes of Alkaline Trio, AFI, and blink-182. Featuring members of 18 Jinx favorites Burns Like Fire, the band

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released a debut LP, Stay Inside, in March on Atlanta’s 59 X Records. Sins of Godless Men Savannah’s own Sins of Godless Men is close to completing its new album—no release date yet, but look for more shows from the band for the rest of the year. Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains The SAV dad punks bring their timeless, humor-laden pop-punk to the stage. The Gumps Matt Hewitt, Tucker Weston, and Patrick Caviness deliver a high-energy performance with laugh-out-loud lyricism and aggressive ukulele rhythms. Nate Hall Singer-songwriter Nate Hall (of the band U.S. Christmas) has recorded a new song, “24 Hours.” All profits from song sales will directly benefit Statts himself.

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darlingly demented taste. Monk Comics Caroline Smith creates zines and comics about “the absurd and the mundane in the everyday life of a 20-something.” Worser Beings Small press Worser Beings, based in Saint Louis, Missouri, specializes in printmaking and unique products. Undead Speed Equipment Up your pin and patch game with creepy goods from Greenville, South Carolina’s Undead Speed Equipment. Space Waste Atlanta-based Space Waste offers plenty of pop culture-parodying enamel pins, patches, and more. Monstieur Scott Hensel creates comics, zines, a daily comic strip, and more. Greta O. Embroidery THE GOODS When she’s not onstage with a mic in Cherrybox Studios Greta O. & The Toxic Shock, Greta Odrezin Savannah designer Jessica Knapp is our is a wiz with a needle and thread, making resident queen of gory-cute. The Savannah custom creations and unique patches. Sweet Tease Artistic Director and leading Pine Box Designs creative behind The Jinx’s big Halloween Cutting boards shaped like coffins and décor brings an assortment of goods to bats? Yes, please! Upstate South Carolina’s the Garage Sale, all of which have become Pine Box Designs creates one-of-a-kind coveted collectors’ items among those with works for your kitchen.

Graveface Records & Curiosities Your local purveyor of vinyl records, horror ephemera, and oddball taxidermy will have a small selection of goods at PreStatts Fest. Melissa Harrison Savannah’s Melissa Harrison creates organically lovely handcrafted jewelry using stones, wire, and more. Stephen James Wood Stephen James Wood is a local sculpture artist with a penchant for horror. Ranty Kissy Collectibles Rebecca Jane creates illustrations and collages with a darker yet playful edge. GVVL Graphics Expect Halloween and ‘80s nostalgiainspired goods from GVVL Graphics. CS

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Celebrate the music of two legends with a tribute on Tybee. In homage to Elton John and Billy Joel’s series of 200 shows—the longest-running and most successful concert tandem in pop history—Bill Connors and Hugh Tyner will take the stage together. Connors has performed for decades as an Elton John tribute artist, entertaining on stages and cruise ships. Vegas Strip veteran Tyner fronts the tribute Almost Billy Joel and the Allentown Band, which played to a sold-out house at the Post Theater in 2016. The talented pair is joined by a full six-piece band, playing hits like “Just The Way You Are,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” 20 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8 P.M., $25-30, ALL-AGES

Catch a night of rock from across the Southeast at El-Rocko. Savannah rock ‘n’ roll hero Keith Kozel of Superhorse and GAM performs with his newest band, Shoplifters. The band hasn’t recorded yet, but fans of old school sounds like MC5 and New York Dolls will like the influences that the Shoplifters are pilfering from the past. Orlando punks Tight Genes have become seasoned favorites around these parts. You can stream their last release, the explosive and unstoppable ‘Prison Wallet,’ on Bandcamp. Knoxville, Tennessee’s Burning Itch makes their Savannah debut at the show. The band plays scrappy, lo-fi punk with hooky choruses and El-Rocko attendees will certainly find themselves dancing throughout the bar to their sound. FRIDAY, SEPT 1, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

GRACE JOYNER, BROTHER OLIVER, PAINTER & POET @EL-ROCKO LOUNGE

Charleston’s Grace Joyner her evocative bedroom pop back to Savannah. Greenville, South Carolina’s Brother Oliver, founded by siblings Andrew and Stephen Oliver Born and raised in Greenville, join in with their blend of folk and psych rock. Brother Oliver is touring in support of the release of their latest album, a self-titled full-length. Savannah’s own Painter & Poet rounds out the bill. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

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Guinness World Record winning rapper Twista heads to Elan this weekend. The Chicago artist, who took home the title of fastest rapper in the world in 1992 for his ability to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds, is a pioneer of double-time rap. Over his storied career, Twista has sold millions of albums and hitting the charts with songs like “Slow Jams,” “Overnight Celebrity,” “Girl Tonite,” and “Wetter.” He’s also made waves with guest appearances on the songs of Mariah Carey, Pitbull, Ludacris, Jay-Z, and many, many more. Most recently, Twista released his tenth studio album, Crook County, featuring the single “Next To You” and appearances from Jeremih, Vic Spencer, Blac Youngsta, and more. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 9 P.M., $15-40 VIA WANTICKETS.COM, 18+

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BOBBY LEE ROGERS

The annual foodie favorite Bacon Fest is more than pork: The festival sizzles with activities, including fun for kids, arts and crafts, and live music. Southern Rock staple Bobby Lee Rodgers brings his storied sound to the stage. The guitarist was a founding member of The Codetalkers and performed with the legendary Col. Bruce Hampton in that project. As a solo artist, Rogers has become an in-demand festival act since 2009. Through vintage amplification, he pulls organ and guitar sounds out of his instrument and has performed with the likes of Widespread Panic, Warren Haynes, Vassar Clements, and more. Savannah’s Andrew Gill gained Savannah’s attention in the jam/rock band Wormsloew. He continues to perform as a solo artist and in other bands like Junkyard Angel. Kevin Arpin and Brian Haynes join Rogers and Gil on the Rousakis Plaza stage. Later in the evening, Alabama Country Female Artists of the Year, Sweet Tea Trio, will share their harmonious country sound. Inspired by the Dixie Chicks and Pistol Annies, the band has performed the National Anthem at the Talladega races and played on bills with country staples like Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, and more. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 7 P.M., FREE, ALL-AGES

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LULU THE GIANT @WELMONT

Aside from a memorable album release show at Trinity UMC and a Savannah Stopover Music Festival performance, Savannah band Lulu The Giant will perform its last local show of 2017 on Thursday. Songwriter Rachael Shaner and her band promise a blend of fresh new sounds mixed in with Lulu The Giant’s seasoned take on Southern blues, Americana, jazz, folk, and roots. Shaner is currently writing for a new record, due next year, and will share a few new cuts with her audience. Expect some surprise guest musicians in addition to Shaner’s mainstays, guitarist Alex Bazemore and drummer Daniel Malone. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 7 P.M., $10, ALL-AGES


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WEDNESDAY 8.30 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge R&R Unlimited, 9 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jon Hill, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Trivia, 7 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. The Stage on Bay David Allan Coe w/ Peewee Moore, 8 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

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Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m.

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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. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia Rachael’s 1190 Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.

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Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY 8.31 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Fish Out of Water, 9 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian

NoNeed, Bencoolen @BARRELHOUSE SOUTH

Tampa Bay’s alternative reggae foursome brings its fusion sound to Barrelhouse South. Graduates of University of South Florida’s Jazz School, NoNeed’s members stand out with their instrumental prowess, three-part harmonies, and an engaging live antics. Washington, D.C. alt-rockers Bencoolen join. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+ Bazemore, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Liv Annalise The Perch at Local 11 Ten Austin Williams Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute, 8 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Voodoo Souip, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Stan Ray, 8 p.m. WELMONT Lulu the Giant, 7:30 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 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 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 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. PS Tavern Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delialhs w/ Swingin’ Six Tease, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Underground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY 9. 1 LIVE MUSIC

A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Roots of Creation, The Ellameno Beat, 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. BowTie Barbecue Co. Cyril Durant, 6 p.m. Castaways Sandfly Roger Widener, 7 p.m. Club Elan Twista, 9 p.m. Congress St. Social Club The Hypnotics Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Doc’s Bar Crazy Chester, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Shoplifters, Tight Genes, Burning Itch, 9 p.m.

Fannie’s The Mercers, 7 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Joe Nelson, 7 p.m. Jazz’d The Fundamentals, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Georgia Kyle, 7:30 p.m. Mars Theatre Mountain Heart, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Aaron Zimmer, The Mercers, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Josh Johansen The Rail Pub The Christy Alan Band, 6 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m. The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Eric Culberson, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Mighty Midi, Bill Hodgson, Tokyo Joe, 5 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/ DJ, 10:30 p.m.


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COMEDY

Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. Sulfur Studios Front Porch Improv: Southern Gothic, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Comedy Planet, With Michael Rowland, Cherith Fuller, Clark Franzman, Sam Gordon, 8 p.m.

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Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delialhs w/ Swingin’ Six Tease, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show PS Tavern 80s and Ladies

Congress St. Social Club DJ Werd Life Doubles DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

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LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South NoNeed, Bencoolen, 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 Club Elan Habstrakt, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Grace Joyner, Painter & Poet, Brother Oliver, 9 p.m., DJ Precisa Fannie’s Christy Alan Band, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Voodoo Soup, 9 p.m. The Jinx Statts Fest Pre-Game and Punk Rock Garage Sale, noon Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ben Keiser, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Sound Experiment, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Keith Aherne, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Hitman The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Brandon Ray, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company City Hotel Album Release Party, 7 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Josh Johansson, DJ Chris Manley, 7 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Travers Brothership, 5 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Billy Joel vs. Elton John Face-To-Face Tribute, 8 p.m. The Warehouse Jon Hill, Magic Rocks, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Bucky and Barry, Bill Hodgson, 1 p.m.

KARAOKE

Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke, 9 p.m.

201 Tapas Lounge Salchata Latin Night, 9 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delialhs w/ Swingin’ Six Tease, 9 & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 9. 3 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band, 3 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7:30 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Sentient Bean Savannah Songwriters Series, 7 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Tybee Pier Pavilion Labor Day Beach Bash, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Liquid Ginger, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

MONDAY 9. 4 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Live Music, ongoing Rachael’s Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Winded, Valore, Lakin Crawford, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Justin Curtis, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Thomas Claxton,

6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

KARAOKE

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.

COMEDY

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

DJ

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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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 St Social Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Trivia, 7:30-10 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

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

DJ

SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.

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A-J’s Dockside 1315 Chatham Ave. 912-786-9533 ajsdocksidetybee.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

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. 912-233-6411 bayousavannah.com

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

912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com

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. 912-436-6660 boomysbar.com

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

Carnival Bar Theatre 306 West Factors Walk 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. Savannah-Downtown Club One 1 Jefferson St. 912-232-0200 clubone-online.com

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

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

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Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. Congress St Social Club 411 W. Congress St.

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.

Dockside Seafood 201 West River St.

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Doc’s Bar 10 16th Street Tybee Island 912-786-5506

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

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

Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street 912-695-2116

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave. 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

Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. 912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com

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

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

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

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

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St. 912-233-9626 www.kevinbarrys.com

Liquid Night Club 307 W. River St. Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. 912-925-1119

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

Mars Theatre 109 S. Laurel Street Springfield

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

RODIN’S

HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Jepson’s latest exhibition features revolutionary sculptor’s work BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

COURTESY OF TELFAIR MUSEUMS.

Saint John the Baptist Preaching, 1880. PHOTO COURTESY OF TELFAIR MUSEUMS.

that became one of his most popular works, the piece was never used for its intended purpose. “He experienced decades of rejection and failure, but then he got this big commission,” notes McNeil of “The Gates of Hell.” “In Rodin’s time, the most prestigious work was a public monument or commission, and ‘The Gates of Hell’ was his first major commission and his way of breaking into the art world.” During Rodin’s lifetime, McNeil notes, the concept of “limited edition” runs were uncommon. “Rodin was very savvy about the

commercial market,” she says. “This was at a time when the middle class was growing and this whole class of collectors was coming up that hadn’t existed before. During his lifetime he did not control the amount of works that were cast, like ‘The Kiss.’ He was so happy to sell as many of those works as he could that during his lifetime at least 319 casts of ‘The Kiss’ were produced.” While Rodin’s art was largely misunderstood during his lifetime, his art later became an important tie between traditional and modern sculpture, and his willingness to defy norms opened the door for other artists to think differently about

Study for Torso of the Walking Man, 1878-9. PHOTO COURTESY OF TELFAIR MUSEUMS.

their work. “He really provided a jumping-off point for modern sculptors who came after him, but he was just so influential in countless ways,” McNeil says. “Once he broke down this idea that sculpture had to be literally representative of the human form, so many people took this idea and ran with it. He opened the floodgates for people to go in other directions; he was definitely a trailblazer.” CS

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ARTISTS TODAY owe a lot to Auguste Rodin. “Rodin: The Human Experience,” opening Sept. 1 at the Jepson Center, is an exhibition of 32 Rodin sculptures and is presented by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. 2017 marks the centennial of Rodin’s death, and the Jepson is just one of the museums around the world commemorating the French artist’s life and legacy. Rodin is considered by many to be the father of modern sculpture for his willingness to think outside the box. Instead of portraying the human body exactly as it appeared, Rodin instead chose to capture the vitality of the human spirit in his sculptures, an unusual approach that was not well-received at the time. “Rodin was coming of age at a time when the Telfair Academy had just been founded, so you can look at our early collection and even our plaster casts and think about the different ways the world of sculpture was operating,” explains Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. “We had this traditional perspective at the Academy; the way to learn about sculpture was to study works from Greek and Roman antiquity. Then you have Rodin, who’s interested in classical work but also interested in creating modern sculpture by considering a fragment of the human body as a fully-formed sculpture. Some of these were accidents—the plaster got broken in the casting process—and he would take an accidental fragment and say this is now a purposeful work of art.” This unconventional approach to sculpture was unpopular at the time and won Rodin more criticism than admiration. While he was commissioned to create “The Gates of Hell,” the entryway to a museum

Large Clenched Left Hand, 1885. PHOTO

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CULTURE

VISUAL ARTS

Maggie Hayes BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

MAGGIE HAYES, a longtime staple of Savannah’s art scene and a prolific creator, is moving to Brooklyn at the end of this month. Before settling in New York City, Hayes will undergo training in Costa Rica for an intensive breath work that will help advance her yoga career. Hayes has shown her artwork all around the city, from Welmont to Non-Fiction and everywhere in between. She and her sister Liz are also co-creators of House of Hayes, a quarterly arts and culture publication. We spoke with Hayes ahead of her big move.

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How did you decide you were moving to Brooklyn? [My sister] Liz had a room open in her apartment the same time my lease was ending here, so I’d been planting seeds pretty much the last year. I was like, where do I want to go? I was feeling that shift of needing to be in a larger population. I grew up here and have lived in this handful of other places, and Savannah has a beautiful way of drawing people back in. I was getting to that point where I was using day jobs to save up for putting on my own exhibitions and I was like, man, this feels like an endless cycle. At some point I knew it would maybe turn over, but since our population is what it is, it feels like I’m always reaching out to the same people that are interested in art and want to see the show. I was like, okay, this could easily stay the same for a decade or more, this same thing of working to make art. Is this what I am purposefully signing up for in the definite future, or do I need to push myself to make a move? The incentive is definitely being in a larger market for art and getting the hard-knocks education [laughs]. Savannah is such a good incubator. It’s a very welcoming and caring, accepting place.

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How does being in such an accepting place affect making art?

You’re kind of relying on your own discernment, which is a great skill to build but doesn’t really give you the most accurate or helpful guidance forward. I’ve been in that position where you go see a friend’s show and you’re kinda like, “I want to sup26 port everyone’s want to make art, need

Clockwise from bottom: Boxing gloves from No Man’s Land, “Jugando (Playing)” from Potential Energy, “A Time for holding and a time for being held” from Nada Bo Bada, and the artist. PHOTOS OF ARTWORK COURTESY OF

to make art.” Savannah doesn’t have that push towards professionalism because it’s kind of built around being an amateur artist, which is not bad! With [SCAD] it’s like all of what’s set up in Savannah is built around the amateur artist, being able to rent your own gallery space for a week and do your thesis show there. That’s perfect for the vast majority of people here, but like, I’ll be 28 this fall and I don’t want to continue to be an amateur in that sense.

HAYES; PHOTO OF HAYES BY RACHAEL FLORA.

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Looking back at exhibitions you’ve hosted here, which ones stand out to you? Which ones make you think, “That was such good work for me”? [“No Man’s Land” at] Welmont was probably one of my favorites. I got to really create, between doing the dinner and the show. Welmont has really poured so much energy into creating this blank space. If you have a visionary concept you can make it happen. I love the confines of smaller spaces; I like creating work for a space. When I started doing those paintings, I could see the Welmont getting closer to completion and I was like, that’s my spot.

4. What do you think of the Savannah art scene right now? The strengths, the weaknesses?

My biggest challenge is that as I realized that I did need to ask for help to get further along in my career, there is not really a structure in place if you’re not part of SCAD. I love teaching yoga there, but since I didn’t go there as a student, their

machinery that works for their artists doesn’t apply to the majority of people in the scene. Most of the artists I know here are a little older than me, already established somewhere else and have been able to come back and keep sustaining their career because they’ve already achieved visibility somewhere else. SCAD sort of hand-selects work that fits their aesthetic of what they’re trying to promote, and they’ll see higher visibility through SCAD’s network. The likelihood that my giant oil paintings are gonna get picked up by the more tourist-centric galleries here, it’s just unlikely. I want to have the freedom to paint wild humanity. I think the challenge for Savannah will be staying on the path of embracing art culture in a way that is still really building up that relationship to people who are coming from other places and not just saying, “Oh, hey, we’re gonna have these little galleries in City Market and that’s gonna be our tourist market.” Check out Welmont, check out Starland.

I want us to push that other level because then it would give local artists visibility outside our city. But tourism is focusing on embracing this local art population, including SCAD. Remember, this is why we’re cool! If people are coming here as a cultural destination, spending whatever they’re spending on our hotel industry, show ‘em some good art!

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What’s your parting advice for artists here? The biggest thing is that artists should be as brave as they possibly can. For me, that’s moving to New York and seeing if I can swim with the sharks. I’ve been feeling very supported here and have loved living here, but I feel like I need to challenge myself in a different way and keep being brave. Whoever is making art here, channel whatever fearlessness you can to say what you mean, because I think the artist has an amazing opportunity in this time to express the heart of humanity through their work. That’s where I hope to keep making whatever impact I’m making. I believe in the goodness of people, and the more I can shine that out, the better impact I can have as an artist. Fearlessness is job number one for artists, being fearless in their expression. CS


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CULTURE BOOKS

THE BOOKS THAT MATTERED MOST

Bestselling novelist Ann Hood recounts lessons learned from the pages at Sept. 1 lecture BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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So many great books on this list! Why did you choose to start with Herman Wouk’s Marjorie Morningstar?

Ann Hood: Well, my novel that came out last year is The Book that Matters Most, about a woman in crisis who joins a book club. On the promotional tour, every interviewer asked, “What book matters most to you?” I didn’t really have one answer, but I found myself replying off the top of my head with Marjorie Morningstar. So I reread it and found myself sitting on my 28 sofa crying, remembering both the girl I

PHOTO BY CATHERINE SEBASTIAN

That makes me feel better about reading every Jackie Collins book when I was a kid. I have a funny story about that—when I was living in New York, my boyfriend’s father was a renowned Melville scholar, a very literary guy. He comes home one day and says, “Oh, I found this book on the bus and I became so enthralled by it that I missed my stop!” And he holds it out, and it’s Danielle Steel! So there you go—as long as the story is good…

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ALL OF us cherish the books that affected us in childhood—the love stories that made us pine, the tragedies that made us cry, the epics that opened our eyes to the enormity of history. Pushcart Prize-winning novelist and avid reader Ann Hood managed to narrow down her favorites to a list of 10 for her latest work, Morningstar: Growing Up with Books. A slim, lovely tome that pairs a wellknown title with a life lesson, Morningstar is both a memoir and a love letter to the stories that shaped her writing and her life. The author of The Knitting Circle, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine and the recent New York Times bestseller The Book that Matters Most, Hood grew up in a decidedly un-literary Italian family in Providence, RI. The burgeoning bookworm spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries and free time at the public library, finding joy in Louisa May Alcott, John Steinbeck and even ‘70s pulp fiction king Harold Robbins. Now a faculty member of the New School in New York City, Hood will be in Georgia this month for the Decatur Book Festival, along with her husband, culinary author Michael Ruhlman. The couple will road trip to Savannah for Hood to deliver the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s 2017 Ursrey Memorial Lecture this Friday, Sept. 1. Since 2008, the annual series has featured notable literary names, including Allan Gurganus, Robert Olen Butler and Roxane Gay. Connect spoke to Hood last week about her thoughts on Flannery O’Connor, why there’s no shame in low-brow lit and which books she believes will endure through the next generation.

Author Ann Hood is the featured speaker for the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s 2017 Ursrey Memorial Lecture.

What are your guilty pleasures now?

was when I read it the first time and the person I had become. More importantly, it reminded me of the power of literature: How this book about an upper middle class Jewish girl growing up in New York helped my story, a blue collar Italian kid in a mill town in Rhode Island. I thought back then that Herman Wouk had looked into my soul. It so captured the yearning I’d felt as a teenager, both a romantic yearning but also a yearning for a life different than the one you’re born into—that’s the power of a good story told well. So I wrote this essay that was included in the press package of the book, and my editor became so enchanted with it. She said, “There’s something there in the books you read as a teenager.” So I sat around rereading a bunch of them. I chose 10, but I could have chosen 50! How did these books influence you as a writer and someone who teaches writing? Well, they’re not all high literature [laughs]. But as autodidact and a teenager, I had no idea what to read in what order or when. What I figured out by reading books like The Grapes of Wrath but also Paper Lion and The Mephisto Waltz by Fred Mustard Stewart—just popular books of the time—was that a good story can hypnotize us and teach us things. Even Harold Robbins? Even Harold Robbins! Although I have to tell you, A Stone for Danny Fisher was a difficult one to reread. [laughs]

I’m a big fan of crime fiction. I love finding a new crime writer who has 10 books already and I can sit down and read all of them. As a writer, my weakness is plot; that’s what I have to work hardest at. I love crime stories because I look at the suspense and think, “How did you that?” What book inspired you to be a writer? I know that The Bell Jar ends badly, and I understand all that happened to poor Esther and Sylvia Plath. But the descriptions in that book, of being in New York, of being one of those magazine editors…the writing life was so intoxicating to me. It was out there somewhere. Is the writing life still New York-centric? That’s hard to say. I think that illusion is still in place and that young people who want to be writers still imagine being in New York. But of course, when I go to Portland, Oregon, there are so many writers who live there. But I don’t know if it’s supplanted or replaced New York. There’s an electricity there, there’s a history of writers. It’s sort of like Paris in the 20s—so much of it is legend now. But you can still go to a reading every night of the week. What does it mean to come to Savannah, childhood home of Flannery O’Connor? It’s so huge. It was like a dream come true when that email landed. The first Flannery O’Connor story I read was in ninth grade and of course, it was A Good Man is Hard to Find, and I realized I was inspired by her before I even read her! When I was a kid, some of the early

stories I wrote were very macabre. One of them was a girl coming from school—this grew out of me having a very boring childhood—in winter and she sees something red and fuzzy sticking out of the snow and she digs and realizes it’s a mitten, and she finally gets it out and there’s a hand in it [laughs]. Her sense of the gothic was something I could tap into. I took a class on Southern Literature in college just to explore more Flannery O’Connor. When I went to Lourdes, I read her amazing writing about her trip to Lourdes, which has one of the best quotes ever, something along the lines of—I’m paraphrasing here—that her only revelation was that she had better crutches than other people. [laughs] And like a lot of writers, I have read and reread The Habit of Being. It is such a delight and an honor to come to Savannah, and I can’t wait to see the home. What books do you think the generation coming of age now will continue to revere and treasure? I have a 13 year-old girl, and I love that her school reading has been much of what mine was: She’s read To Kill a Mockingbird, and last summer she read The Outsiders. I thought, “Hmm, how’s that going to go over?” I thought it would seem dated, but she loved it. She also read for her own fun Fahrenheit 451, and she references it over and over again. So I think that the classics still are important in affecting this generation. She’s also read The Hobbit and she loves Harry Potter, so I think there will probably be more fantasy books on their lists. But then again, we had Narnia… What are you reading now? I have just gobbled up in rapid order all the novels by an Irish writer named Maggie O’Farrell that I can’t recommend enough. They all have this quality of a story in the past having a great impact on someone in the present, and she weaves in and out of time in such marvelous way. I just finished The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox; I was immersed. I also read the Shirley Jackson biography, so I’m now rereading her fiction. And I’m way into Naples ’44 by Norman Lewis, because my next novel takes place in Italy, or at least some of it. Reading books is always the way to find out more. CS

2017 URSREY MEMORIAL LECTURE FEATURING ANN HOOD

When: 7pm, Friday, Sept. 1 Where: Trinity United Methodist, 225 W. President St. Cost: Free Info: 912.233.6014 or www.flanneryoconnorhome.org


Patrol

OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS

EXQUISITE CORPSE 912 — Exhibition featuring collaborative work by randomly paired local artists. Including: Axelle Kieffer, Jordan Mooney, Dana Richardson, Heather MacRae, Kenny Ward, Jeremiah Jossim, Aljournal Franklin, Christopher D’Antonio, Karen Abato, Tara Garrigan, Lisa Ocampo, Kelley Hagemes, Ugis Berzins, Alexis Javier, Tittybats, Nina Fromal, Shaun Beaudry, Jas Helena, Betsy Cain and Britt Spencer. On view August 31st - September 2nd. Work will be available for purchase via silent auction during First Fridays in Starland on September 1st. free and open to the public Fri., Sep. 1, 6-9 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. FAUNA: NEW WORK BY JEFFERSON O’NEAL — In this series Jefferson O’Neal, a professional illustrator and sequential artist, has been trying to move away from the constraints of his own perfectionism. Sep. 1-18. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. THE HEAVY ARTILLERY EXHIBIT — Artists Xavier Hutchins, Josh Lyons, and Keith Pillips will showcase their recent work tackling various social issues that plague our community. $10 Sat., Sep. 2, 7 p.m. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. LILA CABANISS SCCPSS ART TEACHERS EXHIBIT — Named after the pioneering Savannah artist and teacher, Lila Cabaniss, this exhibition includes work in a variety of media by local art educators. Sep. 5-Oct. 1. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. MARCEE MUSGROVE AND ELMER RAMOS — Mixed media paintings, print and collages by Marcee Musgrove and Elmer Ramos are on view through September. Sep. 1-30. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. MODERNITY MEETS HISTORY: AN ENCAUSTIC EXPLORATION — Kim Painter Chesney brings her talent, passion, and knowledge of encaustic to Savannah from Atlanta as part of Grand Bohemian Gallery’s ongoing partnership with C. Sparkman. Thu., Aug. 31, 6 p.m. grandbohemiangallery.com/. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. POSITIVE ENERGY ART SHOW — The exhibit consists of Joanne Morton’s Affirmation Art which inspires everyone to love, be grateful and believe they can. Fri., Sep. 1, 6 p.m. Natural Selections Cafe, 1526 Bull St. RODIN: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE — A selection of 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the French sculptor who left behind 19th century academic traditions to focus on the passion and vitality of the human spirit. This exhibition is in honor of the centennial of Rodin’s death. Sep. 1-Jan. 7. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BODY LANGUAGE: FIGURES AND PORTRAITS — Work by Alexis Javier and Emily Earl. Through Sep. 6. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. BRITTON DOCKERY — Inspired by Dali and Magritte, Britton has continued his artistic endeavors over the years as a self taught artist, transcending techniques and liberal views have made his art what it is today. Through Sep. 21. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. CAROL FLEISCHAKER COHEN — Carol’s life’s passion has always included searching for ways her art can express her life’s journey. Work by Carol Lasell Miller is on display in ‘Native Blooms’ in Through Aug. 31. Jewish the City Hall Rotunda, open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:15 Educational Alliance, 5111 a.m.-5 p.m. (‘The Chicken Lady,’ acrylic on canvas) Abercorn Street. 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. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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 of representation, identity, and displacement in a contemporary global world. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? Through Oct. 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. HATTIE SAUSSY: REDISCOVERY OF AN ARTIST — Savannah artist Hattie Saussy (1890-1978) distinguished herself as a great American painter by effortlessly fusing elements of impressionism into her realist com-

positions, formulating her own traditional yet unique painting aesthetic. Through Sep. 24. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU — Maggie Mullin O’Hara is a multimedia artist from Pittsburgh currently based in Columbia, SC, and Savannah. Her exhibition will incorporate the mediums of video, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Telfair Museums proudly boasts the largest public collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the United States, donated in 1950 by his lifelong supporter and mentor, Southern native Mary Haskell Minis. Through Jan. 2, 2018. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NATIVE BLOOMS — Local artist and City of Savannah employee Carol Lasell Miller will present an exhibition of original paintings. Miller uses acrylics to capture the beautiful and varied bouquet of individuals that make Savannah so remarkable. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

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FOOD & DRINK COMMON CONNOISSEUR

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consumer. Our goal is to help them be the heroes of family dinner once again.” Matthew explains that everything at The Ogeechee Meat Market is cut fresh every day. Because of this the shop is immaculate and odorless. With the mentality of, “If they can do it, then I can do it and I can do it better, ” Matthew and his family spend countless hours perfecting recipes to house-made goods. Matthew and brother Andrew arrive early to the shop every morning to prepare. One of their duties is to hand-make sausage by grinding and seasoning the meat untrained employees, rather than eduand filling the casings. cated craftsmen like Gary. They coarsely grind premium pork For this reason, he left the corporate Boston butts, creating a hearty chew. The butchery world and sought his own busilean sausages are flavored with fresh local ness—a butchery shop that did not comspices from Spices Etc. in Savannah. promise his values or the product. Gary taught his boys how to make With this ambition, Gary bought a Country Hot and Mild sausages, and from three-cased space in the back of a gas stathere they developed over 30 different flation in Hinesville. He and wife Robin, vors, including Ghost Pepper, Beirwurst, along with their four children, ran the Dis- Boudin, and Chili Cheese. While their count Meat Shop as a family business. award-winning Vidalia Onion sausage is Just about 14 years ago the McClunes bangin’, patrons can find at least 16 varimoved one last time to their current locaeties in the case every day. As a breakfast tion on Ogeechee Road. The Ogeechee lover, my favorite was the Blueberry Maple Meat Market has expanded over the years links. Each bite yielded pops of whole fresh from the crammed front of the building to blueberries with a syrupy sweetness. the full length of the rectangular space. The McClunes also make their own After many years of success, the meat bacon without nitrates or chemicals. They market not only gained repeat customuse both Boston butt pork and pork belly ers but also new patrons curious about to create the best texture and flavor. With their offerings. As business picked up, the an assortment like Maple, Slab, English, McClune’s hired more staff members. Peppered, Rindless, Double Smoked, and Gary continued to butcher meats, teach- Sugar-Free (yes, it exists), there is someing his two sons Matthew and Andrew, as thing for everyone. If you want something well as daughter Ashley, the ins and outs of slightly gamey, go for the Lamb Bacon. his craft. As if that were not enough, The “Butchery is an art. We know the best Ogeechee Meat Market provides houseway to cut and cook meat. Grocery stores made uncured all-beef hotdogs with a are pulling meat out of a box and hiring natural casing that lends a satisfying snap people who have no idea about it. These with each bite. meats have additives and preservatives, Beef jerky is also made daily, cut from taking away from freshness and flavor,” the whole muscle of a cow. Each piece is Matthew McClune expounds. dried at a low temperature for 6-8 hours “America has lost the knowledge of and then marinated in seasoning for an cooking meats properly within a couple additional 6-8 hours. There is a range generations. It is our passion to educate the of flavors including, but not limited to,

Old-school butchers bring new-breed operation to Savannah BY MARIA WHITEWAY

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GENERATIONS ago, purveyors of their craft dominated the food scene. Fish mongers, bakers, greengrocers, and butchers alike, supplying their city with the freshest, most local goods around. Over the past several decades, most of these shops have vanished, making way for mega-grocery stores that cater more to convenience than quality. Shoppers carelessly toss prepackaged boneless skinless chicken breasts pumped with synthetic additives into their carts simply because it’s easy and cheap. For artisans like butchers, this phenomenon is agonizing. People have become so desensitized to discounted meats that they forgot what it was supposed to taste like. Fortunately for them, and us, a wave of new-school butcher shops have been popping up around the country. These shops specialize in nose-to-tail butchery, buying whole animals locally and utilizing every part. A family of old-school butchers bringing new-breed butchery to Savannah is the McClune family of Ogeechee Meat Market. This family-run meat market off of Highway 17 can only be described as a throwback mom and pop operation for people 30 who want the best that meat has to offer.

The Ogeechee Meat Market has a band of crystal clear glass cases lining its rectangular shop just chock-full of quality local meats at family-friendly prices. The McClunes fill their cases daily with freshly cut USDA Choice Black Angus Beef, premium all-natural pork, all-natural chicken, lamb, rabbit, seafood, Georgia buffalo—you name it, they have it! Along with providing whole, halves and quarters of pig, lamb, and cow, this shop specializes in homemade products like sausage, bacon, jerky, and lunchmeat. “We are going back to what a butcher shop used to be. We offer old-fashioned service in a fast-paced world,” boasts Matthew McClune, son of Gary and Robin McClune. The patriarch of the family, Gary McClune, began this trade nearly 50 years ago, becoming a certified butcher, as was customary in his generation. The process was demanding, involving an apprenticeship followed by a grueling exam. Gary became a meat artisan, working at a small family shop in Pennsylvania for two years before moving into the BI-LO butchery department. Back then, grocery stores hired butchers to wield their steel blades, producing high-quality cuts for their customers. About 30 years ago, when BI-LO opened a store on Hilton Head, Gary moved to set up their butchery department. Shortly after, grocery stores across the country realized they could pay half price for

Matthew McClune (middle) and brother Andrew (cow) follow their father’s footsteps with the family business.


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BEGINNING Sunday and running into September this year, Savannah Craft Beer Week has become an annual event that celebrates all things craft-beer related. The week before the Savannah Craft Brew Festival sees various venues all around town host tap takeovers for local and national breweries. The venues vary from small, intimate tastings with single breweries to largescale events that are sure to attract hundreds of beer enthusiasts. At many of these events breweries representatives will be on hand to talk beer and hand out some brewery goodies. Here is a run down of just a few highlights from Savannah Craft Beer Week: Tuesday, August 29: Coastal Empire, Alltech Brewing and Jack’s Hard Cider are teaming up a for a tap takeover at BowTie Barbecue Co. Wednesday, August 30: Crystal Beer Parlor is hosting a local Savannah brewery night. All the local breweries will be part of this special tap takeover. Each will bring something special but Coastal Empire and the guys at Crystal got together and brewed up a collaboration beer just for this night. This 8.8%

double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Azzaca hops will be a highlight of the night. Friday September 1: Friday is going to be one for the history books. On Sept. 1 Georgia catches up with the rest of the world when beer service and sales direct from the breweries can begin. That’s right, SB 85 officially goes into effect Sept. 1 and there will be plenty to do all day. Southbound Brewing plans a big party to celebrate SB 85 on September 16 but also have a “soft celebration” planned for the first called GA, This Pint’s For You! A portion of all sales will go to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild to thank them for all the hard work they did getting SB 85 passed. Service Brewing and Ghost Coast Distillery will be holding the “Indian Street Block Party.” This celebration runs from 5-10 pm and is also part of the GA, This Pint’s For You! celebrations. Service will feature some special beers and mixed drinks from Ghost Coast Distillery will be available down the street. Several food trucks and music will be on site as well. At 6 p.m. at Moon River Brewing a special toast to kick off the weekend will happen. Along with the special toast will come a special beer. The guys at Moon River have brewed up Taterater, a beefed up version of their annual favorite Taterlicious Harvest Ale.

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Finish the night off at the Distillery with Night of the Beer Geek 7.0. The Distillery brings out the biggest and most outrageous beers they can get their hands on. This is a night you just might be able to check off one of those craft beer “whales” you’ve been looking for. Night of the Beer Geek 6.0 runs from 7 pm upstairs in the Speak Easy. Saturday, September 2: The Savannah Craft Beer Festival is the culmination of Savannah Craft Beer week. With over 150 different craft beers on hand the Savannah Craft Beer Festival promises to be a good look at the variety of beers available in the Savannah market. Tickets are available at savannahbrewfest.com and at Habersham Beverage who, along with Southbound Brewing, are the Festival sponsors. General admission tickets are $45 or $50 at the gate. Designated Driver (and you should have one) tickets are available for $15 for General Admission. (Connect is the official print media sponsor of the Craft Brew Fest; see our insert this issue.) This list just scratches the surface of the events happening at Savannah Craft Beer Week. There are plenty of other locations around town that will be part of the action. Keep an eye out for all the usual bars and usual suspects, many of whom have themed events lined up. Cheers! CS


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GOOD TIME

OOO It took a few years, but once the silly fanboy snickering subsided, Kristen Stewart was able to move on from the Twilight series and reclaim her title as an accomplished actress with such credits as Camp X-Ray, Personal Shopper and particularly Clouds of Sils Maria (for which she became the first American actress to ever win France’s Oscar equivalent, the Cesar Award). While it’s unclear whether Taylor Lautner will enjoy a similar renaissance — his recent efforts have consisted of dopey thrillers and Adam Sandler stinkbombs — Stewart’s other Twilight stud, Robert Pattinson, appears to be on the right path with his selection of interesting roles in various indie flicks. Pattinson’s latest effort in this vein is Good Time, a striking drama directed by sibling filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie. With Josh co-scripting with Ronald Bronstein and Benny co-starring with Pattinson, the brothers certainly have their DNA all over this project, and while their previous pictures are known only to the most dedicated cineastes, this one should allow them more exposure as they move forward. Good Time finds RPatz and BSaf respectively starring as Connie Nikas and his younger brother Nick. Connie is a smalltime hustler and crook while Nick is mentally impaired, and while Connie loves his bro, he doesn’t always do what’s best for him. Case in point: Connie elects to rob a bank and decides that his slow-witted sibling would make an excellent accomplice.

Instead, Nick ends up getting arrested following the heist, and Connie must figure out a way to spring him from jail. What follows is one of those all-nightlong odysseys that’s taxing for the characters but weirdly fascinating for the viewer (think Martin Scorsese’s After Hours or even Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle). Connie Nikas isn’t likable in the least, but there is a sliver of redemption in his singleminded devotion to his brother. Yet what makes Connie such a compelling character is that he’s completely delusional about his own abilities and intelligence. Here’s a man who thinks he’s smart, but situation after situation proves that he’s anything but. This is amusing enough, but then the second half introduces a new character in the form of Ray (Buddy Duress), another petty criminal. If anything, Ray is even thicker than Connie, and their scenes together are among the movie’s best. It’s like Dumb and Dumber—only better and better.

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

OOO Sparse in its visual style yet weighty with its themes, In This Corner of the World is a Japanese animated feature that largely concerns itself with the bombing of Hiroshima toward the end of World War II. Like many other anime features, this one isn’t exactly for the kids, with a PG-13 rating to allow parents to debate whether it’s a proper viewing option for their offspring. Then again, it can’t be any more detrimental to young minds than something like The Emoji Movie, in which characters named Poop and Poop Jr. run around

chanting, “We’re number two!” There is a split-second shot of an anthropomorphic alligator, but that’s about it for flights of fancy in In This Corner of the World. The story centers on Suzu (voiced by Rena Nounen), an artist and selfdescribed daydreamer who, at the age of 18, marries a young man named Shusaku (Yoshimasa Hosoya) and moves from her home in Hiroshima to his family’s residence in nearby Kure. She more than pulls her weight with the other members of the household, and she particularly bonds with her niece Harumi (Natsuki Inaba). But the war, which initially seems so far away, soon takes its toll in the form of limited food rations and strafing American airplanes. All the while, dates occasionally pop up on the screen to show that we’re inexorably moving closer and closer to August 6, 1945. Although there are a few moments of Suzu admiring her nation’s weapons of mass destruction (particularly a pair of imposing battleships), In this Corner of the World keeps nationalism on the back burner, preferring instead to examine the effects of war on ordinary citizens. If there are any politics in the picture, it’s of the personal sort, with Suzu doing her best to be accepted by her new husband and the rest of his family. Indeed, the first portion of the film, focusing more on domestic issues, doesn’t completely hint at the grimness that will take over during the second half. But it’s nevertheless a constant in the story, hiding in the margins before making its presence known as strikingly as a mushroom cloud in the sky.

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OO A particularly priceless moment in cinema can be found in 1982’s 48 Hrs., when the street-smart crook played by Eddie Murphy (in his film debut, no less) saunters into a bar filled with racist rednecks and barks, “I’ve never seen so many backwards-ass country fucks in my life!” While that quip can be applied to many real-world instances (Trump rallies, for example), it gets reclaimed for the screen by Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh’s first film as director since his ersatz retirement following 2013’s Behind the Candelabra. Logan Lucky is a movie filled with so many Southern-fried yahoos, it makes the In This Corner Of The World characters in Smokey and the Bandit look as cultured as those in Howards End by Joe Bang. I won’t reveal whether the outcomparison. laws successfully pull off the heist, but let Soderbergh, who was responsible for it be known that Craig easily steals the those largely middling Ocean’s flicks starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt, returns film. to the scene of the same type of crime with his latest effort, which similarly follows the THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD OO planning and execution of a major heist. One’s tolerance of The Hitman’s BodyIn this case, the seemingly impossible robbery is being attempted by a band of down- guard largely depends on one’s acceptance of the “buddy action-comedy” rising from and-outers, among them siblings Jimmy, Clyde and Mellie Logan (Channing Tatum, the grave like one of the zombies in a George Romero (RIP) horror flick. Indeed, Adam Driver and Riley Keough) and a the script for this rather generic endeavor loopy con named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). feels like it’s been sitting on a desk since Their target? The NASCAR coffers the late 1980s, gathering dust as stars like at Charlotte Motor Speedway, filled to Schwarzenegger, Nolte, Glover and even the brim during the Coca-Cola 600 over Piscopo hemmed and hawed over whether Memorial Day Weekend. to sign on the dotted line. Southerners who lamented that 1990’s Samuel L. Jackson plays the hitman, set Days of Thunder transposed the word “Charlotte” over an image of a good ol’ boy to appear before the International Court of Justice in London to testify against an drinking out of a Mason jar while standEastern European war criminal (Gary ing in front of a dilapidated barn will be Oldman). Ryan Reynolds plays the bodyfurther disheartened with the represenguard, an outsider who’s brought in to tation here. There are precious few charprotect the hitman after it becomes clear acters who don’t look and sound like they that there’s a leak inside the corridors of just got back from molesting Ned Beatty power. The hitman and the bodyguard alongside the Georgia river—one of the are sworn enemies, but by being forced to few exceptions is an arrogant British race work together, they find moments of bondcar driver played unconvincingly by Seth ing amidst the hours of bickering. MacFarlane. If it sounds entirely predictable and The script by Rebecca Blunt (suspected pedestrian—well, no argument there. by many to be a pseudonym for SoderYet what saves the picture is the chemisbergh, who often employs fake names try between its principal players. Reynwhile working in other capacities on his olds and Jackson work exceedingly well films) veers between treating these chartogether, and Jackson and Salma Hayek (as acters with care and treating them with the hitman’s no-nonsense wife) also work condescension. well together. Yet what’s even more pleasIndeed, Logan Lucky isn’t that much ing is that Jackson works well alone. It’s different from last year’s Masterminds, which suffered horrible reviews while this been a while since he’s surprised us as an actor, but here he’s loose and relaxed and one is being overpraised in some circles. very, very funny. Honestly, the difference between the pair The Hitman’s Bodyguard features at isn’t that pronounced, although this one least one tiresome car chase too many, and definitely comes out on top thanks to a the final half-hour feels as if it’s going to solid second half (due to some satisfystretch into next week. But even these debing plot intricacies) and some sharper its can’t completely diminish the bullseye performances. turns by the winsome protagonists. Tatum is especially fun to watch as Jimmy Logan, although it’s Craig who 34 most holds our attention as the live-wire

police-sanctioned-and-court-approved slaying of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray—the movie posits that, while artistic expression may be a way of life, the environment in which it’s often practiced may be more subject to matters of life and death.

THE DARK TOWER

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OOO The new documentary Step focuses on the members of an inner-city Baltimore high school step team, but what’s most surprising about the film is how comparatively little time is spent on the dancing. To be sure, there are numerous sequences in which we watch the girls practice, and of course there’s a big dance competition at the end. But the majority of the picture examines the lives of these young women away from the hoofing, centering instead on their family lives and their efforts to graduate and be accepted into college. It’s not unreasonable, then, to assume that the title doesn’t refer to their chosen form of dancing as much as it refers to the steps each girl must take if she wants to break free from her surroundings and escape into the world at large. The picture primarily focuses on Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger and Tayla Solomon, three seniors at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Cori is the brainy one while Tayla is the sardonic one (she’s constantly rolling her eyes at her mom, a corrections officer with as much boundless energy as any of these girls). As for Blessin, she’s the founder of the step team as well as the center of the movie. Bright and beautiful, she lives for dance but has trouble applying herself in other areas. With plummeting grades and a mother who doesn’t always come through for her, she’s the one most in peril of not moving forward, and the later scenes in which she realizes she may get left behind as her peers are receiving their college acceptance letters pack an emotional wallop. More straightforward than many other documentaries about kids in competition, Step isn’t as richly detailed or narratively mutable as something like Hoop Dreams or Spellbound. But by focusing on the hopes and aspirations of three distinct individuals – and by raising the stakes via opening the film with the 2015

O The long-in-the-making movie The Dark Tower runs 95 minutes yet is based on the Stephen King book series that ran over the course of eight novels. Such a condensation may not be quite as vexing as attempting to place all of Shakespeare’s texts onto a single Post-it note, but it nevertheless ranks as an exercise in futility. Despite the material’s links to other King staples, the movie has less in common with the prolific author’s output and more in common with such Young Adult adaptations as the Divergent and Percy Jackson series. Certainly, there are nods here and there to the King oeuvre (It, 1408, The Shining), but stripped of dramatic heft, the film mainly plays like the YA-sanctioned adventures of a young boy who gets to hang out with a gunslinger and fight a wicked sorcerer. The boy is Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), who suffers from recurring dreams involving an imposing tower. The gunslinger is Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last in a long line of peacekeepers sworn to protect the title edifice. And the sorcerer is the Man in Black, a vile being seeking to destroy the Tower and thereby unleash all manner of otherworldly evildoers. The Man in Black is played by Matthew McConaughey, who seems to have based his performance on the most obnoxious car salesman he’s ever met. The casting of Elba makes more sense than that of his surfer dude co-star, but while he brings the proper degree of gravitas to his role, the thinness of the screenplay means that there’s little depth to his characterization. The entire film suffers from a similar measure of surface sheen. Potentially interesting players come and go, other worlds and dimensions are visited, and characters engage in weighty proclamations like “He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father,” “He has the shine!” and “The gun is good; the penis is evil” (wait, that one’s from Zardoz; never mind). But by barreling through the story at Mach speed, nothing is allowed to marinate and deepen. What’s left, then, is a shallow fantasy in which most of the unimaginative action sequences consist of little more than Roland shooting his pistols at various villains. It may be High Noon in the land of The Dark Tower, but it’s a low ebb for viewers expecting anything of substance. CS


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First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Clark Byron. $5 donation September’s performers are Melanie Mirande and Cynergy (Bob and Judy Williams). FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 7:30 P.M. 912-484-3936. SAVANNAHFOLK.ORG. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 520 WASHINGTON AVE. upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR ARTISTS TO TEACH AT STUDIO SCHOOL The studio school in downtown Savannah seeks qualified artists interested in joining the team during spring and/ or summer sessions 2017. Seeking artists to present

workshops for adult programming and/or teach short term summer classes for youth programming. Through Aug. 31. 912-5963873. info@thestudioschoolsavannah. com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE DOWNTOWN DELILAHS DANCE CABARET The Downtown Delilahs dance cabaret are holding auditions for several upcoming shows. To set up an audition, contact Jade Bills at 912-272-7601. Through Nov. 1. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR SAVANNAH STAGE COMPANY’S YOUNG WRITERS NIGHT Savannah Stage Company’s next production is a young adult playwriting competition open to all middle and high school students in Savannah/Chatham County. Several winners will be selected to watch their work come to life in a professional staged reading. They will be taken on a mentored journey through the editing, directing, and rehearsal process of building a play, then watch their work culminate in the professional reading. Finalists will be selected on performance night, September 23, from each age group to receive an additional prize package. Deadline for submissions

is September 1 and can be submitted to artistic@savannahstagecompany.com as a PDF document. Winners will be notified September 9. Through Sep. 1. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and work spaces in Savannah. Tell us about yours at vignettesavannah@ gmail.com, and check us out in the weeks to come at vignettesavannah.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at revbrendalee@yahoo.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran

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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE ORDINANCE Over the next few months, the City will be working with the community to revisit possible revisions to the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance. Key areas of focus include addressing concerns regarding bar card provisions, Sunday sales, persons under the age of 21 in establishments when the kitchen closes, enforcement and other items identified when implementing the initial ordinance changes. The community is invited to participate in this process. Wed., Sep. 6, 2 & 6 p.m. 912-525-1500. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIRST TUESDAY TOUR OF CITY HALL The First Tuesday Tour series gives an overview of the history, architecture, and art of historic City Hall. Participants will also hear stories about some of the City’s more fascinating characters and learn about their City government. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required, at savannahga.gov/FirstTuesdayTours. first Tuesday of every month, noon. 912651-6411. lspracher@savannahga.gov. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. RENAMING THE TALMADGE BRIDGE A free panel discussion to consider changing the name of the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge. Panel members include Aberjhani – historian, poet, author and mediator; Francys Johnson – Pastor, State President Georgia NAACP, educator; Bernetta Lanier – community organizer and CEO of Ivory Bay Development; Jessica Leigh Lebos – Connect Savannah, Community Editor; John McMasters – former Chatham County Commissioner, business owner; Mark Murphy, MD – author, columnist, business owner, gastroenterologist; Pamela Oglesby – community activist, business owner; and Robin Williams, PhD – Chairman, SCAD Architectural History Department, author. The discussion will be moderated by former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson. Free Tue., Sep. 5, 6:30 p.m. 973-348-5015. ronchristopher558@gmail. com. facebook.com/spanthegapsavannah. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about

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experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR VENDORS FOR SAVANNAH ZINE FEST PULP Books & Gallery is now accepting vendor applications for the first annual Savannah Zine Fest, taking place October 7th. The Savannah Zine Fest aims to bring together DIY enthusiasts, zine makers and independent publishers across the Southeast for a day of selling, buying and trading. We are taking applications from independent publishers of all forms of printed matter, including zines, comics, artists’ books, magazines, etc. Interested in becoming a vendor? Visit www. savannahzinefest.com to reserve your table. Please email info@savannahzinefest.com for more information. Through Oct. 7. PULP Bookstore and Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT 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 information please see our website at: shipsofthesea.org Through Oct. 30. 912-232-1511. wendymelton@ shipsofthesea.org. shipsofthesea.org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? 36 Organization seeks to document your

First Friday in Starland

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. FREE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6-9 P.M. STARLAND DISTRICT, 40TH AND BULL. first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

$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. and Wednesdays, noon. savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. 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. BEGINNERS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS Savannah Speech & Hearing will host a sixweek series of classes for those interested in learning beginners American Sign Language (ASL). The class will be instructed by Crystal Clarkson. $80 Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. com. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. 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. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State

University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. FREE BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS Dates are August 14, 21, 28, and September 11. 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. 912-228-4838. www.bridgewebs.com/savannahclubs. Through Sep. 11, 7 p.m. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. 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


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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: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. INTERMEDIATE JEWELERS STUDIO You’ve got basic soldering skills down and are ready to try some experimenting. This class is focused on design execution. Learn to successfully combine your skills into pieces that require multiple soldering operations, forethought, and planning. Make beautiful, wearable pieces that you love to put on day after day. Perfect for the student that has some basic experience. Christina provides a project each week to inspire your own designs. 225.00 Thu., Aug. 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 770-361-0405. christina@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com/. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY For beginners and beaders who want

to grow beyond wirework and cold connections as a jeweler. Concentrating on basic techniques, this workshop focuses on building strong soldering skills. You will fabricate a bezel setting (one of the most popular ways to set a stone) and learn rock solid ring making strategies. 225.00 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 770-3610405. christina@dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com/. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. 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

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1 Prefix before “feasance” 4 Give a head signal to 9 Father of Beau and Jeff 14 Historical time period 15 Historical time period 16 Having a roof overhang 17 Colorado national park near the Four Corners region 19 Coeur d’___, Idaho 20 Where Starbucks stores used to pop up, hyperbolically 22 Dress seen in Bollywood movies 23 “___ Nutsy’s Clubhouse” (kids’ show in “UHF”) 25 Electrifying fish 28 Calgary’s prov. 30 Hamburger’s home? 32 Fictional TV locale you can actually visit in Mount Airy, N.C. 36 Bowler’s target 37 Like the river, in an Olivia Newton-John song title 38 Morgan Freeman, in “Bruce Almighty” 39 Business management plans involving Internet platforms, e.g. 42 Neck of the woods 43 Queen ___ (Jay-Z’s spouse, to fans) 44 Superman’s symbol, in crosswords 45 Tortilla chip condiment 47 Elton John/Tim Rice

musical 51 Yellow, blue, and red national symbol flown over Quito 57 ___ Martin (British car company) 59 People, collectively 60 Granola bar variety 61 3501, to Nero 62 Imagine Peace Tower creator Yoko 63 Unfinished statue? 64 Brewer’s supply 65 Hardtop substance

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1 Bulletin board postings 2 Football venue 3 “Pointer” that drives cats nuts 4 Actress Campbell of the “Scream” series 5 Abbr. on a phone’s “0” button 6 “Finding ___” (2016 film) 7 “Ballbreaker” band 8 Vincent van Gogh’s brother 9 Recording star Rimes 10 International breastfeeding advocacy “league” since 1956 11 Supersized, like a personality 12 Osaka money 13 ‘50s political monogram 18 “___ to a Kill” (1985 Bond film) 21 Actress/activist who

was married to Ossie Davis for over 50 years 24 Continental currency 26 Sinus specialists, for short 27 Toy-filled takeaway for a kids’ birthday party guest 28 America’s largest multilevel marketing company 29 Cafe au ___ 31 “The Madcap Laughs” singer Barrett 32 Rows of seats 33 Only a single time subsequently 34 “Golf ball coming!” 35 Asks for table scraps, like Fido 36 School advisory gp. 40 Word in the seventh Harry Potter book title 41 “Wicked Game” singer Chris 46 Brand retired by Panasonic in 2012 48 Green Day’s “American ___” 49 Designer Karan 50 Fervor 52 George Takei exclamation 53 Be furious 54 Watson of “Beauty and the Beast” 55 Dishonorable scoundrels 56 College course division 57 Do something 58 “Homeland” network, for short

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Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.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 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. 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. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming 38 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. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

FESTIVALS

BACON FEST Head down to River Street to enjoy anything bacon. Sweet Tea Trio, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Nickel Bag of Funk, Liquid Ginger, Danielle Hicks and the Resistance, and the Isaac Smith Band will perform. Fri., Sep. 1, 4-11 p.m., Sat., Sep. 2, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun., Sep. 3, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Mon., Sep. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. FIRST FRIDAY IN STARLAND A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. SAVANNAH CRAFT BREW FEST Enjoy craft beers of all kinds at this annual festival. $50 Sat., Sep. 2, 2-6 p.m. savtcc. com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. SPIRIT FEST Inclusive celebration of peace and love. Drum Circle at 1 pm followed by live music. Ice cream and food trucks, holistic, arts & crafts and jewelry vendors, kids’ activities, metaphysical books, free parking. At 5 pm, Georgia Kyle performs with Spirit I Am Band. free Sat., Sep. 2, 1-6 p.m. 912-3554704. office@unitysavannah.org. spiritfest. us/. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

FITNESS

$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find

the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.” Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301

US Hwy 80 SE. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. BOOTCAMP 101 Enjoy a fun-packed hour of kettlebells, ropes, weights, balls, games, and more indoors. Plenty of space, great music, and lead by a seasoned personal trainer. Modifications for the beginner, and a challenging workout for the advanced. Get ready for the holidays. $10 a session or $45 for 5 sessions with punch card Tuesdays. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. BREEMA Join us October 3 and every first Saturday 10-12. Discover a practical and transformative approach to life and health. Receiving Breema bodywork releases deeply held tension in the body, mind and feelings. Breema is a way to practice being present. Taught by Laura Ike. Open to community. Donation jar. Call 912 658-5592 with questions. first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah,


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4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every

Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. MOMMY AND BABY YOGA Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. PREGNANCY YOGA Ongoing series of 6-week classes.

Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. QIGONG CLASSES Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912-

376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing.

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savystrider.com. STUDIO DANCE PARTY Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing, light refreshments, and fun. All ballroom dances, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Coast Swing, and more. $15.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612-4706683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton,

1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems,” said businessman Lee Iacocca. You are currently wrestling with an example of this phenomenon, Aries. The camouflage is well-rendered. To expose the opportunity hidden beneath the apparent dilemma, you may have to be more strategic and less straightforward than you usually are -- cagier and not as blunt. Can you manage that? I think so. Once you crack the riddle, taking advantage of the opportunity should be interesting.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Close your eyes and imagine this: You and a beloved ally get lost in an enchanted forest, discover a mysterious treasure, and find your way back to civilization just before dark. Now visualize this: You give a dear companion a photo of your face taken on every one of your birthdays, and the two of you spend hours talking about your evolution. Picture this: You and an exciting accomplice luxuriate in a sun-lit sanctuary surrounded by gourmet snacks as you listen to ecstatic music and bestow compliments on each other. These are examples of the kinds of experiments I invite you to try in the coming weeks. Dream up some more! Here’s a keynote to inspire you: *sacred fun.*

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On its album *Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty,* Jefferson Starship plays a song I co-wrote, “In a Crisis.” On its album *Deeper Space/ Virgin Sky,* the band covers another tune I co-wrote, “Dark Ages.” Have I received a share of the record sales? Not a penny. Am I upset? Not at all. I’m glad the songs are being heard and enjoyed. I’m gratified that a world-famous, multi-platinum band chose to record them. I’m pleased my musical creations are appreciated. Now here’s my question for you, Gemini: Has some good thing of yours been “borrowed”? Have you wielded a benevolent influence that hasn’t been fully acknowledged? I suggest you consider adopting an approach like mine. It’s prime time to adjust your thinking about how your gifts

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

When famous socialite Nan Kempner was young, her mother took her shopping at Yves Saint Laurent’s salon. Nan got fixated on a certain white satin suit, but her mean old mother refused to buy it for her. “You’ve already spent too much of your monthly allowance,” mom said. But the resourceful girl came up with a successful gambit. She broke into sobs, and continued to cry nonstop until the store’s clerks lowered the price to an amount she could afford. You know me, Leo: I don’t usually recommend resorting to such extreme measures to get what you want. But now is one time when I am giving you a go-ahead to do just that.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the miraculous communication system that we know as the World Wide Web. When asked if he had any regrets about his pioneering work, he named just one. There was no need for him to have inserted the double slash -- “//” -- after the “http:” in web addresses. He’s sorry that Internet users have had to type those irrelevant extra characters so many billions of times. Let this serve as a teaching story for you, Virgo. As you create innovations in the coming weeks, be mindful of how

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you shape the basic features. The details you include in the beginning may endure.

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and talents have been used, applied, or translated. Author Roger von Oech tells us that creativity often involves “the ability to take something out of one context and put it into another so that it takes on new meanings.” According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this strategy could and should be your specialty in the coming weeks. “The first person to look at an oyster and think food had this ability,” says von Oech. “So did the first person to look at sheep intestines and think guitar strings. And so did the first person to look at a perfume vaporizer and think gasoline carburetor.” Be on the lookout, Cancerian, for inventive substitutions and ingenious replacements.

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The sadness you feel might be the most fertile sadness you have felt in a long time. At least potentially, it has tremendous motivating power. You could respond to it by mobilizing changes that would dramatically diminish the sadness you feel in the coming years, and also make it less likely that sadness-provoking events will come your way. So I invite you to express gratitude for your current sadness. That’s the crucial first step if you want to harness it to work wonders.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“Don’t hoot with the owls at night if you want to crow with the rooster in the morning,” advised Miss Georgia during the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Although that’s usually good counsel, it may not apply to you in the coming weeks. Why? Because your capacity for revelry will be at an all-time high, as will your ability to be energized rather than drained by your revelry. It seems you have a special temporary superpower that enables you both to have maximum fun and get a lot of work done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

During this phase of your astrological cycle, it makes sense to express more leadership. If you’re already a pretty good guide or role model, you will have the power to boost your benevolent influence to an even higher level. For inspiration, listen to educator Peter Drucker: “Leadership is not magnetic personality. That can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people.’ That is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, raising a person’s performance to a higher standard, building a personality beyond its normal limitations.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

“One should always be a little improbable,” said Oscar Wilde. That’s advice I wouldn’t normally give a Capricorn. You

thrive on being grounded and straightforward. But I’m making an exception now. The astrological omens compel me. So what does it mean, exactly? How might you be “improbable”? Here are suggestions to get you started. 1. Be on the lookout for inspiring ways to surprise yourself. 2. Elude any warped expectations that people have of you. 3. Be willing to change your mind. Open yourself up to evidence that contradicts your theories and beliefs. 4. Use telepathy to contact Oscar Wilde in your dreams, and ask him to help you stir up some benevolent mischief or compassionate trouble.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A modern Israeli woman named Shoshana Hadad got into trouble because of an event that occurred long before she was born. In 580 B.C., one of her male ancestors married a divorced woman, which at that time was regarded as a sin. Religious authorities decreed that as punishment, none of his descendants could ever wed a member of the Cohen tribe. But Hadad did just that, which prompted rabbis to declare her union with Masoud Cohen illegal. I bring this tale to your attention as a way to illustrate the possibility that you, too, may soon have to deal with the consequences of past events. But now that I have forewarned you, I expect you will act wisely, not rashly. You will pass a tricky test and resolve the old matter for good.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Want to live to be 100? Then be as boring as possible. That’s the conclusion of longevity researchers, as reported by the *Weekly World News.* To ensure a maximum life span, you should do nothing that excites you. You should cultivate a neutral, blah personality, and never travel far from home. JUST KIDDING! I lied. The *Weekly World News* is in fact a famous purveyor of fake news. The truth, according to my analysis of the astrological omens, is that you should be less boring in the next seven weeks than you have ever been in your life. To do so will be superb for your health, your wealth, and your future.


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Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Through Sep. 4. facebook.com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SUSHI ROLLING CLASS Whole Foods Market’s sushi experts will show you how to roll your own beautiful sushi. Bring a date, grab a friend or come alone. Register at the customer service desk. $25 Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m.. 912-3585829. susan.lee@wholefoods.com. wholefoodsmarket.com/events. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. WING AND WHISKEY WEDNESDAY Join us Wednesday for $1 Wings, $3 and $5 Whiskey tiers. $1-$10 Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.. 912.657.6856. Kitchen 320, 320 Montgomery Street. ATLANTA BREWERY PINT NIGHT Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. Aug. 31. crystalbeerparlor.com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. LOCAL BREWERIES PINT NIGHT Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. Aug. 31. crystalbeerparlor.com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. SAVANNAH CRAFT BEER WEEK Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Through Sep. 4. facebook.com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SIERRA NEVADA AND FOOTHILLS TAP TAKEOVER Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m.. bowtiebarbecueco.com/ contact-us/. Bowtie Barbecue Co., 6724 Waters Ave. FIRST FRIDAY OYSTER ROASTS First Friday Oyster Roasts return to The Westin Savannah Harbor for all of Savannah to enjoy. We invite everyone to take the Free Ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local favorite. Guests will delight in specialty cocktails, enjoy coastal cuisine like oysters, Lowcountry boil and BBQ, dance to live music on the Riverfront Esplanade and catch the best views of the sunset and fireworks! Attendees can also shop with some of Savannah’s finest local artists, right on the Savannah River! Sep. 1, 6:309:30 p.m.. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah. com/firstfriday. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. FUNKY AND RARE BEER PINT NIGHT Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. Sep. 1. crystalbeerparlor.com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. INDIAN STREET BLOCK PARTY Say goodbye to tour tickets and raise a glass at the Indian Street Block Party in celebration of the new Georgia Distillery and Brewery Law passing. DJs OB-1 Benobi and Jose Ray will bring the beats, Big Bon Pizza will sling dough, and Chazito’s Latin Cuisine will be spicing it up. Free Sep. 1, 5-10 p.m.. 912-298-0072. erinm@ ghostcoastdistillery.com. facebook. com/events/1117233591709484. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. SAVANNAH CRAFT BEER WEEK

Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Through Sep. 4. facebook.com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH CRAFT BEER WEEK Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Through Sep. 4. facebook.com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH CRAFT BEER WEEK Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Through Sep. 4. facebook.com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH CRAFT BEER WEEK Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. Through Sep. 4. facebook.com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 ruedejeansavannah. com. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-dejean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. ATLANTA BREWERY PINT NIGHT Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. crystalbeerparlor.com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. 3-5 p.m.. merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FIRST FRIDAY OYSTER ROASTS First Friday Oyster Roasts return to The Westin Savannah Harbor for all of Savannah to enjoy. We invite everyone to take the Free Ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local favorite. Guests will delight in specialty cocktails, enjoy coastal cuisine like oysters, Lowcountry boil and BBQ, dance to live music on the Riverfront Esplanade and catch the best views of the sunset and fireworks! Attendees can also

shop with some of Savannah’s finest local artists, right on the Savannah River! 912201-2000. westinsavannah.com/firstfriday. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. 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. FUNKY AND RARE BEER PINT NIGHT Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. crystalbeerparlor.com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. 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 Tuesdays-Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. GREEN MAN BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. bowtiebarbecueco.com/contact-us/. Bowtie Barbecue Co., 6724 Waters Ave. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. INDIAN STREET BLOCK PARTY Say goodbye to tour tickets and raise a glass at the Indian Street Block Party in celebration of the new Georgia Distillery and Brewery Law passing. DJs OB-1 Benobi and Jose Ray will bring the beats, Big Bon Pizza will sling dough, and Chazito’s Latin Cuisine will be spicing it up. Free 912-2980072. erinm@ghostcoastdistillery.com. facebook.com/events/1117233591709484. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. LOCAL BREWERIES PINT NIGHT Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. crystalbeerparlor.com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. PINT NIGHT W/ WILD HEAVEN BREWING Part of Craft Beer Week. crystalbeerparlor.

com. Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 West Jones St. 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. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. SAVANNAH CRAFT BEER WEEK Celebrate craft brews with pop-ups and tap takeovers around town. For a complete list of events, visit the Savannah Craft Beer Week Facebook page. facebook. com/savcraftbeer/. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SIERRA NEVADA AND FOOTHILLS TAP TAKEOVER Part of Savannah Craft Beer Week. bowtiebarbecueco.com/contact-us/. Bowtie Barbecue Co., 6724 Waters Ave. SUSHI ROLLING CLASS Whole Foods Market’s sushi experts will show you how to roll your own beautiful sushi. Bring a date, grab a friend or come alone. Register at the customer service desk. $25 912-358-5829. susan.lee@ wholefoods.com. wholefoodsmarket.com/ events. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St. WING AND WHISKEY WEDNESDAY Join us Wednesday for $1 Wings, $3 and $5 Whiskey tiers. $1-$10 912.657.6856. Kitchen 320, 320 Montgomery Street.

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LABOR DAY weekend is always about The Savannah Craft Brew Fest. With over 150 craft beers available for tastings, plus live music, a cornhole tournament and some educational opportunities, it promises to be a fantastic event. Beer festivals can be great. You have the opportunity to try new beers, revisit some old favorites and usually learn a thing or two about beer and the craft beer industry. Festival-going can be hard though - the crowds can be overwhelming and long lines boring to stand in, plus overdrinking is always a problem. To avoid these festival pitfalls, here are several tips and tricks you can use to make sure you have a fun, responsible and safe day at not only the Savannah Craft Brew Festival but any beer festival. Eat: The Italians have a saying “non ha mangiato basta.” A person doesn’t get drunk, they don’t have enough to eat. Food will help you make it through the day. There will be vendors with food and snacks (pretzel necklace!) on hand at the Festival but it’s not a bad idea to also eat before you arrive. Have a nice big breakfast or lunch before you go and your full belly will help keep the pace of your drinking level. Bonus pro tip: Avoid foods that are spicy. They will kill your palate and you won’t be able to taste the beer. Drink Water: Hydrate before you enter the festival. Once you’re in you’ll see water is available at all the festival tents and coolers around the convention hall floor. Most see this as a means to rinse you glass and it is but don’t pour it out! Drink that water. As a general rule of thumb you should consume at least as much water as beer. Drinking your “rinse water” method insures you are keeping your water to beer

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ratio intact. Pace yourself: This is not dollar beer night; this is a craft brew festival. The day is about quality beer, not quantity. Sip and enjoy your beer. Pay attention to the flavors in every beer you sample. It’s called a tasting for a reason. Make comparisons and talk them over with your buddies. If you don’t like a beer, that’s OK, don’t drink it. There will always be a dump bucket close at hand. Take a break every now and then to enjoy the music, play a game or just enjoy the view of Savannah from across the river. Learn Something New: The reps aren’t there just to pour you a drink. Beer representatives all love beer, they wouldn’t be in the job if they didn’t, so ask questions. These guys are pros, you’ll get good answers. If you find a beer you like (or maybe don’t like) ask about the style, the hops or other flavorings used in brewing. This information will help you target beer you know you will like in the future. The Savannah Craft Brew Fest also features some educational opportunities. Sam Adams Brewing is offering several “classes” in their Brew University program. Sure it may be school, but it’s beer school. Have a plan: The brewery participants and usually the beer lists are announced in advance. Have a look at the list before you go. Make a plan to first visit the brewery tents you are most interested in first. That way you insure you have the opportunity to taste the beers you want, just in case the brewery runs out. Please, please, don’t try to sample everything; 150 beers, 4oz pours, that is almost 40 gallons of beer, that plan will not end well. Take your camera: You are certain to find a great beer you’ll want to revisit later. Camera phones are great for taking notes on and for photographing labels. You’ll appreciate your photos when you make your next trip to the bottle shop and need a reminder of the name of that one particular beer you had at the festival. Better

yet there are several beer apps available that usually have a rating system, a means to record photographs and a means to take beer notes. Upgrade to VIP tickets: VIP tickets to beer festivals always have several perks that are usually worth it for the craft beer enthusiast. Early entry (shorter lines!) and access to special or rare beers is typical. If you’re looking to check off some rare beers or just expand your palate VIP tickets are usually a good bet. Unfortunately, Savannah Craft Brew Fest VIP tickets are already sold out. Those lucky enough to have snagged those tickets will have early access and entry into a specialty beer area as well as free food and a few giveaways. Have a safe ride home: NO ONE wants you driving home after drinking. Have a ride ready to pick you up or plan for a cab. Even better the Craft Brew Festival offers a $15 Designated Driver ticket. Be cool and buy your best non-drinking buddy a ticket to the festival. You can hang out together all day, they get free water and sodas and everyone makes it home safe. Designated driver tickets include access to music, Brew University, pretty much everything except the beer. Visiting and staying downtown or you live downtown? Don’t get in a car at all, take the free ferry across the river and walk home from there. Beer Festivals are a lot of fun but have the potential to make you or others miserable. When you visit the Savannah Craft Brew Fest keep these suggestions in mind. They should help you through a day of craft beer enjoyment and make your day after the festival a little more pleasant. The Savannah Craft Brew Fest is Saturday, September 2, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $45.00 or $50.00 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $15.00. Detailed information can be found at www.savannacraftbrewfest.com.


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A BIT OF meteorological serendipity is responsible for a big change in this year’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Inclement weather at last year’s edition forced all the usual outdoor beer tents and entertainment inside the Trade Center. “We found out that people actually liked that better,” says event organizer Alex Colee of Red Mountain Entertainment. “It’s usually really hot in Savannah over Labor Day weekend, and last year people could stay out of the heat. They said it felt like a more together, communal event. Also, it’s a lot easier on our volunteers not to have to work in that heat all day long,” Colee says. However, you won’t be shut inside – you can still ramble the riverfront with your beer sampling glass in hand. And while you’re outside you can enjoy the other big new addition to the Craft Brew Fest – food trucks. “In surveys of attendees, one of the big things people suggested was adding food trucks,” Colee says. There will be three at the Trade Center: Dark Shark Taco, Chazito’s, and the Squeaky Beaver. “So we’ll have the actual event, with all the beer tastings, indoors, and the food trucks will be outside with seating,” Colee says.

A lot has changed in the craft beer world since the first Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Not only is there a huge proliferation of breweries – in some estimations glutting the market – but big breweries are now swallowing up many of the most successful ones. “We see these changes in every market we go to,” says Colee, whose company runs many similar events throughout the South. “We try to include everybody, and really shine a light on the smaller breweries that are the heart of the craft beer movement.” One of those larger national breweries, Sam Adams, actually has a long relationship with the Savannah Craft Brew Fest going back to day one. “Sam Adams was at the forefront of the craft beer revolution,” Colee says. “They will be holding their Brew University again this year.” In years past, the Brew Fest has tried to appeal to college football fans, who might be drawn to season opener games going on Labor Day weekend. “Foothills Brewing and Terrapin Brewing will be sponsoring our sports bar area,” Colee says. “The Georgia Bulldogs actually don’t play until after the Brew Fest is over, but we’ll have all the other games streaming for folks to watch.” VIP ticket holders will enjoy catering delights provided in full by BowTie Barbecue, a local establishment that is getting rave reviews. “BowTie is doing all the food in our VIP area, and they’ll have wings, pork sliders, boiled peanuts, and even some green apple cole slaw!” says Colee.

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EVERY YEAR when Savannah Craft Beer Week comes around, each of the local breweries brews up something special just for that week, sometimes just for one night of the week. Each of the breweries are also having special events associated with the week but I want to focus on just those beers. Southbound Brewing: Craft Brew Fest marquee sponsor Southbound is focusing on a collaboration with local radio station Rock 106.6 to brew up a Belgian Triple they are calling “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Belgian’s Door.” Southbound will be officially tapping that beer at the brewery on Saturday, October 14th during their “Night of the Living Laughs” comedy night with the Rock 106.1 team. That said, Southbound will be sending a firkin Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Belgian’s Door to the Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Coastal Empire Brewing Co.: Coastal has brewed up two beers just for events during Savannah Craft Beer Week. Coastal teamed up with some of the employees at Crystal Beer Parlor. This beer is a Double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Azzaca hops. That double in the name means it will pack a punch so be looking for that 8.8% ABV. The collaboration will be served up at Crystal Beer parlor the Wednesday leading up to the Craft Beer Fest. The second beer Coastal Empire brewed up for the week is a Pineapple Cranberry Gose. Coastal makes a fantastic gose called Coco Pina Gose. They know how to make a great gose and the pineapple cranberry version should be no different. Moon River Brewing: Moon River also has two special beers prepared just for Craft Beer Week. The first is their annual sweet potato harvest beer called Taterlicious Harvest Ale. Moon River Head brewer John Pinkerton says “From our very first ‘tater beer, way back in 2003, the annual brew was always a grand

experiment in baking, roasting, blanching, boiling... trying to squeeze whatever we could out of a sweet potato. In 2016 we finally discovered the ideal process for brewing with sweet potatoes.  What we got was way more sweet potato goodness than we ever imagined!” Taterlicious has a strong malt base that the sweet potatoes add a spicy and roasty flavor to. You can ask to have Taterlicious served in a glass rimmed with Moon Rivers Tater Spice blend. Having perfected Taterlicious John decided to up the ante by doubling the malt bill and sweet potatoes and changing the yeast. This new beer has been dubbed Taterater. Both of these beers will be available Friday September 1. Taterater will also be bottled and available at all the local bottle shops. Service Brewing: Service Brewing has a lot going on the week of Craft Beer Week. Not only are they brewing up several beers for their Friday night Indian Street Block Party but they will also be releasing their annual Geek Out Stout -- in fact they have three different versions this year. Service Brewing’s Head Brewer Austin Brown had this to say; “I have been pretty busy on our R&D brew house preparing for this week and the Indian Street Block Party Sept 1. I have a lot of great beer to share in our tasting room, including one of my favorites, a Grisette brewed with our house yeast cultured from honeycomb from our brewery apiary. We will also be pouring 3 varieties of our Imperial Geek Out Stout, Ossabaw IPA brewed with yaupon holly leaves from local tea maker, ASI Tea Company and a nitro coconut cream ale brewed with Canewater Farm grits. It’s going to be a fun night to raise glass!”


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ALE BEERS showed up in England and the Netherlands around the 15th century. They have a sweet, full bodied and sometimes fruity taste. Ales are brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers’ yeast and are typically fermented at temperatures between 60 and 75°F. Ale Varieties: Brown Ale—Beer with a dark amber or brown color with subtle caramel and chocolate flavors. Scotch Ales—A strong dark malty ale with toffee notes. India Pale Ales (IPA)—Amber to copper in color with hoppy, bitter and sometimes malty flavor. Porter—A dark brown beer with a toasty chocolate flavor. Stout Dark—Almost black beer which range from dry to sweet with a toffee espresso profile. Pale Ale—A classic ale that is light in color, fruity and usually bitter with a hint of malt.

LAGER BEERS are a family of beers originating from central Europe that are

smooth tasting, with less aggressive character, and little to no fruity flavor. Lagers are brewed using bottom-fermenting yeast at lower temperatures and for longer durations than those typically used to brew ales. Lager Varieties: Pilsner—Aromatic, pale lager with a prominent hop character. Schwarzbier—Dark, almost black Lager that usually has a full chocolate or coffee flavor. Bock—This Beer can be dark, amber, or pale in color. Usually sweet, strong, and refreshing. Dunkel—Ruby brown German lager with a smooth malty flavor.

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Here’s a quick look at some more commonly known styles of beer to bring you into the know:

WHEAT BEERS are brewed with a large portion of wheat and typically a significant amount of malted barley, which produces a fresh taste. Wheat Varieties: Weissbeir—Wheat beer in its traditional unfiltered form. Usually has sediment with a citrus, nutmeg, and clove characteristics. Witbier—A barley/wheat, top-fermented beer brewed mainly in Belgium. The taste is only slightly hoppish and is very refreshing in summer. American Wheat—Invented by specialty brewers in the United States within the last 25-30 years. These beers display the creativity and diversity of America’s craft brewers. Usually golden to light amber in color with subdued malt character but more assertive hop character than their European counterparts. B7


CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL COASTAL

Coastal Empire Beer Co. marks six years BY RAYMOND GADDY

A LOT has changed in the Savannah craft beer world over the past six years, but Coastal Empire Beer Company has been there for the ride. Coastal celebrated its first beer at the Distillery on August 28, 2011 during Savannah Craft Beer week. Since then it’s grown into a full production brewery and now stands on the cusp of the biggest change in Georgia beer as SB 85 goes into effect on September 1. On that day Coastal and all other Georgia breweries will be able to directly serve and sell beer without any odd tours or crazy restrictions. I spoke with Chris Haborak, co-owner of Coastal Beer Co., about the last six years, beer and what is to come. How has the last six years felt? Haborak: Not to sound too cliche but certainly has been a journey launching with one beer in 2011, to moving into our facility in 2013, and now preparing to have a regular tap room with 16 taps open to the public 5 days a week. How has Savannah beer culture changed over the past six years?

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Haborak: Savannah’s beer scene has grown quite a bit in the last 6 years. In 2011 when we launched there were fewer establishments concentrating on their beer programs like Crystal Beer Parlor and the Distillery. Habersham Beverage and Johnnie Ganem’s were some of the only places to pick up packages. Now it is great to see so many of Savannah’s great establishments carrying and promoting craft and especially their local craft breweries. We look forward to continue to grow and do our part to be part of Savannah’s Craft Beer history.

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What is the future of Coastal Empire Beer Co.? Haborak: We have been busy brewing our cores and seasonals but have been doing a lot of small batch beers that will be available in our tap room. We are having fun experimenting and when our customers really dig a new beer well who knows? It may be scaled up and brewed on our big system.  Savannah’s craft beer scene continues to grow and we have had fun doing several collaboration beers with our customers. 


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CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL FAQS

Brew Fest Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?

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No outside food or beverages allowed, except pretzel necklaces! Will food and non-alcoholic drinks be available for purchase? Yes.

Center landing, and back again.

What if it rains?

How can I find a brewery or beer?

ATM on site?

The event is rain or shine, but takes place indoors this year.

You will be given a Beer Fest guide upon entering. It will provide you with a map and descriptions of each brewery and beer.

Yes. Can I buy beer to take home? No. Two-ounce beer samples are the only alcoholic beverages available.

Is there parking?

Who is allowed into the festival?

Yes, there is event parking at the Trade Center available for $5 all day.

Anyone with a ticket who is 21 and older, with a valid I.D. Everyone’s I.D. will be checked along with their ticket.

Can I take the ferry across the river to the Festival instead?

Yes, you can take the free Water Belles ferry from the Waving Girl landing at the B10 Savannah Marriott across to the Trade

Can I bring a folding chair/lawn chair with me? No chairs. Seating will be available.

Can I leave and return later? No re-entry once you have entered the site. Do you accept credit cards or checks at the door? No. But there’s an ATM in front of the venue and another just around the corner. Do I need to buy beer tokens for tastings? No. All tastings are included with your ticket.

Will any of the beer run out? Possibly. All beers are subject to availability and popularity, so we cannot guarantee that a beer will be available the entire session. Can I bring my kid? No one under 21 is allowed into the festival. Can I bring my pet? No.


CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL THE LIST

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