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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

Blue Oyster Cult with Special Guest Friday, February 23, 2018

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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

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Film: The Graduate THU 9.7

Film: Columbus SAT 9.9

Cinema Savannah returns after summer break with this debut feature by South Korean director Kogonada, an Audience Award winner at Sundance. 5:30 & 8 p.m. SPACE Gallery (9 West Henry St) tix: $8 (cash only)

It’s the 50th anniversary of Mrs. Robinson’s scandalicious seduction of disillusioned college grad Benjamin Braddock. And Simon & Garfunkel’s haunting soundtrack captivated a generation with The Sound of Silence and Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson. 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10 912-472-4790. tybeeposttheater.org

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Collective Face presents this 1970 rock opera that is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 912-232-0018

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

THURSDAY 9. 7 Film: The Graduate

It’s the 50th anniversary of Mrs. Robinson’s scandalicious seduction of disillusioned college grad Benjamin Braddock. And Simon & Garfunkel’s haunting soundtrack captivated a generation with The Sound of Silence and Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson. 7 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10 tybeeposttheater.org

Turning Passion into Action: Seeds for Sustainability

This mini-conference is designed for nonprofit professionals who are looking to increase their skills and capacity in organizational growth, program development, and grant writing. The interactive sessions will ensure attendees are prepared to start implementing new knowledge and skills immediately. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday Armstrong Center, Armstrong State University, 13040 Abercorn Street. $125 - $300


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FRIDAY 9. 8 Saving Abel w/ Special Guest

Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of Southern rock. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $22 savconcerts.com

Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar

Collective Face presents this 1970 s rock opera that is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. 8 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 e 912-232-0018

The Women of Country Music: Unplugged with Katie Deal

This show features the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women, such as Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy y Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and many more in an intimate setting with a dynamic duo. 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $20 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org

SATURDAY 9. 9 Contra Dance

Come early for a workshop at 7:15 p.m. - if you’ve never contra danced before. s Music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce and Bob. 7:30 p.m. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $6 members, $9 general

Film: Columbus

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many modernist buildings. 5:30 & 8 p.m. d S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. $8, cash only

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Healthy Me!

The event will feature Coastal Heritage Society’s Mobile Museum programs, including Charlie Cart, Cooking Matters and Bonnie’s Garden. Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also be leading interactive programming at several of the Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits that encourage fitness. 10 a.m. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road.

Heart and Soul of May Street

The Heart & Soul of May Street event will feature a dining experience, live music, silent and live auctions as well as opportunities to meet the staff and families of the West Broad Street YMCA. Proceeds from Heart & Soul of May Street will support the West Broad Street YMCA’s before and after school programs, early learning center as well as educational and recreational opportunities for the families of downtown Savannah. 7 p.m. Mighty Eighth AF Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. $75 912-233-1951. westbroadymca.org

Jared Yates Sexton

Jared Yates Sexton’s book, “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore,” is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. 6:30 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Free and open to the public

Michael Hulett, Jason Groce, David Lee Nelson

Front Porch Comedy presents this night of live music and stand-up comedy to benefit the development of the new Oncology Center. David Lee Nelson was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, and his comedy finds the funny in the life of a cancer patient. Also enjoy live and silent auctions, cocktails, and dinner. 6 p.m. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd.

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

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The Playbook Mini Workshop and Book Release

In this one hour mini-workshop based on The Playbook: Creating the Life You Want, speaker, coach, and writer Omkari Williams takes you through the steps of consciously creating the next chapter of your life. 2 p.m. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St.

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Second Saturday Presentation Series

Each second Saturday of the month, the Wildlife Refuge hosts a presentation by staff, volunteers, and local conservation partners to help the public learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. second Saturday of every month, 1-2 p.m. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. Free

Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar

Collective Face presents this 1970 rock opera that is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. 8 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 912-232-0018

Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market

Food trucks, including Chazito’s Latin Cuisine and Jenni’s Treats on the Streets, will augment the market’s selection. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

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This unique event will be an exciting interpretation to 2017 Fall trends, color palettes and fashion for couples as they begin the initial planning for their upcoming celebration. 1 p.m. Desoto Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St.

Senior Moments

The Paris Dancers & Second Act Performing Company bring their acclaimed musical variety show to the Tybee Post Theater stage. 3 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.org

Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar

Collective Face presents this 1970 rock opera that is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. 3 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 912-232-0018

World Suicide Prevention Day Fundraiser

The YANA Project hosts this fundraiser for World Suicide Prevention Day, with proceeds benefiting the To Write Love On Her Arms campaign for suicide prevention. Enjoy live music from Perpetual Care and James Lee, and raffle prizes from various local companies. For more information, visit us at: facebok.com/ yanaprojectsavannah 1-6 p.m. Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Free

MONDAY 9.11 9/11 Anniversary

The commemoration ceremony honors the victims of the attacks and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight. 9:30 a.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

Emergent Savannah: Apathy Ousted!

Emergent Savannah will use a SpeakEasy conversation process - think a mash-up of speed dating and activism - with nine local activists and their emerging causes. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

TUESDAY 9.12 Film: May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

A deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Meet bestselling author-illustrator team Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott James and Kimberly Dean, the creator and Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael author of the famous Pete the Cat series. Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers’ decadeand-a-half rise. Book signing, photos with the Pete the 7 p.m. Cat, and shop for Pete art and toys. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. 1 p.m. Blue Heaven Art Gallery, 23B Tybrisa Street. $10

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NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

Let’s *not* talk about the weather BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

I’M OLD enough to remember that “talking about the weather” was recommended as the one sure-fire way for people not to argue about politics or religion. Those days are long gone. Now, talking about the weather is virtually synonymous with a knock-down, drag-out political debate. Hurricane Harvey, while providing many inspiring tales of resilience and courage, has also spawned seemingly countless, incredibly stupid online “debates,” as trivial as they are mindnumbingly predictable and repetitive. Here are a few gems from the past week: • The focus on what shoes the First Lady wore. Or didn’t wear. Or thought about wearing. • It’s Houston’s fault because of bad zoning and poor regulation — as if any amount of human activity could mitigate over 20 trillion gallons of water falling on one lowlying coastal area in the span of a few days. •Monster trucks: Still in bad taste? Or somewhat acceptable now? • It’s humankind’s fault because hurricanes today are made stronger and happen more often due to climate change. This is a virtual pre-written story these days, but they usually neglect the existence of frequent dry spells in hurricane frequency. • It’s Barack Obama’s fault because of the precedent he set “during Hurricane Katrina.” Yep, apparently millions of idiots are under the impression that Obama, not George W. Bush, was president in 2005.

• Texas supposedly “deserves” to be hit by Harvey because it’s a Republican state — except that Houston itself is actually an overwhelmingly Democratic city. Oops! • The New York Times put its own blithe signature on its coverage, remarking how amazing it was that in Houston, Hurricane Harvey affected rich and poor alike. Imagine that — nature and science take no note whatsoever of human politics or socio-economic conditions! Who knew? We could go on and on. Those are only some of the most egregious examples of America’s now-pathological tendency to twist any opportunity to come together into yet another opportunity to divide each other along partisan, racial, and cultural lines. This is what happens when you’re dumb enough to conflate the crisis of life-anddeath struggle during a natural disaster with banal, party-hack, partisan politics. The fact that a once-in-a-hundred lifetimes natural disaster is, for millions of people, just another reason to fight on social media is almost as depressing as the result of the storm itself. This mania for discord — an almost total inability and/or unwillingness to see eyeto-eye even on issues of collective life or death — has already extended to the next possible storm to hit the U.S., even as the remnants of Harvey continue to cause unprecedented damage. Hurricane Irma is still many days away from any potential U.S. landfall as I write this. Computer models are inconsistent, but also frankly not that reassuring, either. So of course what people want to argue about now is the media “sensationalizing” Hurricane Irma. This, at the same time as images of devastating human and

property destruction in Texas are broadcast everywhere. Let’s be very clear: The media “sensationalizing” hurricanes is precisely why you are able to better prepare yourself and your family should a hurricane come your way. If it misses you, then just be grateful. Don’t complain about being unharmed! And if it heads directly for you, then the media’s “sensationalizing” contributed to your area’s readiness. There is an alarming trend among some self-professed weather experts to deliberately undermine media coverage of potential hurricane landfall by accusing the media of over-hyping the storms. It is beyond my comprehension how any meteorological professional — who has presumably seen the incredible damage hurricanes have caused in the world over the past 20 years or so — could possibly urge the media to give less information rather than more information. I find it remarkably irresponsible. I understand being a contrarian tends to get more clicks and pageviews and likes. But it’s a shame that the one thing that used to be relatively controversy-free and devoid of political argument — the weather broadcast on your TV — has now become just another cesspool for pointless pseudo-political debate. Hopefully my rant will be the biggest complaint anyone has about Hurricane Irma, or any other hurricane this season. But if Hurricane Harvey is any indication, we as a country are woefully unprepared not only for storms, but for the level of deep mutual distrust which in the long run could be even more devastating to the nation at large. CS

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Editor, You’re an idiot to the highest order. Your article, “Monumental Problems” just exposes how out of touch you are. I am sure that you voted for Hillary, and was (and probably still are) in total shock when Trump blew the doors off of the Electoral College not that long ago. Do you know why I know this? Because you make poorly researched, lazy, flippant statements like, “And the commonly held, consensus core values, in year 2017 simply do not include

glorifying or romanticizing the Confederacy in any way.” I’m sure you thought the commonly held, consensus core values were in favor of Hillary too. Be honest.  And that didn’t happen, did it?  And neither will the far Left’s attempt to purge our Confederate monuments. You DO NOT have consensus as you falsely claim. You DO NOT have the majority. You are wrapped up in your liberal media bubble and refuse to hear the vast majority’s opposition to bringing down these beautiful monuments

that have stood erect for over 100 years. These monuments do not represent slavery. It represents our proud Southern heritage. Your liberal mind has been brainwashed to automatically believe that any white person who is proud of their heritage & country is a racist. People like you believe that unless a white person is groveling at the feet of a black then they are a Nazi. It’s sickening really. And people are fed up. And there are legions of us who feel the exact same way. Even out here at the Landings where I live, the Board

of Governors tried to change the name of Plantation Club, until the majority of its members fought back with severe opposition. Since then, They have wisely reconsidered and decided to shelve the stupid idea. Over my dead body will these monuments be taken down because some pansy-ass who writes for a loser left wing publication like “Connect” says so. Chalk up because the game is ON. Neil Jurgensen, Esq.

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BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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I DON’T remember meeting Francis Allen. All I know is one day I started seeing him everywhere, at arty gatherings and charity events and book readings and live music shows and house parties, always in a white dress shirt with a cup in his hand, a silvery crown of hair floating above his beaming face like an off-kilter halo. He’d greet me with a cheery “how’re you, darlin’?” and catch me up in one of his sweet-smelling hugs, the scent of his cologne staying with me for the rest of day. A Statesboro native who could’ve passed easily for a good ol’ boy except for his frequent anti-authoritarian rants, Francis championed the environment, art and social equality in a voice and in action, yet he was the first person to remind not take it all so damn seriously. (I never did have an occasion to invoke the Bill Murray quote, “Lighten up, Francis.”) Given his ubiquity and positive imprint, it seems impossible that he lived in Savannah for less than a decade. “The day the moving truck showed up, the neighborhood changed for the better,” remembers dear friend Ann Hartzell of that morning in 2008. “He and Leslie brought something very special.” After a long struggle with his health and shorter bout with cancer, Francis passed away at home in the earliest hours of last Thursday morning, Aug. 31. He leaves behind his wonderful wife, Leslie Lovell, and two grown children, Lila and Cannon, as well as a community that continues to reverberate with his contributions. “Savannah is small enough to have what I call a ‘closed feedback loop,’” he explained in 2014 when I interviewed him

and Leslie for the grand opening of Roots Up Gallery, their showcase of outsider art and unexpected Southern treasures. “You can see and feel the impact when you reach out to help.” Reaching out is what he did, putting his hands into some of the city’s most memorable events and worthiest causes. He helped bring food deserts to the collective consciousness as the “fairy godfather” of the Starfish Community Garden, one of the area’s first urban food growing projects. He signed on to the board of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper right after 2010’s devastating fish kill, serving as a “moral and ethical rudder” through the lawsuits that eventually won justice for the beleaguered river. (I’ll never forget him tearing up the dance floor at one of the early ORK fundraisers, pumping his fist while Walter Parks and Swamp Cabbage sang “I tip my hat to a new Constitution, take a bow to a new revolution…”) A passionate promotor of public art, Francis helped artists Matt Hebermehl and James “Dr. Z” Zdaniewski organize two installations of Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” murals, a project that inspired hundreds of passersby to share their hopes and dreams. Equally ardent about making art accessible to all, he co-hosted the first local iteration of Slideluck, a colorful covered dish supper so successful that would-be art collectors and their casseroles had to be turned away at the Legion door. The indefatigable music patron knew every R.E.M. lyric and helped Kayne Lanahan launch the Savannah Stopover Festival and Revival Fest. He spread the literary love as the executive director of the Unchained Tour, squiring writer and Moth creator George Dawes Green, poet professor Chad Faries and other wild raconteurs around the state on a painted Bluebird school bus.

He was the kind of person who made you feel like you belonged. He welcomed the weirdos and reveled with the freaks, finding connections to the underdogs and the invisible.


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Perhaps Francis’ most visible legacy are the Little Free Libraries, those charming, house-shaped cupboards in front of the Sentient Bean and Chad’s treehouse in Thunderbolt and a bunch of other spots around town. He and Leslie asked for donations to the project in lieu of gifts for their 2014 wedding, and they spoke excitedly of creating more book stations to connect the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home—yet another board on which he served—and the Southern gothic author’s adult residence in Milledgeville, Andalusia Farm. The plan took a backseat these last few years as his health complications mounted, but he was feeling well enough last May to join a FOCCH board field trip to Andalusia, where we strode around the lush grounds cackling about peacock butts. Last Friday evening at FOCCH’s Ursrey Memorial Lecture featuring novelist Ann Hood, board director Bishop Kevin Boland announced that the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail will be resumed and completed in Francis’ honor. The bishop had sent Francis a letter the week before of the board’s decision to pick up the project, news that Leslie reports made him very happy in his last days. I may not remember meeting Francis Allen, but I will never forget him. He was the kind of person who made you feel like you belonged. He welcomed the weirdos and reveled with the freaks, finding connections to the underdogs and the invisible. He was not afraid to drawl truth to power, but I never saw him let his emotions get the

best of him, always smiling, always sweet. He seemed to embody that grace when I visited him a couple of weeks ago, after the doctors told him there was nothing left they could do. Ever the gentleman, he insisted on standing up to give me a hug, and I noted sadly that he wasn’t wearing his usual douse of cologne. We sat on the hospital bed from Hospice Savannah that friends set up in the artfilled kitchen on the first floor and talked about photography and poetry, about Savannah and all its complicated charms. “It’s kind of weird, knowing you’re dying,” he said suddenly, pressing my hand. “I really have had such a good time.” He seemed at peace with the mystery of it all. Those who attended his Festivus parties can attest that he was gleefully agnostic, a devout practitioner of what Ann calls the “no-religion religion”—just simple kindness and unflagging compassion for others. Me, I’m a believer because of people like Francis, those who use every ounce of energy they’re given to carve out places for others to thrive and create—there’s just no way that the kind of big, powerful love disappears when they’re gone. It can only transform, leaving the rest of us to fill the space left behind. CS A memorial service will be held Sat, Sept. 9 at 1pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home and Hospice Savannah.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”

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APOLOGIES if I triggered any middle school summer reading flashbacks, but the allusion really is appropriate to the subjects, though they aren’t in two different cities. Yes, the two separate block-sized site plans — one a response to increased development pressure, the other the proposed site of the new Central Precinct headquarters — are both here in Savannah. Not only that, they adjoin the same street, less than 500 feet apart (see Figure One), which makes their juxtaposition extra delicious. It’s an interesting exercise to compare and contrast the two. Site One is the block bounded by Anderson, 31st, Montgomery, and Jefferson (see Figure Two) where a developer has managed to assemble all of the parcels therein. Though it is a complete block, it is split into quadrants by its various zoning designations—north and south by the fact that it straddles the Victorian District zoning regime and the MidCity zoning regime; east and west by the fact that the Montgomery corridor is commercial and the Jefferson corridor is residential. While the zoning is very interesting to someone like me, fear not, I am leaving that aspect behind. Our zoning is a mess. I’ve said it. You know it. This is simply one more exhibit. Lawyers will deal with it. A combined neighborhood association meeting was held last week so that Christian Sottile and Anthony Cissell could present some very preliminary urban design concepts for Site One. Both went to great lengths to emphasize that neither a true development plan, nor architectural plans had yet been made— just a “Conceptual Master Plan.” They were so shy of anything being taken the wrong way, or being seen as set in stone, that they denied me the use of any presentation materials for this column. However, I did not promise not to create my own visualizations (see Figure Three). Forgive me—I do it out of love and praise.

Above: Figure One, the two site plans in context. Right: Figure Two, the diagram of Site One, a complete block owned by one developer. Below: Figure Three, the author’s 3D visualization of the Site One conceptual buildout. IMAGES COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR


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On the eastern half of the block, embedded as it is in the traditional residential fabric of Savannah, I dare say that no one should have any problems with what is conceptualized. Three existing two-story structures will be restored and kept in place, while a fourth one-story cottage will be moved a bit to join them. Then, a row of attached townhomes will be built facing those that already exist on the east side of Jefferson (see Photo at right). Sottile stated, “When something is intact, work with the pattern that is there,” and that is exactly what this half of the concept does, fitting itself into what exists like a Tetris block. But on the opposite side, facing Montgomery, the traditional pattern has been obliterated by the injection of autooriented commercial uses that sprang up after the designation of U.S. Route 17 through the city. There are no street trees. There are no pleasant, continuous sidewalks. There is a lot of room for parking. Here Sottile asks, “What should the next pattern be?” So, the western half of the block is imagined a little differently. The concept calls for a pair of multi-family and perhaps mixed-use (retail on the street) buildings

This row of attached townhomes on the east side of Jefferson Street would be echoed by a similar block of newly-constructed townhomes on Site One. PHOTO BY JASON COMBS

facing Montgomery, perhaps conjoined above the block’s bisecting lane. These are envisioned as being three or four stories tall, wrapping around the corners. Scores of rental units could be placed here, all hiding surface parking within the block.

Sidewalks and street trees would be restored. Multiple entrances to groundlevel interiors will perforate the façade. Sottile again, though this time I’m paraphrasing: The Montgomery Street corridor is currently a case study of how everything about

a traditional development pattern dissolves when the automobile is prioritized. However, this site can instead become a case study in how to repair the urban fabric where the context has been lost. (Cue urban design goosebumps.) But then, just down the street, barely over a block, is a case study in how to impede the repair of such an auto-oriented corridor. This is Site Two, the proposed location of the City’s new Central Precinct building. It is 500 feet to the south, between MLK and Montgomery, on the land between and on either sides of West 33rd and West 34th Streets. Here I must make a disclosure. I sit on the board of the Thomas Square Historic District Neighborhood Association. We sent a letter about the site plan of the new Central Precinct building to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, etc. I wrote this letter and made the graphics that went with it, but it was all approved by the board. However, nothing I’ve written in this column is board-approved. It’s just my own thoughts and opinions. The current plan has been not so much designed as just plopped down in the middle of the property. It does not address a street.

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Instead, blank walls and nothingness face the street, and pedestrians passing on the sidewalks. The building addresses an interior parking lot. Then there’s another parking lot behind it. It is sandwiched between parking lots. It looks like a bank branch built on an outparcel at the mall, except it is in the middle of a traditional neighborhood. It is another suburban, auto-oriented intrusion that will impede progress in repairing the surrounding fabric perhaps for decades. And the City isn’t even sure that this site will be of use to them for more than five years, due to proposed consolidation plans (SMN 05.15.2017 “Savannah mayor: Revised police station looks like ‘prison’”). As one city official said anonymously: “It’s a pile of dogshit.” The neighborhood board knew that asking the City for a complete redesign would be impractical. So what we asked for was very simple: just turn the building 90 degrees and bring it to the property line. This way it would at least address a street and sidewalk, and not obstruct future redevelopment of the site by sitting right in the middle of it (see Figure Four). Nope. The City can’t do even that—it might cost a little extra to connect the utilities and draw the new configuration of parking spaces. If you’ve heard the expression “Stepping over dollars to pick up dimes,” this is its illustration. Because the monetary value of the benefits of this small change don’t show up in an Excel column, right now, the City will not pursue it. Forget the benefit to the surrounding community (the City just points to the fact that it’s a police precinct—benefit enough, right?). Forget the benefit to the City itself, when it looks to sell the land later. A progressive developer, the type that hires the likes of Christian Sottile and Anthony Cissell, will incur extra costs when trying to figure out what to do with such a site without just scraping it clean and starting over. However, I do know a tenant that will be able to use this site easily, after removing interior walls.

Above: The future of the new Central Precinct? Below: Figure Four, 3D visualization of current site plan (top) and neighborhood’s suggested changes (bottom). IMAGES BY THE AUTHOR

So let’s review what can be learned from this compare/contrast exercise:

Site One: Conceptual Repair

Fully utilizes the site. Re-creates the street-wall on all sides. Engages at the sidewalk zone. Repairs the urban fabric, encourages more redevelopment nearby. Lovely.

Site Two: Precinctual Obtusity

Wastes oodles of space. Sits amidst the site like a toad on a lily pad. Disengaged from streets and sidewalks. Obstructs future development and neighborhood repair. Sucks. Though it was on my mind throughout their presentation, I did not ask Christian Sottile and Anthony Cissell what they might think of the City’s Central Precinct plan. It would be highly impolitic for them to comment (honestly, that is). But I didn’t need to ask. One needs only look at their own site concept, and listen to their own words about the thinking underlying the concept, to know what they probably won’t say. CS


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to perspectives that don’t align with ours. “For a lot of people who have their opinions, what they consume, read, look at, watch is based around their political point of view,” Sexton explains. “I was at all these Trump rallies where I saw and heard some really awful stuff, and I saw things like Charlottesville coming. For many people who were supporting Trump, they didn’t want to believe this stuff was real. What I dealt with a lot was people who were like, ‘This doesn’t conform with my reality, so I don’t believe it.’ I had some luck getting through to some people, but it was not the easiest thing in the world trying to get past those echo chambers.” Part of a factory worker family, Sexton is familiar with the vulgarity that comes with working-class families, a popular demographic for Trump. “There’s a lot of people—factory people, laborers—that part of their entire persona is that there’s a crassness to it, vulgarity to it,” he says. “You have to be hard in order to survive hardness. Trump, for whatever reason, speaks and acts a lot like these people but hasn’t had the hardness, it just so happens that he has this demeanor.” Sexton posits that a large part of Trump’s victory is due to his simplified

approach to nuanced problems. “We have a lot of really hard problems facing us that are very nuanced. The major problems with America are not easy, they’re complicated,” Sexton explains. “It’s almost impossible to unravel the knot, and he made it incredibly easy. He pointed the finger and said who was to blame, and that’s where you put your anger. “My family’s anger has been there for decades and they blame certain people, DC, certain companies. Conspiracy theories are just how Trump operates. When laborers like my family look at our political system, they can either believe it’s nuanced and the world is changing and they’re not ready for it, or they can believe the world is against them. There’s a big mental gymnastic you have to make, but it’s a lot easier because it saves yourself and it doesn’t hurt and there’s not a lot of work to be done, because if there’s a worldwide conspiracy, what do you do?” Even after writing The People, Sexton doesn’t claim to know what to do next. “I have a lot of opinions why this is happening, and I’ve seen it coming,” he says. “Frankly, if we look at Trump and we say, ‘This is awful. When will it end?’ It’s never gonna end. This is a situation where we can’t shrug our shoulders.” CS

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JARED YATES SEXTON got into writing about politics because he was procrastinating. “In 2015 I was writing this novel but it wasn’t working,” recalls Sexton, “so I was like, ‘I’m gonna throw myself into the 2016 election, analyze it, understand it the best I can.’” Sexton began going to town halls and rallies for the 2016 election’s candidates. From there, the Georgia Southern creative writing professor was thrust into a brand new world, one where he became Twitter-verified and received enough death threats to prompt the installation of a home security system. “I got dragged kicking and screaming into the deep end of the pool,” laughs Sexton. He’s laughing now, but Sexton’s new book, The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage, shows us that America’s current state of affairs is no laughing matter. “The People,” released under Counterpoint Press on Aug. 15, is the full story of the 2016 election and features Sexton’s political reporting and analysis. It’s currently on its third printing, and Sexton will host a reading and signing at the Book Lady on Sep. 9. In The People, Sexton points to rage as a quality that voters sought for in the candidates, as well as one of the motivating forces behind Donald Trump’s election as President. It’s also the reason Sexton got those death threats. “It’s such a terrible environment right now,” he laments, “amplified by social media and the anonymity of it, but there’s this group of people that anyone they disagree with, their method is to threaten or silence. I had people trying to get me fired from Georgia Southern, calling the administrative offices, but then there was a group of people who were a lot more personal about it and show up at my house. “It’s one of those things where, for a lot of people, the line between online and reality have blended for them.” In the book, Sexton discusses our society’s construction of our own echo chambers, a product of our unwillingness to listen

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Why are increases in gas prices often so abrupt and large, while decreases are small and incremental? Where I live, we’ve had two six- to ten-cent increases in the last two weeks, all happening on one day. But earlier this summer, I’d note one- to two-cent drops once every day or three at just about every local station. And why, during these increases, are the stations often in lockstep, yet when they’re falling they get pretty far out of whack with each other? —John DiFool, via the Straight Dope Message Board HERE’S A question where the most obvious answer, and the most cynical, is pretty much the correct one. Say you’re a gas station operator, John. If you’re seeing crude oil costs rise, you’ll want to promptly adjust the prices you charge at the pump to make sure your margin is secure. Seeing crude fall? Hey, no need to be hasty; if your prices take a little while to float back down, well, that’s money in your pocket. There’s actually an econ term for this—“rockets and feathers,” describing prices that shoot up rapidly but decline slowly—and a pretty robust body of economics thought surrounding it. The issue we’re looking at is what’s known as passthrough, which refers to how so-called upstream costs, in this case the price of crude, affect downstream prices at gas stations. Crude oil prices and refining costs tend to account for about 70 percent

of what drivers wind up paying. So you’d expect there to be some proportionality to the oil-gas price relationship, and there generally is—crude rises, prices at the pump adjust upward; crude falls, pump prices decrease. When the numbers don’t track as closely, that’s called asymmetric pass-through. (We stipulate that there’s some debate over whether price asymmetry in the gasoline market is really a big deal. The phenomenon you observe, John, obviously exists. Consider, though, the research of analyst J.D. Karrenbrock [back in the ’90s, but still]: If wholesale gasoline prices went up by ten cents one month, he found, average retail prices would jump up by about seven cents that month, then three cents more the next. If the wholesale price dropped ten cents, conversely, pump prices would go down just three cents that same month, but another seven in the month following. So retail prices did fall more slowly, but there wasn’t any meaningful asymmetry, Karrenbrock argued—after two months it was a wash.) As I say, the easiest explanation is basically correct, but this being a complex market, there are other factors in play. The lag in price reduction may reflect gas station operators’ need to sell out of the more expensive stuff they’ve already bought before restocking with cheaper gas, only then passing along the lower price to consumers. Sellers aren’t acting in a vacuum, either; they do this because buyers will accept it. When gas prices head up, drivers will reliably seek out the cheapest gas around. When prices fall again, though, they do less comparison shopping, which keeps pressure off station operators to rush their pricing back down. As one expert put it to the Los Angeles Times, “If every consumer kept searching for the best

price, this asymmetry would likely pretty much go away.” It also depends on the station, which gets us to the second part of your question. The owner of the only gas station at a highway exit has less incentive to hurry up and lower her prices than the three competing stations at another exit 50 miles up the road, who are all trying to pull in the same customers. A 2008 study of gas prices in southern California found that having a rival nearby did in fact restrain stations’ tendency toward rockets-andfeathers behavior. Consider, too, the type of station. Is it also a convenience store? Those tend to make most of their money on non-gas items, meaning they can afford to be among the first to reduce prices when wholesale costs drop—they’ve got a cushion. These are short-term fluctuations, of course—we’re seeing a price spike now following Hurricane Harvey’s disruption of Houston-centered gas production facilities—and there’s plenty more ink to be spilled about price variation over a longer timeframe. Prices rise in the summer, for instance, not just because road-trippers produce more demand but because we’re pumping a different product: the Environmental Protection Agency mandates what’s called summer blend gas, a pricier variety formulated to reduce evaporation into the ozone during warmer months. The larger context here, though, is that current gas prices are historically low—for a number of reasons, including an increasing gulf between supply and demand, which has been dropping as fuel efficiency improves and electric cars gain ground. Remember the hubbub over peak oil? Supply anxiety seems almost retro at the moment; these days there may be more concern about peak oil demand—if you’re an oil company, that is. The rest of us should just enjoy it while it lasts. CS

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This week, “the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) worked in conjunction with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department to arrest three more fugitives who attempted to flee to the Savannah area,” a police spokesperson says. Miguel Marty, 33, was wanted for the aggravated sexual assault of a child that occurred in Texas. “Through the gathering of intelligence, officers determined he was in the 5400 block of Emory Drive. He was located and taken into custody without incident,” police say. Olin Kicklighter IV, 22, was wanted for a home invasion that occurred in Tennessee. Officers determined Kicklighter was in the 1400 block of Benton Boulevard, and he was taken into custody without incident. Bernard Carter, 25, was wanted for several burglaries in surrounding counties, in which he specifically targeted guns. Officers determined Carter was in the 1400 block of Benton Boulevard, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Operation Thunder completed its final phase of joint traffic enforcement in late August with a two-day operation, but Savannah-Chatham Metro officers say they “plan to continue Thunder’s momentum with similar small-scale operations.” “The whole idea of bringing Operation Thunder back to Savannah was to increase safety conditions for all motorists, and I believe we’ve done that,” said Lt. Anthony Gallo, commander of SCMPD’s traffic unit. “We still have work to do here. Just because Thunder is over does not mean Burglary suspect on 58th Street we’re stepping back Metro arrests from our commitment to keep motorrape suspect who fled to Savannah ists safe.” area Operation Rolling Thunder kicked off in On August 30, the Southeast Regional Savannah in May. It is the third time the Fugitive Task Force worked with Savanhigh-visibility program, which is sponnah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to sored by the Governor’s Office of Highway arrest a man wanted for a New Jersey rape Safety, has assisted Savannah-Chatham and child molestation. Metropolitan Police Department with its “Through the gathering of intelligence, mission to reduce fatalities and serious officers determined Rion Hunter, 30, was injuries from traffic crashes. in Port Wentworth. They responded to the The task force returned to Savannah 900 block of Highway 30 and took him into Aug. 17 and 18 for the final phase of the custody without incident. Hunter is being three-month operation. During those two held in the Chatham County Detention days, members of the task force wrote 81 Center for his charges of rape and child warnings, 265 citations and made several molestation, pending extradition to New arrests. Seatbelt and speeding citations Jersey,” police report. remained the most common occurrence Metro seeks to identify burglary with 79 and 92 citations, respectively, suspect according to police. Three drivers were Detectives are asking for the public’s also charged with driving under the influence, and two people were arrested on help identifying a male suspect in a burdrug charges. glary investigation. At around 10:30 a.m. “Since the beginning of the operation, on August 23, Metro officers responded the task force has written nearly 1,300 to a residence in the 2100 block of E 58th warnings and about 3,300 citations. Of Street in reference to a burglary alarm. those, 1,033 citations were for seatbelts, Detectives believe this suspect has been 242 for child seat restraint, 693 for speedinvolved in other burglaries in the area. ing and 95 for distracted driving,” police The suspect is described as a black male report. in his 20s with a slim build. During the There were also 147 citations issued incident, he wore a white tank top and for driving under the influence. It also khaki pants. Anyone with information on resulted in 58 drug arrests, 21 felony the suspect’s identity can call 911. A conarrests, 84 “other” arrests, and the apprefidential tip line is also open directly to hension of 13 fugitives. investigators at (912) 525-2355.

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BLACK JOE LEWIS’S origin story is fit for a blues song. Now a neo-soul and blues-wrangling troubadour who has released five acclaimed studio albums since his mid2000s debut, Joe Lewis first picked up the guitar while working at a pawn shop in Austin, Texas. Soon, he was digging into the local blues and garage rock scene, playing with artists like Walter Daniels and the Weary Boys. His hometown’s own South By Southwest Festival was a perfect place for his fully-formed band, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, to get noticed and hyped by industry tastemakers—including MusicFile Productions’ own Kayne Lanahan. “I saw them play a late night show at South By Southwest in Austin,” the Savannah Stopover Music Festival founder remembers. “It was in 2007 right when their first record came out. I was obsessed with their old school funk and blues.” The song that particularly grabbed Lanahan that night was “Bitch, I Love You” from the ‘Black Joe Lewis and The Cold Breeze’ EP, produced by Brian Salvi and released in 2005. Featuring Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson, 7 Walkers) on Rhodes electric piano, the EP was released on Italy’s Shake Yo Ass Records, a label that released music by The Black Lips, The Rippers, Hormonas, and others. “I swear it goes in every playlist I make,” Lanahan says of the debut single. With soul swagger, wicked organ, and Lewis’s earth-shaking vocals, it’s perfect for nearly any mix imaginable. The band spent 2007 touring with the likes of Spoon and Okkervil River, signing to Lost Highway Records in 2008. Throughout that year, they garnered new fans on the stages of heralded festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival and released a four-song EP in 2009. Tour mate Jim Eno, drummer of Spoon, eventually became a collaborator, producing Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears’ debut full-length Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!, released March 17, 2009. From there, the band became an indemand booking, guaranteed to get the audience dancing, the stage quaking, and fans of everything from gospel, blues, punk, and soul buying tickets. At Bonnaroo, Coachella, Outside Lands, and Bumbershoot, the crowds packed out, and soon, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears were projected right into Americans’ living rooms with appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. “We actually have been trying to get Black Joe Lewis to Savannah for a few


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years now,” says Lanahan. “To Revival Fest or Stopover, but when the timing doesn’t work, we always jump at the chance to have these types of more well-known bands play a club show.” The band’s been touring extensively throughout 2017 thanks to the release of a new record, Backlash. With fuzzy guitars and a strong horn section, the dynamics are bright and rollicking—Backlash is an engaging and rapturous record with deep grooves and killer swing. After the Black Joe Lewis show, the next big MusicFile Productions gig is Revival Fest, the (‘scuse the pun) revived modern Lowcountry hoedown featuring Blitzen Trapper, Big Sam’s Funk Nation, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and more. For fans of one-off shows like Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Lanahan is pleased to announce that Florida indie

favorites Surfer Blood will perform at The Jinx on October 11. “That’s another first play in the market that we’re excited about,” she says. “And there are a few more pending.” With crossover appeal and an unforgettable live show, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears is a perfect start to the fall and winter concert season in Savannah. “It’s fun and sweaty and you’re gonna move a whole lot,” Lanahan promises. “And don’t miss the opener! Lightnin Malcolm from Mississippi is one top-notch blues performer.” CS

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impersonator. I cannot do what Johnny Counterfit does, which is classy and entertaining. In my opinion, the only way to honor an icon of Patsy Cline’s stature is to portray her in a theatrical production. Instead of impersonating, which can quickly make a mockery of her, one should attempt to exude an essence of her character based on research mixed with what feels natural and authentic to you.

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Have you learned anything in studying Cline’s career and life that’s inspired or guided your own path as a musician?

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KATIE DEAL brings a tribute to the women of country music. A seasoned expert on the music of Patsy Cline, the Georgia native embarked on two sold-out national tours of the production A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline before creating her own tribute to the country legend, Katie Deal in Today, Tomorrow, & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline. In her newest show, Deal, the daughter of Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal, will honor the likes of Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and her beloved Patsy Cline. We chatted with Deal about her roots, her shows, and becoming Patsy. Your vocal quality while singing Cline is dead-on. What was it like “becoming” her, as a singer and a performer? First, thanks! I’m fascinated by her voice, so that’s a huge compliment! When I first began performing Patsy Cline’s music, it was within the context of a theatrical

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production. My approach was to study her as an actor would study an historical figure. I’ve always been marveled by signature vocal characteristics and inflections, how different singers can make unique sounds but I am also keenly aware that mimicry is only flattering when done with authenticity and care. I respect Ms. Cline’s work and strength so much that I’ve been very careful not to disrespect her memory by attempting to impersonate her. She was one of a kind and so am I. Impersonations are fascinating and I truly respect those who can interpret sounds and movements in order to replicate, like my friend, Johnny Counterfit. In all honesty, I appreciate very much your choice of words, asking about “becoming” her. It bothers me a great deal on the occasion when I am called an

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Yes! When the world first heard of Patsy Cline, it was because she recorded a pop song that she hated. But luckily for her and for us, she had a great producer who could look past all that she was currently to see what she could become. I’m so grateful that after much cajoling, she listened to Owen Bradley and recorded songs that would not only put her on the map but change the face of country music. The biggest lesson I’ve learned from her is that sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and trust those around you. It may not always work out but it may just make you a superstar. How did your one-woman show, “Today, Tomorrow, & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline” develop? “Today, Tomorrow & Forever” came about from exactly what I learned from Patsy: trust your potential and those who believe in you. I had taken a year off from performing when I received a call from a booking agency in New York City wanting to represent me in my Patsy Cline show. I told them that I didn’t have one, that I had only ever portrayed her in the two licensed theatrical productions. They asked if I would be willing to write a tribute concert about her. Ironically, within the hour I received another call from a producer asking me to please come back to his theatre to do a show that fall. I called my husband, Chris...he said,

“Quit your job. We’re writing this show and you’ve gotta take that gig.” But I was not interested in impersonating Ms. Cline and if I were to write a show about her music, it had to be special. So, Chris and I went to work. He chatted with Charlie Dick, Patsy’s husband and former executor of her estate, got parameters from him on what was acceptable, and we decided to do something completely unique. My show is my story of how Patsy Cline changed my life. It tells of my first experience listening to her music, my first opportunity to portray her in a production, and my subsequent national tours portraying her. I also have some interesting personal details woven into my career story, as well. Tell us about the Tybee Post Theater show, “The Women of Country Music.” At this point in my career, I feel very successful. I’ve had amazing opportunities, gotten to work with top-notch musicians and have surprised even myself at what I’m capable of accomplishing. When I was asked to perform an intimate concert at the Tybee Post Theater, quite honestly, I was terrified. I rely so heavily on my band that it’s scary to take them away. But I saw this as an opportunity to strip down the music and really talk about the women and their incredible stories. The selection I’ve chosen for “The Women of Country Music: Unplugged” is music that either made it into my “Wildflowers” show or ended up on the cutting room floor. Each song and each artist I’ve chosen deserves a spotlight. My talented friend, Robert Taylor, we will be joining me to serve up an insightful acoustic dish of the most delicious stories and songs about the women of country music. I couldn’t be more excited to share this with Tybee Island folks! CS

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JACK JOHNSON couldn’t have spoken truer words than Savannah’s own Josephine Johnson. “Things seem to be happier on the ukulele,” she says. The ukulele brings us “Banana Pancakes,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and Pacific breezes. And it fits her, Savannah’s bicoastal musical wunderkind, quite literally.

“I don’t have to strap it to me the way that I do a guitar,” she says. “Plus it only has four strings. So it’s two-thirds easier, right?” she adds with a laugh. Johnson loves the ukulele for many reasons. But its happy sound is most important. Now into her second residency in Savannah, Johnson finds happiness here on her strings. You can sense that from her presence online, where she posts ukulele and guitar videos. You can sense that from the stage, where she sings with a transcending enchantment. And you can sense that from her still young and unfolding biography. She’s moved from coast to coast twice

and overseas to perform, to teach and to write. “All of the decisions that I’ve made have been for music,” she says. The Indiana native first found stringed happiness at SCAD. She recorded an album here. She befriended the late Clinton Powell. Together, they shared poetry and music with kids. But then, the clarion of opportunity, the siren that leads all greats from this place, called. She earned a master’s in English from Humboldt State University in Northern California. “Everyone up there paints, writes, performs or sings,” she says of redwood

country. “That was wonderful. But it’s also pretty isolated, about 5-6 hours from San Francisco.” She taught English in China because it gave her the freedom to write. And then came her musical crucible, the Los Angeles hustle: teach, pay rent, play, repeat. Great rooms like LA’s El Cid and Portland’s Artichoke Music welcomed her style. Arresting and deep, it commands attention. And in important ways, she got attention. “When you have the opportunity to perform in front of people who are sober, who are listening and who want to be engaged with what you’re doing, that’s the best,” she says. That type of creative spark, I know from my own experience, justifies any hustle. But her teaching contract ended and her apartment burned down in a made-for-TV blaze. Firemen warned her not to run into her apartment but she did so anyway to grab guitars. “These instruments are my life,” she says. Her high rent LA hustle ended shortly after. Returning to Humboldt County, she began looking again for that “right place.” So after many years away, she’s back in our “not too big, not too small” creative nexus. She sings about being heard and being okay on “Let It All Out.” She sings about a trickster Santeria god on “Tuesday Evening” (not all ukulele is happy). And she writes about overcoming fears, perhaps hinting politically, on “Come Down.” A poet of uncanny rhythm and vision, she doesn’t waste a single line. A singer of intense versatility, she shifts between thunder and whisper, to dramatic effect. I hope she stays in the Hostess City for the long haul. But that’s very selfish of me. “Truly I want to write and perform,” she says. “But the margin to do this is so narrow. That’s why I have a master’s degree, so I can have a decent day job to subsidize this.” And to subsidize a new album, to be recorded at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Studios. That’s quite an accomplishment, to be in the house of John Vanderslice. Call the upcoming session a Pacific breeze coming into her life again. Will it be her “Over the Rainbow?” That “right place?” Only the ukulele knows. CS

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BAHAMACIDE, THINK NO THINK, JEFF-TWO NAMES AND THE BORN AGAINS @EL-ROCKO LOUNGE

P.O.D.

CARLY ROGERS

THINK NO THINK

Psych-rock gets heavy through the lens of Bahamacide. The Austin-based band finds insipartion in disco and garage, bringing a shreddy-good time with thick guitar, heavy bass, and headbanger rhythms. The three-piece band, founded in 2015, followed their 2016 EP ‘Make You Mine’ with 2017’s ‘The Deep End’ EP and released a full-length on August 18. Bahamacide’s touring with fellow three-piece Austin band Think no Think. It’s a smart match: Think no Think specialize in throwback, blues-hued garage-psych. The Texans are joined by Savannah’s own Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains on a bill created by Savannah’s Typical Pickle Booking. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

P.O.D., ALIEN ANT FARM, FIRE FROM THE GODS, POWERFLO @THE STAGE ON BAY

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Who’s ready to feel so alive at The Stage on Bay? 2000s rock favorites P.O.D. and Alien Ant Farm bring back the hits and memories alongside Fire From the Gods and Powerflo. Formed in 1992. P.O.D. (Payable On Death) put in the time on their rise to fame. What originally began as a band of friends playing Metallica and Slayer covers at keggers evolved into a small band with a strong fan base into a Christian nu-metal sensation thanks to a 1998 deal with Atlantic Records. The band’s first video to reach No. 1 on MTV’s Total Request Live was 1999’s “Rock the Party (Off the Hook)” from the album The Fundamental Elements of Southtown. In 2001, P.O.D. became a household name with the single “Alive.” Its blend of a born-again message, an anthemic chorus, and heavy feel made it a crossover hit. The song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2002 Grammys and became MTV and MTV2’s top played videos of the year. The album’s second single, “Youth Of The Nation,” took a socialy-aware approach, inspired by the shooting at Columbine High School. P.O.D. has released six studio albums since its Satellite, touring and playing old favorites and new cuts, too. Alien Ant Farm is best known for their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” off their 2001 album ANThology. That song was No. 1 on the Modern Rock charts that year. Fire from the Gods is a rap-metal revivalist band that released its debut LP via Rise Records. Narrative, which discusses racism and abuse of power, is lyrically inspired by frontman AJ Channer’s life. Powerflo is the project of Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei, downset.’s Roy Lozano, Fear Factory’s Christian Olde Wolbers, and WORST’s Fernando Schaefer. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, DOORS AT 6:30 P.M., SHOW AT 7:30 P.M., 20 $21.50-$39, ALL-AGES

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Vermont native Carly Rogers moved to Nashville at the age of 17, following her dreams of writing, performing and recording in Music City. The young up-and-comer is currently touring through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina. She arrives in Savannah with a fresh-to-Spotify single. Simple in its vocal and acoustic guitar arrangement, “Memory” strikes with its honest and direct lyricism about heartbreak and broken relationships. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 7 P.M., FREE, 21+

PASTOR TROY @CLUB ELAN

One of the early breakouts of Dirty South rap, Pastor Troy brings his Augusta roots to Savannah this weekend. Troy’s first recording was We Ready – I Declare War, released by Madd Society Records in 1999. His major-label debut, Face Off, was released in 2000 on Universal Records and included the singles “Vice Versa,” featuring Peter the Disciple, and “This tha City.” That same year, DSGB (Down South Georgia Boyz), with whom Pastor Troy performed, released an album of their own on Khaotic Generation Records. In 2002, he was featured on Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz’s seminal album Kings of Crunk, joining in on the song “Throw it Up.” Hype built around Pastor Troy’s second album, the 2002 record Universal Soldier. The Timbaland-produced single “Are We Cuttin’” hit number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The album charted at number 13 on the Billboard 2000. Pastor Troy released his most recent album, WAR in Atlanta, in 2015. He most recently released the OGBT Mixtape and a music video for the song the song “O.G.P.T.” in February. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 9 P.M., $10-25 VIA WANTICKETS.COM, 18+


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MUSIC WEDNESDAY 9. 6 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Liv Annalise, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jason Bible, 7:30 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. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Sarah Poole, Sarah Poole, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. 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.

KARAOKE

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.

COMEDY

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

DJ

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

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THURSDAY 9. 7 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South The Georgia Flood, 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

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Music, 5:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia Perch at Local 11 Ten Cyril Durant, 5:30 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon, Frank Brightchase The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Chuck 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. The Jinx Scaryoke 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

Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout, 10 p.m. 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 Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Time Radio Hour: Savannah by Moonlight, Episode 1, 8 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY 9. 8 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Machine Funk,

A Deer A Horse, Pointless Honey, 1mitator @EL-ROCKO LOUNGE Brooklyn band A Deer A Horse stir sludge rock, post-rock, doom, noise, and pop together into an original and captivating sound. The band is joined by Savannah’s Pointless Honey and 1mitator. MONDAY, SEPT. 11, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+

9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Brett Barnard and the Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Pastor Troy, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Bahamacide,

Think No Think, Jeff Two Names and the Born Agains The Jinx Drunktank Soundsystem w/ DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Zach Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Carly Rogers, 7 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David

Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Steve Moakler Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay Saving Abel w/ Special Guest, 8 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater The Women of Country Music: Unplugged with Katie Deal, 8 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Frank Bright,

Diana Rogers The Warehouse Brian Bazemore, Jubal Kane, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Christy Alan Band, Bill Hodgson, La Bodega, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Nickel Bag of Funk, 9:30 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar Gypsy Jazz Collective w/ Ricardo Ochoa, 7:30 p.m.


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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.

DJ

Club 309 West DJ Zay Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ D-Frost Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delialhs w/ Swingin’ Six Tease, 10 p.m. Club One Mix 2.zero, 10 p.m., Drag Show PS Tavern 80s and Ladies

SATURDAY 9. 9 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South After Funk, Of Good Nature, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Botnek, 9 p.m. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Michael Hulett, Jason Groce, David Lee Nelson, 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Eric Culberson, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge COEDS, Die Alps, DJ Precisa The Jinx Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Lightnin’ Malcolm, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ben Keiser, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof @Sundown, 8 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Luke Pell Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Chase and Friends, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers The Warehouse Zach Wilson, Hitman, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Bucky & Barry, Bill Hodgson, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Jarrod Wade, 9:30 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. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) ‘80s Night Theme Party Trivia & Karaoke, 9 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

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

DJ

Doubles Nightclub 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 Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delialhs w/ Swingin’ Six Tease, 9 & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) ‘80s Night Theme Party Trivia & Karaoke, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 9.10 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jon Hill, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Esteban’s Hat, 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 9.11 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Imitator, A Deer A Horse, Pointless Honey, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Hill, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

TUESDAY 9.12 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Waits & Co., 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip Hop Night: Beat and Track Battles w/ DJ Skypager, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:3010 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, ongoing, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Carnival Bar Theatre 306 West Factors Walk Savannah-Downtown The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com

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

Club 309 West 309 W. River St. 912-236-1901 club309west.com

Club Elan 301 Williamson St. Club One 1 Jefferson St. 912-232-0200 clubone-online.com

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

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Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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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. Tybee Island 912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com

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

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St.

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Rocks on the Roof 102 W. Bay St.

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

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CULTURE THEATRE

MIchael Knowles in the title role leads a Superstar cast. PHOTO BY ZACHARY BURKE

“THIS AIN’T NO EASTER PAGEANT!” BY ANNA CHANDLER

anna@connectsavannah.com

THE Collective Face Theatre Ensemble’s sixth season is off to a star-studded beginning. Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera phenomenon, welcomes audiences back into the Collective Face’s world of stunning sets and visuals, jaw-dropping talent, and enrapturing experiences. Artistic Director David I.L. Poole says the show is a “bucket list production” for the local theatre troupe. “I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, and finally I said, ‘You know what? Nothing risked, nothing gained!’” he says. With a cast of over 20 actors, plus crew, Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium is teeming with energy and excitement in the days leading up to opening night. The cast— including Savannah State University graduate Michael Knowles as Jesus, Dan Finn as Judas, and Cecilia Tran Arango as Mary

“This is a punk rock concert, but we still have to, at its core, tell the story. It’s about the journeys of these characters— how do they relate to today?” Magdalene—has donned big hair, eyeliner, and studs for the occasion. “We’ve punked out our version,” says Poole excitedly. “We’ve tried to make it more of an immersive experience this time…it really feels like a high-octane rock concert.” To find inspiration, Poole watched countless concerts, recent rock operas like Green Day’s American Idiot, and researched the punk movement and the history of iconic venues like CBGB. “It’s one thing to say, ‘Oh, we’re going to do a punk version of Jesus Christ Superstar, but you have to make sense of it. Otherwise, you’re putting on this façade, this

icing on the cake when there’s no cake.” he explains. “This is a punk rock concert, but we still have to, at its core, tell the story. It’s about the journeys of these characters— how do they relate to today? Jesus Christ Superstar is a very interesting rock opera and poses the question of, if Jesus lived today, would we recognize him?” Jesus Christ Superstar shook the theatre scene when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. The retelling of the Christ story had a forward-thinking attitude and many allusions to modern life and pop culture. “It’s a contemporary spin on the greatest story ever told,” Poole elaborates. “We looked at how it relates and is reminiscent

of today’s culture and what’s going on in this world. The social statements made in it are relevant to today, especially things like Black Lives Matter. There were distinctive choices made in our retelling of this story to reference culture right now.” While Jesus Christ Superstar is a classic and a beloved show, the theatre world at large seems to be particularly drawn to it at this moment in time. NBC has selected Superstar as its next musical event on Easter Sunday 2018, and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London has earned rave reviews and awards for its production. “I think because of the political and social atmosphere that we have created right now when there’s a divide, we’re trying to find events to bring us back together,” Poole muses. “Just like seeing the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey right now. We’re kind of a nation divided, but when something as horrific as a hurricane devastating Texas happens, we all join together and put our differences aside and show our humanity.

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Dan Finn swings from the rafters as Judas Iscariot. PHOTO BY ZACHARY BURKE

Cecilia Tran Arango takes the mic as “Mary Mags.”

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And I think Jesus Christ Superstar shows our humanity in this sort of marginalized society it portrays.” In Collective Face’s Superstar, the apostles and disciples are the punks, and the priests and decision-makers are “The Man,” functioning at a Big Brother-level of control. There’s even an homage to the band Devo in the way the priests act, robotically and controlling. The cast and crew have thrown themselves into the theme, taking punky selfies for their rock gig-style handbills. Even circumstances that could be viewed as obstacles, like the big Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium renovation, are working in Collective Face’s favor. “It’s kind of fitting, it’s under renovation and they haven’t completed the lobby,” Poole explains. “So it’ll be all punked out like the CBGB bathroom! The students are really excited about this. We’re deconstructing the lobby, putting brown paper all over the walls, graffitting them, there’s

no ceiling tiles or tiles on the floor. It’s an abandoned building aesthetic. If it works for any show, this is the show it should be for!” Audiences should arrive ready to rock out, throw glow sticks, and cheer for the stars in the limelight. “If you want a good time, an experience, but to also be moved, this is the play for you,” Poole attests. “This ain’t no Easter pageant! This is a rock concert. And I have a feeling it’s going to explode.” CS

THE COLLECTIVE FACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Savannah State University Kennedy Fine Arts Building September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. $25 general admission, $2- for seniors, students with valid ID, and active military via 912.232.0018


THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

GET LOST in a whole new world this week. Rob Hessler’s exhibition at the Cultural Arts Gallery, “(the other side of the) Worlds Collide,” is an extension of three other exhibitions focused on Hessler’s imaginary world. Part one of the series focuses on events, part two is places, and part three is concepts and ideas. The fourth part of the series is an alternate universe where those events, places, and ideas are flipped. “The other side of the world is an alternate universe where the people, places, ideas and events of our world are depicted by a combination of their physical features and the impact they have on us in the past, present and future,” explains Hessler. “Within this world, there’s a character called the One in the Duck Feather Cloak.” The character, a non-gendered creature, travels through the worlds and is the only sentient being. “It observes what’s happening and communicates back to us in our world those people, places, events and concepts. The idea of it is the drawings you see is what the One in the Duck Feather Cloak is seeing,” says Hessler. Well, now I have our world and the alternative universe crashing together, and the barrier between them is breaking apart. There’s leakage in both directions—some of the metaphors and ideas are crossing each other.” Why duck feathers? As Hessler explains, it has to do with the phrase “water off a duck’s back.” The One in the Duck Feather Cloak observes the worlds without emotion or objective. “Even though I have strong viewpoints about everything in life,” laughs Hessler, “when I present the pieces I try to put myself in the duck feather cloak and imagine what an objective viewer would see.” The opening reception for the exhibition includes a panel discussion, “The Impact

of Art on the Community,” on Sep. 8. The panel consists of Deep Center Executive Director Dare Dukes, Brenau University Gallery Director Nichole Rawlings, hiphop artists Clay Hodges, and Hessler himself. WSAV’s Media Content Producer Kris Hummer will act as the moderator. “Some of the things we’ll focus on are incidents where we can very obviously point out that whatever art form any of us are involved in has had a significant impact on the world around us in one way or another,” says Hessler. “I look at how important art is in the community. There are some question marks now about the way that City Council and the City Manager are dealing with the arts but to me, it’s a critical importance. It’s easy to cut art funding. It’s easy to say, this isn’t important because it isn’t a street. But there is evidence about how [art] prevents and reduces crime.” For the opening reception, Hessler created community bags that will be given to the first 100 people. The bags are filled with local goods by organizations and businesses whose work Hessler admires. “The idea for the community bag is not just to bring attention to these groups who are doing good things, but to act as a creative networking event where people from these organizations will come and get to meet each other and get to know each other,” Hessler explains. “In addition to being an artist, I’m an activist here in town and I go to these various functions, and there’s a lot of the same people trying to do the same thing but they’re not necessarily connected. “I’m not about ‘get a bigger piece of the pie,’ I’m about making the pie bigger. If we work together, then everybody benefits, and the community benefits.” CS “(the other side of the) Worlds Collide” will remain on view until Sep. 29. The panel discussion takes place Sep. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre at the Culture Arts Gallery.

Rob Hessler says, “I’m not about ‘get a bigger piece of the pie,’ I’m about making the pie bigger. If we work together, then everybody benefits and the community benefits.” A panel discussion Sept. 8 is in conjunction with the exhibit at the City’s Cultural Arts Gallery. IMAGES OF WORK BY ROB HESSLER COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

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CULTURE BOOKS

Who’s writing your playbook?

Find life’s silver linings at free workshop BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

jll@connectsavannah.com

WHEN IT COMES to the game of life, most of us are still figuring out the rules well past half time. Omkari Williams reminds that nothing’s final until the clock runs out, and it’s never too late to set a new play into motion. The former actor and political consultant knows the art of the pivot, blossoming into a successful career as a life coach in 2011. She had full roster of clients but wasn’t finding joy in the New York winters, so a few years later she followed her own advice to live intentionally and relocated to Savannah, where she continues help others initiate positive change and realize their dreams. Even if they’ve been in the game for decades, many folks don’t even know where to begin improving their relationships, finances or spiritual fulfillment. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said that a goal without a plan is just a wish, and Williams says her job as a coach is to help marry her clients’ wildest imaginations with workable strategies, a process she lays out in The Playbook: Creating the Life You Want. Part self-help guide, part vision board and part coloring book, The Playbook offers a place to delve into the soul’s mysteries and doodle outside the lines while piecing together the next steps. For those who like hands-on learning, Williams is offering a free mini-workshop this Saturday, Sept. 9 at Savannah Yoga Center. We sought out a little one-on-one tutoring from Williams in her sunny Victorian apartment that she shares with her wife, GPB afternoon anchor J. Cindy Hill, and their three friendly cats. What inspired The Playbook?

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Omkari Williams: Oftentimes we just stumble along and life just happens to us with no intention on our part. I mean, there’s no way you can prepare yourself for everything life is going to throw at you; that’s just not the way it works. But you can set yourself in a direction so even if you get blown off course, at least you have a course to get back to. The intention with The Playbook is to get you to think about what your life looks like right now and what you would like it to look like in the future. People get really 28 colorful with it!

Author and life coach Omkari Williams helps people realize their dreams—but first, they have to figure out what they are. PHOTO BY JON WAITS/@JONWAITS

It reminds me of one of those adult coloring books that are so popular now. That was part of the intention! The first draft was just words, but a friend said to me, “It needs to more fun,” so that’s when the trees and the color came into it. In addition to Kate Freer’s illustrations, my wife added a lot of the other graphics and design that totally changed the vibe. I wanted people to be able to color in it, use it. Remember how your books looked at the end of the school year, all beaten up and drawn on? That’s what I want people’s Playbooks to look like. Mark it up, dog ear the pages! What do you think is people’s greatest obstacle to creating the life they want? They don’t know what it is or what it looks like. They haven’t thought about it. Most of us are kind of random. We just go from one thing to another; it’s just what we do. Once we realize we get to choose, we get to make different decisions. But we need direction, we need focus if we want to attain certain goals. I once had an acting teacher say, you can’t even get home if you don’t know where you’re going. This book helps you put your direction on paper. One of my clients is an attorney who was working for a big firm in New York in the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. That reordered her priorities, but she was still working 70 hours a week and had no time. She needed help realizing what was important, because she was working so hard she

almost forgot to look. So through this process she discovered she wanted to spend more time with her husband and have time for her creativity. She wanted to keep working in the legal field, but she decided to take a job that paid her less money and gave her more time to do things she really likes. So she’s infinitely less stressed and so much happier. The money time trade-off has been totally worth it. That seems counterintuitive to so many people—you’re supposed to want to make more and more money—but what’s the point if you’re doing something that’s sucking you dry? How did you go from acting and politics to life coaching? I was always the person that people came to when they had an issue, from the time I was a little kid. So it felt very natural to me, and a big part of acting is paying really close attention to people and responding to what you hear and see. I started acting in high school, then after college I had a job with Children’s Television Workshop, and then I lived in an ashram in upstate New York. When I came back to the city I was making a lot of money doing commercials and such, but I was bored out of my mind. It was 1992 and I volunteered for Bill Clinton’s campaign, then hooked up with the people doing the Democratic National Convention. I wound up on the convention floor about 75 feet from the stage when Clinton and Gore accepted the nomination. But I got burnt out. The opportunity came up to get trained as a life coach about six years ago, and I thought, why not? It brought all of the things I love to do together—communications, creativity and helping people.

What was the epiphany that brought you to Savannah? I was getting divorced and it didn’t snow here [laughs]. I’d been here a long time ago, and I remembered thinking that if I ever left the Northeast, this is where I’d come. My mom was sick, my marriage was not working and one day I went, “This is your life, you can’t keep doing this, you need to live the way you tell your clients to live.” What can people expect from the workshop? It’s going to be fun! There’s this thing that happens when people start looking at their lives as something that they actually can take control of in certain ways. It’s very exciting. People reconnect with dreams they had when they were little kids. One of my fantasies as a child was that I was going to be a detective. I feel like I get to live that way—I get to explore and follow the clues with people. It’s important to keep track of what we want, where we are and where we’re going so that we can overcome the obstacles. And if we stumble off the path or have trouble motivating ourselves it doesn’t mean we’re failures—we can always just retrace our steps. I can get off track too—hey, I like Netflix as much as the next person!—but I always go back to the plan. CS

THE PLAYBOOK MINI WORKSHOP AND BOOKSIGNING

When: 2-4:30pm, Saturday, Sept. 9 Where: Savannah Yoga Center, 1319 Bull St. Cost: Free Info: (912) 232-2994 or www.omkariwilliams. com


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IN TUNE SILENT ART AUCTION — Kick off the 2017 Savannah Philharmonic season with the week long “In Tune” Silent Art Auction. Featuring musically inspired art by local artists include Carmela Aliffi, Amanda Zoey Weathers, Angela Burson, Lennie Ciliento, Becca Cook, Meredith Gray, Kelley Hagemes, Mary Hartman, Lind Powell Hollingsworth, Farnaz Jahani, Axelle Kieffer, Bert John, Geoff L Johnson, David Laughlin, Peter Erwin Roberts, Shea Slemmer, Troy Wandzel and Jason Zimmer. Gallery profits from show are donated to Savannah Philharmonic. Sep. 8-15. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. PACHAMAMA: IMPRESSIONS OF ARGENTINA — Pachamama: Impressions of Argentina is a gallery exhibit that includes artwork by Armstrong students and Argentinean indigenous craftspeople. Artists displaying work in this exhibition will talk briefly about the inspiration for their art during the exhibition’s gallery reception Friday, Sept. 22nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. Silent auction bidding on Argentinean art will be open until 7 p.m. Sep. 6-22. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. Through Nov. 26. Jepson Center, 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 — A native of Savannah for 24 years, Britton Dockery first began his artistic endeavors as an adolescent. Inspired by Dali and Magritte, Britton has continued his artistic endeavors over the years as a self taught artist. Through Sep. 21. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

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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, and embrace the chaotic essence of Mother Nature through vivid light, color and movement. Through Sep. 18. 912. 231. 7105. iStarland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. FILM: HER + HIM — Akram Zaatari’s film “Her + Him” tells the story of Egyptian studio photographer Van Leo and a woman known only as Nadia, who entered Studio Van Leo in 1957 and asked to be photographed in the nude. The film explores the entire series

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of the images, which documents Nadia undressing in 12 poses, and also includes an in-depth interview with Van Leo about conventions related to his work. Through Sep. 10. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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.

The In Tune silent auction at Location Gallery benefits Savannah

Philharmonic. ‘WALTZ WITH THE FISHES’ BY FARNAZ JAHANI GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? Through Oct. 15. Beach LAW AND MUSIC — Through this exhibit, the Institute, 502 E. Harris St. City hopes to continue Law’s legacy of education and encourage others to discover music HATTIE SAUSSY: REDISCOVERY OF AN they may not be familiar with. The exhibit ARTIST — Savannah artist Hattie Saussy features content from W. W. Law’s music, (1890-1978) distinguished herself as a great book, periodical, and photograph collections, American painter by effortlessly fusing and includes interactive activities designed elements of impressionism into her realist to introduce children to the math and science compositions, formulating her own traditional concepts embedded in music. Through Jan. yet unique painting aesthetic. Through Sep. 1, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. 24. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. LILA CABANISS SCCPSS ART TEACHERS EXHIBIT — Did you know that there are I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU — Maggie Mullin dozens of talented artists teaching every day O’Hara is a multimedia artist from Pittsin Savannah’s public schools? Named after burgh currently based in Columbia, SC, and the pioneering Savannah artist and teacher, Savannah. Her exhibition will incorporate the Lila Cabaniss, this exhibition includes work mediums of video, performance, photograin a variety of media by local art educators. phy, sculpture, and installation. The show will Through Oct. 1. Jepson Center for the Arts, include a site-specific sculptural video instal- 207 West York St. lation featuring a yearlong performance piece created specifically for the show. Jepson LOVELY LITTLE THINGS — Caitlin B. Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Alexander’s prints that are nostalgic yet fresh, charming yet mature. Through Sep. 24. foxyKAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE loxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American art- MARCEE MUSGROVE AND ELMER RAist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experiment- MOS — Mixed media paintings, print and coling with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair lages by Marcee Musgrove and Elmer Ramos Museums proudly boasts the largest public are on view through September. Through Sep. collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the 30. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 United States. Through Jan. 2, 2018. Jepson Bull St. Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


’A story on every plate’ FARM Bluffton’s locavore paradise is worth the drive

BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

jll@connectsavannah.com

TWENTY-FIVE miles from Savannah along a pretty stretch of Highway 170, FARM in Old Town Bluffton sources leafy greens, robust root veggies, heritage meats, artisan cheeses and slow-leavened breads almost exclusively with a Lowcountry address, some a proverbial peach pit’s throw from the kitchen. Executive Chef Brandon Carter, manager Josh Heaton and farmer Ryan Williamson—who grows much of the fresh produce a few miles up the road—opened their 47-seat dream restaurant last October to steady praise, and FARM’s reputation for local

ingredients and adventurous flavors has been spilling over the state line. After months of salivating over Instagram posts, I finally hitched a ride to South Carolina last week with two of the most sophisticated local palates I know: Natasha Gaskill, the genius behind A Squad Bake Shop’s donuts and desserts, and The Refinery’s Amy Paige Condon, an editor extraordinaire and local food writer who has co-authored several cookbooks. On the way, we agreed you might be a locavore groupie if you’re willing to travel further for a meal than the food does to your plate. FARM is as hyperlocal as food gets, but farm-to-table is about more than freshpicked baby eggplants and sustainablyraised pork chops.

“Basically, the concept is built on relationships,” explains Heaton, the front-of-thehouse corner of FARM’s partnership triad. “We know the names of every farmer and every vendor, real people who work hard and respect the land and animals.” The three-way culinary bromance is also founded on an unorthodox approach to what’s on the menu, fed by Heaton’s penchant for foraging and Chef Carter’s hobby of poring over seed catalogs and asking Williamson about which variety of butter bean fares best on his five-acre plot. “We reverse-engineered the idea of creating our menus. We start with, ‘what grows here?’ and become inspired by that,” says Heaton. Like the Lowcountry weather, the menu is always changing. As we sat down to FARM’s communal central table, our server handed us menu edition No. 139, which means the chef and his crew have switched it up roughly every three days since they opened. “Well, not everything works every time, so we try something else,” shrugs Chef Carter, who trained at CIA in New York and amassed a loyal following during his six-year stint at Palmetto Bluff. “At least the vibe’s always good.” The vibe is good—reclaimed wood and Edison light bulbs give the dining room a cozy intimacy, the kind of place where any attire from sundresses to suit jackets seems appropriate. Décor is unfussy, the walls uncluttered save the amber glow of bottles stacked behind the bar and jars brimming with sunflowers and fresh herbs. The open kitchen is set as a stage, brightly lit and visible from every seat in the house. As we contemplated menu No. 139, my companions and I tucked into a round of craft cocktails, FARM’s locavore

commitment evident even in the glass: The Hard Iced Tea is steeped with leaves harvested near Charleston and toasted chai spices; small-batch Bulrush Gin is mixed with housemade tonic and Savannah Bee Co. honey. After I swilled the last sip of my goddess-green Garden Martini, we perused the wine list for a bottle to share and settled on a very reasonably-priced J. Mourat rosé. “It’s like seersucker. It goes with everything,” approved the chef with a grin. Thank goodness, because we ordered everything: To start, we passed a plate of ooey-gooey-delicious Burrata cheese and Serrano ham and a savory slice of lamb cheek pie, full of caramelized onions and Crisco, per the chef’s grandmother’s pastry recipe. Pork meatballs crumbled nicely under a crown of crispy parsnips, and the acidity of blistered padron peppers brought even more sparkle to the charcoalroasted octopus settled on ribbons of squid ink tagliarini. Hands clasped, we doted over the mushroom toast topped with pickled chanterelles foraged from a secret spot near Heaton’s backyard. “We don’t buy chanterelles, ever,” promised Heaton, who holds a certification in wild mushroom safety. (Please don’t try collecting edible fungi without a guide, boys and girls.) As our highly adept server crumbed the table and replaced our silverware for the main course, the conversation turned to far-reaching effects that a single restaurant can have on a local economy. “You’re not just creating jobs, you’re supporting a whole community of vendors,” pointed out Natasha as we nibbled on the greens on the bottom of the lamb pie’s cast iron pan.

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Chef Brandon Carter (R) and Josh Heaton (L) have a third partner, Ryan Williamson, who grows most of the restaurant’s produce just a few miles down the road. PHOTO BYJESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

FARM’s locavore roots are evident in the Garden Martini and other craft cocktails. PHOTO BYJESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

not mean overly precious: The price point (apps $12-17, entrees $21-34) is comparable to most fine dining experiences in the Lowcountry foodie corridor, and portions are generous, attesting to the FARM guys’ commitment to sharing the local love. A former cog in the Starbucks corporate wheel, Heaton could not be happier to living out his locavore passions. As we spooned up desserts of bittersweet chocolate strawberry cake and fried peach ginger hand pie, he plunked down a Mason jar, the last of his personal stash of a batch of

Padron peppers give a sparkle to the charcoal octopus. PHOTO BY NATASHA GASKILL

loquat seed liqueur he made himself. Pouring out tiny glasses of the goldenhued hooch redolent of almonds, he told us the story of how he spent an entire season harvesting loquats from his neighbors and public spaces, drying out piles of pits in his garage. The cordial was a perfect finish to an extraordinary meal, and a photo of Heaton’s two small daughters standing on a ladder and plucking the funny yellow

fruit from the tree across the street from the restaurant somehow made it taste even sweeter. “It’s just seeds, vodka, sugar and patience,” he marveled. “But the fact that it came from right here just never gets old.” CS FARM Bluffton, 1301 May River Rd, Bluffton,

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“Every part of the chain—from our staff to the farmers—is based on mutual respect. It’s about the food, but ultimately, it’s about the people,” nodded Heaton. “We feel that if we honor each other’s values, we can all benefit.” Given the company, it was suggested that the connection between where and who our food comes from is even broader. “When you’re talking about true farmto-table, you’re talking about economics, politics, culture, place and narrative,” added Amy, swiping up the last of the brown butter sauce with a hunk of bread from Root Baking Company on John’s Island. “There is a story on every single plate.” Indeed, we tried to imagine the hands that pulled in the Gulf Coast yellowfin tuna served on a bed of sweet potato mash and toasted corn, and praised the pastures that nurtured the heritage pork offered up with succotash-like maque choux. (We did not confirm that the bucatini was made by the same intrepid folks scurrying behind the counter, but since we could see a pasta maker sitting on a shelf, we assumed.) If you’re planning to make the drive to dine at FARM, you’d best make reservations, since the room fills fast with fans from Charleston, Fripp Island and Beaufort, even on weeknights. For spontaneous cravings, there’s always lunchtime (11am2pm, Tues.-Sat.), offering giant salads and compelling takes on the usual meat-andthree (hello, vindaloo chicken and Carolina gold rice!) As far as the check goes, hyperlocal does

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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 characters in Smokey and the Bandit look as cultured as those in Howards End by comparison. Soderbergh, who was responsible for those largely middling Ocean’s flicks starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt, returns to the scene of the same type of crime with his latest effort, which similarly follows the planning and execution of a major heist. In this case, the seemingly impossible robbery is being attempted by a band of downand-outers, among them siblings Jimmy, Clyde and Mellie Logan (Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Riley Keough) and a loopy con named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). Their target? The NASCAR coffers at Charlotte Motor Speedway, filled to the brim during the Coca-Cola 600 over Memorial Day Weekend. Southerners who lamented that 1990’s Days of Thunder transposed the word “Charlotte” over an image of a good ol’ boy drinking out of a Mason jar while standing in front of a dilapidated barn will be further disheartened with the representation here. There are precious few characters who don’t look and sound like they just got back from molesting Ned Beatty alongside the Georgia river—one of the few exceptions is an arrogant British race car driver played unconvincingly by Seth MacFarlane. The script by Rebecca Blunt (suspected by many to be a pseudonym for Soderbergh, who often employs fake names while working in other capacities on his films) veers between treating these characters with care and treating them with condescension. Indeed, Logan Lucky isn’t that much different from last year’s Masterminds, which suffered horrible reviews while this one is being overpraised in some circles. Honestly, the difference between the pair isn’t that pronounced, although this one definitely comes out on top thanks to a solid second half (due to some satisfying plot intricacies) and some sharper performances. Tatum is especially fun to watch as Jimmy Logan, although it’s Craig who most holds our attention as the live-wire

Joe Bang. I won’t reveal whether the outlaws successfully pull off the heist, but let it be known that Craig easily steals the film.

into the world at large. The picture primarily focuses on Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger and Tayla Solomon, three seniors at the Baltimore LeaderTHE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD ship School for Young Women. Cori is the OO brainy one while Tayla is the sardonic one One’s tolerance of The Hitman’s Body(she’s constantly rolling her eyes at her guard largely depends on one’s acceptance mom, a corrections officer with as much of the “buddy action-comedy” rising from boundless energy as any of these girls). the grave like one of the zombies in a As for Blessin, she’s the founder of George Romero (RIP) horror flick. Indeed, the step team as well as the center of the the script for this rather generic endeavor movie. Bright and beautiful, she lives for feels like it’s been sitting on a desk since dance but has trouble applying herself in the late 1980s, gathering dust as stars like other areas. With plummeting grades and a Schwarzenegger, Nolte, Glover and even mother who doesn’t always come through Piscopo hemmed and hawed over whether for her, she’s the one most in peril of not to sign on the dotted line. moving forward, and the later scenes in Samuel L. Jackson plays the hitman, set which she realizes she may get left behind to appear before the International Court as her peers are receiving college accepof Justice in London to testify against an tance letters pack an emotional wallop. Eastern European war criminal (Gary More straightforward than many other Oldman). Ryan Reynolds plays the bodydocumentaries about kids in competition, guard, an outsider who’s brought in to Step isn’t as richly detailed or narratively protect the hitman after it becomes clear mutable as something like Hoop Dreams or that there’s a leak inside the corridors of Spellbound. But by focusing on the hopes power. The hitman and the bodyguard are and aspirations of three distinct individusworn enemies, but by being forced to work als – and by raising the stakes via opening together, they find moments of bonding the film with the 2015 police-sanctionedamidst the hours of bickering. and-court-approved slaying of Baltimore If it sounds entirely predictable and resident Freddie Gray—the movie posits pedestrian—well, no argument there. that, while artistic expression may be a Yet what saves the picture is the chemisway of life, the environment in which it’s try between its principal players. Reynoften practiced may be more subject to olds and Jackson work exceedingly well matters of life and death. together, and Jackson and Salma Hayek (as THE DARK TOWER the hitman’s no-nonsense wife) also work O well together. Yet what’s even more pleasThe long-in-the-making movie The Dark ing is that Jackson works well alone. It’s Tower runs 95 minutes yet is based on the been a while since he’s surprised us as an Stephen King book series that ran over the actor, but here he’s loose and relaxed and course of eight novels. Such a condensation very, very funny. may not be quite as vexing as attempting to The Hitman’s Bodyguard features at least one tiresome car chase too many, and place all of Shakespeare’s texts onto a single Post-it note, but it nevertheless ranks the final half-hour feels as if it’s going to stretch into next week. But even these deb- as an exercise in futility. Despite the material’s links to other its can’t completely diminish the bullseye King staples, the movie has less in common turns by the winsome protagonists. with the prolific author’s output and more STEP in common with such Young Adult adaptaOOO tions as the Divergent and Percy Jackson The new documentary Step focuses on series. Certainly, there are nods here and the members of an inner-city Baltimore there to the King oeuvre (It, 1408, The high school step team, but what’s most Shining), but stripped of dramatic heft, the surprising about the film is how comparafilm mainly plays like the YA-sanctioned tively little time is spent on the dancing. To adventures of a young boy who be sure, there are numerous sequences in gets to hang out with a gunslinger and fight which we watch the girls practice, and of a wicked sorcerer. course there’s a big dance competition at The boy is Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), the end. who suffers from recurring dreams involvBut the majority of the picture examines ing an imposing tower. The gunslinger is the lives of these young women away from Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last in the hoofing, centering instead on their a long line of peacekeepers sworn to profamily lives and their efforts to gradutect the title edifice. And the sorcerer is ate and be accepted into college. It’s not the Man in Black, a vile being seeking to unreasonable, then, to assume that the destroy the Tower and thereby unleash all title doesn’t refer to their chosen form of manner of otherworldly evildoers. dancing as much as it refers to the steps The Man in Black is played by Matthew each girl must take if she wants to break McConaughey, who seems to have based free from her surroundings and escape 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.

ATOMIC BLONDE

OOO The logical companion piece to the summer hit Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde is another movie largely defined by its cool-as-ice characters, its action-packed set-pieces, and its awesome mixtape of classic tunes readily available for iTunes download. But whereas Baby Driver (the better picture, though not by much) loses some tread during its final act, this adaptation of the graphic novel The Coldest City feigns in the opposite direction, getting off to a rocky start before blossoming into something rousing and rejuvenating. Charlize Theron, newly minted action star thanks to her fast and Furiosa turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, is equally as kick-ass here—she’s Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 agent operating in Berlin at the end of the Cold War. Landing in the city just as the Berlin Wall is about to collapse, Lorraine must find out who killed a fellow operative while also locating an explosive list that contains the names of double agents. She’s ordered by her MI6 superiors (Toby Jones and James Faulkner) to hook up with the department’s agent in Berlin, a live wire named David Percival (James McAvoy), but she also comes into contact with a gruff CIA agent (John Goodman), a mysterious woman (Sofia Boutella) who’s been following her, and assorted other players in the spy game. Atomic Blonde is the sort of movie in which nothing is as it seems, as scripter Kurt Johnstad serves up a full menu of double-crosses, triple-crosses, false identities, and startling character revelations. Some of it doesn’t work (the film reveals its hand regarding McAvoy’s Percival far too soon), but the flurry of activity at least is consistent with the rest of the movie’s kinetic approach. CS 35

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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.

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HEART AND SOUL OF MAY STREET The Heart & Soul of May Street event will feature a dining experience, live music, silent and live auctions as well as opportunities to meet the staff and families of the West Broad Street YMCA. Proceeds from Heart & Soul of May Street will support the West Broad Street YMCA’s before and after school programs, early learning center as well as educational and recreational opportunities for the families of downtown Savannah. $75 Sat., Sep. 9, 7 p.m. 912-233-1951. westbroadymca.org. mightyeighth.org/. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@savannahga.gov. WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY FUNDRAISER The YANA Project hosts this fundraiser for World Suicide Prevention Day, with proceeds benefiting the To Write Love On Her Arms campaign for suicide prevention. Enjoy live music from Perpetual Care and James Lee, and raffle prizes from various local companies. For more information, visit us at: facebok.com/ yanaprojectsavannah Free Sun., Sep. 10, 1-6 p.m. yanaprojectsavannah@gmail.com. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St.

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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 six-week 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. 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@ savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav..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. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING Chatham Emergency Response Training (CERT) presents a realistic approach to emergency situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. This training will be conducted in three sessions, all who sign up are required to attend each session to receive certification. Some skills citizens can expect to learn: techniques to suppress small fires, basic first aid, how to establish effective search and rescue operations, how to react to an active shooter event, and to recognize and avoid different kinds of terrorism. FREE Sat., Sep. 9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org. chathamemergency.org/events/ default.php. Southside Fire Department Station 3, 2009 Grove Point Road.

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. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. 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. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. 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., Sep. 7, 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 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 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE

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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 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 award-winning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become 38 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.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FALL LESSONS Intermediate Workshops September 15, 10 AM 10 12PM; Play of the Hand September 16, 10AM to 12PM; Competitve Bidding, September 18, 7PM to 9PM. 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. 912-228-4838. www.bridgewebs.com/savannahclubs. Through Sep. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-228-

4838. t.roush697734@att.net. bridgewebs. com/savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. GEECHEE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship. Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security,

Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. SAVANNAH AUTHORS WORKSHOP If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www.savannahauthorsworkshop.com and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-2726309. ongoing. No physical address given, none. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS


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Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/ daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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HUBERT BAKER Savannah’s own legendary organist Mr. Hubert Baker will be performing on organ and piano with various friends for a free public concert. Free Fri., Sep. 8, 7-9 p.m. 912-224-4869. savannahmastercalendar@ gmail.com. Baker McCullough Funeral Home, 7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive. SAVANNAH LIVE Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour variety show that features everything from pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ roll, featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers. $37 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

CONFERENCES

TURNING PASSION INTO ACTION: SEEDS FOR SUSTAINABILITY This mini-conference is designed for non-profit professionals who are looking to increase their skills and capacity in organizational growth, program development, and grant writing. During this conference, you will have an opportunity to look deep inside the world of nonprofits while accessing the strategies, tips, and tools necessary to successfully sustain your organization. This conference offers a dynamic selection of nonprofit success and sustainability topics delivered by experts in the field. The interactive sessions will ensure attendees are prepared to start implementing new knowledge and

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. skills immediately. $125 - $300 Thu., Sep. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri., Sep. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-856-5597. mreams@upstream. consulting. tpia.eventbrite.com. Armstrong Center, Armstrong State University, 13040 Abercorn Street.

EVENTS

1ST THURSDAYS PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING MIXER The 100 Black Men of Savannah present a mixer for all Professionals in the Greater Savannah area. This is a great event for networking as well as a chance for newcomers to the coastal empire to meet new fun and interesting people. No admission cost. Food and drinks for purchase on your own. Dress attire is business casual. Door prizes, live music. free to attend..food & drink own your own first Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. oglesbyh@gmail.com. 9/11 ANNIVERSARY The commemoration ceremony honors the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeovers and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight. Mon., Sep. 11, 9:30 a.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. 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. Free and open to the public Wed.,

Sep. 6, 10 a.m. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/ commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations

in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. HISTORY IS MONUMENTAL WALKING TOURS Massie offers the rare opportunity to walk where history was made during the Colonial, American Revolution and Civil War eras. You will hear some tales and anecdotes behind the monuments, statues and exquisite homes and discover who is buried beneath our beautiful squares, and why they are there. $15 Tue., Sep. 12, 6 p.m. massieschool.com/. Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. KIAH FOUNDERS FOLK SEMINAR The CFSAADMC-Friends of the Kiah Museum, a nonprofit, and students from Savannah State University’s anthropology classes have come together to remember the Kiah Museum and its’ founders. Join us for oral histories from folks who

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are interested in the fate of this former museum property located at 505 W. 36th Street. If you have a story about your experience with the founders or your memories of visiting the museum this is the perfect time to share it for the planned documentary and exhibition. Our quilters will also assist participants with making a Kiah community quilt block. Free Fri., Sep. 8, 6-8 p.m. 912-358-3261. Kiahfriends14@ gmail.com. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING ALLIANCE Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@kbnalliance.com. kbnalliance.com/. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. THE PLAYBOOK MINI WORKSHOP AND BOOK RELEASE In this one hour mini-workshop based on The Playbook: Creating the Life You Want, speaker, coach, and writer Omkari Williams takes you through the steps of consciously creating the next chapter of your life. With writing prompts to get you thinking and envisioning trees to get your creative juices flowing; both sides of your brain will be engaged as you bring your vision for the future into the present so that you can take action. Sat., Sep. 9, 2 p.m. savannahyoga. com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. POWER HOUR W/ JOE MARCHESE Joe Marchese, of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), will be the keynote speaker for ‘Power Hour,’ presented by the Savannah Area Chamber’s Small Business Council. His presentation will highlight the “Top Ten Ways to Contract and Utilize Workers with Different Abilities.” Tue., Sep. 12, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. spainter@ savannahchamber.com. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. REALTOR SAFETY NIGHT The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire hosts this event, which will provide vital information about realtor protection and avoiding potentially vulnerable 40 situations and will include a goody bag,

light hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available. Free and open to the public Thu., Sep. 7, 5 p.m. 912-417-5377. kristyn@ lesleyfrancispr.com. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SENIOR MOMENTS The Paris Dancers & Second Act Performing Company bring their acclaimed musical variety show to the Tybee Post Theater stage. A high-energy cabaret, starring the Paris Dancers and vocalist, Gary Casten, this talented troupe takes decades of dance and meld them into a two-hour fun-filled show of singing, dancing and comedy for everyone. $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under Sun., Sep. 10, 3 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMER’S MARKET Food trucks, including Chazito’s Latin Cuisine and Jenni’s Treats on the Streets, will augment the market’s selection of delicious food and artisan-crafted items available for purchase. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

FESTIVALS

I DO SAVANNAH WEDDING EXPO This unique event will be an exciting interpretation to 2017 Fall trends, color palettes and fashion for couples as they begin the initial planning for their

upcoming celebration. Sun., Sep. 10, 1 p.m. desotohilton.com/. Desoto Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St.

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 semi-private 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. 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, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX


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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

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1 Beefeater and Bombay, e.g. 5 Twilight, poetically 10 Skiers’ lift 14 Garbage boat 15 Colorado or Missouri 16 Greek letter before kappa 17 “How well do you know cartoon sailors” test? 19 It’s not a true story 20 Ants ___ (snack with raisins) 21 Felipe Alou’s outfielder son 23 Estonia’s second-largest city and home to their largest university 24 Small market increases 27 Physicist Mach 31 Like boats yet to be found, in Battleship 32 Comment on the weather to a Supreme Court Justice? 35 “Pull ___ chair!” 37 Jessie ___ (“Saved by the Bell” role) 38 Plug-___ (program extensions) 39 Person who goes around making steaks laugh? 44 Playing form 45 2000s teen drama set in Newport Beach 46 Creator of Eeyore 49 Belly button type 53 Stretch out

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1 Zone named for Dr. Grafenberg 2 “I Love It” duo ___ Pop 3 Like stock without face value 4 Be in need of AC 5 Actor Kinnear of “Brigsby Bear” 6 Kind of bar lic. 7 Egg, in biology class 8 Group that sometimes includes Y 9 Old postal mascot who promoted new five-digit codes 10 Co. that owns Life, Look, and Money 11 The most famous one is based in Vienna 12 Courtroom fig. 13 “Go team!” cheer

18 “___ the Worst” (show on FXX) 22 “The Simpsons” disco guy et al. 25 Ceramics oven 26 Health clinic pamphlet subjects 28 “The Big Board,” for short 29 Back-to-school mo. 30 Innate quality 32 Hybrid J-Pop group that debuted “Gimme Chocolate!!” in the U.S. in 2016 33 Yardstick fraction 34 “One ___ Over the Line” 35 Major constellation? 36 Bread that gets filled 40 Cure-alls 41 Home to some one-star reviews 42 Pillages 43 Galapagos owner 47 Having a handle? 48 First month of el año nuevo 50 Crown with jewels 51 Atlas closeup map 52 Cultural value system 54 Actress Cannon of “Heaven Can Wait” 55 States of wrath 56 It often follows “further” 57 Not preowned 59 Fig. that’s in the neighborhood

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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 7am-10pm. 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 42 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. PULLUP, PLANK, AND PUSHUP CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER Start practicing! Funds benefit H.U.G.S. (Heads Up Guidance Services) to provide mental and behavioral health counseling, recovery programs and support services for individuals and families. Four divisions: male and female up to age 49, and male and female age 50 and over. All monies are tax deductible. $20 per category, $50 all three Sat., Sep. 9, 10 a.m. 410-320-9997. Anytime Fitness, 119 Charlotte Rd. QIGONG CLASSES Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. qigongtim.com/. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. 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. savystrider.com. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. 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. YOGA ME FIT Yoga Me Fit will be donating 20% of proceeds from these sessions to the Tybee Arts Association, a nonprofit organization committed to developing and sustaining interest, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts in Chatham County. Funds raised for the Tybee Arts Association from these sessions will help support the nonprofit organization’s mission to bring the arts into people’s lives through art shows, theatre workshops, art classes and much more. Registration costs $15 per person for each of these sessions with 20% going to support the Tybee Arts Association. To register for sessions, please visit www. yogamefit.com/event/. To learn more about “The Art of Yoga” sessions or Yoga Me Fit, please visit www.yogamefit.com, email lynn@yogamefit.com, or call 912-3083410. Sundays. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav.com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. 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. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 2980071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. 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. TASTE OF LUCKY’S MARKET Sample products from all Lucky’s departments. Free luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods,


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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.

delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba HEALTH at St. Joseph’s Candler African American BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers ongoing. 912-447-6605. blood pressure screenings on every Monday NAMI EDUCATION from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior Second Tuesday of every month NAMI office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Savannah presents professionals from Street. No appointment is necessary; the the community sharing current topics screenings are free and open to the public. of interest and resources. FREE second For more information, call (912) 352-4405. Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. 912-353ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts 7143. namisavannah.org. The Reed House, Building, 836 E. 65th St. 1144 Cornell Street. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. First Line is a statewide hotline for women Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see seeking information on health services. website for times. ongoing. 912-355Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2644601. savannahspeechandhearing. 7154. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 This course gives an overview of E 66th St. reproductive anatomy and physiology and FREE HEARING SCREENINGS explains the process of labor and delivery in The Savannah Speech and Hearing simple, easy-to-understand terms. The fourCenter offers free hearing screenings week course includes a tour of the labor every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children and delivery unit. This class is popular, ages three years old to adults of all ages so please register early $75 per couple are screened on a first-come, first-serve Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. basis by a trained audiology assistant. If memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health necessary, a full audiological evaluation University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. will be recommended. Free and open THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. If you are ready to take control of your 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. life and health, call today, enroll in this org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. fun but intensive seven week program to Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 heal your body of diabetes. You will learn E 66th St. how changing can heal. You can reverse FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY diabetes by following a new protocol, HEALTH DEPT. even if you have been diabetic for years. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. Includes over a year of follow-up support. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest be set up for anyone testing positive. Call Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.CONTINUES ON P. 44 Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR 18+ Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and More Local Numbers: 800-777-8000 guyspyvoice.com

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AFTER SCHOOL DANCE BREAK YOUTH DANCE CLASS Pop in the Lake Mayer Community Center on Tuesdays and join youth dance class “After School Dance Break.” This is a recreational dance class designed to get kids moving. Dance to the latest hits and get fit at the same time. Bring bottled water and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. HEALTHY ME! The event will feature Coastal Heritage Society’s Mobile Museum programs, including Charlie Cart, Cooking Matters

and Bonnie’s Garden. Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also be leading interactive programming at several of the Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits that encourage fitness. Sat., Sep. 9, 10 a.m. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. PETE THE CAT BOOK SIGNING

Meet New York Times bestselling authorillustrator team James and Kimberly Dean, the creator and author of the famous Pete the Cat series. Book signing, photos with the Pete the Cat, and shop for Pete art and toys. Free Sun., Sep. 10, 1 p.m. 912224-7318. petethecatoffice@yahoo.com. blueheavengallery.com. Blue Heaven Art Gallery, 23B Tybrisa Street. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

You’re half-intoxicated by your puzzling adventures -- and half-bewildered, as well. Sometimes you’re spinning out fancy moves, sweet tricks, and surprising gambits. On other occasions you’re stumbling and bumbling and mumbling. Are you really going to keep up this rhythm? I hope so, because your persistence in navigating through the challenging fun could generate big rewards. Like what, for example? Like the redemptive transformation of a mess into an asset.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“Free your mind and your ass will follow,” sings funk pioneer George Clinton in his song “Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts.” And what’s the best way to free your mind? Clinton advises you to “Be careful of the thought-seeds you plant in the garden of your mind.” That’s because the ideas you obsess on will eventually grow into the experiences you attract into your life. “Good thoughts bring forth good fruit,” he croons, while “Bullshit thoughts rot your meat.” Any questions, Taurus? According to my astrological analysis, this is the best possible counsel for you to receive right now.

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James Loewen wrote a book called *Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.* He said, for instance, that during the Europeans’ invasion and conquest of the continent, it wasn’t true that Native Americans scalped white settlers. In fact, it was mostly the other way around: whites scalped Indians. Here’s another example: The famous blind and deaf person, Helen Keller, was not a sentimental spokesperson for sweetness and light, but rather a radical feminist and socialist who advocated revolution. I invite you to apply Loewen’s investigative approach to your personal past, Gemini. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to uncover hidden, incomplete, and distorted versions of your history, and correct them.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Roger Hodge writes books now, but when he worked for *Harper’s* magazine, he had an unusual specialty. He gathered heaps of quirky facts, and assembled several at a time into long sentences that had a nutty poetic grace. Here’s an example: “British cattle have regional accents, elephants mourn their dead, nicotine sobers drunk rats, scientists have concluded that teenagers are physically incapable of being considerate, and clinical trials of an ‘orgasmatron’ are underway in North Carolina.” I’m offering Hodge as a worthy role model for you in the coming weeks, Cancerian. Be curious, miscellaneous, and free-flowing. Let your mind wander luxuriantly as you make unexpected connections. Capitalize on the potential blessings that appear through zesty twists and tangy turns.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In Japan you can buy a brand of candy that’s called The Great Buddha’s Nose Snot. Each piece consists of a rice puff that resembles the Buddha’s nose filled with bits of brown sugar that symbolize the snot. The candy-making company assures customers that eating this treat brings them good luck. I invite you to be equally earthy and irreverent about your own spiritual values in the coming days. You’re in prime position to humanize your relationship with divine influences . . . to develop a more visceral passion for your holiest ideals . . . to translate your noblest aspirations into practical, enjoyable actions.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Will a routine trip to carry out an errand take you on a detour to the suburbs of the promised land? Will you worry you’re turning into a monster, only to find the freakishness is just a phase that you had to pass through on your way to unveiling some of your dormant beauty? Will a provocative figure from the past lead you on a productive wild-goose chase into the future? These are some of the possible storylines I’ll be monitoring as I follow your progress in the coming weeks.

go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts,

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Let’s meet in the woods after midnight and tell each other stories about our origins, revealing the secrets we almost forgot we had. Let’s sing the songs that electrified our emotions all those years ago when we first fell in love with our lives. Starlight will glow on our ancient faces. The fragrance of loam will seep into our voices like rainwater feeding the trees’ roots. We’ll feel the earth turning on its axis, and sense the rumble of future memories coming to greet us. We’ll join hands, gaze into the dreams in each other’s eyes, and dive as deep as we need to go to find hidden treasures.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

I don’t usually recommend giving gifts with strings attached. On the contrary, I advise you to offer your blessings without having any expectations at all. Generosity often works best when the recipients are free to use it any way they see fit. In the coming weeks, however, I’m making an exception to my rule. According to my reading of the omens, now is a time to be specific and forceful about the way you’d like your gifts to be used. As an example of how *not* to proceed, consider the venture capitalist who donated $25,000 to the University of Colorado. All he got in return was a rest room in a campus building named after him. If you give away $25,000, Scorpio, make sure you at least get a whole building named after you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Now that you’re getting a taste of what life would be like if you ruled the world, I’ll recommend a manual. It’s called *How To Start Your Own Country,* by Erwin Strauss. (Get a free peek here: tinyurl. com/YouSovereign.) You could study it for tips on how to obtain national sovereignty, how to recruit new citizens, and how to avoid paying taxes to yourself. (P.S.: You can make dramatic strides toward being the boss of yourself and your destiny even without forming your own nation.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

There was a time when not even the most

ambitious explorers climbed mountains. In the western world, the first time it happened was in 1492, when a Frenchman named Antoine de Ville ascended to the top of Mont Aiguille, using ladders, ropes, and other props. I see you as having a kinship with de Ville in the coming weeks, Capricorn. I’d love to see you embark on a big adventure that would involve you trying on the role of a pioneer. This feat wouldn’t necessarily require strenuous training and physical courage. It might be more about daring creativity and moral courage.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Science fiction proposes that there are alternate worlds alongside the visible one -- hidden, yes, but perhaps accessible with the right knowledge or luck. In recent years, maverick physicists have given the idea more credibility, theorizing that parallel universes exist right next to ours. Even if these hypothetical places aren’t literally real, they serve as an excellent metaphor. Most of us are so thoroughly embedded in our own chosen niche that we are oblivious to the realities that other people inhabit. I bring these thoughts to your attention, Aquarius, because it’s a favorable time to tap into those alternate, parallel, secret, unknown, or unofficial realms. Wake up to the rich sources that have been so close to you, but so far away.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

I’m always in favor of you cultivating a robust relationship with your primal longings. But I’ll be rooting extra hard for you to do that during the next eleven months. I hope you will dig deep to identify your primal longings, and I hope you will revere them as the wellspring of your life energy, and I hope you will figure out all the tricks and strategies you will need to fulfill them. Here’s a hint about how to achieve the best results as you do this noble work: Define your primal longings with as much precision as you can, so that you will never pursue passing fancies that bear just a superficial resemblance to the real things.


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guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

LGBT

FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. GVNT HAVS GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 W. River St. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

LITERARY EVENTS

HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 second Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713-907-8627. hwg.rh@comcast.net. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. JARED YATES SEXTON

Jared Yates Sexton’s book, “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore,” is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is a sobering chronicle of our democracy’s political polarization and a result of our selfconstructed, technologically assisted echo chambers. Free and open to the public Sat., Sep. 9, 6:30 p.m. thebookladybookstore. com/. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. LECTURE: LINES OF INFLUENCE The SCAD Museum of Art and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation present a group exhibition to commemorate the centennial celebration of the birth of acclaimed painter, storyteller, educator and chronicler of the mid-20thcentury African American experience, Jacob Lawrence. Sep. 7-Feb. 4. scadmoa. org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. SHORT STORY COMPETITION The Savannah Authors Workshop will sponsor its 2017 short story competition open to Georgia writers. The first prize is $100; second is $50; third is $25. Each submission must be an unpublished short story of less than 1,500 words and will be accepted from 8/1 to 10/31/2017. Entries will be anonymous, identified only by a code-word selected by each entrant. There will be a single anonymous judge. Authors must not identify themselves anywhere in their entries. The full competition rules and entry form are available by email only from: christopher92883@gmail.com Through Oct. 15. No physical address given, none.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. SECOND SATURDAY PRESENTATION SERIES Each second Saturday of the month, the Wildlife Refuge hosts a presentation by staff, volunteers, and local conservation partners to help the public learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Free second Saturday of every month, 1-2 p.m. 843-784-2468.

SavannahCoastal@fws.gov. facebook. com/SavannahCoastalRefugesComplex/. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

PETS & ANIMALS

LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. OPERATION NEW HOPE Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav. org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. RESCUE ROUND-UP Find your new furry best friend from multiple rescues at the Rescue Round-Up Pet Adoption Event. Multiple rescues will be on hand with a large variety of dogs. second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. 912-436-6560. hipsterhound.net. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/

georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@diosav.org. diosav.org/familylifesingles. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts.

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edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga. 46 org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400

happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

SPORTS & GAMES

ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com.

I Do Savannah Wedding Expo

This unique event will be an exciting interpretation to 2017 Fall trends, color palettes and fashion for couples as they begin the initial planning for their upcoming celebration. SUN., SEP. 10, 1 P.M. DESOTOHILTON.COM/. DESOTO HOTEL, 15 E. LIBERTY ST. Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

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FILM: COLUMBUS When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotion. $8, cash only Sat., Sep. 9, 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. FILM: THE GRADUATE It’s the 50th anniversary of Mrs. Robinson’s scandalicious seduction of disillusioned college grad Benjamin Braddock. And Simon & Garfunkel’s haunting soundtrack captivated a generation with The Sound of Silence and Here’s to You, Mrs.

Robinson. $10 Thu., Sep. 7, 7 p.m. 912472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. FILM: MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Awardnominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers’ decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the criticallyacclaimed album “True Sadness,” released on American Recordings/Republic Records. $10 Tue., Sep. 12, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com/ schedule/may-it-last-portrait-avett-brothers. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. PUNK ROCK MOVIE NIGHT Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows

BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. COMMUNITY HEROES GOLF TOURNAMENT Proceeds from this golf tournament presented by the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire will benefit the families of fallen first responders. $600 for a 4-person team Mon., Sep. 11, 10:30 a.m. 912-721-4418. info@twohundredclub.org. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo.


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