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Earth Day Festival SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 FORSYTH PARK | 11AM-4PM Workshops • Music • Art • Vegan Food • Craft Beer Mobile Garden • Solar Powered Food Truck Over 90 Vendors and Exhibitors! E-Waste Recycling provided by Junkluggers of Coastal Empire! They will be accepting most home electronics, including computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, cell phones FREE of charge. DROP OFF at the corner of Bull Street and Park Avenue. Street will be closed and there will not be parking near the drop off location. Look for volunteers to assist with the collection. For more info please visit: /e-waste




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WEDNESDAY 4.11 Mystery Jim Thompson Film

Southbound Pinewood Derby FRI 4.13

Create a derby car out of a kit provided by Southbound and race for prizes and bragging rights. 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $20

The exact title of this little-known, highly stylized neo-noir crime flick will not be announced before showtime, but we can tell you this: it boasts a fairly amazing cast of indie movie sensations, and was based on a novel of the same name by the late Jim Thompson, who is considered one of the finest and darkest “hard boiled” crime writers of all time. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Series. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8


Savannah Tattoo Festival

SCADstyle brings together influential international thought leaders and practitioners from across design industries --fashion, architecture, interior design and graphic design, among others -- to discuss contemporary ideas and business principles that are defining success for these fields. April 10-12 Downtown Savannah


Check out three days of over 250 tattoo artists, vendors and live entertainment featuring Carnival of Curiosity and Chaos Sideshow, Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque, bands and contests. Tickets available at the door. You must be 18 years of age or older to get a tattoo. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $25 one day/$45 weekend

The Wailers w/ Zander

Reggae superstars return to Savannah. 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $18

THURSDAY 4.12 Frank & Dean ... and Then Some

Damion Fontaine and Scott Brotherton bring together the best of the old and the new. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne

The Odd Lot Odd Time Radio Hour


Theatre: Bonnie and Clyde



The Savannah Children’s Theatre tell the story o the infamous criminals Bonnie and Clyde. 7 p.m. Fri/Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $12 kids, $15 adults

A throw back to the days when families gathered around the radio to listen to thrilling tales. All recorded for broadcast on WRUU 107.5. 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. $10

Yom HaShoah Observance Ceremony

Savannah community to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), featuring George Rishfeld, Holocaust Survivor. 6 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.


FRIDAY 4.13 Bonaventure Cemetery Tours Gift Shop Grand Opening

Celebrate with live music by DJ Blue Ice and Matthew Jaidev, food trucks, sugar skull face painting, and aerial fire and hoop spinning by the Stardust Pixxies. - 5 p.m. l Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. f

Dance: Peter Pan

Join the Darlings, Peter, and Tinkerbell on their journey through Neverland. The production is truly a story for all ages. 7 p.m. Thu., 2 & 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Sav’h Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. $15

Friday Bird Walks

Diana Churchill leads a migratory bird walk in Forsyth Park. Meet by the fountain. 7:45 a.m.

NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

Different homes are selected each year for our self-guided tour, so even returning visitors and locals will enjoy the nine private, springtime gardens within Savannah’s downtown Historic District. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri/Sat. Green Meldrim House, 14West Macon St. $40 online/$45 at door

Oyster Happy Hour

Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. 4 p.m. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Savannah Tattoo Festival

Check out three days of over 250 tattoo artists, vendors and live entertainment. You must be 18 years of age or older to get a tattoo. Fri. noon-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m. Trade & Convention Ctr, 1 International Dr. $25 single day/$45 weekend pass

Southbound Pinewood Derby

Create a derby car out of a kit provided by Southbound and race for prizes and bragging rights. 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $20

Warrior Lift Golf Tournament

This tournament is to raise funds for installation of an elevator at American Legion Post 135. Ahotgun start is at noon and 4-person teams will play best ball. 11 a.m. Bacon Park, Skidaway Rd. and Bacon Park Dr. $125

SATURDAY 4.14 Alzheimer’s Association Benefit w/ Damon and the Shitkickers

A portion of the proceeds benefit Matt Weeks with Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia. 9 p.m. Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

April Art Walk

The American Traditions Competition joins the Savannah Art Walk for a Parisianthemed walk. 2 p.m. The Brice, 601 East Bay Street.

Buddy Cop Comedy

A high energy improv comedy show that features some of the top comedic talent from Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago and New York. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $10

Early Bird Walking Tour of Landmark Historic District’s East Side Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $21 plus tax

Film: The Florida Project

A deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. 7 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sun. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Grandma Lee

As seen on America’s Got Talent. 8 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre tells the story Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. of the infamous criminals. 7 p.m. Fri./Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory CONTINUES ON P. 6 $12 kids, $15 adults

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Insane Inflatable 5k

Experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. 8:30 a.m. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St.

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

Savannah Music Festival at Trustees Garden An all-day festival featuring continuous live music on three stages and a vendor marketplace with local and regional food and refreshments. Headliners include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Gillian Welch. noon-11 p.m. Trustees Garden, 10 East Broad Street. $119.50

SCAD Day Savannah

Learn about award-winning academic programs, experience vibrant student life and begin your creative journey at SCAD Savannah during SCAD Day. 9 a.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Historic preservation weekend workshops

Second Saturday Presentation Series

A presentation 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

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Locally grown produce, baked goods, and a variety of artisan creations. Welcome back Big Bon Pizza, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

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Intro to Woodturning I ($50. April 29 only.)


Sweetgrass Basket Making ($100. Students will take a basket home.) Coming in mAy:

Bowl Turning & Stained Glass – Copper Foil

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Wilmington Island Garden Club Tour of Historic Homes

Wilmington Island Garden Club is hosting a Tour of Historic Homes on the Island and a Tea. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wilmington Island Plantation, 700 Wilmington Island Rd. $35

SUNDAY 4.15 Duke Ellington Tribute Concert

Coastal Jazz Association honors the legacy of Duke Ellington with this performance by Savannah Jazz Orchestra with special guest trumpeter Melvin Jones.

5 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. $20, CJA members free

The Eichholz Law Firm and The Savannah Bananas Family Fun Day

A variety of family-friendly activities including bounce houses, kickball, and cornhole. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission is one canned food good per person, benefiting Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. 12:30 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

Film: Spirit and Body

A slaughterhouse in Budapest is the setting of the strangest love story you may have ever seen. Presented by CinemaSavannah. 4 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $10, cash only

MONDAY 4.16 Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness

Built around a series of improv games, the show relies on audience suggestions to put the players into hilarious characters and scenes to drive the show forward. 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. $5

Film: I Am Evidence

Mariska Hargitay’s HBO documentary tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years. 5:30 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

TUESDAY 4.17 Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra (or simply DSO) is a United States tribute band to the The Grateful Dead, formed in 1997 and based in Chicago. 7:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25-$39

Lecture: Luke Curtsinger III MD

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah’s first presentation for the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series will feature Luke Curtsinger III MD on Blue Zone and Loop It Up Savannah. Seating is limited to 90 people. For more information, visit www. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Dr. Free



IF YOU want to get an interesting conversation started in Savannah, mention something about bachelorette parties. Almost invariably, the person you’re talking to will have some clearcut opinions about the “Woo Girls” and their now-ubiquitous weekend presence north of Jones Street — a natural habitat range which will almost certainly spread south from the historic district. To be clear: There are many, many worse problems for us to have.

I urge you to Google the article and take note of its cautionary tales, which have to do with much larger issues than simply a group of friends having fun celebrating another good friend’s wedding. Perhaps the most interesting thing about our Woo Girls — other than the intriguing way two bachelorette parties manage to achieve détente when they both find themselves competing to occupy the same bar — is that they could literally be doing the same thing anywhere. A friend pointed out that, for all Savannah’s popularity with bachelorette parties, it seems that not a single member of these parties shows the slightest interest in our history, culture, or architecture.

well — another of the many far-reaching effects of this phenomenon.) The larger issue, Petersen writes, “is one few will articulate: What does this influx of young, moneyed women, and the web of industries that have popped up to cater to them, suggest about the town that Nashville is rapidly gentrifying into? And what might it signal about the future — and the impact — of intranational tourism throughout the US?” There’s a sardonic old joke about new subdivisions usually being named for the thing that had to be bulldozed to make room for the subdivision: Meadow, Glen, Forest, Woods, Brook, Creek, etc. In the end, just as each subdivision is

The danger, as always with Savannah, is the tendency not only to sell out, but to sell ourselves short. Ours is a town where the front-page news is often of a triple murder, or of bullets grazing a small child, or of yet another boondoggle involving taxpayer money, or of yet another public figure under some kind of indictment or investigation. It’s frankly a relief to get a chance to talk about something as completely benign and harmless on the surface as a bachelorette party. I’m a student both of human nature and also of tourism, so I’ve never been unduly worried about the bachelorettes themselves — other than the fact that it becomes much harder to get a drink when they come through the door and hit the bar like it’s Omaha Beach. I’m interested in them for what their ubiquity says about the changes going on in our little neck of the woods. And the key thing is that these changes aren’t going on just in our little neck of the woods alone. This may be the first and last time you see me quote a BuzzFeed article. But BuzzFeed Senior Culture Writer Anne Helen Petersen’s March 28 piece, “How Nashville Became One Big Bachelorette Party” is essential reading for anyone living in Savannah, considering moving to Savannah, or considering opening a business in Savannah. Comparing Nashville to Savannah is in a sense apples to oranges; Nashville is not only a much larger metro area, but also a state capital and a major center of the entertainment industry. But both Southern cities are similarly blessed with a clearly identifiable individual identity, an identity which both attracts development and is also the thing most threatened by said development.

In modern tourism, it’s not so much about the place, but about “the experience.” To quote the BuzzFeed piece: “Like Austin or Portland, the draw to Nashville isn’t to go and be a tourist, but to go and spend a weekend sort of pretending that you live there — and, who knows, maybe one day make it a reality, and bring your friends and business along with you.” Make no mistake: The people whose job it is to encourage tourism, such as Visit Savannah and its equivalent in other destinations, are well aware of the latent economic and political power inherent in the humble bachelorette party. While it’s trendy to bash the bachelorettes as ditzy airheads and embarrassing throwbacks to a less-liberated age of women’s non-agency, the Woo Girls in a sense hold all the power. The article says “the most common iteration” of that sought-after experience is “deceptively destructive, and usually involves ‘living like the locals’ (staying in neighborhoods, eating in neighborhood spots) without any of the constrictions (not wanting to disturb neighbors, not inconveniencing others, not taking up more space than necessary) that accompany actual residency. Nashville — or whatever city they’re visiting — becomes their playground.” Weaponizing Instagram, Uber, and Airbnb, the bachelorette party industry represents a potent economic force which just happens to fit almost seamlessly into the marketing plans of Chambers of Commerce around the country and the deeppockets developers they cater to. (Because of Airbnb, local realtors associations have now essentially become cheerleaders for the tourism industry as

nearly indistinguishable from any other, each hot new tourist mecca seems to end up looking just like the last one. The end result is homogenization, gentrification, disruption, and the loss of local identity as the true locals can no longer afford the place, and find themselves jilted and dumped for new suitors. The danger, as always with Savannah, is the tendency not only to sell out, but to sell ourselves short. You see, these millennial bachelorettes will soon be celebrating baby showers. They’ll soon want nice houses to raise those children in, and freshly equipped new kitchens to cook meals for their new families in. Our heavy investment in new upscale cocktail bars and coffeehouses and smallplate restaurants with great craft brew lists is definitely a lot of fun now, but it may or may not prove wise in the long run. Full disclosure: I’m in the tourism business too. For the past decade I’ve written a line of travel guidebooks about Savannah, Charleston, the Carolinas and Georgia. So I have a personal, vested interest not only in the local tourism industry being lucrative, but in it being sustainable. Short-term profit is great, but long-term, sustainable profit is much better. The way we ensure our long-term profit into the future is to keep Savannah as much like Savannah as we can. One of the great things about Savannah is that it is a true world-class party town. The key is to keep it from turning into Any Party Town USA. The lessons are already out there for us to learn from. CS

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Poverty Simulation, Part One: It’s not a game Step Up Savannah project educates about generational poverty

BY PAT LONGSTRETH Editor’s Note: Connect contributor Pat Longstreth participated in this past weekend’s Poverty Simulation, a frequent event organized by Step Up Savannah for over a decade. He was inspired to file a three-part special report on his experiences. Here is Part One.

Blair later emphasized, “if you want to help needy families, the two biggest burdens they face are transportation and childcare.” This held true for my character, Rita. Alderman Van Johnson spoke to us about the concept of “generational poverty.” It’s easy to see how wealth is passed down through generations, but after depending on my simulated family, I saw how lack of wealth is also passed down. “These aren’t just the people you see sleeping under a bridge,” Johnson said. “People below the poverty line have houses and families and they’re trying to make ends meet.” As children suffer, parents in turn carry an extra burden of guilt. The Poverty Simulation was started by members of the religious community in St. Louis, Mo. over 20 years ago. Step Up Savannah began offering the program 12 years ago and they’ve seen great success at local schools, businesses, and events. In the City of Savannah, poverty is real life for 25 percent of adults and a staggering 38 percent of children. Local author, volunteer, and poverty survivor Brenda L. Roberts attested, “you can smell poverty.” She described the cloud of fear and anxiety that surrounds public housing. The HOPE scholarship helped her find a way out and she has dedicated her life to helping others through public education. CS Tune in next week for part 2 of 3, where Rita turns to petty theft.


“THIS ISN’T just a game,” explained Kate Blair, Director of Development and Communications at Step Up Savannah. “The more you become your assigned character, the more you’ll get out of this experience.” On a rainy Saturday morning at the Head Start center in West Savannah, I became Rita Rodgers, a 20-year old new mother balancing part-time work and part-time college. It was an extreme departure from my actual life as a 37-year old privileged white man with no kids, running my own computer graphics business from home, and receiving free health insurance from my wife’s union benefits. My “Dad” was Robert, a 40-year old single man working at the “General Employer” making $1570 per month. In real life his character was played by a sweet 16-year old African American girl who volunteers for the Chatham County Commission. My “Brother” Roland, a 9-year old with ADHD, was played by a white woman

who came here with a few members of her church. We all shared a three-bedroom house (grouping of 3 chairs) along with “Ryan,” my 1-year old, played by a stuffed toy. I cleverly turned the name tag around my neck into a baby carrier, which made it easier to juggle all the paperwork that comes with being a mom. With Ryan in the equation, I saw the entire layout of the room change. “Work” and “School” were near home, but first I had to drop him off at “Childcare.” As I tried to map out my strategy for the first 15-minute “week,” I felt overwhelmed. I bounced around the room spending our EBT on groceries at the Super Center, applying for Head Start vouchers at Social Services, and looking for a job. By the end of the week, Dad was getting annoyed with me for using all our “Transpo Passes” and Roland was sitting around at home because he got suspended from school for misbehavior. At the start of week 2, Dad refused to give me $85 for weekly childcare, so I left Ryan with Roland, while I went to “College” for a few minutes. My professor gave me a written quiz on poverty statistics. I probably failed, but that was the least of my worries because I saw someone get robbed and by the time I got home Ryan and Roland were at the police station after getting picked up by child services. Dad was not happy.


The “Rodgers” Family: At left, “brother” Roland; in the center, “Dad” Robert; and at right, “Rita Rodgers” aka the author.

Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer? If there is in fact a link between the two, since it’s regularly used on babies, wouldn’t there be an increased number of females contracting cancer at a younger age? —H. IF talc is related to ovarian cancer at all, which is still a big if, the disease doesn’t result from use in infancy, for the simple reason that when babies are exposed to it, it’s for only a short time—the diaper years. The alleged cancer association, on the other hand, pertains to long-term use, over decades and decades, by adult women looking to keep things clean and dry. That was the setup in one recent highprofile lawsuit against the company that’s taken most of the anti-talc heat, Johnson & Johnson. The plaintiff, a medical receptionist from Los Angeles named Eva Echeverria, started using J&J baby powder on her genital area daily once she began menstruating, around 1965, and kept at it until 2016, some nine years after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Thousands of women have filed similar lawsuits, and a number have won in court; what made Echeverria’s suit special was that last summer a jury awarded her a massive $417 million judgment. The justice system has spoken, right? Well, the story keeps going. But let’s pause and freshen up everyone’s memory. Talcum powder comes from talc, a mineral comprising mostly magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In its natural state, talc can contain a little asbestos too, though commercial talc products have been free of that carcinogen since the 1970s. Still, the asbestos angle means there are actually two routes by which it’s been suspected that talc causes cancer. The first involves talc miners, who are more likely than the general population to suffer both lung cancer and non-cancer lung diseases. This isn’t completely settled, either—other researchers implicate the miners’ smoking habits, and working underground increases your exposure to radon, itself a source of lung cancer. But the major controversy is about ovarian cancer, where inhaling talc (or asbestos) isn’t the issue. Here the theory is that

when sprinkled on the perineal area, talc particles move up the genitourinary tract and lodge in the ovaries, where subsequent inflammation leads to cancer. Concerns along these lines have been around for nearly 50 years. Some doctors continue to insist there must be a connection, but information gathered in a few big studies since 2000 has tended to point the other way. The most substantial recent data comes from a 2014 paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which followed more than 60,000 postmenopausal women for about 12 years. A little more than half the subjects reported using talcum powder; researchers weren’t able to establish that it made a difference one way or another. Still, the American Cancer Society continues to hedge its bets, acknowledging there’s always a chance; the International Agency for Research on Cancer says the genital application of talc is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” More work is needed, but of course it’s not like you can run a controlled trial where you expose various cohorts to a substance you think might cause cancer and see who gets it. So what we’re looking at is disturbing anecdotal information piled up over decades, but no preponderance of evidence. That’s a messy status quo, and helps explain what’s happened in the Echeverria case. The jurors heard enough to assess record damages for a talc-cancer suit, but the judge, Maren Nelson, concluded they didn’t get it. In October she overturned their verdict, ruling that Echeverria had failed to establish “specific causation” between her baby powder use and her cancer. To argue that talc “more probably than not” causes ovarian cancer, Nelson wrote, Echeverria’s key expert (her doctor) had to demonstrate that women who used it had a 50 percent greater incidence risk than women who didn’t, and the risk numbers in the studies submitted as evidence couldn’t meet that standard. (Grimly enough, Echeverria lived to hear the jury’s verdict, but not Nelson’s subsequent ruling.) The proceedings also saw some Big Tobacco-esque intrigue over internal Johnson & Johnson memos alleged to reveal the company’s knowledge that their product was harmful—but their language, the judge found, didn’t say what Echeverria said it did. The initial read on Nelson’s ruling is that it’s great news for J&J, given that she’s also presiding over some 800 other talc lawsuits against the company in California. Anyone following the talc-cancer issue should keep their powder dry, though; we won’t see the end of this one anytime soon. CS





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Attorney: Police lied about Boyd shooting, calls on GBI to release video evidence

The attorney for the family of a 20-yearold man shot and killed by Savannah Police earlier this year says proof exists that the police lied about the shooting. On Jan. 23 of this year, Ricky Boyd was killed by police officers on Marian Circle as they attempted to serve a warrant for his arrest in the Jan. 21 murder of Balil Whitfield in Hudson Hill. Police initially said Boyd came out of the house firing a weapon; then they said he came out brandishing a weapon which later turned out to be a BB gun. Boyd was shot by police, and at least one police officer was injured by gunshots as well. However, it has never been conclusively stated who shot the officer. “On the day that Ricky was killed by

police officers, Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew told the media that Ricky had ‘initiated gunfire towards officers.’ That statement was false. Later that same day, Revenew said that Ricky ‘confronted officers with a weapon.’ That statement was also false,” says William R. Claiborne, the attorney representing Ricky’s family. The Claiborne Firm has A screenshot from the attorney’s video released a video on the subject. In it, Chief Revenew is shown contradicting himself in separate statements. cited by law enforcement was nowhere “We want the Savannah Police Departnear Ricky’s body,” Claiborne says.  ment to release the body cam video, name The photo, which was taken shortly the officer who shot Ricky, and clear after Boyd was killed on Jan. 23, “reveals Ricky’s name,” says Claiborne. that the BB gun was 43 feet away from Claiborne and Boyd’s family say flatly Ricky’s body.” that he was unarmed when killed. “In order for the [B.B.] gun that they The Georgia Bureau of Investigation put found—which they claim he had—to be out a press release on Jan. 24 claiming that 43-feet away from him, [Boyd] would have Boyd had a carbon dioxide-powered BB air had to have thrown that gun as his last gun, not an actual firearm.  act while he was being shot, and thrown it “The GBI never disclosed, however, quite far,” says Claiborne. where the BB gun which they are trying to Jameillah Smiley, Boyd’s mother, claims pin on Ricky was found,” says Claiborne. the GBI showed her the body cam video The web video released by the Claiborne without audio following the shooting. Firm claims to include a photograph taken Boyd’s family is now calling on the police by a neighbor “confirming that the BB gun to release the body cam video to the public.

“They will see that my son never had a gun,” said Smiley. “They will see an innocent person getting shot down – that never had a chance against the people that came and accused him of a crime that he did not commit.” The GBI is currently justifying not releasing the video to the public on the grounds that the case is still an active investigation and therefore exempt from open records law. However, Claiborne answers that “if that’s the reason for not disclosing evidence to the public, why did police release a photo of the BB gun to the media? The police do feel free to release information when it suits them. There’s a dangerous double standard.” The Boyd shooting was part of a larger picture of crime in Savannah early this year; at Boyd’s funeral on Feb. 4, a 12-yearold boy received a serious gunshot wound when shots rang out right after the service at Bonaventure Funeral Home. Boyd’s shooting came the first week of Chief Revenew occupying the office with the resignation of former Chief Jack Lumpkin. CS


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NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD Police in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, appealed to the public for help in late March tracking down a most unusual perpetrator. “Over the past year and a half,” the department posted on its Facebook page, “someone has been clogging the women’s toilet (at the Deland Community Center) with a 20-ounce soda bottle. This is very strange ... and gross.” The Sheboygan Press reported that the string of more than 25 incidents began in 2016. Joe Kerlin, the city’s parks and forestry superintendent, says the suspect is likely an adult male, based on security camera footage from outside the restroom. The city’s resulting plumbing bills have totaled between $2,000 and $3,000.


A man playing with a baseball on the roof of a parking structure in Honolulu on March 23 had to be rescued by firefighters after he fell into the space between two buildings and got stuck, KHON2 TV reported. Security guard Ray Rodrigues was dispatched to the roof to run the 55-year-old off, but found the man had fallen into a 7- to 9-inch-wide space between the cement walls. When pulling him out with a rope failed, firefighters resorted to using drills and saws to cut through the concrete to free him. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Questionable Judgments

• Shoppers at the Miracle Mile Shopping Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, got more than they bargained for on April 8, 2017, as model Chelsea Guerra, 22, of Indiana Borough and photographer Michael Warnock, 64, of Point Breeze conducted a nude photo shoot around 11 a.m. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, as Warnock took photos and families looked on, Guerra walked around and posed wearing only thigh-high black stockings and high-heeled shoes. In early March of this year, Guerra and Warnock pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct after other charges were dropped, and paid a

$300 fine. “My nude modeling is honest work,” Guerra said, “and I use it mostly to fund my college career.” • A dairy truck driver lost his job in early March after being caught on a surveillance camera urinating near dairy cows in a barn at Tremblay Farm in Highgate, Vermont. While no charges were filed, Monica Massey of the Dairy Farmers of America said the driver’s behavior was unacceptable. “We saw the videos. What we saw was deplorable,” Massey said told WCAX TV. Darleen Tremblay said she was “shattered” by what she saw on the video. “I couldn’t move. I froze and I shook,” she added.

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• The Snell Family Park ficus tree, a sprawling giant that has shaded the park in Fort Myers, Florida, for more than a century, played the part of groom to several brides on March 24 as Karen Cooper and others tried to save it from being cut down. The News-Press reported that while its roots are on the park property, some of the limbs in the tree’s 8,000-square-foot canopy extend to an adjacent property that is for sale, and potential buyer Jeff Romer was concerned about his liability for the tree’s upkeep. In December, Fort Myers’ public works officials approved the removal of the tree, prompting protests from Cooper and others. She got the idea of marrying the tree from women in Mexico who have been protesting deforestation. “I thought, ‘Oh, we should marry the ficus tree’ -- kind of giggle, giggle.” A city spokeswoman said the city is moving ahead to save the newlywed tree, but Cooper is worried that the decision is not final. “If they cut down this tree, I’m going to be a widow.” • Ruan Rocha da Silva, 18, was caught in late March trying to steal five cans of deodorant from a supermarket in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His prominent tattoo might have given him away: A year ago, after Silva tried to steal a bike from Maycon Wesley Carvalho, 27, and Ronildo Moreira de Araujo, 29, the two men forcibly CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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tattooed Silva’s forehead with the words “I am a thief and an idiot.” The Daily Mail reported that Carvalho and Araujo were caught after filming themselves inking Silva’s forehead and sending the video to friends; both were sentenced to jail time. Silva is out on bail, awaiting trial for shoplifting.

were summoned to put out the fire. “We thought it was cooked like that,” one of the students told La Nazione. “They will have lunch in our restaurant with two of my extraordinary cooks,” Picchi said. “I think this can be useful to them, but also to us. Understanding is always ... what is beautiful and necessary.”

boyfriend up against his Ford Crown Victoria, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The Times-Picayune reported that the couple, who have three children, had been arguing when LeGlue hit him, shattering his leg. Doctors performed emergency surgery. LeGlue was taken into custody and held without bond.


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Eastern Michigan University student Andrew (who didn’t give a last name), 22, wasn’t making any kind of statement or protesting any government action (or lack thereof) on March 12 when he filled a pothole in Trenton with a whole box of Lucky Charms and a gallon of milk. Andrew then lay on the road with a spoon and ate the cereal out of the pothole. “I don’t know where the inspiration came from, but when it hit me, I knew it was a good idea,” Andrew told “It tasted great. If I was blindfolded, I wouldn’t know if it was a pothole or a bowl.”

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In Didcot, England, known as the country’s “most normal town,” one resident tried to change people’s perceptions with additions to road signs along local highway A4130. The prankster added destinations such as Narnia, Gotham City, Middle Earth, Emerald City and Neverland to roundabout signs, telling the BBC (on condition of anonymity): “To me there’s nowhere that is normal, there’s no such thing.” He said he’s been making “creative interventions” all over the country for about 20 years. The Oxfordshire County Council responded that while the additions were “amusing,” they’ll be removed as soon as the county’s potholes are fixed.

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It was lucky 13 for Hot Springs, Ark., resident Patricia Ann Clanton, 55, as she was charged with her 13th felony DWI March 26. Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Garrett stopped to check on a Chevrolet Monte Carlo parked in the lot of Buddy Bean Lumber Co. around 1 a.m. on March 26, reported the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. An assisting officer noticed a strong smell of intoxicants and asked Clanton and her passenger to get out of the car. Clanton refused a field sobriety test but agreed to a Breathalyzer, which registered her blood alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit. Nevertheless, she entered an innocent plea in Garland County District Court. Since 1994, Clanton has been convicted of driving drunk in various Arkansas jurisdictions and served jail time. CS



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Catch these acts before the 2018 fest is over BY ANNA CHANDLER

IT’S the last week of Savannah Music Festival and there is still plenty to see. While the big festival finale features a stacked bill of Americana and rock favorites, make sure to catch these last downtown performances.

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Yekwon Sunwoo

Catch one of the brightest talents in piano today. At just 28 years old, South Korean-born and Juilliard-educated Yekwon Sunwoo has been praised as a powerful and virtuosic performer. Sunwoo is the first Korean to win Cliburn Gold, and has been performing recitals and making orchestral appearances around the world this year. He’ll make his United Kingdom concerto debut this summer alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and will appear in the first full season at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Sunwoo has also taken home first prize at the 2015 International German Piano Awards, the 2014 Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition, and the 2012 William Kapell International Competition. Thursday, April 12, 6:15 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, $52

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Classical Broadway

Savannah Voice Festival and Savannah Music Festival join forces for a one-of-akind bill. Hear your favorite musical theatre songs performed live and in person. Directed by VOICE Festival co-founder Maria Zouves and Broadway veteran Dan Gettinger, VOICE Festival co-founder and beloved baritone Sherrill Milnes acts as host. Friday, April 13, 5 p.m., Charles H. Morris Center, $40

Rhiannon Giddens

A 2017 McArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow, Oberlin-trained opera singer, and cofounder of Grammy-winning string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens is an American treasure. The inventive multi-instrumentalist and singer fuses folk roots and black string band tradition together for an acclaimed sound. Giddens’ most recent work, Freedom Highway, was named Album of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards; Giddens also won Critics Poll Blues Artist of the Year at the 2017 Living Blues Awards. In addition to Freedom Highway’s widespread acclaim, Giddens has been busy: Fans of the show Nashville saw her star in the fifth and sixth seasons as Hallie Jordan, and Giddens will act as a Guest Curator for the Cambridge Folk Festival 2019. Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre for the Arts, $32-80

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Latin Dance Party: Septeto Santiaguero

Get ready to get down! Septeto Santiaguero was formed at Casa de la Trova, the famous nightclub in Santiago de Cuba, in 1995. Featuring three lead vocalists, trumpet, tres, guitar, bass, and drums, the band finds inspiration in the stylings of Buena Vista Social Club, Oscar D’Leon, Gilberto Sanarrosa, and beyond.

The group’s heralded take on traditional Cuban music won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album in 2015, and soon, Septeto Santiaguero was performing alongside leaders of the salsa genre, including Ruben Blades and Jose Alberto “El Canario.” CS Friday, April 13, 8:30 p.m., Ships of the Sea Museum


If you missed ‘em on Wednesday, catch The Goodbye Girls for a special lunchtime encore. A brand new quartet of young acoustic musicians based in Boston, The Goodbye Girls blend their American, Canadian, and Swedish roots into an eclectic sound. Molly Tuttle, 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year, leads the band, with former SMF Acoutic Music Seminar participant Brittany Karlson on bass, Allison de Groot of Molsky’s Mountain Drifters on banjo and Lena Jonsson of Lena Jonsson & Brittany Hass on fiddle. Audiences will hear the influence of Swedish polskas with bluegrass and old time at The Goodbye Girls’ last SMF 2018 hurrah. Thursday, April 12, 12:30 p.m., Charles H. Morris Center, $30





LIFE IS clearly good for Jason Isbell. Since embracing sobriety six years ago, his career has seen an upward trajectory with a string of critically and commercially acclaimed albums that have won him Grammys and Americana Music Honors & Awards. Isbell’s personal life has blossomed as well. He and Amanda Shires were married by fellow musician Todd Snider in February 2013, and the couple’s daughter Mercy Rose was born on Sept. 1, 2015. Hell, the guy even gave up smoking several months ago. And now the Alabama native has released The Nashville Sound, his sixth solo record that finds him once again working with producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jen14 nings/Sturgill Simpson). As has been his

way in the past, Isbell’s latest collection of 10 songs form a series of vignettes that serve as a musical journal. If his 2013 album, Southeastern, was about getting sober and 2015’s Something More Than Free reflected Isbell’s new clarity, who’s to say The Nashville Sound isn’t about the path going forward? The 39-year-old singer-songwriter won’t dispute that notion. “I didn’t come up with it, but I don’t disagree with that,” he says with a laugh in a recent phone interview. “I stay away from that—what does this record mean and all that kind of stuff? That’s not for the creator to come up with. What I try to do is make every individual song as tight and as correct as humanly possible. There are certain things that are going to come to the surface. There are going to be themes between the songs that the listener will probably be able to pick out because those are just things that my

heart and life are in. These are things my mind focuses on.” Whereas his most recent records have been credited to Isbell alone, this latest effort has his longtime crew the 400 Unit front and center, not only on the album cover, but throughout the proceedings. Shires also makes her contributions known, be it on the bluegrass-flavored ode to the couple’s daughter that is “Something to Love” or the harmonies and songwriting contributions she makes on “Anxiety,” a composition that addresses the effects of mental illness. This rare co-writing situation was something Isbell felt necessary in order to capture the nuances of this malady, particularly how people suffering from it also have to grapple with other peoples’ perceptions of what they’re going through. “I don’t have a clinically diagnosed anxiety issue or these sort of crippling attacks where I can’t function. But I did want to

cover that and represent that aspect of things in the song,” he says. “So I went to my wife, who has more experience with that kind of stuff and we co-wrote that song. I wanted to be specific and describe people’s experiences when they have these sort of moments where they’re disconnected from reality and things get overwhelming. So I went to her about that,” he says. “I think Dave Cobb’s job of producing really helped the song. It does create, without being too literal, a lot of tension before the release,” Isbell added. “And I think that’s really a good way to represent any kind of psychological struggle in the lyric of the song. And as far as I’m concerned, stigma has done more damage to the human experience than just about anything else. For alcoholism, addiction or any kind of mental illness, it’s such a terrible thing that you have to overcome first— that fear about people knowing something



is wrong before you can fix it. To me it seems there shouldn’t be any shame in you attempting to figure out what’s wrong with you and get it sorted.” One of the more pointed cuts on the new effort is “White Man’s World,” in which Isbell approaches that third rail of race. It’s the kind of self-examination that explores the notion of white privilege, a conversation many people are not willing to have. “You have to come at those things with a little bit of courage because it’s hard to write about race for anybody. In the process of documenting my own life, teaching myself some things and maybe trying to present big questions musically to myself, I wanted to question my role and job in all of this. How do I keep myself aware? How do I keep myself as conscious as possible of the fact that I’m given opportunities that other people aren’t necessarily given?” he asks. “There are a lot of doors that are open for me that are sealed for women or minorities. My goal with this song, as much as anything else, was really just to suggest that it might be a good idea to evaluate your own particular role and attempt to make things better in tiny increments. It’s not going to solve anything and it’s not going to make up for anything that might have happened to anyone’s ancestors, but at the same time, I’m trying to say what I think my job is and it’s about the best that I can do.” With the culture wars at a seeming alltime high, Isbell is quick to dispel the idea that with songs like “White Man’s World” and “Hope the High Road” are simply political. For him, it’s far more personal. “There are things that people would call political about this album, but I don’t think political is the right term. It’s about your system of beliefs and I think a lot of people call that politics,” he explains. “To me, politics is trading favors. Politics

is how we structure civilization. That’s not what this record is about at all. Usually, that’s not what people are talking about. People are talking about their freedom, equality and liberty. That’s not politics— those are beliefs.” As for what concert-goers can expect as he takes his new songs on tour, Isbell is pleased that his recent success has allowed him to reinvest in adding to his stage show. He’s also happy that The Nashville Sound is giving his show a boost in energy. On the new album, Isbell and the 400 Unit organically found the music taking on a more rock and roll-flavored feel. “I think there are more rock songs on this record than we’ve had in the past and that’s just a happy accident. I used to set out to do that and then I realized that’s not the way to do it,” he says. “My best bet is to write the best songs that I can and not think about it any further than that. But, I got lucky here with some rock and roll songs on this album. So I think it’s going to be a louder and more up-tempo show than we’ve had for the past couple of records. I’m excited about that. That’s always good news,” says Isbell. “We’ve stepped the production up, spent some money on some lights and some really cool-looking stuff going on,” he says. “It doesn’t look like EDM or anything like that. It’s still a rock show. You start selling a few thousand records and you have to stop looking like a bar band. We’ve taken that pretty seriously, so it’s a pretty good complete experience now.” CS


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“What I try to do is make every individual song as tight and as correct as humanly possible. There are certain things that are going to come to the surface. There are going to be themes between the songs that the listener will probably be able to pick out because those are just things that my heart and life are in. These are things my mind focuses on.”



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MIPSO: Hitting their stride BY ALAN SCULLEY IN SPRING 2016, the string band Mipso found themselves looking at a musical embarrassment of riches. The group was ready to begin recording then and there, only to discover that the person they wanted to produce their next album, Todd Sickafoose, wouldn’t be available until January 2017. But instead of biding their time, Mipso decided they had another option. “We realized we had more than an album’s worth of material already,” violinist/singer Libby Rodenbough explains. “This was in, I guess, mid 2016. So we decided we would just make an album in the Triangle (Mipso’s North Carolina

“It’s a lot to make two albums in something like six months,” Rodenbough agrees. “It was a lot for us financially and it was a lot for us interpersonally and emotionally.” The album recorded in summer 2016, Coming Down The Mountain, was released in spring 2017, while the Sickafoose-produced Edges Run is just now being released this April. home base, anchored by Raleigh/Durham, Terrell says it was strange to make Edges Run without having any sense of how audiChapel Hill and Greensboro/Winstonences would respond to Coming Down The Salem) with some of the people we knew well there and trust it. Then we would keep Mountain or how fans viewed those songs in comparison to the material from Mipthe January session on the books.” so’s three earlier albums, Long, Long Gone Looking back Rodenbough, as well as guitarist/singer Joseph Terrell, agree that (2012), Dark Holler Pop (2013) and Old Time Reverie (2015). doing two albums in such a short span of But the lack of fan feedback also helped time may not have been the best idea. “There were definitely some times dur- make the band feel free to explore different ideas in recording the songs for Edges Run. ing that period where we felt like we had That was part of the idea behind working bitten off more than we could chew,” Terwith a new producer in Sickafoose, who is rell says. well known as musical director and col“Looking back, it’s interesting to hold laborator with Ani DiFranco. these two things true in my head. One, Some of the songs Mipso brought to the is that I’m really proud of both of these sessions weren’t finished, and band memrecords. I think they both feel like us. On bers Terrell, Rodenbough, Jacob Sharp the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend this process of making records to anybody (mandolin, vocals) and Wood Robinson because it was stressful as hell.” (bass, vocals) weren’t sure how to move


and even a bit of ambient pop in songs like the ballads “Didn’t Know Love” and “Take Your Records Home.” The sturdy “Moonlight” and the peppy “Servant To It” parcel out pop/rock, country and bluegrass in pretty equal amounts. Then there is “Oceans,” a gentle tune with a lovely winsome vocal that is as pop as anything Mipso has recorded, and “Sleep, Little Dreamer” which indeed has a lullaby quality within its rustic country/ bluegrass sound. There’s also a darker tone to the music on Edges Run than on the more upbeat Coming Down The Mountain. This makes sense considering the latter album was recorded in summer in North Carolina and Mipso enjoyed the camaraderie created by having musician friends around to contribute to the tracks. Rodenbough feels the backdrop for the recording of Edges Run may have helped bring out the darker edge in Mipso’s music. Not only was the group dealing with the strain of embarking on a second album, they had seen some relationships end and some deaths of friends and family members. And the session happened in the middle of winter when the weather outside of Sickafoose’s Oregon studio was rather depressing.

“It’s so hard to know if it’s your landscape that is affecting your mood or if it’s your mood that’s making you notice the landscape, you know,” Rodenbough says. “But I think it was a dark-feeling time for all of us and it was tough because you couldn’t go outside much. You’re always couped up in the studio during recording anyway, and it can feel a little bit claustrophobic. But it was just more so (this time) because it was nasty outside most of the time. And we were all staying in a little tiny air B&B together, and there was just not a lot of personal space. And we were all, I think, to some extent wondering if we were doing the right thing and if we should be making an album so soon.” The group’s mood is anything but dark now. Before beginning an early 2018 tour, the group had a couple of months off, which helped recharge the batteries after what had been a long stretch of writing, recording and tour. The group is also enjoying the challenges they have encountered in figuring out how to translate some songs from Edges Run in particular to the live stage. “We actually have had a drummer on the road with us for a little over a year now,” Rodenbough says. “We had drums on the previous album (Coming Down The Mountain), although they were a lot more

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straight-forward than the drums on this one. So percussion will be probably a little more central to the sound of some of these songs. “And the other element that we’re trying to incorporate are some of the keyboard sounds, the organ and piano sounds,” she says. “They’re all simple parts and we’re all capable enough players on a keyboard that we can probably all cover the parts, but it’s a matter of figuring out where we need the other instruments we play and where somebody can hop on a keyboard for a little while. We’ve been figuring that out, but that’s, I like that kind of challenge because I think that the best live shows are when the performers are a little bit unsure of themselves, just enough that you have that sense it’s possible that things could fall off the rails,” she says. “So I think it’s better if you can find ways to naturally confuse yourself a little bit for the live show. That’s a good thing.” CS


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forward with these tunes. The group hoped Sickafoose would be part of the solution for these unfinished tunes. “For Edges Run,we had songs that we didn’t know exactly what to do with. We wanted Todd, the producer, help us make sense of them a little bit,” Rodenbough says. “There was a lot of taking songs apart and re-arranging them and messing with the structures of the songs or the feel and there was a little more of an experimental approach to production.” The music on both Coming Down The Mountain and Edges Run continues to expand the breadth of Mipso’s sound. Long, Long Gone and Dark Holler Pop hued fairly closely to the group’s bluegrass roots, but the band showed signs of having other influences to explore on Old Time Reverie. With Coming Down The Mountain, several songs pushed well beyond bluegrass (such as the eerie organ-laced ballad “Water Runs Red,” the Laurel Canyon-ish country pop of “Monterey County” and the tender and spare ballad “Cry Like Somebody”), but there was still plenty of bluegrass woven into the material. With Edges Run, though, Mipso has reached a place where the music can’t really be assigned to any genre—bluegrass or otherwise. There’s country, string band

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CAR MAGNATE Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” And while this may be an odd source to reflect how far the Tedeschi Trucks Band has come, understand that since Susan Tedeschi and her husband, Derek Trucks, decided to join creative forces in 2010, they’ve attained quite a number of milestones. Since merging their bands, the TTB has blossomed into a 12-piece, released three studio albums, two live albums and had their 2011 debut album Revelator land a 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album. At a time when the music industry is fragmented and the current trend seems to be about minimizing and having an artist’s output be more singles-driven, the idea of being a large touring outfit very much committed to recording complete albums can be a scary proposition. And Trucks admits he and his wife received plenty of cautionary advice when they decided to join unite their bands after watching the 1971 rock documentary Mad Dogs and Englishmen. “I remember seeing that, thinking about having a horn section and saying we should give it a shot. Our manager and all the people that are our devil’s advocate asked if we were sure and if we wanted that many people on the road,” Trucks recalls with a laugh. “We decided we were going to do it and we did. There were some headwinds for the first few years because I think people wanted it to be her band or my band. For the first few years, we avoided songs from her catalog or my catalog. We did tunes that the band was writing or tunes that we had not played before. We wanted it to stand on its own and sink or swim. And if

we got through those first few years, the momentum would hopefully start carrying it.” Suffice it to say, the Tedeschi Trucks Band has evolved into a well-oiled unit that fuses Tedeschi’s bluesy playing and soulful phrasing with Trucks’ biting slide work and extended jamming that’s on full display on Live From the Fox Oakland, the recently released 2-CD/1-DVD set that is also the band’s second live outing. Not unlike the aforementioned Mad Dogs set, this Tedeschi Trucks set mixes in originals, while also pulling from the canons of a wide array of artists including Sleepy John Estes, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Santana, and in a nod to that other Joe Cocker live double-album, a riveting reading of Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On a Wire.” For Trucks, it’s an accurate reflection of the current state the band. “The band was in a great spot late last year. There had been some personnel changes over the last handful of years and it evolved into this place where the music was getting more exploratory,” he says. “We were starting to hit on things that we hadn’t hit on before and maybe some of the tunes had started to open up. Originally we were just going to film it and then we decided to record the whole tour and do a live record as well. We happened to catch a great night on film that we thought should also be a record. I thought it was nice that it all lined up.” Interestingly enough, the Tedeschi Trucks Band took the inspiration behind that legendary 1971 Cocker caravan tour that nearly destroyed the late singer and went so far as to re-create a substantial amount of Mad Dogs in September 2015 at Virginia’s Lockn’ Festival. And while Cocker was originally supposed to participate, he pulled out in 2014, eventually succumbing to cancer in December of that year. The show became a tribute to the late English vocalist, and included a number

of musicians that had participated in the initial Mad Dogs tour, including keyboardist Leon Russell, keyboardist Chris Stainton and singers Rita Coolidge and Claudia Lennear. Trucks admits uncertainty about how things were going to go, but felt better once Russell was on board. “When we were asked about doing it as a Cocker tribute, we didn’t know at first,” Trucks says. “But then we reached out to Leon Russell and once he was in then it felt right and all of the original cast was gung ho. That was a special few days of rehearsal and then the show.” With both Tedeschi and Trucks having so much material from which to draw, fans can expect a rich mix of songs from different points of the duo’s musical journey in the group’s current live show. The group is also working up material for a new studio effort that could quite possibly emerge by year’s end. “At some point, the band is going to stay in the studio to revisit about eight or 10 tunes that are floating around in various states of completion,” Trucks says. “But we’re going to go in and keep writing because everybody’s mind is on the next studio record right now. At this point [in our live shows], we feel like this band is now a part of our history and musical life to the point where we’ll play tunes from her catalog or mine. Or even an Allmans tune (Trucks was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1999 to 2014) here or there—things that we’ve been a part of. We don’t have to keep it all separated. For us, it’s this is what we’re doing. It’s all fair game.” CS


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BY PAT LONGSTRETH NORTH Mississippi Allstars lead vocalist Luther Dickinson lives in Nashville now, but the local music scene hasn’t influenced him. “I vowed I would not listen to any country,” he declared. Instead, he dug even deeper into his roots of hill country blues, Memphis rock, and psychedelia. It’s the music he and his brother grew up listening to in Hernando, Mississippi with their father, prolific musician and producer Jim Dickinson. The band returns to the Savannah Music Festival on Thursday night with their upbeat blend of blues and Southern rock. Luther (guitar, lowebow, vocals) and Cody (drums, keyboards, electric washboard, vocals) are still feeling the buzz from their last album Prayer for Peace,

which reached number one on the Billboard Blues Album charts shortly after its release in June 2017. The title track ponders, “What would Martin Luther King dare to think? / Would the state of the world today cause Brother Martin to drink?” Luther began writing the song over three years ago while reading a book by his friend Mavis Staples, the famed R&B singer and civil rights activist. “All the songs from the civil rights movement are still just as powerful and poignant today,” Luther says. “Progress is a fragile thing.” Even as they address heavy topics, the brothers maintain a positive, unifying vibe. Luther traces the band’s optimism back to the start of his career, touring with storied blues singer R.L. Burnside. “He could sing the saddest song in the world with the biggest smile on his face, and it would get people dancing,” Luther

recalls. The Dickinsons are always finding ways to get even more people dancing to the blues. Last year, The Blind Boys of Alabama (who also played the Savannah Music Festival this year) recorded their own version of “Prayer for Peace.” It inspired Cody, who had been experimenting with electronic music, to take their recording into his digital workshop. He emerged with a mashup of blues, gospel, and dance hall beats that kicked off BDM (Blues Dance Music), a 5-song EP released March 9th. With 19 albums, 3 Grammy nominations, and collaborations that include rappers, folk singers and jam bands, Luther says, “I feel like we’re just getting started.” CS

SMF: North Mississippi Allstars Thursday, April 12, 8 p.m. at Ships of the Sea Museum $35





Contemporary Christian favorites Big Daddy Weave visit the Civic Center this weekend on their “Jesus I Believe” tour. Formed in Mobile, Alabama, the five-piece group has toppled the CCM charts with five consecutive Number One singles: “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Overwhelmed,” and “My Story.” “Redeemed” was named “Song of the Year” at K-LOVE Fan Awards, and was nominated for a Dove Award and Billboard Music Award. Over their time as a band, Big Daddy Weave has released seven full-length records and sold over one million records. Ministry is at the forefront of the band’s mission, and the group offers prayer and dedicated dialogue after every show. To celebrate their 20th year together, Big Daddy Weave kicked off 2018 by debuting at Carnegie Hall. Throughout the year, they’ll tour the country in support of their latest record, Beautiful Offerings. Nashville-based CCM singer Brandon Heath joins the tour. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 7 P.M., $30 VIA SAVANNAHCIVIC.COM, ALL-AGES

Deadheads unite! Dark Star Orchestra offers an immersive interpretation of the Grateful Dead concert experience that has fans of all generations talking. For 20 years, the band’s seven members have played sets peppered with Dead songs from across the Dead’s extensive catalog. Often, DSO will even recreate actual Grateful Dead set lists. Their show has taken the band throughout the U.S., to Europe, and the Caribbean, capturing crowds at Bonnaroo, SummerFest, All Good Festival, and beyond. The group even has their own festival, Dark Star Jubilee. Best of all, the band has the seal of approval from members of the Dead themselves—Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, and Tom Constanten have all guested with Dark Star Orchestra, and noteworthy performers like Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Peter Rowan, and more have gotten in on the fun. TUESDAY, APRIL 17, DOORS AT 6:30 P.M., SHOW AT 7:30 P.M., $25-39 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM, ALL-AGES


Material Girls

Pleasure Point


Atlanta six-piece Material Girls make their Savannah debut and stir up your Wednesday in the process. The drag-punk troupe, featuring members of the bands Chief Scout, Concord America, and Slang, have been making good trouble throughout the Southeast, catching the national eye through 2017 tours with Cindy Wilson (The B-52’s) and Yip Deceiver. That same year, the group was named Best Live Band in Atlanta by Creative Loafing and released an acclaimed EP, ‘MG VS IQ.’ Material Girls are joined by Athens’ The Pleasure Point, an unstoppable “collaborate beat-sex music machine,” and Savannah’s own psych-punks Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+





Hear one of indie rock’s most prolific voices in an intimate setting. Since the 1980s, Lou Barlow has been a key figure in influential bands like Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion, and beyond. In recent years, Barlow has pursued a solo career, inviting guest musicians to join him in the creation of four recordings under his name. Merge released the first, Emoh, in 2005, and Goodnight Unknown followed in 2009—for that record, Barlow called upon Dale Crover of the Melvins, Imaad Wasif, and Dinosaur Jr. drummer Murph. 2015’s Brace the Wave marked Barlow’s first solo album released on Joyful Noise Recordings. His most recent recording, the EP ‘Apocalypse Fetish,’ is a follow-up to Brace the Wave, with every song played on a ukulele strung with heavy strings and tuned low. With a lull in his band tours, Barlow has packed up his acoustic guitars and hit the road to play songs from across his catalog, fulfill requests, and spin stories between songs. Savannah’s own Jeff Zagers plays a short set before Barlow takes the stage. SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 7 P.M., $27+ VIA EVENTBRITE.COM, ALL-AGES


The band AJNA rocked Savannah in the late 1970s. Then, in 1989, the group transformed, reemerging as Toxic Oscar. The hometown-strong rock band, complete with three original members, is back for a show in the Sound Garden at Coach’s Corner this weekend. Look forward to a mixture of classic rock favorites as well as Toxic Oscar originals. SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 7 P.M., $10 VIA EVENTBRITE.COM

Savants of Soul





Ohio-raised and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Carter Winter returns to Saddle Bags this weekend. With rock influences and a classic, rich country vocal tone, Winter blends tradition with modern stylings, relatable lyricism, and an old-school bad boy attitude. Winter got his start by gigging around his hometown, soon getting people’s attention with his impeccable covers of Garth Brooks and George Strait songs. He released the original EP ‘Some Kind of Fire’ in 2015, hooking audiences with the singles “Ohio” and “Bad Boy.” Since then, Carter has shared the stage with the likes of Travis Tritt, Chase Rice and Sam Hunt. In 2016, he released The Whiskey in Me, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Chad Charlson (Taylor Swift, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell) and producer Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood). SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 8 P.M.

Get retro with the classic thrills of The Savants of Soul. The Gainesville, Florida-based troupe features a nine-player lineup serving up the soul songs of the 1960s that audiences know and love, placing those classics alongside contemporary retro-soul and their own songs. With big vocals, guiMo Lowda tars, bass, trumpet, keyboards, trombone, tenor, baritone, and alto saxophone, the group knows how to get a party started, having shared the stage with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Benjamin Booker, The Original Wailers, and Thomas Wynn & The Believers. Its members’ eclectic backgrounds, ranging from DIY punk to jazz, makes Savants of Soul a fascinating act to watch live. Mo Lowda and the Humble just played Savannah Stopover Music Festival in March; their progressive arrangements and infectious energy will finish off the night. Savants of Soul get the party going at 10 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 10 P.M., FREE, 18+


By the light of the

Mirrored Moon She Returns From War is set with new album, Savannah dates

HUNTER PARK is ready to pull you back onto the dancefloor. As the creative force behind acclaimed Charleston-based cosmic Americana band She Returns From War, Park captured audiences with her 2015 full-length, Oh, What a Love. The album, released on 10 Foot Woody Records, was named among the year’s best from numerous outlets and turned the spotlight on Park’s dreamy, rootsy blend of language and melody. This spring, Park will unveil Mirrored Moon Dance Hall, her strongest work yet. The bones of the fourth release are classic She Returns From War: songs that delve into a glistening kind of Americana, flirting with blues, folk, and dream-pop along the way; down-to-earth stories stitched together with a neon thread of mysticism. But having Ryan Wolfgang Zimmerman at the board elevates Mirrored Moon Dance Hall into the complexly sonic journey that it is. Appropriately crowned “Best Producer of Everything” in Charleston City Paper’s annual awards, Zimmerman has recorded the likes of Band of Horses, The Steppin’ Stones, Grace Joyner, and many, many more, and worked closely with Park to develop the She Returns From War sound. Perhaps the most direct parallel to Zimmerman’s work on Mirrored Moon Dance Hall is & I’m Fine Today, the Zimmerman-produced Susto album that took the Charleston group from dirt-on-the-boots Americana-folk to a deep, spellbinding mixture of tone and genre that exposes the raw soul of the music. It’s a similiar journey for Mirrored Moon Dance Hall: A warm, insistent kick drum demands the listener sit upright and listen as the record kicks off with “Psychic Voyage.” The unique texture of Park’s voice is perfectly captured, and a laundry list of special guests help flesh out the sound. “I was able to call more of the shots,” Park says of the recording process. “Working with Ryan is amazing, because he was like, ‘I like the first record, but I want to see you flex your muscles on this one.’ And it’s a community record—lots of people are involved on this record, so it’s pretty

meaningful in that. There are so many Charleston and Columbia artists that make appearances….Jordan Igoe, [members of ] ET Anderson, Brave Baby, Susto, The Artisinals…the people who are on this record shape the way the record sounds, too.” Years of supporting fellow local and regional musicians built a strong sense of trust, and Park felt comfortable allowing her collaborators a lot of creative freedom. “They know me very well,” she notes. “Seeing them try to attach to my songwriting was a really interesting process. People come from such different directions stylistically and writing-wise, and that’s the magic of music.” Leading up to the album’s release, Park will release a string of visuals via Facebook and Instragram, teasing songs from the record. In the short videos, a neon sign spits and hisses to life and stark white moons cut into black planes. “Conceptually, the album is about this girl who kind-of-maybe represents me who goes to one of those old dancehalls,” Park explains. “Everyone who’s attending this night there has their personal demons, representing battles with depression and paranoia, heartbreak, all the good stuff.” “I think I was delving way deeper,” Park says of writing the album. “There’s a lot of mysticism to the lyrics that’s a little different…the records before were a bit more soft. That was definitely a change of pace for me.” Park is no stranger to Savannah—she’s played solo and with the full She Returns From War lineup everywhere from QuoLab to Graveface to El-Rocko. She’ll be back to open up for the sensational Mitski on the artist’s “solo tour of beautiful places. ” As a trans South Carolinian who moved back South after some time in New York, Park’s a perfect opener for the show. “In this certain political climate, it’s easy to write the South off as a birthing ground for the evil around us,” Park says. “In my mind, the South is where people are trying to genuinely fight the good fight to

Above: She Returns From War, full band, ready to turn up the volume. Left: Hunter Park.

“Art is a form of education for people, and inspiration is a form of education. If you’re making something that causes people to go out and communicate and express their feelings, I think that can help change the narrative. That just means new Southerners are coming up even stronger in their own values.” Park will play her upcoming El-Rocko gig with She Returns From War bandmates Camille Lucy Rhoden and JP Chapa. The lineup fluctuates depending on the setting, and with Mirrored Moon Dance Hall, she’s looking forward to capturing the record’s lush sound onstage. “We’re trying to figure out ways to build the sound up,” she says. “It’s a lofty goal sometimes!” With Park’s track record, there’s no doubt she’ll keep shooting for that lofty, mirrored moon. CS keep progressing. And there’s so many different arts and cultures here that are really beautiful. I think that people ignore that because of certain circumstances right now and we’re trying to get through it and make something beautiful out of a shitty situation.

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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. The Stage on Bay The Wailers w/ Zander, 7 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.


The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia 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.


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.


The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.


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


Barrelhouse South Roshambeaux, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Eric Britt, 6:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Earl Williams Quartet, 7 p.m.


The legendary Wailers return to The Stage on Bay with Zander. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $18-30 VIA SAVCONCERTS. COM, ALL-AGES Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Tattoo Festival After Party w/ Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Emily Kenyon Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Shrimp Factory Matt Eckstine Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Thomas Claxton, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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. Southbound Brewing Company Geeks

Who Drink Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.


Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.


The Loft on Liberty The Odd Lot Odd Time Radio Hour, 8 p.m.


The Jinx Live DJ, 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.


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

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


201 Seafood Restaurant and Tapas Lounge Christy Alan Band, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Voodoo Visionary, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Draucker, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Square One, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Dub’s Pub Jonathan Murphy El-Rocko Lounge Faline, She Returns from War, Party Dad, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Teddy Adams and Stutz Wimmer, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Voodoo Soup, 9 p.m. The Jinx Tattoo Festival After Party w/ Brandon Nelson, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Mark Hodges Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Wood & Steel Molly McGuire’s Cicada Brothers, 6:30 p.m.


Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Steve Moakler, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. Shrimp Factory Rachael Shaner The Stage on Bay Dead Reckoning, 8 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Tiger Creek, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Eric Culberson, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Hannah Noel, Individually Twisted, The Great Affairs, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Tell Scarlett, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Whiskey Diablo, 8 p.m.

Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Shrimp Factory Mark Hodges Southbound Brewing Company Alzheimer’s Association Benefit w/ Damon and the Shitkickers, 9 p.m. Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Keith & Ross, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Brett Barnard, Rachael Shaner, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bill Hodgson, Jason Courtenay Band, Ben Torres, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Josh Johansson, 9:30 p.m.

Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Duke Ellington Tribute Concert, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, 1 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, noon


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


Bay Street Theatre Grandma Lee, 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs Buddy Cop Comedy, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Comedy Planet presents Josh Cocks and Anthony Driver, 8 p.m.

Coach’s Corner Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.


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


The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.


Club 309 West CoolJay the DJ Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. 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


Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show


Barrelhouse South The Savants of Soul, Mo Lowda and the Humble, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Sassy Cats and the Toms, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan White Rhino, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Toxic Oscar, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Hans Wenzel and the 86ers, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Street Clothes, Samford Justice, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band, 6 p.m. The Flying Fish Holly Goodspell, 6:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Stutz Wimmer Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Train Wrecks, 9 p.m. The Jinx Tattoo Festival After Party w/ Damon and the Shitkickers, Gunpowder Gray, Silver Tongue Devils, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Mercers Molly McGuire’s Island Boys, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rocks on the Roof @Sundown, 8 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Carter Winter, 8 p.m.

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



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


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay Lip Sync Battle, 5:30 p.m.



Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.



Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


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


Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music 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 Stage on Bay Dark Star Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Brett Barnard and the Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 p.m.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Poker Rachael’s 1190 Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.



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

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Hill, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe CC Witt, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.



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


Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.


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


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.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Holly Goodspell, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Gina Rene, 7 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities An Evening with Lou Barlow, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Levi Moore The Sentient Bean Dave Tamkin, 8 p.m. Shrimp Factory Mark Hodges Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon

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Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.


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

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


Club 309 West 309 W. River St.



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

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

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.

Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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



Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985

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

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

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

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

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave. 912-786-6109

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

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

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

The Flying Fish 7906 E. Hwy 80

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

Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St. Graveface Records & Curiosities 5 W. 40th Street 912 335 8018

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

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd.


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



The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St. McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.


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

Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17


Savannah Coffee Roasters 215 West Liberty Street (912) 238-2426

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.

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

SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St.

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


The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave.

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

Service Brewing Company 574 Indian Street Southbound Brewing Company 107 East Lathrop Ave. Stafford’s Public House 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St.



Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) 3742 US-17 Molly McGuire’s 216 Johnny Mercer Boulevard


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

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.


Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. 912-495-5145

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd. 912-920-7772

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. 912-238-1311

Rocks on the Roof 102 W. Bay St.

Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave.


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

Saddle Bags 317 West River St.


Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd.




Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.


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



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


Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. 912-234-6628

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

Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd. 912-356-1020

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

Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. 912-349-1707

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.


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

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

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


Tattoo You Get inked this weekend at Savannah Tattoo Festival


Anonymous Tattoo, 9 E. Bay Street

Artists: Clay McCay (@claymccay), Dean Denney (@deandenney), Ricky McGee (@ricky_anonymoustattoo) Clay McCay was recently featured on Ink Master: Angels on the Paramount Network when they came through Savannah for their competition. Ricky McGee specializes in black work, while Dean Denney and Clay McCay’s work is colorful traditional.

Artists Anthony Ojeda (left, right) and Camden Noir (center) will tattoo at the festival.

Black Orchid Tattoo, 118 W. Victory Dr.

Artists: Chris Autry (@chrisautry_tattooer), Scott Althen (@misteralthen), Mags Beam (@magsbeam), Pete Castaneda (@tattoosbyl.a.pete), Camden Noir (@camdenoir), Austen Minor (@austen_ minor), Natia Olsen (@swamplost) Black Orchid’s lineup of artists includes a variety of style, from Natia Olsen’s black horror scenes to Camden Noir’s bright painterly look.

Ghost Town Tattoo, 35 Montgomery St.

Artists: Brian Warnekros (@creepshowglue), Chase Holland (@chaseholland8), Corey Steverson (@cs_tattoo), Jason Fields (@jasonryanfields) Ghost Town’s talented artists deliver colorful, traditional work that’s sure to impress.

Kustom Hustle Tattoo, 348 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Jandura (@hallowed.hexes), Phillip Wells (@phillipwellstattoos) Located in Oglethorpe Mall, Original Skin’s roster of artists is as talented as they are diverse.

From Taylor Elliott’s dreamy florals to Jordan Mays’ Japanese-inspired work, Savannah Ink’s artists are sure to please.

Red Ocean Tattoo, 111 E. President St.

Artists: Cory Hand (@coryhandtattoos), Jimmy Butcher (@thebutcherbrand), Kelly Borders (@kellyborderstattoo), Pat Crump (@patcrump) The Butcher’s Jimmy Butcher also recently appeared on Ink Masters: Angels. If you’re interested in a comic-themed piece, be sure to head to Cory Hand, who specializes in comic tattoos.

Artists: Ben Kelly (@redoceantattoo), Frankie Lambough (@frankielambough), Josie Pi (@josie_pi), Mareva Lambough (@ lady_mandala) Red Ocean is a full-spectrum shop— their artists can tattoo in any style, and they offer non-laser tattoo removal through Tatt2Away.

Resurrection Ink, 310 E. Montgomery Cross Rd.

Artists: Ward Bassett, Robert John, Mark Simmons (@resurrectionink) Resurrection Ink’s tattoo artists and piercers deliver strong work every time.

Riverside Tattoo Parlor, 2819 River Dr.

Artists: Anthony Ojeda (@anthonyelectric), Ashley Cox (@ashcrack), Chris Norrell (@csnorrell), Michael Ferrera (@ michael_ferrera) The artists at Kustom Hustle offer a variety of styles, from Ashley Cox’s pinupstyle portraits to Michael Ferrera’s simple black designs.

Artists: Mo Schreffler (, Lily Huffman (@queenhufftattoos), Lydia Schneider (@lydia_sticks), Jas Helena (@ jashelena) The girl power at Riverside is strong. The female owned and operated parlor offers a variety of styles, from Lauren Kidder’s bright traditional tattoos to Lydia Schneider’s stick-and-pokes.

Original Skin Tattoos and Piercing, 14045 Abercorn St.

Savannah Ink Tattoo: 119 Jefferson St.

Artists: Joseph Prutz (@joeprutz), Harper Cantrell (@harpertattoos), Lucas

The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 E. Bay St.

Tramp Art Studios, 302 W. Victory Dr., Ste. E

Artist: Billy Cassat (@trampartstudios) Husband-and-wife duo Billy and Kirsten Cassat run this shop and art studio on West Victory.

White Bluff Tattoo Company, 8110 White Bluff Rd., Ste. B

Artists: Sharon Gaskill (@sharonaileen), Meira Maurice (@meira_yael), Becca Davis (@beccabootattoos), Jacob Green (@jacobgreentattoo), Lyndzee Lawver (@lyndzee_) White Bluff Tattoo’s artists deliver impressive work, from Meira Maurice’s colorfully detailed pieces to Lyndzee Lawver’s black linework.


Fri. noon-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m. Trade & Convention Ctr, 1 International Dr. Artists: Taylor Elliott (@youcan$25 single day/$45 weekend pass callmegordo), Jordan Mays (@jordanmays)


WHY HANG your art on the wall when you can put it on your body? The Savannah Tattoo Festival returns for its third year this weekend. The fun goes down April 13-15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. After hosting a tattoo festival in Virginia Beach for several years, the organizers chose to expand the festival to Savannah. In addition to bringing in artists from around the country, the Savannah Tattoo Festival celebrates our local tattoo artists. Twelve Savannah shops are included in the festivities this year. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the festival. The Carnival of Curiosity and Chaos features sideshow acts, burlesque, clowns, fire dancing, and more. The Savannah Sweet Tease will also perform their burlesque revue. Artist Earl Funk will be painting a live mural through the event. Another highlight of the festival is tattoo historian Mike Skiver’s appearance. Owner and curator of the Tattoo Museum, Skiver will be bringing his collection from Spider Webb, legendary New York artist from the 1970s who helped improve the public perception of tattoos. Enjoy after parties at the Jinx every evening. During the festival, artists will be judged for Tattoo of the Day, and the Best in Show judging closes out the weekend. But the best part of the festival? You can get tattooed onsite if you’re over 18 and bring your ID. We put together a guide of the local artists who will be tattooing at the festival, along with their Instagram handles to help you choose whose art you dig the most.



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EAST MEETS WEST: THREE WEAVERS IN THE SAORI WAY — Explore the work of Suzanne Hokanson, Treesa Germany, and Deborah Brooks. Each weaver independently encountered free-style weaving or Saori where self-expression, experimentation and serendipitous discovery are valued. April 13-June 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. ESCAPE TO NOWHERE — Solo exhibition by Wanyun Zhang. Her work is a self-reflexive, sometimes self-mocking response to the impulse of psychological escape from tough realities. April 13-16. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. HUSH — Toni-Lyn Keller’s series portrays the silencing of strong women. April 11-May 23. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. ISOLAND — SCAD MFA Painting candidate Chenyi Sun explores the experience of loneliness as it relates to the modern urban environment. April 13-27. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. SAVANNAH FAMILIES ABROAD: THE CONSUMPTION OF CULTURE IN THE 19TH CENTURY — In the 19th century, wealthy Americans enjoyed extensive explorations of Europe. Savannah Families Abroad: The Consumption of Culture in the 19th Century will feature many of the lavish souvenirs wealthy Americans procured as marks of their own refinement. April 13-March 10. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS BONAVENTURE: A HISTORIC CEMETERY IN ART — Steeped in art and history, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most scenic locales, attracting visitors since the early 19th century. Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. Through Sep. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CARBON — Jennifer Moss is interested in discovering inherent properties of the materials she works with and highlighting these qualities through unexpected material interactions. Through April 12. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. CARRIE MAE WEEMS: SEA ISLAND SERIES — Considered one of the most influential contemporary artists, Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953) has continued to explore the African American experience throughout her career. Through May 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


COME RAIN OR COME SHINE — The artwork by Elmer Ramos and Ben Tollefson is a whimsical interpretation of local weather patterns. Through May 6. Judge Realty, 347 Abercorn St. FADE INTO BLACK — Pia Camil lives and works in Mexico City. “Fade into Black” is curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions. Through July 15. May Poetter Gallery (SCAD), 342 Bull St. GROUNDED — Telfair Museums will feature a commissioned work titled Grounded by Adolfo Alvarado, a Savannah-based artist Laney Contemporary announces two special events in conjunction with ‘Saturation,’ a show of work by Betsy Cain. There is a studio whose work incorporates cal­ligraphic text, visit at Betsy’s studio, 2222 Bonaventure Rd., on Sunday, April 15 expansive swirls, and 3-7 p.m. There is also an artist talk at Laney Contemporary (Second multiple layers of paint Floor 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd) on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. to create complex compositions that reference both medieval NO ACCESS — Large-scale outdoor instalilluminated texts and graffiti culture. Through lation by artist Tom Burr. The artist draws Aug. 19. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 contextual links to urban aesthetics and West York St. subcultures, minimalist art and avant-garde I DID IT AGAIN — Exhibition of four reconfigured installations by Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi. Through Aug. 19. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

film. Through Sep. 17. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

KAREN BRADLEY — Karen Bradley is a contemporary, figurative realist oil painter based in Savannah. Through April 30. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

PAUL STEPHEN BENJAMIN: REINTERPRETING THE SOUND OF BLACKNESS — Paul Stephen Benjamin (American, b. 1966) is a conceptual artist whose work is a meditation on the color black, specifically as an entry point into discussions of identity, race, and masculinity. Through May 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

LIVESTRONG SAVANNAH — An installation by New York-based artist Christopher Chiappa. Through July 1. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

PSYCHIC KNIFE — Stephen Napoles utilizes vintage magazines from all over the world to create surreal collages. Through May 27. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

MOVING MOUNTAINS — An exhibition by artist Yang Fudong. Through July 8. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

SATURATION — This solo exhibition will showcase Betsy Cain’s new series of drip figures and mossheads, large-scale abstract landscapes and figurative works which saturate the viewer with the feeling of the south. Through April 21. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

MYRTLE JONES: HER SAVANNAH EXPERIENCE — Myrtle Jones (January 23, 1913 – February 15, 2005) was an artist whose paintings commonly featured streetscapes and architecture of Savannah, Georgia, as well as portraits. These are the last remaining works from the Myrtle Jones estate. Through May 11. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St.

SENIOR EXHIBITIONS 2 — Graduating Seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone project. Through April 11. Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St.



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SAVANNAH IS keeping up the pace of regularly opening new bars and restaurants. For two years now, the former law firm on the corner of W. Congress and Jefferson Streets has undergone revitalization. But now, the mystery of the clean-lined stately white building has finally been solved. Marking its grand opening March 22, The Grove is a restaurant and bar owned by the food and beverage mogul Daniel Simmons. Simmons scoured our city for two years prior to purchasing the building, and then spent two more years refurbishing the space. “Good things come to those who wait,” Simmons declares. Simmons was born and raised in Columbus, Ga., and has been in the food and beverage industry for many years. He has revitalized restaurants all around the region from Atlanta and Nashville to Birmingham and Charlotte. He expounds, “I like to go into an area and ask, ‘what’s missing? What can I bring that’s different for the people of this area?’” Simmons was inspired to create a fresh open concept in City Market, steering away from brick and wood and highlighting a modern coastal flair. The Grove’s location in the heart of City Market is not its only perk, as the threeThe Hudson: grilled chicken breast, smoked story building boasts four bars. When bacon, pesto aioli entering from Congress Street patrons pass through the grand entry and step across the Instagrammable and iconic This bar’s features make it clear that tiled floor labeled “The Grove.” Simmons did his research on the Savannah The fresh white walls, geometric design way of life. elements and abundant natural light, The second floor has the “Blue Bar” exude a vivacious vibe. The bar in the cen- with deep dark hues that convey a swanky ter of the first floor sets the tone. Prohibition era ambiance, one where you On the Jefferson Street side, floor to ceil- would order a whiskey on the rocks. Enjoy ing doors open wide to a walk up bar, where street views from windows surroundpatrons can sit at bar and watch sports or ing the space while sitting on leatherback sofas. just grab a drink to-go.

Honey Drizzle Fries dressed in a jalapeno honey sauce

Simmons is in the process of completing an event space on the second floor as well. This room can hold up 75 people for a seated dinner and possesses towering windows that open to balconies with city views. The third floor, a new addition, is a rooftop bar with spectacular views of other rooftops and historic buildings around our city. Abundant outdoor seating with

Ribeye Mac and Cheese. Rib eye steak is sliced on top of creamy macaroni and cheese, studded with Conecuh sausage and capped with pickled green tomato relish.

couches, coffee tables, high-top tables and stools lend to a laid-back southern-living atmosphere. The kitchen at the Grove is helmed by Chef Hoss, an Ohio native previously living in North Carolina. Hoss is a graduate of the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University. He has developed a Southern inspired menu meant to cover all














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palates and appetites. Small plates that can be shared include Forsyth Fried Okra, Low Country Kale and Southern Cheese Dip of spiced turnip greens with a cheesy sauce. But if you truly want something that pairs well with a boozy sip, the Honey Drizzle Fries are a must. These crispy shoestring fries are dressed in a jalapeno honey sauce that lends an irresistible sweet heat. For something light, salads such as the Caprese, a classic Italian salad with Roma tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella, or the Savannah Salad, with baby spinach, strawberries, candied pecans and feta, are stellar choices. The Grove also offers mouthwatering burgers and colossal sandwiches, which can be washed down with an ice-cold beer. The Hudson is a Grove-fan favorite. The sandwich is comprised of juicy grilled chicken breast, smoked bacon, pesto aioli and the trifecta of toppings lettuce, tomato and onion. If you are staying for dinner or looking for a comprehensive meal, large plate offerings such as Atlantic Salmon and The Grove Stir Fry grace the menu. A crowdpleaser is the Ribeye Mac and Cheese. A mammoth medium-rare rib eye steak is sliced on top of creamy macaroni and

cheese, studded with Conecuh sausage and capped with pickled green tomato relish. It’s satisfying and hits all the notes of carnivorous decadence with a fresh briny finish. You are not going to want to share. Simmons reflects on The Grove’s presence in Savannah, hoping that in time the restaurant and bar will flourish into a cornerstone of the downtown scene. “What we have has been so well received that it gives (Hoss) and the rest of our team confidence that Savannah is a great place to expand with the food and beverage market,” Simmons endeavors. CS The Grove is at 301 W. Congress St.


‘Hoptimization’ of the brewing process Lecture happens at Armstrong Campus on April 13


HAVE YOU ever wondered how beer is made, or what gives beer that skunked flavor? Are you interested in local microbreweries, or home brewing? We’ve talked about these topics in this column often, but now you have the opportunity to hear about these processes from professionals. Not brewers, in this case but chemists who have invested time and efforts in studying the chemical processes in each step of beer brewing. On April 13 Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus professors Sarah Gray and Sarah Zingales will present their research on the chemistry of brewing as part of the Armstrong Campus Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series. I spoke with Doctors Zingales and Gray to discuss the talk and their projects.

with taste-testing and a standard formula used by brewers, is used to determine how bitter a beer is. The second project is ongoing and is in the beginning stages. The end Tell me about your project. goal of this project would be to create color test strips (like litmus paper) that could be Dr. Zingales: We have two projects. The used to tell when beer has skunked, or othfirst one was to use instr umentation avail- erwise gone bad. The hops that are added able in our chemistry laboratory to valito beers to give them the bitter flavor date the IBU calculations for various beers. found in IPAs can degrade under certain We used a standard method developed by wavelengths of light to produce a chemithe American Society of Brewing Chemcal called MBT (3-methyl-2-butene-1ists to isolate the chemicals responsible thiol), which has a skunky smell and taste. for the bitter flavor in beer (isohumulones) We are developing chemical sensors that and determine their absorbance of light react specifically with MBT so that we can at a certain wavelength. This, combined determine if even trace amounts are being

produced. This would allow brewer’s to know how long their beers are shelf-stable and allow consumers to test for a skunked beer before they take a sip. Did you brew a beer as part of the process? Dr. Gray: We have not brewed our own beer. Our collaboration with Southbound Brewing Company has allowed us access to samples from throughout the brewing process that we can use to test our procedures. How did you become associated with Southbound?

Dr. Gray: One of our colleagues, Mitch Weiland, used to work for a brewery and originally got us interested in the chemistry of brewing as a research project. We wanted to find a local brewery to work with so that our students would be able to see how the chemistry they learn in the classroom works in the real world. We reached out to Southbound Brewing Company and were connected with their Brewmaster and Managing Partner Smith Mathews. Smith has been great to work with; he was interested in our project from our first pitch, and has been very generous in providing us samples to test. CONTINUES ON P. 32

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How did you become interested in beer and brewing? Was this related to your research or a side project?

We will also discuss our validation of the IBU calculations used in brewing Southbound beer.

Dr. Zingales: I’ve always been interested in brewing and have done a bunch of home brewing myself - mostly wine and a few beers, even helped a friend with some small batch distillations. This combined with my background in organic synthesis of small molecules and fluorescent/colorimetric sensors along with Dr. Gray’s expertise in analytical chemistry created this collaboration. Dr. Gray: The irony for me is that I don’t actually like beer. The project started as a side project, and turned into a larger project for my lab. As an analytical chemist, I often work to quantify amounts in samples. The type of sample can vary, and happens to be beer in this case.

What do you plan on doing with the work you’ve done in this project?

Tell me a little about the talk, what you expect to cover?

Hoptimization of the Brewing Process: How Beer is Made is part of the Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series and will take place on Friday, April 13, noon-1 p.m. in the Student Union Ogeechee Theater on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus.

Dr. Zingales: We will discuss the main components of beer, the flavors of beer (with samples!), what it means for a beer to be skunked, and how our research project could help determine if a beer is skunked and create more accurate “best by” dating.

Dr. Gray: This project started several years ago and has mainly been carried out by undergraduate research students. Our students have presented their work at regional conferences and our two current students will present at Georgia Southern University’s Student Scholars Symposium later this month. In the future, we plan to publish our methods so that independent breweries would be able test their samples in-house without needing expensive scientific equipment or having to pay to send out samples for analysis. CS














OOO Actor John Krasinski’s previous picture in the director’s seat, 2016’s The Hollars, made minimal noise when it was selected as part of the Sundance slate, but its subsequent wide release led to dismissive reviews, scant box office, and serious flirtation with my own year-end “10 Worst” list (I ultimately determined that the likes of Alice Through the Looking Glass and London Has Fallen were slightly more foul). Conversely, Krasinski’s latest directorial at-bat, A Quiet Place, made ample noise when it debuted at South By Southwest, and its subsequent wide release confirms that the deafening buzz was more than justified. Making the most of its ingenious hook, A Quiet Place is a crackerjack horror film, and while it may not boast the sociopolitical gravitas that informed last year’s Oscar-winning Get Out, it’s nevertheless a treat for anyone who likes movies that go bump in the night. The world of A Quiet Place has been largely decimated by monsters – fearsome beings who are blind but use their highly developed sense of sound to locate and eviscerate any living creature (not just humans but basically anything that moves and makes noise). After a tense opening sequence that ends in tragedy, the picture examines how the members of the Abbott family – dad Lee (Krasinski), mom Evelyn (Emily Blunt), daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and son Marcus (Noah Jupe) – try to survive in this nightmarish landscape. The answer is obvious: Like Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits, they strive to remain vewy, vewy quiet. It’s a challenge for all concerned, and even more so for Regan. As she’s deaf, she’s unable to know when someone else has made a sound or when, heaven forbid, one of the creatures is lurking in the vicinity. What’s noteworthy about the script by Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck is that it establishes its setting and its premise and then rarely looks back. While ample exposition in a movie is usually a wonderful thing, here it’s only doled out in small, even subtle ways. For example, venture online and you’ll find plenty of filmgoers wondering whether these monsters are extra-terrestrials, man-made experiments gone wrong, subterranean critters from the bowels of the earth, or something else entirely. Yet a quick peek at the newspaper headlines shown early in the film hints at their origins, and it’s really all that’s required. Krasinski and Blunt are married in real life, so it’s reassuring to note that they share a natural rapport on screen. They’re excellent, although the breakout star here is Simmonds. Deaf in real life, the young actress made her debut last year in Todd Haynes’ underwhelming Wonderstruck.

Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

She’s far more vibrant here, positioning her character as a courageous girl who finds herself battling internal as well as external demons. A Quiet Place runs a brisk 90 minutes, and while this is that rare recent movie that could stand to be longer, the abbreviated length results in a second half that finds the characters leaping cliffhanger style from one harrowing situation to another. One plot strand involving an expectant mom comes off as a needless gilding of the lily – or, in this case, an unnecessary glutting of the story – but even here, Krasinski as director keeps the tensile screws tight. A Quiet Place isn’t frightening as much as it’s fraught with suspense – cheap gotcha scares are kept to a bare minimum, with Krasinski preferring to build underlying dread rather than elicit audible yelps. In space, no one can hear you scream, but in an auditorium showing A Quiet Place, everyone can see you flinch.


OO It all starts going downhill around the time Jon Cena drinks beer through his butt. Until then, Blockers is a rather savvy and – if you squint really hard -- even subversive comedy about three high school seniors who make a group pledge to all lose their virginity on prom night. The twist here is that it isn’t the usual horndog bros seeking that epic lay – there’s nary a Stifler nor Shermanator in sight -but rather three smart and sensible girls opting to go all the way. Mainstream movies centering around the sexual agency of teenage girls are so rare that Blockers is being greeted with the same degree of hushed awe usually reserved for long-lost Orson Welles projects. Alas, that speaks less about the shaky quality of this movie than the painfully slow progression of this

country. Julie (Kathryn Decker) initiates the pact, by announcing that she plans to make love to her boyfriend Austin (Graham Phillips) immediately after prom. Her best friends Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) quickly agree, with Kayla planning to score with her lab partner Connor (Miles Robbins) and Sam settling on the jovial Chad (Jimmy Bellinger) even though she’s a closet lesbian and would rather spend time with classmate Angelica (Ramona Young). When the three girls’ parents learn of their plans, they set out to stop them. Lisa (Leslie Mann), Julie’s single mom, feels her daughter will make a mistake that could ruin her life. Mitchell (Jon Cena), Kayla’s dad, doesn’t share his wife’s (Sarayu Blue) views on female independence and plays the overprotective pop to the hilt. And since Hunter (Ike Barinholtz), Sam’s divorced dad, intuits that his daughter is gay, he doesn’t want peer pressure to force her into a compromising position with a guy. The vast majority of the sizable laughs are packed, not unlike sardines, into the first half of the film, and there’s ample mileage found in the various generational conflicts – the ones that reveal that even the coolest of parents will still appear as anything but hip to their easily embarrassed offspring. But the freshness of the initial hour eventually gives way to a more pat second half that unspools in predictable fashion, with everyone learning the types of life lessons generally found in Disney animated features. And while the digs at sexist double standards remain on view throughout the picture, they get harder to spot in the second half, obscured by slapstick sequences and raunchy gags that do little more than block the film’s salient points from reaching full fruition. CS 33




13TH COLONY PATRIOTS Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.



AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TEDXSAVANNAH Speaker applications open Monday, Nov. 20 for the 2018 TEDxSavannah, scheduled for May 11, 2018. For details, go to on Nov. 20 or visit the TEDxSavannah Facebook page. Ticket sales begin March 12. Through May 11. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Vignette Savannah is looking for contributors in writing and photography! vSav’s tagline is “Indulging in Savannah’s most coveted decor, design, & awe-inspiring spaces.” Contribute to the blog and social media channels with your writing and/ 34 or photography (credit will be given)

featuring restaurants, coffee shops, or any other creative spaces and design you find inspiring! Preference will be given to students/professionals that can be consistent contributors-- build a portfolio with the vSav blog and on its social media channels and gain a reference in the process! Visit and email Anita at vignettesavannah@gmail. com to express your interest! ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR YOUTH ART CONTEST Young people across Chatham County ages one to eighteen are invited to submit. Artwork must be dropped off at Starlandia on or before May 1st. Winners of the Youth Art Contest will be announced on May 4th during First Fridays in Starland, May 4th from 6pm to 9pm. Categories for the Youth Art Contest include age, medium, technique, concept, and judges choice. Additionally, all participants will receive a coupon for discounts on future art supplies. Submitted artwork will be displayed at Starlandia during the contest and into May. Through May 1. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND RETAILERS FOR COHEN’S RETREAT ONSITE BOUTIQUE SHOP Cohen’s Retreat, a historic destination for art, food and community located in Savannah’s famed Moon River District, is seeking specialty retailers interested in placing their locally or regionally-made products in its onsite boutique shop, Brown Dog Market. Cohen’s Retreat is refreshing its product lines at Brown Dog Market to feature more of a mix of mainstream local products to include with their current artisan products. Retailers who would like access to some of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply for shelf space. Interested retailers should reach out to Colleen Smith at colleen. or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran


experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Library & Archives Director, at Lspracher@ or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. ON::VIEW ARTIST RESIDENCY CALL FOR PROPOSALS The ON::VIEW residency will provide a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a four week project in the front lobby of Sulfur Studios. We are currently accepting applications for the following residency periods: Residency period 5: June 12th - July 8th. Residency period 6: July 10th - August 5th. Residency period 7: August 14th - September 9th. Artists may work in any medium suitable to the space. Successful applicants will propose a project that will engage the community over the course of the residency period. Applications are due May 5th, 2018 by 11:59pm. VISIT TOAPPLY $25 application fee Through May 5. 912. 231. 7105. info@sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in

Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


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. 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 Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNER’S AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES Every Tuesday, starting on March 20th, Savannah Speech and Hearing will host Instructor Crystal Clarkson as she teaches ASL-1 beginner American sign languages classes. Classes will span March 20 through May 8, 2018 through an 8-week course every Tuesday from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The cost is $85 for 8 weeks which does not include the book “Signing Naturally Units 1-6” by Cheri Smith. Class sizes are limited to 15 people. Register by filling out the form at http://speechandhearingsav. org/events/new-beginners-sign-languageclass-march-20th-through-may-8th-2018 and dropping it off or mailing to Savannah Speech & Hearing. $85 Tue., April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org/events/new-beginners-sign-languageclass-march-20th-through-may-8th-2018. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. BEGINNER’S JEWELRY STUDIO BEGINNERS JEWELERS STUDIO Our beginning class focuses on building a strong skill set for jewelry making. You will jump right into soldering, fabricate a bezel setting (one of the most popular ways to set a stone) and learn rock solid ring making strategies. Contact Christina at christina@ for questions $300 Thu., April 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-2898337. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940.


STEAMcamp Summer 2018

STEAMcamp Summer 2018

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We take STEM education seriously, but that doesn’t mean our campers can’t have a lot of fun! STEAM is just STEM with an ‘A’ for art, because we make our campers use both sides of their brains. Rising 4th-9th grade students. Monday-Friday / 9AM - 4PM. Early drop-off. Late pick-up. Two-week sessions all summer: May 21 August 10. Two locations: The Guild Hall (Downtown) and St. Andrew’s School (Wilmington Island).

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BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. COASTAL STEWARDS WORKSHOP: BARRIER ISLAND ECOLOGY Explore Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge alongside educators, resource managers and scientists during the Coastal Stewards Workshop: Barrier Island Ecology. Activities include lectures from scientists, boat trips, an interpretive hike across Wassaw Island and a scenic picnic lunch on the beach. Program fee covers boat trips, instruction, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Registration required by April 6. $100 Fri., April 13, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., April 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-598-3345. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Country Two Step: no partner needed or experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. 36 DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE

Bonaventure Cemetery Tours Gift Shop Grand Opening Celebrate the grand opening with live music by DJ Blue Ice and Matthew Jaidev, food trucks, sugar skull face painting, and aerial fire and hoop spinning by the Stardust Pixxies. FRI., APRIL 13, 5 P.M. SAVANNAHGA.GOV/CITYWEB/CEMETERIESWEB.NSF/ CEMETERIES/BONAVENTURE.HTML. BONAVENTURE CEMETERY, 330 BONAVENTURE RD.

CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM.

DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops

per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. INTERMEDIATE JEWELER’S STUDIO 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 piece. $300 Thu., April 12, 6-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO Join us for time to practice your skills and knock out some projects you’ve been dreaming up. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. Use our space to practice your skills and knock out your personal pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ 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, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic,


classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. 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. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. 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. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail

request for appointment/ Fee base at, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.


13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. ongoing. fiberguildsavannah. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. 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. 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 Mondays. PROOFREADER’S WHISKEY CLUB Membership includes the first whiskey drink free, free monthly private whiskey tastings from various brands, 15% off the member’s bill for the year, and a personalized book card including a list of 75 whiskeys in each chapter in the DeSoto library. Library series meetings will be the last Thursday of every month and include one free guest pass per member for the year. They will pick a book from the Edgar’s P&P library to hold their personalized book card which will be used to keep track of their progress on the whiskey list. $50 ongoing. eventbrite. com/e/proofreaders-whiskey-clubtickets-42943991635. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown.







SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. 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. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church. Sacred Harp is an American tradition of singing hymns in four part harmony. No particular religious affiliation is required or endorsed. All are welcome. No experience necessary. ongoing. Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. daily-tours. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. 38 SPIES AND MYSTERIES BOOK CLUB

A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. UKULELE CLUB Open to the public, instruction available, and loaner ukuleles provided! What more could you want? Tue., April 17, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ 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@


ARMSTRONG WIND ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT Armstrong Campus Students Wind Ensemble in concert. $6.00 Tue., April 17, 7:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. FRANK & DEAN ... AND THEN SOME Damion Fontaine and Scott Brotherton bring together the best of the old and the new. Whether it’s a classic like “Fly Me to the Moon” or something more recent like Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” it’s always a party and a sweet trip down memory lane. $20 Thu., April 12, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: A WORLD OF STRINGS: SIMON SHAHEEN AND FIRAS ZREIK, MIKE MARSHALL AND JOVINO SANTOS NETO A one-time-only world music production featuring modern-day masters of stringed instruments. $25-$65 Thu., April 12, 7 p.m. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas runs the gamut from intimate chamber music to ecstatic fiddle tunes for dancing. $30 Wed., April 11, 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS, THE GOODBYE GIRLS The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas runs the gamut from intimate chamber music to ecstatic fiddle tunes for dancing. The Goodbye Girls are an exciting new all-female quartet from Boston made up of young acoustic musicians from the

US, Canada and Sweden. $40 Wed., April 11, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL AT TRUSTEES GARDEN An all-day festival featuring continuous live music on three stages and a vendor marketplace with local and regional food and refreshments. Headliners include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Gillian Welch. $119.50 Sat., April 14, noon. Trustees Garden, 10 East Broad Street. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: CLASSICAL BROADWAY: A CO-PRODUCTION WITH SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL In their fourth annual co-production, the Savannah Music Festival and Savannah VOICE Festival team up to deliver two performances of timeless musical theatre hits, unplugged and beautifully sung. $40 Fri., April 13, 5 & 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: DANIEL HOPE AND FRIENDS: ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS Together in Leipzig for a brief and brilliant time, Mendelssohn and Schumann reveled in the late 18th century “Celtic revival,” and formed the core of musicians and thinkers grappling with the sweeping changes of the 19th century musical landscape. $57 Fri., April 13, 6:15 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: JOVINO SANTOS NETO, PIANO This solo performance by Jovino Santos Neto will show his creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies and lyrical melodies, always inspired and informed by the richness and color of Brazilian music. $30 Fri., April 13, 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: LATIN DANCE PARTY: SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO The five-stroke clave pattern will be in full effect as Septeto Santiaguero heats up the dance floor with their infectious groove. $40 Fri., April 13, 8:30 p.m. shipsofthesea. org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: PIAF! THE SHOW With more than a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and glowing reviews worldwide, PIAF! The Show is a musical celebration of the life and music of storied French chanteuse Edith Piaf. $32-$85 Wed., April 11, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: RHIANNON GIDDENS Rhiannon Giddens is co-founder of the Grammy-winning stringband Carolina Chocolate Drops, who performed during the inaugural year of the Charles H. Morris

Center in 2008. $32-$80 Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: STRINGBAND SPECTACULAR ACOUSTIC MUSIC SEMINAR FINALE Hear inspiring original compositions by the next generation of Americana, bluegrass and acoustic musicians in this highly anticipated annual concert. $25 Sat., April 14, 11 a.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: THE GOODBYE GIRLS The Goodbye Girls are an exciting new all-female quartet from Boston made up of young acoustic musicians from the US, Canada and Sweden. $30 Thu., April 12, 12:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: THE NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, the North Mississippi Allstars perform with an unstoppable energy, rhythmic reinvention and a potent message of positivity, family and hope. $35 Thu., April 12, 8 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: YEKWON SUNWOO, PIANO Born in Anyang, South Korea, Sunwoo studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and most recently received his artist diploma at the Mannes School of Music under Richard Goode. $52 Thu., April 12, 6:15 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.


APRIL ART WALK The American Traditions Competition joins the Savannah Art Walk for a Parisianthemed walk. Sat., April 14, 2 p.m. The Brice, 601 East Bay Street. BONAVENTURE CEMETERY TOURS GIFT SHOP GRAND OPENING Celebrate the grand opening with live music by DJ Blue Ice and Matthew Jaidev, food trucks, sugar skull face painting, and aerial fire and hoop spinning by the Stardust Pixxies. Fri., April 13, 5 p.m. savannahga. gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb.nsf/ cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CARDBOARD BOX CITY This event gives youth a chance to experience a night in the life of a homeless family - outside, using cardboard to shelter them from the elements. Teams of students and other youth groups sleep outside and brave the elements in a creatively designed, built, and decorated cardboard structure of their choosing. For more information or to register, please visit Each participant is encouraged to collect $125 in pledges, which will directly benefit Family Promise of Greater Savannah CONTINUES ON P. 38 Fri., April 13, 4 p.m.-midnight. 912-890-


9446. Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. EARLY BIRD’S PRESERVATION WALKING TOUR OF THE LANDMARK HISTORIC DISTRICT’S EAST SIDE Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. $21 plus tax Saturdays, 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. THE HISTORY OF FILM IN SAVANNAH Drawing from a recent course in which she examined nine films made in and around Savannah over the past fifty years, Becky Rowden will highlight Savannah and its environs as locations chosen by movie directors who seek sites that contribute historical or environmental authenticity to

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s Friday the 13th, and there’s no better time to take a deep breath, cross our fingers and bring you this low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution about the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, as they spend the night in the gothic castle of the cross-dressing alien Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) and his Transylvanian posse. $10 FRI., APRIL 13, 8-10 P.M. 912-472-4790. TYBEEPOSTTHEATER.ORG. TYBEE POST THEATER, 10 VAN HORNE

films. Utilizing screen images, the films that will be discussed are: Cape Fear (1962); Glory (1989); and The Conspirator (2010). Wed., April 11, noon. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES Kris Williams, Project Director with the Carretta Research Project (CRP), Wassaw

Island, GA is sharing an update on CRP’s loggerhead sea turtle program on Wassaw. She will discuss recent nesting and hatchling results. Program is presented by The Dolphin Project (TDP). Admission price includes seafood bisque, dessert and beverage. B.Y.O.B. RSVP by April 12. $12 per person Sat., April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@gmail. com. Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. NOGS TOUR OF HIDDEN GARDENS Different homes are selected each year for our self-guided tour, so even returning visitors and locals will enjoy the nine private, springtime gardens within Savannah’s downtown Historic District. Additionally, guests can enjoy an authentic Southern Tea at the Green-Meldrim House. $40 online/$45 at door Fri., April 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat., April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. nogsgardentour@ Green Meldrim House, 14West Macon St. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 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. SAVANNAH TATTOO FESTIVAL Check out three days of over 250 tattoo artists, vendors and live entertainment featuring Carnival of Curiosity and Chaos Sideshow, Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque, bands and contests. Tickets available at the door. You must be 18 years of age or older to get a tattoo. 25 Fri., April 13, 12-11 p.m., Sat., April 14, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., April 15, 12-8 p.m. tattooingevents. com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International 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.







tours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SCAD DAY SAVANNAH Learn about award-winning academic programs, experience vibrant student life and begin your creative journey at SCAD Savannah during SCAD Day. Sat., April 14, 9 a.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. SCADSTYLE SCADstyle brings together influential international thought leaders and practitioners from across design industries — fashion, architecture, interior design and graphic design, among others — to discuss contemporary ideas and business principles that are defining success for these fields. Through April 12. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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. SOLDIER SATURDAY The fort’s plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off. $5-$9 Saturdays, 10 a.m. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND ARTISANS’ MARKET The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. WARRIOR LIFT GOLF BALL DROP American Legion, Bull Street Elevator Fund raiser. Family fun helicopter arrives 4:00 and ball drop is 5:30. Dropped balls closest to pin can win up to $1000. No need to be present to win. 1 ball - $10 or 6 Balls - $50 Fri., April 13, 4-6 p.m. 912-233-9277. golf. Bacon Park Golf Course, 1 Shorty Cooper Dr. WAVERUNNER DEMO DAY Celebrate the Wyld’s third anniversary with the latest Yamaha Waverunners to try and live music by Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band. Sun., April 15, noon. The Wyld Dock Bar, 2740 Livingston Ave. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market 40 (WIFM) is a non-profit organization

that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Welcome back Big Bon Pizza, a pop-up gourmet wood fired pizza shop and local favorite.. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. WILMINGTON ISLAND GARDEN CLUB TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES Wilmington Island Garden Club is hosting a Tour of Historic Homes on the Island and a Tea. The tea will be held in the Ballroom of the Wilmington Island Plantation. This building has a vivid history and majestic views of the marshes. The tour includes 4 very different properties, now converted to private residences that have never been available for public viewing before. Stables, Gentleman’s Club, Fishing Cottage and the Oldest Home on the Island. $35 Sat., April 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wilmington Island Plantation, 700 Wilmington Island Rd.


$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. 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. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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., CoastalAikido. com. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. 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. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. 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. 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. 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. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

INSANE INFLATABLE 5K Experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Sat., April 14, 8:30 a.m. stewart. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. 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. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American


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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. 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. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. 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. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND 42 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. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP What is Yoga Nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. The stages of body scan and breath awareness alone can be practiced to calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health. Yoga nidra is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that’s becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation that typically is done for 60 to 90 minutes at a time. 1. Anyone Can Do Yoga Nidra Intense vinyasa flows and long asana holds are not for 17.00 non-member, 15.00 members Sat., April 14, 11-12:30 a.m. 912.224.1410. kymsthaiyoga. com. Kym’s Thai Yoga LLC, 135 Goshen Rd.Ext. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 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/. 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.


CO’S 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY In honor of their third birthday, CO offers their curry laksa for $3 during regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 11, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.. CO, 10 Whitaker Street. PORT CITY PUNCH COMPETITION Bartenders from around the city compete. April 11, 6:30 p.m. Congress Street Up, 220 W. Congress St. OYSTER HAPPY HOUR Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. 4 p.m.. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SUNDAY SUPPER Join the family style feast every third Sunday

of the month starting at 5:30pm. Cost is $30 per person. April 15, 5:30-10 p.m.. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. 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.. 912-2340688. 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. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-

355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD 8 WEEK MINDFUL EATING PROGRAM 8 week workshop series using the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program. Learn how to break your eat-repent-repeat cycle and to eat what you love and love what you eat... without rules. You will be provided tools to end mindless and emotional eating. You will learn to eat healthier without depriving yourself. Eat the foods you love without overeating or guilt! Taught by Liz Juneau, RDN, LD, Licensed Facilitator/Coach Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program $350 Wed., April 11, 5:30-7 p.m. 318-451-6394. White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Rd. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. LECTURE: DR. LUKE CURTSINGER Dr. Luke Curtsinger is a highly experienced plastic surgeon and has performed well over 20,000 operations on both children and adults. He will be presenting on Blue Zones & the secrets of the worlds healthiest & happiest people. The selected benefiting

nonprofit organization for this lecture is Loop It Up Savannah. Tue., April 17, 11:30 a.m. Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Dr. LECTURE: LUKE CURTSINGER III MD Enmarket and Healthy Savannah’s first presentation for the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series will feature Luke Curtsinger III MD on Blue Zone and Loop It Up Savannah. To RSVP for the lectures, visit Seating is limited to 90 people. For more information, visit www. Free Tue., April 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Dr. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. MEDICAID AND PEACHCARE FOR KIDS HELP Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP &CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and all necessary documentation, including proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Mon., April 16, 4 p.m. Oglethorpe Mall Branch, 7 Mall Annex. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.


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. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. THE EICHHOLZ LAW FIRM AND THE SAVANNAH BANANAS FAMILY FUN DAY The event will have a variety of familyfriendly activities including bounce houses, kickball, and cornhole. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The event is open to the public, and admission is one canned food good per person. All canned food collected will go to the Second

Harvest of Coastal Georgia to help those in need in our area. Canned Food Donation Sun., April 15, 12:30 p.m. 912-298-0513. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m.


Aries statesman Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. He wrote one of history’s most famous documents, the Declaration of Independence. He was an architect, violinist, inventor, and linguist who spoke numerous languages, as well as a philosopher who was knowledgeable about mathematics, surveying, and horticulture. But his most laudable success came in 1789, when he procured the French recipe for macaroni and cheese while living in France, and thereafter introduced the dish into American cuisine. JUST KIDDING! I’m making this little joke in the hope that it will encourage you to keep people focused on your most important qualities, and not get distracted by less essential parts of you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

In the early 1990s, Australian electrical engineer John O’Sullivan toiled on a research project with a team of radio astronomers. Their goal was to find exploding mini-black holes in the distant voids of outer space. The quest failed. But in the process of doing their experiments, they developed technology that became a key component now used in Wi-Fi. Your digital devices work so well in part because his frustrating misadventure led to a happy accident. According to my reading of your astrological omens, Taurus, we may soon be able to make a comparable conclusion about events in your life.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


In the fictional world created by DC Comics, the superhero Superman has a secret identity as a modest journalist named Clark Kent. Or is it the other way around? Does the modest journalist Clark Kent have a secret identity as the superhero Superman? Only a few people realize the two of them are the same. I suspect there is an equally small number of allies who know who you really are beneath your “disguises,” Gemini. But upcoming astrological omens suggest that could change. Are you ready to reveal more about your true selves? Would you consider expanding the circle that is allowed to see and appreciate

your full range and depth?

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Playwright Tennessee Williams once spent an evening trying to coax a depressed friend out of his depression. It inspired him to write a poem that began like this: “I want to infect you with the tremendous excitement of living, because I believe that you have the strength to bear it.” Now I address you with the same message, Cancerian. Judging from the astrological omens, I’m convinced you currently have more strength than ever before to bear the tremendous excitement of living. I hope this news will encourage you to potentize your ability to welcome and embrace the interesting puzzles that will come your way in the weeks ahead.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Are you finished dealing with spacious places and vast vistas and expansive longings? I hope not. I hope you will continue to explore big bold blooming schemes and wild free booming dreams until at least April 25. In my astrological opinion, you have a sacred duty to keep outstripping your previous efforts. You have a mandate to go further, deeper, and braver as you break out of shrunken expectations and push beyond comfortable limitations. The unknown is still more inviting and fertile than you can imagine.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Between December 5 and 9, 1952, London was beset with heavy fog blended with thick smog. Visibility was low. Traffic slowed and events were postponed. In a few places, people couldn’t see their own feet. According to some reports, blind people, who had a facility for moving around without the aid of sight, assisted pedestrians in making their way through the streets. I suspect that a metaphorically comparable phenomenon may soon arise in your sphere, Virgo. Qualities that might customarily be regarded as liabilities could at least temporarily become assets.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your allies are always important, but in the coming weeks they will be even more Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


so. I suspect they will be your salvation, your deliverance, and your treasure. So why not treat them like angels or celebrities or celebrity angels? Buy them ice cream and concert tickets and fun surprises. Tell them secrets about their beauty that no one has ever expressed before. Listen to them in ways that will awaken their dormant potentials. I bet that what you receive in return will inspire you to be a better ally to yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In the coming weeks, I suspect you will be able to find what you need in places that are seemingly devoid of what you need. You can locate the possible in the midst of what’s apparently impossible. I further surmise that you will summon a rebellious resourcefulness akin to that of Scorpio writer Albert Camus, who said, “In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger -- something better, pushing right back.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

In 1936, Herbert C. Brown graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in science. His girlfriend Sarah Baylen rewarded him with the gift of a two-dollar book about the elements boron and silicon. Both he and she were quite poor; she couldn’t afford a more expensive gift. Brown didn’t read the book for a while, but once he did, he decided to make its subject the core of his own research project. Many years later, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discoveries about the role of boron in organic chemistry. And it all began with that two-dollar book. I bring this story to your attention, Sagittarius, because I foresee you, too, stumbling upon a modest beginning that eventually yields breakthrough results.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In 20 B.C., Rome’s most famous poet was

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known to us today as Horace. He prided himself on his meticulous craftsmanship, and advised other writers to be equally scrupulous. Once you compose a poem, he declared, you should put it aside for nine years before deciding whether to publish it. That’s the best way to get proper perspective on its worth. Personally, I think that’s too demanding, although I appreciate the power that can come from marshalling so much conscientiousness. And that brings me to a meditation on your current state, Capricorn. From what I can tell, you may be at risk of being too risk-averse; you could be on the verge of waiting too long and being too cautious. Please consider naming a not-too-distant release date.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Luckily, you have an inventive mind and an aptitude for experimentation. These will be key assets as you dream up creative ways to do the hard work ahead of you. Your labors may not come naturally, but I bet you’ll be surprised at how engaging they’ll become and how useful the rewards will be. Here’s a tip on how to ensure you will cultivate the best possible attitude: Assume that you now have the power to change stale patterns that have previously been resistant to change.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

May I suggest that you get a lesson in holy gluttony from a Taurus? Or perhaps pick up some pointers in enlightened selfinterest from a Scorpio? New potential resources are available, but you haven’t reeled them in with sufficient alacrity. Why? Why oh why oh why?! Maybe you should ask yourself whether you’re asking enough. Maybe you should give yourself permission to beam with majestic selfconfidence. Picture this: Your posture is regal, your voice is authoritative, your sovereignty is radiant. You have identified precisely what it is you need and want, and you have formulated a pragmatic plan to get it.



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


AUTHOR VISIT: KWAME ALEXANDER Kwame Alexander is on the Rebound! The nationally recognized poet presents his recent works followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public. Tue., April 17, 5-6 p.m. 912-925-8310. liveoakplga@ Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. KWAME ALEXANDER READING Poet and educator Kwame Alexander will present his newest work Rebound as well as The Crossover, followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public Tue., April 17, 5 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.


COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSN. BEE YARD WORK DAY On the second Saturday of each month, CEBA members gather in our beeyard at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. We inspect hives and conduct workshops on various aspects of beekeeping. Visitors are always welcome to observe. Bee veils will be provided. Sat., April 14, 9-11:30 a.m. ceba. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. COFFEE WITH A RANGER

Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. 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. THE DOLPHIN PROJECT The Dolphin Project (TDP) is hosting a dolphin program and research training workshop. Come learn about the habits of and threats to the local wild bottle nose dolphin. TDP is an all-volunteer research, education and conservation organization begun in 1989 to research and protect bottle nose dolphin and our shared environment. Learn how our crews conduct monthly on-water photo-ID surveys and how you can become a member. Program is age appropriate for 12+. Minimum age for research participation is 16. Skippers with boats, Team Leaders and Photographers with a 300 mm lens camera are needed. Please RSVP by April 12. Free Sun., April 15. 912-657-3927. thedolphinproject@gmail. com. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. EDIBLE PLANT HIKE Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We’ll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 Sun., April 15, 1 p.m. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. FRIDAY BIRD WALKS Diana Churchill leads a migratory bird walk in Forsyth Park. Wander the park in search of migratory warblers, vireos, tanagers, buntings, flycatchers and more. Meet by the fountain at the north end of Forsyth Park at 7:45 am. Fri., April 13, 7:45 a.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. 843-7842468. facebook. com/SavannahCoastalRefugesComplex/. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. SUNDAY MORNING HIKES Ranger’s choice- Ranger will lead a short hike to discuss different topics ranging from flora and fauna to natural remedies. $2 Sun., April 15, 10 a.m. FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds

through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland. org/. 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.


COASTAL PET RESCUE PET ADOPTIONS AT THE WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET Coastal Pet Rescue will host a pet adoption event at the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market featuring adorable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens ready to find their forever home. Sat., April 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. 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 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, and www. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.


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

not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. savannahgratitude. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street.








PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit for more information or contact today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 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,



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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. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. YOM HASHOAH OBSERVANCE CEREMONY Savannah community to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), featuring George Rishfeld, Holocaust Survivor. Thu., April 12, 6 p.m. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.


FILM: I AM EVIDENCE I Am Evidence, Mariska Hargitay’s HBO documentary, tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that so often, the system is broken. Free and open to the public Mon., April 16, 5:30 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FILM: SPIRIT AND BODY A slaughterhouse in Budapest is the setting of the strangest love story you may have ever seen. Recognizing their spiritual kinship by accidentally learning they share almost identical but complementary dreams, Maria, a shy and reclusive new quality controller, and her slightly older boss Endre, himself a quiet type, begin to get to know each other, carefully, attempting to make their dreams come true. Presented by CinemaSavannah. $10, cash only Sun., April 15, 4 p.m. Jewish Educational


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Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FILM: THE FLORIDA PROJECT Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. $7 Sat., April 14, 7 p.m. and Sun., April 15, 3 & 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. MYSTERY JIM THOMPSON FILM The exact title of this little-known, highly stylized neo-noir crime flick will not be announced before showtime, but we can tell you this: it boasts a fairly amazing cast of indie movie sensations, and was based on a novel of the same name by the late Jim Thompson, who is considered one of the finest and darkest “hard boiled” crime writers of all time. Brought to you by the PFS. $8 Wed., April 11, 8 p.m. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. 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 happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW It’s Friday the 13th, and there’s no better time to take a deep breath, cross our fingers and bring you this low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution about the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, as they spend the night in the gothic castle of the cross-dressing alien Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) and his Transylvanian posse. $10 Fri., April 13, 8-10 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater. org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.


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. 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. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing.

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. 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. 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. savannahbikepolo. SOUTHBOUND PINEWOOD DERBY Create a derby car out of a kit provided by Southbound and race for prizes and bragging rights. $20 Fri., April 13, 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. TENNIS TOURNAMENT USTA Tennis Tournament Bacon and Daffin Part Tennis Courts All Skill Levels for Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Players Party Friday April 13 @ Bacon Park www. $48.88 One Event, $13.00 for Second Event Thu., April 12, 6-9 p.m., Fri., April 13, 6-9 p.m., Sat., April 14, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., April 15, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 912-844-1175. kimedra21@yahoo. com. Bacon Park, Skidaway Rd. and Bacon Park Dr. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. WARRIOR LIFT GOLF TOURNAMENT This tournament is to raise funds for installation of an elevator at American Legion Post 135. The shotgun start is at noon and 4-person teams will play best ball. $125 Fri., April 13, 11 a.m. Bacon Park, Skidaway Rd. and Bacon Park Dr.


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Looking for foodies for exciting sales position with the local Boar’s Distributor. We are seeking a Sales and Training Specialist with sales and people skills to work in Publix locations. If you enjoy working with the public and teaching others, this opportunity is for you. Deli and or sales experience is a plus but not mandatory. Requirements: Must be 18, must have transportation, have an energetic demeanor, ability to work independently and follow guidelines. Must be able to stand for at least 6 hours. If you think you have what it takes, there are 3 ways to apply: 1. Send resume to Brandon@ 2. Call the office 912-2013370 3. Fax resume to 349-1777 4. Fill out application in person: 4912 Old Louisville Road, STE 402, Savannah, GA 31408

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