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August: Osage County TEDx Savannah George Clinton In The Heights

Where a day at the beach becomes larger than life

South Beach, Tybee Island By the pier

Friday, May 11, 2018 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.














THURSDAY 5.10 40th Anniversary Covered Dish Supper and Celebration

TEDx Savannah

Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy hosts their 40th covered dish supper. 5:30 p.m. Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St.


TEDxSavannah is a daylong event created to stimulate dialogue through engaging talks and session breaks designed to give individuals and organizations in Savannah a platform to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Begins 7:30 a.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $80


The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby 5.12

Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take on roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12 adults, $2 kids ages 4-12

High-energy performance that takes a modern twist on the cabaret experience. Thurs. & Fri. 9:30 p.m., Sat. 10 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre, 306 West Factors Walk. $20

George Clinton

Clinton is the seminal figure behind bands as Parliament and Funkadelic. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $39

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

Tea in the Garden

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea. Thurs. & Fri. 4:15 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18

Theatre: Pump Boys and Dinettes

The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinette run the Double Cupp diner Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Dr $25

Third Man Rolling Record Store

Mobile record store pulls into town. 1 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th

Theatre: Pump Boys and Dinettes


The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinette run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off Broadway. 8 p.m. Thu-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive. $25

Ukrainian-American pianist has established herself as a passionate and charismatic performer. 7:30 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Rd Free, contributions accepted

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SAA Film and Media Festival

This work by Savannah Arts Academy students includes short films, public service announcements, commercials, and others. 7 p.m. Sav’h Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave $15 students, $25 adults

SCAD Sand Arts Festival

Soak up some sun on Tybee Island’s South Beach and watch as elaborate creations rise from the sand. Begins 10 a.m. Tybee Island

TEDx Savannah

Daylong event created to stimulate dialogue through engaging talks and session breaks. 7:30 a.m. Trade & Convention Center, 1 Internat’l Dr. $80

Theatre: August: Osage County

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents this classic. Thu. & Fri. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Kennedy Building, SS, 3219 College St. $25

Theatre: Anne of Green Gables

Historic preservation weekend workshops

The FEFC’s Youth Theatre Ensemble is back on the Tybee Post stage with their adaptation of the beloved children’s novel. 7:30 p.m. Fri/Sat. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Adults $15, children under 12 $7



(Workshop cost is $100. Includes $25 materials fee.)

Bowl Turning Stained Glass – Copper Foil To regisTer, visiT

Buddy Cop Comedy

Ahigh energy improv comedy show. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $10

Color Vibe 5k

The most colorful 5k comes to Savannah. Kids 12 and under run free. 9 a.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.

A Complete History of Savannah for Morons

A Complete History of Savannah for Morons is a comedy show that roasts nearly 300 years of Savannah’s history in 62 minutes. 6 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $12

Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird’s Walking Tour

Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow. Distance 2.5 miles. 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $21

Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia

Residents will show off their best moves to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 6-11 p.m. Trade & Convention Center, 1 Internat’l Dr.

Vera Stewart Book Signing

Forsyth Farmers Market


Magic Mike XXL

Stewart signs copies of her new cookbook, “The VeryVera Cookbook: Recipes from My Table.” 11 a.m. Emily McCarthy, 2428 Abercorn St.

Matt’s Moon River Cruise

may 25-27

Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $35-40

The event is in memory of Matt Kohler, hit from behind by a driver in 2012 while riding his bike on Hwy 80. A casual bike ride will leave the stadium at 4 p.m. and return for a party featuring live music, a mini beer festival coordinated by Moon River Brewing Company, a silent auction and games by Savannah Sport and Social. 4 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $25

Belle’s Storybook Ball

Little princes and princesses will dance, craft and listen to stories with Belle. 10:30 a.m.-noon

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park The authorized Magic Mike tribute show comes to the Stage on Bay. 9 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25

Maker’s Festival

The Maker’s Festival is a family friendly place to come interact with makers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Skidaway State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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



The Rebecka Long Band

Long spent time playing upright bass with Little Roy Lewis. 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. $23

Savannah Comedy Revue w/ Kurt Green

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby

Savannah Mega Comic Con

A pop culture & nostalgia convention with the goal to bring worldwide pop culture under one roof for fans to enjoy. May 12-13, 11 a.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $15 one day, $25 for both days

Two Tides Grand Opening Block Party

The Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy hosts their 40th covered dish supper. Bring a big covered dish and a bottle of wine if you’d like. Enjoy live music and home grown good news as well as plenty of good food. 5:30 p.m. Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St.

Women’s Works

THU 5.10

Featuring Kurt Green from Comedy Central along with Tyler Wood and host Miracle, as seen on America’s Got Talent. 8 p.m. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Watch the Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take on roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12 adults, $2 kids ages 4-12

40th Anniversary Covered Dish Supper and Celebration

Featuring food from Big Bon Pizza and King of Pops and live music by Roosevelt Collier Trio and Those Cats. 5 p.m. Two Tides Brewing, 12 West 41st St. Free Favorite Savannah cabaret pros JJ Collins and Natasha Drena serve up an evening of interesting and evocative songs by favorite female songwriters. 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 307A E. Harris $20

MONDAY 5.14 Smart Cookies: How Women Have Changed the World with Food

During this after hours tour of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, a National Historic Landmark, participants will hear the powerful story of Juliette Gordon Low and how she came to found Girl Scouts while they taste foods that bring her world to life. 4:15 p.m. Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. $40

Sound Healing Energy Week 2: Chakras & Energy Body

Jonathan Bowerman Book Signing

Jonathan Bowerman, author of the series ‘The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves,’ In Week 2 of the series, learn about the will join Live Oak Public Libraries for a human chakra and energy systems, book reading and signing. explore essential body needs that relate, 4 p.m. and have a QiGong movement experience. Oglethorpe Mall Branch, 7 Mall Annex. 1:30 p.m. Free Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. $25

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The most important election of all BY JIM MOREKIS

I’M FOND of telling anyone who will listen that the Savannah-Chatham County School Board President is our most important local elected official. The Mayor of Savannah — the local election that gets all the attention — is still just one vote out of nine. The County Commission Chairman is important constitutionally, but controls a relatively small scope and budget. You could certainly make the case that the School Superintendent and the Savannah City Manager are themselves even more crucial than the Board President, but those are appointed positions. You have an indirect voice, at best, in choosing them.

With one Google search, in seconds you can pull up thousands of articles about Donald Trump and national politics and controversies. Most of these controversies will end up having little to no impact on your daily life, or on the lives of your children. But if you want a drill-down analysis of school expenditures, efficiencies, advantages and disadvantages, whether nationally or locally, you’ll be hard pressed to find much. It’s odd, because school politics has for generations been the most bitter and tumultuous not only in this town, but in most towns. The acrimonious tone of the last four years here — in which a reforming newbie to politics, current Board President Jolene Byrne, was involved in numerous dust-ups with both the former and current Superintendent, most of the Board, and the daily

But I acknowledge that many, many local parents have quite a different story to share. Another thing I’m fond of telling anyone who will listen is that root cause of almost all our problems here isn’t actually poverty or crime, as most people will tell you, but education. Poverty and crime don’t come out of nowhere. They directly stem from poor education outcomes. For years I’ve heard, and participated in, the criticism that Savannah can’t seem to attract high-quality, high-paying employers. (Gulfstream is almost an extreme anomaly in this regard.) But any time you actually ask these potential employers what turned them away, they almost never say poverty or crime. They almost always say the problem is that we have a very poorly prepared workforce.

The School Board President is where the rubber meets the road in the area everyone says is the most important area of all: the future of our children. But School Board President is where the rubber meets the road in the area everyone says is the most important area of all: the future of our children. The Board President isn’t only vital because the office deals with children; the Savannah-Chatham School Board is by far our largest levier of property taxes. May 22 is election day for School Board offices, with early voting continuing through May 18. (Runoffs, if needed, would happen July 24, when many voters are away on vacation.) Through a quirk of law, these crucial School Board elections come in a very narrow window of campaigning, during a time when the voters most impacted by the election are most exhausted from another school year and looking forward to summer. Literally the last thing you want to do right now is to go vote. But vote you must. It’s important. This issue features the last two candidate profiles of the five candidates for Board President running. I very much appreciate the willingness and candor of all five candidates in being interviewed by Orlando Montoya and myself over the past few weeks. It’s like pulling teeth to get people interested in voting in School Board elections, and not just because of the bad timing.

newspaper, to name a few — is actually not that unusual as far as school politics goes. Savannah City Council is notorious for the often unseemly debates and shenanigans that go on during regular meetings. But the most toxic City Council meeting can seem like a birthday party or collegial croquet game compared to a “normal” School Board meeting here. I confess to being morbidly entertained by City Council meetings, which is no secret to anyone who follows my coverage of them. However, the sheer personal viciousness you can see on display at some School Board meetings can actually be quite difficult to watch. A browse through any of the local Facebook pages devoted to local education issues is like a panoply of Kafkaesque, painfully individualized horror stories. Whether it’s a desperate parent of a special needs child being ignored or shunted around, or a desperate parent of a child who isn’t winning any of the school lotteries, or a desperate teacher demoralized by being paid more in lip service than in actual wages…. there’s a lot of desperation out there. I’m one of the lucky ones. In putting two daughters through local public schools, we got into the schools we wanted, and avoided the more egregious problems many other families have had to deal with.

By far the best investment we can make in the future of Savannah and Chatham County is to upgrade our educational system. If there is such a thing as a single solution to our problems, the closest thing to it is improving local public schools. But, improving our school system seems to be the area where progress is in fact the slowest. I implore you to take a break from endless, mindless Facebook debates over national partisan politics where not a single mind or vote is changed. I implore you to take some of that time – if you haven’t already — to learn about all the candidates running for School Board and for School Board President this year, and to take time to vote. If you don’t think schools affect you because you’re childless, you couldn’t be more wrong. Every educational outcome, good or bad, will eventually affect you in some way if you live and work here. And not that money’s the most important thing, but if you don’t think school property taxes affect you because you rent, you also couldn’t be more wrong. If property taxes go up, your landlord will raise your rent accordingly. So please vote as if someone’s life depends on it — because someone’s life actually does. CS


They Might Be Friendly Giants

‘Grow with Google’ event interfaces with local entrepreneurs and small businesses BY PAT LONGSTRETH LAST WEEK was recognized as “National Small Business Week” by The U.S. Small Business Administration. “More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business,” said SBA Administrator Linda McMahon in a recent letter on the administration’s website.

But McMahon didn’t tell us the bad news, which is that despite all the Shark Tank hype, integrated marketing tools, and praise from politicians, new business creation is at a 40-year low. Big online companies are increasingly accountable to advertisers and shareholders, leaving less incentive to build reciprocal partnerships with small businesses and end users. For example, Facebook recently saw their stock price rebound, even after 1 in 10 Americans deleted their accounts over the Cambridge Analytica controversy. So why would a tech giant such as Google, whose revenue depends mostly on advertising, bother to reach down and plant seeds in little old Savannah? According to the event website, “Grow with Google” chose to stop in Savannah on

April 25th because we are “on the move” and we have an “incredible ecosystem of organizations.” Stephen Brokaw, Community Engagement Manager at Google, said, “We felt Grow with Google could be helpful in Savannah because small businesses and skill seekers can benefit from our programming and the organizations can ensure the lessons continue after the event.” I have a healthy skepticism of free corporate seminars that often end up feeling like a timeshare presentation with less perks. But I could tell right away that this event was providing real hands-on training by professionals who care about the products they represent and the communities they visit. (Disclosure: I do not work for Google, but I do use many of their products

including the search engine, Email, Drive, Docs, web browser, news feed, Chromebook laptop, and Pixel phone.) Every small business and organization faces a different set of questions when it comes to online marketing: Where should a roving food truck be placed on Google Maps? What is the right number of keywords to include in my meta tags? How do I prevent random strangers from showing up at my home office? Google provided a step-by-step presentation, easy to read handouts, and plenty of time for dozens of “Googlers” in white shirts to walk around and answer each burning question. Liz Kaiser of Madlaw Media said, “they showed me how to get deeper into the advanced settings so I could manually


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move the pin for my business to where it should be. It was so nice to have their help getting it solved quickly in person.” New features were highlighted like allowing customers to book appointments, receive text messages through a listing and manage updates from the mobile app. Schenelle Johnson, CEO at J Entrepreneur Rise, provides consultation and training to local businesses, start-ups and kids interested in entrepreneurship. “I plan to pass on this knowledge,” she said. “They’ve provided a great opportunity for businesses to optimize their potential for growth and visibility.” Service Brewing Company hosted the event, with adequate seating for over 100 attendees. Google even produced a beautiful short video about Kevin Ryan and Meredith Sutton’s journey of starting their own brewery. Google stressed the importance of local partnerships, and wherever possible, they used local goods and services including even valet, pastries and coffee. Over a dozen local non-profit organizations and government agencies came together for the event. “It was a collaboration between many people,” said Kate LeGrand, Community Projects Coordinator at the Office of Business Opportunity in Savannah. If you missed the event, don’t worry. LeGrand has been deputized as a Certified Google Partner, which means Savannah business owners and potential entrepreneurs are welcome to contact her for free consultation and correspondence with Google. A week after the main event, I attended a follow-up live-stream webinar hosted by LeGrand at the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center. Ten people were there representing a variety of businesses like property

maintenance, cigar shop, yacht broker, accountant, and marketing consultant. Each person gained information valuable to their specific business. One woman texted a question to the webinar experts and her question was answered live from Google Headquarters! Grow with Google serves as a vital example for big corporations looking to work with local organizations and governments to provide education and create opportunities for potential partners. It’s a hands-on outreach that anticipates long-term return on investment, as opposed to the more immediate charity tax write-offs and corporate social responsibility campaigns motivated by public relations. In her letter, Linda MacMahon went on to say that entrepreneurs “are making their neighborhoods vibrant places to live and work and contributing to our nation’s economic strength.” She did not mention, however, that these entrepreneurs, and their neighborhoods, face rising income inequality, an undereducated labor pool, ever-merging oligopolies, and technology designed to control lives rather than improve them. In order to grow new and small businesses, especially in low-income areas, we could use a lot more giants, planting and watering a lot more seeds. The ground here in Savannah is fertile with government employees and community organizers already actively helping entrepreneurs. Coco Papy is Community Organizer at The Creative Coast, a non-profit organization that also partnered with Google for the event. “We’d love to see more events like this for our community,” she said. “We want to expand the presence and widen the net to include as many people as possible.” CS



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“I’d work with the Board to determine which current choice programs are working — which are popular with significant academic improvement for the entire school. Most could probably be changed to no selection criteria, but with the provision that students behave, maintain specific grade point average and follow school rules,” he says. In any case, the negative numbers facing whoever is the new School Board President for the next four years are jaw-dropping. “This district is facing a $14 million shortfall just next year alone, to fund what the state says they have to fund. They’ve been warned about this over and over, but they just look like deers in the headlights whenever they hear it,” Lerch says. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, even more budget stresses are on the way. “A police representative told the Board they will be required by the state to retrofit schools to the tune of at least $10.5 million next year. That’s on top of the $14 million they’ll already be in the hole,” Lerch says. Lerch has watched the recent squabbling on the board – much of it traced back to disputes between former Superintendent Thomas Lockamy and outgoing Board President Jolene Byrne – with interest. “Jolene is taking a lot of hits, but many Board members share blame in what’s been going on,” he says. “The biggest problem overall, though, is there is too much interference with the Superintendent by the Board.”

However, in a jab at opponent Joe Buck — a former Board President — Lerch also says that, “Buck would let Lockamy dictate the Board agenda each meeting. Lockamy was used to telling the Board, here’s what I want to do, and then Byrne got elected and said, let’s negotiate it,” he says. One of Lerch’s resume points — establishing the Coastal Empire Montessori charter — had mixed results, as the school experienced serious management issues. “The important part I learned was about competition for money,” Lerch recalls. “The school district doesn’t want money leaving the district to go to charters. Most Board members see charter schools not as public schools, but as private schools.” As for the sprawling edifice which contains the local school district administration, Lerch also has plans for that. “208 Bull Street is a beautiful but lousy building. It was already caving in when I first came to Savannah in 1987,” he says. Why does Lerch want to get back into the political fray? “ I feel I have an obligation to use my expertise and training to improve things.” If you ask Lerch what his main agenda items are, they are simply: “I’d say it’s to work hard to get out of that building at 208 Bull Street, and push to remove criteria for entry to choice schools, but leave SAA and STEM alone.” CS Lerch’s website is


DAVID LERCH has been a Savannah-Chatham School Board member already, representing District 4 from 2001-2005. Over five decades as an educator and consultant, one of his specialties is in desegregation. He now vies for the spot of School Board President just as desegregation is again a major local issue. “I’ve been working in desegregation since 1970. I’ve testified in court cases. I’ve seen the hatred that goes on. You’ve got groups that are very divided,” he says. Lerch is currently doing consulting work for the East Baton Rouge Parish schools in Louisiana, which he says has the oldest desegregation program in the country. Indeed, Lerch says one reason local schools face such a serious budgetary problem – more on that in a minute – is because “people are scared of desegregation.” “There is $100 million in federal grants currently available to help desegregation. But this school district won’t apply for any of it,” Lerch says incredulously. “When I got on the Board in 2001, I asked why we didn’t have any of that money. Superintendent Lockamy told me the Board wouldn’t apply for it.” Lerch says the district did apply, and receive, one such grant at his urging, but when he left the Board they didn’t apply for any more of that type of grant. According to Lerch, there’s another $3 million, five-year grant available to Savannah-Chatham schools if they’d simply remove current entrance criteria from local Choice Program schools (variously called “magnets” or “academies” or “specialty schools” over the years). “Board members are afraid of money tied to choice schools for desegregation. Of course, once you get below the MasonDixon line, people tend to be suspicious of any federal involvement,” Lerch laughs. With regards to current Choice Programs, Lerch says flatly that “we’ve set up an elitist system.” “Savannah Arts Academy and STEM are really the only two choice schools that are working. I would turn the rest of the choice schools into magnets with no criteria for entry – just interest,” he says. Why not also reorganize those schools? “They’re simply too popular with parents to change,” Lerch says pragmatically. “Whoever suggested that wouldn’t get anywhere with it. They’d be voted off.” Lerch clarifies:

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Joe Buck: ‘My primary purpose would be to work well with the superintendent’




JOE BUCK is making a bid for the office he’s already held, from 2007-2014. “I would have kept on except for term limits,” Buck frankly admits. “But I will say I’ve really enjoyed being out of office,” he laughs. Overall, Buck has spent virtually his entire adult life in education, including a 40-year career at Armstrong, now a part of Georgia Southern. “I feel I still have something to offer. It’s been harder in some ways this time around, but at least the second time you know what you’re getting into,” he says. While in office, Buck was perceived as an ally of then-Superintendent Thomas Lockamy, who entered a very public spat with current Board President Jolene Byrne almost from the moment she took office. Buck says it didn’t have to be that way. “I think different leadership styles result in different kinds of teams,” he says. “In this particular case I thought we had run a really good board. When you look at the board as presently constituted, with the exception of Jolene Byrne and Michael Johnson, I worked with every one for several years, and we didn’t have the problems that you see now,” he says. You could say that Buck’s agenda is that he has no agenda – specifically, at least. “I ran the first time without a lot of agenda. And this time I really don’t have a personal agenda. I don’t have a resume to build anymore,” he laughs. “My primary purpose in office as board president would be to work well with the superintendent so she can do her job. Ideally the board will work as a strong, supportive financial resource, giving operations power to her,” Buck says, referring to current Superintendent Ann Levett. “Of course we need to get the failing schools off the list. We need to continue to effectively manage ESPLOST. And in today’s world you have to talk about safety,” he says. “But my agenda will primarily be trying to work with the superintendent so she can also be successful.” As for Buck’s frequent alignment with Lockamy, he explains, “One reason we worked well together is that I knew Dr. Lockamy liked the spotlight, and I don’t particularly care for it. I let him be in front,

it’s the last thing you do,” he says. “I’m not real big on the whole idea when people say, ‘We need another several million dollars, it’s just another mill increase.’ I don’t look at it like that at all,” Buck says. “I’m for any number of things that would put me in a category of believing in less government, but also more effectively spending the money we do have. I’d say right now we’re not doing either of those things,” he says. Buck says he’d consider calling for a personnel audit of administrative positions. “As an educator when times are good, administrative spots really flourish. I’d think right now after a pretty good year of taxes coming in and the economy booming, I would assume there’s probably a heck of Joe Buck. a lot more administrative slots than there were in 2010,” he says. and the superintendent should be in front.” “My way of approaching that would be to However, Buck says he’s puzzled by how request a personnel audit to see how many Lockamy kept up his feud with Byrne even spots have been added in administration, as he was entering retirement, helping see and how many of them do we actually to it that the school board was investigated need,” says Buck. by an accreditation agency. “Ninety percent of the budget in K-12 is “I have to say I was hurt by that,” admits personnel, across the board. Obviously, the Buck. “I would have preferred that he just basic function is in the classroom. So when left. I was surprised at the obvious amount you say that, you also have to ask if you of frustration. I don’t know why he felt that really need all the people to fill the offices had to be necessary.” at 208 Bull Street,” he says. The next Board President enters a someBuck says he will continue supporting what paradoxical situation: The district public charter schools, sometimes a thorn itself faces tens of millions of dollars in in the side of school bureaucracy. shortfalls, even as Gov. Nathan Deal touts “I’m a huge supporter of charters. But I the full funding of the state’s Quality Basic don’t think, as many people in Atlanta curEducation formula for the first time in over rently do, that charters are the sole answer. a decade. They’re one option. I don’t think every Buck says he’ll believe it when he sees it. school should be a charter school,” he says. “In my 40 years at Armstrong I never “Lockamy was not a big supporter of saw the formula fully funded at the higher charters. We really had to bring him along. education level. Then I went into elective But we have some really good charter office with K-12, and also never saw the schools in the district,” Buck says. formula funded at the level the legislature “Charters aren’t going away. But they said it must be by law,” he says. need better funding. A well-run charter “Not only did they not fund at the level is what education is supposed to be all the law said it had to be funded — they about,” Buck says. made us give back every year. They called “They run most effectively if they’ve got them austerity cuts. Then of course the a good parent board. The ones that have other part is they mandate that districts had real problems here have had problems do certain things that cost more money,” because of the board getting too far in the Buck says. weeds,” he qualifies. “So when I hear governor say QBE is As to the oft-stated sentiment about fully funded — I’ll have to wait and see.” charters: Why don’t we just replicate their Buck says he’d only support a millage success at every school? Buck says: rate increase as a last resort. “The key to replicating that across the “If you have to raise taxes, you have to district is parental involvement — that’s raise taxes. But as I’ve said continuously why it works.” CS

NEWS & OPINION COMMUNITY Savannah Bee’s founder Ted Dennard at TEDx 2017.

Artist InkyBrittany, who will draw at TEDxSavannah 2018, with Jessica Leavitt, Nipuna Ambanpola, J’miah Nabawi and Nick Oji, speakers in 2017. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TEDX SAVANNAH.

Explore the possibilities Local TEDx conference set for Friday

INSPIRATION awaits at TEDx Savannah. An acronym for “Technology, Education, Design,” TED is a nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading. TEDx talks are locally organized conferences in the style of the national TED Conference: short, inspirational speeches by people in a myriad of different fields. TEDx Savannah’s conference takes place this Friday, May 11, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. This year’s roster of speakers ranges from entrepreneurs to authors to rocket scientists and follows the theme of “Legacy by Design.” The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and goes through 7 p.m. Meals are provided throughout the day, and lunch includes a jazz performance by Dennis Maddox. TEDx Savannah is organized by a board of nine volunteers. We spoke to Lesley Conn, TEDx board member and license holder for the event, about this year’s conference. How do you select which speakers to host? We have a whole committee and we bring in board members, but we also bring in outside people. We have speech coaches from Armstrong and other people with a kind of public speaking background. There’s an application process, and this year, we also did a three-minute pitch. What can you tell us about the scheduled presentations?

We try to have it be fresh and in the moment, but I can tell you that across the board, these are amazing people who are curious and thoughtful and driven and that’s what we want to do. We want to find people in the community who are doing exceptional things that others will find interesting and inspirational. Karla Marriott literally is a rocket scientist. She worked on the Falcon Project! She’s a patent holder in chemistry. She’s also an artist and she’s getting into facial reconstruction. Max Howell is a coding expert who created a program, Homebrew, that is now used by 50 million people. Matthew Raiford is a finalist for a James Beard award as a chef—he grew up in the Brunswick area, went off and made his fortune and made his name as a chef, and now he’s come back and is on the farm his family farmed for six generations. We have these amazing accomplished people. How difficult is the selection process? It’s getting harder because the quality of applications is going up so much. We’ve actually had other TEDx chapters reach out to us and ask us for our application process because they’ve seen the quality of our speakers. On the one hand, it’s harder and harder to figure out who the finalists are, but at the same time, it’s so invigorating because we have such amazing people in this community. One of the things we also strive to do is recognize that we come from a very diverse international community. Last year, when we live streamed the event, we had more than 130,000 people around the world watching us.

TEDxSavannah speaker Nick Oji closed out the 2017 show and had attendees dancing.

Why is an event like TEDx Savannah important? Because it taps into interests and passions that a lot of us don’t always get to think about or experience in our day-to-day work lives. It’s a refreshing reminder that there is artistry and creativity all around us, and that there are people who are challenging the norms and finding ways to take us into new levels of innovation and creativity. We have a lot of people who take this as a personal and professional development day. Yes, it’s on a Friday, but it’s really about allowing yourself one day where you

go and just expand your mind and network with really talented people. It starts to let you think about, “Well, what else could I be doing?” CS


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How often do emergency vehicles get into accidents? Every day I see ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks hauling ass while masses of (mostly shitty) drivers scramble out of the way. Yet I’ve never seen an emergency vehicle crash or even bump into another vehicle, or a light pole, a parked car, etc. How often does it happen? —Jacquernagy OFTEN enough. In the early ’00s, when an uptick in cop-car fatalities lined up with a long-running decline in violent crime, it was looking like vehicle crashes had replaced getting shot as the leading cause of line-of-duty death for U.S. law enforcement. The trend has swung back, but whether or not you’re seeing these accidents, they’re definitely happening. It’s not just cops, of course. A 2012 analysis calculated that there are about 3,100 fire-truck accidents each year, claiming about five firefighters’ lives. Vehicle crashes are also a big part of what makes firefighting the dangerous job it is, accounting for 20 to 25 percent of deaths (trailing only “stress and exertion” as a cause). A study from 2015, compiling 20 years of data from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, estimated an annual average of 4,500 ambulance crashes, a third of which result in injury. The yearly death toll is approximately 33, but only a quarter happen inside the ambulance—the balance is borne by people in the vehicle’s way. One exacerbating factor here is choice of ride. Emergency vehicles, particularly fire trucks, are rollover-prone. Another is that the folks in them aren’t wearing their seat belts: NTSHA crash data revealed that four in five rear-of-ambulance EMTs weren’t buckled up, nor were 22 percent of drivers. And while nearly all patients were secured in transit with at least the bare-minimum lateral belt, only a third were (in the words of EMS World magazine) “correctly restrained” using a shoulder belt as well. Perhaps a reason you haven’t witnessed these accidents yourself is they tend to occur under specific conditions: often on rural roads, often at night. According to

a study from Michigan of 13,000 crashes involving EVs over a five-year period, less than 30 percent of the vehicles were on an emergency run at the time—i.e., with flashers and sirens going. The others were tooling around on non-emergency business. Police-related crashes dwarfed fire and ambulance accidents in this study, both on emergency and non-emergency runs. As noted above, EV crashes don’t just involve EV personnel—there’s the rest of us to consider, too. A scan of headlines yields plenty of instances where civilians found themselves on the blunt end of an emergency vehicle: two children fatally struck last November by a Los Angeles sheriff’s car en route to a shooting; a Fort Worth pedestrian killed by a police cruiser that wasn’t on its way to a call at all; a 2016 incident on the New Jersey shore in which a police car traveling 100 MPH in a 35 zone, sans sirens or flashers, hit a woman crossing the street, who survived only to be subsequently grilled by officers about how much she’d had to drink that night. A note about this last one: the policeman behind the wheel later explained he’d been chasing down a vehicle which had been observed . . . speeding. This brings to mind a 2004 analysis in the journal Injury Prevention in which researchers sought to figure out how many crash deaths in the U.S. were related to police pursuits. In a nine-year period the authors identified 2,654 crashes, involving 3,965 vehicles and resulting in 3,146 fatalities. Get this: 1,088 of those fatalities—more than a quarter—were “not in the fleeing vehicle.” Forty were police officers, 102 were nonmotorists—pedestrians, bicyclists, et al—and 946 were “occupants of vehicles uninvolved in the police pursuit,” which is to say unlucky by-drivers. “Approximately 300 lives are lost each year in the United States from police pursuit related crashes and one third of these are among innocent people, not being pursued by police,” the authors conclude (they may be having some trouble with the presumption-of-innocence concept here, but we’ll move along), figuring that these fatalities account for 1 percent of all yearly motor-vehicle-related deaths—not enormous, but hardly insignificant. They also cite a previous finding that as many as half of police pursuits stem from mere traffic violations (as seen in that New Jersey episode above), rather than, say, felonies. The authors recommend further consideration of policies to (e.g.) limit police pursuit speed, or limit offenses for which pursuit is permissible. Of course this isn’t the only front on which it’s lately been suggested that cops might try to effect a less-lethal outcome; I wouldn’t hold my breath. I would, however, be sure to look both ways when crossing. CS BY CECIL ADAMS


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Shoplifting suspects

Savannah Mall shoplifters sought

Savannah Police detectives ask for the community’s help identifying two female suspects who shoplifted at the Savannah Mall on Saturday, April 28. “At around 4:45 p.m., two females can be seen on surveillance footage stealing multiple items, totaling approximately $1,000, from the Victoria Secret inside the mall,” police report. “One suspect is described as a heavy-set black female, wearing a green shawl and white dress. The second suspect is described as a black female with a medium build, wearing a black hat, white shirt and dark pants.” “Detectives do not believe this incident is connected to a similar shoplifting that occurred April 19 at the Victoria Secret in the Oglethorpe and Savannah malls involving four Hispanic individuals,” police report. Anyone with info on the suspects’ identities is asked to call the SPD Southside Precinct tip line at (912) 351-3403. Info may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward

Identity of auto crash victim sought

Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is asking for the community’s help identifying the decedent in the fatal single-vehicle wreck that occurred in the area of New Hampstead Road on May 1. “At around 10 a.m., officers responded to the area and found a vehicle that was on fire with an individual next to it, deceased with burns. The investigation determined that the individual, driving a silver 2008 to 2012 model Ford Fusion, was traveling south on New Hampstead Road and left the roadway, striking a tree and was

ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle then caught on fire,” police say. The individual was pronounced deceased on scene. “Investigators were able to determine that the decedent is a female with braces,” police report. Anyone with info on the female’s identity is asked to call 911 or SPD’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (912) 525-2421.

Fugitive arrested in S.C.

Savannah Police Department’s Gang and Strategic Investigation units arrested an 18-year-old male today who had a murder warrant out of Jasper County, SC. The two units were in the area of 32nd and Dieter streets gathering intelligence, when a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Tyreek Lester, 18, who had a murder warrant out of Jasper County, SC. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center to await extradition. “This arrest shows just how important it is for agencies to work together,” said Chief Mark Revenew. “Savannah is not the place to flee to, and we will continue to work with our partner agencies to make arrests in these violent cases.”

12-year-old bicyclist injured

Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a vehicle verses bicycle crash that resulted in serious injuries for the juvenile bicyclist. About 3:35 p.m. April 29, a 2012 Honda Accord driven by Nicholas Sterling, 28, of Savannah, was traveling north on Staley Avenue at the same time a 12-year-old male bicyclist was attempting to cross Staley Avenue. Sterling attempted to swerve away but his vehicle struck the juvenile. The juvenile was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Man sought in domestic strangulation

Savannah Police request assistance locating a man wanted in connection to a domestic strangulation on May 2. “Sharkim Dunbar, 21, is wanted on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and theft by taking,” police report. “Just prior to midnight May 2, officers responded to a residence on Shawnee Drive for a reported strangulation. The female victim said Dunbar choked her unconscious and then left in her vehicle. The vehicle has since been recovered,” police say. Anyone with info on Dunbar’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Savannah Police tip line at (912)525-3124. Tips can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


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In the tony Denver suburb of Castle Rock, Colorado, the motto might be “If the house is rockin’, DO come knockin’!” Residents on Avery Way are in a tizzy about the Thunderstorm Play Palace, a 7,500-square-foot home where, neighbors told KDVR-TV, the owner invites swinging couples and singles to gather for wild sex parties. Invitees must make a “donation” ($70 for couples and single men, $20 for single women), and the parties include drinks, snacks and potluck dishes. “One had four crockpots,” said a neighbor, “showing up like they’re going to a Bunko party or something.” On the invitation, guests were asked to bring their own condoms and show respect for the “new furniture.” The host is a married father of three who feels harassed by the neighborhood, but he counters that he’s taken steps to be discreet, including installing soundproofing and making sure “there are no open areas.” But neighbors claim they hear “disturbing sounds” coming from the house. “You can hear people doing what they’re doing,” one resident told reporters. Castle Rock Police say the man is not breaking the law because he’s only taking donations, and the activities are contained to his home.

Do Not Climb!

The Black Panther isn’t feeling the love in South Korea lately. The Walt Disney Co. sent two statues of the superhero to Busan to celebrate Marvel Studios’ filming along Korea’s southern coast. But on March 17, according to The Korea Herald, a 32-year-old drunk man was arrested after he vandalized the statue in the Gwangbokro shopping district, and on April 21, the statue near Gwangalli Beach was toppled and part of its head broken off. An official from the Korea Film Council thought someone had probably tried to climb the statue, despite numerous off-limits signs.


• Police officers in the German town of Neustadt were called April 25 to an apartment building after reports of screaming led neighbors to suspect domestic violence, the Daily Mail reported. Instead, they found a couple receiving instruction in the Japanese art of Shibari erotic bondage from the apartment’s tenant. In a statement titled “Fifty Shades of Neustadt,” police reported the couple were “well and in a good mood,” even asking the officers if they’d like to join in, but they had to decline. • In the village of Lytham St Annes, England, Douglas Cholmondley Travis, an

88-year-old member of the local Neighborhood Watch, was on patrol when he and an 87-year-old watch colleague noticed a van turning into Lytham Park Cemetery. Regarding the vehicle as suspicious, they began taking pictures of it until Antony James, driver of the van, there only to visit family graves, grew angry and stopped, according to Metro News. James got out of his van to confront Travis, causing a panic, according to defense attorney Robert Castle, that resulted in James being knocked down by the Neighborhood Watch vehicle and Travis charged for reckless driving and assault. “This is all terribly sad,” Castle told Blackpool Magistrates Court, as his client is “one of the eyes and ears of the police.” Travis was fined 40 pounds.


Dolores Leis, 64, of Nanton in Galicia, Spain, is a modest wife and potato farmer. But thanks to the internet, she has found fame as “Trump’s Galician sister.” The Associated Press reports that a journalist researching farming posted a photo of Leis at her farm on Instagram, and the striking resemblance between her and the U.S. president caught the attention of the web. “I say that it must be because of the color of the hair,” Leis told La Voz de Galicia on April 24. She added that she’s not overwhelmed by the sudden attention because, unlike her doppelganger, she doesn’t use a mobile phone and isn’t much interested in online chatter. “I look at everything that my daughters show me, but it never stung my curiosity to have (a phone),” she said.



Greyhound Bus passengers were frustrated on April 19 after their trip to New York was delayed by mechanical trouble and navigational challenges. The ride started in Cleveland, where the scheduled departure time was 2:30 a.m., passengers told WEWS-TV, but the bus didn’t leave until 6 a.m. After crossing into Pennsylvania, the bus turned around, and the driver explained he was returning to Cleveland


because of mechanical difficulties. However, the driver missed Cleveland and drove all the way to Toledo before realizing the mistake and heading back to Cleveland. “We were on this bus for seven hours just going in a circle,” said passenger Morgan Staley.

Bathing News

• Evelyn Washington, 29, broke then crawled through a window in a Monroe, Louisiana, home on April 17, then settled into a warm bath with a bag of Cheetos and a large plate of food within reach on the toilet lid. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that when the homeowner returned from work around 5 p.m., she called police, who removed Washington to the Ouachita Correctional Center, where she told them “an unknown male told her to break into the victims’ residence.” • On April 4, a homeowner in the Longton area of Stoke-on-Trent, England, returned home to discover a man bathing in his tub and enjoying a cup of Oxo (broth), according to the BBC. When police arrived, the 36-year-old naked man tried to flee but was caught and arrested. The homeowner complained: “He ate me crisps, had five rounds of corned beef and sauce, ate a jar of pickles, had two ice creams and a can of Coke.”

What’s in a Name?

A Planet Fitness customer in Saginaw Township, Michigan, was alarmed April 15 to find a Wi-Fi network named “remote detonator” while searching for an available connection. The gym manager evacuated the building and called police, who brought in a bomb-sniffing dog and declared the facility safe after a threehour shutdown. Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl told that people often choose odd names for their Wi-Fi networks, adding that one on his own street is called “FBI surveillance van.” CS



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WITH A NEW member, a new label, a new Orange amplifier sponsorship, and a new record on the way, Savannah’s Black Tusk is practically a brand-new band. After years of building a reputation as an ironclad power trio, the group has expanded its sound on a forthcoming album, recorded at The Garage Savannah and due in August via Season of Mist. Andrew Fidler, James May, and Corey

Barhorst have thickened their signature swamp-metal tone thanks to a fourth member, Chris “Scary” Adams. Adams, who’s produced numerous Black Tusk records over the years, joins the band at their Sulfur Studios show this weekend. It’s the second time Black Tusk has played at the Starland arts space, and their second performing with Lies in Stone. The Savannah band was fronted by Victoria Scalisi, who tragically passed away last year; members Ben Maher and drummer Scott Cooper now handle vocals. Though illness, death, and a tumultuous time in America, Black Tusk continues

to be an unstoppable force, adapting and changing to, as its members profess, achieve their best sound yet. We caught up with Andrew, Corey, and Scary before their Sulfur Studios show.

super-excited to have us back and hype it up like back in the beginning. Which is cool, because it’s like we’re a new band again—new lineup, new record. It’s everything new again.

The new album’s coming out in August. How’s working with a new label?

Corey, you wrote on this last record. What was that like?

Andrew Fidler: We’re very happy so far. Relapse [Records] was great to us for many years, but our deal was up, and we decided to split ways. The guy who runs Season of Mist actually signed us to Relapse and jumped ship a long time ago…he’s

Corey Barhorst: James and Andrew had their way of writing, which was the norm for the band. When [Black Tusk’s founding bassist Jonathan] Athon passed, that changed. When I joined, it was the three of


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“You know when you go see a band that’s had a song out forever that you’ve listened to for years, and they change something little and it’s even better than it used to be? To me, that adds excitement to the live show.” us learning how to [write] together. It was a learning process. AF: It was throwing riffs at the wall to see what sticks. We figured out how Corey plays, and he figured out how James and I write together. James and I have been doing it for ten years—we walk in and know what the other person is thinking. Between tours, we learned to write together as a unit. How does a normal writing session go? AF: It could be three hours on one riff or twenty minutes for one song. CB: As it got closer to recording, we got very productive with our time demoing our stuff out. AF: Scary recorded the record…we sent him the demos so we could get his ideas. And keeping it local was super-helpful… Corey and I have kids now, and this way we could still maintain a home life, go in, and work through the night. If we had an idea, the studio is down the street. Scary, what was your transition process from recording to playing in the band? Scary Adams: I did some guest vocals on one song one night when we were pretty drunk! Other than that, I didn’t play on the record, but when they asked me to play with them, I was already really familiar with the new songs and the back catalog. I’ve been recording Black Tusk since 2006, doing preproduction and demos. What brought you back to Savannah? CB: The Savannah whip! Anyone who tries

to leave gets brought back in! SA: Everyone’s asking if I moved back to be in Black Tusk, but that came months after. It worked out really well…I love the sound of the record and I’m really happy with the product. How has having four members changed the sound? AF: I can goof off more and Scary can hold it down! CB: It was more to fill in the gaps we foresaw that we couldn’t do live. We want to make sure when we play this record live it’s actually how it sounds instead of us relearning how to do something and doing it half-assed. AF: Some of the back catalog we’ve changed, too…to us, those songs are a lot more fun. SA: You know when you go see a band that’s had a song out forever that you’ve listened to for years, and they change something little and it’s even better than it used to be? To me, that’s adds excitement to the live show. Black Tusk has been known as this lean, mean machine for so long…how do you think people are going to react? CB: We played a couple shows out of town with Scary and it’s gone over really well. I think the sound is better overall. What was the lyric-writing process like for this album? AF: Me and James write a lot of the lyrics, and Corey wrote a couple songs. Most lyrics get done in the studio.

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CB: We talked about some of the themes before the lyrics were written. What were you thinking thematically? CB: Dark…when I say dark, not like dark and evil but like what we’ve had going on for the last year and a half: Andrew’s life with his wife battling cancer. Two of our closest friends—our idols—Victoria [Scalisi] and Jake [Trout] battling disease and losing. I almost feel like most of our lives are actually not that bad…but those things weigh in. Throw in an asshole in government, and there’s not much to be stoked about. We didn’t do anything political, by any means, but there are definitely jabs. It’s dark, but we tried to make it not too apparent. How so? AF: Think about it: if we wrote a song that was like, “Fuck Trump! Fuck government!”…that’s cool for the next four years, but that’s not going to stick around. This political environment will change. We wanted to make a timeless album. CB: Even songs that are centered around loss, it’s a poetic way of getting that feeling to come across without saying, “Woe is me, woe is everyone.” You draw on that feeling lyrically and musically. I know a lot of the riffs I came up with had that theme in it. And I know for myself—I’m going to assume the same with Andrew and James—I can’t really write a happy song! AF: It would sound like fuckin’ circus music. Before Sulfur, when’s the last time you played an all-ages show in Savannah? AF: We played The Pony Pen a couple times…we played Woody’s Skate Park with Kylesa and Baroness... CB: It’s unfortunate with this town… there are places that pop up, but with a band like ours, it’s not easy. Last time we did it, it was a blast. AF: We were done by 11, it was awesome! I know a lot of people are bringing their kids. I hope there are more kids at this one. CS

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Keith with his children, Zelia and Wolfgang, and the Kozel family pup. PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

cohesive sound. The recordings were originally made in a variety of places—in practice spaces, at Gene’s studio, at The Jinx. The accompanying players are Kozel bandmates and friends, including Lyons, Kevin Rose, Josh Safer, Sebastian Edwards, Jason Anderson, Jim Reed, Stephane Usery, Mike Walker, Jason Gecik, Ricardo Ochoa, and Chris Evans. There’s even a track from Cuddle Bear, Kozel’s project with Lyons and late drummer and Civvies on Broughton/Primary Art Supply owner Robyn Reeder. “That was in the older archives,” Kozel remarks of “Cuddle Bear Instrumental.” “Robyn had already been diagnosed with cancer and was already playing drums in Hot Pink Interior. Some of these are older pieces of history. It’s been a long time since I’ve been a local rock ‘n’ roll guy. “I picked songs that hadn’t gotten much exposure,” he says. “Most have never been released. I just made a list of the songs I wanted and went to work.”

Lately, Kozel has been writing on an acoustic guitar—which, if you’ve seen the frontman gyrating in costume with GAM, belting over Superhorse’s electric guitar army, or fronting his new garagepunk project Shoplifters, may come as a surprise. “It’s a little less bombastic than people might expect,” he says. “I’d write them on acoustic, sing them, and then we’d come up with an arrangement in the studio and have people play leads.” Anyone who’s witnessed a Kozel DJ set is familiar with his genre-spanning musical taste, and that varied liking is evident all over Summer Comes but Once a Year. “At the risk of sounding like a total music tool, I just love music, and I love all kinds of music,” he says. “There are two funk songs on there— ‘Lady Parts’ and ‘Nasty,’ those are Princeinfluenced. I listen to a lot of old Delta blues that inspired songs like “Bang Bang.’ Then there’s a rave-inspired song, ‘Rave 112,’ about being at a techno party. I like

mashing stuff up.” The album is available through Bandcamp, where supporters can donate any amount they like and download the 21-track album. The funds will help cover medical bills for Kozel’s kidney disorder and Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, the rare form of blood cancer he is fighting. Friends and fans will have the opportunity to see Kozel back in action May 17, when Shoplifters opens for The Woggles at The Jinx. In the meantime, the raw spirit Kozel is famous for can be streamed and downloaded for a good cause. “I really want people to know that this is not me putting out another record,” he says. “It’s a fundraiser, and I could really use the help. I have talent. I have things I can give to people—this is one of them.” CS Donate the amount of your choice and download Summer Comes but Once a Year at


FOR SEVERAL years now, Savannah has rallied around beloved musician and dad Keith Kozel as he battles a rare kidney disease. Each fundraising event has been inspired by Kozel’s creative spirit and eclectic tastes: a Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure screening at The Lucas Theatre, complete with costume contest; a grindhouse film screening; a punk show at The Jinx, sweetened by a kissing booth from The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue. Now, the GAM, Superhorse, and Shoplifters frontman is reaching out to his community for help and giving Savannah his art in return. “Times are tough at the Kozel household,” he shares. “I got a kidney transplant—that was the initial fundraiser—but that was before they could diagnose this rare form of blood cancer. I had to go all the way to Little Rock at the behest of my transplant doctor to be diagnosed. They tried to save my kidney and couldn’t…it’s been a terribly rough year.” The kidney failure has been particularly hard on Kozel psychologically. “I have two children, and the doctors were saying the kidney transplant would make me better,” he says. “I love my family, and we’ve been growing and happy, but it is hard.” The medical bills are piling up. “I can’t handle them on my own,” Kozel says. “I’m on disability, and I can’t work harder to pay for them, because I can’t work. I couldn’t in good consciousness ask people for money. I needed to give back something for people to enjoy and give a piece of my heart and soul to people.” The result is Summer Comes but Once a Year, a compilation of new and old recordings from various Kozel projects. For nine months, Kozel has written and recorded new songs, dug into the back catalog to find lost treasures, and sent it all off to Gene Lyons to mix the tracks down and create a




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Stones tribute band Monkey Man plays this Friday night Jason Anderson (Superhorse, Redneck Greece Deluxe, Judge & Jury) “is Ian Stewart on the keys,” Marshall says. Monkey Man is far from just a greatest SAVANNAH music fans know Stewart hits tribute, however. Marshall as one of the most beloved vet“We are playing to Stones fans, deep eran local musicians, with projects over cut fans. When we pull out something that the years such as the Stewart & Winfield not everybody’s gonna play, there’s always duo, Junkyard Angel, and Uncle Fester, to that person in the crowd who says, I can’t name a few incarnations. believe you did that,” Marshall laughs. Another of Marshall’s musical labors of “The only downside is, if we mess up, it love is an ongoing tribute to one of his core hurts! We know somebody out there will influences, The Rolling Stones. The tribhear a mistake and groan about it,” he says. ute band Monkey Man makes another of “The Stones have such a deep catalogue. their occasional, but eagerly anticipated, There is so much to draw from,” he says. appearances as they play Coach’s Corner in “Of course we’re all huge Stones fans. Thunderbolt this Friday. When we get together we’ll find old videos, The origin story of Monkey Man (see and be like, you gotta watch this version!” what I did there?) is a serendipitous one. Marshall says that ironically he finds “My brother Joe, is our Mick Jagger. himself practicing more intensely with When I moved back to Savannah from Ath- Monkey Man than with original material. ens in 2003 he was killing it on the karaoke “I don’t think I’ve ever practiced so circuit,” Marshall laughs. much. When I was playing a lot, we played “We were like, man you are too good, out so much and played so many gigs that we’ve got to come up with a band! So we we didn’t really need to practice. But we sort of created Monkey Man out of that.” have to really study this stuff. It’s making Along with brother Joe, Stewart Marus all better musicians,” Marshall says. shall — who says he’s “the reincarnated “I never thought it could be this much Brian Jones” of the band — is joined by a fun.” CS supergroup of sorts: AN EVENING WITH MONKEY MAN: Craig Johansen (Magic Rocks, Thomas ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE BAND Claxton & The Myth, Hot Pink Interior) Fri. May 11, 8 p.m. is on guitar and vocals as Keith Richards; Coach’s Corner, 3016 E. Victory Dr. Scott Tanner (Junkyard Angel, Marshall $10 at eventbrite Brothers) is on bass as Bill Wyman; Billy Groves is on drums as Charlie Watts; and BY JIM MOREKIS


George Clinton: tearing the roof off The Stage on Bay Funk legend brings final tour to Savannah BY ANNA CHANDLER

Above: Clinton will retire from touring in 2019. Right: P-Funk back in the day.

Parliament hit the mainstream with Mothership Connection, a concept album that would go on to influence years of rock, jazz, and pop music. The record is widely considered one of the greatest albums ever made, and the single “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)” was a certified million-selling single. Dr. Funkenstein was born in 1976 on the record The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein. Parliament finally hit Number One with the now-classic song “Flash Light” in 1978. That same year, the album Moto Booty Affair produced the Number One hit “Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop).” In the 1980s, Clinton began a career as a solo artist with recordings featuring P-Funk’s core members. He began recording as the P-Funk All-Stars in 1982—the All-Stars produced the hits “Loopzilla” and “Atomic Dog.” Since the 1980s, Clinton has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, including Bootsy Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He found his way into the hip-hop world— Dr. Dre sampled Clinton’s beats during his G-Funk music era, and Clinton worked with Tupac, Ice Cube, and Wu Tang Clan, and artists as recent as Kendrick Lamar.

This January, Parliament released the single “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me,” featuring Scarface. The group’s first song in over 30 years will be on the upcoming record Medicaid Fraud Dog. In recent decades, Clinton’s innovative contributions to music have been honored in many ways: he was inducted in to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009, received an Honorary Docorate of Music from Berklee in 2012, and was awarded the Urban Icon Award from BMI. In April 2018, Clinton announced plans to retire from touring, effective May 2019. Though he recently underwent pacemaker surgery, that procedure allegedly did not impact Clinton’s decision to retire. “This has been a coming a long time,” the legend said in a statement. “Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple

of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less.” The P-Funk Band will carry on without Clinton following his retirement. “Truth be told, it’s always been about the music and the band,” Clinton explained. “That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.” It is highly likely this is the final opportunity the Lowcountry has to see a national treasure live and in person, so get a ticket in advance and get ready to make the ultimate Mothership Connection. CS


The Stage on Bay Thursday, May 10, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $29-69 via All-ages


THE MOTHERSHIP is about to land. The godfather of funk himself, George Clinton, brings his spring tour to Savannah this Thursday, and The Hostess City is about to get funked up. The inimitable showman will offer a concert for the ages for folks of all ages, complete with all the hits you know and love. In the early 1950s, Clinton was singing doo-wop in the back of the barbershop where he worked. The Parliaments, as a teenaged Clinton christened the quintet, earned a minor hit, “(I Wanna) Testify,” with their Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers-inspired sound, but Clinton was just getting started. After temporarily losing rights to the “The Parliaments” as a band name, Clinton christened the project Funkadelic, fleshing it out with five musicians backing the Parliaments singers. Clinton officially pushed away from the doo-wop sound to avoid working with Atlantic Records, who bought the rights to The Parliaments. In 1970, Clinton would relaunch the group as Parliament, an R&B-based funk band. Funkadelic and Parliament were signed to two separate labels, with over 50 contributing musicians creating two different styles of funk music as a collective. The ‘70s became the thriving era of P-Funk, with the ensemble clocking over 40 hit R&B singles, three Number One hits, and three platinum albums. Funkadelic pushed a psychedelic rock flavor while Parliament sought inspiration in the stylings of James Brown and Sly Stone, combining a love of sci-fi, costuming, and an unforgettable stage show. The legendary keyboard player Bernie Worrell got his first Funkadelic album credit on Free Your Mind…And Your Ass Will Follow. Worrell co-wrote on Maggot Brain, which followed in 1971. With classical training and a keen interest in emerging synthesizer technology, Worrell became the beating heart of Parliament/ Funkadelic and defined the collective’s now-iconic sound. Two years later, another crucial member joined: bassist Bootsy Collins, who had cut his teeth in James Brown’s backing band. Collins was first featured on the album America Eats Its Young.






Starland’s newest addition, Two Tides Brewing Company, celebrates its arrival with a big block party. With Big Bon slinging pizza, the OnPoint Photo Van onsite to snap pics, and King of Pops keeping it cool, it’ll be an unforgettable evening in the neighborhood. What’s a great party without live music? Two Tides has invited Roosevelt Collier to ring in the fun. The Florida native leads his trio on the sacred steel guitar, showing off his impressive technique while playing killer blues, funk, soul, and jam. Over the years, Collier has played with the likes of the Allman Brothers, the Funky Meters, Los Lobos, Del McCoury Band, and beyond. Statesboro’s own Those Cats kick off the night. Get there early—the first fifty people through the Two Tides taproom door get a special edition tall boy glass for keeps. SATURDAY, MAY 12, 5 P.M., FREE, ALL-AGES


In 2014, a group of Californians decided to throw an emo-themed bar party for kicks. When hundreds of people poured through the door to hear DJs spinning their favorite early-aughts tunes, the sensation known as Emo Night was born. Since then, countless Emo Night-inspired events have popped up across the country, ushering in millennials who, in studded belts, eye-concelaing bangs, and stacked gummy bracelets, sing along and reminisce as a DJ spins tracks from the likes of My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, and more. Savannah is for Lovers is the brainchild of Jacksonville-based #SADSONGS, an emo, pop-punk DJ/production collective—Matthew Connor acts as DJ/ live vocals, with Preston Nettles as DJ/hype man and Jordan Roberts on digital drums/vocals. It’s created in collaboration with Jacksonville’s Bangarang Events and Lively Up Entertainment. Gotta hear your favorite song? Find the Facebook event and post your request in the comments. THURSDAY, MAY 10, 10 P.M., FREE, 18+



Southern soul takes the stage with Gaslight Street. The Charleston-based band uses bass, keyboards, organ, guitars, drums, and plenty of rich vocals from Campbell Brown and Whitt Algar to make rocking, rootsy take on soul music. Gaslight Street is joined by Charleston brethren Sideshow Americans, an Americana/country band of Charleston scene stalwarts. With memorable storytelling and clear harmonies, the sound will appeal to fans of bands like The Avett Brothers and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. 20 FRIDAY, MAY 11, 9:30 P.M., FREE, 21+




Bluegrass troubadour Rebeka Long Band arrives in Bloomingdale with a new album. The Lincolnton, Georgia native cut her teeth playing bass with Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long (Lizzy’s her twin) and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike. Since graduating from Glenville State College’s Bluegrass Certificate Program, Long has worked as an engineer, designer, and video editor while gigging. She contributed bass, guitar, and vocals to the acclaimed box set Daughters of Bluegrass and worked with Dixie Hall as a recording engineer on the project. Most recently, Long released Run Away, a collection of breezy, classic bluegrass songs with plenty of home state love (see “Georgia Bound”). Long’s touring band features Lee Chapman (Jerry Butler and the Blu Js) on bass, 16-year-old Jaelee Roberts on mandolin and vocals, Derek Vaden on banjo, and Kimberly Bibb on fiddle. SATURDAY, MAY 12, 8 P.M., $23, ALL-AGES





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 Jeff Beasley, 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. 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. Totally Awesome Bar Bingo, 9 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 Late Night Comedy, 11 p.m.


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


Barrelhouse South Savannah is for Lovers: Emo Pop Punk Throwback, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Levi Moore, 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, 10:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Howard Paul Quartet ft. saxophonist


Want to “Party Like A Rock Star?” There’s no better place than The Stage on Bay. Atlanta-based rap group Shop Boyz will bring that 2007 hit, plus “Up Thru There,” “They Like Me,” and more to Savannah this weekend. FRIDAY, MAY 11, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $15 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM Don Braden, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Cory Chambers Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Silver Tongue Devils Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia North Beach Grill Ezra Paula Deen’s Creek House Erica Franklin, 5 p.m. PS Tavern Susanna Kennedy, Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Georgia Kyle Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Ray Tomasino The Stage on Bay George Clinton, 8 p.m. 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. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, ongoing, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Sideshow Americans, Gaslight Street, 9:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Danielle Hicks, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner Monkey Man: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10:30 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Doc’s Bar Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge SCHEMA, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Kendra Welch, 7 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery The Band Draucker, 6 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Joe Gransden, 8 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 &


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. Totally Awesome Bar DJ Wrath Nasty


Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk, 9:30 p.m. Club One The House of Gunt’s Plumber Party, 9:30 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.


Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Train Wrecks, 9 p.m. The Jinx Perpetual Care, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Xuluprophet, 10 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Tell Scarlett, 7 p.m. North Beach Grill Phantom Wingo Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Voodoo Soup PS Tavern Holly Goodspell Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Josephine Johnson Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Tim Montana, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris The Stage on Bay Shop Boyz, 8 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Totally Awesome Bar DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Eric Culberson, Ford Natirboff Wild Wing Cafe The Train Wrecks, Individually Twisted, Throttle 21, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Evenpete, 9:30 p.m.


Coach’s Corner Trivia, 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. Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk, 9:30 p.m. Club One Drag Show




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Barrelhouse South C2 and the Brothers Reed, The Company Stores, 9:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan DeeJay Capone, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Nico Franc, DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Hannah Noel, 6 p.m. Foxy Loxy Alex Rose, 7 p.m. The Flying Fish Anne Allman and Michael Moody, 6 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Terry Doc Handy and his Northside Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. Hitch Savannah Jazz Fest’s Circle of Friends Rooftop Gig, 6:30 p.m. Huc-A-Poo’s Squash, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar FreeSpirits, 9 p.m. The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers, Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Alex Bazemore Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Wood & Steel, 10 p.m. Molly McGuire’s The Mercers, 7 p.m. North Beach Grill The Train Wrecks The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Jackson and Maggie Evans Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars The Rebecka Long Band, 8 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 Adam Doleac, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Sulfur Studios Black Tusk all ages show, 8 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Ember City, 10 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Women’s Work, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Eric Culberson, Sarah Poole Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Suzanna Kennedy, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Clayton Hackle, 9:30 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


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Comedy Revue w/ Kurt Green, 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs Buddy Cop Comedy, 8 p.m., A Complete History of Savannah for Morons, 6 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.


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


Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Coach’s Corner Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Fundraiser The Stage on Bay Magic Mike XXL, 9 p.m.


Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy Alan Band, 2 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3-6 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Cynthia Utterbach, 5 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music North Beach Grill Cicada Brothers The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Ricky Standard The Shrimp Factory Levi Moore Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, High Velocity, 1 p.m.


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


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


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


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


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 Rachael Shaner, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, 6 p.m.

The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 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


Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.


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


The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.


Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy City Hotel Solo Sessions, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Nick Jones, 7 p.m. 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. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse 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, 7:3010 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.


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Dandy Barrett leads a standout cast as matriarch Violet Weston. PHOTO BY ARDSLEY PARK PRODUCTIONS

August: Osage County Collective Face takes on Pulitzer-winning comedy-drama BY ANNA CHANDLER


“WE’RE ALL just people, some of us accidentally connected by genetics, a random selection of cells. Nothing more.” So spits Ivy Weston in Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County, the latest undertaking from Collective Face Theatre Ensemble. As a part of its Season of Marginalized Measures, the local theatre collective tells the story of a family confronting their demons in the sizzling heat of the Oklahoma plains. The dark comedy-drama—winner of five Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards for its intense ensemble narrative—is arguably one of the most challeng24 ing productions out there.

At three-and-a-half hours long with two intermissions, the audience delves deep into the Weston family turmoil, carried out by a who’s-who of Savannah theatre. “I have just fallen in love with the script more and more,” director David Poole says. “Tracy Letts was so genius. He uses themes and plays from his favorite authors—you can tell there’s a lot of Chekhov in here, a lot of Edward Albee, Sam Shepard. It hearkens on the themes that are within great plays of our time, and it’s epic and huge.” August: Osage County finds the Westons reunited after their alcoholic father, Beverly (Les Taylor) has disappeared. The family searches for answers, confronting dark secrets with Violet, their cruel, pill-popping matriarch (Dandy Barrett). Together, Barbara (Karla Knudsen), Ivy (Maggie Lee Hart), Karen (April S. Hayes),

Bill (Tim Ethridge), Jean (Anna Smith), Mattie Faye (Jacqueline Scott), Charlie (Eric Salles), Little Charlie (Philip John Trossarello Jr.), Johanna (Julie Kessler), Steve (Todd Eastman), and Sherriff Deon (J. Frank Lynch) unearth long-buried truths. “It is daunting and demanding and the writing is just phenomenal,” Poole says. “And these performances are un-freakin’believable. These are powerhouse people, and when I knew I was doing this play, I had to get the best people together.” It’s a final curtain call for Collective Face’s former Managing Director and charter member Dandy Barrett, who will move to Connecticut to be closer to family. “It’s a great loss to Savannah theatre,” Poole laments. “I knew it was going to be her last performance, so I said, ‘This is the

one. We’re going to go out with a big bang.’” A vast set, modeled as a Western house, allows audiences to sit right in on the Weston family turmoil. “The Broadway show was known for an epically huge set, and it’s a challenge to stage a play that big where the set doesn’t diminish the size of the performance,” Poole says. “It also needs to be its own character. For me, that’s a great starting point for a show—the set is just as intrinsic to the play as one of the characters.” In his script, Letts describes a house that was decorated in the 1970s and was never quite altered. Poole has covered each room in vintage flocked yellow wallpaper, a wink and a nod to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist classic ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’





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of course there’s interplay with actors onstage breaking the fourth wall.” The play dives deep into themes of aging, the concept of home, addiction, race, heartbreak. It’s an intense take on everyday battles, and amplifying those struggles onstage allows the audience to connect with the work. “These are issues that all of us deal with,” Poole says. “That’s why this is such a great play. You’re in for a bumpy ride, but everybody identifies with this play in some way, shape or form.” CS

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“This house looms over all the characters,” Poole says. “The girls are trying to or have escaped the house, and now it beckons them back. Even though it’s not, it sounds like a horror movie—a house that won’t let you leave.” Some may be familiar with the Academy Award-nominated 2013 film adaptation of August: Osage County. While the red-hot cast (Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Shepard, and more) showcased the original play’s darkest themes, Poole notes that the movie is not necessarily an accurate picture of Letts’ script. “Most people say, ‘Oh, it’s so dark!’ Poole says. “It’s actually really funny… that’s one of the things the movie did disservice to the play. In the movie, they don’t have the audience’s reaction to react off of. In the play, there’s all these funny moments, and the audience starts cracking up, and



In the Heights:

SCAD groups take on Lin-Manuel Miranda piece BY EMILIE KEFALAS


GET READY to clap your hands, dance in your seat, and shout “Wepa!” New York’s Washington Heights and its colorful infusion of Hispanic-American traditions will come alive at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Arnold Hall Theater Friday and Saturday for the Savannah premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-Award-winning musical, In the Heights. Co-directors Claire Price and Juan Miguel Vidales, both senior performing arts students at SCAD, said they chose Miranda’s first hit show to perform through SCAD’s Alpha Psi Omega and Multicultural Alliance Theatre, two of the three theater clubs at SCAD, in hopes to shed light on all minority groups currently facing adversity, specifically the Latin and LGBTQ communities. According to Vidales, who also stars in the show as Daniela, the owner of the Washington Heights neighborhood salon, Alpha Psi Omega and the Multicultural Alliance Theatre emphasize diversity while providing students of all majors the opportunity to perform. “We were racking our brains with what musical we wanted to do, because we definitely knew we wanted to do a musical,” Vidales says. “We also strive to help others through the theater that we do. When we got the idea of doing In the Heights, we thought, ‘That’s perfect.’ With what’s happening with Puerto Rico right now, [the show] just brings a different story onstage that definitely has not been told in Savannah.” The show marks the first time Miranda’s work has ever been performed at SCAD as well as in Savannah, something Price believes is beneficial to both student and 26 local audiences. With the help of the two

This show marks the first time this work by Miranda has been performed in Savannah.

headlining student organizations, the show is entirely self-produced. Calling back to Vidales’s comment about using the theatre to help others, Price said they also plan to fundraise for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a renowned philanthropic organization in the theatre community, and Somos Una Voz, an alliance of artists working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico. With music and lyrics by Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the show debuted at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in March of 2008 to critical acclaim and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards (it won four including for Best Musical and Best Original Score). The story, conceived by Miranda in 1999 when he was a sophomore at Wesleyan University, centers on the diverse melting pot of Hispanic-Americans in Washington Heights. At its core, In the Heights tells the story of family, tradition, and how both can

affect the trajectory of multiple lives. First-year performing arts graduate student Jackelyn Segui plays the role of Nina Rosario, a first-generation college student referred to multiple times as the “one who made it out” of the Barrio. However, Nina enters the stage uneasy about telling her parents she dropped out of Stanford University. Segui, who is Puerto Rican, is no stranger to the script. She actually performed in the show in Puerto Rico, an experience she recalls as “very special.” “This was a great opportunity for me to be able to do it again,” Segui says. “Doing it with a full cast of Puerto Ricans was very different from what we are going to do here. Bringing all that love for your nation and for your island… I think it is something that is needed in our society, so I’m very happy to be a part of it.” First-year advertising student Juan Pablo Delgado plays the show’s lead, Usnavi de la Vega, the show’s narrator and the role originated on Broadway by

Miranda. Like Segui, Delgado is also from Puerto Rico and starred in the show prior to this production. In fact, In the Heights has been a huge part of his life since his sister saw the original cast perform and brought the soundtrack home. Immediately, Delgado was hooked, and he listened to the album nonstop. “Usnavi had always been my dream role, and I think my favorite part of playing the role is just his energy,” Delgado says. “He’s a character that has so much to give and is connected to everyone in the community. He is almost like the beating heart of Washington Heights.” With just six weeks to put together the show, Price and Vidales said their rehearsal schedule has been understandably intense. “On that note, with it being student-run, we could not do this alone,” Price says. “Yes, we’re co-directing,” she says, motioning to Vidales, “but the show — from the ensemble to the understudies to the supporting roles to the leads and our choreographers and our sound designer — is truly a family effort. We’re so grateful to everyone who’s involved in the process. We have learned so much about each other, about culture and diversity, and we’ve really grown together.” CS


Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. at the Arnold Hall Theater, 1810 Bull St. Admission is $1. Production donations can be made on the show’s GoFundMe page.



lectualism. Through July 8. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

AESTHETIC JOURNEY ART EXHIBITION BY CASSANDRA BRACKETT — Music, food, beverages, and hands-on art activity with thirty-five artworks by five local artisans. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 921-9446. River’s Edge, 6206 Waters Ave.

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.

SWEET ASPIRIN — Sweet Aspirin is a contemporary visual art exhibition with a look at social concerns with humor, such as child abuse, obesity, suicide, feminism, and artificial intelligence. It combines the topics that people want to talk about but they don’t know how, with art. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

NO ACCESS — SCAD Museum of Art presents “No Access,” a large-scale outdoor installation by artist Tom Burr. The artist draws contextual links to urban aesthetics and subcultures, minimalist art and avantgarde film. Through Sep. 17. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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. CANVAS — An exhibition celebrating the artistic talents of Savannah’s youth will open to the public at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on April 15. Over a dozen works in mediums ranging from painting to live performances will be presented. Through May 18.Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW COLLECTION — The display features thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection which highlight the evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. The images date from the 1870s through the 1990s, and document the lives of individuals both prominent and anonymous. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. DRIPPING LYRICS OF QUEENS — This exhibition is the second in a series by Xavier Hutchins that pays homage to contemporary hip hop musicians using lyrics alongside a portrait of the performer. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, this grouping highlights female artists who use their music platform to promote positivity. free and open to the public Through June 26. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. 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. While in

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

Work by by Xiaolu Zhang, curated by Peipei Li, is at SulfurStudios with an opening May 11.

traditional weaving regularity and uniformity are important, in Saori weaving there are no mistakes- only beauty without intention. Through June 30. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. EXPLORATIONS IN PRINTMAKING: THE SOUTHERN FLOWERS SERIES — In this series, flowers take the form of portraits and reference place and time. Each image is a linoleum print, produced on acid free paper, some are reduction prints, others multi plate prints. All are limited edition originals, hand pulled and signed by the artist. Through June 5. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st 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 — A commissioned work titled Grounded by Adolfo Alvarado, a Savannahbased artist whose work incorporates cal­ligraphic text, expansive swirls, and multiple layers of paint to create complex compositions that reference both medieval illuminated texts and graffiti culture. Grounded will explore a resident alien’s journey through past and present experiences, influenced by Alvarado’s upbring­ing in Mexico’s Ciudad Juaréz, a city whose vibrant culture and notorious violence continue to impact his work. Through Aug. 19. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

HUSH — Toni-Lyn Keller’s series portrays the silencing of strong women. Through May 23. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. I DID IT AGAIN — SCAD Museum of Art presents “I Did It Again,” an exhibition of four re-configured installations by Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi. The artist works in many international contexts and uses various media, including photography, video, sculpture and installation, often employing a playfulness in her practice to explore darker themes. Through Aug. 19. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. LIVESTRONG SAVANNAH — SCAD Museum of Art presents “LIVESTRONG Savannah,” an installation by New York-based artist Christopher Chiappa. The artist transforms the museum lobby into an all-consuming invasion of eggs; thousands of illusionistic, hand-made sculptures of sunny-side-up, fried eggs are suspended on the walls, dripping to the corner and floor, and even found in unexpected places like the museum’s front desk and staircase. Through July 1. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. MOVING MOUNTAINS — SCAD Museum of Art presents “Moving Mountains,” an exhibition by artist Yang Fudong. An important figure in the contemporary art scene and independent cinema movement in China, Fudong’s films and photographic work, often derived from traditional Chinese painting, examine tensions between urban and rural, historic and present, worldliness and intel-

REIFY — Lauren Hewitt is a Savannah based Neurophysiologist. The inspiration for REIFY arises from the idea that considers something abstract as a material thing found in nature. Through May 30. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. REMEMBERING THE GREAT WAR — In honor of the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Armistice of World War I, the City of Savannah presents “Remembering the Great War.” On display at City Hall through December 2018, “Remembering the Great War” commemorates the contributions and sacrifices made by citizens of Savannah during World War II. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. RENEE FABRIKANT — Renee is known for her love of the beach and ocean, which inspired her shell art made from hand-picked oyster shells from off the coast of Tybee Island. Through May 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. ROLLING STONE PRESS: APPROACHING ABSTRACTION — The first of two exhibitions that will spotlight the printmaking output of the Rolling Stone Press, a professional lithography atelier that operated in Atlanta from 1984 until 2005. Approaching Abstraction will celebrate artists in the portfolio such as Mildred Thompson, Arthur Deshaies, and Trena Banks, who mined the visual language of abstraction to produce energetically chaotic compositions. Through June 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.







Monster milkshakes to mudpie delights BY LINDY MOODY


OFFICIALLY, it may not be summer yet, but, as to be expected for Savannah, things are beginning to heat up. It’s only May, but now warm enough to hit the beach on Tybee, go out on the boat and hit the sandbar. Some sticky days it seems the only way to truly cool off from the Savannah sun is seek out something cool and refreshing. Luckily, there’s a new kid on the block to help chill you down: Harper’s Desserts on the islands. By no means are the owners of Harper’s new to the neighborhood; they have been running local favorite and classic Flying Fish Bar & Grill. Co-owner Robin McMahon “has always been in charge of the Flying Fish dessert menu and was committed to offering unique desserts that were not mainstream,” Chris McMahon, marketing director of Flying Fish, tells me. So when the space for Harper’s came available right next door to Flying Fish, the owners seized the opportunity. Owners Mike and Robin named to store after their three year old granddaughter, Harper, who I’m told by Chris often tells people about “her shop next door.” On deck are 24 different flavors of cold. refreshing ice cream offered by Harper’s. The owners have included everything from classics like chocolate, cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, and vanilla to more unique creations like Jolted Cow and Yellow Cake. Of all the crazy flavors, most popular with the kids have been the “Cotton Candy and Superman flavor ice creams,” Chris says.  Generally, the most popular ice cream flavors have been the Jolted Cow and the Blueberry Cheesecake. The Jolted Cow is a java flavored ice cream base that comes swirled with sticky caramel and chewy soft brownie chunks, which cut through the bitter bite of the coffee. 28 The coffee flavor is not too strong, and it

The Chocolate Peanut Butter Bust Monster Shake.


coats the mouth with a the creamy sweet flavor of brew before your tongue finds a fudgy chunk of decadent brownie. As for the Blueberry Cheesecake, the tangy and divine ice cream base is jammed full of the flavor of cheesecake and swirled with an alarming amount of blueberry. The star of the show at Harper’s, and what definitely makes them unique, is their wide assortment of Monster Shakes. The term monster is almost an understatement. These milkshakes are served in a large mason jar rimmed with anything from chocolate to breakfast cereal, then topped with things such as a moonpie, an entire slice of cheesecake, oreos, fruit, and so much more.  I was lucky to try (and unable to finish by myself due to the overwhelming portion) the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bust Monster Shake.  To create this bad boy, Harper’s blends their chocolate peanut

The Reese’s Pie.

butter ice cream with milk and Reese’s pieces. The dreamy creation is poured into a jar rimmed with chocolate and topped with nutter butters, Reese’s candy, whipped cream, and crushed peanuts. The milkshake fills your mouth with the creamy flavor of peanut butter, and as you continue to sip the thick drink chocolate hits your palate next. Surprisingly enough, it was not until Harper’s featured their Shamrock Shake that the monster shakes took off. As you guessed, the popular dessert is only available during Savannah’s favorite holiday season.  Harper’s Desserts does not just offer ice cream, they also have a wide assortment cakes and pies. New to the dessert menu is a Red Velvet Cake, which “has quickly become one of our most popular desserts in just a few weeks,” Chris says. Instead of an entire cake or a slice, this

speciality is individually portioned into your very own mini cake. Round airy layers of tasty red cake are smeared with luxurious satin cream cheese buttercream frosting. Another beautiful dessert option is the Reese’s Pie — a creamy peanut butter center lays atop a crumbly chocolate crush for this slice. Creamy, crunchy, salty, sweet, this dessert has it all. Also extremely popular as a dessert offered at Harper’s is the Mississippi Mud Pie, which is “Robin’s recipe,” explains Chris. Again featuring a chocolate crust, instead this pie has a chocolate mousselike filling and is topped with a velvety chocolate ganache.  Harper’s also offered the classic beach side pie, Key Lime, and hopes to feature “a peach version of the pie, which we think will be a great summer dessert,” boasts Chris. 

The Red Velvet Cake.

True to form for a beach town sweet shop, shaved ice is featured on their menu. Let’s not forget the coffee, which is brewed from a Nescafé Milano System. You can order anything from lattes to americanos. Chris loves the coffee and, as he explains the system to me, he says they have “an espresso roast with a deep coffee flavor... it is great on its own or as a base” for something else.  The cherry on top of this sundae is: If you eat next door at Flying Fish, Harper’s will hand deliver anything you order right to your table.  If you have yet to have the chance to sample the-out-of-this-world flavors of Harper’s, I suggest you get down there now. Although the store opened in December 2017, you can expect a grand opening party coming very soon.  CS Harper’s is at 7806 E. Hwy 80.






Deadpool, Denzel, dinosaurs, and more BY MATT BRUNSON


AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR got a jump on the summer movie season by opening the last weekend of April, but there are plenty more titles to fill out the official seasonal slate. Over 50 movies are expected to debut between the start of May and the end of August. Here are sneak peeks at some of these films – one per release date – followed by checklists of the remaining titles. MAY 4: The duo behind Juno — director Jason Reitman and Oscar-winning scripter Diablo Cody — team up again for Tully, starring Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049) as a young nanny who assists a harried mother (Charlize Theron) of three. MAY 11: Following in the footsteps of Rodney Dangerfield’s Thornton Melon, Melissa McCarthy heads back to school in Life of the Party, a comedy in which a neglected housewife decides to join her daughter (Molly Gordon) at college. Also: Breaking In. MAY 18: Although the plot of Deadpool 2 will find the wisecracking hero (Ryan Reynolds) protecting a young boy from Cable (Josh Brolin), the studio synopsis cheekily explains that, “after surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.” Also: Book Club; The Rider; Show Dogs. MAY 25: Solo: A Star Wars Story casts Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the young Harrison Ford, as Han Solo initially hooks up with Chewbacca and deals with Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). JUNE 1: The owner (Johnny Knoxville) of a dilapidated and dangerous amusement park rallies his friends when a rival theme park opens in the area in the comedy Action Point. Also: Adrift. JUNE 8: A follow-up to the popular film series starring George Clooney as Danny Ocean, Ocean’s 8 finds Danny’s sister (Sandra Bullock) assembling a crack team (Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and more) to steal diamonds owned by an A-list actress (Anne Hathaway). Also: Hereditary; Hotel Artemis. 30 JUNE 15: Fourteen years after the

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Oscar-winning original, The Incredibles 2 hits theaters, this time with Bob (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) forced to stay home with the kids while wife Helen (Holly Hunter) stays occupied with a series of secret missions. Also: The Seagull; Superfly; Tag. JUNE 22: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which their characters attempt to save the dinosaurs from an island about to be destroyed by a brewing volcano. JUNE 29: Emily Blunt’s character is MIA, but Benecio Del Toro and Josh Brolin return for Sicario: Day of the Soldado, in which Del Toro’s enigmatic assassin and Brolin’s federal agent step up their efforts to eliminate various drug-cartel kingpins. Also: Uncle Drew. JULY 4: The First Purge is not a sequel but a prequel, as the events that led up to the original film’s law of lawlessness are detailed. JULY 6: Ant-Man and the Wasp, the follow-up to 2015’s Ant-Man, finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teaming up with Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), for a mission overseen by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). JULY 13: In the action thriller Skyscraper, a former FBI agent (Dwayne Johnson) has to contend not only with a towering inferno but also with the fact that he’s been framed for causing the rampaging fire. Also: Hotel Transylvania 3:

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Summer Vacation. JULY 20: Amazingly, The Equalizer 2 will be the first sequel in Denzel Washington’s lengthy career as a leading man, with the two-time Oscar winner returning to the role of taciturn do-gooder Robert McCall. Also: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. JULY 27: Plot points are still vague, but Mission: Impossible – Fallout has something to do with agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his allies (among them Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg) involved in a mission that goes wrong. Again. Also: Blindspotting; Boundaries; Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. AUGUST 3: In The Spy Who Dumped Me, two best friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) learn that one of them has been dating a secret agent, thus thrusting them into the world of international espionage. Also: Christopher Robin; The Darkest Minds; Mile 22. AUGUST 10: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is based on the real-life story of an African-American police officer (John David Washington) who, along with his partner (Adam Driver), goes undercover and manages to infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado. Also: Dog Days; The Meg; Puzzle. AUGUST 17: The comedy Crazy Rich Asians follows a New Yorker (Constance

Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend (Henry Golding) on a trip to Singapore, whereupon she learns that her beau comes from a wealthy family and that seemingly every single woman in the country desires him. Also: Captive State.AUGUST 24: Already made into a well-regarded 1973 movie starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, the true story of wrongly convicted Devil’s Island prison Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam) is retold in the new drama Papillon. AUGUST 31: A country doctor (Domhnall Gleeson) makes a house call to a crumbling mansion, only to discover it might be haunted, in The Little Stranger, an adaptation of the novel by Sarah Waters. LIMITED: Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, whose A Fantastic Woman recently won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, returns with Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as two women who consider rekindling their longago teenage romance. Also: Eighth Grade; First Reformed; Hot Summer Nights; How to Talk to Girls at Parties; Leave No Trace; McQueen; Never Goin’ Back; On Chesil Beach; Pope Francis — A Man of His Word; A Prayer Before Dawn; Sorry to Bother You; Under the Silver Lake; Woman Walks Ahead; Won’t You Be My Neighbor?; The Year of Spectacular Men. CS



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. CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT BUDGET HEARINGS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 Budget Hearings will be held on the Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed Chatham Area Transit Authority Budget for all interested citizens of Chatham County who wish to provide comments on the proposed Authority Budget. The hearings will be held for the purpose of discussion of the proposed budget. The proposed budget may be examined on weekdays at the Chatham Area Transit Authority Finance Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or online at Wed., May 9, 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. 912-233-5767. info@ transparency/. Joe Murray Rivers Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W Oglethorpe Ave. 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. LIBERTY ON THE ROCKS Join the Libertarian Party of Savannah for “Liberty on the Rocks,” a recurring event where we get together socially, have a few drinks and watch a movie. Sun., May 13, 1 p.m. East End Provisions, 420 E. Broughton St. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. 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

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This work by Savannah Arts Academy students includes short films, public service announcements, commercials, and others. $15 STUDENTS, $25 ADULTS FRI., MAY 11, 7 P.M. SAVANNAH ARTS ACADEMY, 500 WASHINGTON AVE. 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 ARTISTS FOR TEACHING SUMMER WORKSHOPS The Studio School seeks working artists interested in teaching summer classes or workshops to teens and/or adults. Submit work experience, your art website/ Instagram, a class description of what you’d like to teach (more than one idea is okay), the age group you prefer and your general availability in June and July. Send to info@ ongoing. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. CALL FOR DEEP WRITING FELLOWS Deep Center is on the hunt for Savannah writers to apply for fellowships for Deep’s upcoming semester of programming (September through December). Deep

Center is a nonprofit creative-writing literacy organization working with Savannah’s public middle schools. Writing Fellows work in teams of two to lead 11 weeks of after-school writing workshops at assigned middle schools. Interested? Learn more and apply at Through Sep. 15. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR “NEIGHBORHOODS” Sulfur Studios invites its Artist Members to participate in the summer group exhibition “Neighborhoods.” What makes your neighborhood great? What are its challenges? How is it changing? For the better, for worse and for whom? Artists offer a unique perspective on their environments and can highlight issues and recognize benefits that may be missing from our current dialogue. Work in any medium will be accepted, and all Artist Members that wish to participate will have at least one work included. Work must be under 8 feet tall and fit through a standard doorway. If you wish to submit work that is time based, over four feet in any direction or requires other special installation please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. Through June 1. exhibitions@sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. 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/ 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: FAAA SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION Artist members of Telfair’s Friends of African American Arts are invited to submit work for an exhibition of small works in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery, opening September 20. Works must not exceed 24 inches in any dimension. This exhibition is open only to current FAAA members. Registration opens May 1, and the submission deadline is August 10. Guidelines and registration will be available online starting May 1 at Through Aug. 10. 912-790-8800. faaa. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.








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 PROPOSALS FOR WEAVE-ADREAM PROGRAM The City of Savannah Department of Arts, Culture & Historical Resources is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Weave-A-Dream (WAD) program which seeks to engage youth in art projects that reestablish and preserve vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. Applications must be submitted at least seven weeks prior to the start date of the project. Applications will be accepted March through November 13th of 2018 (while funds are available). Selected projects must be completed prior to December 31, 2018. The guidelines and application are available for download at Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Through Nov. 32 13.

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. 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.


40TH ANNIVERSARY COVERED DISH SUPPER AND CELEBRATION The Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy hosts their 40th covered dish supper. Bring a big covered dish and a bottle of wine if you’d like. Enjoy live music and home grown good news as well as plenty of good food. Thu., May 10, 5:30 p.m. Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St.


APICS CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL (CSCP) CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP Earn the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and prove your knowledge of end-to-end supply chain management, and demonstrate value to colleagues and employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. By earning the CSCP designation, join the more than 21,000 professionals in 100 countries who have mastered the essential technology, concepts, and strategies related to end-to-end supply chain operations. Prepare for the CSCP credential certification with the Savannah APICS Chapter’s CSCP Certification Workshop. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

program is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the endto-end global supply chain. $1595-$1995 Sat., May 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 912-4433012. Savannah Technical College, Crossroads Campus Auditorium, 190 Crossroads Parkway. 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. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. 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. 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, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLS CLASS Enjoy non-intimidating, fun and interactive sessions taught in a casual setting by an ESL expert with over 15 years of experience. $75 Fri., May 11, 10-11:30 a.m. 912-4785555. programs/ecs/. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. 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. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO 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@ dreamcatstudio. com. 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. 912-2898337. 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. MICROSOFT WORD 2016 COMPUTER COURSE This 3-day Microsoft® Word 2016 Computer Course teaches you how to work with business documents such as letters, forms, and newsletters. Attendees will acquire fundamental concepts and skills and build on this foundation as they progress throughout the course. $99 Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-443-3012. continuinged@ Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. 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.


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54 Prohibit 56 Tried and true 58 Famed Roman fiddler, supposedly 60 Be cranially self-aware? 63 10-time Gold Glove winner Roberto 65 Itinerary word 66 Speck of dust 67 First of the Medicis to rule Florence 68 Address in a browser bar 69 Plaintiff 70 Grand ___ National Park, Wyoming 71 Cartoon voice legend Blanc 72 Bronco scores, for short


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11 Wisconsin city on Lake Michigan 13 Barry once played by the late Harry Anderson 16 Observed 21 Numeral suffix 22 Deep Blue creator 26 Pre-release software version 30 Garden tool with a handle 31 Unexpected loss 33 Actor Paul of “Fun Mom Dinner” 35 Menu option 37 Certain shopping area 39 Boring 40 D.C. baseball player, for short 41 Expelled 42 Ousted from office 43 Quarter ___ (burger orders) 47 “Wyatt ___’s Problem Areas” (HBO show) 48 Spotted cat 49 Gloomy 50 Newscaster Curry 51 Hue’s partner 55 Ohio rubber hub 57 Units of electrical resistance 59 Leave off the list 61 Egg, biologically 62 It may come down to this 64 “I love,” in Latin







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. 34 DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM.

SOUND HEALING ENERGY WEEK 2: CHAKRAS & ENERGY BODY In Week 2 of the series, learn about the human chakra and energy systems, explore the essential body needs that relate to these, and have a QiGong movement experience to learn more about the healing sounds of our body’s organs. $25 Sat., May 12, 1:30 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. 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. TAI CHI The tai chi classes are open to the first 25 participants 60 years of age or older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 912-877-0056. Senior Citizens, Inc. Liberty County Neighborhood Center, 800 Tupelo Trail. 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 RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION MEETING The Chatham Retired Educators Association (CREA) is an organization of retired educators and friends of education designed to support educational and community service. $17.00 (optional) second Monday of every month, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. 912-925-4980. aohoward@ Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. 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. COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSN. MONTHLY MEETING CEBA hosts meetings on the second Monday of each month that feature a speaker (guest or local beekeeper). Specific topics will be posted on the CEBA website. Social time: 6-6:30 p.m. - meet other beekeepers and chat with master beekeepers. Meeting time: 6:30-8 p.m. Held in the conference room of the main building at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, meetings are free and open to the public. Mon., May 14, 6:30-8 p.m. ceba.oiwc@gmail. com. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. GEECHEE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans

to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. 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. proofsavannah. com. 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. 912-344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday


each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. 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. 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. 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@


PRIZE WINNING INTERNATIONAL PIANIST IN CONCERT Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Free, freewill contributions accepted Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m. 912-598-1188 weekday mornings. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings).


TEDX SAVANNAH TEDxSavannah is a daylong event created to stimulate dialogue through engaging talks and session breaks designed to give individuals and organizations in Savannah a platform to meet, share ideas and collaborate. $80 Fri., May 11, 7:30 a.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.


BEFORE AND AFTER MIDNIGHT: THE ART OF BONAVENTURE CEMETERY Learn more about the fascinating history and art of Bonaventure in a pair of talks presented in conjunction with Telfair Museums’ current exhibition Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art. The exhibition’s curator, Harry DeLorme, will discuss artists

who have worked at Bonaventure from the 1830s to the present day. Gallerist Susan Laney, of Laney Contemporary, will explain the making of Jack Leigh’s iconic photograph Midnight, featured on the cover of the bestselling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Free and open to the public Tue., May 15, 3:30 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. BELLE’S STORYBOOK BALL Little princes and princesses will dance, craft and listen to stories with Belle and her friends. Complete with hand-painted tea cups, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, your ticket price also includes a seat at the May 19 performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. $35-40 Sat., May 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. 912-238-9015. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. DISCOVERING 1820S SAVANNAH: EARLY BIRD’S WALKING TOUR OF THE CITY ISAIAH DAVENPORT KNEW Discover what survives of 1820s Savannah seeing some of the finest examples of architecture remaining in the city. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow. Distance 2.5 miles. $21 Saturdays, 8 a.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, CONTINUES ON P. 36























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. 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. 912-

525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at 50 Thu., May 10, 6-10 p.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.


The Torah is a primary sacred text of the Jewish religion. It consists of exactly 304,805 letters. When specially trained scribes make handwritten copies for ritual purposes, they must not make a single error in their transcription. The work may take as long as 18 months. Your attention to detail in the coming weeks doesn’t have to be quite so painstaking, Aries, but I hope you’ll make a strenuous effort to be as diligent as you can possibly be.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Born under the sign of Taurus, Edmund Wilson was a renowned twentieth-century author and critic who wrote more than 30 books. He also served as editor for *Vanity Fair* and *The New Republic,* and influenced the work of at least seven major American novelists. When he was growing up, he spent most of his free time reading books: 16 hours a day during summer vacations. His parents, worried about his obsessive passion, bought him a baseball uniform, hoping to encourage him to diversify his interests. His response was to wear the uniform while reading books 16 hours a day. I trust you will be equally dedicated to your own holy cause or noble pursuit in the coming weeks, Taurus. You have cosmic clearance to be single-minded about doing what you love.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


It’s possible you could pass for normal in the next three weeks; you might be able to fool a lot of people into thinking you’re an average, ordinary contributor to the dull routine. But it will be far healthier for your relationship with yourself if you don’t do such a thing. It will also be a gift to your less daring associates, who in my opinion would benefit from having to engage with your creative agitation and fertile chaos. So my advice is to reveal yourself as an imperfect work-in-progress who’s experimenting with novel approaches to the game of life. Recognize your rough and raw features as potential building blocks for future achievements.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

“Paradise is scattered over the whole earth,” wrote the scientific poet Novalis, “and that is why it has become so unrecognizable.” Luckily for you, Cancerian, quite a few fragments of paradise are gathering in your vicinity. It’ll be like a big happy reunion of tiny miracles all coalescing to create a substantial dose of sublimity. Will you be ready to deal with this much radiance? Will you be receptive to so much relaxing freedom? I hope and pray you won’t make a cowardly retreat into the trendy cynicism that so many people mistake for intelligence. (Because in that case, paradise might remain invisible.) Here’s my judicious advice: Be insistent on pleasure! Be voracious for joy! Be focused on the quest for beautiful truths!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

These days, your friends and allies and loved ones want even more from you than they usually do. They crave more of your attention, more of your approval, more of your feedback. And that’s not all. Your friends and allies and loved ones also hope you will give more love to yourself. They will be excited and they will feel blessed if you express an even bigger, brighter version of your big, bright soul. They will draw inspiration from your efforts to push harder and stronger to fulfill your purpose here on Planet Earth.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

One of the advantages you get from reading my horoscopes is that I offer confidential information about the gods’ caprices and leanings. For example, I can tell you that Saturn -- also known as Father Time -- is now willing to allot you a more luxurious relationship with time than usual, on one condition: that you don’t squander the gift on trivial pursuits. So I encourage you to be discerning and disciplined about nourishing your soul’s craving for interesting freedom. If you demonstrate to Saturn how constructively you can use his blessing, he’ll be inclined to provide more dispensations in the future.

LUNCH ON THE LAWN EOA Savannah is hosting the Community Outreach and Crime Prevention Mother’s Day Appreciation “Lunch on the Lawn” event. They will offer a host of Community and Health Wellness Vendors, Live Entertainment, Safety and Crime Prevention Classes, and individuals and organizations that will bring information on summer programs offered in the Savannah/Chatham County Community. For more information, contact Arthur Best and Omar Torres at 912-238-2960 ext. 132 and 125. Free Event Fri., May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 912-238-2960.;. Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA), 618 W. Anderson St. MATT’S MOON RIVER CRUISE The event is named in memory of Matt


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Vincent van Gogh’s painting *The Starry Night* hangs on a wall in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He created it in 1889 while living in a French asylum. Around that same time, 129 years ago, a sheepherder in Wyoming created a sourdough starter that is still fresh today. A cook named Lucille Clarke Dumbrill regularly pulls this frothy mass of yeast out of her refrigerator and uses it to make pancakes. In the coming weeks, Libra, I’d love to see you be equally resourceful in drawing on an old resource. The past will have offerings that could benefit your future.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Now is a favorable time to discuss in elegant detail the semi-secret things that are rarely or never talked about. It’s also a perfect moment to bring deep feelings and brave tenderness into situations that have been suffering from half-truths and pretense. Be aggressively sensitive, my dear Capricorn. Take a bold stand in behalf of compassionate candor. And as you go about these holy tasks, be entertaining as well as profound. The cosmos has authorized you to be a winsome agent of change.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Love everyone twice as much and twice as purely as you ever have before. Your mental health requires it! Your future dreams demand it! And please especially intensify your love for people you allegedly already love but sometimes don’t treat as well as you could because you take them for granted. Keep this Bible verse in mind, as well: “Don’t neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.”

In his 1931 painting *The Persistence of Memory,* Salvador Dali shows three clocks that seem to be partially liquefied, as if in the process of melting. His biographer Meredith Etherington-Smith speculated that he was inspired to create this surrealistic scene when he saw a slab of warm Camembert cheese melting on a dinner table. I foresee the possibility of a comparable development in your life, Aquarius. Be alert for creative inspiration that strikes you in the midst of seemingly mundane circumstances.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

After meditating on your astrological aspects for an hour, I dozed off. As I napped, I had a dream in which an androgynous angel came to me and said, “Please inform your Sagittarius readers that they should be callipygian in the next two weeks.” Taken back, my dreaming self said to the angel, “You mean ‘callipygian’ as in ‘having beautiful buttocks’?” “Yes, sir,” the angel replied. “Bootylicious. Bumtastic. Rumpalicious.” I was puzzled. “You mean like in a metaphorical way?” I asked. “You mean Sagittarians should somehow cultivate the symbolic equivalent of having beautiful buttocks?” “Yes,” the angel said. “Sagittarians should be elegantly well-grounded. Flaunt their exquisite foundation. Get to the bottom of things with flair. Be sexy badasses as they focus on the basics.” “OK!” I said.

“My whole life is messed up with people falling in love with me,” said Piscean poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. She spoke the truth. She inspired a lot of adoration, and it stirred up more chaos than she was capable of managing. Luckily, you will have fewer problems with the attention coming your way, Pisces. I bet you’ll be skilled at gathering the benefits and you’ll be unflummoxed by the pitfalls. But you’ll still have to work hard at these tasks. Here’s some help. Tip #1: Stay in close touch with how you really feel about the people who express their interest in you. Tip #2: Don’t accept gifts with strings attached. Tip #3: Just because you’re honored or flattered that someone finds you attractive doesn’t mean you should unquestioningly blend your energies with them.


Kohler, who was hit from behind by a driver on July 26, 2012 while riding his bike on U.S. Highway 80 in Bloomingdale. A casual bike ride will leave the stadium at 4 p.m. and return for a party featuring live music, a mini beer festival coordinated by Moon River Brewing Company, a silent auction and games organized by Savannah Sport and Social. $25 Sat., May 12, 4 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. 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. 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. PRESERVATION AWARDS LUNCHEON Each year, HSF celebrates the best of preservation by presenting awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preservation in Savannah and Chatham County. HSF invites you to join us for lunch as we announce the winners. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://app. default/item.php?ref=2667.0.372913187. For more information about Historic Savannah Foundation, please visit www. $50 Fri., May 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER

PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. SMART COOKIES: HOW WOMEN HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD WITH FOOD During this leisurely, after hours tour of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, a National Historic Landmark, participants will hear the powerful story of Juliette Gordon Low and how she came to found Girl Scouts—while they taste foods that bring her world to life. These offerings include a dish inspired by her family’s experiences among the indigenous peoples of the Upper Midwest, a World War I–era Girl Scout recipe, and a Southern staple that was served at Girl Scout fundraising dinners in the 1950s. $40 Sat., May 12, 4:15 p.m. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. 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. SPRING FLING Over 50 vendors will offer arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, yard sale items, food and plants. Fun for kids will include touch-a-truck, mermaid makeover/face painting and make your own slime. Music by Whistle Stop. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m. Bloomingdale History Museum, 250 E. Hwy. 80. TEA IN THE GARDEN Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. On inclement weather dates, tea will be taken inside the house museum $18 Thursdays, Fridays, 4:15 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORE Third Man Records’ mobile record store pulls into Graveface Records and Curiosities. Thu., May 10, 1 p.m. graveface. com/. Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th Street. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (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 Featuring an adoption

event with Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and Relocation (GRRR).. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.


MAKER’S FESTIVAL The Maker’s Festival is a family friendly place to come interact with makers, see what they’re doing, and buy their products. Makers of all types will be offering hands on experience at making. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-598-2300. gastateparks. org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. SAVANNAH MEGA COMIC CON Everything geek under one roof. May 12-13. Originally founded in 2011, Savannah Mega Comic Con is a pop culture & nostalgia convention with the goal to bring worldwide pop culture under one roof for fans to enjoy. $15 one day, $25 for both days May 12-13, 11 a.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. SCAD SAND ARTS FESTIVAL Soak up some sun on Tybee Island’s South Beach and watch in awe as elaborate creations rise from the sand and sway in the wind. Enjoy the picture-perfect setting and cheer on your favorite SCAD artists. Fri., May 11, 10 a.m. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.


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. TWO TIDES GRAND OPENING BLOCK PARTY Celebrate the grand opening of Two Tides with a block party featuring food from Big Bon Pizza and King of Pops and live music by the Roosevelt Collier Trio and Those Cats. The first 50 people to order a beer from the taproom get a special tallboy glass. Free May 12, 5 p.m. Two Tides Brewing Company, 12 West 41st St. INSPIRED GRAND BUFFET Give mom the royal treatment. Surprise her with an artful feast that will elevate the moment and satisfy her cravings. May 13, 11 a.m.. Rocks on the Roof, 102 W. Bay St. INSPIRED GRAND MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH Surprise Mom with an artful feast that will elevate the experience and satisfy her cravings. May 13, 10 a.m.. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH House-made pastries, carving stations, farm fresh vegetable platters and more. May 13, 10 a.m. 1540 Room, 15 E. Liberty St. Dine in splendor with Chef Anthony Burdo’s culinary masterpieces. Prior to dining we invite guests to enjoy relaxing chair massages and sips of the finest sparkling wines in the Harbor Ballroom. As you ascend to the main dining in Aqua Star each mom will receive a special gift bag and a rose from our teams. $75 May 13, 10:30 a.m. The Westin Hilton

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ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. 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. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ 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.



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. 912-355-



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4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. 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. 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. LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging


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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. 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.


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.


HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 second Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713-907-8627. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. JONATHAN BOWERMAN BOOK SIGNING Jonathan Bowerman, author of the series “The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves,” will join Live Oak Public Libraries for a book reading and signing. Free Mon., May 14, 4 p.m. Oglethorpe Mall Branch, 7 Mall Annex. VERA STEWART BOOK SIGNING Vera Stewart signs copies of her brand new cookbook, “The VeryVera Cookbook: Recipes from My Table.” Fri., May 11, 11 a.m. Emily McCarthy, 2428 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., May 12, 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. 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. 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.


Drivers Wanted CDL Class A Driver Needed for Delivery of Equipment and Local Hauling. Clean MVR & TWIC Card Required. Groundsmen/Delivery Driver needed for yard maintenance, washing equipment, and local deliveries. Entry level position. Driver License required with clean MVR. Job Applications can be filled out 117 Sharon Court, Pooler GA 31322. No Phone Calls Please.

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