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MAY 16-22, 2018 NEWS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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WEDNESDAY 5.16 Bob Dylan 76th Birthday Tribute

Tybee Beach Bum Parade FRI 5.18

This classic Tybee event is a favorite for the whole family. Equip yourself with water guns and other soaking paraphernalia to douse the parade floats as they pass by. 6:30 p.m. Tybee Island

In honor of legendary rock musician and poet Bob Dylan, the PFS will screen a 2-hour program of rare live concert performances by Dylan through the years. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $9

Pavement-to-Parks

W Projects and Savannah’s Revival Society will transform a section of the Savannah Civic Center parking lot into a free-to-the-public pop-up park. May 16-19 Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

THURSDAY 5.17 The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk

SAT 5.19

Imagine kinder streets with demonstration bike lanes, pop-up shops, street art, parklets, and more. 11 a.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free and open to the public

Bob Dylan 76th Birthday Tribute WED 5.16

In honor of legendary rock musician and poet Bob Dylan, the Psychotronic Film Society will screen a 2-hour program of rare live concert performances by Dylan through the years, backed by a number of his finest bands. None of these performances have ever been officially released, and this compilation was curated specifically for this event by PFS Executive & Artistic Director Jim Reed. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $9

Film: Beach Blanket Bingo

The best in a short-lived series of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello beachthemed films. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10 912-472-4790

The Philippines, The South China Sea, and U.S. National Interests

The Savannah Council on World Affairs presents this talk by Krista E. Weigand and Michael L. Jordan. 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Free for SWCA members, $10 for non-members savannahcwa.org

Savannah Sideways Reading

Jessica Leigh Lebos reads from her new book, “Savannah Sideways.” A portion of book sales benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast. 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St.

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Starland Street Festival

“Under the Boardwalk” is a high-energy performance that takes a modern twist on the original cabaret experience, and the tantalizing nature of burlesque. Thurs. & Fri. 9:30 p.m., Sat. 10 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre, 306 West Factors Walk. $20 thedowntowndelilahs.com

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SCAD FASHWKND

Four days of original designs curated from the finest SCAD School of Fashion senior and graduate student collections. May 17-20 scad.edu/fashwknd2018

South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave.

The Spotlight

The Spotlight is a free event open to the public featuring a performance by Freespirits, a local electronic violin and percussion orchestra. 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Tea in the Garden

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

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FRIDAY 5.18 An Evening with Huxsie Scott

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Huxsie Scott is regarded as one of the greatest jazz/blues artists ever to live and perform in the Savannah Coastal Area. 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $30

Making Waves: A Collective Perspective on the Pollution of our Waterways

This multi-faceted series of events and resource presentations is an attempt to address and help others to address the consequences of water pollution. May 18-Aug. 26 Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Sister Hazel

Sister Hazel is an American alternative rock band from Gainesville, Florida. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $29 savconcerts.com

Southern Discomfort 2018

This biennial group exhibition will include a reception and silent auction, featuring original art by more than 20 local artists. 5 p.m. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St.

Theatre: August: Osage County

The Weston family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents this classic. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 collectiveface.org

Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents this tale as old as time. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory $20 adults, $15 kids, senior, military

Tybee Beach Bum Parade

Equip yourself with water guns and other soaking paraphernalia to douse the parade floats as they pass by. 6:30 p.m. Tybee Island

SATURDAY 5.19 Andrew Low House Open House

Celebrate the publication of The Andrew Low House by Tania June Sammons and Virginia Connerat Logan, and the opening of Golden Age of Southern Fashion, 1848-1928, an exhibition featuring historic clothing from the Coastal Heritage Society and the Girl Scout First Headquarters. 3 p.m. Andrew Low House, 329 Abercorn St.

Ballroom Dance

East Coast Swing lesson from 7-8 PM taught by Matthew Watson. Social dancing from 8-10 PM. 7 p.m. USA Dance Chapter#6069, 301 HWY 80. $10 USA Dance members, $15 non-members usadancesavannah.com

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Classic rock legends will play the Johnny Mercer Theatre. 8 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $55 savannahcivic.com


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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 frontporchimprov.com

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Gardening Session

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

J.S. Bach’s Magnum Opus, Mass in B Minor

The Wesley Monumental Choir will perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor with full orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Wesley Monumental UMC, 429 Abercorn St. $38

Mimosas with Kristen Baird

Local jewelry designer Kristen Baird will debut her new Spring 2018 designs. 10:30 a.m. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

Sorry Not Sorry Improv: Aladdin

Get ready for a night of improv comedy inspired by Aladdin and his magic carpet. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $10 843-868-1553. frontporchimprov.com

Sound Energy Healing Week 3: The Science of Mantra

In week 3 of the series, explore Mantra chanting, learn it’s effects on our physiology and consciousness, and uncover the hidden mantra encoded in your very own name. 1:30 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. $25

Southbound’s Five Year Anniversary: Allman Brothers Tribute Show Celebrate Southbound’s fifth anniversary with a tribute show to the Allman Brothers featuring The Train Wrecks and friends. 7-10 p.m.

Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $20 advance, $25 day of show

Starland Street Festival

Imagine kinder streets with demonstration bike lanes, pop-up shops, street art, parklets, and more. 11 a.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free and open to the public

Lecture: The Power of Storytelling

Members of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Peacock Guild Writer’s Salon, a talented group of local authors, will share original writing. 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Free and open to the public

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Philharmonic in the Streetz with Edgemere/Sackville Neighborhood

SUNDAY 5.20

MONDAY 5.21

Effingham Community Orchestra: Patriotic and More Concert

Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness

The market provides residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free

The orchestra will perform “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “1812 Overture” and other favorites. 3 p.m. Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South. Free

Open to all, especially children, and designed to celebrate music and neighborhood. 1 p.m. Edgemere/Sackville, Cedar St. and Delesseps Free 912-417-5377.

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

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Fire Fee blaze threatens incumbents BY JIM MOREKIS

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YOU MIGHT be tired of reading about the Fire Fee. I’d prefer to be writing about other things as well. But the Fire Fee not only continues to become more controversial as more details about it become known, but I now believe it will be the number one issue in the 2019 City of Savannah elections, barring some unforeseen major development. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, or even a political scientist, to figure this out. But we now have proof at City Council. The last two meetings have featured attempts by opponents of the Fire Fee to make it an overarching issue.

The issue of the Fire Fee being passed by Council not long before news broke of an unexpected and sizable surplus seems to be what is driving the outrage and feeling of betrayal on the part of citizens. While I like to believe that everyone is up to speed on local issues from paying attention to me and to the rest of the local media, the truth is that many residents don’t follow the news at all, and still have no real idea what the Fire Fee is about. For thousands of voters in the City, their first inkling of the Fire Fee will be when they see it on their property tax bill. And a whole new round of outrage will ensue. For Mayor DeLoach and the new members of Council elected with him — Carol Bell, Brian Foster, Julian Miller, and Bill Durrence — the most real and present electoral danger has to do with where the votes come from.

Based on square footage rather than property value, the Fire Fee will be felt more by a person on a fixed or low income. In addition, as first reported in this space nearly six months ago, because the Fire Fee was coupled with a millage rollback, any property assessed at $640,000 or higher will actually get a net tax break — thus further dividing Savannah along income and racial lines. City Manager Rob Hernandez, the main force behind the Fire Fee, responded to citizen concerns by countering that property value is irrelevant to the entire purpose of the fee: “The City provides the same amount of response (service) to a $100,000 home as it does to a $500,000 home. With regard to fire protection, we do not adjust our response based on property value because a $100,000 home (and its occupants) are

Mayor DeLoach’s success in 2015 was largely due to very high turnout in District 4, the area south of Victory Drive including Ardsley Park, which also elected Julian Miller as its representative in a blowout. And who are some of the voters now most upset about the Fire Fee? You guessed it. Indeed, a dust-up at the most recent meeting revealed intense fault lines. Alderman Tony Thomas’s motions, one to repeal the Fire Fee entirely and another to use half the recently announced surplus to further discount it, both failed in 6-3 votes. Not even the use of what in Savannah counts as the nuclear option — a group of church pastors speaking out against the Fire Fee — swayed the voting. But the debate had the desired effect of forcing Mayor Eddie DeLoach and City Manager Rob Hernandez to defend the Fire Fee yet again, thus spending more political capital on the unpopular measure. Three City Council members have been firm opponents of the Fire Fee, at least recently anyway: Tony Thomas, Van Johnson, and Estella Shabazz. It probably won’t surprise you that all three predate the DeLoach administration. (If you’re asking yourself how do Thomas and Johnson always seem to avoid blame for the City’s problems when they’ve been part of the system longer than anyone else up there, you’ve answered your own question: Both men are skilled politicians, each in his own very different way. That skill is largely how they keep getting a pass — and keep getting reelected.)

Mayor DeLoach’s success in 2015 was largely due to very high turnout in District 4, the area south of Victory Drive including Ardsley Park, which also elected Julian Miller as its representative in a blowout. DeLoach and Miller are arguably the Council members most supportive of the Fire Fee. And who are some of the voters now most upset by the Fire Fee? You guessed it. However, the fact that Ardsley Park is mad about a new tax or fee is as surprising as seeing the question “Gunshots or Fireworks?” on the neighborhood chat page. What is more noteworthy is that opposition to the Fire Fee is perhaps most intense in lower-income areas of Savannah, where the impact of the Fire Fee will be the most disproportionate. Alderwoman Shabazz, whose District 5 is arguably the City’s most challenged economically, had a crowd of 400 residents come to the Liberty City Community Center to vent about the Fire Fee and hear about possible discounts. If that doesn’t sound like a lot of people, keep in mind that Shabazz received 1435 votes in her last election throughout the entire district. Four hundred motivated voters in Savannah can be a game-changing number.

as equally important as a $500,000 one,” Hernandez wrote in an email response to a concerned homeowner. “Trust me when I say that this was not an easy decision for staff or City Council to make. We were all faced with the decision to reduce services, raise taxes, or raise money through other means such as a fire fee. None of these three options were easy ones to take on and without controversy and without pain. That’s the reality,” Hernandez concluded. Hernandez was hired in 2016 specifically to set the City’s finances in order. You could certainly make the case that he’s off to a solid start in that direction, though not every move has been popular. In most places the news of a $10 million surplus would be considered a net positive, rather than the fiasco most of Savannah seems to consider it. But speaking of reality: Another reality is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And the public’s burning anger at the Fire Fee threatens to bring more sweeping change to City Council in the next election. It’s looking like that conflagration will be a hard one to extinguish. CS


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History is behind effort to hide the Boyd video BY J. EDWARD HACKETT

Boyd’s family and attorney dispute the police claim that Boyd had a BB gun when shot.

instead, it is “a profound social disease, spreading now like forest fire, and certain to become permanently endemic in every corner of our country, North and South, unless heroic remedies are swiftly adopted to check it.” James authored these words in 1903, and now we must call for a new culture of policing that abides by these warnings. One central thesis of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow is that white supremacy reconfigures itself with each new effort at social and political progress. In this way, the tradition of violence against Black bodies equally reconfigures itself in much the same way that Jim Crow and the school-to-prison pipeline have reasserted control and domination over African Americans. This might explain why white fear is reason enough in some circles for some Whites to accept an uncritical attitude regarding police accounts and justifications for lethal use of force. This acceptance may be implicit here in Savannah at the local level. However, white fear is never a reason that can justify shooting an unarmed human being—no matter their identity. Only the most serious threat to one’s life can morally justify ending another’s life.  White fear has long been entrenched in the very fabric of our social reality, and with each passing choice to avert our eyes from discussions regarding race relations, we continue to sink ever more into an uncomfortable silence that only perpetuates white fear as a justification for murdering unarmed black men by law enforcement officers. Someone has to say enough is enough, and we all must try and renew the promise of being a community, “a garment of destiny” as Martin Luther King described his “beloved community.” In Savannah, that courageous person is Jameillah Smiley. Her request to release the body cam footage is going against this uncomfortable silence, and a possible avenue to explore in restoring the promise of

community for all Savannahians. Part of this uncomfortable silence tacitly assumes how we-as-a-society regard access to Black bodies and how Black persons are represented in the culture of law enforcement, which alongside the inconsistencies and allegations of the Claiborne law firm only press the point further that releasing the footage would go along way to arresting unwanted speculations about the dearth of virtue in the investigation and prosecutorial efforts here in Savannah. This uncomfortable silence produces in all of us a polite form of retreat and hesitancy that may facilitate reactions like the police officers in this scenario and provides a de facto perpetuation of the implicit ways white supremacy organizes itself socially. Many unwarranted murders of several brothers of our human family have been committed by police officers, and these names are now known to us because the democratization of surveillance technologies through smart phone without which we would not know about them. Walter Scott got justice, but in the long list of unarmed black men shot by police officers, Scott is the exception, not the rule.  I call on others to aid Ms. Smiley in releasing the body camera footage. I call all of Georgia to urge Savannah City Council to push the issue in her favor, and I call on City Attorney Stillwell to reconsider. If there was no wrongdoing and as reports have confirmed GBI police already showed the body camera footage to Ms. Smiley, then there should be no reason not to share it with the public. Let the angels of our better nature take hold. To restore confidence in city government, the powers that be should release the footage and all police incident reports. With that release, we can have open and honest discussions about how to heal and move forward. This healing, however, requires that we ultimately question police officers, the culture of law enforcement, and the role race plays in our society, including the untimely death of Ricky Boyd and the circumstances surrounding it. CS

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RICKY BOYD was an unarmed AfricanAmerican who was shot by Savannah Police on January 23, 2018. We know that body camera footage of the shooting exists. The City Attorney, Brooks Stillwell, has argued that release of the footage would hinder an ongoing investigation. He is treating the body camera footage as evidence, whereas Jameillah Smiley, Ricky’s mother, has sought and requested that the body camera footage be made public. Ms. Smiley says she has already been shown body camera footage in which she saw no BB gun in Ricky’s possession as police allegedly report. The argument has been made that evidence should be withheld pending an ongoing investigation. The reasoning goes that the integrity of this investigation needs to take its course, and if we take one piece out of context, then the public may misunderstand. I respect this reasoning. However, this argument only holds if there isn’t reason to be suspicious of the virtue of those doing the investigating. In this case, there’s some prima facie evidence to be suspicious, and Smiley’s skepticism is warranted. There are discrepancies reported by media outlets. For example, the WTOC special investigation details how police narratives keep changing. Jameillah’s attorney, Will Claiborne, and his firm have made videos of all the discrepancies.   Institutions exist to facilitate a desired end. In this case, law enforcement and the courts exist to realize justice in concrete spaces. Such realization requires predispositions and habits that are already just. Police must adopt certain procedures, adhere to rules, and this entire activity should be open, public, and accessible to the scrutiny such power invites. While I admit that human beings can err in this realization of justice, there are reasons Southern institutions should want more transparency in how they do things. Specifically, the South is the site of many public lynchings that William James, the celebrated Harvard philosopher, once remarked are “not a transient contagion destined to exhaust it’s virulence,” but

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DANCING IN THE STREETS

Savannah Philharmonic celebrates Edgemere/Sackville

BY ANNA CHANDLER

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THE SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC is taking the music to the streets. A collaboration between the Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the City of Savannah, and Edgemere/Sackville Neighborhood Association, Philharmonic in the Streetz began as a way to share professional music with Savannah neighbors. “The aim is to go into challenged neighborhoods, particularly where families don’t have the opportunity to attend an orchestral concert,” Savannah Philharmonic Director of Development Terri O’Neil explains. “It’s taking live music 8 into the neighborhoods and making it a

community event for awareness and for music education. It improves quality of life to bring music to the community.” The event has already been wildly successful in neighborhoods throughout the city. May’s event will serve the residents of the Edgemere/Sackville neighborhood. The festive afternoon features performances from Ricardo Ochoa and Friends, Laiken Love and the Fellowship of Love, and students from Myers Middle School. Additionally, attendees can look forward to entertainment from magician Magic Marc, free ice cream from Bruster’s, and barbecue from Trick’s, available for purchase. Cynthia Hopson, Vice President of the Edgemere/Sackville Neighborhood Association, first heard about the initiative at a

City Council meeting last year. “I wanted it in my community and immediately contacted Alderman John Hall,” she explains. “In my community in particular, there are lots of families that may have not even heard classical music or haven’t been exposed to it in any way. Many times, we have parents and families who can’t afford to go to the symphony—or many may not be interested, because they aren’t accustomed to hearing that type of music.” Philharmonic in the Streetz is unlike any other Philharmonic performance— there’s a contagious, kinetic energy, a blurred line between performers and audience, and, sometimes, even line dancing. Audiences are just likely to hear classical music as blues, jazz, and beyond. Performers like Laiken Love, who sings in the Philharmonic Chorus but also fronts her own R&B band, show the versatility of the classical music experience. “It’s a way to demonstrate—particularly to the students—how you can be

cross-genre and have professional career in the music industry,” O’Neil says. “Not only is music bringing people together in celebration of community, but music is a good career path. We strive to our students that through education and music performance, there are job opportunities in that industry. Laiken is a perfect example: She performs with the Chorus, has her own band, and she also works for a performing arts tech company.” Local students will also be in the spotlight. “Each time we produce this, we wrap in a neighborhood school,” says O’Neil. “It’s an opportunity to put those students in front of the community and showcase what they’re working on, whether it’s a particular piece or sectional.” This weekend’s event highlights the site of a future park in the Edgemere/Sackville neighborhood. The project has been a long time coming, and residents are looking forward to construction beginning toward the end of 2018.


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Philharmonic in the Streetz brings together neighbors, families, and music lovers. PHOTOS BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

“We did a survey of our entire neighborhood, going door-to-door and asking what people want in a park,” Hopson recounts. “We wanted to make sure the community knows that it is going to happen—sometimes it takes a little longer than we would like because of things out of our and the city’s control, but this is a way to keep them involved and let them know the plan is still in place.” In 2019, families can enjoy a place where children can safely play outside. The park will have play equipment geared toward younger children—monkey bars, merrygo-rounds, and beyond—with stationary tables for a round of chess or a lunch break. There will also be a path around the park

so grown-ups can get their steps in while keeping an eye on their children. “Once the park is completed, we’re going to have another event with the Philharmonic to commemorate the park construction and opening,” shares Hopson. For now, the neighborhood and Philharmonic will warm the spot up with one big, unforgettable party. “The Neighborhood Assocation is working really hard to bring cultural events like this to our community on a regular basis so we can highlight what’s positive, what’s good that’s going on in our community rather than focus on what isn’t,” Hopson says. “There’s more good here than not.” “It’s a really energetic, happy, and joyful

event,” O’Neil says. “Everybody comes together for music, food camaraderie. …It’s all-inclusive. We’re all there together as Savannah residents and neighbors.” CS

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NEWS & OPINION AN URBANIST VIEW

THE OGLETHORPE PLAN:

The threats, the reality, and what’s in between BY JASON COMBS

CONNECT SAVANNAH | MAY 16-22, 2018

HAVE YOU heard that the Savannah National Historic Landmark District (SNHLD) is threatened? That’s the word on the street. But, it’s a bit more complicated than that. The National Park Service (NPS) commissioned and received an “Integrity and Condition Assessment” of the SNHLD that clocks in at over 200 pages (though the meat is contained in the first 60, so don’t let that scare you too much). Lucky for you, I have read the whole report, attended both public forums that were held last week, and done a little digging of my own, so that I can try to untangle it all for the readers of Connect. Let’s start with the use of the word “threatened” and work backwards. Dr. Turkiya Lowe of the NPS began both recent public forums hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) by stressing that the designation of the SNHLD is in no way in jeopardy at this time. The NPS uses the word “threatened” in a very particular way, and it has not even been applied yet. The purpose of the assessment, which is open for public comments, was to recommend one of four “condition categories” to be applied to the SNHLD. In the conclusion (pg. 62) it is recommended that category be “Threatened (Priority 1)”. However, to reiterate, this change has not been made, but recommended by the authors of this recent assessment. So, next question: Why is the SNHLD perhaps “threatened?” First of all, the aspect of the SNHLD that the assessment is attempting to measure, the one that affects its official status, is its “integrity,” or “a measure of health… …in terms of its ability to convey the significance that lead to its designation.” Ah, now we are getting somewhere. So, what is the significance that lead to the designation of the SNHLD? This brings us to the “original sin” in the creation of the Savannah National Historic Landmark District in 1966 – it was done by decree of the Secretary of the Interior, without nomination, and without documentation. He just did it. The value of downtown Savannah was apparently self-evident. 10 Justification for the designation came

later, in 1969, when a nomination was registered retroactively. In these 1969 forms (included in Appendix A of the NPS assessment) buildings of architectural value are described, en masse, but in the most salient section, the “Statement of Significance,” the focus is on The Oglethorpe Plan itself: “Savannah is unusual because of its physical plan. James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia, was responsible for this innovation in urban design.” This section goes on to describe The Plan in more detail, without ever mentioning the architecture that now fills it. Later, the nomination was updated and expanded in 1977. Whereas the category of designation in the 1969 document had only been “district” — now both “district” and “building(s)” are included. In the description section of the 1977 nomination, there is a wonderful quote: “While Savannah does possess a number of very distinguished buildings, and while it has certainly played its role in American history, the real meaning of this area lies in something else. It lies in the wholeness of the place, in the rational nature of the rhythmic placement of streets, buildings, and open areas, and it lies in the great variety of spatial experience throughout the fabric of the district.” This last sentence is a wonderful and succinct description of what urban design itself is, which I sometimes have trouble putting into words. From now on I will just steal these. In essence, the significance of the SNHLD is in its illustration of what good urban design should be. But just a page later, seeds of conflict are planted in the updated “Statement of Significance”: “Savannah survives today as an essentially nineteenth century collection of buildings, built upon Oglethorpe’s eighteenth century plan, a truly superlative urban environment.” The conflict is between the relative significance of The Plan, and the old structures that inhabit that plan. The Plan, the core of the 1969 nomination, now seems to have been demoted. The trees are beginning to obscure the view of the forest. Indeed, whereas in the 1969 nomination form “Urban Design” is offered with its own box, and checked, as one of the Areas of Significance, in the 1977 update “Town Planning” must be inserted at the end under an “Other” box. The forms themselves seem to be biased…

A 1985 update to the nomination is entirely absorbed with issues of architectural history, asking that the “Period of Significance” for the buildings within the District be extended to 1934. The Plan only receives a passing mention. However, in the current NPS assessment, the importance of The Plan is once again given top billing: “The assessment team and the majority of the survey respondents agreed that the Savannah Town Plan was the defining feature of the SNHLD.” (page 61) But again, seeds of conflict are again planted in a following sentence: “The density and scale of historic architecture from the period of significance within that plan was the second most important character-defining feature.” Here, I think, is the crux of the conflict. If you focus on the secondary Area of Significance — historic architectural value — you likely believe that for this significance to be best conveyed, it must not be intruded upon by contemporary infill. “Integrity” to you means being surrounded by all old stuff, or at least all oldlooking stuff. Therefore, anything new, no matter how well done, is a detraction if it does not look and feel historic. However, this interferes with the conveyance of the primary Area of Significance: The Plan. For it to best display its significance, it must be allowed to accept contemporary additions, and illustrate that though laid out in 1733, The Plan is still relevant now. But in reading the NPS assessment, there is a clear bias against anything new, even when well designed and constructed. This is exemplified by the assessment’s treatment of the Jepson Center. In the historical narrative of Chapter 2, the Jepson is called a success of the design review process, which “produced a context-sensitive building, responding to the massing and scale of neighboring buildings on the square.” However, in Chapter 4: Assessment Results, the Jepson is included as a detraction from Telfair Square: “The areas south and east of the of the square contain a high degree of nonhistoric infill development, most notably, the 1985 Juliette Gordon Low Federal Complex on the eastern trust lots, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers federal office building on the southeast corner, and the contemporary Jepson Center for the Arts building on the southwest corner.” Non-historic infill just can’t win. Even when lauded as a “success” it later gets

lumped in with the infamous bathroom buildings. If you see all contemporary infill as a detraction, and there is obviously contemporary infill happening within and adjacent to the SNHLD, then it is a foregone conclusion that you will recommend that the District be categorized as “threatened”. This is simply wrong-headed. I will turn here to the words of beloved, now-passed Georgia Tech professor Doug Allen on the Oglethorpe Plan: It is this network of dimensions, here, that allowed futures that could not possibly have been predicted by the Trustees or by Oglethorpe or by anyone in 1733, to actually develop in the nineteenth century when the city really began to grow. This is the significance of it. This is the obligation of the urban designer – to accommodate futures that we cannot predict. It is remarkable, the number of building types and land uses that can actually be accommodated within this hierarchy of dimensions. Real history is not made by preserving old buildings, or by freezing the present into an ossified version of the past. Real history is made when each successive generation, subject to their own condition, can write their own story into a place. The stability of the public frame (in this case, the Oglethorpe Plan) allows the representation of the present to fluctuate according to its own needs, while assuring continuity between past and future. A wider coalition against actual threats can be built, but not if preservationists insist on painting all contemporary infill as a threat. The Plan comes first — the oldest and the newest documents about the SNHLD agree on this. And if you understand The Plan’s true significance, that means allowing it to be occupied in new ways. If that can be agreed upon, then it will be easier to see that contemporary infill is context-sensitive and aesthetically pleasing, and that true threats (like the proposed new Tomochichi Courthouse extension) can be opposed, and existing mistakes (like the Civic Center complex) can be remedied. To read the NPS assessment for yourself, and leave your own comments, go to: https://go.nps.gov/savannah To listen to Doug Allen’s lectures on the history of urban form, including his lecture on Savannah, please look up the Doug Allen Institute on YouTube. CS


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Why does South America grow all the coca? All lucrative plants are grown in multiple locations, as far as I know. So why is coca only cultivated in South America? —Pardel COCA’S well adapted to its native environment, but with a sufficiently green thumb you could grow it in a variety of climes. As to why you don’t see it much beyond South America in practice, you’re looking at the usual historical contingencies: colonialism, drug panics, international conventions, world wars, yada yada. Hailing from the genus Erythroxylum, coca’s indigenous to the Andes, where for millennia people have been cultivating a few species whose leaves they chew as a stimulant. Anthropologists theorize that chewing coca may offset adverse effects of high-altitude life. And for most of history there wasn’t any overwhelming incentive for the practice to spread downhill: as an intoxicant, coca leaf packs no more punch than a strong cup of coffee. Spanish colonists in South America paid it little mind, being understandably focused on things like gold and silver. Thus it wasn’t until the late 1800s that

coca really showed up on the world’s radar, once German chemists managed to isolate and purify its active ingredient, the alkaloid cocaine. Western doctors used it topically as an anesthetic, but saw serious potential in its stimulant properties. Sigmund Freud, a big fan, touted it as a potential cure for ailments from depression to asthma. Its tendency to induce feelings of exhilaration and euphoria didn’t make it any less popular. Unregulated cocaine found its way into legit pharmaceutical practice and dodgy patent medicines alike (not to mention one extremely well-known soft drink). By 1900 the U.S. was importing 1,000 tons of coca a year from Peru, the major supplier until other countries got hip. The Dutch become dominant players, growing coca in the East Indies and processing it back in Amsterdam. The Japanese, meanwhile, started plantations on what’s now Taiwan. But it was the U.S.—the “prime mover” in the changing fortunes of cocaine, according to drug-trade historian Paul Gootenberg—which in the early 20th century began an international drive for cocaine prohibition. By this time, addiction problems had become impossible to ignore. Valid public-health concerns intermingled with a good old American moral freak-out (remember, we prohibited alcohol around then too). The result? “In one generation,” Gootenberg writes, the view of cocaine in Western medical circles went “from a possible modern panacea to an unscientific ‘mania.’” The U.S. restricted the drug at home and leaned on other nations to crack down. It took a while, but we got our way. The Dutch weren’t thrilled about dismantling their state-run coke works, but they eased off the throttle. The final blow to legitimate global coke production was

World War II, which scrambled national industries, finished imperial Japan, and cemented the U.S. as a global superpower. Per Gootenberg, the year 1945 “marked the complete shutdown of any autonomous cocaine networks that had persisted before the war.” The German and Japanese pharmaceutical infrastructure lay in ruins, and U.S. occupying forces were in position to implement America’s anti-drug stance. Coca cultivation had effectively been driven back where it started: the Andes. Turning an eye to our southern neighbors, the U.S. pushed coca-eradication policies throughout the hemisphere; in 1961 a UN narcotics agreement pledged to wipe out even the chewing of coca leaf within 25 years. Irony fans will note that this same 25-year period happens to be when America made itself into an enormous customer base for South American coke. And this morass of conflicting incentives—zero tolerance on one hand, massive demand on the other—meant we spent the latter half of the 20th century playing cocaine whack-a-mole in Latin America: zapping facilities only to send them deeper into the jungle, further into the mountains, over a porous border, etc. So despite appearances, coca cultivation is on the move. A few years ago a plantation was discovered in Chiapas, in southern Mexico—as far as anyone knows, the first of its kind that far north. “My only question is why it took so long,” one drug-policy expert told Vice News. Chiapas, after all, has got “cheap labor, remote land, and good climate. Add corruption, crushing poverty, and poor infrastructure for other types of commerce and you’ve got a perfect storm.” When you put it that way, we should start seeing U.S. coca in no time. CS BY CECIL ADAMS

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2018 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Monday May 14

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A janitor at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, may have hit the jackpot on April 26 when he discovered $325,000 worth of gold bars in a garbage bin. Investigators told The Korea Times they believe two men were transporting the gold, wrapped in newspapers, from Hong Kong to Japan, and threw away the stash for fear of being searched by customs agents. If the owner doesn’t make a claim in six months, the janitor will get the gold, thanks to South Korea’s “finders-keepers” law. However, if the treasure is found to be linked to criminal activity, the janitor will not be entitled to any of it.

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St. Vincent’s teacher/coach arrested for illegally photographing students Savannah Police’s Special Victims Unit has arrested a 38-year-old teacher for charges of illegally photographing students. “Joey Morcock is accused of taking photos up the skirts of female students while he was employed as a track coach and teacher at St. Vincent’s Academy,” police report. “The incident was first reported to Savannah Police on April 23. Detectives with the Special Victims Unit launched an investigation into the allegations and was officially taken into custody today on two counts of surreptitious recording of intimate parts. Morcock was removed from his position at the school while the investigation was ongoing,” police say.

All buildings north to 36th Street and south to 38th Street were evacuated. Chatham Area Transit buses aided in efforts. “Savannah Fire says a construction crew excavating the parking lot at 37th and Bull Streets struck a gas line, which prompted the evacuations,” a CEMA spokesperson says.

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The Chatham County Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of Dimetria Laquita Pelote. Pelote is wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, around 8pm. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Pelote should contact the Chatham County Police at (912)652-6920.

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Entering auto suspects sought

The Chatham County Police Department is attempting to identify two individuals who have been taking items out of unlocked vehicles in the area of Ferguson Avenue, between Skidaway Road and Whitefield Avenue. These thefts occurred between 2-4 am.  The two subjects are believed to be white males and are believed to be travelling on foot in the area of Ferguson Avenue, walking down the side streets checking for unlocked vehicles.  One suspect typically carries a backpack.  Anyone with info should contact the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) at (912) 651-4717. Or call CrimeStoppers at (912)234-2020 to leave an anonymous tip.

Gas leak prompts evacuations

The Starland district in the area of 37th and Bull Streets was closed for a couple of hours this afternoon due to a gas leak, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency 12 (CEMA) said.

High Times Ferguson Avenue suspect

Savannah Police recently installed a new addition to headquarters, a Little Free Library. This small library, placed in front of SPD headquarters, is meant to increase access to books in the community. “Reading opens the mind to new ideas and furthers education, but can also be very exciting,” said Assistant Chief Kerry Thomas. “We look forward to opportunities like this to engage with the community on a sharing collaborative that has benefits for all.” A second Little Free Library has been placed outside of the Southside Precinct. “The SPD is dedicated to community outreach programs and fostering good relationships with the public, especially with kids,” said Southside Precinct Captain Joy Gellatly. “Southside Precinct’s Little Free Library gives kids the opportunity to not only get a book to read, but also to run into a police officer. These encounters can do wonders in helping to build trust.”     Police encourage the community to take advantage of the libraries, but consider leaving books as well. Savannah Police officers have already started placing books in the libraries. Locations are: SPD Headquarters: 201 Habersham St, and the Southside Precinct at 7804 Abercorn St #118.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrived at the scene of a crash in Orlando on April 29 to find Scott Ecklund, 32, uninjured but highly agitated. Trooper Glaudson Curado arrested Ecklund after Ecklund helpfully told the trooper he could get more meth than had been found in the search of Ecklund’s wrecked Chevy Impala if the trooper would allow him to leave the scene. “Mr. Ecklund was making no sense during our conversation,” Curado wrote in his report, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Ecklund, who was arrested earlier in April for crashing a truck into a house and claiming to be an FBI agent as he brandished an assault rifle, was charged with meth possession and driving with a suspended license and taken to the Orange County Jail.

Indecent Exposure

Neighbors of the “Pooperintendent,” a New Jersey school superintendent nabbed for repeatedly defecating on a high school running track, were nonplussed by the news. Thomas Tramaglini, 42, superintendent of schools in nearby Kenilworth, was charged April 30 in Holmdel, New Jersey, Municipal Court for defecating in public, lewdness and littering after being caught on surveillance video relieving himself on a daily basis during his run at the Holmdel High School track. The track is about 3 miles from Tramaglini’s home in Aberdeen. But neighbors told NJ.com that Tramaglini always struck them as a nice guy -- “Except for pooping on the field,” one added. Another dismissed all the attention: “If he wasn’t a super, this wouldn’t even be news.”

Awesome!

The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum in Paris, has made a name for itself by granting special visiting hours to nudists. On May 5, Reuters reported, naturists were invited to tour an exhibit, with about 160 attendees taking advantage of the sans-clothing event. Paris is seeing an increase in naturist events, according to Julien Claude-Penegry, communications

director of the Paris Naturists Association. “The naturists’ way of life is to be naked. Naturists are pushing past barriers, taboos or mentalities that were obstructive,” he said. Next up for French nudists: a clubbing night later this year.

Questionable Judgment

Angelique Sanchez, 26, of Denver was asked to provide a urine sample for a prospective employer on May 3, so, of course, she stopped off at a 7-Eleven store in Aurora to apply the final touch: She put the urine-filled bottle in a microwave and turned it on, whereupon the sample blew up. A 7-Eleven clerk, who observed a “yellow liquid ... and the smell was unquestionably urine” dripping from the microwave, confronted Sanchez, who wiped the liquid out of the microwave and onto the floor, then walked out. KUSA TV reported that police caught up with her at a nearby clinic and issued a summons for damaged property. Medical expert Comilla Sasson guessed that Sanchez was trying to restore the sample to body temperature.

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Visitors to New York’s Fort Ticonderoga were in for a special treat as locks of hair from Revolutionary War general turned traitor Benedict Arnold and his first wife, Margaret, were on display during the season’s opening weekend of May 5-6. Curator Matthew Keagle told The Associated Press Arnold’s hair was recently rediscovered in the museum’s collections and had been preserved by the family. The private historical site obtained the hair in the 1950s. Saving a lock of a deceased family member’s hair was a common practice during the 1700s. Arnold helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British during the opening weeks of the Revolutionary War.

Weird Cliche

Drivers along I-70 outside of Indianapolis thought it was raining money for them May 2 as $600,000 in cash tumbled out the back doors of a Brinks truck and onto the highway, the Indianapolis Star reported. State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine said an undetermined amount of cash has not been accounted for, as “people were jumping over fences and crawling on the ground” to pick up loose bills flying around. In a tweet, he warned: “Finding a large sum of money is no different than other property. If a brand-new car fell off a semi, would the 1st person to find it get to keep it? It belongs to someone else.”

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BIG SOMETHING JAMS ON Band returns to Savannah with new album States, including a tour with improv rockers The Werks, opening for bands like the B-52s, Robert Randolph and

the Family Band, Galactic, and Umphrey’s McGee, and playing standout gigs like Telluride Bluegrass Festival and beyond. Over the years, the band has caught the attention of fans and publications like Guitar World and Relix Magazine. Most recently, Big Something shared a new album, The Otherside. Available on CDs, vinyl, and digital, the record captures the swirling, cross-genre stew that is Big Something. Savannahians can hear it all in person at Barrelhouse South, where the band will play three sets. Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to experience something Big. CS

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“An Enchanting Evening” A black-tie fundraising gala, featuring Bob and Alice Jepson as honorary chairs, “An Enchanting Evening “ is designed to captivate the senses with sumptuous fare and joyful camaraderie, all while enjoying special performances by Philharmonic musicians and choristers,” the Philharmonic explained in a press release.

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Chicago: ‘The world’s longest encore’ Iconic band set to perform classic second album in its entirety

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“But we were wrong. Very simple, we were completely wrong. And this album is musically far reaching enough and ahead of its time, to the point where when we started learning it (again), even the songwriters were scratching their heads going ‘Where the hell did I come up with this? I mean, it’s really good.’” The group then follows up that set with what’s being billed as the world’s longest encore—an hour-long selection of hits. “It’s amazing that even doing another hour of hits, there’s still many that are left out,” Loughnane said. “It’s mind-boggling. We can do two hours.” The songs from Chicago II (which include the hits “25 Or 6 To 4,” “Make Me Smile,” “Colour My World” and “Wake Up Sunshine”) have all been performed in concert by the band, although in the case of some lesser known songs on the album, only during the early years of the band. The performance of Chicago II won’t be the only thing that’s new for fans seeing Chicago this year. They’ll also see a lineup that has undergone several changes. Drummer Tris Imboden and bassist/ singer Jeff Coffey have recently departed. But Loughnane feels the group found more-than-capable replacements. “Tris decided to resign, and also Jeff Coffey,” Loughnane said. “To replace them, the tenor vocals are now with a Canadian (singer/guitarist) named Neil Donell. He’s an excellent vocalist, and he’s been performing in Canada and various other places with orchestras and tribute bands for years and years. And Brett Simons is now our bass player, and he does high harmony background vocals as well. He’s a great bass player, and he’s played with Melissa Etheridge and many other top-name artists through the years. So

he’s a pro from a long time back. And then to replace Tris, Wally Reyes is a drummer in his own right and he just moved over (from percussion) and is playing drums. And we brought his brother (Daniel de los Reyes) in to play percussion. But Danny’s not going to be able to be with us continuously. He’s going to go back and forth with (his other group) the Zac Brown Band. I think he’s going to miss a good portion of the summer, actually. We will either have no percussionist or someone else to fill in for him.” The new recruits join a lineup that includes original members Loughnane, singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm and trombonist James Pankow, along with guitarist/singer Keith Howland, Ray Herrmann (saxophone) and Lou Pardini (keyboards, vocals). (Original saxophonist Walt Parazaider remains a member of Chicago, but no longer tours on a regular basis with the group.) Lineup changes are nothing new for Chicago. Over the years, the group has seen the departures of such notable members as Peter Cetera (bass/vocals), drummer Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin (keyboards/vocals) and Jason Scheff (bass/ vocals). Original guitarist/singer Terry Kath died from an accidental self-inflicted gun shot in 1978. Chicago has not only weathered the many personnel changes that have occurred over the years, Loughnane said the band has benefited from them. “As members have come and gone for whatever the reasons might be, the new members that come in to take over their places, make the band even better,” he said. “I don’t know why that is, but that is what has been happening all the way through. So that’s not a bad thing, either.”

In addition to touring, 2018 will see a pair of releases from Chicago. Loughnane said the band has filmed a performance of Chicago II that airs this spring on PBS and then will be released on DVD. There is also a more substantial retrospective collection. On April 6, Rhino Records released a 4-CD/1 DVD set, “Chicago: VI Decades Live,” which collects live performances from across the band’s career. The set is anchored by the original lineup’s August 1970 performance at England’s historic Isle Of Wight Festival and a DVD capturing Chicago’s 1977 performance on Germany’s “Rockpalast” program. The Isle Of Wight Festival was meant to be England’s answer to the previous summer’s Woodstock Festival, and featured a host of now-legendary acts. Loughnane, though, has only general memories of Chicago’s part in that event. “Pretty much all I remember is being there and playing the show. And I’m not sure I remember that much of it,” Loughnane said. “I remember the fact that we were there, we played it, and I was probably critical of it at the time. Usually (I was like) ‘That wasn’t good enough’ or ‘We should have done this better’ or ‘I missed those notes,’ that kind of stuff. That’s usually my take on almost every show I’ve ever done.” That seems like a fitting statement for a musician who’s still striving to improve on his craft after 51 years of touring and recording. CS

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LAST YEAR, the members of Chicago got together for a celebratory dinner to mark their 50th year as a band. That sort of longevity puts Chicago in a very exclusive club, as one of the very few bands—the Rolling Stones, The Who, and a handful of ‘60s pop acts playing perhaps with their frontman or key songwriter as the only remaining key band member— still on the scene. “We’re the ones that have worked every year,” trumpet player Lee Loughnane noted in a recent phone interview. “The Stones haven’t even done that.” The fact that Chicago has now not only endured, but thrived, for 51 years and counting is not lost on Loughnane. “I have to pinch myself that this is actually me,” he said with a laugh. But far from feeling like he has accomplished everything there is to attain within a band or there’s nothing left to prove, Loughnane said Chicago’s accomplishments only push him forward, to get better on his instrument and help Chicago as a band to improve as a live act. “So many people have come up to me and said that I was responsible—not only the band, but me personally—for them playing their instrument or getting into music,” Loughnane explained. “That makes me want to work harder at it because there’s no going back from there. If they come and see you and you’re not good, that’s bad. “The harder you work at it, the more you know it’s possible to keep raising the bar,” he said. “You’re just never satisfied with the progress. You’ve got to keep getting better.” Loughnane and the other members of Chicago are getting their share of opportunities to prove themselves to audiences once again this year as the band completes a run of headlining shows this spring and then this summer will headline an amphitheater tour with REO Speedwagon as the opener. And this year’s live show is different than any Chicago has played, with the main set devoted to playing the group’s second album, “Chicago II,” in its entirety. It marks the first time Chicago has played one of its albums front to back on a tour. “It has been something other artists have done and we have discussed it for years and always decided against it because we didn’t feel it would be compelling enough to hold an audience’s attention,” Loughnane said.

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BY ANNA CHANDLER anna@connectsavannah.com

THE WOGGLES, SHOPLIFTERS @THE JINX

RAYNBIRD

MUSIC THE BAND PAGE

Head down to River Street to enjoy a celebration of local music, art, and fellowship. From May 18-20, Rousakis Plaza will feature entertainers, artists and crafters at the familyfriendly Unity in the Community Festival, held every third weekend of the month. This weekend’s festival will honor and celebrate Savannah’s mothers with diverse activities for all. In addition to arts and crafts, the weekend features plenty of live music, including a set from rising Savannah band Raynbird. Fronted by Rayner Wilmot, a self-taught musician born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Raynbird was formed in 2017 and has featured a varying lineup of Savannah-based musicians ever since. Inspired by the traditional reggae of the 1970s through the 1990s, you’ll hear touches of funk, jazz, blues and beyond in Raynbird’s grooves. FRIDAY, MAY 18 AND SATURDAY, MAY 19, 11 A.M. – 11 P.M., SUNDAY, MAY 20, 11 A .M. – 6 P.M., FREE

THE WOGGLES

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL @ROUSAKIS PLAZA

For the last 30 years, The Woggles have been showing folks of all ages how garage rock is really done. Most recently, the band released Tally Ho! On Wicked Cool Records. With dancing, bartop-hopping vocalist “The Professor” Mighty Manfred, guitarist Flesh Hammer, bassist Buzz Hag Strom and drummer Dan Eletxro, the band’s latest recording features writing contributions from all members. Don’t plan to attend a Woggles show and sit in the corner. The band offers full-throttle entertainment and crowd participation, creating a truly unforgettable show for all. The Woggles are joined by Savannah’s own garage-punks Shoplifters, fronted by Keith Kozel. THURSDAY, MAY 17, 9 P.M., 21+

SISTER HAZEL @THE STAGE ON BAY

The beloved ‘90s alt-rockers are back! Platinum-selling artists Sister Hazel return to The Stage on Bay this Friday for their Roll on Bye tour. The band behind hits like “All For You,” “Your Winter,” and “Change Your Mind” recently shared a new EP. ‘Water,’ released on February 9, continues Sister Hazel’s tradition of up-tempo, breezy melodies and arrangements with a Southern lilt. The EP is part of a new compilation, Elements, and features contributions from Billy Montana, Michael Logen, Neil Carpenter, and more. The self-produced release features a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. FRIDAY, MAY 18, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $29-39, ALL-AGES

CONNECT SAVANNAH | MAY 16-22, 2018

THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY @ELAN SAVANNAH

Elan celebrates three years of nonstop dance nights and good times. To give back to their patrons, the nightclub is bringing DJ Michael Pata with Madd Max (known as BlastRiot as a unit). JP’s Music will join on drums and act as MC. Expect to hear dynamic and energetic selections of riot house, trap, future bass, and beyond. The bar promises plenty of giveaways, specials, and a complimentary champagne toast to commemorate the special anniversary. 16 SATURDAY, MAY 19, 9 P.M., $5 VIA ELECTOSTUB.COM, 18+

Louisiana native Lainey Wilson brings her uniquely original tunes to Saddle Bags. A natural performer, Wilson got her start performing as Hannah Montana at various events and parties in high school. Later, after years of traveling back and forth to Nashville, the young musician dove in headfirst, parking her camper in a friend’s studio parking lot while working hard on Music Row. In her time in Nashville, Wilson has become an in-demand writer, penning hundreds of songs for the likes of Luke Combs, Kasey Tyndall, and, eventually herself. Sony/ATV signed her as a solo artist in 2017, and since then, Wilson has caught attention opening for the likes of Dylan Scott, Deana Carter, Jamie Lynn Spears, Tracey Laurence, and more. Inspired by Southern Rock and country legends like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, Wilson has been garnering attention with her latest EP. With a honey-toned vocals and gritty instrumentals, her single “Workin’ Overtime” will appeal to pop-country fans and traditionalists. SATURDAY, MAY 19, 8 P.M.

TRAIN WRECKS

LAINEY WILSON @SADDLE BAGS

SOUTHBOUND 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: ALLMAN BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW @SOUTHBOUND BREWING COMPANY

For half a decade, Southbound Brewing Company has been sharing tall pours of delicious IPAs, wits, saisons, and more, and that is worthy of a big toast. To celebrate, the brewery is welcoming a variety of musical friends to the stage to share the beloved music of The Allman Brothers. The Train Wrecks, Jon Lee & The Apparitions, Ira Miller (Danielle Hicks & The Resistance, The Hypnotics), Ben Keiser, John Patton, Phillip Reynolds Price (COEDS, The Wave Slaves, Ambrose), and Eric Culberson will kick out the hits from the legendary Georgia group. Ramble on down to the Lathrop Avenue taproom and enjoy twenty-count-‘emtwenty specialty beers on tap, including barrel-aged brews, and a few old favorites. Attendees can also enjoy limited releases of 22-ounce bombers, available for purchase. Chazito’s Latin Cuisine will be outside ready to serve up delicious eats to accompany those brews. SATURDAY, MAY 19, 7 P.M., $20 VIA EVENTBRITE.COM, $25 AT THE DOOR, 21+


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WEDNESDAY 5.16

Sundown, Whiskey Run, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 7 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo w/ Savage Matter and Bewitcher, 10 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, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. 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.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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.

DJ

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

THURSDAY 5.17 LIVE MUSIC

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. Castaways Bar & Grill Live Music, 6:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Foxy Loxy Cafe Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.

DJ

Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Savannah Sideways Reading w/ Rare Creatures and DJ Jake King, 7 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Howard Paul Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Peter Hennes Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx The Woggles, Shoplifters, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia North Beach Grill Uncommon Pear PS Tavern Matt Hill, Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Josephine Johnson Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum The Spotlight, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Matt Eckstine Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Tony Richards, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO WITH SAVAGE MASTER AND BEWITCHER @THE JINX

Get lucky on a Wednesday! Grab your card and pen, settle in for a spirited round of bingo, and enjoy two bands at The Jinx. Savage Master offers wicked heavy metal with female vocals, and Portland’s Bewitcher, pictured, offers “heavy metal at the speed of Satan.” WED., MAY 16, 9 P.M. 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.

KARAOKE

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

DJ

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.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Carnival Bar Theatre The

Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk, 9:30 p.m. Club One 1, 2, 3, Tease!, 8 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY 5.18 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Big Something, 9:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Back River Trio, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Cheeky Tiki Night, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Listen 2 Three, 10:30 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Doc’s Bar Crazy Chester, 9 p.m.1 a.m. El-Rocko Lounge Whitehall, City On Down, DJ Precisa, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio:

Special Performance, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Stan Ray’s Soul Satisfaction, 9 p.m. The Jinx The Hanging Judge, Bastard Brigade, Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains, Hale Bopp Astronauts, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Mars Theatre An Evening with Huxsie Scott, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Prime Real Estate, 10 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Keystone Postcard, 7 p.m. North Beach Grill Eric Culberson Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Voodoo Soup PS Tavern Acoustically Twisted Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars The Atlantic City Boys River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Troy Cartwright, 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 Ford Natirboff The Stage on Bay Sister Hazel, 8 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Johnny Octane, Alex Bazemore Wild Wing Cafe Bill Hodgson, At

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

SATURDAY 5.19 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Ike Stubblefield Basil’s Pizza and Deli At Sundown, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan 3 Year Anniversary Party, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Batman’s Birthday Bash w/ Liquid Ginger Congress Street Social Club Versatile, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Sondorblue, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Teddy Adams Quartet w/ Cynthia Utterbach, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Voodoo Soup, 9 p.m. The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers, Scaryoke Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Sarah Poole Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Just Ford, 10 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Danielle Hicks, 7 p.m. North Beach Grill Tell Scarlett The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music

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Prohibition Jimmy Wolling Band 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. Saddle Bags Lainey Wilson, 9 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center Chicago, 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. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Magic Rocks, Jon Hill Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church J.S. Bach’s Magnum Opus, Mass in B Minor, 7:30 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Suzanna Kennedy, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Rock ‘n’ Roll Party w/ American Lesion and guests, 9 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Bull Street Labs A Complete History of Savannah for Morons, 6 p.m.Sorry Not Sorry Improv: Aladdin, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.

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BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ Underneath the Boardwalk, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 5.20

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HAPPY HOUR

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

Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3 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 Sarah Poole, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music North Beach Grill Draucker The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Georgia Kyle The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris 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, Liquid Ginger, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

MONDAY 5.21 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music The Sentient Bean Flipturn, 7:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Ray Tomasino Wild Wing Cafe Ben Torres, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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

TUESDAY 5.22 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds and Satellites, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible, 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. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show, 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.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. 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.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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


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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY 912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.com

Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. 912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com

Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6400 basilsonline.com

Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. 912-236-6655

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

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

912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St. 912-231-2385 blowinsmokesavannah.com

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401

Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St. 912-436-6660 boomysbar.com

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

Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.

912-447-8457 www.bullstreetlabs.com

Carnival Bar Theatre 306 West Factors Walk Castaways Bar & Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd

912.354.8288 www.sandflysportsbar.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.

912-352-7818 savannahcoffeedeli.com

Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. 912-355-3336

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

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

Doc’s Bar 10 16th Street 912-786-5506

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

(912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com

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

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

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

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

The Fitzroy 9 Drayton St. Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com

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

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

Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St. Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. 912-966-5790

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

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.

912-236-7777 www.jazzdsavannah.com

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

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

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

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

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

The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St. Mars Theatre 109 S. Laurel Street 912-754-1118 www.marstheatre.com

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

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

Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com

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

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. 912-721-4800 ruthschris.com

912-786-8304

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

(912) 238-2426

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.

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

North Beach Grill 33 Meddin Dr.

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CULTURE THEATRE

Fairy tales come true with Savannah Children’s Theatre. PHOTO BY SHANNON ZALLER

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Savannah Children’s Theatre’s tale as old as time

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Experience the music and magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast BY ANNA CHANDLER

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BE A GUEST of Savannah Children’s Theatre at a spectacular spring show. From May 12 to June 3, a cast of talented youth and adults will capture the timeless magic of Beauty and the Beast live onstage. With sumptuous costumes, dazzling sets, and memorable musical numbers, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Katie James, rising senior at Savannah Arts Academy, takes on the lead role as Belle. James has been performing at the Savannah Children’s Theatre since she was six years old. Most recently, she starred in Bonnie and Clyde as Blanche, Clyde’s sister-in-law. “Actually, the first show I saw at the theatre was Beauty and the Beast,” she recalls. “So this is a very full circle thing!” Acting was a natural choice for the vivacious teen. “I was always a very fun and dramatic type of kid,” she says. “I tried acting when I was little and fell in love with it and haven’t stopped since.”

Becoming Belle has been a dream for James, who finds the character very relatable. “I’ve always liked reading and I enjoy her story—how she craves adventure and goes out and finds it,” she says. The cast includes a handful of familiar faces from the Savannah Children’s Theatre scene as well as adults and SCAD students. James’s own father is playing Cogsworth, the loveable clock. “He started out in theatre with me awhile back,” James explains. “We’ve done a lot of mainstages together, and it’s always so much fun.” As a Chorus student at Savannah Arts Academy, James will bring her vocal abilities to the stage and explore Belle’s musical side. The production features two songs that are not included in the classic Disney feature film. “[The songs] come at really pivotal moments,” James explains. “There’s one when she first arrives at the castle and another when she goes back to save her


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With a dreamy far-off look and her nose stuck in a book, Katie James takes on the timeless character of Belle. PHOTOS BY SHANNON ZALLER

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me that I have to focus on singing and acting; it comes out naturally as it does for the character.” Though she’s deeply inspired by the Belle audiences know and love from Disney’s film, James brings refreshing originality to the role. “I did consider Belle in the film and how she originally was,” she shares. “But I also like to take my own spin on her, make her

more natural, and try to relate to her. It’s kind of my own version of Belle.” James looks forward to taking the stage with her cast mates and donning that iconic yellow ball gown at the Savannah Children’s Theatre. “Be ready to laugh, smile and enjoy this beautiful tale as old as time,” she says. CS

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father. It talks about how much she’s been changed, and it really shows her growth in these two amazing numbers.” After years onstage, James likes to fully embody a character’s little quirks and tics, immersing herself in the character completely. “Once I get started in a show, I try to become the character and leave Katie behind,” she explains. “It doesn’t really hit

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

The Habit of Being: Flannery O’Connor and ‘Southern Discomfort’

BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

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SAVANNAH loves it some Flannery O’Connor, and that love makes itself evident this weekend at Location Gallery. Southern Discomfort is the biennial exhibition and silent auction of Flannery O’Connor inspired artwork. This year, more than 20 local artists responded to a call for art put out by co-chairs Meredith Gray and Peter Roberts. The one-nightonly event is May 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. “I’m on the board, I’ve been on for two years, and I’m stepping down this year. This is my last hurrah,” says Gray. “So Peter and I are chairing this event jointly. It’s just a perfect marriage.” “We’ve got a lot of the previous artists from Southern Discomfort, and then we’ve got a whole new slate that have never done it before, which is cool,” Roberts enthuses. “It’ll be an interesting sort of mix.” “I think we have one of the largest groups that have agreed to participate,” Gray says. Being artists themselves, Gray and Roberts had at their disposal a long list of artistic friends they wanted to participate in the exhibition. “For most of the people, I thought they’d be really great, so we asked a few people before we did the invitations,” Roberts says. “You want a really nuanced show. You don’t want too much of the same thing.” “We want new interpretations, new visions,” Gray says. In the invitation letter, Gray and Roberts asked the artists to submit work inspired by one of Flannery’s short stories: Revelation, Everything That Rises Must Converge, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, The Geranium, and the Enduring Chill. The list was just a starting point, as artists were free to seek inspiration from other stories, or just from Flannery herself. With so much artistic freedom to dive into Flannery and her work, the art is impressively varied, from Alexandro Santana’s oil and acrylic painting to Christine Sajecki’s encaustic on birch. Tim Taylor created a comic strip inspired by “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” which, Roberts and Gray note, fits better than it seems. 22 “She was a cartoonist—she did a series of

Clockwise from top left: Alexandro Santana, Betsy Cain, Megan Garrison, and Tim Taylor. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MEREDITH GRAY.

cartoons,” Roberts says. “At a very early age, she had this very artistic streak, not just with writing but with drawing,” Gray shares, “and she did these woodblock panels.” Since Southern Discomfort is also an auction, the work appeals to an audience with the intent of purchasing, both aesthetically and financially. “It’s affordable, and for some of it, you would not know it was based on Flannery,” Gray says.

“Some of them are not that specific, or they broadened out,” Roberts adds. “If you don’t want to hang a picture of Flannery on your wall, you can still come and find something beautiful,” says Gray. Also of note, the artists participating receive 50% of the winning bid, a fairly rare find in silent auctions. “We’re giving the artists a significant portion of the proceeds because everyone is tapping out the artist,” Gray says. “They can take that money and donate it

back to the O’Connor Home if they choose, and I think that’s why we got such a good response,” Roberts muses. “It’s like, is an artist’s time not worthy of compensation?” Gray asks. “Almost every one of us is an artist that has their side stuff too, to support the habit.” CS

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FORGIVING HOME — Exhibition by SCAD Photography Alumnus Courtney Ray about her experience forgiving the place she grew up and the mental health implications that came along with a tumultuous adolescence. May 17-19. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

PAVEMENT-TO-PARKS — W Projects and Savannah’s Revival Society will transform a section of the Civic Center parking lot into a free-to-the-public pop-up park. The project, in partnership with the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), is part of the CNU’s annual Congress – CNU 26.Savannah. May 16-19. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. SCAD FASHWKND — Four days of original designs curated from the finest SCAD School of Fashion senior and graduate student collections. SCAD FASHWKND redefines the runway through immersive fashion shows. May 17-20. scad.edu/fashwknd2018. SING ALONG IF YA FEELIN ME — This collection of song based pieces by Michael Mahaffey explores provocative lyrics with striking images. Gallery profits from show are donated to First City Network for the Savannah LGBT Center. Location Gallery at Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St. SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT 2018 — This biennial group exhibition will include a reception and silent auction, featuring original art by more than 20 local artists. Fri., May 18, 5 p.m. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St.

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CONTINUING EXHIBITS 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. 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. 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 encountered free-style weaving or Saori where self-expression, experimentation and serendipitous discovery are valued. 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. Through June 5. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. GROUNDED — Commissioned work by Adolfo Alvarado, a Savannah-based artist whose work incorporates cal­ligraphic text, expansive swirls, and multiple layers of paint. 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.

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. 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. RENEE FABRIKANT — Renee is known for her love of the beach and ocean, which inspired her shell art. Through May 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. ROLLING STONE PRESS: APPROACHING ABSTRACTION — 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. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. SMOKE AND MIRRORS — A time-based multimedia installation by Kevin Cooley, Smoke & Mirrors physically manifests a frequent, and recurring, political dialogue taking place on Twitter. Each time a tweet containing the term ‘smoke and mirrors’ is posted online, billowing clouds of fog immediately stream through the gallery’s darkened and mirrored environment, obscuring one’s ability to see across the room. Through June 9. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. TRANCE — Todd Schroeder’s exhibition comments on the paradoxical desire to escape our current political climate while also trying to mend it. Through June 9. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

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Mexicali Fresh:

New ideas for a beloved food tradition BY MARIA WHITEWAY

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HAVE YOU ever made a family recipe, following it to a T, and it still didn’t taste like Grandma’s? Love is the ingredient often missing from those recipes, making the essence of the dish hollow. As an Italian-American, I know about authenticity when it comes to food from my family’s homeland. While the ingredients play a role in the dishes that remind us of home, cooking them just right is a labor of love. When dining in a restaurant I often wonder about the owner or chef’s story. Maybe it’s the food writer in me, but I want to know what inspired them, what obstacles they overcame and most importantly, I want to taste those experiences. It is restaurateurs like Absalon Arnoldo Gomez Soto — everyone calls him Arnold — who embody the heart and soul of his country in the food that he serves. Arnold is the founder and owner of all Cilantro’s Mexican Grill locations that stretch from Savannah to St. Simons Island. While success from these establishments has been rising, Arnold was ready for a new chapter. On March 10, Arnold and wife Nancy celebrated the grand opening of their newest Mexican restaurant in Savannah, Mexicali Fresh. “Mexicali Fresh is now our new baby… the inspiration comes from the idea to always be an innovator, to never stop thinking, to make things better. New ideas, modern decor, fresh ingredients, new dishes…that’s what Mexicali Fresh is all about,” Arnold shares. Arnold is from Matamoros, México and came to Savannah about 20 years ago to find a better life for himself and his family. He worked in just about every restaurant position, from busboy to assistant manager, with a dream to someday develop a space of his own. 24 In 1999 Arnold opened El Mariachi Grill

Mexicali Chicken Taco: grilled chicken breast, melted cheese, chipotle mashed potatoes, spicy chorizo and a secret house-made red chili sauce

in Hagan, Ga. He split with his business partner three years later to open the first Cilantro’s Mexican Grill in Claxton. However, the stress of opening a business without a partnership took a toll on Arnold. He turned to God for an answer and received a sign one rainy day. “I was driving in the rain, I saw... three or four drops of water joined on the windshield. When they joined together, they moved faster. That was it! I needed more people with the same dreams to succeed,” Arnold expresses. For Mexicali Fresh, Arnold teamed up with Hugo Alfaro from Guatemala and Felipe Salazar from Mexico City. “We are a great team,” Arnold confidently states. It was mid-week when I visited Mexicali Fresh. Salazar greeted me the same way he welcomed all customers, with a warm handshake and a comforting smile. Patrons sat at the bar, while others noshed outside on the patio and inside in the colorful dining space. Children scribbled drawings while watching Netflix in a designated area meant just for them. People began pouring in as time went on, yet none were in a hurry to leave. Salzar pointed out guests, friends rather, from the neighborhood, explaining that they were all regulars. He knew them by

An authentic trumpo is used to make Tacos al Pastor, with onions skewered at the bottom and a pineapple on top, allowing sweet juices to run down the meat.


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name, just as they knew him. Salazar drew a map of Mexico on paper napkin, diagramming where the city of Mexicali was located. As a city that sits right on the Mexico and California border, the name speaks for itself. The word authenticity came up and he set the record straight. Not only is nothing at Mexicali Fresh ever frozen— emphasis on “fresh— but also the chefs, owners and partners are all from Mexico.

“You can feel the soul of Mexico here,” Salazar passionately expresses. The food speaks for itself. Mexicali Fresh has an expansive menu filled with classics and Mexicali Fresh originals. The menu ranges from sopas (soup), ensaladas (salads), burritos, mariscos (seafood) and carne (meat). Indulge in any number of aperitivos (appetizers) from tableside guacamole to

ceviche. The ceviche is a refreshing and crisp starter meant for those sweltering Savannah days. Fresh tilapia marinated in citrus is cradled in boats of romaine lettuce, topped with pico de gallo and creamy avocado slices. The modern taqueria menu offers scrumptious authentic and newfangled tacos. Each order comes with three scratch-made tortillas heaping with all the trimmings. The Tacos al Pastor are as traditional as it gets. At Mexicali Fresh, the conventional method of cooking the meat on a trompo is utilized. The term trompo is derived from a wooden Mexican toy that resembles a top spinner. This vertical spit of stacked marinated pork slices rotates alongside a flaming fire and the meat it trimmed off as

it cooks. For tacos al pastor, onions are skewered at the bottom of the trumpo and a pineapple is set on top so that the sweet juices run down the meat. The tacos are served with charred onion and pineapple as well as marinated adobe chili pork, salsa verde and showered with effervescent cilantro. If you’re looking for a Southern style twist, scarf down the Mexicali Chicken Taco. Juicy grilled chicken breast and stringy melted cheese is topped with chipotle mashed potatoes, spicy chorizo and served with a secret house-made red chili sauce that is savory and sweet rather than spicy and punchy. Mexicali Fresh offers all the traditional bebidas (drinks) from non-alcoholic sips like Jamaica (hibiscus tea) and Horchata (milky rice water) to boozy favorites like mojitos and frozen margaritas. When it comes to authenticity and tasting the love in food, Mexicali Fresh has it figured out. It’s no wonder why neighborhood locals come often and stick around. With plans to plant more Mexican restaurants around Savannah and surrounding areas, Arnold sets his dreams ahead while staying grounded in his roots. CS Mexicali Fresh is at 50 Berwick Blvd.

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NATIONAL Homebrew Day came and went in Savannah without much fanfare. It’s unfortunate that more isn’t made of National Homebrew Day, as home brewing is a fun and satisfying hobby. But who needs just one day when there are 364 other days to brew your own beer? Home brewing may seem like an intimidating hobby to get involved with, but have no fear; the process involves some work but is really very straightforward. And in the end you have a bunch of beer to drink. There are plenty of passionate homebrewers in Savannah to provide advice or teach you how to make your first home brew or improve ones you’ve already made. Moon River Brewing Company on Bay Street is the local hub for most home brewing activities. The Savannah Brewers League has used Moon River as its home for many years. Founded in 1993, the Brewers League has passionately fostered the Savannah home brewing community. They meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month downstairs at Moon River. They welcome all levels of interest in zymurgy — the study of fermentation processes — and regularly share their home brewing stories as well as their brews. Starting this month Moon River will also be hosting Beer School. These classes are not exactly home brewing classes but will focus on many aspects that will inform your home brewing process and knowledge base. In each class an experienced brewer will cover a beer related topic. One week

the brewer might cover the ingredients and science behind brewing, the next barrel aging. Whatever the topic, your home brewing will be better for it and your general knowledge of beer will be improved. These classes will be held downstairs at Moon River the third Wednesday of each month. Each class will cost $35 for advance tickets, $40 at the door or $30 for Moon River “Quality Assurance Club Members.” You can purchase your tickets via email at info@moonriverbrewing.com. The first class focuses on food pairings. If you can complete the class everyone takes a pint glass home. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. with the class expected to last between and hour and an hour and a half. There will be a post class, Q and A and social session in the Beer Cellar Bar until 9 p.m. All ticketholders receive happy hour prices on all drinks in the Cellar Bar. Moon River isn’t your only outlet. Savannah’s sole homebrew store, the Savannah Homebrew Shoppe, is housed in an unassuming sheet metal building on Skidaway Road at 37th Street. Jerald Jameson, owner of the Savannah Homebrew Shoppe, stocks a wide variety of ingredients and supplies and will readily search out and order anything you need that he may not have on hand. Mr. Jameson is a font of homebrew knowledge, and can recite many beer recipes from memory, and is happy to put together ingredients to brew your own versions.

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Mr. Jameson and the brewers at the Brewers League are eager to have new brewers so don’t hesitate to mine them for knowledge and advice. Dropping by a local shop or event is probably your best bet for gather some notes on home brewing but there are also plenty of online sources as well. The go-to location is The American Homebrewers Association, homebrewersassociation. org. It is an excellent online resource for the beginning, intermediate or advanced brewer. Their forum lists thousands of recipes with feedback and advice from other brewers. The investment in the equipment to start home brewing can be pretty small. Most retailers sell a basic kit of gear, brew bucket, bottling bucket, tubing and bottle capper as well and a few other necessary gadgets to get you started for around $75. Even that number can be cut if you’re willing and able to take on a do-it-yourself attitude, an attitude many homebrewers already have as it tends to allow plenty of room for experimentation in both the brewing process and your equipment. Most homebrewers start out brewing with extract kits. Extracts are the viscous, concentrated remnants of “mashed” grain. Extract brewing skips the mashing process, allowing you to jump right into boiling up wort, the sweet liquid that is missing only yeast to make it officially beer. Most extract kits make 5 gallons of beer, or about 40-45 bottles, though if you want to move slowly into home brewing there are one-gallon and 3-gallon kits available. Extract brewing yields beer just as good as any other method but many brewers eventually move onto all grain brewing to open up some new brewing options. All grain brewing starts with pure grains. Mashing, slowly heating the grains in water, releases the starches in the grain and converts them to sugars that the yeast will eventually eat as they ferment the beer. All-grain brewing is more work but being able to control each step of the brewing process gives the brewer more opportunities to experiment with beer recipes. If you’ve ever wanted to take up home brewing, then there is no better time to start. The equipment is more readily available and inexpensive than ever. CS


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O Panic Room meets The Three Stooges in Breaking In, a dim-witted thriller that mainly functions as a reminder that the talented Gabrielle Union should be landing better roles in bigger movies. Union (who also co-produced) stars as Shaun Russell, a mom who travels with her two children (Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) to her late father’s desolate mansion to settle his affairs. Her dad was a bad guy, and, unknown to his daughter, he left a sizable sum of cash in the hidden safe at his maximum-security home. But the crooks who murdered the old man know it’s there, and they break into the house eager to commence their search. What they didn’t know is that Shaun and her kids would also be there – given the situation, they hold the children hostage while Shaun, stuck outside the house, must figure out a way to get inside and rescue them. It’s a wonder that something as generic as Breaking In would actually secure a theatrical release, since it’s the sort of movie that only plays well on HBO at 2 a.m., after roughly 10 wings and 20 beers have been consumed. The script by Ryan Engle (the recent Rampage) is exceedingly sloppy on all fronts, with logic apparently having already taken off for summer vacation. These hoodlums instantly kill Shaun’s dad in the film’s first scene – wouldn’t torturing him for the safe’s location have saved them a lot of time and bother? Various articles have already described Shaun as a “single mom” – understandable, since it’s never made clear until waaay late in the game whether she’s married, separated, divorced or (as the pulpit preachers proclaim) living in sin. The villains, meanwhile, are strictly cut from crinkled cardboard – there’s the leader (Billie Burke) who admires Shaun’s resilience, there’s the psycho (Richard Cabral) who repeatedly threatens to gut anyone who gets in his way, and there’s the simpering kid (Levi Meaden) who doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. I suppose the fourth member of the outfit is slightly original: a nerdy dude (Mark Furze) who would seem more at home warbling Dave Matthews covers at some thirdrate bar than chasing Gabrielle Union through the woods. Spatial relations are important in movies like this, but director James McTeigue fails to establish the palatial layout in any significant way, meaning it’s often impossible to determine the distance between the various characters as they prowl through the estate. As such, the suspense can’t even reach the level of a low simmer. Indeed, most aspects of Breaking In prove to be uninspired, relying instead on lazy conventions. Ultimately, the film isn’t must-see as much as it’s simply musty.

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LIFE OF THE PARTY

OO Melissa McCarthy exploded as a screen comedienne thanks to her projects with filmmaker Paul Feig – among them her Oscar-nominated turn in Bridesmaids, her knockout performance in the wickedly clever Spy, and her robust work in the satisfying Ghostbusters remake. Yet in the two previous pictures she made with husband Ben Falcone, she was sourced with material far beneath her abilities — a surprise, since she herself cowrote both films with her hubby. So it’s gratifying to report that Life of the Party, her latest collaboration with Falcone, is far superior to their dismal twofer of Tammy and The Boss. Much of the picture’s appeal rests with the character essayed by McCarthy. Like Rodney Dangerfield’s Thornton Melon in the 80s comedy classic Back to School, McCarthy’s Deanna is immensely likable, meaning viewers have her back as she rebounds from a deserting spouse (Matt Walsh) by heading back to college to belatedly earn her degree in archaeology. Whereas the scripting team of McCarthy-Falcone populated Tammy and The Boss with nothing but dreary characters, they fare better here, creating interesting roles that are filled out by engaging actors (including Molly Gordon as Deanna’s daughter, Luke Benward as Deanna’s smitten boy-toy on campus, and especially Gillian Jacobs as an eccentric student recently awoken from a coma). To be sure, much of Life of the Party is trite, derivative and/or simply stupid -- the “VaGoogle” scene, for instance -- and the picture eventually wears out its welcome (particularly when a music superstar shows up, playing herself). Yet it’s nice to see McCarthy and Falcone giving this that old college try – and almost pulling it off with honors.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

OOO Death be not proud in Avengers: Infinity War, but it certainly is loud. This 19th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — a hermetically sealed franchise that began with Iron Man back in 2008 and most recently added February’s Black Panther to its ranks — is full of sound and fury and Dolby-enhanced CGI battles. But only the haters would claim that it signifies nothing – instead, it’s the semiculmination of all the pictures that have preceded it (I say semi because it’s only the first half of a two-parter that will conclude next summer). It’s also the darkest, the grimmest, and the most downbeat of all Marvel movies, with countless websites anticipating its solemnity by laying odds on which characters would meet their maker (be it God or Stan Lee) over the course of its 150-minute running time. So it’s not a spoiler to note that a few characters die permanently, some die temporarily, and some live to fight another day. The war being waged is against Thanos (Josh Brolin), a powerful being who has been collecting the Infinity Stones (see previous pictures for the scoop) with the same myopic determination as someone participating in the Pokemon GO phenomenon. Once he has accumulated all six baubles, Thanos will be able to rule the universe in any way he sees fit, and his way basically involves intergalactic genocide. Seeking to prevent him from obtaining all the stones are the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, with an occasional outlier thrown in for good measure. There are the three Chrises — Evans as Captain America, Hemsworth as Thor, and Pratt as Peter Quill — and the two Sherlocks — Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) are also on hand. Even your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Tom Holland) takes part in the melee. CS 27

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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 www.catchacat.org. Tue., May 22, 10 a.m. 912-233-5767. info@catchacat.org. catchacat.org/about-cat/transparency/. catchacat.org. Joe Murray Rivers Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W Oglethorpe Ave. DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES

AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia 28 Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Film: Beach Blanket Bingo

The best in a short-lived series of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello beachthemed films has a hilarious, if ridiculous, plot line combining bikers, skydiving and mermaids. But it is still as fun and entertaining today as it was when you first saw in in ’65. $10 THU., MAY 17, 7 P.M. 912-4724790. TYBEEPOSTTHEATER.ORG. TYBEE POST THEATER, 10 VAN HORNE

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@ thestudioschoolsavannah.com ongoing. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE SQUARE ART FAIR The first annual Square Art Fair is seeking independent artists in Savannah and the Surrounding Coastal Empire working in a variety of visual art disciplines. The fair will be held in Calhoun Square on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 20 applicants will be selected to sell affordable works of art priced at $500 and below. Registration is free for all applicants. Those selected to participate will be required to show both days and pay a one-time participation fee of $125 per artist. Square Art Fair is a community event that will be open to the public and free to attend. Applications are being accepted online at www.SquareArtFair.com and the submission deadline is June 10th. Contact Jess Berghorn @ info@squareartfair.com or 912-809-7233. Through June 10. Calhoun Square, on Abercorn, between E. Taylor and E. Gordon Streets. 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 deepkids.com/join. Through Sep. 15. liveoakpl.org. 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. 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 vignettesavannah.com 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 telfair.org/faaa. Through Aug. 10. 912-790-8800. telfair.org/ faaa. telfair.org/jepson/. 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 revbrendalee@yahoo.com 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.smith@cohensretreat.com or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include CONTINUES ON P. 30


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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. effinghamcommunityorchestra.org 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 www.savannahga.gov/arts. Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Through Nov. 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@ savannahga.gov 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: revbrendalee@yahoo.com 30 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. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

BENEFITS

HORIZONS GIVING DAY PARTY AT CUTTER’S POINT Join us for Horizons Giving Day at Cutter’s Point for your morning coffee. Make a donation to Horizons Savannah during the event to receive 20% off your next visit. To learn more about Horizons Savannah and Giving Day please visit horizonssavannah.org FREE Wed., May 16, 6:30-10 a.m. 912-961-8854. INFO@ HORIZONSSAVANNAH.ORG. facebook. com/events/230873690827325/. Cutter’s Point Coffee, 7360 Skidaway Rd. HORIZONS GIVING DAY PARTY AT EL COYOTE Horizons Savannah is part of a national network of programs that provide yearround academic support to students, including a 6 week intensive summer program. Toast to the last hoorah for Giving Day at El Coyote with beer, wine, and margaritas and a portion of the proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. Free Wed., May 16, 7-9 p.m. INFO@HORIZONSSAVANNAH. ORG. horizonssavannah.org. El Coyote, 1 W. Victory.

CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BOATER SAFETY COURSE This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone

born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive a Boater Education Card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. Class size is limited to 30 participates with no one under the age of 12. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia. com. savannahmall.com/. Chatham County Marine Patrol and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers will be offering a free Boater Safety Course. This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive an ID card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. bridgewebs.com/ savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. COASTAL STEWARDS WORKSHOP: LANDSCAPING FOR STORMWATER Discover how stormwater runoff impacts Georgia’s waterways and embrace innovative green infrastructure solutions during this two-day workshop. Work with a stormwater engineer and sustainable landscaping expert to design a rain garden plan for your home. $20 Fri., May 18, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., May 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912598-3345. kayla270@uga.edu. gacoast. uga.edu/event/coastal-stewards-workshop-

stormwater-green-infrastructure/. gacoast. uga.edu. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, 715 Bay Street. 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. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. 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 www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. 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 18, 10-11:30 a.m. 912-4785555. georgiasouthern.edu/conted/ecs. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/ 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. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. 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


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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. 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. christina@dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. 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 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-443-3012. continuinged@ savannahtech.edu. savannahtech.edu/pcecomputer. savannahtech.edu/. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. MONTHLY SATSANG We will use The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele as our guide. Each month, one of our SPY teachers will lead the discussion and help us reflect on, discuss and assimilate their meaning into our 21st century lives. These gatherings are intended to be a dialogue and an inquiry into how we can align ourselves with these principles and bring them into our thoughts and actions. No asana practice, we will sit for discussion. Please dress comfortably, bring your ideas and a journal. $20 drop in | $150 for all ten sessions Wed., May 16, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 912349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga.com. facebook.com/events/951706225006434/. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. 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. portmansmusic.com. 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. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. chrismorrisphotography.com/learn. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and

coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SOUND ENERGY HEALING WEEK 3: THE SCIENCE OF MANTRA In week 3 of the series, explore Mantra chanting, learn it’s effects on our physiology and consciousness, and uncover the hidden mantra encoded in your very own name. $25 Sat., May 19, 1:30 p.m. fit912savannah.com. 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. TybeeSurfLessons.com. 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. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

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13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768.

savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. 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. homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB

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Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. 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. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. 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 32 morning from 10 am to noon. Check

the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. careyhilliards.com. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH 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. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free Mondays-

Saturdays. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/ daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ gmail.com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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EFFINGHAM COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: PATRIOTIC AND MORE CONCERT The orchestra will perform “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “1812 Overture” and other favorites. The orchestra’s Jazz Ensemble will also perform a patriotic set. All branches of the military will be honored with the orchestra performing “Marches of the Armed Forces.” Free Sun., May 20, 3 p.m. Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South. THE LOVE AND SOUL EXPERIENCE Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SOUTHBOUND’S FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY: ALLMAN BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW Celebrate Southbound’s fifth anniversary with a tribute show to the Allman Brothers featuring The Train Wrecks and friends. There will be a variety of twenty specialty beers on tap including some Barrel Aged brews, and a few of your past favorites plus limited releases of 22 oz bombers for purchase. $20 advance, $25 day of show Sat., May 19, 7-10 p.m. 912-667-0033. natalie@southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

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COFFEE AND DONUTS AND DARBY: TEAM DEVELOPMENT Darby Cox from Smoke Cartel will tackle Team Development in a morning coffee conversation that is bound to rock. Fri., May 18, 9 a.m. thecreativecoast.org. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St.

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ANDREW LOW HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Celebrate the publication of The Andrew Low House by Tania June Sammons and Virginia Connerat Logan, and the opening of Golden Age of Southern Fashion, 1848-1928, an exhibition featuring historic clothing from the Coastal Heritage Society and the Girl Scout First Headquarters. Sat., May 19, 3

p.m. andrewlowhouse.com/. Andrew Low House, 329 Abercorn St. ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH In the morning there will be a walking tour that will consist of a brief discussion of the site’s history, an explanation of the layout of the Darien Bluff site and how it was excavated, followed by a tour of the site. In the afternoon, there will be a lecture on the Sapelo Island Mission Period Archaeological Project that has been on-going for the past 12 years. $10 for one presentation, $15 for both Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge. Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE. BETHESDA ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP GALA Bethesda Academy will host its Fifth Annual Scholarship Gala to support the Gateway Scholarship Fund and celebrate the graduating class of 2018. All proceeds from the gala provide assistance through scholarship funds for Bethesda students who would otherwise be unable to afford tuition. Bob Jepson Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Jepson Associates Inc., will be the keynote speaker. 150 Fri., May 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-644-4376. john.reddan@ bethesdaacademy.org. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. 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. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are


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Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. HORIZONS GIVING DAY PARTY AT KENDRA SCOTT Join Horizons Savannah for a Kendra Gives Back Party on #HorizonsGivingDay. Enjoy Sips, Sweets, and Jewels! Make a purchase during the party and 20% of all the proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. To find out more about Horizons and Giving Day please visit horizonssavannah.org FREE Wed., May 16, 4-7 p.m. 912-961-8854. INFO@ HORIZONSSAVANNAH.ORG. facebook. com/events/811199365737533/. Kendra Scott, 311 W Broughton St. IWORSHIP CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT Its an evening of artistry designed to elevate you. Come out and here positive vibes from local spoken word performers, singers, and musicians. Performers can sign up in advanced or walk-in. Free third Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. theinheritancecenter@ gmail.com. ticsav.com/iworship-cafe. ticsav.com. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. MARITIME BETHEL AT SAVANNAH, LUNCHEON RECOGNIZING NATIONAL MARITIME DAY 2018 Each year, May 22 is the day that Americans remember those lost at sea, honor those who serve at sea, and remind the maritime industry that ships carry more than just

cargo. Maritime Bethel at Savannah Board of Directors, The Rotary Club of Savannah West, and Chaplain Andy Krey will host a luncheon in honor of National Maritime Day. $30 per person Tue., May 22, 12:30-3 p.m. 912-826-0206. chaplainkrey@gmail. com. savannah.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotelssavannah/index.jsp?null. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. MELANOMA AWARENESS WALK WITH LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington and Elizabeth Brennan of Low Country Dermatology will lead a melanoma awareness walk. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Registration for the event is $35, which includes the parking fee for the park. Proceeds will benefit the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion. For more information, visit https://cityspin. com/savannah/e/melanoma-awarenesswalk/ Sat., May 19, 3-4:30 p.m. 912-8569075. savannahpublicrelations@gmail. com. cityspin.com/savannah/e/melanomaawareness-walk/. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. NEW YOGA NOW AT SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM Join Kendall Beene and Erin Lambright of New Yoga Now to experience the NYN

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Signature Sequence. A fantastic flow in a fabulous space you don’t want to miss. $15 per class Tickets available at newyoganow. com $15 Wed., May 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 912-414-9186. friends@newyoganow.com. newyoganow.com/nyn-shipsofthesea. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 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. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PHILHARMONIC IN THE STREETZ WITH EDGEMERE/SACKVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD Open to all, especially children, and designed to celebrate music and neighborhood, “Philharmonic in the Streetz” will feature Philharmonic musicians performing on an outdoor stage. Bruster’s will be providing complimentary ice cream and delicious BBQ from Trick’s will be available for purchase. Free Sun., May 20, 1 p.m. 912-417-5377. www.savannahphilharmonic.org. Edgemere Sackville: site of the new neighborhood park at the corner of Cedar and Delesseps Streets, Cedar St. and Delesseps 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. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. 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 34 Savannah’s first microbrewery is open

for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson. 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. and Thursdays, Fridays, 5 p.m. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. TYBEE BEACH BUM PARADE This classic Tybee event is a favorite for the whole family. Equip yourself with water guns and other soaking paraphernalia to douse the parade floats as they pass by. Fri., May 18, 6:30 p.m. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. 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 Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

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$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.” Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer,

1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com.

Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT


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program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more

information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at

the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951.

wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB

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With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No

dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St.

TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

According to my assessment of the astrological omens, your duty right now is to be a brave observer and fair-minded intermediary and honest storyteller. Your people need you to help them do the right thing. They require your influence in order to make good decisions. So if you encounter lazy communication, dispel it with your clear and concise speech. If you find that foggy thinking has started to infect important discussions, inject your clear and concise insights.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

A chemist named Marcellus Gilmore Edson got a patent on peanut butter in 1894. A businessperson named George Bayle started selling peanut butter as a snack in 1894. In 1901, a genius named Julia David Chandler published the first recipe for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In 1922, another pioneer came up with a new process for producing peanut butter that made it taste better and last longer. In 1928, two trailblazers invented loaves of sliced bread, setting the stage for the ascension of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to its full glory. According to my analysis, Taurus, you’re partway through your own process of generating a very practical marvel. I suspect you’re now at a phase equivalent to Julia David Chandler’s original recipe. Onward! Keep going!

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One of the most popular brands of candy in North America is Milk Duds. They’re irregularly shaped globs of chocolate caramel. When they were first invented in 1926, the manufacturer’s plan was to make them perfect little spheres. But with the rather primitive technology available at that time, this proved impossible. The finished products were blobs, not globes. They tasted good, though. Workers jokingly suggested that the new confection’s name include “dud,” a word meaning “failure” or “flop.” Having sold well now for more than 90 years, Milk Duds have proved that success doesn’t necessarily require perfection. Who knows? Maybe their dud-ness has been an essential part

of their charm. I suspect there’s a metaphorical version of Milk Duds in your future, Gemini.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

In my vision of your life in the coming weeks, you’re hunting for the intimate power that you lost a while back. After many twists and trials, you find it almost by accident in a seemingly unimportant location, a place you have paid little attention to for a long time. When you recognize it, and realize you can reclaim it, your demeanor transforms. Your eyes brighten, your skin glows, your body language galvanizes. A vivid hope arises in your imagination: how to make that oncelost, now-rediscovered power come alive again and be of use to you in the present time.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

The etymological dictionary says that the English slang word “cool” meant “calmly audacious” as far back as 1825. The term “groovy” was first used by jazz musicians in the 1930s to signify “performing well without grandstanding.” “Hip,” which was originally “hep,” was also popularized by the jazz community. It meant, “informed, aware, up-to-date.” I’m bringing these words to your attention because I regard them as your words of power in the coming weeks. You can be and should be as hip, cool, and groovy as you have been in a long time.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

I hope you will seek out influences that give you grinning power over your worries. I hope you’ll be daring enough to risk a breakthrough in service to your most demanding dream. I hope you will make an effort to understand yourself as your best teacher might understand you. I hope you will find out how to summon more faith in yourself -- a faith not rooted in lazy wishes but in a rigorous self-assessment. Now here’s my prediction: You will fulfill at least one of my hopes, and probably more.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski once performed for England’s Queen

information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT

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Victoria. Since she possessed that bygone era’s equivalent of a backstage pass, she was able to converse with him after the show. “You’re a genius,” she told him, having been impressed with his artistry. “Perhaps, Your Majesty,” Paderewski said. “But before that I was a drudge.” He meant that he had labored long and hard before reaching the mastery the Queen attributed to him. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you Libras are currently in an extended “drudge” phase of your own. That’s a good thing! Take maximum advantage of this opportunity to slowly and surely improve your skills.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The ancient Greek poet Simonides was among the first of his profession to charge a fee for his services. He made money by composing verses on demand. On one occasion, he was asked to write a stirring tribute to the victor of a mule race. He declined, declaring that his sensibilities were too fine to create art for such a vulgar activity. In response, his potential patron dramatically boosted the proposed price. Soon thereafter, Simonides produced a rousing ode that included the phrase “wind-swift steeds.” I offer the poet as a role model for you in the coming weeks, Scorpio. Be more flexible than usual about what you’ll do to get the reward you’d like.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Here’s the operative metaphor for you these days: You’re like a painter who has had a vision of an interesting work of art you could create -- but who lacks some of the paint colors you would require to actualize this art. You may also need new types of brushes you haven’t used before. So here’s how I suggest you proceed: Be aggressive in tracking down the missing ingredients or tools that will enable you to accomplish your as-yet imaginary masterpiece.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Useful revelations and provocative epiphanies are headed your way. But they probably won’t arrive sheathed in sweetness and light, accompanied by tinkling swells of celestial music. It’s more likely

they’ll come barging in with a clatter, bringing bristly marvels and rough hope. In a related matter: At least one breakthrough is in your imminent future. But this blessing is more likely to resemble a wrestle in the mud than a dance on a mountaintop. None of this should be a problem, however! I suggest you enjoy the rugged but interesting fun.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

One of the saddest aspects of our lives as humans is the disparity between love and romance. Real love is hard work. It’s unselfish, unwavering, and rooted in generous empathy. Romance, on the other hand, tends to be capricious and inconstant, often dependent on the fluctuations of mood and chemistry. Is there anything you could do about this crazy-making problem, Aquarius? Like could you maybe arrange for your romantic experiences to be more thoroughly suffused with the primal power of unconditional love? I think this is a realistic request, especially in the coming weeks. You will have exceptional potential to bring more compassion and spiritual affection into your practice of intimacy.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to dream up new rituals. The traditional observances and ceremonies bequeathed to you by your family and culture may satisfy your need for comfort and nostalgia, but not your need for renewal and reinvention. Imagine celebrating homemade rites of passage designed not for who you once were but for the new person you’ve become. You may be delighted to discover how much power they provide you to shape your life’s longterm cycles. Ready to conjure up a new ritual right now? Take a piece of paper and write down two fears that inhibit your drive to create a totally interesting kind of success for yourself. Then burn that paper and those fears in the kitchen sink while chanting “I am a swashbuckling incinerator of fears!”


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A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-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. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FARM TRUCK 912 The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Mercy Housing: Savannah Gardens Courtyard, 515 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Sheppard’s Gas and Food Mart, 1302 W. Gwinnett St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. W.W. Law Gym, 909 E. Bolton St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. 1 p.m. Skidaway Island, Diamond Causeway. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. 3:30 p.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted

spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. OYSTER HAPPY HOUR Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. thegreyrestaurant.com. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. SUNDAY SUPPER Join the family style feast every third Sunday of the month starting at 5:30pm. Cost is $30 per person. thegreyrestaurant.com. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.

HEALTH

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. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR

CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/

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expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The 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. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/ CANDLER WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. womenheartsavannah@gmail.com. facebook.com/womenheartsavannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836

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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. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

LITERARY EVENTS

LECTURE: THE POWER OF STORYTELLING Members of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Peacock Guild Writer’s Salon, a talented group of local authors, will share original writing, carrying O’Connor’s rich tradition of storytelling into the 21st century. Don’t miss the chance to hear from some of Savannah’s emerging and established writers. Free and open to

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BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-2202976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the

Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.


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Help Wanted Designer wants architectural rendering students for occasional projects of architectural drawings. Call Cell 404-895-9398 LOCAL MINISTER OF MUSIC NEEDED for small baptist church in Savannah, GA. Must be familiar w/traditional hymns and contemporary gospel music. The ideal candidate will also have experience in teaching new songs and working with individuals of all ages. For more info, please contact Danielle Gibson, 912-7126919 or email: dlg.firstebenezer@ gmail.com

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