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bridging the environment

Lisa D. Watson’s ‘Avanguardia’ opens at the Jepson Diplomat





City Fire Fee


Savannah Children’s

Book Festival

November 18 | Forsyth Park

Authors. Illustrators. Storytellers



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STAGE Schedule! Granger Smith with Morgan Wallen

Thursday, November 16th Mother’s Finest w/Special Guest Thomas Claxton & The Myth

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Friday, November 17th

Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert Saturday, November 18th

Cole Swindell with Morgan Evans Friday, January 12, 2018

P.O.D. - Alien Ant Farm, PowerFlo, Fire From The Gods Friday, January 19, 2018 Blues Traveler with Special Guest Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Saving Abel with Special Guest Thursday, February 22, 2018 Blue Oyster Cult with Special Guest Friday, March16, 2018 Blue Oyster Cult with Special Guest Friday, February 23, 2018

Mike + The Mechanics Starring Mike Rutherford of Genesis Friday, March 23, 2018

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Cole Swindell with Morgan Evans

Down Home Tour 2018 Friday, January 12th

Granger Smith with Morgan Wallen

Thursday, November 16th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Mother’s Finest

with Thomas Claxton and The Myth Friday, November 17th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


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Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert

Saturday, November 18th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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Caleb Johnson Friday, December 1st Girls Night Out! Saturday, December 9th The Last Resort Saturday, December 16th The Steppin’ Stones with The High Divers Thursday, January 11, 2018
















WEDNESDAY 11.15 Film: The Glitterball

Bobby Randall and Melissa Lee SAT 11. 18

This special acoustic duo show features two Nashville stars, one a legend who has played with both Sawyer Brown and now tours with Confederate Railroad, and the other a hot up and comer. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $20 reserved, $25 premium



Made for kids, but incredibly entertaining for adults as well, this low-budget British adventure flick was clearly a big influence on Steven Spielberg’s later smash hit E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Seaport Hip Hop Festival FRI 11.17

Featuring Bone Thugs n Harmony, Trina, Ying Yang Twins, Young Drop and Project Pat. 8 p.m. Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $45-$99

Ashley Inguanta: An Evening of Poetry




THU 11.16

Bomb, Ashley Inguanta’s third collection, begins with two humans, and they both love each other deeply: One is attaching a bomb to the other, and they both experience this building as intimacy, as care. Later, we find out what the bomb is made of, and it’s not what one would expect. These lovers, their world explodes. They learn about themselves and about each other. And eventually, the bomb creates something expansive, something excruciating, something necessary, something exquisite. 7 p.m. PULP Bookstore and Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Free

Mile Twelve and City Hotel

Part of the Trinity United Methodist Church Sanctuary Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. $20

Recycling Day

The environmental science department at Savannah State has partnered with city officials to urge residents to recycle paper, plastic, glass and cooking grease by bringing items to the SSU campus. 9 a.m. Tiger Arena (Savannah State University), 3219 College St.

Theatre: An Octoroon

The radical adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s 1859 melodrama, where the antebellum south and 21st century cultural politics collide. 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. $6

THURSDAY 11.16 Art Start: Animal Instinct

The Jepson’s youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, and older siblings are all welcome here. 10:30 a.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. $5 per child, adult members free, adult nonmembers $12

Avanguardia Artist Talk and Reception

Join local artist Lisa D. Watson for a conversation about her latest exhibition. 6 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free and open to the public

Blues in the Night

American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) is slated to host the 3rd annual Johnny Mercer Gala honoring Kim Michael Polote, 2001 ATC Gold Medalist.


6:30 p.m. The Plantation Club (at The Landings),

Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ A Night at the Movies

A high energy performance that takes a modern twist on the original cabaret experience, and the nature of burlesque. Thurs. & Fri.,10 p.m. & Sat., 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre, 306 West Factors Walk. $20

Granger Smith w/ Morgan Wallen 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $25-$39

Lecture: What Africa’s Rise Means for the Future Security and Prosperity of the United States--and Why We Aren’t Ready

The Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA) fosters individual awareness of, broadens community interest in, and proy motes the study of international issues. , 8 p.m. Skidaway Presbyterian, 50 Diamond C’way Free for SWCA members, $10 non-members

Theater: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. 8 p.m. Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can

FRIDAY 11.17 Mother’s Finest w/ Thomas Claxton

American funk rock group, formed in early 1970s by Joyce Kennedy and Glenn d Murdock. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. e $25

Theater: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

This beloved holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. 8 p.m. Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can

SATURDAY 11.18 Empire Strikes Brass

There are nods to Old School Funk, New Orleans Jazz/Funk, Ska, Southern Rock, and Boogaloo. 8 p.m. Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $12 advance, $15 day of

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

The Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl

Stretch your legs, prepare for the food coma, and get ready to burn some calories before that Thanksgiving feast as you wobble your way through the streets of downtown Savannah. 4 p.m. Stafford’s Public House, 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk. $15 advance, $20 day of

Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding

Enjoy this festive fall celebration amidst the aroma of boiling cane syrup and copper kettle apple butter and other open fire cooked foods. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oatland Island Wildlife Ctr, 711 Sandtown Rd. $7 per adult; $5 per child (4-17), seniors, military 912-395-1212

Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert Lonestar is a country group formed 1992 in Nashville, who had international success with the song “Amazed.” 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $21.50

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

Pecan and Honey Harvest

This event, hosted by Asbury Memorial UMC, will feature just-harvested South Georgia pecans, “secret recipe” pecan pies, local honey, refreshments, live music and more. 10 a.m. Madison Square

Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Children from all over have the opportunity to stroll down beautiful Forsyth Park’s paths and get up close and personal with local authors, indie authors, and others from all over. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forsyth Park CONTINUES ON P. 6






Savannah Philharmonic: From the New World

Juan Rollan Quartet

Sorry Not Sorry: The Princess Bride

Lecture: Exploring Flannery O’Connor’s Themes in Modern Day Cuba

Dvořák’s beloved Symphony No. 9, with its well-known melodies inspired by Longfellow’s Hiawatha, is the centerpiece of this powerful concert. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15


Parks & People Sunday, Nov. 19 2:30 pm

at New Hampstead High School 2451 Little Neck Road


Tour the grounds of New Hampstead High to learn more about trees and our natural environment. After the tour, join us in hands-on care for the trees.


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Get ready for a night of improv comedy inspired by the 80s classic film, The Princess Bride. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $10

Theater: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. 8 p.m. Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can

SUNDAY 11.19 Armstrong Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

AYO Fall Showcase Concert features all four of the Performing Ensembles of the AYO Program. 3 p.m. Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. $10, students free

The Art of Yoga

Yoga Me Fit’s founder and owner Lynn Geddes Wolling will lead “The Art of Yoga” sessions with proceeds benefiting the Tybee Arts Association. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience. 11 a.m.-noon Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. $15 per session

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: The Taming of the Shrew

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

Tenor saxophonist Juan Carlos Rollan combines together the inspirations of John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Kirk Whalum. 5 p.m. Westin Savannah, 1 Resort Drive. Free for Coastal Jazz Association members, $20 for non-members

Melanie Bowden Simón will discuss how her own personal experiences in Cuba echoed Flannery O’Connor’s remarkable power to find grace and beauty in life’s darkest moments. 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Free and open to the public

Savannah Philharmonic in the Streetz

This family-friendly event will feature live music performances, children’s activities, Leopold’s ice cream, and Trick’s BBQ. 1 p.m. Greenbriar Children’s Center, 3709 Hopkins St Free and open to the public

TUESDAY 11.21 National Theatre Live: Follies

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

WEDNESDAY 11.22 Film: Turkey for Turkey Day: Octaman

The Psychotronic Film Society’s annual ‘Turkey For Turkey Day’ is a night when they dig up one of the most ineptly made, unintentionally hilarious clunkers they can find. Beloved by fans of cheesy monster movies, this ridiculous low-budget cult classic about a radioactive half-man/halfoctopus mutant in Mexico must be seen to be believed. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7



THE DIRE WARNINGS last week from City Manager Rob Hernandez about the “unsustainable” nature of Savannah’s financial situation only seemed to come out of nowhere. In reality, he’d been sounding the alarm for awhile, in interviews and Council workshops. If you were surprised, it might be because you were lulled into thinking Savannah had all the money in the world. That would be understandable given all the consultant studies, the real estate purchases, the new bond issues for new parking garages, and the ambitious public works projects planned from Savannah River Landing to the new Canal District, from the east end of town to the west. The apocalyptic warnings only came to a head at last week’s City Council meeting because of the backdrop: The suddenly announced layoff of almost 100 City employees, and a proposed new fee to fund Savannah Fire and Emergency Services. The fee itself — estimated at an average of $370 per year per household — was guaranteed to be controversial enough on its own. Not confined to private households, the fee would be assessed across the board, including nonprofits such as SCAD, churches, and even local public school buildings. Basically, anything in danger of potentially catching on fire would have to pay the fee. While opposition from the community and several Council members was strong, in the end Council voted to keep the option of the Fire Service Fee on the table for possible future implementation. Mayor Eddie DeLoach was blunt in saying “it’s either this or a tax increase” to cover the at least $18 million budget shortfall the City faces in 2018. However, adoption of the fee doesn’t in any way insulate citizens from tax hikes as well, on top of the fee. School Board President Jolene Byrne mused openly that the School Board would probably have to raise its own property tax rate to cover the costs of the Fire Service Fee to the school system. (For those who don’t know, or who rent and therefore don’t pay property taxes: The Savannah-Chatham Public Schools levy by far the highest amount of property tax in the County. And while it’s true that residents of Chatham County outside City

limits have for years paid a standalone fee for fire safety, it’s also true that they don’t pay City property taxes, as City property owners do.) Renters aren’t immune either, because landlords will undoubtedly pass along the cost of the fee to their tenants. What is confounding about the City’s dire budgetary shortfall is how the numbers just don’t seem to add up with the reality we see around us: • Tourism in Savannah has never been higher. 2017 is likely to be yet another record-shattering year. • The Port of Savannah has never been busier. They are also touting yet another record-setting year, an amazing 25 percent higher than 2016. • Nationally, the economy is robust and the markets often hit historic highs not just every week, but sometimes several times each week. • Consumer confidence – which reflects directly in new businesses opening – is also at highs not seen in decades. A new bar or restaurant, or two or three, opens every week in Savannah. We literally cannot build hotels fast enough. And contrary to what you might think, many of the City’s large new capital costs aren’t necessarily the things that are blowing up the regular budget. Projects like the upcoming Westside Arena and the (overbudget) Cultural Affairs Center are funded by SPLOST, a sales tax voters have supported since the 1980s and which exists apart from the City’s own budget. Why then, are our finances “suddenly” so bad, when so many economic indicators have literally never been this bullish in living memory? And more importantly, what can be done? Here are a few ideas: 1) A new Port container fee. One new fee that might make more sense than a Fire Service Fee has to do with the Port of Savannah itself. It is routine everywhere but here for local governments to levy a per-container charge on traffic through the local port. At the Port of Savannah, however, we do not. Almost all the profit from our recordshattering port, which boasts the largest container terminal in North America, is essentially extracted to multinational corporations and to Atlanta. Instituting such a fee wouldn’t be easy, as it would have to be a countywide effort and supported by the county’s delegation to the state legislature. But is there some rule that says we can’t even bring it up?

2) Let’s talk about the hotel/motel tax, which brings in about the same yearly revenue as the City’s projected 2018 budget shortfall. Its revenue is currently up more than ten percent over last year. But the City only gets half the take from its hotel/motel tax. A third goes to fund Visit Savannah. The Civic Center – yes, that Civic Center, the one that’s obsolete and set to be replaced by the Westside Arena – gets about half a million dollars a year from it. As with container fees at the Port, changing the hotel/motel tax allocation would have to happen at the state level. So why not at least take a look at it? 3) As for SPLOST, did you know that each six-year SPLOST term provides over a $1 million discretionary budget to each City Council district? Each Alderperson can spend the money as he or she wishes in their district on “neighborhood projects.” Yep – your district representative gets more than a million bucks to spend, with very few strings attached. (I like to call it their “Re-election Insurance Policy.”) While it’s illegal to use SPLOST funds for operating expenses, it’s worth noting that the total of all the City Council discretionary “neighborhood” SPLOST allotments would alone make up half the amount of our current City budget deficit. 4) And yes, let’s talk about the C word: Consolidation. Sounds crazy, right? After all, we’re in the middle of breaking up a consolidated police department. While it may seen counterintuitive given the looming breakup of the police merger, consolidation of City and County government seems inevitable as a topic of conversation when it comes to balancing our budget efficiently. In a way, the police debacle might prove the point. We went about the police merger backward from the beginning. Typically governments consolidate first, and then merge their police departments, rather than the contrarian way we decided to go about things—which is now costing us at least half the amount of the total 2018 budget shortfall in unforeseen expenses. In any case, let’s not shoot the messenger. Rob Hernandez was hired in part specifically to address City financial problems. Streamlining and making tough decisions was always going to be part of the formula. The controversial Fire Service Fee is only a small part of the big picture. The City’s finances are on fire, and somebody’s got to put it out, one way or another. It’s a big problem, and thinking bigger is the best way out of it. CS

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An outrageous evening with the Divine Feminines BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

SOME OF MY FIRST major girl crushes were on drag queens. From Albin in the original La Cage aux Folles to Priscilla’s Aussie crew to Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes werking it in Too Wong Foo to RuPaul’s VH-1 talk show, I fell head-over-heels in love with these marvelous creatures teetering on their monster stilettos. Raised a feminist but nerdy and unsure of myself, I saw in the giant towers of teasedup hair and painted dragon talons a powerful archetype of the Divine Feminine rarely seen in daily life. I remember being fascinated that they were not women, but they were not notwomen, either: More like trash-talking superheroines who would save a busload of schoolchildren with maternal grace then throw a back-stabbing frenemy under the same bus.

L to R: Chi-Chi Bonet Sherrington, Club One Star Search winner Carmen iCandy and Blair Williams flawlessly werking it on a Wednesday night. PHOTO BY ANN SOSBE

Or maybe half-human, half goddesses— furious, flamboyant Kalis breathing fire

and shimmying across the stage to Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Close encounters with the wickedly hilarious wonders of San Francisco’s Castro district and Savannah’s flawlessly fabulous Club One Cabaret and House of Gunt performers have only served to strengthen my adulation, as did a brief glimpse years ago of the iconic Lady Chablis, may she be resting in peace surrounded by sexy specimens in leather loincloths feeding her grapes. The truth is I would love nothing more to know what it is like to be a seven-foot tall vampy enchantress who can make grown men cry by refusing to let them lick my boots. However, my drag queen infatuation does not extend to emulation, since I can’t change the fact that I’m a middleaged mom who regularly trips over invisible twigs and cannot apply fake eyelashes without blinding myself. I’m happy to settle for basking in the Max Factor glow, and you can understand why I squealed like a little bitch when Club One Cabaret show director Blair Williams asked me to judge the very first Star Search Finals, where I would sit within glitterinhaling distance from the performers.


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“Drag has always been a part of what’s been happening here, but this is the first time we’ve had a year-end finale,” says Blair of the historic club’s monthly lipsynch and talent show. “This is the big opportunity to be seen on our main stage.” Just like a superheroine, Blair is mildmannered accountant Todd Mauldin by day; at night she morphs into a sequined sassafrass who has been slaying audiences for 25 years and won Miss Gay America in 2015. As show director she plays doting mother hen to the contestants and trades charmingly caustic barbs with co-host Chi-Chi Bonet Sherrington, another gorgeous local legend whose rhinestonestudded outfits are only outsized by her booming personality. “I may be big, but at least I’m not old as dirt,” sang Chi-Chi as the pair faced off during their introductory shtick. “Oh is that right? Girl, don’t break the stairs on the way down,” giggled Blair, widening her manicured hands around ChiChi’s hips. The Mean Girl nastiness is all in good fun, and the sisterly love for the evening’s up-and-coming glamazons is crystal clear: “These performers have worked so hard, so y’all better clap and yell when they come out here,” commanded Chi-Chi, tossing a mane of curls. “And get those dollar bills ready, bitches.” Tips are always a nice way to show appreciation for your favorite dancing queen, since with a few notable exceptions, drag does not pay. In fact, like most artistic passions, it’ll wring you dry: There’s the make-up, which takes loads to create those perfectly contoured visages, plus the custom-made costumes, and do you have any idea how much a pair of size 14 peep toe pumps costs? It also takes hours of practice to perfect choreography and timing the lyrics with authentic pathos. Pop figures from Liza Minelli to Lady Gaga have provided endless inspiration for traditional drag queens—historically known “female impersonators,” though I think “interpreters” is a better descriptor, because what actual woman is walking around the grocery store in fishnet stockings and eyebrows into her hairline? Drag can also transcend our stubborn binary definitions of gender by blasting us with high-concept art, embodied by House of Gunt founder Influenza Mueller’s glittery beard and blistering social commentary. In fact, I believe it’s this boundary-twerking that has inspired the societal sea change of female and transfolk empowerment happening right this minute. Now, it’s extremely important that we don’t conflate “drag” with “trans,” because they’re not the same at all. One is based is upon fictional roles; the other relates to real people finding their way in an often hostile world. (You can gently break it to

your grandma that saying “transvestite” is no longer appropriate in any case, unless y’all are singing Rocky Horror karaoke.) While some drag performers may present as women in their everyday lives, most, says Blair, melt back into maleness as soon as the mascara comes off. “This is a persona, a character I assume—Blair is way more flamboyant and better-dressed than who I really am.,” explains the director. “But I identify as a man, and that’s just as important to me. Trans people may never step on a stage, but they have the courage to express who they are in the world every day.” For many of us born before the millennium, drag was our first introduction to the idea that gender can be fluid. The language may still be slippery and new. yet we now accept that identity is complex, and those who show us what that looks like are some of the bravest among us. Their legacy extends beyond beauty: The dazzling mistresses of my youth inspired me to become the woman I am today, and the bedazzled booties of yore surely cleared the way for social and political victories. Six, count them SIX openly transgender citizens were elected to public office last Tuesday, including Danica Roem, the Virginia journalist who defeated the incumbent state rep and sponsor of that ridiculous bathroom bill, and Minneapolis Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, the first transgender person of color to hold office in the U.S. Also big ups and air kisses to Georgia’s own Stephe Koontz, now sitting on the City Council of Doraville. As I chortled along with Blair and ChiChi’s bitchiness bit, it also occurred to me that drag’s campy cynicism and gleeful taunts render real-life bullying ridiculous, mirroring for the rest of us not to so be damn judgmental of each other. Except that of course, being judgey was exactly what I was there to do. “Bring on the dancing girls!” cried fellow arbiter JinHi Soucy Rand as Club One’s Travis Coles prepared to tabulate scores. As I suspected, I’d make the worst drag queen ever, because I couldn’t find a single flaw in anyone: I was blown away by all of the courage, creativity, and yes, divinity, from Alana Coke’s sexy dance moves to Akasha Karmichael’s dramatic soliloquoy to Edna Allen Hoe’s devastating punk rock pout. In the end, it was gold lamé queen Carmen iCandy who took home the $500 prize, which should at least cover some of next year’s make-up bill. I hope to see all the contestants again, though I probably wouldn’t recognize any of them on the street. (I did run into a dressed-down HOG’s Lanzaya Ontré after the show and she complimented my outfit. I basically died.) Until then, I remain an ardent, if bedraggled, drag devotee. Maybe one day y’all will teach me the secret to false eyelashes? CS

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NEWS & OPINION CITY NOTEBOOK Last month, that bid was rejected as well, in a hurried vote at the end of a Council meeting, with no discussion. Michelle Gavin, Public Information Administrator for the City of Savannah, says the City’s main concern isn’t about price, but about the overall plan for the site. “The City rejected the proposal because it isn’t what City Council felt was a good fit for the area,” says Gavin. “The City has a vision for the entire property, not only for that one part of it.” Gavin says the situation isn’t as clearcut as it is sometimes presented, because not all the Fairgrounds parcel can even be built on at all. Indeed, about a third of the 67 acres is either wetlands or landfill. “The soundstage proposal came in for a piece of land that a structure can be built on,” says Gavin. “That would significantly decrease what could be done with the remaining area of the whole parcel.” The City’s purchase of the land last year was openly predicated on the idea that it would be used for new affordable housing. But that idea quickly dissipated as neighborhood opposition to the idea grew, based on concern that a new housing development would bring increased congestion and crime. “The biggest things we are hearing from neighborhood residents are the need for more recreational facilities,” says Gavin. City cites neighborhood concerns as reason for reconsidering its vision for the site “Not just parks and playgrounds, but structured activity for youth in the area.” While not directly involved in the “We looked at all the different proposed grid made the site ideal. debate, Rousseau muses that a movie BY JIM MOREKIS plans which had the best chance of suc“An engineer told us the structural com- soundstage might actually be the least cess. But the vast majority all made the ponents of the Quonset hut are three times ruptive thing that could go on the site. same mistake.” stronger than they need to be,” Bowen says. “Movie crews don’t want congestion or A COUPLE of weeks ago, the Coastal The way Bowen tells it, what Savannah “The big expensive thing with a soundnoise at all,” says Rousseau. “They want Empire Fair went on as planned in its needs is not an expensive “crystal palace,” stage is the power grid. And the grid on this things as quiet and unobtrusive as possible, usual location near Feiler Park in West in his words, but a soundstage designed to site is already set up to power the entire so they can get their work done quickly and Savannah. serve the needs of the actual film projects Coastal Empire Fair. Plus you’ve got an efficiently. The last thing they want is a lot You’d be forgiven for not realizing the which would shoot here. industrial-size kitchen there, already set of noise and confusion. In that regard, they land on which the Fair operates now “We just don’t need a $100 million facil- up for catering,” he says. have the same interests as members of the belongs to the City of Savannah, as part of ity here, that’s ridiculous,” Bowen says. The proposal was so attractive, Bowen community.” a controversial $2.9 million purchase from “Moving forward, Savannah will be home says, that they actually had a client ready Bowen claims the soundstage would the Exchange Club in August 2016. to those smaller $2-10 million movies, to start shooting as soon as ink was dry on result in over 100 new local jobs each year, Over a year later, the City continues to because the big blockbusters will film in the deal. most of them technical in nature and many solicit neighborhood input and still has no Atlanta.” “We had a TV series ready to shoot 10 with union protections, with an averdefinite plans for the site, one of the largA soundstage, simply put, is a place episodes here, at $6.5 million per episode,” age salary of about $60,000 a year and est undeveloped tracts left in Chatham where a production company can prepare Bowen says. “They were ready to come in benefits. County. an indoor film set, with lighting and sound March 2018 and rent the entire facility for Gavin says that while job creation is an One proposal, for a film soundstage, has equipment, for repeated use. a year.” important goal for City Council, she says been rejected outright — twice. “The whole point of a soundstage is it’s a However, it wasn’t meant to be, as the “this is one of the last big tracts of land left So far, that proposal is the only concrete controlled environment where a crew can City rejected Gordon’s bid after putting out in the City” and therefore it’s important idea put forth for the real estate, as City come in, set everything up, lock it down, a request for proposal for the front acreage that a lot of thought goes into whatever Council ponders its overall vision for the and leave it there ready to go for the next of the site, facing Meding Street. ends up going there. purchase. day,” explains David Harland Rousseau, a Gordon’s bid was the only one that came Gavin says that while the soundstage Spearheaded by local state Rep. Craig former president of Savannah Filmmakforward. Twice. idea isn’t completely off the table, the neighborhood’s and the City’s vision for the Gordon, the soundstage proposal would ers and a former member of the Savannah The first bid for the property was for have addressed an identified need in Film Commission. $1,057,000. After the City rejected that bid property more closely resembles athletic fields than show biz. Savannah going back decades. “It’s ideally a turn-key situation.” as too low, both parties reappraised the “We’ve seen plenty of concern from resi“Last year, the Savannah Film Alliance Gordon’s proposal was for 13 acres of the acreage in question to resume negotiations. dents of that neighborhood that a soundset a goal for 2017 to finally get a soundparcel’s 67-acre total. According to Bowen, When the City’s own appraisal came in stage locally,” says Charles “Bo” Bowen, the combination of an existing large Quon- at $855,000, Gordon’s group made a second stage might not be the only thing they’re 10 attorney for Gordon’s failed bid. set hut onsite and a well-equipped power bid at $980,000. wanting,” she says. CS The Coastal Empire Fair occupies just a small portion of the 67-acre tract in West Savannah, one of the largest undeveloped tracts left in Chatham County.


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LATE LAST MONTH the Reading Eagle newspaper offered helpful guidance for people who ride bikes in Southeastern Pennsylvania. “It’s important to prep your bike before storing it for winter” the headline advised. The article provided tips for putting a bicycle into hibernation when it’s “too cold to ride.” Those who subscribe to cycling magazines will see similar articles describing strategies for winterizing both bikes and their riders for the trying times ahead. These stories of winter weather woes can be a bit disorienting for us in Savannah as we enter the best time of year to be on a bike. And word is getting out. As I was writing this, a couple from Cooperstown, N.Y. stopped by my office to pick up a copy of Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s Bike SAV map and guide. Back home it was 33 degrees with snow showers. To say they were enthused about the weather here is an understatement. I think I’d receive similar reviews of our weather from the members of the VBT bike tour group I saw on Habersham Street last Friday. The ad copy for the tour promised them the opportunity to “savor the relaxed charm” of Savannah as they “cruise past towering oak trees draped in Spanish moss” in our “elegant” city. I’m here to tell you, friends and neighbors, you can do the very same thing almost every day this time of year. Even on a Monday morning. Even on your way to work. If you’ve ever thought about bike commuting, now’s the time to try it. Bike commuting can be a tough sell locally in July and August, and it seems like September is officially one of the “too hot and humid months.” Now, however, it’s a great time to commute by bike, for more reason than one. A study from the University of Copenhagen, published in the International Journal of Obesity this month, finds that riding a bike to work is “just as effective as exercising at a fitness center for people who want to lose weight.” Fitting a workout into a busy schedule can be a challenge and that’s part of the good news from the study. “Our results show that it is possible to combine

Savannah Bicycle Campaign volunteer Maggie Rickenbaker organizes food at Cranksgiving, a pedal-powered food drive benefiting Emmaus House.

transport to and from work with effective physical exercise,” the authors report. The bad news for us, despite our climatological advantages over Copenhagen this time of year, is our lack of safe cycling infrastructure. This discourages many people from trying bicycle commuting and enjoying the numerous benefits. It’s also important to note that many of our fellow citizens ride to work by necessity and must travel dangerous streets that we have the privilege of avoiding. Even if commuting isn’t an option for everyone, other types of transportational cycling are viable options for many. Running errands, going out to dinner, and shopping by bike are all ways to combine transport with effective physical exercise as advised by Danish scientists. Grocery shopping by bike can be particularly enjoyable and this Saturday offers a master class in how it’s done. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s Fifth Annual Cranksgiving ride is a pedal-powered food drive benefiting Emmaus House. This Saturday, Cranksgiving participants will shop by bike for staples needed at Emmaus House. Prizes are offered for the most stores visited and most cargo transported. The first Cranksgivng ride was held in Brooklyn 18 years ago and has since spread across the country. The local event not only helps feed hungry people through Emmaus House, which provides food and day services to the homeless and needy, it also demonstrates how bikes can be used for chores which we might assume would be possible only by cars.

Cranksgivers will use bags, baskets, panniers, and cargo racks to convey food and other items needed by Emmaus House. “You’ll see some truly ingenious ways to transport bulky items,” said Caila Brown, chair of the SBC board of directors. “Other competitors enjoy the challenge of visiting as many stores as possible.” Brown said she hopes participants will continue shopping by bike long after they’ve done their good deed for Emmaus House. We certainly have the weather for it, at least this time of year. The fifth annual Savannah Cranksgiving Ride is Saturday, Nov. 18. starting at 1 p.m. Cranksgiving is half bike ride, half food drive and a 100 percent fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon helping others. Registration for the ride starts at 1 p.m. at 1301 Lincoln St. At registration, participants will receive a shopping list of items needed by Emmaus House. The challenge begins at 1:30 p.m. when riders roll out to shop by bike. Participants should buy items from the shopping list without going over $15-20 price limit. Riders may compete by themselves or on teams. Prize packages will be awarded in the categories of most items carried by a single person, most stores visited, best team effort, and most innovative cargo rig. Participants should bring $15-20 to spend on items from Emmaus House’s needs list, a helmet, lock, and a backpack or other cargo carrying solution. CS For more info visit


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YOU’D THINK, wouldn’t you? It’s not like we haven’t had time to study the subject. The artificial sweeteners aspartame (marketed as NutraSweet) and sucralose (Splenda) were first synthesized in the 1960s and ’70s respectively, though they’re mere babies compared to saccharin, the ingredient in Sweet ’n Low—Teddy Roosevelt was a fan of that stuff. By now, surely, there’s settled science on all of them. No dice. As recently as 2016 Pepsi was still dithering over which fake sugar to put in its no-cal drinks. Faced with rising consumer health concerns and declining sales, in 2015 the company replaced the aspartame in Diet Pepsi with a combination of sucralose and acesulfame potassium. Unfortunately, diet soda drinkers hated the new taste; throwing up its corporate hands, last year Pepsi announced the return of aspartame cola under the name Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend. If industry execs feel a bit of whiplash, well, you can sympathize: aspartame and its like are the focus of MSG-levels of hysteria on the internet, where prominent articles bear headlines like “Aspartame Is, By Far, the Most Dangerous Substance on

the Market That Is Added to Foods.” Still, folks want their diet soda. Some consensus wouldn’t hurt. When last we addressed the topic, in 1996, aspartame was being blamed for Gulf War Syndrome. (Conclusion: nope.) For a while people were worked up about aspartame’s alleged links to cancer, though studies haven’t borne those fears out, and major health bodies, like the FDA and the European Food Safety Authority, have given it their stamp of approval. In recent years, however, concern has drifted to the surprisingly complicated question of: Does this stuff even work as advertised? People use it because they’re watching their weight, counting calories, minding their health. But is it paying off? Frankly, the early returns don’t look great, and not just for aspartame. We’re talking about the whole category of compounds called non-caloric artificial sweeteners, or NAS: a group of substances, sucralose and saccharin included, that have long been considered “metabolically inert”—that is, they pass through our bodies unchanged from how they went in, providing no caloric energy along the way. For about ten years now, though, researchers have been troubled by some unexpected findings in studies: not only did NAS not seem to be contributing to better health, but in fact their consumption was persistently linked to things like weight gain and attendant health issues. A 2009 study suggested folks who drink diet soda daily are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome (a group of related conditions, including high blood pressure, linked to heart disease, stroke, etc) than people who don’t drink soda, diet or regular. Of course, there are other factors to consider: for instance, people drinking diet

may be doing so because they’re already overweight and thus more likely to run into such health troubles. So scientists turned back to mice—who, in a 2014 study out of Israel, also showed warning signs for obesity and diabetes after they suckled on water mixed with artificial sweeteners. This tracked with what was already suspected, but it provided an idea about why. The theoretically inert sweeteners, the Israelis found, seemed to be having some effect on our old friend the gut microbiome. It’s thought that the state of the native bacteria in our digestive tracts—the microbiome, or microbiota—has manifold implications for our physical well-being, among these a major role in how the body converts food to energy. And, according to one of the Israeli study’s leaders, these gut bacteria “are not agnostic to artificial sweeteners.” The researchers reported that the guts of mice fed with NAS contained greater populations of bacteria that are particularly good at extracting energy from food and turning it into fat.
 This line of inquiry is just getting started, but I’ll also mention a research review published earlier this year in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The preponderance of clinical trials conducted over the years, the authors wrote, don’t “clearly support the intended benefits of nonnutritive sweeteners for weight management,” and might raise the possibility we’ve been discussing—that these substances could actually be linked to obesity and metabolic problems. So: are sweeteners like aspartame hurting your health? Stay tuned on that, but it’s looking more and more like they ain’t helping. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via




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Juvenile shot in crossfire at Church and Delyon Streets

Metro detectives are actively investigating a shooting that injured a 12-year-old boy on Nov. 7. “Officers responded to Church and Delyon streets about 5:30 p.m. and discovered the victim with a gunshot wound. An investigation revealed a black male fired shots at a vehicle that pulled up next to him near Church and Delyon streets. Someone in the vehicle returned fire,” police report. “A 12-year-old boy who was in the nearby area ran away while holding a 3-year-old. He was struck by gunfire while running. The child he was carrying was not injured. The boy was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.” The investigation is ongoing.

Citizens’ tips lead to capture of auto theft suspects

With the help of numerous citizens, Metro officers were able to capture five juveniles who stole a vehicle from a residence on Gordonston Avenue and wrecked it Nov. 8. “At about 9:45 a.m., a victim reported that he was approached by three juveniles while working in his yard. They inquired about helping him, which he declined. Soon after, the victim received a call from a neighbor stating that two juveniles drove off with the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle stopped shortly to pick up the remaining three juveniles, then continued,” police report. “A few hours later, a citizen called police to report a vehicle that was driving recklessly in the 1900 block of E Montgomery Cross Roads, which matched the description of the victim’s vehicle. While handling that call, another citizen called in to report a vehicle that lost control, blew a tire and had a group of juveniles jump out and flee.” Finally, a third citizen called to report juveniles being in the backyard of a residence on Heather Wood Drive. Due to the citizens’ calls, Metro officers were able to locate the vehicle and detain all five juveniles. The group of juveniles consisted of two 16-year-olds and three 15-year-olds. “We could not have wrapped up this case so quickly without the help of the citizens who called,” said Islands Precinct Captain Ashley Brown. “This is a great example of

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what we can accomplish when the community and officers work together.”

Shooting on E. 56th Street

Metro’s Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting of a woman outside an E. 56th Street home late Nov. 5. Officers responded to an area on the 1100 block of E. 55th Street about 11:20 p.m. and discovered Terriona Scott, 19, with a non-life-threatening wound. She was transported to a hospital for treatment. Detectives learned Scott, who is pregnant, had been in a physical altercation with another woman outside a home on the 1100 block of E. 56th Street. While they were fighting, a man at the scene pulled out a gun and fired a round into the floor of the porch. The bullet ricocheted, striking Scott.


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Metro detectives need the public’s help in their search for Andrea Janhrette, 32, who is wanted on charges of theft by taking and terroristic acts and threats. About 4:45 p.m. Nov. 4, Janhrette attacked an acquaintance with her keys outside Family Dollar, 4601 Skidaway Road. While leaving the area, Janhrette brandished a firearm and made verbal threats toward the victim. Janhrette has made additional threats toward the victim on social media. CS

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The 72nd annual Yellville (Arkansas) Turkey Trot, which took place on Oct. 14, is famous for its Turkey Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low-flying airplane and then chased by festivalgoers. This year, reports, several turkeys were dropped during the afternoon despite animal-rights activists having filed a formal complaint with the sheriff’s office, saying the pilot “terrorized” the birds. But pharmacist and past pilot Dana Woods told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “We treat the turkeys right. That may sound ironic, but we don’t abuse those turkeys. We coddle and pet those turkeys. We’re good to them.” Wild turkeys can fly, but in 2016, about a dozen turkeys were dropped and not all survived the fall. According to The Washington Post, over the past several years, local sponsors and the chamber of commerce have distanced themselves from the Turkey Drop, now more than five decades old. The Federal Aviation Administration is checking to see if any laws or regulations were broken, but said it has not intervened in past years because the turkeys are not considered to be projectiles. Could turkeys be sensing the peril of the season? Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, tweeted a warning to the town’s residents on Oct. 15 about aggressive wild turkeys, WBZ-TV reported. As proof, an accompanying video showed four turkeys chasing a Bridgewater police cruiser, but police were not as amused as their Twitter followers. “Aggressive turkeys are a problem in town,” the department tweeted. “State law doesn’t allow the police or (animal control) to remove them.”


In 1990, Marlene Warren, 40, answered her door in Wellington, Florida, and was shot in the face by a clown bearing balloons (one of which read “You’re the greatest!”) and flowers. On Sept. 26, Palm Beach County Sgt. Richard McAfee announced that Warren’s widower’s current wife, Sheila Keen Warren, 54, had been arrested for the murder, 27 years after the fact, and taken into custody in Abingdon, Virginia. Sheila Keen married Michael Warren in 2002, NBC News reported. (Warren went to prison in 1994 for odometer tampering, grand theft and racketeering in connection with his car rental agency.) Sheila had worked for him, repossessing cars, and they were reportedly having an affair when the murder took place. While Sheila had always been a suspect, new technology finally allowed prosecutors to retest DNA evidence and build a case against her.

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Zookeepers believe China’s 4-year-old giant panda Meng Meng, currently on loan to the Berlin Zoo, displays her displeasure with her surroundings, food or caretakers by walking backward. “Meng Meng is in puberty,” zoo director Andreas Knieriem explained to the Berliner Zeitung newspaper on Oct. 22. “The reverse walk is a protest.” To address the situation, zookeepers will introduce Meng Meng to Jiao Qing, a male giant panda three years older, who presumably will ease her frustration by engaging in sexual activity with her.

Most Considerate Criminal

Nelly’s Taqueria in Hicksville, New York, suffered a break-in on Oct. 3, but the burglar redefined the term “clean getaway.” Surveillance video showed a man donning food-service gloves and starting a pot of water to boil before hammering open the cash register. He secured $100 in his pockets, leaving a dollar in the tip jar, then started “cooking up a storm,” owner Will Colon told Newsday. Cameras recorded as the thief cooked beans, sauteed shrimp and chicken, and helped himself to a cold soda before enjoying his meal standing up. “The way he handled that pan, man, the dude had some skills,” Colon said. Afterward, he carefully stored the leftovers in the refrigerator, cleaned his pans and wiped down all the surfaces he had used. Then he took off through the back window, the same way he came in.

People Different From Us

• In Lissone, Italy, 40-year-old fitness instructor Laura Mesi made news when she married herself in late September. “I told my relatives and friends that if I had not found my soul mate, I would marry myself by my 40th birthday,” Mesi said, according to The Independent. She spent more than 10,000 euros ($11,700) for the occasion, which included a white wedding dress, a three-tiered cake, bridesmaids and 70 guests. Mesi is part of a self-marrying movement dubbed “sologamy” that has followers all over the world. Her marriage holds no legal significance. • An anonymous collector from Palm Beach, Florida, was the winning bidder in an Oct. 11 online auction for a half-smoked cigar that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill enjoyed during a 1947 trip to Paris. AP reports the 4-inch cigar remnant brought just over $12,000n. The company says Churchill smoked the cigar on May 11, 1947, at Le Bourget Airport. A British airman, Cpl. William Alan Turner, kept the cigar after he and his crew flew Churchill and his wife between Paris and London. The label on the Cuban stogie includes Churchill’s name. CS BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


AS AS CAN BE Funk-rock pioneers Mother’s Finest continue to make Georgia proud

GEORGIA’S PRIDE and joy, the Atlantabased band Mother’s Finest, went down in history as the ultimate upstaging act. Touring with the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, The Who, and Black Sabbath, the firing-on-all-cylinders band has a history of stealing the show, and after 45 years as a group, they’ve still got it. Fusing hard rock with soulful funk, founders Glenn Murdock and Joyce Kennedy won fans all over the world with their earth-shaking vocals and raucous concerts. The band returns to Savannah before performing two sold-out shows in their hometown for the One Mother to Another Anthology performance. We spoke with Murdock and Kennedy about the band’s early days, hitting the studio again, and inventing their

revolutionary sound. What was your early vision for the band? What were your goals? Murdock: It was a transition from doing cover stuff to doing original music. Everybody wasn’t doing that then. When we played, everybody was into doing covers, and everybody wanted you to do covers. You couldn’t really get a gig unless you did covers. We had to fight through that, and it was sort of this revolution. With the covers, we’d make it our own, so to speak. After that, one thing led to another, but we didn’t set an intention…it wasn’t just “We’re going to make a record.” That was the last thing on our minds. We wanted to do originals, and we got approached. It was a survival thing. We weren’t exactly living in the streets, but pretty much. We were basically homeless, for lack of a better word. We were a traveling band.

How did you ease your audiences into the originals from the cover sets?

sounds into our own music to be instep. We weren’t too weird—just weird enough!

Murdock: Force! It was force. They understood, too, the audience. That’s what was happening—everybody was trying to make that transition. Everybody was in agreement—“Okay, we gotta play some of this stuff, but we’re also going to play some of our originals.” And it worked out.

Your live show is the stuff of legends. Were you always a high-energy player?

Murdock: Yeah, that was always me. The turn we took kept us amped. We like to play up-tempo, play a little louder than usual, push buttons, move things. We were not just sitting there making the sounds Playing those classics is helpful for but getting some reaction as a band in our writing, too—you see what the audience sort of rock/funk-type of music we were reacts to, what moves them. inventing. We didn’t actually know it at the time, but we were inventing a type of music Murdock: We had to play those, and doing which was a hybrid between the rock and originals, they had to sound similar to what the heavy funk. was going on in the music world. We would feed off of the cover stuff we were doing, What kind of music were you writing before writing for Mother’s Finest? and we were innovative with our covers. We were doing Joe Cocker, Beatles, Yes, besides the P-Funk stuff and James Brown. Murdock: We weren’t into writing…it’s sort We integrated those types of rhythms and CONTINUES ON P. 18 17







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of hard to explain what the atmosphere was back then, especially for Georgia, coming from Chicago. The whole thing was standards or blues. Stuff on the radio had to be related to what you were playing. When we got together, we were doing original material just to be creative. The live performances, that’s what we were most into—the way we dressed and looked and played, the equipment we used, it was all geared toward being the best live band. Sly & The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, that’s what it was in those days. It was about working and people wanting to see you and wanting to see you play. And Joyce and I came from Chicago, and it was all about live presentation, show bands. When you and Joyce met, did you know you’d found a musical partner you’d play with for most of your career? Murdock: Yes and no. We were both in the music business, and we both actually made records. I was with a doo-wop/jazz group, and we had a record out. When we met, we were definitely talking about singing with each other. We were going to see these show bands that would consist of a girl group she was part of, and I was singing and DJing—not record DJing, I was introducing bands with a band behind us. Then it developed into us doing stuff together and it was all good after. You released Goody 2 Shoes & The Filthy Beasts two years ago—that was your first studio album in quite some time. Murdock: That was our crowdfunding record. Somebody gave us the idea of crowdfunding and said we’d be perfect for it. We weren’t really hot on the idea, but thought it just might work and we took the chance. We got enough money to make a record, and then got a European deal.


Joyce, what was it like returning to the studio to record that album?

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Kennedy: Recording is always a challenge, and it’s always new, and I’m never really completely happy because I feel like I should have at least forever to do everything! But it was cool, a huge challenge… you go back over and talk about what you could have done better, we could have done this and the end result was a pretty good record. Looking back at your discography and what your fans connect with, how did you approach writing this album? Were there particular sounds or feels you were going for?

Kennedy: We can rock awhile. Our fan base is awesome, so there are certain things we can’t get away from doing—“Baby Love,” “Piece of the Rock,” “Truth’ll Set You Free”—depends on where we are. When you have an audience, they want to hear their favorite songs and it’s hard to bring in new songs. We have to sneak it in usually, and we make sure the classics are there. We have this show coming up in Atlanta at the Buckhead Theatre, we put out this anthology record, which is pretty much songs from every album we’ve done. Two days are already sold out! I look forward to the audience…it’s not as hard of work as it used to be. The base is still strong, and the beautiful thing is we start to pick up new ears and new heartbeats. We have fans bringing their children and still rockin’ after all this time. Getting back to your question, we try to sound as modern as it is authentic to us. We try to keep the sound of the band from the ‘70s and ‘80s with new sounds. We went digital, ProTools. We try bring a modernism into the sound to stay relevant. I’m not going to sing any different. I let the song tell me what to do with it. You mentioned playing music from the anthology album. What was it like looking back at your career like that? Kennedy: I look back at my career almost every day, to be honest. I try to find inspiration and solace in having been in the business for so long and trying to accept where I am at this point and what I’ve done in my career. A lot of people say, “We don’t know why they were never as huge as they could be—everybody loves them, but they never really got huge!” It’s a big thing to swallow when we work as hard as we do, but sometimes when you create your own lane, it’s a bit difficult, especially during the times we came about in the ‘70s. We were a multiracial band. It was a difficult doing rock music. I had to accept the idea that that was the biggest hurdle in our whole career, but we stood the test of time and came out stronger. You spiritually realize that you are always exactly where you’re supposed to be. From the time you’re born, it’s set up, and there’s nothing you can do to change it. And in that respect, I am all good. CS

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Savannah Music Festival releases 2017 schedule Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Gillian Welch, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more!

THE SAVANNAH Music Festival has announced the lineup for its 2018 festival. The celebration of world-class music from around the globe returns March 29 to April 14 with new venues, new artists, and new opportunities. In addition to hot picks like Paul Thorn Band with The Blind Boys of Alabama, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens, Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina, Grammy winner Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Roseanne Cash, and many more, the festival offers a blowout finale on April 14 with an all-day event: Savannah Music Festival at Trustees’ Garden. Attendees can purchase a single ticket to enjoy a packed schedule at the new 8.5 acre campus at the brand-new Trustees’ Garden. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gillian Welch, Marc Broussard, Brent Cobb, Brett Dennen, Septeto Santiaguero, Mipso, Sammy Miller & the Congregation, Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo, Velvet Caravan with special guest Jessica Ann Best, and Stringband Spectacular will all perform. CS


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Pat Martino Quintet Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts 6:15 p.m.: Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Program North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum 7:30 p.m.: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Clair Lynch Band Lucas Theatre for the Arts 8 p.m.: Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Derek Gripper, guitar 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.: Derek Gripper, Trio Da Kali

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Trio Da Kali 8:30 p.m.: António Zambujo

Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Program III Ships of the Sea Museum 8:30 p.m.: John Moreland, Aaron Lee Tasjan Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7 p.m.: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Trustees Theater 3 p.m.: FILM: “The Goddess” (1934): Live Score by Juana Molina


Charles H. Morris Center 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m.: Gullah Roots - Etienne Charles, Ranky Tanky Lucas Theatre for the Arts 3 p.m.: BiRDMAN LiVE with Antonio Sanchez Trinity United Methodist Church 5 p.m.: Daniel Hope’s Air: A Baroque Journey


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Sullivan Fortner, piano Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7:30 p.m.: Diego El Cigala Trinity United Methodist Church 6:15 p.m.: Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Chris Pattishall, piano 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.: Trumpet Masters: Celebrating Louis Armstrong & Lee Morgan Trinity United Methodist Church 6:15 p.m.: Stile Antico

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Hawktail

Rousakis Plaza 4 p.m.: Jazz on the River

Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts 6:15 p.m.: Murray Perahia, piano

Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts 6:15 p.m.: Zukerman Trio


Ships of the Sea Museum 7 p.m.: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Lucas Theatre for the Arts 8:30 p.m.: Manuel Cinema: Lula del Ray


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Sullivan Fortner Trio 10 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Jam Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts 6:15 p.m.: Zukerman Trio with Daniel Hope & Friends Ships of the Sea Museum 7 p.m.: Lunasa with Tim O’Brien Lucas Theatre for the Arts 6:30 p.m.: Swing Central Jazz Finale


Charles H. Morris Center 12:20 p.m.: American Brass Quintet 7 p.m.: Mike Block & Sandeep Das, Kittel & Co. Trinity United Methodist Church 6:15 p.m.: Daniel Hope & Friends: Brahms & Elgar Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7:30 p.m.: Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, The Goodbye Girls Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7 p.m.: PIAF! The Show


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, The Goodbye Girls

Charles H. Morris Center 6 p.m., 9 p.m.: Bill Frisell Trio, Julian Lage Trio

Trinity United Methodist Church 6:15 p.m.: Yekwon, Sunwoo, piano

Trustees Theater 2 p.m.: Audra McDonald

Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7 p.m.: A World of Strings: Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Mike Marshall & Jovino Santos Neto

Temple Mickve Israel 3 p.m.: FILM: “Terezin: Refuge in Music” Johnny Mercer Theatre 3 p.m.: Death of A King: A Live Theatrical Experience with Tavis Smiley & Marcus Roberts Ships of the Sea Museum 4 p.m., 8 p.m.: Lee Fields & The Expressions, The James Hunter Six, 4 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7 p.m.: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Robert McDuffie


Ships of the Sea Museum 8 p.m.: North Mississippi Allstars


Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Jovino Santos Neto, piano 5 p.m., 7 p.m.: Classic Broadway Trinity United Methodist Church 6:15 p.m.: Daniel Hope & Friends: Romantic Masterworks Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7:30 p.m.: Rhiannon Giddens

Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7:30 p.m.: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Charles H. Morris Center 4 p.m., 7 p.m.: The Voice is a Traveler: Moira Smiley, Anna & Elizabeth

Ships of the Sea Museum 8:30 p.m.: Latin Dance Party: Septeto Santiaguero

Ships of the Sea Museum 8:30 p.m.: Margaret Glaspy, Juana Molina

Trinity United Methodist Church 6:15 p.m.: Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Temple Mickve Israel 5 p.m.: Daniel Hope & Friends: Balkan Roots


Lucas Theatre for the Arts 7:30 p.m.: Mission Temple Fireworks Revival: Paul Thorn & The Blind Boys of Alabama



Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts 6:15 p.m.: Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Program II

Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio 6 p.m., 9 p.m.: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Sullivan Fortner Trio

Charles H. Morris Center 12:30 p.m.: American Brass Quintet 5 p.m., 8 p.m.: Tommy Emmanuel, Jayne Stone’s Folklife

Trustees’ Garden 12:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.: Savannah Music Festival at Trustees’ Garden












Electronic synth-pop duo Loi Loi began in China, moved to Spain, and is currently based in Washington, D.C. With Kristie on vocals, keyboards, and synthesizers and Johnny Fantastic on Electribes and backing vocals, Loi Loi crafts songs in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Their debut EP ‘Viva La Vulva’ is pure, thrilling fun, built for pop-driven dance parties bathed in neon light. Georgia darlins Dip join the bill, along with a special guest. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 8 P.M., FREE, 21+

Dust off your boots and head to The Stage on Bay for a night with two of country’s current faves. Granger Smith got his start as a 19-year-old with a fresh Nashville contract. The Texas native has traveled the world performing for soldiers and has performed at The White House three times. Smith’s albums have a history of chart favorability—the 2013 record Dirt Road Driveway peaked at Number 15 on the U.S. country charts and Number 11 on the indie charts. The follow-up EP, ‘4x4,’ debuted at number 6 on the Top Country Charts, climbing to number 51 on the Billboard 200. After landing the Number 1 spot on the iTunes country album charts in 2016 thanks to his album Remington, Granger Smith has been a favorite with genre fans. The record, produced by Smith himself and Frank Rogers, included the smash hit “Backroad Song.” The song rushed up the mainstream radio charts, becoming the most-played in America on Valentine’s Day 2016 before the album had even been released. That year, Smith took home the BMI Country Award for “Backroad Song.” This year, he was nominated as Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. Appalachia native and The Voice alum Morgan Wallen joins Smith’s tour. The singer, who is influenced by country, classic rock, and hip-hop alike, recently released a hit single “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line. His debut album is due in 2018. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $25-39 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM, ALL-AGES


One of Savannah’s favorite visitors, Peewee Moore, returns! The outlaw country singer-songwriter is a frequent player ‘round these parts—after all, he clocks in about 45,000 miles a year on the road. Raised in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, the fiercely independent player earned a reputation as a solid picker in Georgia and Tennessee before chasing his dream to Austin, Texas. Currently, he resides in the Tennessee mountains between Chattanooga and Nashville. Moore’s one-of-a-kind, classic country-influenced sound has landed him gigs alongside the likes of Ralph Stanley, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Wanda Jackson, and many more. While playing in Savannah, he often beckons our own Igor Fiksman of Damon & The Shitkickers to join in the fun on pedal steel. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 10 P.M., 21+


Giants of hip-hop take over the Civic Center this weekend with a stacked bill. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony headlines the celebration. Grammy winners Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone will take the stage to share favorites like “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “1st of tha Month,” and more. Trina, the “Queen of the South” herself, broke out in 1998 on Trick Daddy’s single “Nann,” reaching the Top Five of the Billboard rap chart. Throughout her career, Trina’s collaborated with Missy Elliott, Eve, Kanye West, Run the Jewels, and more. Most recently, she released the single “Overnight” featuring Tasha Catour and teamed up with Tory Lanez for the song “Damn.” Ying Yang Twins return to Savannah to bring their Atlanta party rap to the Coastal Empire. Best known for their iconic dance-floor collaboration with Lil Jon, “Get Low” and the single “Salt Shaker,” Kaine and D-Roc continue to get audiences whistling while they twurk after all these years. Atlanta’s Young Dro, T.I.’s protégé, recently released the album Da’ Real Atlanta via Real Talk Entertainment. Last but certainly not least is Project Pat. The Memphis rapper became a familiar name after being featured on Three 6 Mafia’s song “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” (his brother is Three 6 Mafia’s own Juicy J). Pat followed up the collaboration with his own song, “Chiickenhead,” which became a Dirty South anthem. This month, he released a single with D Valley and Wiz Khalifa, “Broke N—as (Hell Nah).” The festival takes place in the MLK Jr. Arena. 20 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 8 P.M., $45-$99 VIA ETIX.COM

Have you heard the great news? Savannah’s got a downtown jazz club! Savannah’s own Stephen Moore and wife Danielle have opened a musical haven right on Broughton Street in the former Kokopelli’s space. Jazz fans rejoice: Good Times offers live music every night of the week! Expect a roster of local and visiting talent. Downstairs tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and if a band’s playing, a $5 cover charge is added to each check. The venue also features an upstairs dining room. For the month of November, beloved gypsy jazz troupe Velvet Caravan performs every Tuesday evening. Spice up your weeknight with live music and dinner from Good Times’ delicious menu, created by the legendary Chef Joe Randall. “The menu reflects the food of the Atlantic coastal area and the Lowcountry,” Chef Joe tells Connect. “I brought the food I’ve cooked for the last 17 years to the table, along with my reputation. People have been eating my sea bass and crab cakes for years—I put that on the menu.” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AND 28, 7-10 P.M., ALL-AGES






THU 3/29

Pat Martino Quintet

6:15 pm

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Program I

7:30 pm

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage / Claire Lynch Band Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary – Featuring Pat Martino, Howard Alden, Romero Lubambo, Chico Pinheiro and “King” Solomon Hicks Derek Gripper, guitar

12:30 pm 5:30 & 8:30 pm 6:15 pm

SUN 4/1 MON 4/2

TUE 4/3

WED 4/4

THU 4/5

FRI 4/6

SAT 4/7

Derek Gripper / Trio Da Kali

8:30 pm

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Program II Mission Temple Fireworks Revival: Paul Thorn and the Blind Boys of Alabama Margaret Glaspy / Juana Molina

12:30 pm

Trio Da Kali

7:30 pm

SAT 3/31 • box office 912.525.5050

12:30 pm

8 pm

FRI 3/30


3 pm

FILM : "The Goddess" (1934)

3 pm

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Program III

7 pm

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

8:30 pm

John Moreland / Aaron Lee Tasjan

8:30 pm

António Zambujo

3 pm

FILM : BiRDMAN LiVE with Antonio Sanchez

3:30 & 7 pm

Gullah Roots: Etienne Charles / Ranky Tanky

5 pm 12:30 pm 7:30 pm

Diego El Cigala

12:30 pm 5:30 & 8:30 pm 6:15 pm

Chris Pattishall, piano Trumpet Masters: Celebrating Louis Armstrong & Lee Morgan Stile Antico

12:30 pm


6:15 pm

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

7:30 pm

Maria Schneider Orchestra

12:30 pm

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

6 & 9pm

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio / Sullivan Fortner Trio

6:15 pm

Zukerman Trio Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

8:30 pm

Manual Cinema: Lula del Ray

12:30 pm

Sullivan Fortner Trio

6:15 pm

Zukerman Trio with Daniel Hope & Friends

6:30 pm

Swing Central Jazz Finale: Stomping the Blues

7 pm

Lúnasa with Tim O'Brien

10 pm

Late Night Jazz Jam

2 pm

Audra McDonald

4 & 8 pm

Lee Fields & The Expressions / The James Hunter Six

6 & 9pm

Bill Frisell Trio / Julian Lage Trio

7 pm

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

3 pm 4 & 7 pm 5 pm

MON 4/9

TUE 4/10

WED 4/11

THU 4/12

12:30 pm

American Brass Quintet

5 & 8 pm

Tommy Emmanuel / Jayme Stone's Folklife

6:15 pm

Murray Perahia, piano

12:30 pm

American Brass Quintet

6:15 pm

Daniel Hope & Friends: Brahms & Elgar

7 pm

Mike Block & Sandeep Das / Kittel & Co.

7:30 pm

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

12:30 pm 5:30 & 8:30 pm 7 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas / The Goodbye Girls PIAF! The Show

12:30 pm

The Goodbye Girls

6:15 pm

Yekwon Sunwoo, piano A World of Strings: Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté / Mike Marshall & Jovino Santos Neto North Mississippi Allstars

7 pm

12:30 pm

FRI 4/13

SAT 4/14

The Voice is a Traveler: Moira Smiley / Anna & Elizabeth Daniel Hope & Friends: Balkan Roots

8 pm

Sullivan Fortner, piano Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

7 pm

SUN 4/8

Daniel Hope's Air: A Baroque Journey

6:15 pm

Death of A King: A Live Theatrical Experience with Tavis Smiley and Marcus Roberts FILM : "Terezín: Refuge in Music"

3 pm

5 & 7:30 pm

Jovino Santos Neto, piano Classical Broadway – A Co-Production with Savannah VOICE Festival

6:15 pm

Daniel Hope & Friends: Romantic Masterworks

7:30 pm

Rhiannon Giddens

8:30 pm

Latin Dance Party: Septeto Santiaguero








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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. El-Rocko Lounge Sanford & Parker, 9:30 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ben Keiser, 7:30 p.m. 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 Trinity United Methodist Church Mile Twelve and City Hotel, 7:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.


The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.


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


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



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


Barrelhouse South Universal Sigh, 9 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Randy Reese Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Christy and Butch,






From the streets of Asheville, North Carolina comes Empire Strikes Brass, a brass band that fuses old-school funk, Southern Rock, alt-country, hip-hop, boogaloo and New Orleans Jazz into a sound that’s all their own. SAT., NOVEMBER 18, DOORS AT 8 P.M., SHOW AT 9 P.M., $12 ADVANCE VIA EVENTBRITE.COM, $15 DAY OF, 21+

7 p.m. The Jinx Forsaken Profit$, The Commonwealth of American Natives, Pussy Launcher, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay Granger Smith w/ Morgan Wallen, 8 p.m. Sulfur Studios Soglia, 7 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) General Patton and the Heads of State, 6 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) Belinda Jane, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.


The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.


Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke &

Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.


Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa 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.


Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ A Night at the Movies, 10 p.m. Club One 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.


Barrelhouse South GTA, LaGoons, 9 p.m. Basils Pizza & Deli Jan Spillane & Ben Wells, 6:30 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Square One, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Bahamacide, Xulu Prophet, The Night Shift, 9:30 p.m. Flashback Moss City Groove, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Doug Carn Trio, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Bottles & Cans, 9 p.m. The Jinx Anders Thomsen Music Video Premiere, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Alex Bazemore, 7:30 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music The Rail Pub Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddlebags Matt Chase, 9 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center Seaport Hip Hop Festival, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay Mother’s Finest w/ Thomas Claxton & The Myth, 8 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Johnny Octane, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, third Thursday-Saturday of every month, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse High Velocity, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bill Hodgson, Bucky & Barry, Individually Twisted, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Lyn Avenue, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Goodfires, Cougar Sweat, McLeod, 9 p.m.


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


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


Foxy Loxy Cafe Comedy Night, third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m.


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


Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ A Night at the Movies, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show


17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m.


Barrelhouse South TreeHouse, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Riot Ten, Sullivan King, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love Concert and Dance, 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Bumpin’ Uglies, 10 p.m. Doc’s Bar Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Choir of Babble, Machine Dreams, Ember City, 9:30 p.m. Flashback Talking Monkeys, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Doug Carn Trio, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Christy Alan Band, 9 p.m. The Jinx Peewee Moore, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jon Hill, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Michael Beke, Ezer, 8 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Empire Strikes Brass, 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) American Hologram, 6 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Bobby Randall and Melissa Lee, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Thomas Claxton, Bill Hodgson, DJ David, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Draucker, 9:30 p.m.


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


Bull Street Labs Sorry Not Sorry: The Princess Bride, 8 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.


Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star


Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ A Night at the Movies, 9 & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Stafford’s Public House The Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl, 4 p.m.


17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Movement, New Kingston, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Maggie and Jackson Trio, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Juan Rollan

Quartet, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Christy Alan Band, 1 p.m.


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


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


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


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


Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Hill, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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


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


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


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


Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Acoustic Tuesday featuring The Lark & The Loon, 7-10 p.m., Acoustic Tuesday w/ The Lark & The Loon, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Velvet Caravan (Gypsy Jazz), 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Sarah Poole, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip Hop Night, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, 6 p.m.


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


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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant 307 E. President St.

Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St.

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St.

The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave.

Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St.

Dockside Seafood 201 West River St.

Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17

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



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

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

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

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




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Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St. 912-231-9049

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

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401

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

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

Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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.

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

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



Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. 912-239-9600

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. 912-348-3200

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) 3742 US-17 Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. 912-786-4444

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave.


Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave.




Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. 912-495-5145

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St.

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd.

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave.

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St.



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

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.


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

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

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.




Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-292-1656

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

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

Saddle Bags 317 West River St.


The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. 912-786-8304

The Savannah Civic Center 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 912-651-6556

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

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.


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

SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St. 912-349-5100


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

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

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

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

Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. 912-495-5945

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.


Trinity United Methodist Church 225 West President St 912-233-4766

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

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

Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horn


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

The Warehouse 18 E. River St.


Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 1 Resort Drive 912-201-2000

Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St. 912-233-5650

Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. 912-790-9464

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. 912-208-3700

World of Beer 112 W. Broughton St. 912-443-1515

The Wormhole 2307 Bull St. 912-713-2855

CULTURE FESTIVAL FEATURE Storyteller J’Miah Nabawi hosts the International Tent at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries and the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. PHOTO BY COLIN GRAY

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SNUGGLING up with a cherished book and a favorite kid is a bedtime ritual that crosses cultures and generations. But when J’Miah Nabawi is telling the story, nobody’s going to sleep anytime soon. The award-winning storyteller employs drums, dance and different voices while acting out the tales featured in his children’s books, and sitting still isn’t an option. “My mentors taught me that children like to be where the action is, so I make some!” laughs Nabawi, a multi-instrumentalist and polyglot well-known for his involvement in the local community and beyond. The author of Why Spiders Hide in Corners and the recently published Nahnah Binyah’s Talking Sweet Potatoes also seeks to connect young readers with culture and language—their own and others’. Nahnah Binyah bridges African and Gullah fables as well as Southern food traditions and

crafts. Nabawi also throws Russian, Japanese, French and Spanish phrases into his energetic performances, not only to broaden minds but to validate the experiences of the many immigrant children he encounters on his visits to schools, churches and festivals. “So much of the time when families immigrate, their folklore and traditions are left behind,” he explains, wielding the traditional cow tail switch of African American storytelling. “I want these kids to know that their origin language and stories are as valuable as the ones we tell in this culture.” For the 12th year, Nabawi will be hosting the International Tent at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, filling Forsyth Park with literacy and joy this Saturday, Nov. 18. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs, this all-day book bonanza features readings, book signings, activities, education and entertainment for all ages. The juice box set will be thrilled to hear the wildly popular The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! read aloud by author Carmen Agra Deedy, and world renowned illustrators Don Tate and R. Gregory Christie

will have their markers ready. Beginning readers can giggle along with Duck, Duck, Porcupine author Salina Yoon, and Savannah’s own José Lucio will be promoting his latest kaleidoscopic laughfest, Free Rain. Young adults—some of the most voracious readers around—can ask New York Times bestseller E. Lockhart about her delicious teen dramas Genuine Fraud and How to Be Bad, and youth lit sensation Cynthia Leitich Smith is sure to provide a roaring discussion about her new novel, Feral Pride. Festival headliner Kwame Alexander won a Newbery Medal for 2015’s The Crossover, a hip-hop-and-basketball-inspired coming of age tale that’s been a slam dunk with YA readers around the world. Interestingly enough, the main character of Alexander’s next novel, Booked, hates reading. But that’s part of the author’s plan to draw middle school boys—not big readers compared to their female counterparts—into the literary fold. “I’m writing from this space of what I would have wanted to have read as a

12-year-old, as a boy and the kind of boy that I was,” he told NPR in 2016. “I think that so often we think of boys as just wanting to be a part of sports, but when you get on a sports team and you really get in that huddle and you get on the court with these boys, or you get on the pitch, it’s all about family and friendship and love and rivalry and it’s extremely emotional.” Alexander is also an advocate for more complex and diverse stories for young readers and is the force behind several literacy initiatives, including Leap for Ghana, which provides educational opportunities in West Africa.


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again, Savannah State University International Education Specialist Joline Keevy will be bringing her group of global ambassadors to help with crafts and engage kids in conversation about lands near and far. “The international students really look forward to coming every year,” says Nabawi. “The whole idea is to model and teach diversity.” Of course there will be a cornucopia of different percussion instruments for kids and parents to play, culminating in the 3pm “All-In” drum circle facilitated by Liz “Kemi” Coleman. Nabawi will have his

invites book festival attendees to drop by in between visiting with their favorite authors, and he promises that fidgeting is welcome during the performances and activities. “Come shake out the sit down!” he calls, tapping his talking drum. “It’s story time!” CS

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Lisa D. Watson bridges the environment ‘Avanguardia’ opens Nov. 17 at the Jepson

TWO YEARS AGO, Telfair’s Erin Dunn and Rachel Reese visited Lisa D. Watson’s home for one of their #art912 studio tours. They were met with a mini scale model of the Jepson Center, complete with tiny renditions of Watson’s paintings stuck onto the walls with Velcro. “They were like, ‘Oh, my God, you built a model,’” Watson recalls with a shrug. “I’m a designer and a space planner, so if I have a little room, I want to build a model.” That model turned out to be “Avanguardia,” Watson’s solo exhibition that opens Nov. 17 at the Jepson. “When they first told me, I reread the emails twenty times and thought, ‘Oh, God, Erin made a mistake,’” Watson laughs. The selection was no mistake. “Avanguardia” is a powerful narrative exhibition of large-scale wood paintings that show Watson’s passion for the environment. While Watson has her own storyline in mind, she wants viewers to come up with their own meaning. “I want people to walk through the hall, come back out, and hopefully feel positive,” Watson says, “because there’s a lot of negative crap going on right now. Even though I’m extremely concerned with the environment, I still have a lot of hope.” Watson has been an artist/activist in our community for years and may be best known for her efforts with Span the Gap, the initiative to change the name of the Talmadge Bridge to something more inclusive. She notes that she’s always been fascinated by bridges and their artistry. “I love painting bridges, and I really respect the engineering that goes into making a bridge,” she explains. “But that said, I love animals. I like bridges, I love animals.” “Avanguardia” follows two deer, a mother and baby, as they attempt to navigate an increasingly man-made world. She wanted to incorporate animals into the exhibition, but it took her a while to decide which one.

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“I went through a lot of animals,” Watson chuckles. “Like, what are the animals I see? I was in Tennessee and I could not believe how many deer [there were]. Every mile, they were right on the freeway.” Watson also notes the similarities between deer and humans, like a strong maternal bond and the tendency of fathers to leave. “I asked [my husband] Don, ‘Is it weird that I want people to walk through here and go, ‘Aww?’ Is that cheesy for the art world?” Watson wonders. “I really wanted some kind of emotion, for people to think about what we’re doing.” Above all, that’s Watson’s takeaway: think about our impact. That attitude carries over into her creative process, since all the materials she uses are recycled. In her studio, she has a rack full of salvaged scraps, from helium balloons to security envelopes. “Everything is made from things that would have been thrown away,” she notes. Watson’s passion for recycling began when she was a college freshman working at Kinko’s and saw her coworker carrying a huge bag of paper out of the store. He was responsible for recycling the paper and had to drive it to the recycling center himself. “I go, ‘Can I come?’” Watson recalls. “I wanted to go to the recycling center. It fucking changed my world.” Today, Watson paints on wood that husband Don brings back from his job at Bella Terra Interior Solutions. Watson cuts the bigger pieces with a jigsaw, but for a more finite cut, Don uses the CNC (computer numerical control) machine at work. While working with reclaimed materials is more sustainable, it’s also more limiting. “Because I have to choose the material, I have to base the artwork on the material I have,” Watson explains. “As much as I loved Katherine Sandoz’s show at Location, I don’t have that repetitive size because I can’t go buy canvases. It limits me, but it pushes me.” “Avanguardia” is a push in the right direction for Watson. “It’s so colorful, a little more colorful than I’m used to,” she reflects. “I don’t know what is coming out of me.” CS





AVANGUARDIA — An exhibition by Savannah-based artist Lisa D. Watson, explores the encroachment of the constructed environment on the natural landscape. Watson uses 95 percent reclaimed materials in her artmaking to keep her ecological footprint small. Avanguardia is part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative, a platform to showcase the work of Savannah Artists. Nov. 17-March 11.Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BSRISING — In October 2016, Troy Wandzel and AJ Perez came together to facilitate an art installation/collaboration titled “ABrainStorm” that asked all walks of life to participate by lending their “voice” in whatever medium, to the overall outcome of the project. “BSRising” is the next installment, which will include painter Emile Fu as another co-creator. Free and open to the public Nov. 16-18. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. CLAIR AND ERIC CERAMICS — Ceramics by Clair and Eric. Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. CURRENT ARTISTS — Gallery Espresso employees exhibit their artwork. Fri., Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. GATES MAYBE — Everett Mayo has been painting and print making since the 60’s and for this show, his work combines abstraction with the historic cast iron imagery frequently found in Savannah gates and fences. Nov. 17-Jan. 5. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.


MUDAPHORICALLY SPEAKING — Artist Clair Buckner improvises with ideas inspired by found objects and popular phrases. Incorporating mix media with ceramics and photography gives her the freedom to play with words and materials. In connection to muddy metaphors and found objects, sculpture artist Eric Clark’s body of work is also an exploration of material and metaphors. Nov. 17-Dec. 28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St.


RECENT DRAWINGS OF MARISA LILJE — Local artist Marisa Lilje exhibits her recent work. Fri., Nov. 17. Red Fern Fine Art Studio, 657 E. 39th St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. Through Nov. 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. THE ART OF THE ART-QUILT — Showcases the use of fabric, thread and quilting to create the illusion of three dimensions. The im-


ages presented by the Art Quilters of the Lowcountry range from realistic to abstract. The Quilters are Ron Hodge, Shaaron Thomas, Peg Weschke and Jody Wigton. Through Nov. 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE — Solo exhibition featuring the work of Agnieszka Kurant, composed of sculpture, works on paper, lenticular prints and a video. Through Jan. 14, 2018. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES Work by Everett Mayo opens at The Butcher Gallery and Tattoo — Eponymous exhibiStudio on Bay Street this week tion of works by the late Cuban-American artist Felix Netherton, Margie Sone, Mike Spitler and Gail Gonzalez-Torres. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Quinn. Through Dec. 31. Hospice Savannah, Turner Blvd. 1352 Eisenhower Dr. GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? LECTURE: LINES OF INFLUENCE — The SCAD Museum of Art and the Jacob and Through Jan. 15, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation E. Harris St. present a group exhibition to commemorate the centennial celebration of the birth of GUO PEI: COUTURE BEYOND — SCAD exacclaimed painter, storyteller, educator and hibits the work of Chinese fashion designer chronicler of the mid-20th-century African Guo Pei, best known for the yellow cape entertainer Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Gala. American experience, Jacob Lawrence. Through Feb. 4, 2018. SCAD Museum of Art, The exhibition held at Pei Ling Chan Gallery on MLK Blvd. will complement a larger exhibi- 601 Turner Blvd. tion at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + LIVING WATERS — Jerome Meadows, an Film in Atlanta. Through March 4, 2018. Pei internationally recognized artist whose studio Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, resides on the north side of Waters Avenue, 322 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. will serve as artist-in-resident at the church in the coming months. Through Dec. 3. St. KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experiment- LOST AT SEA: THE LIMINAL ESSENCE ing with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair OF IMMIGRATION — The museum’s first international exhibition (in various media), Museums proudly boasts the largest public collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the featuring the work of artists from Scotland, United States. Through Jan. 2, 2018. Jepson England, Ethiopia and Savannah (none of whom were born in the United States.) Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Conceived by the late Bertha Husband, it investigates the psychology and logistics of KIRK VARNEDOE: IN THE MIDDLE AT THE MODERN — Through the lens of an art histo- trans-oceanic relocation and acculturation. rian’s life, Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at The Featuring original work by Bertha Husband, Modern challenges the nature of authenticity Simon Ford, Colin Lloyd, Milutin Pavlovic and Kebedech Tekleab. Through Jan. 7, 2018. and the power of museums to define what Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther is “high” and what is “low.” Through Feb. 11, King Jr Blvd. 2018. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NATIVE BLOOMS — Local artist and City of LARRY LEVOW — Larry teaches group class- Savannah employee Carol Lasell Miller will present an exhibition of original paintings. es in his home studio and has just returned from instructing a weeklong plein air class in Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Montecatini Alto, Italy. In this current show, he is joined by students Henry and Suzanne Croci, Ron Fagin, Bobbie Kraft, Rhondda


Embrace the sourness BY RAYMOND GADDY

SOUR BEER may sound a little redundant. Beer is after all fermented, i.e. soured, in the first place, so you may ask what the difference is between a sour beer and regular beer. You might also ask why, if there is a difference, anyone would want to drink something that is soured. No one likes sour milk, so sour is a bad thing, right? Like so many things in this world, reality is much more complex than names express. In many ways souring is very similar to fermentation and could be considered a subset of the fermentation process, but there are some significant differences. Fermentation is the metabolic processes used by microorganisms to breakdown sugars. Some of the byproducts of fermentation are gases and alcohol, all the things we want in our beers. Yeasts and some bacteria create beer by fermenting (eating) the sugars released by grain in the production of beer and producing carbonation and ethanol, which we like in our beers. Souring is also a metabolic processes used by microorganisms to breakdown sugars. But with souring there is an additional byproduct that gives sour beers and foods like pickles and sauerkraut an additional bite. That extra ingredient is acid. It is your reaction to the amount and type of acid in the beer that gives it the tart or sour taste The range of acid is as wide as the range

of IBUs available in IPAs. Mild sours have a nice tang to them while the other end of the spectrum could be teeth achingly, mouth puckeringly tart. The range of sourness, the various critters used to create sours and a few different ways to introduce those critters allow for a huge spectrum of beers to fit any palette. Lets talk about the organisms unusually used to make these beers first. There are several types of organisms used to make sour beers but we’ll focus on the two main ones. First is Brettanomyces, a wild form of yeast that was originally seen as a “bad” yeast. In fact, its name is derived from the Greek for “British fungus” because it was first cataloged as an infection in British beers. Brett, as its most commonly called, gives most beers a bad odor and can lead to gushing bottles of beer, so most breweries work hard to keep it out. Those that have adopted and cultivated Brett prize it for its tartness, rich earthy flavors and spiciness. Lactobacillus is also a common sourimparting organism. Lacto is a bacteria that converts sugars into lactic acid instead of alcohol, the same process that makes your muscle sore after a hard run and the same bacteria responsible for yogurt and kimchi. Lacto produces a smoother or cleaner tartness that Brett and is generally used in lighter sour beers like goses and Berliner weisses. Pediococcus (aka pedio) is in the same family of bacteria as Lacto but produces a harsher tartness. It’s used in the production of Flanders reds and lambics. Lacto and Brett work well together so you’ll see them used in unison on some

beers. Pedio makes for more sourness and boosts the fuel for Lacto. Lacto, for its part, mellows the harsher side of pedio providing a smoother drinking experience. There are three ways of making a sour beer. The most common is brewing a beer, inoculating it with one or more of the critters discussed above and letting it sit in a barrel until it’s the correct flavor and sourness. Obviously this works, it’s been done for centuries, but it does have the potential for going astray. Some beers are made via a cool ship (koelship in Flemish) which is a large vessel used to cool wort very quickly. Cool ships are open to the air, which is how it cools but also open to inoculation by any wild organisms. Only a handful of modern U.S. breweries use coolships; Allagash, Jester King and New Glarus to name a few, and none are located in Georgia. Both barreling and coolships take a while, as the souring process is much slower than that of regular fermentation. Many modern breweries are using a process called kettle souring. This process lessens the possibility of “bad” infections and speeds up the souring process. In kettle souring the wort is inoculated after lautering but then kept at a higher

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temperature, around 125 degrees for a day or two. The heat speeds up the souring process and kills off some less resistant bugs. After a day or two the heat is increased to kill off the souring agent and its ready to go. Two to three days instead of months in a barrel is far more economical and accessible. Still, kettle souring has its naysayers as it is seen by some as untraditional and commercial. Sours are a trend right now for a reason. They taste good, can be very refreshing and are a turn from the ever present IPA. Goses and Berliner weisses are mild sours that, if you enjoy sour drinks like margaritas, are a great introduction to this style. From there you can increase your sour tolerance by moving up to lambics, gruezes (a blend of several aged lambics) or krieks (cherry infused lambics) and oud bruins (a soured brown ale). These marry the sourness with a fruitiness producing refreshing drinks. From there you can move into the harsher sours, some of which are peel-theenamel-off-your-teeth sour. Whatever your sour tolerance, there is a beer out there for you. Seek sours out and give them a try. Sour beers current popularity means they are more accessible than ever. CS


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IT’S THE earliest hours of Saturday morning, and you and your squad are famished from a Friday happy hour that turned into an all night party. (I mean, this is Savannah. Isn’t this every Friday?) One of you wants to tear into something meaty on bread, someone else is feeling a crunchy salad and the full-out vegan with gluten-free tendencies just missed her Lyft. Your best bet to avoid a bar brawl is to head to the Diplomat Luncheonette, where pleasing everybody is the aim. “We want to meet different needs and tastes in the same place with a limited amount of space,” explains Chef James Levens, who preps and bakes behind the counter of the 400 square-foot former hair salon next to the Original Pinkie Masters. “We’ve got that go-to hearty stuff, but it’s great to see people getting excited about vegetables and salads.” The Savannah native opened up shop in early September during Hurricane Irma’s evacuation and cooked through the storm, and the Diplomat has been finessing palates with its signature sandwiches and flavorful sides ever since. While the proximity to Pinkie’s makes for wild weekends, Chef Levens holds it steady for the lunch crew from 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday, offering eat-in, take-out and downtown delivery to businesses and residences. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday


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Celebrate the first wine of the harvest! vaunted donuts and sweet rolls on Fridays then moved with then-girlfriend-nowbefore they sell out. wife, Kate, to New York City. After staging It’s true, the Diplomat is tiny, but there’s around at different restaurants, he lucked still plenty of counter space to eat in and into a spot at the Spotted Pig, learning the watch the pedestrian parade along Draynuances of acidity and texture at the elbow ton Street. During glorious weather, it of Chef April Bloomfield of Mind of Chef doesn’t get much better than enjoying your fame. A few years later, he found himself meal on a bench in nearby on the line at one of ManhatMadison or Lafayette squares. tan’s most storied restauPinkie’s owners Mike Warrants, Gramercy Tavern. ren and Matt Garappolo partThe cold and constant nered with Levens to build out hustle of the big city began the space and had a say in the to wear, and the couple came menu (you can thank Matt back to Savannah, where for the New Jersey-style pork Levens made his piquant roll), but the chef describes mark in the kitchens of the their collaboration as more Sparetime, the Florence, and than just an investment. Smith Bros. Butcher Shop. “We have a symbiotic rela“I think starting late tionship,” he says of their and working hard to catch “I think starting late and shared aesthetic and adoraup made up for my lack tion for downtown Savannah. working hard to catch of schooling,” he muses “We’re looking out for this part up made up for my lack of coming by his culinary of schooling,” says Chef of the block. It’s good grasseducation through the back roots business development.” James Levens. door. “I learned how to Levens ought to know, as he get the baseline down so I grew up here and holds a business degree could start adding my own thing.” from Georgia Tech, which led to a bunch of That “thing” includes combining tradi“officey-salesy”-type jobs around Atlanta tional and Mediterranean flavors in unexuntil he chucked it all at 27. pected ways and not being afraid to push “I finally paid off my student loans and his work ethic to the max. Catering to both could afford to not make any money,” he the downtown lunch business and late explains with a laugh. “I’d always loved night party people can mean 16-hour days, food, so I decided to go for it.” but Levens plans to keep the Diplomat After passing around his lacking Luncheonette open at all hours to satiate resume, he landed a gig as a “salad boy” at the masses. Highland Bar & Grill in Birmingham, AL Even if the masses show up at 1:30am under Executive Chef Frank Stitt. with their heels in their hands shrieking “Frank was very strict, real gruff, of the about extra orders of Burnt Broccoli. Alice Waters school of using local ingre“Everyone who comes in at that hour dients to create French, Provence-style seems drunk or overjoyed,” laughs the dishes,” he recalls. “I mostly got on his chef. “But they all seem happy.” CS nerves but I tried hard to learn everything The Diplomat Luncheonette, 11am-6pm Tu-Sun, I could.” A few years later, he bounced back to plus 10pm-2am Th-Sat, 314 Drayton St., (912) Savannah for short stint at Local 11 Ten, 323-7511


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OO Although Peter Ustinov and David Suchet would repeatedly portray Belgian detective Hercule Poirot on screens both big and small, it was Albert Finney who headlined one of the most popular and enduring of all filmic properties based on an Agatha Christie whodunnit. Released in 1974, Murder on the Orient Express proved to be a potent box office property, thanks in no small part to an all-star cast that numbered Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall and Anthony Perkins among its ranks. As for Finney, his chameleonic ability to immerse himself in the role of the fastidious detective earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Similar raves and riches will likely be withheld from the new version of Murder on the Orient Express. Certainly, Kenneth Branagh deserves credit for bringing this venerable novel to the modern screen, if for no other reason than to provide a viewing option for audiences not interested in Marvel or Madea (as someone quipped at my screening, this might qualify as Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the senior set). Ever the classicist, Branagh lets others waste their time trying to adapt video games – he prefers to deal with Shakespeare, Shelley and Cinderella (even his one stab at a superhero saga, 2011’s Thor, made sense due to the deep mythology behind the character). Yet Branagh’s interpretation of Murder on the Orient Express unfortunately registers as a disappointment, with the director-star, aided by scripter Michael Green, puncturing the source material as often as someone ends

up stabbing Edward Ratchett. Ratchett (Johnny Depp) is one of the travelers aboard the Orient Express, and he seeks to hire fellow passenger Poirot (Branagh) to be his bodyguard lest someone try to murder him. Realizing that Ratchett is a thoroughly detestable gangster, Poirot refuses, only to awaken the next morning and find Ratchett slain in his own bed. Thus, the “world’s greatest detective” finds himself with his hands full interrogating the other passengers — the suspects include Ratchett’s secretary (Josh Gad), a meek missionary (Penelope Cruz in a variation of the role that won Bergman an Oscar for the ’74 take), an outspoken governess (Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley), a helpful doctor (Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton’s Aaron Burr), a persnickety princess (Judi Dench), and a chatty widow (Michelle Pfeiffer). The changes that Branagh and Green make to the novel and the remarkably faithful 1974 version are baffling, leading to a film that feels as if it’s just skimming the surface of a compelling murder-mystery. With so much emphasis on Poirot (it’s clear the director loves his star), expository scenes that should establish the other characters prove to be choppy and unsatisfying — thus, when the case starts to clear up in the final stretch, many of the assembled players come across as little more than extras trying to crowd into the shot. The backstory to the whole mystery — the Daisy Armstrong affair (Christie’s nod to the Lindbergh baby kidnapping) — also appears in truncated form, thereby reducing its impact on the final revelations. As director, Branagh makes some


lamentable decisions, trying to frame a couple of moments as action set-pieces and elsewhere adopting strange camera angles that call awkward attention upon themselves. This is especially true of the murder sequence, which Branagh grotesquely stages as if he were auditioning to direct a remake of Carnival of Souls. If nothing else, the production values in Murder on the Orient Express look smashing, and while no single performer stands out, all tackle their roles with aplomb. For the most part, though, Branagh has taken a beloved tale and committed (to borrow the title of another Christie adaptation) murder most foul.


OOO Suddenly, everyone’s a comedian. Marvel movies have always plopped heaping servings of humor on top of the expected action and mythmaking, but Thor: Ragnarok dials up the laugh track to heretofore untested decibel levels. This is Asgard by way of The Comedy Store, an approach inspired not so much by previous Avengers-related entries but by Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy. Those saucy superhero outings earned praise for their irreverence and go-forbroke jokes, so it’s not surprising that one of the more traditional franchise threads has opted to similarly amplify the nyuks. To that end, the studio suits even hired a comedian — What We Do in the Shadows’ Taika Waititi — to serve as director. The result is a rollicking adventure yarn sure to delight the faithful, and the picture emerges as arguably the most satisfying of the Thor trilogy. At the same time, the perpetual need to go for joke means that there’s not much of a dramatic center to the project. Certainly, there’s nothing comparable to the sober moment in 2012’s The Avengers when a Holocaust survivor stands up to the fascistic Loki (Tom Hiddleston), or the heartbreaking scene in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) tenderly tends to an elderly Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). Even the actors have been instructed to tackle the enterprise as a lark. Only Idris Elba, as Asgardian guardian Heimdall, provides any semblance of gravitas; everyone else appears to be auditioning for a spot on the next season of Saturday Night Live. Picking up story strands from previous entries, this finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) still contending with the mischievous antics of his half-brother Loki. Both, however, are confronted with a new threat in the form of the sister they never knew they had: Hela (Cate Blanchett), a fearsome goddess who’s laying waste to Asgard. Their initial effort to stop her ends in failure, and the pair find themselves

stranded on a planet where the so-called Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) holds gladiatorial bouts between powerful beings. Cue the appearance by everyone’s favorite notso-jolly green giant, the incredible Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo and CGI). Familiar faces appear throughout the picture — the appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange ranks as a highlight — but there are several notable newcomers as well. Chief among them is Tessa Thompson, who scores as the fearless Valkyrie, and Goldblum, a hoot as the easily excitable Grandmaster. Blanchett cuts a striking figure in her riot grrrl gear, but Hela ends up being a rather one-note villain. Hemsworth has already displayed his comic chops in past pictures — he was especially hilarious as the dim-witted Kevin in the engaging Ghostbusters remake — so he has no problem turning the God of Thunder into an occasional god of blunder. Between the actor’s puppydog demeanor and his character’s farcical bewilderment, Hemsworth and Thor are, naturally enough, the primary reasons that Ragnarok rocks.


OOO Greek writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2010 import Dogtooth earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film while his 2016 effort The Lobster nabbed an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay. The Killing of a Sacred Deer, co-written (like his previous pictures) with Efthymis Filippou, will likely come up short in this year’s Oscar race, but no matter. Call it a minority report, but I find it to be the most consistently mesmerizing of the trio, and a stronger ending might have vaulted it into “10 Best” consideration. A creepy combo of The Twilight Zone and Sophie’s Choice, the film stars Lobster star Colin Farrell as Steven Murphy, a surgeon who has befriended a teenage boy named Martin (Barry Keoghan). The exact nature of their relationship isn’t clear, but Steven seems to be spending almost as much time with the lad as he does with his wife Anna (Nicole Kidman), daughter Kim (Raffey Cassidy), and son Bob (Sunny Suljic). Steven eventually elects to introduce Martin to his family, and it’s here when matters take a particularly dark turn. To reveal more would be to deny viewers the opportunity to get blindsided by the directions the film ultimately takes, but suffice to say The Killing of a Sacred Deer is decidedly not for moviegoers who prefer their options on the “feel-good” end of the spectrum. This is a deeply disturbing film, with its eeriness accentuated by the delivery of CONTINUES ON P. 34


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African-American family—Mr. and Mrs. Mayers (Leith M. Burke and Karimah Westbrook) and their son Andy (Tony Espinosa)—are presented in far more dramatic fashion, wisely stripped of any comedic underpinnings. Yet witnessing the Mayers being harassed on a daily basis and seeing their car firebombed works in direct conflict to the broad comedy unfolding elsewhere in the film, and the only possible reaction is one of embarrassment.  


OO A true-life tale of heroism is the inspiration for Only the Brave, a competent if conventional drama that centers on a team of elite Arizona firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. As is often the case with these types of films, hagiography takes center stage,


OO The primary poster for The Foreigner shows Jackie Chan standing alone in a scene of carnage, with the tagline intoning that one should “Never Push A Good Man Too Far.” Such a promotional angle suggests that Chan will employ his considerable martial arts skills to take down various evildoers a la Taken or Death Wish. This is accurate—to a point. But look at the poster more closely and it becomes clear that this isn’t a solo vehicle for Chan, not with Pierce Brosnan sharing abovethe-title billing. As for the movie itself, it’s far from a straightforward action romp—instead, it’s a knotty political thriller involving a terrorist outfit with possible IRA ties embarking on a series of bombings. The scene of mass destruction that


O The original script for Suburbicon was written by Joel and Ethan Coen back in 1986, shortly after the dynamic duo flashed their calling card in the form of their debut beauty, 1985’s Blood Simple. Shelving the script, the siblings instead moved forward with 1987’s brilliant Raising Arizona, although they later incorporated some of Suburbicon’s elements into their Oscarwinning screenplay for 1996’s Fargo. Coen pal George Clooney later got hold of the script for Suburbicon and planned to turn it into a movie as far back as 2005. Cate Blanchett kills it as the goddess of death in Thor: Ragnarok Instead, one thing led to another, and it’s only now that Suburbicon is hitting themeaning that, aside from a few individuaters, with direction by Clooney and a opens the picture ends up killing the als painted with extra brush strokes (Josh Coen script that has since been modified college-age daughter of Quan (Chan), a Brolin’s gruff leader, Miles Teller’s trouby Clooney and his frequent writing partrestaurateur who had already lost his wife bled newbie), none of the firefighters are ner Grant Heslov. and other daughters to senseless violence given much in the way of individualism. Given the ghastly result, perhaps the long ago. The domestic scenes that are introduced Coens should sue, since it’s almost inconA devastated Quan wants to make sure ceivable that their original idea bore much in an effort to provide additional shadings those responsible are punished, and so he are fairly standard, with the only deviaresemblance to a debacle that unexpectbegins harassing Liam Hennessy (Brosedly has emerged as one of the year’s worst tion from the norm arriving courtesy of nan), a former IRA member who now Jennifer Connelly—as Brolin’s wife, she’s films. works with the British government. allowed to do more than just stand by her Topical yet tone-deaf, Suburbicon iniQuan is convinced that Hennessy knows man (usually the default position in these tially appears as if it will focus on the tenthe identities of the terrorists—for his films; see Kate Hudson in Deepwater Hori- part, Hennessy must track down these sions that emerge when a black family moves into a white middle-class neighbor- zon and Holliday Grainger in The Finest murderers while also assigning his suborHours). hood in 1959. But no, this is merely a side dinates to deal with a surprisingly efficient Director Joseph Kosinski, whose previdish to the real plotline, which centers on Quan. the plight facing mild-mannered neighbor ous credits were the sci-fi duds TRON: LegIt’s interesting to see Chan stripped of acy and Oblivion, effectively captures the Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon), his wife the cheeky charisma that has floated most horror of the raging fires, while scripters Rose (Julianne Moore), their son Nicky of his career, even if the movie doesn’t give (appealing Noah Jupe), and Rose’s twin sis- Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer (workhim much to do beyond scowling, grimacing from Sean Flynn’s GQ article “No ter Margaret (also Moore). ing, and occasion ally throwing a punch. A home invasion by two seedy criminals Exit”) offer some interesting behind-theChan often feels like a visitor in his own scenes facts regarding the firefighting (Glenn Fleshler and Alex Hassell) results film, since the majority concerns itself business. But who gets the blame for that in one death—this is turn leads to a coverwith the maneuverings and machinations wince-inducing CGI bear, repeatedly seen up, a visit from an insurance investigator of Brosnan’s character to appease those in fantasy sequences hurtling through the wanting answers and those seeking power. (Oscar Isaac), and several more slayings. 34 The portions of the film focusing on the woods like an ursine Human Torch? The script attempts some plot pirouettes

that don’t always flow gracefully. Yet overall, The Foreigner proves to be a respectable example of a thinking person’s action flick.


OOO Is Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner, a masterpiece likes its predecessor? Definitely not. Yet on its own terms, it’s a dazzling achievement, a heady motion picture that employs state-of-the-art visuals to punch across its alternately tough and tender story of love, loss and identity. Because this is the type of film that benefits from a virginal viewing free of spoilers—and because parent studio Warner Bros. promised to dispatch the Dark Knight to rip asunder any critics who break the vow of silence—plot details will be purposely sketchy. Suffice to say that this one is set 30 years after director Ridley Scott’s original, in a period when powerful manufacturer Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) is designing replicants that are comparatively more benign than the previous models. Blade runners still exist, tasked with tracking down these vintage replicants and terminating them with extreme prejudice. One such blade runner is “K” (Ryan Gosling), who’s a replicant himself. But a visit to a farm to track down a fugitive leads to the discovery of a box holding shocking material. As K’s superior (Robin Wright) gravely intones, these contents could create a war and tear apart the very fabric of society. “Yes, questions,” purrs Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) to genetic engineer Hannibal Chew (James Hong) in the ’82 version, a sentiment that might also be directed at this new picture’s screenwriters. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original (adapting Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), and Michael Green, whose cinematic at-bats consist of Green Lantern, Logan and Alien: Covenant, do a fine job not only of maintaining this futureworld but also in laying out themes that lend new meaning and import to what Salvador Dali tagged Persistence of Memory. Yet a few queries still manage to formulate amidst the ample exposition, and, for a film that runs a generous 164 minutes, the back end still feels needlessly rushed. Yet overall, Blade Runner 2049 is a towering work, and if there’s one area in which it equals its predecessor, it’s in its empathic reach. Mainly, though, there’s Harrison Ford, returning to the part of Rick Deckard. Ford’s role should have been much larger, but in the context of what he’s given, he’s excellent, providing a wariness—and weariness—that lines up nicely with the Deckard from three decades earlier. CS



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ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


THE ART OF YOGA Yoga Me Fit’s founder and owner Lynn Geddes Wolling will lead “The Art of Yoga” sessions with proceeds benefiting the Tybee Arts Association. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience. $15 per session Sun., Nov. 19, 11 a.m.noon. 912-308-3410. lynn@yogamefit. com. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. BLUES IN THE NIGHT American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) is slated to host the 3rd annual Johnny Mercer Gala with “Blues in the Night” honoring Kim Michael Polote, 2001 ATC Gold Medalist. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner and entertainment by past ATC medalists. - Thu., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. 803-702-0305. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. HALLOWEEN FOOD DRIVE Help families in need by donating to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Non-perishables like peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, soups, canned fruit, and rice are especially needed. Donations are accepted at 3109 E. Victory Drive Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Online donations are accepted at Through Jan. 1, 2018. kristin.brown@ America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St. HARVEST FESTIVAL AND CANE GRINDING Enjoy this festive fall celebration amidst the aroma of boiling cane syrup and copper kettle apple butter and other open fire cooked foods. Other activities include music, children’s games and crafts and Bird of Prey Shows. Concessions will be available and the Native Animal Nature Trail is open. $7 per adult; $5 per child (4-17), seniors, military Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-395-1212. annie.quinting@sccpss. com. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks

as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES Savannah Speech & Hearing will host an eight-week series of classes for those interested in learning beginners American Sign Language (ASL). The class will be instructed by Crystal Clarkson. Class meets Tuesdays at 6 pm. Registration fee does not cover cost of required textbook, American Sign Language for Dummies by Penilla & Taylor. Class size is limited to 11 people and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit or call 912.355.4601. $85 registration fee Tuesdays. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. 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. THE ART OF YOGA Yoga Me Fit is slated to host “The Art of Yoga” sessions with 20% of all registration proceeds benefiting the work of the Tybee Arts Association. $15 per session Sun., Nov. 19, 1:30-3 p.m. 912-308-3410. lynn@ Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNERS JEWELERS STUDIO A project-driven class that introduces beginning techniques of metal manipulation such as wirework, forming, sawing and creating textures (rolling and stamping). Students learn safe torch practices by annealing and soldering metal to create custom pieces. Lots of jeweler’s tricks to make your first work look professional. 150.00 Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-289-8337. www.dreamcatstudio. com. beginner-s-jewelry-studio-saturdays-october28-november-18-2017. dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. BRIDGE LESSONS

Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646.

HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. INTERMEDIATE JEWELERS STUDIO This session will include instruction on bezel and flush setting faceted stones. You’ve got basic soldering skills down and are ready to try some experimenting. This class is focused on design execution. Learn to successfully combine your skills into pieces that require multiple soldering operations, forethought, and planning. Make beautiful, wearable pieces that you love to put on day after day. Perfect for the student that has some basic experience. Christina provides a project each week to inspire your own piece. $225.00 Thu., Nov. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY A fine place to start or to grow beyond wirework and cold connections as a jeweler. Moving forward with basic techniques, this workshop focuses on building strong soldering skills. You will fabricate a bezel setting (one of the most popular ways to set a stone) and learn rock solid ring making strategies. 150.00 Tue., Nov. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm







at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and 38 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. TIME FOR SCRAPPING Time for Scrapping is hosting a 3 day crop event January 19-21, 2018 in Pooler GA for scrapbookers, stampers and crafters. Time away to work on unfinished projects or to start new ones. Creative classes will be offered, daily door prizes, on-site vendors and much more. For information join our FB page Time for Scrapping or email: Through Jan. 21, 2018. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.


13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. ADOPT A DOLPHIN Adopt A Dolphin fundraiser sponsored by The Dolphin Project is being held through December 15. Dolphin adoptions are unique holiday gifts that support public education and the research of wild bottle nose dolphin that live in our estuaries. The application form can be downloaded from or completed on-line at: html Please allow a week to 10 days upon payment receipt to receive your adoption certificate. For additional information please e-mail: Through Dec. 15. No physical address given, none. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the

second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. IVY LEAGUE CLUB OF SAVANNAH: GOLF DRIVING RANGE EVENT

Join the new Ivy League Club of Savannah for their first outing. Meet at the Westin Hotel’s beautiful golf driving range at 10:45 AM. The cost is $25 and includes a large cart of balls, coach instruction, and rental clubs. Contact Amy Storer with RSVP. 715.781.0644 (call/text) or Amy.Storer@ $25 Full Driving Range w/Balls (Pay at Westin) Sat., Nov. 18, 10:45 a.m. 715-781-0644. Amy.Storer@alumni. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. SAVANNAH AUTHORS WORKSHOP If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www. and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-272-6309. ongoing. No physical address given, none. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. daily-tours. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@

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. SAVMUSICIANSINSTITUTE.COM.


ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT AYO Fall Showcase Concert features all four of the Performing Ensembles of the AYO Program: Debut Strings Ensemble, Serenade Strings Ensemble, Repertory Youth Orchestra, and the Armstrong Youth Orchestra. $10, students free Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m. html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC IN THE STREETZ This family-friendly event will feature live music performances, children’s activities, Leopold’s ice cream, and Trick’s BBQ. Free and open to the public Sun., Nov. 19, 1 p.m. Greenbriar Children’s Center, 3709 Hopkins Street.


AVANGUARDIA ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION Join local artist Lisa D. Watson for a conversation about her latest exhibition,

Avanguardia. The exhibition is part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative, a dedicated platform to showcase the work of Savannah artists. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public Thu., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Make your voice heard regarding investments in the future of our community. Engage in one of the upcoming community meetings! Wed., Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area.

groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FRANCIS ALLEN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE Celebrate the life of Francis Allen. Service conducted by Father Michael Chaney. Music by JJ Collins, Jared Hall, Kristin King, and Sweet Thunder Strolling Band. Followed by a celebration at the American Legion. Sat., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. 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@ The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. LOCK & KEY SINGLES MIXER Join Lock and Key Events and Pre-Dating at the next Savannah Lock and Key Event. It’s the interactive and fun way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match, or just have a great time. 25.00 Sat., Nov. 18, 7-9 p.m. 941-915-6234. savannah@ LockandKeyEvents. com/sav. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. LUNCH AND LEARN Keynote speaker Belinda Baugniet, former head of marketing, Canada, for Yahoo! and current director of marketing, Canada, at Ebates Inc., will discuss ways to augment your brand, develop more effective ways to capture data, and the ever-changing online landscape Thu., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM OPEN HOUSE MRCA has recently expanded their existing 5,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet, allowing the organization to increase enrollment to 22 students. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism, ages 5 to 18-years-old, ADVANCE Academy (AA). Teachers will be available for questions at the open house. Refreshments will be available for guests. Wed., Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, 6602 Abercorn St., Ste. 10. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PECAN AND HONEY HARVEST This event, hosted by Asbury Memorial UMC, will feature just-harvested South Georgia pecans, “secret recipe” pecan pies, 40 local honey, refreshments, live music and

will augment the market’s selection of delicious food and artisan-crafted items available for purchase. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.


Film: The Glitterball

Made for kids, but incredibly entertaining for adults as well, this low-budget British adventure flick was clearly a big influence on Steven Spielberg’s later smash hit E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, in that it’s about a group of kids who discover a tiny space alien and join forces to protect the creature from both the Army and a gangster who are each trying to capture the space creature for their own nefarious purposes. $7 WED., NOV. 15, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. more. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. savannahga. gov/cityweb/p&tweb.nsf/02e67f6f5dc1d3e 585256c2f0071940a/b3c6db5e9ee4c77f85 2571f7002c8d61?OpenDocument. Madison Square, West Harris Street. RECYCLING DAY The environmental science department at Savannah State has partnered with city officials to urge residents to recycle paper, plastic, glass and cooking grease by bringing items to the SSU campus. Wed., Nov. 15, 9 a.m. Tiger Arena (Savannah State), 3219 College St. RETRO METRO ART BAZAAR Mingle with the Metro Savannah Rotary Club and raise funds for Loop It Up. The theme is Savannah Pops, with a nod to the 60s art pop culture movement. DJ Jose Ray will play 60s songs. Dress in your best retro fashion and meet local artists creating works you can bid on during the evening. Wed., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. The Whitman House on Forsyth Park, 611 Whitaker St. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER

PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. 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, 402 Market Street. 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. River Street, River St. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMER’S MARKET Food trucks, including Chazito’s Latin Cuisine and Jenni’s Treats on the Streets,

$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.” Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650., CoastalAikido. com. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00


Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. 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. 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. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. BOOTCAMP 101 Ropes, kettlebells, weights, medicine balls, drills, games & lots of fun. Conducted


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by a certified personal trainer. All fitness levels. $10 or punch cards available for savings. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ 42 Chatham-area people and their caregiver.

The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. MOMMY AND BABY YOGA Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info.

ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PREGNANCY YOGA Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. QIGONG CLASSES Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. READY SET COLOR-A-THON Supporting Sweet Feet Soccer. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. CommunityParks/LScottStell.aspx. L. Scott Stell Community Park, 195 L. Scott Stell Rd. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA ME FIT Yoga Me Fit will be donating 20% of proceeds from these sessions to the Tybee Arts Association, a nonprofit organization


committed to developing and sustaining interest, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts in Chatham County. Funds raised for the Tybee Arts Association from these sessions will help support the nonprofit organization’s mission to bring the arts into people’s lives through art shows, theatre workshops, art classes and much more. Registration costs $15 per person for each of these sessions with 20% going to support the Tybee Arts Association. To register for sessions, please visit event/. To learn more about “The Art of Yoga” sessions or Yoga Me Fit, please visit, email lynn@yogamefit. com, or call 912-308-3410. Sundays. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. ZUMBA Low impact, fun, hip music. All ages $5. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. 410-320-9997. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. 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@ 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. 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.


BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU DAY The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the official end of this year’s growing season. Included in the ticket price, attendees will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an oyster roast outside on the patio, and 2 glasses of Henry Fessy Beaujolais Nouveau. $39 Nov. 16, 5 p.m.. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. 2ND ANNUAL SAVANNAH THANKSLIVING FOR COTTON BRANCH ANIMAL SANCTUARY Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary invites Savannah and surrounding communities to attend Savannah ThanksLiving on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Garden City UMC event hall. Tickets, with all proceeds directly benefiting the sanctuary, can be purchased at The event will feature a delicious Thanksgiving themed meal from Chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra Vegan, a silent auction, and a

chance to meet directors and caregivers from the sanctuary. Please join us! $25.00 per person Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m.. 704-605-5986. permalink/154077991853535/. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 ruedejeansavannah. com. 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. 3-5 p.m.. merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts


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at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Tuesdays-Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.

com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s

shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. WINE SAMPLING


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“Many people go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after,” observed Henry David Thoreau. The spirit of Thoreau’s observation is true about every one of us to some extent. From time to time, we all try to satisfy our desires in the wrong location, with the wrong tools, and with the wrong people. But I’m happy to announce that his epigram is less true for you now than it has ever been. In the coming months, you will have an unusually good chance to know exactly what you want, be in the right place at the right time to get it, and still want it after you get it. And it all starts now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

I predict that during the next ten months, you will generate personal power and good fortune as you ripen your skills at creating interesting forms of intimacy. Get started! Here are some tips to keep in mind. 1. All relationships have problems. Every single one, no exceptions! So you should cultivate relationships that bring you useful and educational problems. 2. Be very clear about the qualities you do and don’t want at the core of your most important alliances. 3. Were there past events that still obstruct you from weaving the kind of togetherness that’s really good for you? Use your imagination to put those events behind you forever.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


You may be entertaining an internal dialog that sounds something like this: “I need a clear yes or a definitive no . . . a tender revelation or a radical revolution . . . a lesson in love or a cleansing sex marathon -- but I’m not sure which! Should I descend or ascend? Plunge deeper down, all the way to the bottom? Or zip higher up, in a heedless flight into the wide open spaces? Would I be happier in the poignant embrace of an intense commitment or in the wild frontier where none of the old rules can follow me? I can’t decide! I don’t know which part of my mind I should trust!” If you do hear those

thoughts in your brain, Gemini, here’s my advice: There’s no rush to decide. What’s healthiest for your soul is to bask in the uncertainty for a while.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

According to storyteller Michael Meade, ancient Celtic culture believed that “a person was born through three forces: the coming together of the mother and father, an ancestral spirit’s wish to be reborn, and the involvement of a god or goddess.” Even if you don’t think that’s literally true, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to have fun fantasizing it is. That’s because you’re in a phase when contemplating your origins can invigorate your spiritual health and attract good fortune into your life. So start with the Celtic theory, and go on from there. Which of your ancestors may have sought to live again through you? Which deity might have had a vested interest in you being born? What did you come to this earth to accomplish? Which of your innate potentials have you yet to fully develop, and what can you do to further develop them?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

I predict that starting today and during the next ten months, you will learn more about treating yourself kindly and making yourself happy than you have in years. You will mostly steer clear of the mindset that regards life as a numbing struggle for mere survival. You will regularly dream up creative ideas about how to have more fun while attending to the mundane tasks in your daily rhythm. Here’s the question I hope you will ask yourself every morning for the next 299 days: “How can I love myself wth devotion and ingenuity?”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This may be the most miscellaneous horoscope I’ve ever created for you. That’s apropos, given the fact that you’re a multifaceted quick-change artist these days. Here’s your sweet mess of oracles. 1. If the triumph you seek isn’t humbling, it’s not the right triumph. 2. You may have an odd impulse to reclaim or recoup something

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that you have not in fact lost. 3. Before transmutation is possible, you must pay a debt. 4. Don’t be held captive by your beliefs. 5. If you’re given a choice between profane and sacred love, choose sacred.

necessary to fully cash in on the good fortune that life will be making available.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The next ten months will be an ideal time to revise and revamp your approach to education. To take maximum advantage of the potentials, create a master plan to get the training and knowledge you’ll need to thrive for years to come. At first, it may be a challenge to acknowledge that you have a lot more to learn. The comfort-loving part of your nature may be resistant to contemplating the hard work it will require to expand your worldview and enhance your skills. But once you get started, you’ll quickly find the process becoming easier and more pleasurable.

In the game of basketball, if a player is fouled by a member of the opposing team, he is given a “free throw.” While standing 15 feet away, he takes a leisurely shot at the basket without having to deal with any defenders. Studies show that a player is most likely to succeed at this task if he shoots the ball underhanded. Yet virtually no professionals ever do this. Why? Because it doesn’t look cool. Everyone opts to shoot free throws overhand, even though it’s not as effective a technique. Weird! Let’s invoke this as a metaphor for your life in the coming weeks, Capricorn. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be more likely to accomplish good and useful things if you’re willing to look uncool.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” - Charles H. Duell, Director of the U.S. Patent Office, 1899. “Heavierthan-air flying machines are impossible.” - Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895. “All the music that can be written has already been written. We’re just repeating the past.” - 19th-century composer Tschaikovsky. “Video won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a box every night.” filmmaker Darryl F. Zanuck, commenting on television in 1946. I hope I’ve provided enough evidence to convince you to be faithful to your innovative ideas, Scorpio. Don’t let skeptics or conventional thinkers waylay you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Sagittarians are most likely to buy a lottery ticket that has the winning numbers. But you’re also more likely than everyone else to throw the ticket in a drawer and forget about it, or else leave it in your jeans when you do the laundry, rendering the ticket unreadable. Please don’t be like that in the coming weeks. Make sure you do what’s

In 1991, Aquarius rock star Axl Rose recorded the song “November Rain” with his band Guns N’ Roses. It had taken him eight years to compose it. Before it was finally ready for prime time, he had to whittle it down from an 18-minute-long epic to a more succint nine-minute ballad. I see the coming weeks as a time when you should strive to complete work on your personal equivalent of Axl’s opus.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor whose work led to the creation of electric lights, recorded music, movies, and much more. When he was 49 years old, he met Henry Ford, a younger innovator who was at the beginning of his illustrious career. Ford told Edison about his hopes to develop and manufacture low-cost automobiles, and the older man responded with an emphatic endorsement. Ford later said this was the first time anyone had given him any encouragement. Edison’s approval “was worth worlds” to him. I predict, Pisces, that you will receive comparable inspiration from a mentor or guide or teacher in the next nine months. Be on the lookout for that person.


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LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. 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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER A nurse navigator and other LCRP staff and volunteers will be handing out educational materials, offering interactive displays and games, and providing refreshments. This free event is for anyone who wants to learn more about lung cancer and its treatment. Thu., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. 912-819-5817. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. 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. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.


FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling,

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


BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. savannahgratitude. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info.

ongoing. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton St READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 7 CONTINUES ON P. 46






p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.



BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. $15 Sun., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: THE GLITTERBALL Made for kids, but incredibly entertaining for adults as well, this low-budget British adventure flick was clearly a big influence on Steven Spielberg’s later smash hit E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, in that it’s about a group of kids who discover a tiny space alien and join forces to protect the creature from both the Army and a gangster who are each trying to capture the space creature for their own nefarious purposes. $7 Wed., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: TURKEY FOR TURKEY DAY: OCTAMAN The Psychotronic Film Society’s annual “Turkey For Turkey Day” is a night when they dig up one of the most ineptly made, unintentionally hilarious clunkers they can find. Beloved by fans of cheesy monster movies, this ridiculous low-budget cult classic about a radioactive half-man/halfoctopus mutant in Mexico must be seen to be believed. $7 Wed., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. 46 Park Ave.

FILM: WEST SIDE STORY The winner of 10, yes 10, Oscars, it’s the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” set on the Upper West Side of New York. Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Your $10 ticket gets you this fine film, a glass of wine and a pack of hankies. Thu., Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FOLLIES New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. $15 Tue., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.


ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. Savannah Coffee

Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. savannahbikepolo. SAVANNAH INVITATIONAL Catch these basketball games. Nov. 21-25. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (SOCCER) AMERICAN OUTLAWS CHAPTER USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St. YOGA AT THE KAYAK SHOP Join us at Savannah Canoe and Kayak for a one hour yoga session with SUP Yoga instructor, Jessie Kellam. All welcome! Donations accepted. Free Thu., Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-341-9502. Savannah Canoe & Kayak, 414 Bonaventure Rd. YOUTH WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Jenkins Athletic Club announces their Youth Winter Basketball League. Interested players can sign up Monday through Friday from 2:30-6 pm. Registration ends Nov. 30. Practices begin early December. Season starts Jan. 2. Through Jan. 2, 2018. 912-352-0964. Jenkins Athletic Club, 6408 Waters Ave.


ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for

info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER’S COFFEE Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. third Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.


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SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Shared community living for full functioning seniors ages 50 & above. Nice comfortable living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating/air and cable. Bedrooms are fully furnished and private. Make this community one you will want to call home. SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE also has community housing with its own private bath. Different rates apply. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. Prices starting at $550.

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DUPLEX: 1220 East 55th Street. Insurance Claims. We 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/ Buy Wrecks. 49 years Room for Rent deposit. One block off Waters Exp. Call 912-355-5932. Avenue, close to Daffin Park. ROOMS FOR RENT Call 912-335-3211 or email Nice, Clean, large, furnished. Days/ Busline, cable, utilities, central Nights/Weekends. Service Directory heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. FOR RENT: 1510 East 53rd St. 3 Rooms with bath $145. Call 912Business Services Bedroom, 2 Bath House. $875/ 289-0410. month plus deposit. We Accept • Paycheck stub or Proof of FOR ALL TYPES OF income and ID required. H.A.S. Vouchers. Call Mark @ 912MASONRY REPAIR 2nd person/child add $100 per 335-3211. Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, week Days/Nights/Weekends. Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, etc., New & Repair Work. Call GEORGETOWN BLOOMINGDALE near Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306 Furnished Efficiency Apt. includes Pooler & Gulfstream: Single utilities, electricity, gas, garbage/ water. 1yr. lease & security Family Home w/Room for deposit. $700/month. Close to Rent: Furnished, includes Savannah Mall & Armstrong State utilities, central heat/air, University. 912-429-2073 Comcast cable, washer/ dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen NEAR BROCK ELEM. 3BR/1 Bath. Kitchen furnished, & bath. Shared Kitchen & carpet, fenced yard. No pets. $750 bath. Call 912-963-7956, + deposit. No Section 8. Call 912- leave message 234-0548

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