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Girls Night Out! Saturday, December 9th The Hollywood Knockouts Tuesday, December 12th The Last Resort Saturday, December 16th Hellzapoppin’ Circus Wednesday, January 3rd Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones and The High Divers Thursday, January 11th

Cole Swindell with Morgan Evans Friday, January 12th Whose Streets? Saturday, January 13th & Monday, January 15th P.O.D. - Alien Ant Farm, PowerFlo, Fire From The Gods Friday, January 19th Mac Arnold with Willie Jackson & the Tybee Blues Band Friday, February 9th Blues Traveler with Special Guest Tuesday, February 13th Saving Abel with Special Guest Thursday, February 22nd Blue Oyster Cult with Special Guest Friday, February 23rd Corey Smith with Special Guest Friday, March 16th Mike + The Mechanics Starring Mike Rutherford of Genesis Friday, March 23, 2018

Girls Night Out The Show

Saturday, December 9th

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

The Hollywood Knockouts

Tuesday, December 12th

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Last Resort

The Best of the Eagles Saturday, December 16th

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Hellzapoppin’ Circus Wednesday, January 3rd

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

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones and The High Divers Thursday, January 11th Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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WEDNESDAY 12. 6 Film: Mill of the Stone Women

This overlooked minor masterpiece is filled with beautiful camerawork, surprisingly strong acting and a relentlessly unsettling atmosphere of creepiness. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

THURSDAY 12. 7 Film: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Clark Griswold just wants a perfect family Christmas. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10

Savannah Stone Stairs of Death Race: Running for Layla SAT 12. 9

Theatre: Harvey FRI-SUN


The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble present Harvey. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary sixand-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25


The Savannah Stone Stairs of Death Race is a challenge unlike many you’ll confront. This race has you running up the gnarly 33 steep steps on the western end of River Street in Savannah, Ga. Upon reaching the top of the steps you will continue running a one third mile loop for an hour straight. Whoever racks up the most mileage in that one hour wins. You will also be helping out the family of a young girl that is battling Leukemia, Layla Thatcher. 7-8 a.m. Savannah Stone Stairs of Death, 398 W River St. $35

The Inside Story on the Iran Nuclear Deal The Savannah Council on World Affairs hosts this program presented by Trita Parsi. 7:30 p.m. Skidaway Presbyterian, 50 Diamond Causeway. Free to members, $10 for non-members

She. Hustles.

The Creative Coast hosts a conversation on women’s entrepreneurship emerging in Savannah. 6:30 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St.

FRIDAY 12. 8 Bake Sale Fridays

Chef Lauren will be holding a bake sale outside in the front courtyard. Every week she will offer a selection of different sweet and savory treats. 5 p.m. Atlantic, 102 East Victory Drive.

The Savannah Bananas Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree

A City Hotel Christmas

Wear your holiday best for an evening of cocktails, light bites, and holiday spirit. 5:30 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Free

No Ordinary Love: Danielle Hicks Sings Sade

SAT 12.9

Celebrate Christmas with bluegrass and food. 6 p.m. Savannah Canoe & Kayak, 414 Bonaventure Rd. $10

Danielle Hicks and the Resistance honor the music of Sade Adu. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $15 912-472-4790.


Savannah Philharmonic: Holiday Pops

It’s that special time of year, and the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will joyously perform classical gems and holiday favorites sure to get you in the spirit of the season. 7:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $15-$80

Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents this Christmas classic. Fri., 7 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $20 adults, $15 children, seniors, military

Theatre: Harvey

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble present Harvey. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-halffoot-tall rabbit. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25

Tony Cope Book Signing

Tony Cope’s fifth book about Savannah is “Hail to the Chief, Y’all: Presidential Visits to Savannah, Georgia.” 3 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.

SATURDAY 12. 9 The Bananas Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree

Wear your holiday best for an evening of cocktails, light bites, and holiday spirit. 5:30 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Free

A Colonial Christmas

Celebrate Christmas as those in the colonial period did with a musket salute, live colonial Christmas music, a Yule log, colonial dancing, refreshments, and a bonfire. 5 p.m. Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road. Free

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Girls Night Out

Bring your girlfriends out for this exciting show. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $20

A Lighthouse Christmas

Travel back through time and experience the sights and customs of Christmas at the Tybee Island Light Station in the days of the last Lighthouse Keeper and his family. 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $15 adults, $10 children 5-17

A. Louise Staman Book Signing

Author A. Louise Staman will be signing copies of her new book “Restoring Lost Times: Savannah’s Anna Colquitt Hunter.” The author will present a special talk during this event. 2 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.

Malcolm Holcombe w/ Jason Bible

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe headlines this extraordinary acoustic Americana concert, which opens with Savannah’s Jason Bible. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $18

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

Rory Kinnear is Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. midnight Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

Paprika Southern Winter Release Party

Join Paprika Southern to celebrate the release of their winter issue. Featuring a Big Bon pop-up, bonfire and refreshments from Foxy Loxy, a glitter bar by Dollface by Jules, and more. 5:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

The Pooler Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Inc. will hold its



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Parks and People

Tour the grounds of Southwest Middle School to learn more about trees and our natural environment. 10 a.m. Southwest Middle School, 630 Ogeechee Rd.

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Tour the grounds of Southwest Middle School to learn more about trees and our natural environment. After the tour, join us in hands-on care for the trees. Free and open to the public,


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Skatefest Begins

Celebrate the holidays by skating at the Civic Center. Each session lasts 1.5 hours. For full schedule visit Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $8, includes skate rental

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

Find your new furry best friend. 11 a.m. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. 912-436-6560.

Throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater for this bar crawl. 2 p.m. Ellis Square Area $13-$20

Sandfly Holiday Fair

Uncommon Collective

Enjoy live music by Main Street, pet photos with Santa, and food trucks while shopping local to support the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. 5 p.m. Sandfly Marketplace, 8511 Ferguson Avenue, Unit E. 912-777-4081

Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show

An AKC-certified dog show. 8 a.m. Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail,. Free and open to the public, $5 parking fee

Savannah Philharmonic: Holiday Pops

The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will perform classical gems and holiday favorites. 3 & 7:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $15-$80

Savannah Quill Meet the Authors

Authors Winfield Strock III, Anne-Marie Mitchell, and Adam Messer will meet and great with attendees with book signings and story time. 9 a.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive.

Savannah Santa Train

Guests can engage in festive, seasonal activities aplenty. Preregistration is required. 9 a.m. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $15

Savannah Stone Stairs of Death Race: Running for Layla

This race has you running up the gnarly 33 steep steps on the western end of River Street. 7 a.m. Savannah Stone Stairs of Death, 398 W River St. $35

The repertoire pulls from a variety of genres along with holiday selections. 7 p.m. UU Church of Savannah, 307A E. Harris St. $20

SUNDAY 12.10 An Isle of Hope Christmas

Featuring seven beautiful homes and cottages in the historic Isle of Hope community. 4-8 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal, 2 St. Thomas Ave. $30

Jazz at the Beach w/ Teddy Adams and the Three Divas

King Tisdell Cottage Foundation hosts this fundraiser for the Beach Institute. 6 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. $60

Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show

In addition to the dog breed show, the club will be hosting a new activity called Barn Hunt, and a Puppy Class Show. 8 a.m. Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail,. Free and open to the public, $5 parking fee

MONDAY 12.11 The Antebellum Cook: Skilled and Proud

Davenport House Museum’s Harvest Lecture shares knowledge about antebellum life in the port city. Damon Lee Fowler speaks about early 19th century cooks. 6:30 p.m. The Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E Broughton ST. Free, but reservations required 912-236-8097.

Monday Means Community: Connect, Reflect

A World Cafe Conversation about building resilience hosted by Moncello Stewart and Stacey Harwell-Dye. Presented by Emergent Savannah. Free. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.




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Inside Savannah’s sausage factory BY JIM MOREKIS

ONE OF the oldest sayings in politics is that passing laws and budgets is like making sausage– you might be better off not knowing how it’s done. Last week the nation was focused on the shambolic passage of a sweeping yet chaotic and patchwork tax bill, which not even members of the Senate fully understood before voting on it. Also last week, Savannah citizens — or the ones paying attention anyway — were focused on the City Council budget retreat, wherein an extremely controversial pro-

How new is the item? School Board President Jolene Byrne said she was taken completely by surprise by not only the announcement of the new program, but by the apparent commitment of $5 million of funding from the school district toward it. Byrne immediately wrote to Mayor Eddie DeLoach: “The City’s budget workshop discussions were the first I have heard of such an initiative. It has not been discussed with me by you, the Superintendent, your City Manager, or anyone else involved in this plan. I cannot find any record of a discussion of this financial collaboration in our Budget Committee records. Before the City votes to set aside such a significant amount of money, I believe it is important for you to understand that as of today we

(I hear a lot of people asking how the City can “tax a nonprofit.” They can’t — that’s exactly why it’s a fee and not a tax.) The problem with the Fire Fee is that by the time it goes through the sausage grinder, it will make little sense and be less effective than it is envisioned. For example, to secure votes on Council, some low-income assistance for the Fire Fee had to be agreed upon, with a half-million dollar fund set aside for the purpose. I’m all for helping low-income folks, but in this case such an assistance fund would seem to undercut the main purpose of the fee: to raise money for fire and emergency services in an equitable fashion across the board. Not only that, but to sweeten the deal the City will slightly roll back property

One concerning new item came up suddenly: A proposal for the City to partner with Savannah/Chatham County Public Schools on a new program for 3-5 year olds, to the tune of about $2 million in previously unbudgeted City funding. posed 2018 budget was hashed out in more detail. First the good news: • The City’s effort was a bit more transparent and aboveboard than that of the U.S. Congress going on at the same time. Citizens should take heart that, while there is still plenty to criticize in the City budget proposal, at least you can watch that sausage being made if that’s your thing. • The Arts and Social Services budgets — both of which were on the chopping block — were restored to their current, 2017 levels. While the proposed budget still has a lot of problematic issues, that very hot-button issue is now apparently off the table. • There is some indication that City Manager Rob Hernandez was overly conservative in his projections. In other words, there might be a surplus in revenue collection. Does that mean you’ll be getting a refund check for your tax money? No chance of course, absolutely zero, but it might mean that things aren’t quite as bad as we thought they were. Other than that, not only are there still some concerning items, there was one concerning new item that came up suddenly: A proposal for the City to partner with Savannah/Chatham County Public Schools on a new program for 3-5 year olds, to the tune of about $2 million in previously unbudgeted City funding.

have no plans to enter into such a partnership,” she wrote. “This does not mean that the Board is opposed to such an initiative. Only that we are unaware of it and unprepared at this juncture to fund it. Five million dollars is a significant amount of taxpayer money, an amount that at the current moment is not available in the SCCPSS budget,” Byrne wrote the Mayor. (Hopefully we’ll eventually be able to discuss whether it’s a good idea for local public schools to essentially duplicate the state’s Pre-K program when they already have plenty of existing areas in dire need of improvement. But, another column for another day.) Adding a timely jab, Byrne told the Mayor that the Board might be willing to participate in such a program, but the proposed new Fire Fee in the City budget probably means they can’t afford to. Ah, the Fire Fee. That remains the most controversial part of the budget, and much like our new tax bill, also seems to be beyond most people’s understanding. To recap, the Fire Fee is intended to move the funding mechanism for fire rescue out of the City’s general fund. As I understand it, the Fire Fee will be assessed much like a utility bill, on every structure whether owned by the private sector, the public sector, a non-profit, a school, a church, a hospital – basically anything that can burn down.

taxes to help mitigate the impact of the Fire Fee. That’s good for homeowners, since they pay all local property tax but are less than 50 percent of local heads of household (most of whom rent). But doesn’t that undercut the original concept? Why have a Fire Fee if it literally adds more line items to implement? Another problem is the issue of potential carve-outs for various entities which might take issue and decide to fight it. For example, if you believe SCAD will end up paying full freight on the Fire Fee for its entire real estate portfolio, I have a bridge over the Savannah River to sell you. You can even change the name if you want! But the Fire Fee makes sense on paper, of course, which is why the City Manager and City Council will make it happen. The numbers will match up, the budget will balance, and they’ll sell it as a win/ win. I’m still not sure it passes the smell test, however, and I am sure I’m not alone in thinking that way. In any case — speaking of seeing the sausage being made — the first reading of the new-new City budget for 2018 comes before Council this Thursday, with a subsequent reading on Dec. 21. Hopefully we won’t get a lump of coal in our stocking this Christmas. CS







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How to not be a creep at work BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

ANOTHER WEEK, another famous dude fired from his job for being a creep. While it’s frustrating that we’re still waiting to roar “You’re FIRED” to the most famous creep of all, it’s heartening that #MeToo’s call-out moment is morphing into a bona fide movement. Still, it’s pretty annoying that it’s taken this long to become a thing. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1986 that sexual harassment is a form of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, establishing standards for the workplace and holding employers accountable. Yet 30 years and a bajillion human resources lectures later, one in four women still reports having been sexually harassed at work and the number of sexual harassment claims filed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has not diminished. “With legal liability long ago established, with reputational harm from harassment well known, with an entire cottage industry of workplace compliance and training adopted and encouraged for 30 years, why does so much harassment persist and take place in so many of our workplaces?” ponders a 2016 report by the EEOC Special Task Force. I decided to ask local employment attorney Wade Herring the same question, because what else is there to talk about anymore when you’ve exhausted the hideous tax bill and SEC football? In addition to being an all-around swell fellow and coveted emcee (you can catch his act at the Citizens Advocacy Covered Dish Supper every spring), Wade was the first lawyer in Savannah to focus solely on employment law and has been handling sexual harassment suits since the Supreme Court ruling. (Which, incidentally, came down five years before Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing and subsequent allegations by law professor Anita Hill that he sexually harassed her when the two worked together at the EEOC. A relevant point of interest, methinks.) Wade thought he’d seen it all, but nothing like the crisis of conduct we’ve got going on in 2017. “It seems like there’s been this shift

where everything is very casual, and people have this idea that the workplace is no different from the rest of life, that we’re all friends or something,” he says. “Broadly speaking, there’s been an erosion of a standard norms of what is an appropriate way to behave at work. The general crassness of society has bled into the workplace, and people are confused about why they’re getting into trouble.” Some of his cases involve the extremely serious violations of sexual assault and coercion, though he describes the crux of “everyday sexual harassment” lawsuits as vulgar comments, inappropriate jokes and “locker room talk,” which is just code for super sexist language. Such patriarchal monkey business may have once been acceptable workplace banter, but, dudes, wake up, the lawyers are telling you that those days are way done. In the absence of a shared cultural norm, it’s necessary to play by the rules of what some may disdainfully refer to as “political correctness,” though most of us call it “not being a disgusting jerk.” “Our society has become very diverse— which is great—not just culturally, but also in terms of values and beliefs and where we get our information,” Wade points out. “That means there’s a pretty good chance someone isn’t going to think you’re funny.” While there are those employees who can’t keep the bro culture out of their cubicle, he muses that the steady rates of reported harassment may also be due to an uptick in workplace complaints that aren’t necessarily illegal. Though it may against company policy, asking someone out on a date isn’t egregious in itself, and you can’t take a co-worker to court for just being annoying, like offering you some of their stinky leftover Chinese food and singing off-key Fleetwood Mac ballads whenever they’re feeling stressed. (Sorry, cube mates!) “It’s people behaving badly and it’s people overreacting,” he counsels. “The law doesn’t say you can’t be a human being, but you have to respect boundaries.” The legal language defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome conduct that is severe or pervasive,” and simple teasing and pervy

vibes aren’t prohibited by law—until they become so frequent and severe that it creates a hostile work environment or results in the victim getting fired or demoted. Mostly, we all have to work together in the gray areas. Since so many men seem to be confused on how not to be the office creep, I will do the emotional labor this one time and offer a short primer: •Don’t offer to massage anyone. However, gift certificates are perfectly suitable. Well, except to Massage Envy. (ICYMI, more than 180 allegations of sexual misconduct have recently been filed against the national franchise.) • Forgo certain situations, especially if you are in a position of power. This means no on attending your intern’s happy hour hot tub party, but no need to go all Pence Rule, which includes never dining with a woman without your wife present or attending an event without her if alcohol is being served. In Savannah, that would basically reduce your networking opportunities to zero. More importantly, men who avoid women in the workplace altogether end up reducing professional mentorship and opportunities for a woman to advance. Although if you can’t figure out this issue, she’s probably next in line for your job. • Unless you are a burlesque dancer or in a bathroom stall by yourself, don’t take off your pants. • Don’t send a dildo to a co-worker, no matter how much she mentions she’s having her bachelorette party on River Street. • Don’t have sex—or ask anyone to have sex—at work. Even if—especially if—you have one of those secret door lock buttons under your desk. Consider replacing it with a button that makes a fresh pot of coffee in the breakroom or showers everyone in bubbles to boost morale. I could go on, but most companies have a qualified human resources professional who can fill in the blanks. Our friendly neighborhood employment attorney also recommends that every workplace have a written sexual harassment policy, no matter how small the business. (Sure, you may work from home, but frankly, that cat of yours looks sketchy. And, I might add, isn’t wearing any pants.) Mostly, we all must continue advocating for a culture where everyone goes to work without being slobbered over or intimidated and is empowered to speak up when it happens. Seventy-five percent of those who say they’ve been sexually harassed at work never breathed a word to a supervisor for fear of retaliation or losing their job, and sometimes the supervisor is the creep. But the times, they are a’changing, and employers aren’t playing. If you have a legit sexual harassment complaint, right now seems like a great time to come forward, since upper management seems to be all ears—and quite concerned with keeping their hands to themselves. CS

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RECENT EVENTS have caused quite a stir in my own neighborhood, the Thomas Square Historic District (where I sit on the neighborhood board), which contains most of what people think of as Starland, and the future home of “Starland Village”—the cause of the ruckus. (See my most recent column.) One word sums up the debate: Gentrification. So, as if trying to waste words in a high school essay, let’s go ahead and look at the definition, shall we? Gentrification: the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents. I actually like this definition (though I might replace “deteriorating.”) It is succinct but acknowledges that it is a very big issue, a “process,” which contains both good (renewal) and bad (displacement) and debatable (influx of…people you may not like). Given its complexity, saying that you are pro- or anti-Gentrification is a bit like saying you are pro- or anti-Plate Tectonics. Everyone likes mountains, right? They are beautiful and good for skiing (or snowboarding if you prefer). Also, uplift and erosion creates the soil that we grow things in. Good. But along with that we get earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that kill people and destroy cities. Bad. Then there’s tectonic hotspots. They’ve created Hawaii and Yellowstone, but that last one might become a super-volcano that will render the Earth uninhabitable. Hmmm, debatable. Must one take a pro- or anti- stance on Plate Tectonics as a whole? How about we try to understand it instead, and mitigate the bad stuff? We do that already? Good. Seems to be the reasonable approach. But the vast majority of people, when they bring up Gentrification, are actually speaking about just a piece of it, as if that piece is the whole. Thus, a discussion about Gentrification amongst a diverse group ends up being a conclave of blind men arguing about what an elephant is, depending on what part of it they currently grasp. (It’s an Indian parable—look it up). So, let’s examine some of the different 12 parties at the debate, the blind men as it



But the vast majority of people, when they bring up Gentrification, are actually speaking about just a piece of it, as if that piece is the whole. were, and look at what part of the elephant they are grasping. (Note: these categories are not mutually exclusive.)


Obviously, renters don’t want their rent go up. This is perfectly understandable: immediate self-interest. Nobody likes to pay more for something than they used to. Or to have to move to a less desirable neighborhood because rising rents have pushed them out. To escape this cycle, if possible, you’ve got to grab some stability by buying something. Then you become…

dammit. And it’s getting congested around here! And who are these new people? But maybe Trader Joe’s will finally look our way… A homeowner’s view of Gentrification is likely to be directly influenced by how long they intend to hold on to their house (or pull out some equity), i.e. if and when they might directly benefit from the appreciating values that accompany Gentrification. And if they enjoy coffee. If they own more than their home, they can also be…


Ah, rents are going up. That’s a good thing, especially when demand is high and If you just own your own home, Gentrifi- supply is constrained—then a landlord cation can be a mixed bag. Sure, the neigh- doesn’t even need to improve a property to borhood is improving and my home value make more money from it. This is “scarcity is going up, but so are my property taxes, value,” and anyone who owns a scarce asset


loves it for its scarcity, even if they won’t admit it. So, be suspicious of people who own property and don’t want new things being built near them because of “Gentrification.” Could be that they just want to keep their scarcity value intact rather than having to compete with newer spaces.


Gentrification, you say? Where is this? What area? Show me on a map. To this group, Gentrification is a signal of unmet demand, and if they can get there to supply that demand before the next guy, they can make some money. The profit motive is pretty simple, but it can take many forms, depending on what they believe there is demand for (like those luxury apartments).




current residents in an improving neighborhood, especially those with lower and/ or fixed incomes. Focusing on this issue, to them Gentrification = Displacement.

Residents and business-owners within the neighborhood who are excited about the revitalization, but they probably aren’t saying “Yay, Gentrification!” as it typically has a negative connotation. They like new options. They like rising values. But they are probably crossing their fingers that the local favorites don’t get squeezed out.


We’re all in here. Our opinion is typically in reaction to the ideas of the previous two groups. Many subjective, personal gripes get thrown in here. What we don’t like magically becomes a facet of Gentrification. Parking issues. Hipsters. SCAD students. Buildings that are “too big” or “ugly.” Edison bulbs. That new place that isn’t the old place. On the flip-side, the opinion might be about what the neighborhood “actually” needs. This is almost always something that there is no economic incentive for the private sector to do, otherwise they would have it—artist spaces, a playground, a community garden, a grocery store (with low prices!), low-income housing.


Many people are genuinely concerned for the well-being of others, and thus are concerned that rising values can displace




I’m one of these people. The nerd in me sees Gentrification as a fascinating subject, and wants to understand it as fully as possible. Thus, I also try to remain neutral NARCISSISTIC VIRTUE SIGNALERS about it, the alien economist observing A toxic sub-group of the previous catfrom remove, which can drive others crazy. egory. The Narcissistic Virtue Signaler Pick a side! wants to be seen being concerned about I wrote my grad thesis (oddly called an the well-being of others. A great way to do “option paper” in my program at Georgia this is to speak loudly and judgmentally Tech) on how the property tax could be reabout Gentrification, shaming or shouting configured to achieve more efficient outdown anyone who “glorifies” the crime of comes in the built environment, including Gentrification. a “taming” of gentrification. I went so far down the rabbit hole with it TRUE REDS that my advisor finally said, “Jason. Stop. Some critics of Gentrification seem to Stop writing. Stop bringing me pages. You actually have a much larger problem—that of are done. Save the rest for a book.” I was the market economic system and the profit trying to grasp the whole elephant. motive itself. I gather this from the content Which raises the question: Can the of their Facebook posts, and from the “100 whole elephant be grasped? Or is it better Years of Communism” temporary frame to focus on one aspect, due to its positive or that they put on their profile picture back in negative effect, and ignore the rest? October. No, I’m not making this up. I hope to explore this in future columns, So to those that seek to abolish pridelving further into the facets, interviewvate property and establish a command ing people that fit into the categories I economy, maybe you should stop wasting described above (if they will speak to me). your time protesting the new café and start But for today’s conclusion, let’s all try to researching emigration procedures. I hear treat Gentrification more like the multiNorth Korea has great parades. faceted process that it is, rather than just the perfect ski slope or just the superdeath-volcano. It’s not that simple. CS




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FOR THOSE seeking solutions to Savannah’s pernicious crime and poverty issues, affordable housing is the hottest topic going. With rents and property taxes rising around the county and year-long leases turned into vacation rentals, it’s hard enough for anyone to find a decent place to live. Those on public assistance or whose income falls below a basic level have even more difficulty, even if they’re gainfully employed. The Housing Authority of Savannah was established in 1937 as part of state and federal programming to help the city’s low-income families, seniors and disabled citizens get a roof over their heads. Under the auspices of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HAS oversees multiple public housing communities as well as the Section 8 voucher program that allows private landlords to accept subsidized rents. Both programs have waiting lists of hundreds of applicants. With Congress’ 2012 passage of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, however, HAS and housing authorities around the country are shifting their focus. By employing the Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), RAD permits those agencies to team up with private developers and investors for vital capital to rehabilitate existing public housing projects and broker new deals, simplifying the financing and administration required to increase lower-than-market housing units. It’s these kinds of public-private partnerships that initiated the replacement of the now-defunct Hitch Village, a oncefoundering public housing property that has been reintroduced as the View at Oglethorpe. The redevelopment of HAS’ Wessels and Blackshear communities will soon offer qualified citizens low rents in safe, stable environments. But as other HAS properties are evaluated for redevelopment by private (i.e., profit-driven) investors, concerns arise about gentrification and displacing Savannah’s poorer citizens—many of whom are African American—further away from employment and educational opportu14 nities. Particularily, a proposal to build

Waters at Gateway, a 276-unit affordable housing complex on Highway 204 near I-95, has garnered criticism for its location far away from downtown’s service-heavy tourism sector and public transportation hubs. HAS Director of Development Services Kenneth Clark is helping broker the deal between his agency, the City of Savannah and the developers of Atlantic Housing Foundation. A 20-year real estate finance veteran in the public housing sector, including 12 years with the Atlanta Housing Authority, Clark understands the apprehension but acknowledges the necessity of leveraging private investment with public resources. We asked him to help clarify the Waters at Gateway project and what it means to Savannah’s affordable housing future. Can you give the low-down on this project and its benefits? Kenneth Clark: Well, it’s going to be 276 brand new units, 270 of which are going to be available to those who are at 60 percent and below the local market’s average median income. We would have loved for it to be all of the units, but at the end of the day, the math has to make sense. You’re the math guy? I’m a deal guy. It’s my job to help assemble the bond financing and the 4 percent tax credits. HAS issues the tax-exempt bond/ loan transaction, but ultimately [government mortgage broker] Freddie Mac will take that obligation to market for investors who want to take advantage of the tax exemption. There are a lot of factors involved, and the cake is still being baked, so to speak [laughs]. Public housing has been changing for many years. HUD realized it could not keep funding the capital needs of public housing units, and with continued cuts it’s not possible to maintain properties and meet the growing need for affordable housing. Public/private partnerships offer creative ways to increase and improve affordable housing units and make it worthwhile for investors. Not a dime of HAS money is going into this project, but we’re able to structure it in a way that we still have some ownership over it. It’s a hybrid model.

“I’m a deal guy,” says HAS’ Kenneth Clark of creating more and better affordable housing.

What about the criticism that the location of Waters at Gateway pushes lowincome people out of the city? Look, there is a need for affordable housing. There is also a need for choice. It’s understandable that some people want to be downtown, but concentrating all the affordable housing in one area has been proven not to work. Studies have shown that it increases crime, hopelessness and divestment from an area. We are trying to solve that problem. People want a different experience for their families. I heard from someone last week who was very excited about the prospect of living out there; it’s safe, the schools are good, and it’s very convenient if someone has a car. But no one will be forced to move there. This is a dynamic approach that creates more housing and brings an opportunity for people to choose where they want to live. It’s not designed to push people out of existing properties. Gentrification is real concern for Savannah. Are these public/private partnerships a way to stave it off?

Gentrification is a complex problem that needs to be, and can be, solved. One thing that turns a community around is disposable income. So a little bit of gentrification isn’t necessarily bad—it attracts retail to a neighborhood and elevates quality of life. But there’s a sweet spot where rents are still affordable for the people who have always lived there. The question is, what is the tipping point? How do we find it and maintain these diverse communities? This work is not easy. It requires a lot of creativity to makes these partnerships work, and it takes a long time to conceive then bring a project to fruition. But it’s worthwhile. Look at Hitch Village—now the View at Oglethorpe: Phase 1 is expected to be completely leased by the end of this year, and Phase 2 will be ready by late spring. So the folks who have been waiting for housing will get it eventually? That’s the goal, though as I mentioned, tax reform will present some challenges. Just be patient. And come to talk to us— we want to have a conversation. We want to do the right thing. CS

How did Minnesota diverge linguistically from “duck duck goose” to “duck duck gray duck”? This mystifies me. My wife, a native Minnesotan, told me about this years ago, much to my puzzlement.—SlackerInc AS great mysteries go, it’s not quite up there with the lost colony of Roanoke. You may have heard it mentioned, by your wife or Garrison Keillor or someone, that a bunch of Scandinavian settlers put down stakes in Minnesota over the years. Well, they and their progeny called the familiar kids’ game duck-duck-grayduck because that’s what people called it back in the old country—in Swedish, it’s anka-anka-grå-anka. It’s just one of those immigrant contributions that stick. Irish and Scots brought fiddle music; Hungarians brought goulash; Swedes brought duck-duck-gray-duck, which endures in the upper Midwest. There is a Swedish variant equivalent to the standard American name, called ankaanka-gås. But the gray duck’s the one that made it across the ocean. In departing from duck-duck orthodoxy, the Swedes are hardly alone. In the Indian rumaal chor, for instance, one player, the “thief,” runs around a seated circle of fellow participants, who extend their arms behind them; when the thief drops a handkerchief somewhere along the way, whoever grabs it becomes the thief’s pursuer. The South African game of vroteier (“rotten egg”) is similar. When we talk about duck-duck-goose, we’re talking about a glorified version of tag—a word from the Middle English tek, meaning “touch” or “tap,” having perhaps made its way to modern usage via the Scottish tig. In some parts of the British Isles the game is still called “tig,” in others “tag,” though it’s “tip” in North Wales, “tuggy” in Newcastle, and “dobby” in Nottingham. See where I’m going? It’s not that upper Midwesterners have their own occult version of a popular American game; it’s that children everywhere use different names for some variation on the very same thing. Kids have been doing this since antiquity, too, and over the centuries they’ve found ways to put their own whimsical

little spins on it, as the Encyclopaedia Britannica notes: “In some variants the children pretend that the touch carries some form of contagion—e.g., plague (Italy), leprosy (Madagascar), fleas (Spain), or ‘lurgy fever’ (Great Britain).” I suspect it’d make sense, though, to the German philosopher Karl Groos, who around the turn of the 20th century wondered what it was that made young mammals engage in play. Play doesn’t quite make sense, after all, from an evolutionary perspective: you’re expending energy that’s not going toward some big-ticket goal like finding food, defending your young, or procreating. And burning energy needlessly is the best case; in the worst, you’re exposing yourself to physical harm, from broken bones to concussions, for what would appear to be no good reason. Groos’s answer was that play is common in young mammals because it’s a form of practice for behaviors that will be important throughout an animal’s life. Escaping someone in a game of tag? That’ll get you into shape to outrun some future predator. In a significantly more recent article, the evolutionary psychologist Peter Gray tries to make the case that all formal team sports are variations of tag—a three-yearold playing tag and an NFL wide receiver are both outrunning a pursuer, Gray points out. Gray thinks that where an animal sits on the food chain may influence whether it has more fun chasing or being chased: for monkeys or squirrels, he writes, “the animal being chased shows the greatest pleasure in the game”—they need the practice outrunning predators; he places humans in this category too—whereas dogs like to chase cars because they’re more evolutionarily inclined to be the predators. Researchers are only beginning to come to terms with how widespread play is in the animal kingdom. It was once thought that only certain mammals and birds wanna have fun, but we’ve more recently observed playlike behavior in fish, reptiles, and even invertebrates like wasps and octopuses. Accordingly, we’re diversifying our understanding of why animals play. Simple survival instinct may be the beginning, but it may also be, for instance, that animals play in order to learn boundaries in their communities—how hard they can bite, for instance, without pissing their pals off. What with the torrent of discouraging stories that’ve come pouring out since the Harvey Weinstein news broke, one might argue there’s a lot of male humans out Alabama there who could stand to play another million rounds of Simon Says. CS

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Officer revives newborn baby

Officers from Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Central Precinct were dispatched to a call of an unresponsive newborn on December 1. “Officer William Eng was the first to arrive on scene. He pulled up to the apartment in the 700 block of West 57th Street around 8:30 p.m. and quickly ran up three flights of stairs. At the top of the stairs, he found a mother holding her unresponsive 29-day-old baby, Bella,” police report. Officer Eng began performing CPR on the infant. After about a minute of compressions, “Bella opened her eyes and began breathing,” police say. Bella was taken to the hospital for treatment, where the doctor documented that Officer Eng’s actions saved Bella’s life. “Officer Eng did not hesitate to jump into action. Because of his compassionate

and quick response, he saved the life of this little girl,” said Sergeant Phillip Collard, Officer Eng’s supervisor. Bella and Officer Eng were reunited at Police Headquarters, during a recognition of his heroic actions.

undisclosed amount of cash before leaving. The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, around 5-foot-11-inches. A line is open to detectives at (912) 525-3124.

Abercorn Street shooting

Detectives arrested a man for the November 5 shooting of a 20-year-old pregnant woman. “At about 11:20 p.m. on November 5, officers responded to the 1100 block of East 56th Street and found Terriona Scott, 20, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives determined Scott, who is pregnant, had been in a physical altercation with another woman outside the East 56th Street residence. While they were fighting, a male subject at the scene pulled out a gun and fired a round into the floor of the porch. The bullet ricocheted, striking Scott,” police say. Investigators identified Kevin Maxwell, 20, as a suspect. Maxwell was arrested on November 29 and charged with reckless conduct and a parole violation. CS

Suspect arrested in East 56th Street shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting in the 11700 block of Abercorn Street on December 3. At about 5:45 a.m., officers responded and found Willie Hall, 44, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Woman who falsely reported Wilmington Island rape arrested

Savannah-Chatham Police Special Victims Unit arrested a woman today for falsely reporting a rape over the weekend. “Jennifer Woodard, 18, initially told officers she was sexually assaulted in the first block of Deerwood Road on November 26 by a black male subject, driving a black Mustang. She claimed he threatened her with a gun and then sexually assaulted her,” police report. “Investigators determined that Woodard falsified the report. No sexual assault occurred and the subject description she gave was also falsified,” police say. Woodward was arrested and charged with false report of a crime.

West Bay Street burglary suspect

Suspect sought for burglaries

Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a male suspect in multiple burglaries on West Bay Street. The first burglary occurred at Chu’s Supermarket on the 1300 block of West Bay Street on Nov. 21. The second incident occurred on Nov. 22 at the Shyam Food Mart on the 2200 block of West Bay Street. In both incidents, the suspect gained entry into the unoccupied buildings and took an


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NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD White people living in Lawrenceville, Georgia, had the chance of a lifetime on Nov. 16 to attend a “Come Meet a Black Person” event sponsored by Urban MediaMakers, a group for filmmakers and content creators. Cheryle Moses, who founded the group, said she read in a 2013 study that most white people don’t have any nonwhite friends. “I want to do my part to change things,” she told The Washington Post. “I have never met a black person,” one person commented on Moses’ Facebook post. “What do you recommend I bring that they would like?” Later, WXIA-TV reported that more the two dozen people showed up to share chili and cornbread, but fewer than a half-dozen were white.

Unclear on the Concept

The Detroit Police Department got a little carried away on Nov. 9 while trying to address a persistent drug problem on the city’s east side. Two undercover special ops officers from the 12th Precinct were posing as drug dealers on a street corner when undercover officers from the 11th Precinct arrived and, not recognizing their colleagues, ordered the 12th Precinct officers to the ground. Shortly, more 12th Precinct officers showed up and the action moved to a house where, as Fox 2 News described it, a turf war broke out as officers from the two precincts engaged in fistfights with each other. An internal investigation is underway, and the police department has declined comment.

Rude Awakening

A family in Vero Beach, Florida, were rudely awakened early on Nov. 11 when Jacob Johnson Futch, 31, climbed onto their roof to, as he later told authorities, carry out a meeting with an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. WPTV reported the family didn’t know Futch and called Indian River Sheriff ’s deputies to say that someone was stomping on their roof, yelling and howling. When asked, Futch admitted injecting methamphetamines earlier that morning. He was charged with trespassing and held in the Indian River County jail.

The Continuing Crisis

An unnamed man in Frankfurt, Germany, called police 20 years ago to report his Volkswagen Passat missing, believing it had been stolen. In November, the car was found just where the driver had left it, according to Metro News -- in a parking garage that is now scheduled to be demolished. Police drove the 76-year-old to the garage to be reunited with his car, which is unfit to drive, before sending it off to the scrap heap.

Bright Ideas

• Dunedin, New Zealand, police Sgt. Bryce Johnson told that he’s seen people reading newspapers, putting on makeup and using their mobile phones while driving, but pulling over a driver who was playing bagpipes while driving, as he did on Nov. 15, was a first for him. “His fingers were going a million miles an hour,” Johnson said. The driver, who admitted to being a bagpipe player, said he was only doing “air bagpipe,” and a search of the car did not turn up the instrument. He was released with a warning, but Johnson urged other drivers to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. • The Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Police Department cited an unnamed driver of a Buick Century on Nov. 12 for making their own license plate out of a pizza box and markers. The plate, which reads “MASS” at the top and sports a sloppily rendered six-digit number, prompted police to post some helpful warnings to creative citizens on its Facebook page and resulted in charges including operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and attaching “fake homemade” plates.

Crime Report

In the wee hours of Nov. 5, before the McDonald’s in Columbia, Maryland, had opened, a woman reached through the drive-thru window and tried to pour herself a soda, but she couldn’t reach the dispenser. The Associated Press reports that, rather than driving down the road to a 24-hour restaurant, she can be seen on surveillance video squeezing herself through the drive-thru window, pouring herself a soda and collecting a box full of unidentified items before taking off. The thief remains at large.

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Montreal police may win the Funsuckers of the Year award after pulling over 38-year-old Taoufik Moalla on Sept. 27 as he drove to buy a bottle of water in SaintLaurent. Moalla was enthusiastically singing along to C+C Music Factory’s song “Gonna Make You Sweat” when a patrol car pulled behind him with lights and sirens blaring. Officers directed him to pull over, and four officers surrounded Moalla’s car. “They asked me if I screamed,” Moalla told CTV News. “I said, ‘No, I was just singing.’” Then he was issued a $149 ticket for screaming in public, a violation of “peace and tranquility.” “I understand if they are doing their job, they are allowed to check if everything’s OK,” said a “very shocked” Moalla, “but I would never expect they would give me a ticket for that.” His wife, however, said she wasn’t surprised and would have given him a ticket for $300. CS w w w . 3 9 R u e D e J e a n S av . c o m 6 0 5 w. o g l e t h o R p e a v e . S ava n n a h , g a • 9 1 2 . 7 2 1 . 0 5 9 5


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THE VOICE of Appalachia will resonate through Tybee Post Theater this weekend. Singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe brings his timeless, Southern-steeped sound back to Savannah. The North Carolinian has spent his career capturing the character and cracks of his Blue Ridge Mountain home, spinning stories of callused hands, struggles, and seasoned experience with a warmly ragged voice and authentic, spellbinding poeticism. Born in Asheville and raised in Weaverville, North Carolina, Holcombe played as a member of several regional bands as a young man, shifting into a solo career

later on. Later, he teamed up to perform in a trio with Ray Sisk and released an album, Trademark, in Sam Milner. The 1990s found Holcombe in Nashville; in 1996, after performing at countless open mic nights, he signed with Geffen Records. He released his debut record, A Hundred Lies, in 1999 through Hip-O Records. Over the years, he has released 13 total solo albums, composed for Jonah Smith and Jonathan Edwards, and contributed to several compilations. Throughout his career, Holcombe has shared the stage with performers like Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Cat Power, Richard Thompson, Wilco, Shelby Lynne, and more. Currently, Holcombe is touring in support of his latest album, Pretty Little Troubles, released on April 7, 2017 through

Gypsy Eyes Music. Holcombe entrusted Darrell Scott, a friend of around 27 years, to produce the record. A prolific singer-songwriter and member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, Scott offered a keen eye and trusted intuition for the project. “I just wanted some camaraderie with brains,” Holcombe says of the collaboration. “We’d just pick each other’s brains, hang out, sit and play some music, and have a good time. We’re friends. We work together when we can and try to exist on the planet like everybody else. We got together, Darrell brought the engineer, we did some pickin’, and we just tried to put some chords to these baby dolls.” “We’re all songwriters,” he continues. “Everybody’s a songwriter. And we’re all




storytellers, even the old cave paintings. That’s about what we’re doing these days-making up stories, trying to keep each other on the planet. Some of are trying to hep each other while the other ones are destroying each other. It’s a yin and yang thing, the good, the bad, and the ugly.” Pretty Little Troubles unique, shadowy Americana is flush with banjo, violin, Celtic musings, and bluesy moments. A master storyteller, Holcombe creates a portrait of the hardships of his home over the album’s twelve tracks. Holcombe wrote the contents of Pretty Little Troubles over the course of a few months. “I would get up every morning, chain smoke, drink coffee, and go from there,” he says of his process. “I eat a couple eggs, try to get out of bed, open my eyes, and take it

from there.” He credits his wife with selecting the album’s centerpiece song as its title track. “She’s a god title picker,” he attests. “I always bounce ideas off of her. It’s good to have someone you trust grease the frying pan a little bit, you know, trying to cook up an idea.” Holcombe looks forward to returning to Savannah, where he’ll take the stage with Jason Bible of The Train Wrecks. “I’m looking forward to it,” he says. “My wife’s coming with me — we love the area.” CS


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SAVANNAH STOPOVER FIRST WAVE OF BANDS: Of Montreal Wild Child Larkin Poe The War and Treaty Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics Pylon Reenactment Society Escondito KOLARS Michael Nau (Cotton Jones) Lola March Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Gus Dapperton Okey Dokey Vundabar John Stickley Trio Sam Lewis The Bones of JR Jones The Vegabonds Public Access TV Shopping Bat Fangs David Barbe & New Ebb Dream Pronoun The Sh-Booms Crumb SLEEPWALKERS Liz Cooper & The Stampede




SAVANNAH STOPOVER Music Festival has announced its initial wave of bands for the 2018 festival. The annual event, held from March 8-10, 2018, showcases upand-coming bands and icons of the underground from around the world. Headliner of Montreal returns, performing at Ships of the Sea Museum on Saturday, March 10. The band headlined Savannah Stopover in 2013, playing a memorable, visually decadent show in Forsyth Park. Georgia music history takes the stage with Pylon Reenactment Society. Vanessa Briscoe Hay, who fronted of ‘80s art punk provocateur group Pylon, has created a new band to perform favorite Pylon songs and keep the band’s influential spirit alive. Another Athens icon, David Barbe, comes to town with David Barbe & New Ebb Dream. Barbe runs the Music School at University of Georgia, played bass in Bob Mould’s band Sugar, and has produced and engineered albums for the likes of Drive-By Truckers, Deerhunter, and Son Volt. He released his third solo album—his first in seven years—in August. Members of Stopover alum band New Madrid perform with Barbe. Larkin Poe continues the home state trend of the 2018 festival. The sister duo bring their American roots spirit to the festival with a critically-acclaimed new album, Peach.

The War and Treaty

Wild Child

Anyone who caught Ex Hex at Stopover 2014 (and the Hang Fire pre-party with King Tuff and Creepoid) knows highenergy bassist Betsy Wright is a killer performer. She returns to the festival with a

new band, Bat Fangs. The fresh project is a shreddy-riff-happy rock collaboration with drummer Laura King of Flesh Wounds and Cold Cream. Expect a Don Giovanni Records debut soon.

Combo Chimbita, a four-piece band from New York, brings psychedelic flavor to their Colombian, afro-tropical sound. The Fader heralded the band’s debut album as “a futuristic Afro-Latinx fantasy.” Savannah gets to experience the very first U.S. tour of Israeli dream-pop star Loloa March, who is signed to Universal Records. Expect an announcement of additional bands, including local acts, in mid-January, and a full schedule. Additional details can be found at

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Of Montreal. Shopping. Pylon Reenactment Society. Bat Fangs. David Barbe & Inward Dream Ebb. Honduras. Ratboys. Illegal Drugs. Acid Dad. FRIGS.

Wild Child. Michael Nau (Cotton Jones). Lola Marsh. Okey Dokey. KOLARS. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics. Escondido. Grandchildren. SLEEPWALKERS. Zuli.

Larkin Poe. The War and Treaty.

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. The Vegabonds. The Bones of JR Jones. Sam Lewis. Liz Cooper & The Stampede. The Sh-Booms. Jon Stickley Trio. The Trongone Band.

Public Access TV. Vundabar. Gus Dapperton.

The Nude Party. Plastic Picnic. Combo Chimbita.


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NO ORDINARY LOVE: DANIELLE HICKS SINGS SADE @TYBEE POST THEATER Savannah vocalist, songwriter, and band leader Danielle Hicks honors the music of legendary English jazz group Sade this weekend. With hits like “Smooth Operator,” “By Your Side,” “The Sweetest Taboo,” and “No Ordinary Love,” the music of vocalist Sade Adu is timeless, and Hicks will bring her own unique flavor to the familiar favorites. Hicks is joined by her band, The Resistance, for this one-of-a-kind performance. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 8 P.M., $15, ALL-AGES

Celebrate the repeal of prohibition with Chattanooga’s own 9th Street Stompers. The band blends swing, gypsy jazz, blues, rockabilly, and tango together for a pre-war sound with a modern edge. Featuring Skip Frontz Jr. on bass, Lon Eldridge on blues finger-style resonator guitar, ukulele, and kazoo, Dalton Chapman on guitar and Sampire on drums, the group throws a raucous throwback show while singing songs of life, death, love and liquor. The show marks 75 years and three days since the Repeal of Prohibition, so raise a glass and raise your spirits at your neighborhood bar and venue. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 10 P.M., $4.99 VIA WORMHOLEBAR.COM, 18+




Grammy winner Trae Pierce returns to Congress Street Social Club with his band The T-Stones. The Daytona Beach resident has formed a troupe of robust talent over time, creating a lineup that amplifies his deft bass skills and brings the house down with chemistry and energy. The band’s live show has earned them spots opening for the likes of George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, The Revivalists, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze. Most recently, Pierce shared a brandnew single with fans. “My Friends” is a dancey pop hit with big, anthemic choruses, hip-hop vibes, and stellar musicianship, boasting Pierce’s signature blend of modern elements with throwback funk and R&B. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 10:30 P.M., 22 FREE, 21+

Ring in the season in band style! Jeremy Davis, Clay Johnson and their 18-piece big band always offer a thrilling show for audiences of all ages, and their dapper, talented players are ready to get festive. Enjoy a selection of Christmas music in big, New Orleans-brass style with Davis and Johnson’s charismatic leadership. The Holiday Equinox Concert is more than music. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Empty Stocking Fund, an organization that empowers metro Atlanta parents and guardians of children living in poverty by providing them with an opportunity to give their children gifts at Christmastime. The excitement kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails and an auction. A three-course dinner will be served at 6:30 before the concert. General admission tickets without dinner are available. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6 P.M., $15 FOR CHILDREN, $30 GENERAL ADMISSION, $60 FOR DINNER AND CONCERT, ALL-AGES


Enjoy old and new holiday favorites with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus, and special guests. As one of Savannah’s favorite holiday traditions, the Philharmonic has added a third event to their holiday pops show so everyone can get in on the fun. This year’s unique guests include American Traditional Vocal Competition’s 2017 Gold Medalist Julie Benko, who will perform as a soloist during Friday and Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. performances. The Savannah Children’s Choir joins in at Saturday’s Family Matinee. Kids will even get to “guest conduct” the song “Sleigh Ride” with the orchestra at the Family Matinee, and audiences are invited to sing along to favorite carols and Christmas movie songs. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:30 P.M., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 3 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M., $10-80 VIA SAVANNAHPHILARMONIC.ORG, ALL-AGES


Mix, a recurring evening of contemporary dance music, guest DJs and live performance, continues in the basement of Club One. For Mix #4, the event welcomes Durham, North Carolina DJ PlayPlay as a headliner. A producer, party organizer, and professor at Duke University, PlayPlay uses Moog synthesizers to create a sound that fuses nostalgic classics with percussionforward club sounds. Fans of acid house, industrial, breakbeat hardcore, jock jams, jungle, ‘90s club anthems, and new wave will all find something that appeals to them in the mix. Look for PlayPlay’s debut EP, ‘It’s Only 3AM,’ out on Knightwerk Records in January. C Powers, Raine Raine, and Luciano in the Basket will also spin during Mix #4. Greg! will provide visuals, and House of Gunt member Lazanya Ontre is your host for the evening. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 10 P. M., 21+


Savannah super-group Uncommon Collective is back together for the holiday season! Featuring harpist Kristin King, vocalist JJ Collins, bassist Marc Chesanow, vocalist Trae Gurley, mandolinist Cory Chambers, and guitarist Bill Smith, the group performs a selection of pop, show, and holiday music in their latest show, Inspiring Measures. It’s a rare opportunity to see a selection of Savannah’s finest musicians performing in the beauty of Unitarian Universalist Church. The event typically sells out, so it’s highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Enjoy a wine reception after the show. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7 P.M., $20 VIA EVENTBRITE.COM, 13+

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 Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Vinyl Night w/ Sanford. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Honey & Boots, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ben Keiser Band, 7 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 Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.


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


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


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.


Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Jody Espina Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Laiken Love Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub


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



One of Savannah’s most beloved and eclectic musicians plays the release party for the new brew, Sweet Movember Rain. SAT, DEC. 9, 2 P.M. Rachael Shaner, 10 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. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Voodoo Soup, 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) Thomas Claxton, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.


The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.


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


The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Bonnie Blue, Colby Deitz Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Ben Keiser Trio, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan BOTNEK, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trae Pierce and the T-Stones, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Stutz Wimmer, saxophonist, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The MS3, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Susanna Dyar, City Hotel Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) XAK, 9 p.m. 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. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah Canoe & Kayak A City Hotel Christmas, 6 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Good Morning Bedlam, 7 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) The Mercers, 6 p.m. Tybee Post Theater No Ordinary Love: Danielle Hicks Sings Sade, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne,

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


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


Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One MIX 4 The Jinx Savannah Sweet Tease w/ Like A Virgin: An Immaculate Birth of a Burlesque Performer, 10 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Jeremy’s Ten: A Pearl Jam Tribute, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, John Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Rock-A-Licious, 8 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Aquaducks, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Parker Gispert, Dustin Price, 10 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Howard Paul and Friends, 8 p.m. Huc-A-Poo’s The Sound Experiment, 10 p.m. . Jazz’d Tapas Bar FreeSpirits, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ben Keiser Band, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Mercers, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Comedy Night, 9 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. Rocks on the Roof @Sundown, 8 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags J.T. Lewis, 8 p.m. .



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


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


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Ellis Square Area Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl, 2 p.m. The Jinx Savannah Sweet Tease w/ Like A Virgin: An Immaculate Birth of a Burlesque Performer ft. Reconciler, 10 p.m. The Stage on Bay Girls Night Out, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 12.10



Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Beach Institute Jazz at the Beach w/ Teddy Adams and the Three Divas, 6 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 & Jackson Trio, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, High Velocity, 1 p.m.


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


Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Karaoke, 7 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 ft. Gina Rene, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, 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

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Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, ongoing, 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 Adam Nye, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Velvet Caravan, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 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 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 p.m.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club



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MON: Comedy Night 10pm Burger Mondays ALL DAY TUES: Open Mic 10pm WED: Whiskey Wed. 8pm-12 ($4 whiskey shots) HAPPY HOUR SET

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Richmond Hill MON: Burger Mondays ALL DAY TUE 12/12: All you can eat wings 3pm-Close WED: Trivia@7:30pm Whiskey Wed. 8pm-Close ($4 whiskey shots) THUR 12/7: Ladies & Lassies Night (Wine, Martini, Vodka Specials) FRI 12/8: Live Music w/ Josh Johansson SAT 12/9: Live Music w/ Liv Annalise

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SUN 12/10: Brunch 11am-2pm


Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Sweet Movember Rain Release w/ Cyril Durant, 2 p.m. Stafford’s Public House DJ Curtis Momley, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Johnny Octane, 6 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Malcolm Holcombe w/ Jason Bible, 8 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Uncommon Collective, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, Bucky & Barry, Bill Hodgson, DJ Rudy, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 8 Mile Bend Band, 9:30 p.m.

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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. 912-349-0525

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

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

Beach Institute 502 E. Harris St 912-335-8868

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


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

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

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










LIZZYSGRILL.COM • 417 E. RIVER ST. • 912.341.8897



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

Club One 1 Jefferson St.


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

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.


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

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

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

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

(912) 200-3652

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

Ellis Square Area Barnard & Broughton Streets Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street 912-695-2116

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

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

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

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

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.


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

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave.


Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.


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





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

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Jaryl Draper (c), Jack Herholdt, Marquies D. Wilson, Kevin Zepf and Ken Neil Hailey in Savannah Repertory Theatre’s Production of Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.

in your life, how you affect them, and how they affect you. Dickens really wrote it as a story of redemption.” Inspired by fairy tales, nursery stories, and the plight of impoverished and working children, Dickens began writing A Christmas Carol in October of 1843. In the midst of financial turmoil—his wife, Catherine, was pregnant with the couple’s fifth child, the sales of his last book were slowing, and his publishers were threatening to dock his monthly income if sales continued to fall—Dickens wrote the classic work in just six weeks. Corley, who performed A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden over the course of ten years, knows the tale inside and out, making him a perfect director for Savannah Rep. “The way this play was written was, there was an actor at The Goodman Theatre who had always played Jacob Marley in the play A Christmas Carol,” he says. “The Jacob Marley role wasn’t that big of a deal—it’s hanging out backstage a lot. It started to wear down on him, doing Jacob Marley year after year. Someone suggested, ‘Why don’t you see what you can do with your own version and Jacob Marley’s back story?’”

Savannah Rep’s production features Jaryl Draper as Marley, Kevin Zepf as Scrooge, Jack Herholdt as Bogle, Ken Neil Hailey as the Record Keeper, and Marquies Wilson as Assistant. The production has opted for a minimal set, making storytelling the center of the show. “It really gets that wonderful value of the literary feel,” says Corley. “It’s not a big, lavish set. It’s really relying on the strength of the writing from both [Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol author] Tom Mula and Dickens.” Savannah Rep is dedicated to keeping the true Christmas spirit in their production and sharing with their audiences. Through a new program called the “ticket wall,” folks who might not be able to afford a ticket can attend the performance. “We’re giving people the opportunity to buy an additional ticket,” Hailey explains. “So someone who can’t normally go to the theatre will be sponsored by a person who’s bought a discounted ticket. They’ll go pick up a coupon on the wall and exchange it for a ticket, no questions asked. Several regional theaters are starting to do this, so we decided we’ll give it a try right here. It’s had a lot of positive response that will help us get to developing audiences that

are underserved. That’s one of our big aims that will help us in that aspect.” The Theatre has also partnered with local group Loop It Up Savannah and will donate half the show’s ticket sales to the nonprofit for the Dec. 15 performance. “Through that, we can fund an entire month of their programming,” Hailey says. From the stage to the audience and beyond the doors of the PLAYshop, Savannah Rep is thrilled to share the spirit of the season with Savannah. “The real joy of A Christmas Carol is that it’s about these people coming together to be reminded of the value of the holiday and what the real meaning of Christmas is,” says Corley. “It’s never too late! You can change your life for the better, and I think that’s really important especially as we keep a check on the value and beauty of humanity.” CS



THE CHRISTMAS season gets an unexpected twist courtesy of Savannah Repertory Theatre. The professional regional theatre invites the community to experience Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol through the lens of Jacob Marley. “This is not the traditional Christmas Carol,” explains Artistic Director Ken Neil Hailey. “It’s actually the backstory.” Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol begins quite like Dickens’s original. Jacob Marley, the crooked businessman who comes back from the grave to warn his business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, to change his ways or live in the shackles of regret. The famous opening line—“Marley was dead to begin with”—rings true. “But,” Hailey says, “he gets to the pearly gates, and is told, ‘You can’t get in until you make sure someone else doesn’t end up like you.’ It’s Jacob Marley stage managing the story that we know as A Christmas Carol. It’s a lot of fun. It’s the same themes, it’s a little more of a comic take on it and it’s a little more homey. He has to give up everything, and at one point, he really does give up everything in order to save Scrooge.” The original Christmas Carol is a universal cultural touchstone, but in his day, Dickens was ahead of the curve when it came to celebrating Christmas. The holiday was increasing in popularity throughout the early 19th century: thanks to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Christmas trees were all the rage in England, and books like Some Ancient Christmas Carols, With the Tunes to Which They were Formerly Sung in the West of England and Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern were flying off the shelves. “A Christmas Carol really had a profound effect on Christmas as a holiday,” says Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol director Nick Corley. “It really made people think and made it a time of year where we take stock of what’s really important and really valuable that’s not money, but the people

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TONY COPE may live in Ireland now, but he’s still a Savannah writer at heart. “Hail to the Chief, Y’all! Presidential Visits to Savannah, Georgia” is Cope’s latest book. Released last week and available for purchase at E. Shaver Booksellers and on Amazon, the book is a collection of stories about the presidents who have visited our city, from George Washington to Barack Obama and all the men in between. Cope, who is the author of four other books about Savannah, will host a book signing and discussion at E Shaver Booksellers on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. We spoke with Cope last week. How did you first become interested in presidential visits to Savannah? As a long time Savannahian, before retiring and moving to Ireland, I have always been interested in Savannah’s history. Being away for almost 30 years I am even more interested. I guess it keeps me

connected to my home town. I belong to a discussion group here [in Ireland] and not so long ago dicussed things you may not know about American presidents. There is a big Irish interest in U.S. presidents and they claim about half—rightly or wrongly—of them as having some Irish ancestry. That topic got me wondering about presidential connections to Savannah. How much research did you take on for this book? I have done quite a lot of research for the book over the past year. Not easy being four thousand miles away from the topic, but I have a good personal library, found much on the internet and was able to get much information from presidential libraries and other sources and from friends in Savannah. What’s the real story behind Jimmy Carter standing on the bar at Pinkie Master’s? Pinkie and his regulars were big supporters of President Carter. The famous photo of Carter standing on the bar in Pinkie’s was not to announce his candidacy, but as president to thank Pinkie and his regulars for their support over the years. Pinkie had died just a few months earlier. President

Carter was in Savannah to speak to the Hibernians on St. Patrick’s Day. Tell us some notable things you learned about the presidents. George Washington and James Monroe spent several days in Savannah. Presidents in the more modern era generally spent just a day or part of a day as travel was much easier and the could visit many cities on a single short trip. Cleveland was in the city for just one hour to attend the unveiling of the Jasper Monument. Taft and Truman were fun to research because of the stories of them by local people. There is a great one about Truman in the book from Dr. Julius “Boo” Hornstein, my oldest friend, but I don’t want to give that away. One president visited the city even though the City Council voted unanimously not to invite him and not to spend a penny on a reception if he came. Ironically, one who had a few years earlier been the hated enemy was invited and graciously received. Many presidents were very complimentary during and after their visits. Washington, while being positive about his visit, also voiced a criticism or two. Many of the early visitors were struck by and commented on the beauty of Savannah women, George Washington in particular. CS

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IN HER writings about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, French-American art collector Dominique De Menil once opined that “nobody is visually naive any longer. We are cluttered with images, and only abstract art can bring us to the threshold of the divine.” Of course, divinity is in the eye of the beholder. For artist Alexandro Santana, standing on its threshold means tearing down the sacred doorway, adding eclectic scraps of to the pile and painting the whole thing scarlet. That’s meant to be an abstract image, but it’s not too far from the literal truth. Santana is a man of many layers, an architect-turned-fine artist who questions staid cultural conventions with anarchistic glee. His 2016 show, “Numismatics,” employed film clips, paintings, photographs, the alphabet and a monkey statue to skewer the value we place on social codes and to expose how arbitrary those codifiers are. Held in a former carwash, the one-night exhibition also poked at the art community’s expectations of what kind of space can serve as a gallery. “The materials, the monkey, all of it shifted the meaning of what an art show is supposed to be,” recalls the painter/ philosopher. “The idea was to deconstruct, displace and de-establish the status quo.” Now he’s upending our notions of high art and highbrow décor with his new installation, “Tio Arturo,” showing at the LGBT Center on Bull Street through February 2, 2018. If abstract art can deliver our monkey minds, Santana imag30 ines what it can do for our living rooms,

cluttered to the wainscoting with end tables and tsotchkes. New and old works curated by Location Gallery’s Peter Roberts have been paired with the accoutrements of a classical parlor: Antique chairs, bronze lamps, filigreed candelabras and clocks with slightly clouded faces bring depth and dimension to Santana’s colorful, eclectic paintings, a juxtaposition that’s meant to be sumptuous and jarring all at once. “This show presents a deconstruction of the commodity of art itself,” explains Santana in his gravelly Spanish accent, punctuating the air with his hands. “It brings together what we think of as ‘high art’—the paintings—with the chairs and clocks and other objects of our daily life.” This is where the deconstruction begins: Many of the objects—the “low art,” per se— are actually museum-quality pieces from Christie’s Auction House in New York, each one with provenance and paperwork. (A cherub clock, constructed in 1790, was bought for, then rejected by, William Randolph Hearst.) Before he and Roberts settled on “Tio Arturo” as the show’s title, Santana toyed with the name “The Elite Meets the Street.” “We’re bringing these objects to the street, defacing them of their established platform of the museum and the mansion, and bringing them to an LGBT Center in Savannah, Georgia, in an edgy neighborhood, to be seen in context with my paintings,” he says, giving a joyful clap at the irony of it all. “The bourgeois, established code of these decorative art objects has suddenly been demoted into just another object in a white box, devoid of all its cultural status and power. They don’t have the same meaning in here as they would in somebody’s big house.”

“Tio Arturo” features an installation of Santana’s abstract paintings paired with every day objects. PHOTOS BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

He wryly admits all the “stuff” is actually from his own Hall Street living room where he paints, surrounded by antiques bought and inherited. Many came down through his high-society, highly religious mother, and his series, “Blonde Jesus,” is inspired by the statues on her prayer altar. “The whole thing is a jab to the establishment, which I realize is all I’ve ever been doing since I was born,” he laughs. “Dad and Mom were so codified, you know?” Perenially avant garde and savagely intellectual, Santana over the past decade has shifted from literal imagery to increasingly abstract works that aim for DeMenil’s divine threshold. While “Tio Arturo” features some of his figurative paintings and an appearance by that cheeky monkey from “Numismatics,” the new pieces have a pop-art feel that curator Roberts calls “Louis the Sixties meets Palm Springs.” One painting evokes a forested landscape teeming with dolphins, and a triptych of collages dominated in red with scraps of zebra prints represents Santana’s

headlong leap into abstract expressionism. “Is it a dog? Is it a zebra? Is it a chicken?” muses the artist, tracing a finger along the ambiguous silhouettes. “At the level of formalistic, painterly discourse, the new ones are meant to further deconstruct established codes of painting. You can interpret many stories.” Echoing previous themes of exposing the arbitrary worth of cultural codes, perhaps the most subversive idea that “Tio Arturo” puts forth is that art and objects are only as valuable as we decide they are. “Everything—the art, the furniture—is a commodity that can be bought, sold, liked, disliked,” Santana says with a shrug. “I’ve come to realize at 50 years old that paintings are just as commodity-driven as the chairs—there’s no mysticism. They’re just another commodity that artists produce to share and hopefully, to sell.” That said, he notes that the gallery proceeds from the show benefit the LGBT Center. Ultimately, “Tio Arturo”—translated as “Uncle Albert” and intentionally unrelated to anything contained within the show itself—furthers Santana’s mission of divine disruption. “It’s about questioning established style. Are we happy with the established way of looking at art? Do we like what museums do? I hope it brings the viewer to question that. It’s meant to demonstrate that we can break the rules.” After a beat, he adds with an impish grin, “It also shows that abstract art and antiques look really hot together.” CS


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The commercialization of this time of year was also a major inspiration for Smith to begin this project. “The holidays become so capitalistic,” she laments. “Honestly, I am the Bah Humbug lady! I see a silly commercial and I start crying and then I see it’s for TJ Maxx. They’re pulling at your heartstrings and it’s just for money. I thought, I’ve gotta do something to counteract my own negativity.” Participation in Art in the Alley is open to anyone interested—just show up with supplies. “Circa is even offering the artist a couple glasses of wine on the house just for participating,” Smith notes. Above all, Smith wants Art in the Alley to help others. “This was my way of being therapeutic,” she says. “It’s about going, ‘Here is something to make you and your children better.’” CS The fourth Art in the Alley takes place on Dec. 11 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Sweeney will be the host. For more information, see the Art in the Alley Facebook event.


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CONTINUING EXHIBITS ART IN THE ALLEY — Every Monday until Christmas, Circa1875 will feature an artist/ artists actively creating a piece of art in the alley. Silent bids will be accepted and 75% of the proceeds will benefit a family or individual in need. One piece of art represents one person assisted during this holiday season. By the Glass wine specials will be featured during this very special “Happy Hour.” No Cover Mondays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Circa 1875 Gastro Pub, 48 Whitaker St. AVANGUARDIA — 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 dedicated platform to showcase the work of Savannah Artists. Through March 11, 2018. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CLAIR AND ERIC CERAMICS — Ceramics by Clair and Eric. Through Dec. 29. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry 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 — The SCAD Museum of Art presents this eponymous exhibition of works by the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This collection forms a concise dialogue centered on the artist’s exploration of the fragile boundaries

between public and private domains and his use of abstraction as a vehicle for political critique. Through Jan. 14, 2018. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. FROM THE FRONT LINES — This series by Hannah Alsdorf examines the despondency and frustrations that women feel toward the world we have inherited while confronting our own conflicting natures of destruction and healing. Through Jan. 9, 2018. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. GATES MAYBE — Everett Mayo has been painting and print making since the 60s and for this show, his work combines abstraction Work by Axelle Kieffer is on display at In Vino Veritas, opening this with the historic cast iron imagery frequently Thursday in partnership with Sulfur Studios’ Sulfur Art Services. found in Savannah gates and fences. LINES OF INFLUENCE — The SCAD MuThrough Jan. 5, 2018. The Butcher Tattoo seum of Art and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Studio, 19 East Bay St. Knight Lawrence Foundation present a group exhibition to commemorate the centennial GUO PEI: COUTURE BEYOND — SCAD excelebration of the birth of acclaimed painter, hibits the work of Chinese fashion designer storyteller, educator and chronicler of the Guo Pei, best known for the yellow cape mid-20th-century African American experientertainer Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met ence, Jacob Lawrence. Through Feb. 4, 2018. Gala. Through March 4, 2018. Pei Ling Chan SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Gallery and Garden for the Arts, 322 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.

KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experimenting with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair Museums proudly boasts the largest public collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the United States, donated in 1950 by his lifelong supporter and mentor, Southern native Mary Haskell Minis. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. KIRK VARNEDOE: IN THE MIDDLE AT THE MODERN — Can you have an art exhibition without any artworks? Is a curator an artist? Who or what decides an object’s value? Through the lens of an art historian’s life, Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at The Modern challenges the nature of authenticity and the power of museums to define what is “high” and what is “low.” Through Feb. 11, 2018. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING: GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA — Husband-and-wife team JW and Melissa Buchanan are The Little Friends of Printmaking, a pair of award-winning illustrators and designers. Through Jan. 28, 2018. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. LOST AT SEA: THE LIMINAL ESSENCE OF IMMIGRATION — The museum’s first international exhibition (in various media), featuring the work of artists from Scotland, England, Ethiopia and Savannah (none of whom were born in the United States.) Conceived by the late Bertha Husband, it investigates the psychology and logistics of trans-oceanic relocation and acculturation. Through Jan. 7, 2018. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. MANIFESTATION — Two undergraduate Savannah State University students, Kayla Grayson and Brian Miller, showcase their thesis artwork. Through Dec. 10. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.







THE GOLDEN RULES OF BLACKENING A local expert weighs in on the misunderstood culinary art BY ANDREW TRICE


WHILE MANY of us are just recovering from our Thanksgiving Day feast, many others are wondering “What am I going to do with all that used fry oil?” One answer is, that’s not one use oil you have. And it is football season. Think of all the mountains of fried deliciousness you could whip up for game day! Your own wings, potato chips, fries, onion rings, corn dogs (hell, just hot dogs), ravioli, pizza rolls, hush puppies, fried chicken, fried pies, etc. With proper temperature management and a little straining, the oil should be good for a few more go rounds while the weather is still nice. Hint on good homemade potato chips: In a restaurant we use a tool called a mandolin to cut the potatoes in uniform thickness. These tools are expensive and a little dangerous, but don’t worry, they sell cheaper home versions that range from “safe” to “call me Lefty.” The side of your box grater will work too. Peeled or not, thin or kettle cut, that’s entirely up to you. What’s important is to soak the cut potatoes in cold water for at least an hour to wash away the excess 34 starch. If you don’t take this step, the

excess starch will burn before the chip gets crispy and will taste, well...burned. You can do this a day before, hours before, or the hour before, just do it. After you fry them it’s a good idea to have a large metal bowl on hand to put them in and season them while they’re hot. You can use kosher salt, fine sea salt, or popcorn salt. Table salt is too coarse and will make them too salty. If you want to go upscale, there are some spice shops on Broughton Street that sell some interesting choices or the fixings to mix your own creation. Now that you’ve gotten your all from that oil, let’s talk about that gas ring. Provided you have enough propane in the tank, this gas ring will allow you to get up to restaurant BTU/temperature, unlike your home stovetop. The other thing is, you’re outside. You don’t need an expensive hood system and you’re not going to set off your smoke alarm. This is what you need to do some real blackened fish (yes, you can do it for steak and chicken too but those need to be par cooked). “Big deal! I can get blackened stuff all over town,” many of you will say. But truth be told, no, no you can’t. Over the decades since its inception, it has been successfully corrupted from a cooking method to a seasoning. I’m very

sensitive to this bastardization because it keeps being foisted on us in the BBQ world: A little BBQ rub, a little BBQ sauce and presto-chango, you’ve got BBQ. Not by a long shot! What blackening is: The Method. Fire up your gas ring outside. Using a large castiron skillet, heat it on the ring for about 10 minutes so the pan has enough time to get uniformly hot, and I mean HOT! While you’re waiting, melt some UNSALTED butter. Dredge the fish fillet in the butter so it’s coated on both sides. I love grouper for this but any firmfleshed fish will work that isn’t over 1/2inch thick. Evenly season both sides with your spice blend. Remember, this isn’t a batter; too much seasoning gives you an over-seasoned product. Now lay the filet into the HOT pan and stand back. There is going to be a lot of smoke! What is happening is the water in the butter has almost instantly turned to steam and the filet is floating on that bed of steam. The intense heat is browning the butter solids, toasting the spices on the fish to a rich, complex-tasting crust and steaming the filet. By the time you’ve thought this, it’s time to carefully flip the fish and repeat. This is

a rapid cooking method and can go from blackening to burning very quickly. Another word of warning! The intense heat on the cast iron skillet will remove the cure on your pan. Don’t use your greatgrandmama’s pan that has a finish like black glass and has been treated with loving reverence for over a century! Think of it as an opportunity to go out and get a new cast-iron for your collection, a 12-inch skillet is ideal. Don’t try this with enameled cast iron or aluminum pans.  The result of a properly blackened fish filet is night and day compared to the stuff many places are calling blackened. Your filet is moist with a slight nuttiness from the caramelized butter solids and the exotic flavor of toasted spices — unlike the overcooked, dry, gritty, super salty, raw spice flavor from the “TGApple Garden” menu that’s been indifferently festooned with “blackening seasoning” from a 5 lb. plastic container labeled ACME. Really, this is an American classic worthy of all that it entails. Not a salty,dry, over-seasoned bar food choice whose only merit is it can compete with a well bourbon and Diet Coke.  CS Andrew Trice is former owner/operator of Angel’s BBQ in downtown Savannah.




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OOO Viewers who elect to see the animated feature Coco have my full blessing to arrive approximately 30 or 35 minutes after the announced show time. That way, they can miss the 15 or so minutes of trailers for mostly awful-looking efforts like Duck Duck Goose and Sherlock Gnomes and, more importantly, avoid the painful Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, the preceding short that runs a punishing 22 minutes. After that, it’s all smooth sailing, as Coco proves to be another top-shelf effort from the Pixar factory. The fanciful story centers on Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a young Mexican boy who yearns to become a celebrated musician like his idol, the late singing star Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). That’s quite the challenge, though, since his entire family hates music and has prohibited anyone within its ranks to ever pick up a guitar or a microphone. (The disdain traces back generations, to when Miguel’s great-great-grandmother was abandoned by her husband, who left to pursue his musical career.) Undeterred, Miguel goes against his family’s wishes, a decision that, through supernatural means, catapults him into the Land of the Dead. There, he not only has to contend with a hard-luck layabout named Hector (Gael García Bernal) but also with his deceased ancestors, all of whom also forbid him from becoming a musician. Coco opens by following the traditional toon template of a person following their dreams against all odds, but once Miguel reaches the Land of the Dead, the movie deepens in satisfying and even unexpected ways. Interpersonal relationships take some surprising turns, and the story’s metaphysical slant (particularly the notion that a person doesn’t truly disappear until no one remembers they ever existed) lends the proceedings a haunting and ruminative air. All of this is played out with Pixar’s usual attention to engaging characters (dumb dogs are always a reliable addition, and here we get Dante, a street hound with a tongue longer than that of Kiss’s Gene Simmons) and cutting-edge animation that is ofttimes jaw-dropping. In a year in which American animated efforts took a hit with the dreary likes of The Emoji Movie and Despicable Me 3, Coco easily outpaces the competition by continuously hitting all the right notes.


OOO With such titles as Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some!! and the masterful Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight trilogy, writer-director Richard Linklater has spent the majority of his career focusing on the experiences of the young and the restless. Last Flag Flying leaps so far in the opposite direction that it’s almost startling to see his name appear in the credits. In this picture, the central characters are more likely to carry AARP cards rather than the fake IDs required of past Linklater protagonists. Last Flag Flying will certainly stir memories of the 1973 Jack Nicholson vehicle The Last Detail, and that’s no accident. Both films are based on novels by Darryl Ponicsan, and the author himself co-scripted this new picture alongside Linklater. Set in 2003, it focuses on Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell), a Vietnam War veteran whose only child has just been killed in the Iraq War. Before traveling to claim the body, he asks two fellow grunts he hasn’t seen in approximately 30 years to accompany him on his road trip. Both Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston), now a coarse bar owner, and Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne), long a respected reverend, say yes. What follows is a journey that hits most of the expected beats, with Richard loosening his holy collar, Sal exhibiting flashes of restraint and sensitivity, and Doc coming to grips with the death of his son. All three actors are predictably excellent, with further notable turns by J.

Quinton Johnson as Charlie Washington, a young Marine assigned to accompany the three men as they make burial arrangements for Doc’s son, and the great Cicely Tyson (looking fabulous at 92) as Mrs. Hightower, the grandmother of a soldier whose death in Vietnam remains a troubling link between the trio. Indeed, the characters’ memories of Vietnam commingle easily with the film’s JuniorBush-league setting. Doc, Sal and Richard all love their country but hate the ever-changing governments that perennially view young Americans as expendable fodder, and the three men can’t help but chuckle as they hear Washington (who served with Doc’s son in Baghdad) repeat the gungho speeches they themselves heard 30 years earlier. Last Flag Flying is proudly pro-soldier and anti-war, and real American patriots will grasp it at once.


OO Look! Up on the screen! It’s a mirage! It’s an apparition! It’s Wonder Woman! Certainly, after the three-and-out represented by Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, the arrival of this past summer’s Wonder Woman was nothing short of a miracle. The solo starring vehicle for the Amazonian warrior princess clicked on all cylinders, and it appeared that DC had finally turned the corner and would begin producing superhero sagas as acclaimed and as beloved as those emanating from the Marvel warehouse. But if Justice League makes anything clear, it’s that Wonder Woman was an illusion, a cinematic sleight of hand, and the celluloid equivalent of a stopped clock being right twice a day. Justice League defaults to the problems that have plagued the DCEU films pre-WW, and while it offers more pleasures than its detractors would ever admit, it still qualifies as yet another big-screen disappointment from The House That Clark Built. A constant problem in all the DCEU titles (even Wonder Woman) has been the lack of a truly great villain, and that debit continues with this picture. Steppenwolf (voiced by Ciaran Hinds) is the latest baddie du jour, a towering CGI entity plotting to conquer Earth with the aid of demonic insects. Naturally, such a threat couldn’t be handled by just one hero, so Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Price/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)






assemble a crime-fighting outfit whose members also include Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller), Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Victor Stone/ Cyborg (Ray Fisher). As expected, Superman (Henry Cavill) returns from the dead, although he’s inexplicably something of a combative tool when initially revived. But after Batman whispers “Martha” to him, he’s just fine. (OK, the scene actually plays out with Superman smacking around the other heroes, but this alternate approach would have made just as much sense and saved the producers several million bucks in the process.) As with Suicide Squad, the high volume of colorfully costumed characters provides variety but not depth. The broad strokes applied by scripters Chris Terrio and Josh Whedon work in spurts, often dependent on the performance of the actor in question. Of the newbies, Miller comes off best, offering the only humor in the film that doesn’t come off as hopelessly forced. Momoa’s Aquaman functions better as eye candy than as an interesting personality, while Fisher’s Cyborg makes even less of an impression. Cavill is typically dull as Superman, and while Affleck is again fine as Bruce Wayne, his bulky Batman outfit is distracting, making him look less like the Dark Knight and more like somebody’s drunk uncle who reluctantly dressed up to amuse the neighborhood kids at Halloween. Thus, Gadot again ends up as a saving grace, and she also figures at the center of one of the few action sequences (a bank robbery) that’s exciting rather than cumbersome. Indeed, much of the film feels heavy and unwieldy, from the FX set-pieces to the cluttered storyline to the overall aesthetic design of the picture. Gadot, Miller, and some of the character interactions in the early going provide enormous lift, but as it stands, Justice League ultimately registers as an also-ran in the ongoing superhero sweepstakes.



OOO Coming-of-age movies can often feel as ubiquitous as superhero films, yet Lady Bird turns out to be one of those special efforts that manages to leapfrog over the competition with a single bound. Although known primarily as an actress, Greta Gerwig has worked before as a writer and director, and here she devotes all her attention to those duties. This is the first time she doesn’t star in her own story – instead, the lead is Saoirse Ronan, delivering a performance that compares favorably to her smashing turn in 2015’s Oscar-nominated Brooklyn. Set in Sacramento in 2002, the film orbits around Christine McPherson (Ronan), a high school student who prefers 36 to go by the nickname “Lady Bird.” Like

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any normal teenager, Christine wants to be accepted by the popular kids and hopes to find love in the arms of a desirable classmate. These are Herculean challenges for almost any adolescent, but they’re even more difficult for someone as individualistic and uncompromising as Christine. Also adding to her woes is the testy relationship she shares with her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf), whose tough-love approach is often misinterpreted by Christine as outright disdain and disgust. There isn’t much in Lady Bird that doesn’t feel recognizable from past films of this nature, but it’s Gerwig’s ability to make her protagonist’s struggles feel raw and real that allows this affecting film to soar.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS 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. 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 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). 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. CS




Savannah Philharmonic: Holiday Pops

It’s that special time of year, and the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will joyously perform classical gems and holiday favorites sure to get you in the spirit of the season. $15-$80 FRI., DEC. 8, 7:30 P.M. AND SAT., DEC. 9, 3 & 7:30 P.M. SAVANNAHPHILHARMONIC.ORG. SAVANNAHCIVIC. COM. JOHNNY MERCER THEATRE, 301 WEST OGLETHORPE AVE. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.


AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TEDXSAVANNAH Speaker applications open Monday, Nov. 20 for the 2018 TEDxSavannah, scheduled for May 11, 2018. For details, go to on Nov. 20 or visit the

TEDxSavannah Facebook page. Ticket sales begin March 12. Through May 11, 2018. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE DOWNTOWN DELILAHS DANCE CABARET The Downtown Delilahs dance cabaret are holding auditions for several upcoming shows. To set up an audition, contact Jade Bills at 912-272-7601. Through Feb. 28, 2018. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and work spaces in Savannah.

Tell us about yours at vignettesavannah@, and check us out in the weeks to come at ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may


BLACK LIVES MATTER SAVANNAH UNITY DINNER Learn more about the work of Black Lives Matter Savannah. Food, drinks, and discussion will be served. E. 40th Street, Savannah, GA.Contact: 912-268-1890. https://www. Wed., Dec. 6, 6 p.m. DISTRICT 1 ALDERMAN TOWN HALL MEETING City of Savannah District 1 Alderman Van Johnson will hold two follow-up Town Hall meeting to discuss City Council’s budget retreat, proposed fire fee, public safety, the new arena and other matters of interest. This meeting is geared towards Savannah Highlands residents. Mon., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. Godley Station School, 2135 Benton Blvd. DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (912) 341-7427. savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MONDAY MEANS COMMUNITY: CONNECT, REFLECT A World Cafe Conversation about building resilience hosted by Moncello Stewart and Stacey Harwell-Dye. Presented by Emergent Savannah. Free Mon., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712.




be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Library & Archives Director, at Lspracher@ or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.



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 fooddriveonline. org/HelpEndHunger. Through Jan. 1, 2018. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St. SANTA’S PANTRY FOOD DRIVE Santa’s Pantry is holding a food drive for Title I students within our district. The organization will deliver bagged food to 38 schools on Dec. 14-15. Through Dec. 15.

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ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Sadly known only to diehard fans of Gothic European horror cinema, this overlooked CLAY CLASSES minor masterpiece is filled with beautiful camerawork, surprisingly strong acting and Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers a relentlessly unsettling atmosphere of creepiness and dread. handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. $8 WED., DEC. 6, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard 912-433-1448. No physical address given, Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsAuxiliary. See website or call to register. 912none. old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ 897-7656. SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS VOLUNTEERS SUNSHINE SUNRISE Country Two Step: no partner needed or Savannah Chatham County Animal Control Benefit to raise money for Sunny Bowen, experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop seeks volunteers to serve various tasks beloved cat rescuer of Savannah. Sunny is in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 as needed by the shelter. No prior animal currently being treated for her fourth bout of p.m. 612-470-6683. shelter experience is necessary. Newly cancer. There will be a silent auction, music, trained volunteers will be authorized to serve and drag queens. One hundred percent of Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 immediately after orientation. Potential proceeds go to Sunny’s treatment. Fri., Dec. US Hwy 80 SE. volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior 8, 6-9 p.m. 912 667 0487. riemerkara@ CREATIVITY COACHING to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. The Sentient Do you have a creative idea but don’t know

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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., Dec. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover &

enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.

and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. 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. GEECHEE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. 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. 40 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. SAVANNAH BUSINESS CONNECTION Savannah Business Connection provides a structured method for developing business relationships and referrals. We welcome businesses of all types but admit only one member per profession. We hold high expectations for member participation and accountability. All prospective members are interviewed and provide references. Each week, every member and visitor delivers a 1-minute pitch for their business, and one member delivers a feature presentation. $15 Tue., Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-3736377. eventbrite. com/e/savannah-business-connectionregistration-39957518012. careyhilliards. com/. Carey Hilliard’s (Skidaway Rd.), 3316 Skidaway Rd. 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@


RISE CHORALES HOLIDAY CONCERT On Sunday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue, RISE Chorales will perform “Music Through The Ages”, a celebration of songs throughout history. In addition, there will be a special holiday singalong to help put concertgoers in the holiday spirit. Tickets for the concert are $5 in advance, and $8 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at RISE Chorales is a unique choral experience for middle and high school aged young women. RISE singers do more, including participating in service projects and social activities that create lifelong friendships. $5 in advance, $8 at the door Sun., Dec. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-412-2833. info@ fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: HOLIDAY POPS

It’s that special time of year, and the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will joyously perform classical gems and holiday favorites sure to get you in the spirit of the season. $15-$80 Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 9, 3 & 7:30 p.m. savannahcivic. com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.


$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. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.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. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW


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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. COMMUNITY TAI CHI Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art tradition that is now practiced as a graceful form of exercise, performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. All of the exercises are performed from a standing position, so please wear shoes which are comfortable for standing, and clothing which allows freedom of movement. Weather depending, the class may be held indoors or outdoors. $5 second Sunday of every month, 8:30 a.m. CustomFit Center, 101-A West Park Ave. 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 42 Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning

workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing 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. 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. ZUMBA


Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. 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.


ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BAKE SALE FRIDAYS Chef Lauren will be holding a bake sale outside in the front courtyard. Every week she will offer a selection of different sweet and savory treats. 912-417-8887. atlanticsavannah. com/. Atlantic, 102 East Victory Drive. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FIRE & WINE IN THE COURTYARD Fire & Wine at Foxy Loxy Cafe features halfpriced bottles of wine, courtyard fire-pits, free marshmallows for roasting, and s’more kits. This weekly event is fun for family & friends alike and occasionally features live music! Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HEARTBEATS HOLIDAY DINNER AND FUNDRAISER ​Join Heartbeats for Life for a McDougallapproved dinner and some relaxed conversation. Consider including an additional donation along with your pre-paid ticket payment to Heartbeats for Life-GA/ Jeff Adams. $25 Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Taste of India, 401 Mall Blvd. HOLIDAY GOSPEL DINNER ENTERTAINMENT CRUISE HOLIDAY GOSPEL DINNER ENTERTAINMENT CRUISE Back by popular demand! Experience local Holiday Gospel entertainment and enjoy the savory flavors of the South! Don’t miss out on this spectacular Holiday Gospel performance and delicious Southern cuisine as you cruise the Savannah River! Sailing only twice in December, this cruise is a must do! December 4th & 11th | Sailing 7 – 9 p.m. | Advanced Reservations Required Adults $49.95 | Children(ages 5-12)

$30.35 | (Children 4 & under- FREE) 912-232-6404. info@savannahriverboat. com. Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 East River Street. 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. TASTE OF LUCKY’S MARKET Sample products from all Lucky’s departments. Free savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn 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 Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children
















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ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham

County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432.

INFORMATION FORUMS Share in a group discussion about programs and services for older adults, individuals with disabilities and family caregivers in your community. Attend a public hearing to learn how the Area Agency on Aging is planning for your future. Free Thu., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-noon. 800-580-6860. ttownsend@ Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street. 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.


You may get richer quicker in 2018, Aries -- especially if you refuse to sell out. You may accumulate more clout -- especially if you treat everyone as your equal and always wield your power responsibly. I bet you will also experience deeper, richer emotions -- especially if you avoid people who have low levels of emotional intelligence. Finally, I predict you will get the best sex of your life in the next 12 months -- especially if you cultivate the kind of peace of mind in which you’ll feel fine about yourself if you don’t get any sex at all. P.S.: You’d be wise to start working on these projects immediately.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The members of the fungus family, like mushrooms and molds, lack chlorophyll, so they can’t make food from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. To get the energy they need, they “eat” plants. That’s lucky for us. The fungi keep the earth fresh. Without them to decompose fallen leaves, piles of compost would continue to accumulate forever. Some forests would be so choked with dead matter that they couldn’t thrive. I invite you to take your inspiration from the heroic fungi, Taurus. Expedite the decay and dissolution of the worn-out and obsolete parts of your life.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


I’m guessing you have been hungrier than usual. At times you may have felt voracious, even insatiable. What’s going on? I don’t think this intense yearning is simply about food, although it’s possible your body is trying to compensate for a nutritional deficiency. At the very least, you’re also experiencing a heightened desire to be understood and appreciated. You may be aching for a particular quality of love that you haven’t been able to give or get. Here’s my theory: Your soul is famished for experiences that your ego doesn’t sufficiently value or seek out. If I’m correct, you should meditate on what your soul craves but isn’t getting enough of.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

The brightly colored birds known as

bee-eaters are especially fond of eating bees and wasps. How do they avoid getting stung? They snatch their prey in mid-air and then knock them repeatedly against a tree branch until the stinger falls off and the venom is flushed out. In the coming weeks, Cancerian, you could perhaps draw inspiration from the bee-eaters’ determination to get what they want. How might you be able to draw nourishment from sources that aren’t entirely benign? How could you extract value from influences that you have be careful with?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

The coming months will be a ripe time to revise and rework your past -- to reconfigure the consequences that emerged from what happened once upon a time. I’ll trust you to make the ultimate decisions about the best ways to do that, but here are some suggestions. 1. Revisit a memory that has haunted you, and do a ritual that resolves it and brings you peace. 2. Go back and finally do a crucial duty you left unfinished. 3. Return to a dream you wandered away from prematurely, and either re-commit yourself to it, or else put it to rest for good.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The astrological omens suggest that now is a favorable time to deepen your roots and bolster your foundations and revitalize traditions that have nourished you. Oddly enough, the current planetary rhythms are also conducive to you and your family and friends playing soccer in the living room with a ball made from rolled-up socks, pretending to be fortunetelling psychics and giving each other past-life readings, and gathering around the kitchen table to formulate a conspiracy to achieve world domination. And no, the two sets of advice I just gave you are not contradictory.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In accordance with the long-term astrological omens, I invite you to make five long-term promises to yourself. They were formulated by the teacher Shannen Davis. Say them aloud a few times to get a feel for them. 1. “I will make myself

LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging 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.


eminently teachable through the cultivation of openness and humility.” 2. “I won’t wait around hoping that people will give me what I can give myself.” 3. “I’ll be a good sport about the consequences of my actions, whether they’re good, bad, or misunderstood.” 4. “As I walk out of a room where there are many people who know me, I won’t worry about what anyone will say about me.” 5. “I will only pray for the things I’m willing to be the answer to.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

To discuss a problem is not the same as doing something practical to correct it. Many people don’t seem to realize this. They devote a great deal of energy to describing and analyzing their difficulties, and may even imagine possible solutions, but then neglect to follow through. And so nothing changes. The sad or bad situation persists. Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Scorpios are among the least prone to this disability. You specialize in taking action to fulfill your proposed fixes. Just this once, however, I urge you to engage in more inquiry and conversation than usual. Just talking about the problem could cure it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

As far back as ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece, people staged ceremonies to mark the embarkation of a new ship. The intention was to bestow a blessing for the maiden voyage and ever thereafter. Good luck! Safe travels! Beginning in 18th-century Britain and America, such rituals often featured the smashing of a wine bottle on the ship’s bow. Later, a glass container of champagne became standard. In accordance with the current astrological indicators, I suggest that you come up with your own version of this celebratory gesture. It will soon be time for your launch.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You may feel quite sure that you’ve gotten as tall as you’re ever going to be. But that may not be true. If you were ever going to add another half-inch or more to your height, the near future would be the time

for it. You are in the midst of what we in the consciousness industry call a “growth spurt.” The blooming and ripening could occur in other ways, as well. Your hair and fingernails may become longer faster than usual, and even your breasts or penis might undergo spontaneous augmentation. There’s no doubt that new brain cells will propagate at a higher rate, and so will the white blood cells that guard your physical health. Four weeks from now, I bet you’ll be noticeably smarter, wiser, and more robust.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You come into a delicatessen where you have to take a numbered ticket in order to get waited on. Oops. You draw 37 and the counter clerk has just called out number 17. That means 20 more people will have their turns before you. Damn! You settle in for a tedious vigil, putting down your bag and crossing your arms across your chest. But then what’s this? Two minutes later, the clerk calls out 37. That’s you! You go up to the counter and hand in your number, and amazingly enough, the clerk writes down your order. A few minutes later, you’ve got your food. Maybe it was a mistake, but who cares? All that matters is that your opportunity came earlier than you thought it would. Now apply this vignette as a metaphor for your life in the coming days.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

It’s one of those bizarre times when what feels really good is in close alignment with what’s really good for you, and when taking the course of action that benefits you personally is probably what’s best for everyone else, too. I realize the onslaught of this strange grace may be difficult to believe. But it’s real and true, so don’t waste time questioning it. Relish and indulge in the freedom it offers you. Use it to shush the meddling voice in your head that informs you about what you supposedly SHOULD be doing instead of what you’re actually doing.


NAMI EDUCATION Second Tuesday of every month NAMI Savannah presents professionals from the community sharing current topics of interest and resources. FREE second Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. 912-353-7143. The Reed House, 1144 Cornell Street. 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. SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOP Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone. $125 Wed., Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 912-661-1456. ASIST@ Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, 1050 Carl Griffin Drive.


AFTER SCHOOL DANCE BREAK YOUTH DANCE CLASS Pop in the Lake Mayer Community Center on Tuesdays and join youth dance class “After School Dance Break.” This is a recreational dance class designed to get kids moving. Dance to the latest hits and get fit at the same time. Bring bottled water and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-652-6863. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SANTA’S WORKSHOP Guests will enjoy photos with Santa

activities aplenty. Preregistration is required. $15 Sat., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. santa-train. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


Film: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Yes, we all love the comic misadventures of the Griswold family, and we love reliving this one at Christmas time. $10 THU., DEC. 7, 7 P.M. TYBEEPOSTTHEATER.ORG. TYBEE POST THEATER, 10 VAN HORN.

Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. Live musician, David Ross, will be performing Christmas carols that guests are encouraged to sing along. There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. Wish-list items for the toy drive include children’s books, coloring books, toy trucks, building blocks, multicultural dolls, musical toys, play dough sets, large piece puzzles, pull toys, sports equipment, board games and art supplies. Free Sat., Dec. 9, 2-5 p.m. 843-208-1258.

Peacock Automotive, 84 Auto Mall Blvd. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. SAVANNAH SANTA TRAIN Guests can engage in festive, seasonal

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. GVNT HAVS GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@ Chuck’s Bar, 305 W. River St. CONTINUES ON P. 46






SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.



HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 second Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713-907-8627. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. A. LOUISE STAMAN BOOK SIGNING Author A. Louise Staman will be signing copies of her new book “Restoring Lost Times: Savannah’s Anna Colquitt Hunter.” The author will present a special talk during this event. Sat., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. eshaverbooks. com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. SAVANNAH QUILL MEET THE AUTHORS Authors Winfield Strock III, Anne-Marie Mitchell, and Adam Messer will meet and great with attendees with book signings and story time. Guests will also have breakfast with Santa. Sat., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. TONY COPE BOOK SIGNING Tony Cope’s fifth book about Savannah is “Hail to the Chief, Y’all: Presidential Visits to Savannah, Georgia.” Fri., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.



COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. PARKS AND PEOPLE Tour the grounds of Southwest Middle School to learn more about trees and our natural environment. After the tour, join the Savannah Tree Foundation in hands-on care for the trees. Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. Southwest Middle School, 630 Ogeechee Rd. [U.S. 17]. SECOND SATURDAY PRESENTATION SERIES Each second Saturday of the month, the Wildlife Refuge hosts a presentation by staff, volunteers, and local conservation partners to help the public learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Free second Saturday of every month, 1-2 p.m. 843-7842468. facebook. com/SavannahCoastalRefugesComplex/. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115.



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LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village.

OPERATION NEW HOPE Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at, and www. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. RESCUE ROUND-UP Find your new furry best friend from multiple rescues at the Rescue Round-Up Pet Adoption Event. Multiple rescues will be on hand with a large variety of dogs. second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. 912-4366560. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW In addition to the dog breed show, the club will be hosting a new activity called Barn Hunt, and a Puppy Class Show (4 to 6 months). Silent auction (over 60 great items), local & out-of-state dog product vendors will be at the event. Free and open to the public, $5 parking fee Sat., Dec. 9, 8 a.m. and Sun., Dec. 10, 8 a.m. Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail,. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.


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

GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. 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. Thurs. 6-7pm. Call for info. . 912233-5354. 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. . 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 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.”

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Westside / Eastside Savannah. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities incl. Washer/Dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/ Internet. $130-$200/weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ID. Call 912-677-0271


12510 White Bluff Rd. Apt #207. 2BR, 2BA, kitchen appliances, CH/A. $775/mo. 912-898-4135

Room for Rent 105 CORNWALL STREET. House ROOMS FOR RENT for Rent. 2 bedroom/living room, Nice, Clean, large, furnished. kitchen, bath. $395/month, $395 Busline, cable, utilities, central deposit. Call 912-354-0869 heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912289-0410. • Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required. APTS. & ROOMS FOR 2nd person/child add $100 per week


Clean and safe. Call Gail, 912-650-9358 or Linda, 912-690-9097

BLOOMINGDALE near Pooler & Gulfstream: Single Family Home w/Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/ dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared Kitchen & bath. Call 912-963-7956, leave message

DUPLEX: 1219 East 55th Street. 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ Nights/Weekends. Clean, quiet home. furnished room w/shared or private bathroom. Utilities included. No bed bugs! No roaches! $150-$180 per week. Call 912-547-3041

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2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $645-$815/month for 2bdrs and $735-$895/month for 3bdrs.

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11515 White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection. Convenient to Armstrong College. $695 month, $300/deposit.


310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 TRAILER FOR RENT: 2BR/2 Bath. Newly remodeled with fireplace, brand new CH/A, carpeting and washer/dryer. $825/month, $825/ deposit. Call 912-631-7644, 912507-7934 or 912-927-2853

FULLY RENOVATED HOUSE with Rooms for rent. Furnished, includes utilities, CH/A, cable. $160-$210/week. Source of income and ID required. 912-6959481 ROOM FOR RENT: Mature renter preferred, proof of income required. $150 weekly + deposit. All utilities and cable included. Call 912-659-3550

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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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SHARED LIVING for Senior citizen/ Retired, Age 40 & older. Furnished room, CH/A, cable. Shared bath, kitchen and common area. $170 & Up (utilities included)/$640 monthly. Safe environment. ID/ Proof of income required. 912308-5455

SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. Ages 40 & better. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-844-5995

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