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STAGE Schedule! The LACS Big Smo, Nappy Roots & Demun Jones Saturday, October 14th

Mushroomhead with Unsaid Fate Monday, October 16th Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Saturday, October 21st Corey Smith with Special Guest Friday, October 27th

Hinder with Adelitas Way, Josh Todd & The Conflict and Wayland Thursday, November 9th Big Mountain Friday, November 10th Granger Smith with Morgan Wallen

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

Friday, November 17th

Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert Saturday, November 18th P.O.D. - Alien Ant Farm, PowerFlo, Fire From The Gods Friday, January 19, 2018 Saving Abel with Special Guest Thursday, February 22, 2018 Blue Oyster Cult with Special Guest Friday, February 23, 2018 Mike + The Mechanics Starring Mike Rutherford of Genesis Friday, March 23, 2018

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Saturday, October 14th

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Monday, October 16th

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WEDNESDAY 10. 4 Film: The Hostage

The Psychotronic Film Society salutes the life and amazing career of actor Harry Dean Stanton. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Film: Loving Vincent

Savannah State Homecoming Week

THU 10.5

The week will be marked by multiple events, including music by Yo Gotti, lectures, networking events, a carnival, alumni gatherings and more. Oct. 1-8 Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, handpainted by professional oilpainters who travelled from all across Europe. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

THURSDAY 10. 5 Film: Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture

Telfair Museums presents a talk by distinguished museum director and artist Kimberly Camp, who will tell the fascinating story of collector Albert C. Barnes and his relationship with the African American community. 6 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. Free and open to the public

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Turn yourself into a pirate and spend the weekend on Tybee. There are lots of activities for families, loads of entertainment and a Thieves Market filled with treasure. The festival grounds have grown to encompass the entire South Beach Parking Lot by the Tybee Pier from Tybrisa Street to 18th Street. Tybee Island.

First Friday in Starland FRI 10.4

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free

Turn yourself into a pirate and spend the weekend on Tybee. The festival grounds have grown to encompass the entire South Beach Parking Lot by the Tybee Pier from Tybrisa Street to 18th Street. Oct. 5-8 Tybee Island

FRIDAY 10. 6 First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Clark Byron. October’s performers are Joe Nelson & James Pittman and Seldom Sober (Colleen Settle and Michael Corbett). first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation


First Friday in Starland

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free

Junior League Thrift Sale

yThis two-day sale raises thousands of dollars which is returned to our community. Merchandise items available for sale include appliances, children’s clothing, housewares and much more. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Lafayette in Savannah 1825

Mighty Eighth AF Museum, 175 Bourne Ave.

The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

National Theatre Live: Salomé


This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the center of a revolution. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15


Enjoy German brews and cuisine, wiener dog races, stein races, arts and crafts, and football. Oct. 6-8, all day River Street, River St.

Experience the ‘animated gratitude’ surrounding General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 door 912-236-8097

Theatre: Junie B. Jones the Musical

Making Character Count in the 21st Century

Women in Coffee

-This conference addresses gang violence in Savannah, teaching financial literacy to youth, alternative education and job training for youth, and much more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Everybody’s favorite first grader is back. 7-8:30 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $12 students/seniors/military, $15 adults

From farmer to barista, the film by Equal Exchange and Perennial Plate profiles five inspiring women who are paving the way in the coffee industry, while also showing the journey coffee takes to get to your cup. 8 p.m.


3-4 p.m. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Free

Alee Terror Plantation Haunted House

Food Day Festival

The Alee Shriner’s annual Terror Plantation Haunted House is sure to scare. 7:30 p.m. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr.

Art on River Street

Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

Film: Apollo 13

Part of the Movies You Must See Big series. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

Film: The Shrinking Sanctuary

Documentary filmmaker, Mark Albertin, is coming to Savannah to screen his film which tells the story of Cumberland Island National Seashore and its potential development.



The Savannah Food Day Festival is the largest in the nation and celebrates sustainable, accessible and healthy foods. The free event includes a farmers market, educational workshops, top local bands, art activities, food vendors and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Free

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Front Porch Improv: The Town

A never-seen-before improvised comedic play filled with quirky townsfolk. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $15

















Lafayette in Savannah 1825

Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market

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SUNDAY 10. 8

Experience the “animated gratitude” and “unaffected homage of republicanism” surrounding General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 door 912-236-8097

2013 Big headline shows have graced Savannah’s stage, but no one stands out more than Jackal who took a chainsaw to a chair in true rock ‘n’ roll style!

The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. . 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Forsyth Park $15 per person or $50 for a family of four

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

2011 Since its inauguration, Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah is the only event in the series where river boat ferry is the preferred mode of transportation to the Health & Fitness Expo.

2016 Hundreds of Savannah State University students turn out to cheer on marathoners as they complete 3 miles within university grounds.







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

Food trucks, including Chazito’s Latin Cuisine and Jenni’s Treats on the Streets, will augment the market’s selection of delicious food and artisan-crafted items available for purchase. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

Alee Haunted House

The Alee Shriner’s annual Terror Plantation Haunted House is sure to scare. 7:30 p.m. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr.


Enjoy German brews and cuisine, wiener dog races, stein races, arts and crafts, and football. Oct. 6-8, all day River Street

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‘Lights, Camera, MUSIC’ is this year’s theme. Oktoberfest 3:30-9 p.m. Enjoy German brews and cuisine, wiener Forsyth Park dog races, stein races, arts and crafts, and Free football. Theatre: Carousel Oct. 6-8, all day Part of the God on Broadway series. River Street 11:15 a.m. Outlaws, Scooter Brown Band Asbury Memorial Theatre, 1008 E. Henry St Outlaws are a southern rock band formed Free in Tampa, Florida. Theatre: Junie B. Jones the Musical 8 p.m. Everybody’s favorite first grader is back. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. 3-4:30 p.m. $25 Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $12 students/seniors/military, $15 adults Savannah Quill Convention Over 30 authors, guests, literary panels, MONDAY 10. 9 and family friendly activities. There will also be Potterfest trivia and costume Monday Means Community: Apathy contest and the Paranormal Mini-Con Ousted! hosted by Guyton Paranormal Society. Emergent Savannah will use a SpeakEasy 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ga. Nat’l Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Dr. conversation process - think a mash-up of speed dating and activism - with nine local $10, children under 5 free activists and their emerging causes. Savannah Zine Fest 7 p.m. The first Savannah Zine Fest will bring The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. together DIY enthusiasts, zine-makers Pulaski: The Forgotten Hero and independent publishers for a day of Dedication of stone plaques for General selling, buying and trading. Casimir Pulaski, General Tadeusz 10 a.m. Kosciuszko, and Captain Jan Zielinski at 220-230 W. Bay St., between Barnard and the Siege of Savannah Battlefield near the Jefferson Streets Savannah History Museum. Attendees Free will include the Polish Ambassador, Theatre: Junie B. Jones the Musical Piotr Wilczek, Georgia Polish Consulate, Everybody’s favorite first grader is back. Lawrence Ashe, Congressman Buddy 3-4:30 p.m. Carter’s representative, and artist Oksana Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory Gruszka. $12 students/seniors/military, $15 adults 7 a.m. Pulaski Square




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FIRST OFF, I want to say that I am neither opposed to praying, nor even opposed to thinking. I’ve occasionally had a thought or two myself. But there is saying, and there is doing. The unmitigated horror of what happened this past Sunday night in Las Vegas almost defies description in its savage intensity and overwhelming sadness. But it doesn’t completely defy description. Describing it fully is necessary to understanding it, and preventing another one. However, there is by now a completely predictable, by-the-numbers response to these kinds of tragedies, propelled by social media. The tribal lines immediately are drawn, literally within seconds of the unbelievable news breaking.

little chance of such a debate even getting off the ground. The debate is complicated by the fact that not everything fits into a little box. If — as seems the case as of this writing — Stephen Paddock used fully automatic weapons in the attack, the truth is that it is already virtually impossible for a private citizen to legally own a fully automatic weapon in the United States. (Look it up!) So the frequent answer — ban whatever weapon was used – seems off the mark, at least in this individual case, since they’re already essentially banned from purchase. Then again, he sure got them from somewhere, and it might behoove us to find out where and how and do more about it. Because both sides are so entrenched, a more incremental approach is unlikely to be considered by either side, because an incremental approach is unlikely to mobilize a political constituency. What is extremely disheartening is to see the vapid cynicism of easy words rapidly consume any possibility of just and

But the point is, first responders shouldn’t be used as political pawns or window dressing to avoid difficult conversations as adult citizens in a republic. The focus, as always, should be on the victims of these terrible tragedies – the broken bodies, the young lives snuffed out, the unquenchable heartbreak of their parents and loved ones, the weeks and months of laborious physical therapy for those lucky enough to survive the gunshot wounds. We can thank and acknowledge first responders while at the same time seeking to influence society for the better. Thanking first responders, and having a moment of silence, and having thoughts and/or prayers, shouldn’t be considered viable substitutes for considering the full gravity of the predicament we find ourselves in and looking for workable solutions instead of political battles. Influencing society for the better might mean incremental changes to current gun legislation. It might mean dramatically

It is very clear to me that the majority of elected and public officials who always say “Thoughts and Prayers” are neither deep thinkers nor praying people. One side desperately wants the perpetrator to look a certain way and match a certain ideology. The other side desperately wants the perpetrator to look another certain way and match a different ideology. The actual flesh and blood victims of these massacres — daughters and sons and sisters and brothers — almost become afterthoughts in the mad dash to achieve temporary political supremacy in the tragedy of the day. After the killer or killers have been identified – but while victims of gunshots and/ or bomb explosions are still in intensive care — comes the push for or against some agenda item or another, which will inevitably end up helping some corrupt political party or another. Often, as was the case in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas incident, we see an almost willful retreat into lame platitudes with barely even an attempt to disguise their cynicism. We can argue all day about the particulars of gun control and not get anywhere. The two sides of that particular debate have become so polarized, and the misinformation so rife all around, that there is

reasonable actions being taken to save lives. I do not expect, nor do I want, immediate knee-jerk reactions to be made in the heat of the moment. But as an American I would like to see more than the rote repetition of easy catchphrases as a substitute for even considering responsible action. The ease with which the phrase “Thoughts and Prayers” is now being used as an almost involuntary mantra after horrible things happen has gone beyond the trite and now entered the realm of the dangerous. It is very clear to me that the majority of elected and public officials who say “Thoughts and Prayers” are neither deep thinkers nor praying people. The transparently cavalier way in which the phrase is used by men and women of great influence is frankly insulting to the intelligence. The newest dodge on this front, seen the day after the Vegas tragedy, is to make the incident all about the heroism of first responders. Not to bash first responders, at all. They deserve all our respect and then some.

ramping up mental health care. Drilling down to the level of the very physically mundane and almost painfully simple, it might mean private property owners such as high-rise hotels will have to take more responsibility if they see people bringing very large amounts of heavy baggage into hotel rooms. (Who knows, it might even mean discussing what is actually the single most prevalent common denominator of these kinds of violent incidents: It’s pretty much always men who do them.) Unfortunately, complex problems require complex solutions, and we should be suspicious of any cut-and-dried proposal that just happens to completely match up with one political agenda or another. At this point, we don’t even need bold leadership. Which is a silver lining of sorts, as we seem exceedingly unlikely to get any bold leadership anytime soon. It may just take people just putting some fresh ideas on the table. Because the old ones clearly aren’t working for us. We might know we’re getting close to a real solution when it seems to make neither side completely happy. CS


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The Savannah Thursday Night Hustle BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

WHEN IT comes to this city’s Thursday night hustle, the struggle to keep up is real. The last evening of the workweek has always been plenty stacked, and now that the heat index has dipped from broiling to merely sweltry, the calendar boileth over with enough happy hours, artsy openings and charity events to confound even the most seasoned social butterfly. You’d think with so many on items on Savannah’s dance card at the same time, I would’ve been smart enough to wear more comfortable shoes. Instead, I paired my killer vintage Fluevog heels with a gorgeous silk dress recently scored at fashionistas Stephanie Raimes and Anna Quinlivan’s front porch sale, and the only thing better than rocking a look that’s totally lit is knowing you only paid five bucks for it.

Naturally, the weather gods felt the need to humble me with a quick rainstorm, lest I thought I was going to show up anywhere around here sans swamp hair. But the silk dried out and the dark clouds moved on as my Thursday Savannah social sojourn began at the grand opening of Laney Contemporary Fine Art, the stunning new gallery space and professional home of curator and changemaker Susan Laney. Fusing the legacy of legendary photographer Jack Leigh with a focus on the region’s tremendously talented artists, Laney Contemporary is already attracting national attention. (Even if that Vogue article about Savannah being “the next Brooklyn” wasn’t my favorite, it did get a few things right.) The ‘80s Brutalist-inspired building on Mills B. Lane (also occupied by Susan’s contractor husband Frank Ellsworth and his design partner Matthew Hallett as well as artist Daniel E. Smith) tends to be described as “off the beaten path,” but it’s less than ten minutes from

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downtown—literally a straight shot out W. 52nd Street—and it won’t take long for it to become a (if not “the”) definitive destination for Savannah’s art scene. I mean, what other gallery can boast mirrors on the ceiling and the 1970 on ice? Beverage goddess Ikeda Feingold’s celebrated infused vodka cocktail flowed—garnished with edible flowers by bar mistress Jane Fishel—as more than five hundred art appreciators and aesthetes came to admire Katherine Sandoz’s magnificent marshscapes, Betsy Cain’s exquisitely shredded canvases, Marcus Kenney’s riveting found-object collages and Todd

Schroeder’s polka-dot shadows. More works by Pamela Wiley, Stephanie Howard, Benjamin Jones, Elizabeth Winnel and Will Penny rounded out the show, giving glimpses of Laney’s vision of contemporary Southern art along with neverbefore-seen selections from her exclusive collection of Leigh’s timeless images. I couldn’t list all the beautiful familiar faces in attendance if I tried, but I did exchange kisses Bobby Zarem and buddy Jeremy Scheinbart, international maker and author Lane Huerta, and the alwayselegant patrona Lily Lewin wearing a textile by SCAD grad Mariana Langley.


“It’s just amazing how much talent is Oh for sure, there’s not, and I helped here, but the best part is how everyone myself to a praline or three at the next stop supports each other,” remarked avowed on my whirlwind agenda, John Davis Flo“lover of all things local” Kathryn Taylor rist. Even though my Fluevogs had my dogs Day. “Savannah is the busiest, coolest little barking something fierce, I couldn’t miss city in the world.” feting John for 30 years in business—he That reminded me that it was time to decorated the chuppah with Gerber daises at jet over to Made in Savannah Campaign our wedding 19 years ago, and I’m a huge fan Kickoff Party at Bull Street Labs, another of his brilliant bride Jennifer Abshire. architectural marvel recently The ghosts of the fire that resurrected for modern use gutted the Abercorn storeby the Creative Coast, Inc. front in 2010 and forced The second floor now buzzes operations into the back at all hours, and if you’ve been warehouse have been banconfused about the Creative ished, and the reworked Coast is and what it does, space of reclaimed wood and those days are over. lush fresh flower bar have “We’re an entrepreneurial JD’s spot blooming once incubator, we’re a networkagain. ing hub, we’re a co-working As the bright half moon space, and we’re a shared rose over the city, the beaten resource,” defines the nonpath led me straight back profit’s new community to Laney Contemporary (in manager and human rocket less time it takes to find a turbine Coco Papy. “This is parking place downtown, the umbrella under which thank you very much) to Savannah’s creative econcatch Will Penny’s uber-cool omy is able to grow.” geometric light projection in The #MadeinSAV the pine trees. campaign celebrates and Away from the hubbub connects the astounding and chitchat for a moment, I breadth of innovation origicontemplated the hundreds nating from the 912, which Will Penny’s hypnotizing light of hugs and handshakes I’d projections evoked deep not only includes fabulous received over the course of things like digitally-printed thoughts. PHOTO BY JLLEBOS the evening, each one from designs from 13 Bricks and someone doing something delicious caffeine roasted by PERC Cofamazing and sharing it with others. The fee but also homegrown ideas like public term “socialite” doesn’t do Savannah’s data sourcing through Open Savannah and party people justice—these are social heavecommerce services by Gauge Interactive. ies, folks who hustle to make and do and It’s also a veritable social action magelevate and enlighten, yet can still toast net: Cruising through Bull Street Labs’ and boogie so hard we have to frontload spacious rooms, it was a delight to raise a the weekend with an extra night. glass of Ghost Coast Distillery goodness Until one of them invents a time-turner, with architect power couple Michael and however, there still isn’t enough time Reshma Shah Johnson and share a piece for it all. I regret not being able to pop of Jennifer Lawver’s delicious birthday into Thursday’s millionish other worthy cake with Jenny McCord and Erin Roma events, like the showcase at Drayton Glassof the Voices for Schools crew that’s fillworks, Savannah Tree Foundation’s Fall ing the void on vital information about our Frolic and Dancing with Savannah’s Stars public education system. benefit for CASA. Over the hummus I rubbed elbows Heels and toes blistered to hell, I still with more civic superstars, like political couldn’t pass up ending the night at The dynamo Amanda Hollowell—recently Original Pinkie Masters—which I believe named one of Georgia Trend’s 40 Under we can officially go back to calling Pinkie’s 40—and State School Superintendent Can- now—where I caught professional social didate Otha Thornton. heavy Jamie Smith Arkins, cooling her However, because Thursday night in heels in a booth. It seems this particular Savannah, it was impossible to document Thursday had exhausted even this Savaneven a fraction of movers and shakers, and nah circuit regular. anyway, DJ Basik Lee had them danc“Whew! Stick a fork in me, I’m done,” ing too fast. Good thing the #MadeinSAV said Jamie, suppressing a yawn that quickly movement is ongoing, designed to expand turned into a grin. “I mean, until next week.” Savannah’s global brand as a tech-capable, Yep, just checked, and it’s gonna be creative platform to build a business. another breakneck Thursday. I’m already “We want the world to know we’re not plotting my route but I’m breaking out the just ghosts and pralines,” iterates Coco. flats, because Savannah isn’t slowing down “Not that there’s anything wrong with any time soon. See you out on the town! CS those things!”


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YOU’RE AT the dealership, you’ve picked out your new car, and now it’s time for the fun part: negotiating the best possible price. Those dealer installed options are a good place to start. Undercoating? Don’t need it unless you’re planning to make frequent trips across the Mason-Dixon line in the wintertime. Pin stripes? Nah. Wheel locks? You’ll probably lose the key.

What about head and tail lights? You could definitely shave off some of the final price by going without. The idea that you could buy a car or truck not equipped with lights is ludicrous, of course, but that’s the situation folks find themselves in when they are in the market for a bicycle. Lights are an option that customers must specifically request when buying most bikes. This is despite the fact that a white front light is required by law when riding in darkness and—in combination with a red rear light—is essential for being visible at night. Reflectors, while useful, are not enough. This is not the fault of our local bike

shops, but rather a failure of bicycle manufacturers to keep up with trends in bicycling. More about that later. Savannah Bicycle Campaign volunteers have been doing their part to light the way for people, who by choice or necessity, ride bikes at night. Thanks to a grant from the Downtown Neighborhood Association, they are giving away 1,000 lights at events, in coffee shops, and even standing on street corners and offering them to people riding by. In exchange for the lights, recipients are asked to complete a short survey. Their responses reveal why they are riding without lights and where they are going. So far, 75 percent of recipients said they are aware that lights are required at night and 25 percent reported having been stopped by police because they didn’t have them, which might surprise people who complain that law enforcement officers ignore traffic violations committed by cyclists. So why don’t they have lights? Many of them once did, but 23 percent said their lights had broken and another 15 percent said they were stolen. For some folks, replacing stolen or damaged lights is added to a long list of things they’ll take care of when they can get around to it. For others, who have limited means, bike lights might wind up in the luxury category. One recipient told us he was looking for work and buying lights was something he hoped to do with part of his first paycheck. He was grateful to receive a set for free. Being lightless can be a temporary predicament that even the most responsible people find themselves in from time to time. To prevent theft, it’s good practice to remove lights and stash them in a bag or jacket pocket when locking a bike in a public space. But that makes lights easy to leave

behind on a future bike trip, which isn’t intended to end after nightfall. Maybe a study session at the Jen Library runs long (about half the light recipients are SCAD students) or a benefit concert is so much fun, it’s hard to leave. That was the case for some nice people who lingered longer than they’d planned at Statts Fest this past Saturday. Volunteers installed lights on bikes that were still parked at SBC’s bike valet after sundown. This came as a surprise and a big relief to people who were worried about riding home from Grayson Stadium without lights. So why don’t bikes come with lights? It’s due to an increasingly inaccurate, but persistent perception of bicycles as sporting goods or exercise equipment used mainly on sunny weekends, which is how most bicycle manufacturers market their products. While this certainly describes how some regard their bikes, it fails to acknowledge the many reasons people ride bicycles in cities like Savannah. For thousands of Savannahians, bikes aren’t toys, they’re transportation. Our city has the highest bicycle commuting rate in Georgia, and our bicycle mode share places it at No. 9 in the South and No. 15 among all American cities with populations between 100-200,000. Many working people in Savannah commute to service industry jobs with schedules that require them to ride before dawn or late at night. But that’s not the only reason we ride at night. Of those who snagged a light set in exchange for completing the survey, 25 percent said they were visiting friends or traveling to an event or other entertainment destination, and another 25 percent were riding to or from class. In other words, people are riding bikes at night for the same reasons people drive cars after dark. CS




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IN A show of unity last week, City Council easily and unanimously passed a resolution to support renaming the Eugene Talmadge Bridge over the Savannah River. Their new suggestion, “The Savannah Bridge,” is just that — a suggestion. The City of Savannah has no actual, binding legal power to rename the structure. All such power resides fully at the state level. Instead, the resolution is intended to send a signal to Chatham County’s delegation to the Georgia General Assembly to initiate legislation to change the name at the state level, likely within the Naming Committee, itself a subcommittee of the House Transportation Committee, one legislative insider tells us.

little chance that the measure will pass through the General Assembly. Even if such a bill is authored, one expert tells us, it might just be “sent to a committee to die.” The new session of the General Assembly begins in January 2018. At a previous Council meeting, DeLoach said there would be a special public forum to get citizen input on the effort to repurpose local Confederate monuments and on the bridge re-naming. However, a City official tells us that isn’t going to happen. “We are using feedback from the ‘Span the Gap’ forum” — a previously scheduled event moderated by Mayor Johnson — “as well as input from the public that we received directly— phone calls, neighborhood meetings, emails, etc.,” the City spokesperson tells us.

owner and non-owner occupied, toward the existing grandfathered amount for determining if the proposed new 20 percent STVR cap per downtown ward has been reached. Durrence’s amendment was more in line with state laws.  “There seems to be only one person who is deciding to make an agreement for us” when we already had an agreement made, an attorney for a pro-STVR entity said, obviously talking about Durrence. However, Durrence’s proposed amendment was approved by Council, who then voted on the amended ordinance, which easily passed. One of the most contentious aspects of Savannah’s STVR environment, however, is the fact that none at all are legally permitted south of Victory Drive. The fight right now is entirely about areas of the downtown/Victorian districts north of Victory Drive.

“It takes a lot of courage to do what this mayor and this council are about to do,” said former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson. “There is no reason in my opinion for a no vote.” A previous effort along the same lines years ago failed when surviving members of the Talmadge family objected. Eugene Talmadge, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1933-1937, was an avowed segregationist, and strongly opposed allowing students of color into public universities such as the University of Georgia. In opening discussion on the resolution, Mayor Eddie DeLoach reaffirmed his own full support of the measure by quoting at length from Ecclesiastes 3:3, which begins, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” After the citation, DeLoach said, “We as a nation have to change, and we must change as the seasons change.” Various alderpersons weighed in with supporting statements, some mentioning the previous effort by a previous council to do the same thing. Former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson briefly spoke in support of the measure, strongly urging Council to vote unanimously. “It takes a lot of courage to do what this mayor and this council are about to do,” said Johnson. “There is no reason in my opinion for a no vote.” Several local insiders with experience at the state level we spoke to said there is

In other City Council news, a controversial new ordinance was passed attempting to regulate the proliferation of Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVR), such as those offered by Airbnb. The ordinance had been crafted after long discussion with various concerned entities, such as the Downtown Neighborhood Association speaking for residents, and various groups representing vacation rental businesses and owners. Much of the discussion centered on the classification of allowed STVR licenses into owner-occupied and non-owner occupied statuses. Bates Lovett, a representative of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, told Council there is actually no legal distinction between owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied STVR. “We want to make sure this ordinance is easily legally defensible,” he said, adding that talking about having different owner/ non-owner classes would put the ordinance in legal jeopardy on a takings basis. “Either you’ve got to count them or not, you can’t have it both ways,” Lovett said. Much of the ire of the STVR owners was directed toward Alderman Bill Durrence, who suggested a last-minute change to the wording that would include all certificates,

During the meeting, it was noted that there are roughly 1000, probably more, STVR certificates already on file with the City of Savannah, which only apply to that relatively small area. The sheer volume of listings in the areas more likely to cater to tourists prompted Alderman Brian Foster to say this in support of Durrence’s successful amendment: “There are almost a thousand STVR certificates in Savannah right now. There weren’t any when I moved here” 20 years ago, Foster said. The extreme complexity of the situation was brought to the fore as legal clarifications were repeatedly requested of City Attorney Brooks Stillwell, who at some points himself seemed nonplussed at the whole situation. City Manager Rob Hernandez said during a particularly circuitious discussion of STVR certificates, “Can I ask a question of the City Attorney, because I’m confused?” He was likely just saying what a lot of people were already thinking about the debate — which will almost certainly continue even with the passing of the new ordinance. CS

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Can Americans find financial security?

Renowned economist to speak at Step Up Savannah Annual meeting Oct. 12 BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

DIFFICULTY making ends meet? You’re not the only one. Even though the recession has been over for ages and unemployment is down, more than 76 million Americans still struggle financially. Economist Rachel Schneider wanted to know how people are coping, so she and fellow researcher Jonathan Morduch tracked 235 low-to-moderate income households across the country for the U.S. Financial Diaries Study. The study uncovered a “hidden inequality,” challenging notions about how people earn, spend, save and plan. It turns out that income stability is just as important as money itself when it comes to financial security, and the findings have become a popular book, The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty. A former investment banker, Schneider spent time as a VISTA volunteer and currently serves as the Senior Vice President at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. She will be the keynote speaker at Step Up Savannah’s Annual Meeting and Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 12. “By featuring Ms. Schneider, we begin community discussion on a subject that is underappreciated for its impact on a vast majority of working families,” says Step Up’s Executive Director Jen Singeisen. “We hope that this is the first step in addressing the causes of distress and inequality in our community.” We spoke with Schneider about the gig economy, the difference between wealth and stability, and how reinventing the tax code can help.


Why are so families feeling so financially insecure, even if they’re making money on paper?


Rachel Schneider: A lot of is about volatility in their earnings. People are dependent on hourly wages, inconsistent schedules. We’ll all aware that people don’t have money saved; half of Americans can’t easily come up with $400 in cash. Then you add the idea the people’s income and spending are both highly volatile, and people are trying to manage their ups and downs around zero. What we’re trying to say with the Diaries is that this is a distinct problem aside from whether people have enough money— the timing of when they have it matters.

Economist and author Rachel Schneider will speak Thursday, Oct. 12. PHOTO COURTESY PF CFSI


What is the biggest misconception about people trying to make ends meet? One of the more striking findings of our work is how people who have annual incomes that are middle class or considerably away from poverty level nonetheless have months of the year when they’re below the poverty level. So we have this false image of poverty as this permanent or at least this long term state. That’s true for about half the people who experience poverty; they’re poor for years at a time. But the other half are poor for two months, three months, and that’s a different problem to solve and still deserves attention. What is the difference between wealth and stability? We’re not concerned with it as a social policy matter, but I would not assume that people who have wealth aren’t necessarily stable. And income doesn’t perfectly correlate with financial health. What I would say is that wealth is one of the ways to achieve stability, but not the only one. But coming up with wealth bring risks of instability on its own. In order to achieve wealth, you have to take a risk of some kind. You have to invest in education, in housing, in a business—that’s how you create wealth. So instability is very much a challenge for people as they pursue wealth. Plenty of people decide they would prefer stability. Was that surprising to you? Not at all. I’ve been doing this work for a while now, and I’ve sat in on focus groups where some well-meaning leader would say to a group of low-income people, “What are your aspirations for the next five years?” and they would look at her like she

One of the things been compelling to me about this work that’s important to understand is that it’s not people’s fault. They’re working really hard and doing a good job at forestalling disaster. was an idiot! They’re thinking about paying next month’s rent, and when they can do that regularly without worry, then we’ll talk about five years from now. One of the things been compelling to me about this work that’s important to understand is that it’s not people’s fault. They’re working really hard and doing a good job at forestalling disaster. Sitting down with someone seeing how resilient and resourceful they are really opened our eyes to see that the system is stacked against them. What needs to happen for more Americans to have more financial stability? Well, the fact that so many people work full-time and still can’t afford to live is really shocking to some. Take the gig economy—people are glad to have Uber come to their town, but remember that Uber provides no step up. There’s no opportunity to rise to the manager level. You’re just driving. In a tourism-based economy, people are dependent on tips, which is also very volatile. So when communities are thinking about the jobs they’re attracting, they can do more to require more of employers to invest in the people they hire. That means benefits and a living wage, but it’s also about scheduling. A lot of the volatility we saw people experiencing is the result of working jobs where they

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have inconsistency in how many hours they work from one week to the next because their employer sends them home when business is slow or they vary the schedule. That’s really hard for people to manage; it’s hard if you want to have a second job or you have kids or you want to go to school part-time. Are there policy level changes that America can make, even though it probably won’t right now? [laughs] Well, we can still talk about it. From a conceptual perspective, once you see that people are struggling with consistency, there’s a whole set of policies that follow. Our tax subsidies for saving, for example, are all about the long-term, retirement and home ownership and 519 plans for college. But we don’t provide any equivalent incentives if people want to save for near-term stuff, which is often more urgent. You see incredible leakage from 401K accounts where people are saving for retirement, then something comes up that is more pressing that retiring 40 years from now. So they withdraw in spite of the penalties to pay for the roof that’s leaking or the car that’s breaking down. I’d like to see more of the tax investment be more towards near term savings in the first place. How can we help middle class

Americans put away the money they’ll need for three months or six month or a year from now? If we’re allegedly going to break the tax code and put it back together, why not do it with this in mind? Do you think we are ever going back to a place where government steps in to help the middle class? I think it’s really worth pointing out that manufacturing jobs, which we lionize now as the epitome of middle class security, were terrible jobs at the dawn of the industrial revolution—terrible! You can’t get though a history class without learning about the fires that killed garment workers and kids dying in factories. Those jobs became good jobs through a combination of workers standing up for their rights and unionizing, government imposing laws, and employers who saw that they could get better productivity out of workers who weren’t dead tired. Ford Motor Company is always credited with the first 40 hour work week, and decades later the government made it a requirement. We need some version of that now. We’re going through as big of an economic shift as we were back then, and we’re shifting from a manufacturing economy to a service economy—some people call it a “knowledge economy.” Whatever it is, the jobs that exist today are different than the jobs that existed 50 years and now we need a new set of expectations of what work entails. We need new investments in ourselves as a people. CS


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WHEN SAVANNAH Food Day organizer Joanne Morton helped launched the first festival in Daffin Park in 2011, she had no idea the gathering of farmers, foodies and health providers would become the largest of its kind in the United States. Well, maybe an inkling. “We put a lot of magic, passion and love into this event from the beginning, and people have responded to that,” says the colorful coordinator of the all-day extravaganza that draws a diverse crowd of hundreds every year. “The Food Day Festival benefits so many demographics of our community and merges them together under the one thing we all have in common: We all need real food and clean water.” Part of an initiative launched by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day events are meant to inspire communities to eat healthy while furthering sensible food policies and education. Based in Washington, DC, CSPI has been instrumental in food labeling reform and the reduction of junk food marketing to kids while collating studies and sharing curricula with schools. Its mission is simple: To make sure consumers have current, true information about their nutrition. “One reason why the Savannah Food 16 Day Festival continues to grow is because

even when it feels like we might be going backwards with science, health and sustainable choices in our current time, we haven’t given up hope for a better future for all people,” continues Morton. Now in its seventh year under the lovely shade of Daffin’s tree-lined median, Savannah Food Day is ready with all kinds of delicious, nutritious fun on Saturday, Oct. 7. That’s a few weeks earlier than its traditional slot at the end of the month, and Morton says the new date gives the event a bit of breathing room in the city’s busy festival season. Free workshops are the hallmark of the day, and folks can learn about the backyard beekeeping, natural approaches to cancer prevention and making your own herbal face masks and salt scrubs. Dr. Terri Norburg will demystify how a Paleo diet can help with auto-immune disorders, and the goats of Bootleg Farm have agreed to stand still for a milking demonstration. Cooking demos, water filtration techniques and sustainable seafood discussions offer easy changes that make a big difference. The food justice community’s yearround players will be representing, including Healthy Savannah, Savannah Vegans and Veggies, OccuGardens, Heartbeat for Life, Youth for a Cleaner Environment and Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA). Food is always a family affair, and for the first time the Savannah Children’s Museum is partnering with Loop it Up Savannah and the YMCA to create a slew

Food Day Savannah brings out hundreds of folks to enjoy time under the trees and learn about healthy food options, public policy and backyard solutions. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MASSIVE EVENTS

of activities for kids of all ages. The roundabout is an omnivore’s delight with grass-fed burgers from Hunter Cattle, vegan delights from Natural Selections and more guilt-free treats from the Sentient Bean and Brighter Day Natural Foods. Bring a blanket or a chair to enjoy free music throughout the day, from strong songstresses Laiken Love and Josephine Johnson to the kickin’ riffs of Keystone Postcards and “Savannahmous” rockers Ember City. While Savannah’s Food Day Festival keeps drawing an increasing attendance of folks eager to chill under the trees and learn about healthy food systems, the number of local agencies and companies

willing to throw their support behind the cause is also flourishing. (Check out for a full roster.) “We’re continuing to build a portfolio of businesses that see the value in this educational event and want to participate in improving the quality of life for Savannah,” points out Morton.    “The fact that we’re not only still here but growing proves that we’re making progress in the healthy food movement.” CS

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TYBEE ISLAND is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irma’s destruction, which impacted many families on the island. However, the biggest Tybee party of the year, the Tybee Pirate Fest, is still going on as planned this weekend. Here are the basics: What is the entertainment this year? The main focus for families is as always the Pirate Victory Parade. This year it happens on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. Pirates will hand out “booty” along the route. Live music is always a big draw. Here’s the lineup on the Main Stage in the Strand Parking lot:

Saturday Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., $15 (kids 12 & under free): Rogues, Wenches & Krewes Costume Contests (5:30 – 6 p.m.) In For A Penny Damon & the Shit Kickers  Colt Ford (8:30 p.m .) What and where is the Control Zone? The City of Tybee has set aside four blocks of downtown Tybee where you can enjoy adult beverages with a wristband in to-go cups (see below). This zone has been designated to help defray the cost of the event and support services within the area. The Control Zone area is bounded by Butler Ave. from 14th to 17th Streets and Tybrisa Street to 17th Street from Strand to the Beach.

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Festival Zone hours are Friday, Oct. 6, 5-11 p.m. and Sat. Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. What do I get with the wristband? With the wristband, you get to listen to live entertainment (admission to festival grounds includes wristband) and enjoy your adult drinks to-go. You do not need to purchase a wristband to enter the Festival Zone; it is only needed to consume alcohol on public property. Wristbands will not be required to consume alcohol in restaurants or bars. What exactly defines a to-go cup? To drink on the streets, you need to have your beverage in a a plastic cup 16 ounces or less. NO GLASS on the streets or the beach! Coolers, and fireworks/firecrackers are prohibited from the zone.

How much is a wristband and where do I get them? $5 for each day (not required on Sunday). You only need a wristband if you plan to drink outside within the festival zone. There will two fixed kiosks selling wristbands within the Festival Zone, one at Tybrisa and Butler Ave. and another at the Roundabout at Tybrisa and Strand Ave. Wristbands will also be available at the main gate, as well as a number of roving sellers. All festivalgoers who purchase passes (daily or weekend) to the Pirate Festival will have their wristband included in the ticket price; you will get them at the main gate when you check in. Do I have to purchase a wristband each day? Yes, there will be different color wristbands for each day of the festival. CS


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With most aspects of food and styles of cooking, you could fill a book with all the ways different cultures have come up with to do the same basic task. Not so with cutlery. For all the different worldwide cuisines, your choice is chopsticks or “Western” cutlery—knife, fork, spoon. What other options are there? Are these really the only two types of cutlery that mankind has invented?—Griffin1977







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HEY, DON’T FORGET the little sugar stick that comes in a packet of Fun Dip—surely the greatest Western contribution to the cause of silverware since the knife-spoonfork trifecta. It runs a distant fourth, true, but consider that the Fun Dip stick is both functional and edible. If you’re looking at this matter strictly in terms of “cutlery,” Griffin—which I’ll take to mean the nonperishable utensils one uses and then reuses to transport food from serving surface to mouth—you’re selling humankind short. Plenty of cultures haven’t gotten around to creating their own answer to silverware because they haven’t needed to. They eat the delivery device along with the food. Look at the question this way, and you realize we’ve actually come up with a great diversity of eating utensils, varying widely depending on where you are. On the Horn of Africa, it’s injera, a naturally leavened flatbread made from teff flour; in Mexico and its environs it’s the tortilla, the end result of what’s called nixtamalization, a process developed by the Mesoamericans that frees up nutrients in corn and makes it easier to grind. On the Indian subcontinent you’ve got naan; in the Middle East, pita. We note that in many places where there’s little distance between the food and the fingers, other cultural practices have, of necessity, coevolved: namely, the convention that the right hand is for eating and the left hand is for . . . other business. (As the prophet Muhammad put it, “The devil eats and drinks with his left hand.”) If we think of how these edible delivery devices function—they can be used to pinch food, but also to scoop it—it’s no huge leap to connect them with the spoon: they’re fulfilling the same basic function, and indeed spoons have been around in some form or other since prehistoric times.

Likewise, the knife is a descendent of the hand ax, one of the oldest human tools, which originated in Africa; using a sharpened object to hack and stab a live animal isn’t too different from using it on a cooked one. It’s the fork that’s the real interloper in terms of eating utensils, and you may be surprised to learn that it’s of relatively recent vintage. (We’ll leave aside chopsticks—a story for another day—as well as a host of other, lesser utensils, like skewers. Or, heck, what about straws? IV tubes? Again, if you’re stuck on the fork-chopstick spectrum, you’re frankly not thinking big enough.) “The shape of the fork has been around a lot longer than the eating utensil,” a recent fork-history piece in Slate reminds us. This may account for some of the suspicion forks encountered when they turned up at the Byzantine dinner table circa the 11th century: spearlike implements with multiple prongs had previously been associated with the Greek god Poseidon and, well, the devil. The ascetic Benedictine monk St. Peter Damian was a notably vigorous detractor: witnessing a Venetian princess using a two-tined protofork to bring food to her mouth, Peter condemned with horror “the luxury of her habits”—i.e., that “she deigned not to touch her food with her fingers.” When the princess died of the plague, Peter blamed her dinner-table vanity. Forks spread through Europe from the Byzantine Empire, but retained their effete associations: a 1605 allegorical novel written about the reign of Henry III depicted a strange colony of hermaphrodites who, pointedly, ate with forks; a hundred years or so later, Louis XIV still wouldn’t let his kids use them. Ultimately, though, it was the French (you know—fussy, decadent, food-obsessed) who cemented the fork’s role in the Western place setting, and it’s been here ever since. As its use trickled down from the nobles to the hoi polloi, the elite devised ways for forks to retain their rarefied status: think of the salad fork, the dessert fork, the whole elaborate continental dinner service. But for how much longer? Avant-type restaurants in the U.S. are leading the charge in eschewing the old ways and embracing edible mediums. “You sit down at the table and you say, ‘Why do I need to eat with silverware?’ And the answer is, ‘Really, you don’t,’” Grant Achatz, maybe the nation’s most famous modernist chef, said a little while back. “It’s almost hypocritical to create a plate of food in 2013 on barbaric old serviceware that’s more than 300 years old.” We’re always at the whims of the elite, of course, but if what they’re trying to push on us next is utensils you can eat, I can’t say I mind. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via

NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER SCMPD’s Robbery Unit is asking for help identifying a man who robbed Subway on Broughton Street on Sept. 23. The unidentified man entered Subway, (14 SOLVED) 131 E. Broughton St., about 6 p.m., displayed a gun and demanded cash. After receiving cash, the man ran from business. He was described as a Hispanic or biracial man who is about 6-feet tall. He was wearing blue and white shorts and a long sleeve black shirt with a blue shirt underneath. He was possibly traveling in a black Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows and a Florida tag. He is possibly linked to a separate armed robbery at Firehouse Subs, 1935 E. Victory Drive, that also The alleged fence thief occurred on Sept. 23.

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Detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying a person who stole multiple metal fence panels from an E. Park Avenue home on Sept. 19. “Surveillance cameras captured images of a white female come onto the property in the 1000 block of E. Park Avenue about 1:40 p.m. and take the fence panels. She was traveling in a newer model white extended cab Ford pickup,” police say. The surveillance footage can be viewed at

Hit and Run injures two pedestrians

Metro’s Traffic Investigation Unit continues to investigate an early morning hit and run that injured two pedestrians on W. Bay Street on Sept. 30. “Around 3 a.m. a Ford Expedition left the roadway and struck two pedestrians, Zipporah Roberts and Di’onte Matthews, both 24, who were walking on the sidewalk on W. Bay Street near Kirkland Street. Both were transported to a hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. The Expedition, driven by Wesley Curry, 33, of Florida, left the scene but was stopped a short distance away,” police say. Curry is facing multiple traffic charges, including serious injury by motor vehicle and driving under the influence.

Shooting in Ogeechee Road area, victim uncooperative

Detectives are investigating after a 25-year-old man arrives at the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. “Brandon L. Williams arrived at the hospital about 12:45 p.m. today with a non life-threatening injury. Police believe the shooting may have occurred in the area near Ogeechee Road and Liberty Parkway. Williams has been non-cooperative with detectives,” police say.


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Woman who scammed 86-year-old sought

Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a female suspected in a Sept. 15 theft in the 6900 block of Abercorn Street. The woman is believed to have scammed an 86-year-old woman out of $3,000. The suspect is described as a gray-haired black woman who about 60-70 years old, approximately 5-foot-6 and 225 lbs. At the time of the theft, she was wearing a white dress.

Walgreens armed robber sought

Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at the Walgreens in the 700 block of E. Derenne Avenue on Sept. 24. At about 12:45 a.m., Metro officers responded to the store in reference to an armed robbery call. Reportedly, a male suspect entered the store, pointed a gun at a store clerk and demanded various items. The clerk complied and the suspect left the store on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing around 5’8”. During the incident, he wore a gray long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, a black backpack, black gloves, glasses and a black hat.


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SAVANNAH MUSICIAN Isaac Smith has created an album for the ages. On his debut full-length, Young or Old, the singer-songwriter broadcasts the bold stylistic range, memorable melodies, and eloquent storytelling that has earned him fans throughout the Southeast. On Friday, Smith, guitarist Ethan Stewart, drummer Robert Britton Saunders, and bassist Montrel Jenkins will perform songs from the album and offer Young or Old on vinyl in the merch booth. Smith didn’t necessarily intend for “Young or Old” to be the title track of his new album, but listening through the nine tracks, it feels like the right choice. “A lot of the songs deal with the intention of love, time of love, time apart,” he says. “Just the things that come with being in a relationship, whether with a friend or a loved one. Time is definitely something that changes or improves or makes worse of your relationship, and a lot of times, love is that one thing that holds on.” “Young or Old” opens with warm acoustic guitar, Stewart’s shimmering electric guitar riffs weaving around Smith’s picking. Inspired by Smith and wife Tatiana’s early love, the song is sure to become an essential for wedding playlists and lovebirds who want to share their feelings through song. It’s a story of a romantic journey, but “Young or Old” is also a track of personal reflection for Smith. “It’s a thought about the process of this record and my life as a musician,” he explains. “Whether young or old, no matter how good I am, how bad I am, how good I may become, or if my limbs stop working, music’s always going to be a part of me and a part of something that is tangible for me.” Smith was voted Best Singer/Songwriter in the 2017 Best of Savannah awards, but Young Or Old showcases more than his talents as an individual. Drummer Robert Britton Saunders and guitarist Ethan Stewart have been performing with Smith for some years, and their influence is palpable on Smith’s follow-up to his ‘Magnolia Bloom’ EP. “It was nice to make a record that features great Savannah musicians like Ethan and Robert,” Smith says. “I’m stoked that this album, if anything else, is a great example of musicianship in Savannah, and even if I’m not successful, it’s something they can use to further their success in their careers.” Smith is appreciate of the unique chemistry that the trio has—they rarely practice, value honesty, and, in the end, don’t take themselves too seriously. “We started playing music because it’s fun,” Stewart says simply. “And it’s just 20 always been fun with us.”


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“It’s a thought about the process of this record and my life as a musician,” he explains. “Whether young or old, no matter how good I am, how bad I am, how good I may become, or if my limbs stop working, music’s always going to be a part of me and a part of something that is tangible for me.” song, and it was one of the songs that challenged me as a writer to push and be more descriptive and describe the narrative, the place, the people, and the battles we go through. I wanted to do a Craig song…and that song, I loved the way it flowed, I loved the lyrics and the story, the simplicity of the chord structure. I’m thankful to have a song like that on the record. For me, it’s one of those ways to say Craig’s still here with us.” Young or Old was recorded with Matt

Collett and Colin Motlagh at The Garage Savannah over the course of four days; the experience was a memorable one for Smith and his bandmates. “They did a tremendous job,” Smith says. “Matt and Colin set a really fun vibe for me and a really comfortable space. Our experience at The Garage was fantastic, and we had the best time of our lives recording this album.” Dedicated to getting just the right tone, the team created a record that’s hard to

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pigeonhole. Smith’s often had an Americana/indie-folk lean to his writing, but Young or Old dips into soul, hard rock, and even a little country. “There are a lot of heavy undertones,” Smith observes. “While the songs may differ, there’s still a similarity in all of them because the players are using the same guitars, same amps. None of that changed at all.” After the big release party, Smith and the band look forward to hitting the road, reaching new audiences with Young or Old, and spreading generosity and love throughout the country. “We’re just trying to be real and light on life,” Smith says. “Within that comes the understanding that we all go through the same things, some more than others. Love is hard. Relationships are hard. But they can be strong if you look into the right ways to lead that. My message is always very simple: to one another, no matter your differences, be kind, be real, and be you. That rings strong in my message for this record and these songs.” CS


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Stewart’s guitar work brings a fresh angle and intuition to Smith’s songs. “I think the music tells its own story apart from the vocals,” the guitarist says. “It’s a response to what the lyrics are saying. That’s how I look at it. It’s about being really intentional about every little piece— but also not. Before I went in [to record] I had an idea of tone, and most of the parts were done. I was just thinking about his lyrics a lot, chewing on that, thinking about what the guitar needs to say. I was also listening to Robert and what he’s doing, because he’s a beast, and I always feel challenged to match him.” In addition to Smith’s original stylings, the record features a song written by Craig Tanner. A leader in Savannah’s singer-songwriter community who hosted popular open mics and encouraged new players, Tanner had a big impact on Smith in his early songwriting days. Smith has always been a fan of the song “Wabash,” and hearing it live before Tanner left for Missouri particularly moved him. “Right before Craig left, he was playing a show at The Roasting Room,” Smith recalls. “I was running sound. It was perfect, just how I want to remember Craig: in a listening room. He played that song, and it’s a song I’ve always loved. I always felt like it was such a beautiful, sad, happy

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Lights, Camera,

Discover Hollywood music magic at Picnic in the Park BY ANNA CHANDLER


PICNIC IN the Park is back with a bang. On Sunday, October 8, thousands of Savannahians will feel the earth move under their feet as the Savannah Philharmonic performs with accompaniment from real, live cannons. It’ll be a bold ending to an evening of family fun and symphonic bliss, just in time for National Arts and Humanities Month. Creating a program for the Savannah Philharmonic’s largest audience of the year is its own unique challenge for Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon. “Playing in front of 18,000 people in the park allows us to serve the needs, the requirements, and the wants of everybody,” he explains. “We want to offer the possibility for people to come to the concert with their kids and hear symphony orchestra. These programs are quite challenging…you’re talking about connecting with a massive, massive amount of people. Some people like to hear soft, enigmatic, beautiful pieces of music, but maybe that doesn’t work in a particular environment. Or maybe it does.” In the hours leading up to the Philharmonic’s performance, audience members stake out their favorite spots on the lawn and begin decorating for the big picnic venue contest. Riffing on the theme of “Lights Camera MUSIC,” competitors will create elaborate sets with on-theme Hollywood décor. The first, second, and third place picnic table contest winners will be awarded a $500, $250, and $100 card from Parker’s, the Picnic’s big sponsor. The cultural event, contest, and community celebration is quite a different environment for the Philharmonic than, 22 say, The Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

Picnic in the Park is a treasured fall tradition for Savannah families. PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

Savannahians find picnic spots hours before the concert. PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

“We have a very supportive crowd,” Shannon says. “People are waiting for the Orchestra to be onstage. Trying to motivate people to listen, you can only do that through the music. There are going to be a lot of kids, a lot of families, and older people who come out to Picnic in the Park… it’s up to use to worth them up into a fever pitch.” In keeping with Picnic in the Park’s theme, the Philharmonic will perform the music of classic films and cinematic favorites. “We like to play music that everybody knows and is familiar with,” says Shannon. He notes that, often, film is the first place people discover classical music. “A friend recently said his introduction to symphonic music was through Bugs

Bunny,” the conductor laughs. “We try to find those pieces, push other pieces, and we’ll have a lot of stuff from the movies.” Expect to hear a James Bond medley, the music of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and melodic classical staples. The Philharmonic has even invited a few special guests for the occasion, including Gretchen Kristine Stelzer and Michael Zaller of The Historic Savannah Theatre; together, they’ll belt out favorites from The Phantom of the Opera in a dynamic medley. “People like that make us sound good!” chuckles Shannon. “Everyone’s going to love that.” The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division Color Guard will participate, and the 3rd Infantry Division provides the cannon accompaniment, which Shannon describes as “crazy,

crazy loud.” “We’ve done this before with other orchestras where we’ve had literal insurance claims against us,” he says. “They’ve taken out the windows of a car if it’s parked too near! This is the real deal and a massive undertaking. Cover ears if you’ve got small kids! It’s not even rock! It’s classical music! Classical music wins out in the end. Take that, James Bond!” Before the Philharmonic takes the stage, Savannah’s young talent will perform for the audience. Students from Savannah Classical Academy’s Strings Conservatory, Savannah High School Band, and Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts all provide a unique pre-concert performance. “Every year, it’s a really important element of Picnic in the Park,” Shannon attests. “And Savannah Philharmonic has some kind of educational outreach with every single concert. We bring our musicians into the schools to teach, we do master classes with the kids, give them the chance to work with professional musicians.” The Philharmonic looks forward to connecting with its audience and sharing beautiful music with Savannahians in the beginning of their season. “Throughout the whole Philharmonic season, there’s things that are going to make you jump out of your seat and start screaming,” Shannon says. “We have great concerts with the energy level and visceral response equal to anything at Picnic in the Park.” CS


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The return of Surfer Blood

Florida indie rockers bring Snowdonia to Savannah BY ANNA CHANDLER

WEST PALM Beach’s own Surfer Blood makes their Jinx debut this weekend courtesy of Music File Productions. The indie band crashed onto the music scene in 2009 with “Swim,” a vivacious tracked bathed in noise and punctuated by anthemic melodies and a catchy-as-hell power-pop arrangement. The band began with John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz, who collaborated as Jabroni Sandwich while living in Orlando. When they moved home to West Palm Beach, guitarist Luke Bovat and Freddy Schwenk joined in, and the lineup became known as TV Club. The group began writing, and some of the songs would eventually become Surfer Blood songs. Sometime after, Bovat and Schwenk were no longer in the group, and Thomas Fekete was added on guitar. The band, now known as Surfer Blood, released the album Astro Coast in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. A tremendous breakout album, Astro Coast landed the band gigs at the SXSW NPR music party, ATP festival (curated by Pavement), San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival, and more. An EP, ‘Tarot Classics,’ arrived in 2011 on Kanine Records, and Pythons, produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Echo & the Bunnymen) followed in 2013. In 2015, the band released a third record, 1000 Palms, through Fierce Panda/Joyful Noise Recordings.

In 2015, Fekete was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and left the band when it spread to his lungs and spine. Support poured out from fans and the music community. On May 31, 2016, Fekete passed away at just 27 years old. Snowdonia, released in February 2017, is Surfer Blood’s first album since Fekete’s death. Despite the chill in its title, the record is a light turn for the band, flush with sunshine and bright indie-pop vibes. With new members Mike McCleary on guitar and Lindsey Mills on bass, there’s a freshness to the sound that shows the band’s growth. “Mike and Lindsey have been playing with us for over two years, and we’ve had a few hundred shows together at this point,” Pitts told Connect. “I could tell Mike and Lindsey were sort of taking the reins and writing a lot of background vocals for songs, even the old songs off of Astro Coast and Pythons. Some of those doesn’t even have a lot of backing vocals on them, but they’ve been doing music since they were kids. Coming up with a harmony on the spot is something that comes naturally to them, and we thought we should embrace that for this record. We spent a few nights in Mike’s rehearsal space and recorded lots of parts, keeping all of them, and picking and choosing.” Snowdonia is the second Surfer Blood album that Pitts has mixed himself; he hasn’t mixed the band’s records since their debut, though he has worked with many other bands in that time. “The process is pretty similar for both,” he says. “It’s me in the living room of my

apartment with headphones on, trying to figure it out. The main difference is, this time, I’ve been playing in the band for seven years, and I found a chance to make records for other talented people. It’s a little less banging my head against the wall and wondering why it didn’t sound the way I wanted it to this time. It’s definitely a good feeling.” Snowdonia is the second album Surfer Blood has released with the independent label Joyful Noise Recordings, and it’s a good home for the band. “They’re great,” Pitts says. “This is a very nice, symbiotic relationship we’ve had with them for two and a half years. It’s been really smooth, and they always have really good ideas on everything…they are very resourceful and very creative. It’s all about the artist, the vision. I feel like they really get us, and I get what they’re doing.” Savannah has been a part of Pitts’ life for some time—his dad’s family is from here, and he has lots of childhood memories in The Hostess City. The band played here its early, formative years, and Pitts looks forward to returning. “It’s a great, beautiful little town,” he remarks. “I think a few members of the band have never been there before, so it’ll be a fun time for us.” CS

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Electronic duo Breathe Carolina returns to Club Elan. Formed by David Schmitt and Kyle Even in 2006, the band was born out of MySpace scene kid heyday, recording screamo-inspired dance music on GarageBand and uploading it to the social site. In 2009, their profile had over 30 million plays. Since their breakout, the group has continued to adapt to the dance music scene with 26 releases. Collaborations with BASSJACKERS and fresh singles have earned millions of Spotify streams while the act continues to get dance parties going at festivals and clubs around the world. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 9 P.M., $10-30, 18+



It’s an evening dedicated to musical wordsmiths. Former high school English teacher Jonathan Brown is a hip-hop artist with an inclination toward punk rock and an impressive poetry resume. Published in the Worchester Review, Wordplaysound, The Nashville Review, and Indiefeed: Performance Poetry, Brown has won the 2010 and 2012 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Poetry Slam, is a ninetime finalist at the LEAF Poetry Slam and the 2006 Bay Area Slam Champion, and has been a member of five National Poetry Slam teams. Brown is joined by Savannah’s own Basik Lee, Cunabear, Valore, and Perpetual Care. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9 P.M., $4.99 VIA WORMHOLEBAR.COM, 21+




Legendary punks The Vibrators are hitting Savannah on their final tour. Formed in 1976, the band helped pioneer U.K. punk rock and remains one of the genre’s longest-running bands. Originally formed by Ian Conochan, Pat Collier, John Ellis, and Eddie the Drummer, the band has gone through many lineup changes while continuing to tour and play favorites like “Baby Baby,” “Automatic Lover,” “Whips and Furs,” and more for their fans. For their 40th anniversary tour, founding member Eddie plays with guitarist Darrel Bath on guitar and Pete Honkamaki on bass. The band released the album Past, Present, and Into the Future in March 2017 and shared a timeless, melodic three-song EP, ‘Restless,’ in September. The Vibrators are touring with Wilmington, North Carolina punks Rocket 77. Florida indie rockers The Pauses join the bill. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, DOORS AT 8 P.M., SHOW AT 9 P.M., $10 VIA TICKET24 FLY.COM, $15 AT THE DOOR, 21+


Alabama native Sylvia Rose Novak brings her eclectic talent to Blowin’ Smoke. Inspired by the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Donald Ray Pollock, and Flannery O’Connor, Novak blends captivating lyricism with humor and a Southern Gothic edge to engage her audience. Over the years, she’s shared the stage with acts like American Aquarium, Chris Knight, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and more. Novak will perform at Blowin’ Smoke with her band; she leads their Americana/ roots-inspired sound on vocals and fiddle. After getting her start with Chasing Ghosts, her 2014 debut, the singer-songwriter followed with The Last Three Years, released in 2016, and plans to release a third record in spring of 2018. She’ll play songs from those albums, plus new material, at Blowin’ Smoke. Catch her the next day at Congress Street Social Club, playing bass in her band Five Shot Jack! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6:30 P.M., ALL-AGES


Knoxville two-piece Hudson K knits electronica and classical music together for a oneof-a-kind, award-winning sound. Band leader, writer, and producer Christina Horn has developed Hudson K over the course of a decade. Currently, she and drummer Nate Barrett have honed a full live show that, thanks to the use of a keytar, allows Horn to dance, engage her audience, and play synth. Over the years, Hudson K has grown from a chamber-pop inspired project with piano and drums to its current style of arty-punk dance-pop. Most recently, the band released the album Mother Nature, recorded to tape at Top Hat Recording in Knoxville. They’re joined by Washington, D.C.’s Stronger Sex and Savannah’s own Tommy Techno. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9 P.M., FREE, 21+


Savannah Riverboat Cruises is offering the unique opportunity for Savannahians to hear traditional Gullah music live and in person while on the water. As attendees feast upon a Southerninspired dinner buffet, the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters will perform, dance, and tell stories. As direct descendants of African slaves, the group offers history and heritage preservation by continuing the tradition of their ancestors. The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters are making history themselves, having set the world record for largest ring shout in the world at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C. Their achievement is documented in the Guinness Book of World Records. The cruise boards at 6 p.m., and it’s free for children under four. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, BOARDING AT 6 P.M., SAILING FROM 7-9 P.M., $59.95 FOR ADULTS, $35.95 FOR CHILDREN VIA SAVANNAHRIVERBOAT.COM, ALL-AGES GEECHEE GULLAH RING SHOUTERS







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


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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. PS Tavern Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.


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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Heavy Pets, Kick the Robot, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Greg Williams, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Boomy’s Liquid Ginger Club Elan Breathe Carolina, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Five Shot Jack, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Machine Dreams, Orange Doors, Date Stuff, DJ Precisa The Jinx Bottles & Cans, Scaryoke, 6 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian Bazemore, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Saddle Bags Adam Sanders, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay Outlaws, Scooter Brown Band, 8 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Whiskey & Wine, 10 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright The Warehouse Jon Hill, Prime Real Estate, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, American Hologram, Bill Hodgson, 1 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, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.


Bull Street Labs Front Porch Improv: The Town, 8 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. The Space Station at Starlandia Front Porch Improv, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Fourth and Ten, 8 p.m., Comedy Planet, 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 Randy Roberts Live, Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.


17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray, 7:30 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Perch at Local 11 Ten Josephine Johnson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Hill, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Esteban’s Hat, 1 p.m.


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


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


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


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


Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, ongoing Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Stan Ray, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.,

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


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


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


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


Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. The Jinx Emcee Game Night w/ DJ Live Produce, 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Brian Bazemore, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Sarah Poole, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Particle, 9 p.m.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:3010 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.


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


Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m.


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


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

A-J’s Dockside 1315 Chatham Ave. 912-786-9533

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

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

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

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

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

Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St.

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

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.


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


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The Perch at Local 11 Ten 1110 Bull St. Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St.

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave.

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.


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

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


The Stage on Bay 1200 West Bay St.

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

Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd. Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr.

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.


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

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.

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Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St.


Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr.

The Warehouse 18 E. River St.

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave.



Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd.




Vic’s on The River 26 E. Bay St.

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


Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St.

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St.




Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave.

Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St.



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

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

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CULTURE HISTORY (R to L) Historical reenactors Jeff Freeman, Jan Vach and Greg Vach present Lafayette in Savannah 1825. PHOTO BY JON WAITS


Lafayette visits Savannah, Revolutionary War soldiers march again BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

THANKS to the success of Hamilton on Broadway, a new generation now knows that one of the key players in the American Revolution wasn’t American at all: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier—better known as the Marquis de Lafayette—was a French aristocrat 28 who fought alongside George Washington,

Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, helping Continental troops defeat the British. He returned to France after the war to storm the Bastille and lead another revolution in the 1780s, yet he remained a legendary hero throughout the newly-formed United States. In 1824, the battlefields far behind him, Lafayette returned to America to tour all of its 24 states in celebration of the new nation’s 50th anniversary. The 67 year-old general spent 13 months traveling over 6000

miles, receiving a hero’s welcome in dozens of cities and hamlets, arriving in Savannah by steamboat in March 1825. According to the news of the day, the crowds here went wild with “animated gratitude,” exceeding anything “ever before witnessed” as local leaders filled Lafayette’s three-day visit with parties and receptions. It was an exciting time, and it’s being reenacted by the Davenport House Living History Players in Lafayette in Savannah 1825: Celebrating the Nation’s Guest.

Illuminating Lafayette’s sojourn with fascinating local context, the interactive tour takes place Friday and Saturday nights through October. “We’re going to celebrate, recreate and contemplate,” declares historian and author Raleigh Marcell. “This is a total immersive experience.” Beginning at the finely-appointed Kennedy Pharmacy, attendees are treated to a “magic lantern show” that sets the stage and introduces the Marquis himself, played by Greg Vach. “Based on the success of ‘Hamilton,’ we think people will be interested in learning more about him,” says Marcell. “The impact of his visit to Savannah cannot be overestimated.” Broughton Street might not be Broadway, but the program offers plenty of singing and dancing, including accurate renditions of the quadrille, pavane and other dances of the period. “La Marseillaise,” the French National Anthem will be performed by some of the city’s loveliest local young voices, thanks to the Davenport House’s partnership with Savannah Arts Academy. Marcell reminds that unlike theatre, the Davenport House players work only with validated facts and dialogue. “Everything we present is from the record. We don’t make anything up. Why would we, when history is so interesting and exciting?” Other historic figures appear as the tour moves into the Davenport House itself, lit by candlelight for the occasion. Longtime Davenport House player Jeff Freeman dons a uniform to portray Col. Francis Huger, a physician whose family hosted the young Lafayette when he first landed in Charleston and who tried to rescue the French revolutionary when he was detained in Austria in 1794. “The Huger name is still prominent in South Carolina,” reminds Freeman. “There are so many links.” Another eminent local, known only as “Mary T.,” is on the historical record as protesting the massive fanfare surrounding the elderly Lafayette’s visit. “Practicing a little republican simplicity is better than aping royalty,” proclaimed the anonymous patron, played by Jan Vach in satin bustle. “I’m worried we’re going to fete him to death!” As with all of the Davenport House’s programming, the African American experience is explored and presented along with the mainstream narrative. Scholar and historian Jamal Touré returns to the bare-scraped walls of the attic to recount the story of another Lafayette: James Armistead Lafayette was an enslaved man who served as a double agent during the American Revolution under




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characters, made far more compelling when given voices and movement. From our local halls to the Broadway stage, new life has been breathed into America’s foundations of liberty and justice and its founding fathers, including the one who called France home. “Lafayette really loved the ideals of the Revolution,” explains Davenport House’s Executive Director Jamie Credle. “He fell in love with America and what it could be.” CS


When: 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays in October Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. Tickets: $22 advance, $25 door Info: (912) 236-8097,


When: 7am (arrive 6:45am), Monday, Oct. 9 Where: Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Park, 303 MLK Blvd. Cost: Free Info: (912) 651-6825 or


the French General, spying on Benedict Arnold and reporting on the activities of the British. After the war, Armistead petitioned for and won his freedom, adding “Lafayette” to his name to honor his mentor, who was a lifelong abolitionist. “We cheer them both as our founding fathers,” explains Touré. “We know that Lafayette told George Washington to free all Africans in this country, that he truly believed that all men are created equal.” Also during Lafayette’s visit to Savannah, he continued to address the injustice of slavery, reportedly meeting with an 82 year-old blind slave who had protected him during the war. In addition to the program at the Davenport House, history buffs can also enjoy another reenactment this Monday morning, Oct. 9. The Coastal Heritage Society will honor the 238th anniversary of the 1779 Battle of Savannah by following in the footsteps of its soldiers on the site of the historic battlefield, located just off MLK Blvd. The free event begins promptly at 7am in the parking lot of the Savannah History Museum and proceeds across Louisville Rd. to Battlefield Park, where there will be a wreath-laying ceremony and a special tribute to war heroes General Casimir Pulaski, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Captain Jan Zielinski and the Polish legacy in Savannah. “There is something special about being on this ground at dawn and walking up the path at the same hour on the same day that these soldiers fought here,” said Emily Beck, Manager of Interpretation of Coastal Heritage Society. “That is what makes Battlefield Memorial March such a meaningful experience for our visitors.” Savannah’s role in the Revolutionary War yields a wealth of relevant stories and




Savannah Zine Fest put on by new independent bookseller BY RACHAEL FLORA


WILL EISEMAN is looking to shake up the Savannah art scene. When he opened PULP Bookstore and Gallery at 412 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in April, he saw the niche he could fill in Savannah: shock value. Half of Eiseman’s stock is graphic or explicit in nature. Photos of autopsies are mixed in with pinup glamour shots. Coffee table books about genitalia are relegated to the back end of the store. “My aesthetic is anything that fascinates or offends,” laughs Eiseman. With experience in cities like Sydney, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles, Eiseman wasn’t used to more conservative cities like Charleston and Savannah. “Charleston is more touristy than here. It’s money tourists there, and here 30 [in Savannah] it’s small-town tourists,”

explains Eiseman. “They won’t see a bookshop like this anywhere they live, so I get really great business.” So far, PULP has exhibited photographs of Bettie Page and of the ‘70s punk scene, which Eiseman notes is different from the predominant art style here. “The majority of people here, they want pictures of palm trees and sailboats,” Eiseman points out. “I’ve seen the stuff around here, it’s artist-run galleries.” In addition to selling new, non-fiction books and photographs, Eiseman also offers zines, both locally produced and outsourced. Zines, short for magazines or fan-zines, are independently published and circulated publications, often paper booklets. Because of their DIY essence, though, zines can be anything you want them to be. What’s in them? Anything. Because of their independent nature, people can get controversial with the subject matter— right up Eiseman’s alley. “Most people think they’re creative,”

Eiseman says. “Used to be, they’d have a screenplay in their head, the movie they would make. Zines are the easiest way to do it.” The Savannah Zine Fest takes place Oct. 7 at a warehouse on West Bay Street, between Jefferson and Barnard streets. (The bookstore was too small to host such an event.) Zine-makers and independent publishers will have tables showing off their work, and workshops will occur through the day. Eiseman threw a similar fest in Charleston when he owned PULP there. “We did the first one in July. There’s no school, it’s 110 degrees, you could fry eggs on the sidewalk, and we still had 2,500 people,” Eiseman notes. “They did their own shirts, comics, LGBT zines, little booklets, it was great. People really enjoyed it. The first thing I said when I came here, I said to Emma [Hatch, PULP general manager], you have to do events to get people in. I don’t have the space here to do what I did in Charleston. Events get people thinking about it. It

puts an interest in printed material, which there isn’t—there’s only two bookstores.” Eiseman hired Hatch for her zine background—she owns Appreciation Society, an online zine store. “Zines are just another form of art,” he enthuses. “See why I have the books out? Books are a form of art. I don’t sell fiction, I sell the art books—they’re beautiful. Most people can’t afford to do that. Zines give everyone a chance to publish.” Hosting the Savannah Zine Fest also gives Eiseman the chance to align himself with the local art scene, something he tried out in Charleston. “In Charleston, I wasn’t around long enough to know artists, so I bring my own artists with me. If you’re gonna do an exhibition and you show outside art, there’s no guarantee you’re gonna get a crowd,” Eiseman explains. “But if you show local art, you get their families and friends who come, and someone will buy something. Same thing with zines. Someone says, ‘I’ve got my zine at PULP,’ someone comes.” CS


Michael Mahaffey

GRAFFITI ARTIST Michael Mahaffey shows us his Savannah this weekend. His newest show, “Savannahland X,” opens Oct. 6 at Sulfur Studios. It’s a continuation of Mahaffey’s previous show, “Welcome to Savannahland,” that ran at Gallery Espresso this past April. “Welcome to Savannahland” blended Savannah’s ghost stories with its tall tales and started a story that Mahaffey couldn’t stop telling. We talked to Mahaffey last week.

1. What’s the alternative Savannah

eccentricity of the people here, and push it a little further. Savannah’s inability to cope with excessive gun violence is mirrored in some of the pieces that reference “musket fire” and death on canvases decorated with spent bullet shells. I specifically worked to create a version of Savannah that focused on happiness and beauty because that’s primarily how I see the city. Savannahland has flying alligators and oversized insects, but is mostly at peace. However, I couldn’t help draw some attention to the violence because ignoring it hasn’t worked well for the city and I’d like to do whatever I can to make sure as much light is shed on these issues as possible.

like in your paintings? What are the issues the people deal with?

2. How does this show fit with

“Savannahland” is an alternate timeline of Savannah. It’s basically my way to take everything I love about Savannah: the history, the mystery and the beautiful

“Welcome to Savannahland” was simply me introducing the concept to Savannah.

“Savannahland” and how does it depart from that?

I had so many ideas that I knew I’d have to come up with another show. “Savannahland X” is the follow up exhibit and features some reworked concepts from the original as well as some new characters and situations.

3. How do you think street art and

politics fit together? Why is that intersection important? I think it’s all about giving a voice to the people. You can be drowned out on social media, you can be ignored by your elected officials, but graffiti puts the power to be heard right back in your hands. You can literally take your message to the streets. One thing I love about street art is that it feels almost like a super organic form of advertising. You’re witnessing someone’s message, but instead of it being a message sent down by executives and a team of disconnected workers, you’re seeing something that a specific individual felt passionate enough to potentially risk safety and comfort to put down for you. You’re seeing

passion, not product.

4. Give me a background of you as an artist--how did you get started?

I have a BFA in Illustration from SCAD. Living in California for a few years after graduation helped me diversity my skill set and fine tune the street art aesthetic I was obsessed with after SCAD. I still draw all the time, I just turn those drawings into stencils now.


What can our Savannah learn from Savannahland? What should we take away?



One thing that I take away from the actual city of Savannah is how shockingly diverse it is for a relatively small Southern town. Savannahland celebrates that diversity a little more openly, inviting people from all walks of like to feel beautiful, respected and powerful. CS 31


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KATHY MILLER AND SUSAN HOKANSON — Kathy Miller paints in oils and watercolors, and her masterful etchings on handmade paper with feathered edges have become a favorite keepsake for Gallery 209 patrons for several decades. Suzy Hokanson creates one-of-a-kind handwoven and nuno-felted fabric works of art, in which colors and textures are free-woven using silk, wool, alpaca, cotton, linin and hand-made rayon fibers. Through Oct. 31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

365 DAYS: THE STORY OF TWO KENNELS — Lisa Rosenmeier’s paintings of shelter pets. Oct. 6-Nov. 3. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. FAAA MEMBERS SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION — Telfair Museums presents the first-ever exhibition at the Jepson Center by the artist members of the museum’s Friends of African American Arts group. Oct. 5-Nov. 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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. Oct. 5-Jan. 14. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. FRIENDS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART MEMBERS SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION — Telfair Museums presents the first ever in-museum exhibition by artists who are members of F3A. The exhibition opens the night of the annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. Participants must be current members of F3A. Oct. 5-Nov. 6. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. OCTOBER — Conceived the week that Hurricane Matthew struck Savannah, and developed over the last year, Katherine Sandoz’ newest show includes paintings, textiles and an installation. Opening reception is Oct. 5 from 5-8 p.m. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. SAVANNAHLAND X — Savannahland X depicts an alternate timeline version of Savannah. The beauty, history, and overall vibe still remain, but some of the characters are new, the familiar scenes twisted and reimagined. Savannahland takes the ghost stories and tall tales of Savannah and adds new strange beasts with even taller tales. See a Savannah with winged alligators high above Forsyth Park and Southern Belles portrayed with a baroque aesthetic done in spray paint and acrylic. free and open to the public Fri., Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. From wild beasts to loyal companions, artists help viewers reflect on their connections to animals and the myriad roles that various creatures play in our lives.

Work by Katherine Sandoz is featured in ‘October’ at Location Gallery, with an opening Oct. 5 from 5-8 p.m.

This exhibition offers a chance to reflect on our relationships with animals and how they are an intrinsic part of our lives. Through Nov. 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BELLE NATURE DE LACOSTE: PESEVERETREES AND BEAUTES BLUES — Hailee Potter presents handmade cyanotypes and black and white photographic prints that explore the nature of Lacoste, France. Through Oct. 29. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS — The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is a group of fiber artists who meet regularly to share inspiration and techniques using a wide variety of fiber-related arts. Spinning, weaving, dyeing, quilting, knitting, basketry, rug making, paper manipulation, needle felting, and crocheting are just some of the crafts their members explore. Through Oct. 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU — Maggie Mullin O’Hara is a multimedia artist from Pittsburgh currently based in Columbia, SC, and Savannah. Her exhibition will incorporate the mediums of video, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation. The show will include a site-specific sculptural video installation featuring a yearlong performance piece created specifically for the show. Through Nov. 5. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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. Jepson Center, 207 WYork St.

KIRK VARNEDOE: IN THE MIDDLE AT THE MODERN — 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.” Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LAW AND MUSIC — Through this exhibit, the City hopes to continue Law’s legacy of education and encourage others to discover music they may not be familiar with. The exhibit features content from W. W. Law’s music, book, periodical, and photograph collections, and includes interactive activities designed to introduce children to the math and science concepts embedded in music. Through Jan. 1, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. LINES OF INFLUENCE — The SCAD Museum of Art and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation present a group exhibition to commemorate the centennial celebration of the birth of acclaimed painter, storyteller, educator and chronicler of the mid-20th-century African American experience, Jacob Lawrence. Through Feb. 4, 2018. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. NATIVE BLOOMS — Local artist and City of Savannah employee Carol Lasell Miller will present an exhibition of original paintings. Miller uses the medium acrylics to capture the beautiful and varied bouquet of individuals that make Savannah so remarkable. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. OTHER SITUATIONS — Liliana Porter is best known for her photographs and installations exploring the conflicting boundaries between reality and fiction and the ways in which images are circulated and consumed. Selected works feature anonymous miniature figurines confronted with overwhelming tasks as a metaphor for the burden of labor and domesticity; others present icons such as Joan of Arc and Che Guevara as their legacies are reduced to representations in cheap, everyday merchandise. Through Jan. 7, 2018. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.


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Within the reimagined Desoto, Chef Kyle Jacovino and crew return to Italian roots and add Latin flare with a Southern twist BY MARIA WHITEWAY

Chef Kyle Jacovino of 1540 Room

After spending over three years working together, Jacovino paid it forward by bringing his Florence team with him to 1540. As a mentor, Jacovino believes that “when you have a team that works hard, you have to help them grow.” “My job is to teach them and prepare them to be chefs. I don’t want them to be with me forever, but to take the torch and move on.” Jacovino is no stranger to mentorship, as he as served under Ryan Smith, chef of the great Staplehouse in Atlanta and of course, Hugh Acheson, celebrity chef from Top Chef.

From his culinary apprenticeship in high school to his experiences with Smith and Acheson in Atlanta, Jacovino developed the skills needed to run his own kitchen. With a desire cook Italian cuisine, Jacovino found fresh culinary inspiration in Italy. While there, he cultivated a passion for pasta making, an art that has carried over into his 1540 menu. After his stint in Italy, Acheson and Jacovino brainstormed The Florence’s concept, ultimately choosing Savannah as its location given the emerging food scene. While the Florence’s era may have

ceased in June, Jacovino’s heart and soul remained in Savannah. “Savannah wants and deserves good food…Savannah is my home now; I want to put it on the map. I want to preach that we have better food than Charleston. Savannah gets overlooked far too often.” Now, at 1540 Room, Chef Jacovino stays true to his Italian heritage, while expanding into Mediterranean fare with Southern influences. Jacovino’s menu supersedes fine dining with offerings that are humbly communal with an elevated sophistication. Each dish utilizes familiar locally sourced ingredients that deliver unexpected and well-developed flavor profiles. When asked how he would describe his style of cooking at 1540, Jacovino confidently states, “It’s my cooking. It is basically heavily Italian influenced and inspired, but also incorporates all the food I love to eat and cook.” “At the end of the day, if you are not in love with what you are cooking, you are going to fall short. A lot of chefs are cooking food for the wrong reasons…I believe in supporting the community and sourcing any time you can.” With that, the whole menu incorporates local ingredients from farms like Canewater, Grassroots and Root Baking, permeating southern influences into each dish. Chef Jacovino’s passion for cooking can be seen from any table at 1540. It is one of the only restaurants in Savannah that offers an open-concept show kitchen, sharing the same space as the dining area.


WITH THE DeSoto Hotel transitioning from the Hilton to an independent luxury boutique, The DeSoto by Sotherly, it seems fitting that the spaces inside would undergo a transformation of their own. In early August, Savannah welcomed Edgar’s Proof & Provision, a whiskey-bent Southern hub for sips and grub. Then, in late September, The DeSoto unveiled Savannah’s most distinctive show kitchen restaurant 1540 Room, helmed by the one and only Chef Kyle Jacovino. After making his name with heavyweight The Florence, Chef Jacovino is returning to his Italian roots and adding some Latin flair with a southern twist. 1540 Room, named after the year Hernando de Soto explored Georgia, prides itself in being a chef-driven restaurant that operates independently from the hotel. “A growing movement in hotels is to have the creativity run as wild and ramped as possible. We told Kyle, ‘This is your restaurant.’ You hire an expert so that he can do what he does best. By the end of the day, he makes the choices,” explains Managing Director Jeff Kmiec. Chef Jacovino did just that. After one look at the blueprints, Jacovino redesigned the space to accommodate a working kitchen, a kitchen that he could call his own. Yet, he did not stop there. He also took the liberty of hiring his own team and brought the heart of the Florence with him. “The good thing about growing a team is that you trained the staff. It becomes natural. I promote from within and they work up through the ranks,” Jacovino expounds.

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The kitchen, with its opulent marble countertop and garland of copper pots, was intended to be the focal point, the proverbial star of the show. Like a well-rehearsed orchestra playing a harmonious symphony, Chef Jacovino and his crew put on an awe-inspiring performance each and every night. With essentially front row seats, diners are invited to watch the ebb and flow of the impeccable kitchen, as their food is prepared effortlessly before their eyes. Dinner service was so smooth and symphonic in just a few short weeks of opening, a true testament to the leadership skills and training of both Jacovino and general manager Melissa Young. Chef can be seen meticulously composing a dish, using chopsticks to manipulate each ingredient. While doing so, the sous chef and line cooks lean over the counter, intently watching, learning. This act creates a special bond between chef and diner that many may not realize is missing. It’s that feeling you get when eating a home cooked meal. It’s made with love. When Chef Jacovino delivers each dish to the table, you will feel like a guest in his home. Given Chef Jacovino’s adoration with Spanish fare, hand-crafted empanadas are offered on the small plates menu. His

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inspiration for these hand pies came from a trip to a Venezuelan bakery in Miami. To incorporate Southern flavors, Jacovino used local corn flour for the dough and filled each with braised short rib, mozzarella and cow peas. As they are labor intensive and made in small batches. At


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$7 a piece, I’d say get there early and order liberally. If food could tell a story, the fall Sweet Potato Angnolotti (ah-nyuh-LAHT-tee) dish would sum up Jacovino’s entire career in nutshell. The pasta in the dish represents everything he learned in Atlanta and fell in love with in Italy. “Acid, sweetness, texture and wow factor. A dish that’s Italian inspired, but in Italy, they would throw it out of the window.” The agnolotti is stuffed with rich candy-like sweet potato filling. Pickled mustard seeds provide an exhilarating punch of acid and the crème fraiche sauce adds a velvety smoothness. Fresh shaved prosciutto lends a mellow saltiness and crispy fried Brussel sprout leaves provide

texture. “You’re not getting bored with all those different textures and feelings.” When speaking of wow-factor, the family-style paella served in an oversized cast iron skillet takes the cake. This is another Spanish-inspired dish that Jacovino experienced while traveling. After some research, he realized that while we have the best rice in our area and the most incredible seafood off the coast, he could find literally no one in Savannah serving paella. So 1540 broke the mold, offering this traditional dish brimming with baby squid, mussels, clams, shrimp and sausage, served over a bed of smoky Anson Mills rice and a mess of Latin sofrito. Make sure you save room for after dinner confections made by former Florence pastry chef, Gerson Reyes. Each stunning dessert ranges from $5-$7 and appeals to all senses. Visually, the sweets appear on the plate like an artistic design. Take the Chocolate Pavola, which is a shattered cocoa meringue encasing a smear of salted dark chocolate cream with a dusting of candied walnuts and house made banana truffle. The Carolina Gold Rice Beignets, dredged in cinnamon and sugar, were crunchy with a sumptuous center that disintegrated in my mouth. It was paired with a stroke of warm Mexican chocolate spiced with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. To cut through the richness, Reyes imbued blueberry preserves with a whisper of basil. The end of the Florence’s era marks the beginning of something new for Chef Kyle Jacovino and his crew. With locally sourced ingredients, an ostentatious show kitchen as well as Southern-infused Italian and Latin cuisine, 1540 Room has become a force to be reckoned with. CS







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It’s pumpkin time again BY RAYMOND GADDY

The Local Options:

Taterator, Moon River. Some brewers move away from the traditional pumpkin beer and work with the pumpkins distant cousin sweet potato to create a “yam” beer. Taterator Ale falls into this bucket. Taterator is a German-style Dopplebock brewed with lots of North Carolina sweet potatoes and features a heavy malt back bone. Taterator is 8.3% ABV and is available in the brewery and in bottles. Coastal Empire Brewing held their Fall Lick off party this past week. One of the beers featured was a pumpkin spices Marzen style beer. It’s a brewery only release so get over there and give it a try.

The Best of the Best:

Pumking, Southern Tier. Readily available as (what seems like a year round) seasonal in Southern Tier’s Pumking A mix of rich roasty pumpkin and added spices Pumpking is a flavorful but accessible pumpkin beer. The sweetness is tempered by nutmeg and vanilla flavors and has a hint of graham cracker to round out a full flavored pie. Available in 22 oz. bottles

and four packs Pumpkin is a good one for sharing with family at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and for just enjoying a good pumpkin beer. This year Southern Tier is also offering a cold coffee pressed version of Pumking to make your beer even more like that frappuccino you wait for each year. Warlock, Southern Tier. The fact that Southern Tier is on this list twice is testament to the variety of pumpkin beers on the shelves. The base beer of Warlock is an Imperial stout. Warlock has a lot of similarities between it and Pumking but there are some subtle roasted flavors that fit with the stout style add a “baked” quality to the mix. At 10% Warlock packs a punch so share this one. Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Weyerbacher. Weyerbacher bills this beer as “the mother of all pumpkin ales” and they may not be far off. Imperial Pumpkin Ale has a lot of all the rich flavors that you would expect from a pumpkin beer, spice, pumpkin flesh and caramel are all here. At 8% it’s not as big a beer as Warlock but worth sharing. Punkin’ Ale, Dogfish Head Brewing. Punkin’ has a brown sugar sweetness that balances out the spices and pumpkin. These flavors blend well with a creamy malt base. Punkin’ carries some rum flavors derived from brown sugars used in the brewing process, that give it a boozier taste than other on this list despite is relatively low 7% ABV. VooDoo Ranger: Atomic Pumpkin, New Belgian. Weary of the beers based on “frozen coffee,” New Belgium brewed up a new fall seasonal that replaces Pumpkick, its previous seasonal offering. Atomic Pumpkin is brewed with habanero peppers and Saigon cinnamon to up the ante on the traditional pumpkin pie spicing. Ending with a touch of a sourness Atomic Pumpkin may not be for everyone but it is sure to “spice” up your fall.

Worth the Work:

Good Gourd, Cigar City Brewing. If you need something a little different and are willing to put in a little work Good

Gourd brewed by Florida’s Cigar City is excellent beer to hunt down. CCB has limited distribution to Georgia so the likeliest close spot to find Good Gourd is Jacksonville. It’s a high quality beer and worth a drive. If you’re even luckier you might find Good Gourds bourbon barrel version Good Gourd Almighty. If you do, pick up two it’s a great beer.

The Whale:

Ghoulship, Allagash Brewing. Good Gourd Almighty could be this entry but I’ll also slip in Ghoulship, Allagash Brewings Halloween seasonal. Allagash exposes

some of their beers to the elements to be inoculated with wild yeasts. The vessel that is used for this process is called a cool ship. These sour beers tend to be tart and rich in flavor. Allagash has brewed up their version of a pumpkin beer three times. Each version is brewed with 200 pounds of pumpkin meat and roasted pumpkin seeds. Ghoulship is a brewery only release so a trade or a trip to Maine is necessary to get your hands on it. It’s a beautiful beer with lots of flavor and the sour notes make it special. If you do go to Maine for one make sure you being me a bottle too. CS


IGNORE THE Christmas decorations showing up in stores. It’s only October and for the craft beer world October can mean only one thing: Pumpkin beer. There are two basic types of pumpkin beers. The first group is flavored with actual pumpkin. Sometimes the pumpkin is roasted or otherwise cooked in some way but the flavor relies primarily on the actual pumpkin flesh. The second type taps into the smells and flavors associated with pumpkin pie or more specifically the spices used in cooking those pies. Nutmeg, clove and cinnamon play a big part in these brews as does sweetness. There are, of course, many beers that find a happy place mixing the two types. On top of that there are a multitude of beer styles that work well with both pumpkin and its affiliated spices. Strong Ales, stouts, porters all accept the spice and pumpkin well. All these variables lead to a wide-ranging variety of pumpkin beers available for all types of palettes. The list below is made up of mostly easily accessible and locally available pumpkin beers crafted by breweries from all over the country.
















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A caffeinated Tom Cruise storms his way through this fact-based yarn focusing on Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to partake in reconnaissance runs over Central American rebel camps in American Made.


OOO Whew, that was close. Just when it seemed as if we had lost Tom Cruise to the ranks of paycheck-cashing automatons no longer interested in applying themselves on screen (see: Anthony Hopkins, Nicolas Cage), along comes American Made to show there’s still some life left in the maverick actor. After the ego-boosting but audience-snoozing duo of The Mummy and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, there were certainly no guarantees. A caffeinated Cruise storms his way through this fact-based yarn focusing on Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who’s recruited by the CIA (repped by Domhnall Gleeson as cheerful agent Monty Schafer) to partake in reconnaissance runs over Central American rebel camps. This leads to Barry also working with Panamanian General Manuel Noriega, the Medellin drug cartel in Colombia, and, finally, the unlawful and hypocritical Reagan White House (there’s newsreel footage of Ronnie predictably ignoring Iran-Contra questions to gurgle over his Thanksgiving turkey). Over the course of his escapades, Barry remains committed to his wife Lucy (Sarah Wright), contends with her reckless brother JB (Caleb Landry Jones), and makes so much money that he has to eventually start burying some of it in the backyard of his home in Mena, Arkansas. Director Doug Liman (who previously worked with Cruise on the excellent Edge of Tomorrow) and scripter Gary Spinelli clearly have plenty of affection – perhaps too much – for Barry Seal, who’s presented as a likable guy who never really hurt

anybody. Considering he routinely flew cocaine into the U.S. makes that a highly dubious outlook, but regardless, Cruise plays him as such an eager-to-please opportunist that we enjoy watching him even if we never really care about his fate. At any rate, he’s definitely preferable to monsters like Pablo Escobar and Oliver North, and the picture does a nice job of illustrating that he’s really just a pawn in the games played by amoralists with only their own self-interests at heart. Ultimately, American Made examines where capitalism and corruption intersect, and, in that respect, the movie is aptly named.


OOO In 1973, tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs squared off in a televised match that was known as the “Battle of the Sexes.” That historic event – and the hoopla and hysteria that surrounded it – forms the basis for the same-named Battle of the Sexes, a highly engaging film that frequently keeps a light touch even as it tackles weighty subjects. At the time, Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) was 29 and doing everything in her power to push for women’s rights, particularly when it came to the acceptance of female tennis players. Naturally, the MRAs of the day fought against this, and they found a figure head of sorts in 55-year-old Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), who claimed that he could beat any female player in the world. Realizing it was just a publicity stunt, King declined to participate, but once Riggs made short work of top-ranked Margaret Court (Jessica

McNamee), King had no choice but to accept the challenge. The most surprising aspect about Battle of the Sexes is the relative sympathy it displays toward Riggs. As King herself notes, he’s just a clown (indeed, the two later became good friends), and his actions are depicted not so much as the result of some deep-seated chauvinism but rather because he realizes that, as an aged and over-the-hill player, this is his best opportunity to get back into the spotlight. Carell does a fine job of conveying both Riggs’ outward obnoxiousness and inner angst, while directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and Oscar-winning scripter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) are content to allow Bill Pullman to provide the villainy as sexist tennis head Jack Kramer. As Billie Jean King, Stone delivers a remarkable performance, an amazing about-face from her Oscar-winning turn in last year’s La La Land. She nails all aspects of the role, from her professional rivalry with Riggs to her personal relationships with husband Larry King (Austin Stowell) and Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough), the latter responsible for allowing King to finally acknowledge – and act upon – her long-dormant lesbianism. It’s fitting that one of King’s sponsors was Virginia Slims, known for the slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” The veracity of that statement is up for debate in 2017, when reptilian Republican politicians continue to clamp down on women’s rights and a repellent chauvinist pig (and, lest we forget, accused rapist) occupies the White House. Fortunately, movies


like Battle of the Sexes exist to continue to show the way toward a better tomorrow.


O If Kingsman: The Secret Service turned out to be the biggest cinematic surprise of 2015, then Kingsman: The Golden Circle might turn out to be the biggest celluloid disappointment of 2017. It’s certainly the most depressing. And infuriating. Hitting stateside theaters in February of ’15, Kingsman: The Secret Service proved to be an utter delight — a brainy, brawny, spy-game send-up packed with memorable characters and nifty plot pirouettes. A sequel was guaranteed, but while Kingsman: The Golden Circle is bigger, it most Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) mix it up in Battle of the Sexes assuredly isn’t better. Such a precipitous drop in quality would of Elton John as himself. But even Elton’s Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the evil suggest that other hands assembled this participation eventually suffers from entity that’s kidnapping and killing the follow-up, but that shockingly isn’t the overkill, a condition endemic of the entire children of a small Maine town in 1989. case; instead, this one finds writer-direcproject. Bill Skarsgård needs some help from the tor Matthew Vaughn and co-scripter Jane Clever moments from the first film are CGI gods to make his Pennywise as memoGoldman again at the controls. restaged here, to diminishing returns. The rable as Tim Curry’s superb interpretation Kingsman agents Eggsy (Taron Egerton) employment of CGI is suffocating, from from the miniseries, but he nevertheless and Merlin (Mark Strong) are back, this the snarling mechanical dogs (is this an does a fine job of bringing this monster to time using their smarts to attempt to foil unofficial sequel to C.H.O.M.P.S.?) to femlife. The seven kids cast as the members of the nefarious plans of Poppy (Julianne bots that seem to be distant cousins of the the self-anointed Losers Club, reluctantly Moore, sorry to say), a drug kingpin who’s ones from the 70s debacle Sgt. Pepper’s ready to do battle against Pennywise, are basically a cross between a ruthless CEO Lonely Hearts Club Band. perfectly cast, with Sophia Lillis as Bev, and June Cleaver. And while Kingsman: The Secret Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, and Jeremy Not unlike SPECTRE in the Daniel Service managed to tame its meanRay Taylor as Ben particularly memorable Craig 007 entries, Poppy has managed to spiritedness with its empathy toward its (rounding out the septet are St. Vincent’s cripple the entire Kingsman operation, characters, no such failsafes are in place Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Stranger Things’ thereby forcing the dapper Brits to seek here, resulting in a motion picture that’s Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Chosen Jacobs as help from their American counterparts. often as ugly as it is excessive. Mike, and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley). Indeed, These would be the Statesmen, whose the sequences in which the kids merely IT members include head honcho Champ relate to one another are among the film’s OOO (Jeff Bridges), bad boy Tequila (Channing strongest, stirring memories of the exquiIn its original hardcover incarnation, Tatum), mousy Ginger (Halle Berry) and site Stand By Me (another adaptation of a Stephen King’s It ran 1,138 pages, second cocky Whiskey (Pedro Pascal). King property). These scenes never wear Serving up an American counterpart to only to The Stand’s 1,153 pages in terms out their stay, which can’t be said of a couthe veddy British Kingsman sounds like a of finding the prolific author at his wordiple of the extended horror set-pieces that great idea that can’t miss, but with the pos- est. Given that generous length, it’s not verge on overkill. sible exception of Tatum (who, despite the surprising that It (and The Stand, for that Interestingly, the 1990 miniseries was prominent billing, is barely in this thing), matter) found itself being fitted for a teleat its best when it centered on the adolesthese characters prove to be so underdevision miniseries slot rather than a motion cent protagonists – despite solid turns by veloped and uninteresting that it becomes picture release, resulting in a 192-minRichard Thomas, John Ritter and others, clear they were added not out of inspiraute two-parter on ABC back in 1990. Of the adult portions weren’t quite as compeltion but out of a scheme to garner more course, in this era in which many popular ling, ultimately crippled by a downright merchandising tie-ins on this side of the books are split up into two or three movies disappointing denouement. This new It is a Atlantic. (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 respectable addition to the King cinematic Given his top billing and prominence in & 2 and The Hobbit trilogy, for example), canon, but it will be the adults-only second the ads, it’s no spoiler to reveal that Colin it’s not surprising to find a studio willing installment that similarly will make or Firth is back, even though his character of to allow King’s tome a chance to breathe break the overall project. Harry Hart was apparently killed in the by spreading its story across two theatrical ATOMIC BLONDE first picture. But Harry is so ill-utilized releases. OOO in this new film that it barely seems like it Billed in the closing credits as Chapter The logical companion piece to the was worth the effort to bring him back. One, It spends the entirety of its 135-minAs for the fates of select other characute running time on the kids that comprise summer hit Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde ters – well, I want to avoid any giveaways, is another movie largely defined by its the book’s gang of Losers, with the adult but let’s just say that this enterprise has cool-as-ice characters, its action-packed variations of these characters placed in the taint of Hicks and Newt about it. These deep-freeze until the inevitable sequel set-pieces, and its awesome mixtape of bits are jarring, disruptive, ill-advised and hits theaters in the near-future. It’s a logiclassic tunes readily available for iTunes more than a little distasteful. download. cal way to split the property, and what’s To be clear, there are bright moments But whereas Baby Driver (the better picoffered in this first part is mostly good to be found throughout Kingsman: The ture, though not by much) loses some tread stuff. Front and center, of course, is during its final act, this adaptation of the Golden Circle, including the appearance

graphic novel The Coldest City feigns in the opposite direction, getting off to a rocky start before blossoming into something rousing and rejuvenating. Charlize Theron, newly minted action star thanks to her fast and Furiosa turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, is equally as kick-ass here—she’s Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 agent operating in Berlin at the end of the Cold War. Landing in the city just as the Berlin Wall is about to collapse, Lorraine must find out who killed a fellow operative while also locating an explosive list that contains the names of double agents. She’s ordered by her MI6 superiors (Toby Jones and James Faulkner) to hook up with the department’s agent in Berlin, a live wire named David Percival (James McAvoy), but she also comes into contact with a gruff CIA agent (John Goodman), a mysterious woman (Sofia Boutella) who’s been following her, and assorted other players in the spy game. Atomic Blonde is the sort of movie in which nothing is as it seems, as scripter Kurt Johnstad serves up a full menu of double-crosses, triple-crosses, false identities, and startling character revelations. Some of it doesn’t work (the film reveals its hand regarding McAvoy’s Percival far too soon), but the flurry of activity at least is consistent with the rest of the movie’s kinetic approach. David Leitch, a former stuntman on such films as The Bourne Ultimatum and 300, made his directorial debut (albeit uncredited) alongside Chad Stahelski on 2014’s John Wick, but his work on Atomic Blonde is far more impressive. There’s a lengthy fight sequence in this picture that’s among the best of recent times – filmed in one uninterrupted take, it’s less fanciful and more realistically sloppy than many such filmic fisticuffs, as characters can barely stand even as they continue to wallop each other. As noted, the soundtrack is superb, even if it isn’t always as hardwired into the action as cleverly as the songs in Baby Driver. For instance, After the Fall’s “Der Komissar” figures prominently in one scene, the sole reason apparently being that—whaddaya know!—the song title is in German and this movie is set in Germany. Then again, the film does open with one brilliant David Bowie song—“Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”—and closes with another brilliant Bowie tune (not telling), so let’s not be too harsh on Leitch for turning to his iPod to score the picture. Like his personal playlist, Atomic Blonde rocks.








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“THE ART OF YOGA” Yoga Me Fit’s founder and owner Lynn Geddes Wolling will lead “The Art of Yoga” sessions with proceeds benefiting the Tybee Arts Association. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience. $15 per session Sun., Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-noon. 912308-3410. yogamefit. com/event/. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY BUDDY WALK The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.The family-fun festival will take place in the park immediately following the walk. Participants can expect activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, and music. $15 per person or $50 for a family of four Sat., Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-728-8505. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. THE ONE HUNDRED’S GALA, “MOONLIGHT AND MIRACLES” There will be dinner and dancing with an open bar throughout the evening along with

a live and silent auction all to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Fri., Oct. 6, 6-10 p.m. 912-5984195. memorialhealth. com/beargala/. The One Hundred’s Gala, The Landings, Plantation Club. PLANK, PUSHUP, PULLUP CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER Come participate in the fun with either the Plank, Pushup, or Pullup Challenge. Do all three. The event is to raise money for Heads Up Guidance Service, a Local nonprofit. Several divisions: Male/Female under and over 50. Compete as an Individual or Teams. (Firefighters, Police, Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Personal Trainers) team up and compete against a group. Pushups can be done on knees or toes (separate division). $20 per category or all 3 for $50. Come early to register or call 410-320-9997 to register. Open to the Public. All monies go to H.U.G.S. Tax deductible. $20 per category or all 3 categories $50 Sat., Oct. 7, 10-11 a.m. 410-320-9997. Anytime Fitness, 119 Charlotte Rd. SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@


ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes.

ongoing. 912-228-4838. savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. FLY YOUR BIRD Join Kim Norvell for this fun workshop in which we will focus on how to fly your Crow Pose, One Legged Crow, Side Crow and Flying Pigeon. We will learn how to jump back from Crow to Chaturanga, and we will explore some fun ways to incorporate these poses into a regular SPY class. Suitable for experienced students who can hold Crow Pose and Chaturanga for 5 breaths. If Crow is in your practice, come learn to fly some

new versions of your bird. $20 in advance | $25 day of Fri., Oct. 6, 10-11:15 a.m. 912-349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. FREE KAYAK FISHING SEMINAR Join us for an informal seminar on “Fall and Winter Kayak Fishing in the Low Country” with fishing guide and Hobie pro-angler, Kevin Kelly. All welcome! Location: Savannah Canoe and Kayak 414 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah Free Sat., Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m. 912-341-9502. Savannah Canoe & Kayak, 414 Bonaventure Rd. 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. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing.






Savannah Quill Convention

The Savannah Quill hosts over 30 authors, guests, literary panels, and family friendly activities. There will also be Potterfest trivia and costume contest and the Paranormal Mini-Con hosted by Guyton Paranormal Society. $10, CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE SAT., OCT. 7, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY, 1248 EISENHOWER DR.

CONNECT SAVANNAH | OCT 4-10, 2017 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. 40 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. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee

Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.


13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is

encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, 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. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. SAVANNAH AUTHORS WORKSHOP If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www. and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-272-6309. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon


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1 Whipped cream amount 7 Meat-and-veggie sandwich 10 It gets checked, hopefully 14 Medium-sized Grande 15 Cheerleader’s yell (though maybe not so much these days) 16 Affirm 17 When to listen to 1950s jazz? 19 It comes between 3 and 27, in a series 20 Kilt fold 21 ___ Field (Brooklyn Dodgers’ home) 23 Receptacle for roses 26 Sand hill 28 Singer/songwriter/actress Jenny 29 Oklahoma neighbor of Vance Air Force Base 30 Glorify 32 The night before 33 Photo that anyone can take? 39 Sty resident 40 Beehive State cap. 41 Herd animal 42 Topaz mo. 43 Place to nap between two mountains? 46 “May ___ excused?” 47 Supremes first name 48 007’s alma mater

49 “Problematic with ___ Kasher” (Comedy Central series) 52 One-fifth of quince 55 “___ Get It On” 56 Say yes (to) 58 It comes way before 18-Down 60 Designer Lagerfeld 61 “Just calm down with your iPhone releases, OK?” 66 Grade sch. 67 Old M&M hue 68 Magazine publisher 69 Lumberjack’s tools 70 Lofty poem 71 Words that can precede either half of the theme entries


1 Dance move where you duck your head and stick out your arm 2 Gold, to a conquistador 3 Cup rim 4 Passed on the track 5 1977 Scott Turow memoir 6 Peeled with a knife 7 “Toxic” singer, casually 8 Getaway 9 “Get ___ to a nunnery”: “Hamlet” 10 Engine cooling device 11 “___ to a Kill” (Bond film) 12 Prefix for meter or pede

13 Strand of hair 18 Letter before upsilon 22 Pixelated 23 Gore ... and more 24 Blacksmith’s instrument 25 Persistent attack 27 Throw out 31 Words With Friends piece 33 Spotted 34 Edison’s middle name 35 Barely enough 36 Act together 37 Factory fixture, maybe 38 Balances (out) 44 Costar of “The Hangover” and “The Office” 45 Original “Saturday Night Live” cast member Newman 48 Go by 49 Fabricates 50 Neighbor of Silver Springs, Florida 51 Eyeglass kit item 53 Plumber’s right-angled joint 54 Bowler’s challenge 57 ___ Cooler (“Ghostbusters”themed Hi-C flavor) 59 Diner breakfast order 62 Experienced 63 Quiz site 64 Flowery chain 65 Tiny bit of work






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. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@



FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Clark Byron. $5 donation October’s performers are Joe Nelson & James Pittman and Seldom Sober (Colleen Settle and Michael Corbett).. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-484-3936. fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. SAVANNAH LIVE Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour variety show that features everything from pop to Broadway and Motown to rock n’ roll, featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers. $37 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: PICNIC IN THE PARK Join the Savannah Philharmonic for the annual Picnic in the Park, a fun-filled day of 42 musical excitement. With performances by

local musicians, student groups, and your own Savannah Philharmonic, the largest outdoor music event in Savannah brings the community and visitors together – nearly 20,000 people – to celebrate music and the beauty of our city. Free Sun., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.


MAKING CHARACTER COUNT IN THE 21ST CENTURY This conference addresses gang violence in Savannah, teaching financial literacy to youth, alternative education and job training for youth, and much more. Fri., Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. SAVANNAH QUILL CONVENTION The Savannah Quill hosts over 30 authors, guests, literary panels, and family friendly activities. There will also be Potterfest trivia and costume contest and the Paranormal Mini-Con hosted by Guyton Paranormal Society. $10, children under 5 free Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Georgia Army National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Dr.


1ST THURSDAYS PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING MIXER The 100 Black Men of Savannah present a mixer for all Professionals in the Greater Savannah area. This is a great event for networking as well as a chance for newcomers to the coastal empire to meet new fun and interesting people. No admission cost. Food and drinks for purchase on your own. Dress attire is business casual. Door prizes, live music. free to & drink own your own first Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. ALEE TERROR PLANTATION HAUNTED HOUSE The Alee Shriner’s annual Terror Plantation Haunted House is sure to scare. Saturdays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m. 912-355-2422. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. ARCHIVES OPEN HOUSE Now on display at City Hall, the Small Treasures exhibit showcases a sampling of historical “treasures” from eight of Savannah’s cultural institutions, including the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Museum, and more. Fri., Oct. 6, 2-5 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. BEER, GUYS & CIGARS RMHC’s 3rd Annual Beer, Guys & Cigars will feature numerous local brews, paired with great foods, and of course, cigars starting at 7 PM. For those wanting even more, the VIP experience will allow you to enter at 6 PM and feature additional “beverages” and extraordinary gifts. Not a beer connoisseur? There will be other adult beverages, including some specialty bourbons for you to taste. Music and sports will be featured throughout the evening, along with great auction items, all while benefiting a great cause. $75 (General); $150 (VIP) Sun., Oct. 8, 7-10 p.m. 740-350-9601. katie@ rmhccoastalempire. org. php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2

Resort Dr. CARS AND COFFEE Coffee is provided by Espresso Hill. Car owners can bring in a car and interact with other automobile enthusiasts. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the Richmond Hill History Museum. Coffee can be purchased for 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FALL PLANT SALES This will be the best opportunity of the season to come find your raised-fromseed vegetables and herbs for your home garden. Fun varieties include Seaside Spinach, Dinosaur Kale and many others. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-5090709. savannahvictorygardens@gmail. com. Victory Gardens, 2500 Tennessee Ave. FIRST FRIDAY FIREWORKS Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. FREE HOBIE KAYAK DEMO Here’s your chance to try a Hobie Kayak! Several models available. Call Savannah Canoe and Kayak at (912) 34-9502 for

more information or to reserve a specific model. Free Sun., Oct. 8, 1-3 p.m. 912-3419502. Rodney J. Hall Park & Boat Ramp, 25 Diamond Causeway. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. JUNIOR LEAGUE THRIFT SALE This two-day sale raises thousands of dollars which is returned to our community. Merchandise items available for sale include appliances, children’s clothing, housewares and much more. Oct. 6-7. savannahcivic. com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING ALLIANCE Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. LAFAYETTE IN SAVANNAH 1825 Experience the “animated gratitude” and “unaffected homage of republicanism” surrounding General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Visitors be led through the candlelit historic house meeting characters living an event that “exceeded any thing ever before witnessed in Savannah” with both lighthearted musings and expressions of a serious nature in addition to the news of the day and gossip. There will be a ball with a demonstration of early 19th century dancing. $22 advance, $25 door Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. 912236-8097. Davenport House, 324 East State St. ONE HUNDRED ANNUAL GALA MOONLIGHT & MIRACLES Save the Date! The One Hundred’s annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 6th Moonlight & Miracles, 6pm in the ballroom of the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. There will be dinner and dancing with an open bar throughout the evening along with a live and silent auction all to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. $175.00 per person Fri., Oct. 6, 6-11 p.m. 912-5984195. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the


most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PULASKI: THE FORGOTTEN HERO Dedication of stone plaques for General Casimir Pulaski, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Captain Jan Zielinski at the Siege of Savannah Battlefield near the Savannah History Museum. Breakfast will follow at the Georgia Railroad Museum. Attendees will include the Polish Ambassador, Piotr Wilczek, Georgia Polish Consulate, Lawrence Ashe, Congressman Buddy Carter’s representative, and artist Oksana Gruszka. Mon., Oct. 9, 7 a.m. Pulaski Square, Barnard and West Macon Streets. RMHC GOLF TOURNAMENT The day starts with McDonald’s breakfast from 8 AM-10 AM and Bloody Mary Station at 8 AM. After the 10 AM shotgun start, you could win a Volvo, set of Nikes’, trips, McDonald’s for a year and other great gifts. On the course, enjoy a Margarita Station and our “Shot-for-a-Shot” Hole with Jim N’ Nicks Biscuits. To follow, a BBQ Lunch. $300 (Individual); $1200 (Team of 4) Mon., Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 740-350-9601. katie@ rmhccoastalempire. org. php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. SAVANNAH STATE HOMECOMING WEEK The week will be marked by multiple events, including music by Yo Gotti, lectures, networking events, a carnival, alumni gatherings and more. Through Oct. 8. savstate. edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

ongoing. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMER’S MARKET Food trucks, including Chazito’s Latin Cuisine and Jenni’s Treats on the Streets, will augment the market’s selection of delicious food and artisan-crafted items available for purchase. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.


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




















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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.


You wouldn’t expect a five-year-old child to paint a facsimile of Picasso’s *Guernica* or sing Puccini’s opera, *La Boheme.* Similarly, you shouldn’t fault your companions and you for not being perfect masters of the art of intimate relationships. In fact, most of us are amateurs. We may have taken countless classes in math, science, literature, and history, but have never had a single lesson from teachers whose area of expertise is the hard work required to create a healthy partnership. I mention this, Aries, because the next seven weeks will be an excellent time for you to remedy this deficiency. Homework assignments: What can you do to build your emotional intelligence? How can you learn more about the art of creating vigorous togetherness?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to slow down and create a wealth of spacious serenity. Use an unhurried, step-by-step approach to soothe yourself. With a glint in your eye and a lilt in your voice, say sweet things to yourself. In a spirit of play and amusement, pet and pamper yourself as you would a beloved animal. Can you handle that much self-love, Taurus? I think you can. It’s high time for you to be a genius of relaxation, attending tenderly to all the little details that make you feel at ease and in love with the world.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


“If an angel were to tell us something of his philosophies, I do believe some of his propositions would sound like 2 x 2 = 13.” So said the German scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799). Now maybe you don’t believe in the existence of angels, and so you imagine his idea doesn’t apply to you. But I’m here to tell you that an influence equivalent to an angel will soon appear in your vicinity. Maybe it’ll be a numinous figure in your dreams, or a charismatic person you admire, or a vivid memory resurrected in an unexpected form, or a bright fantasy springing to life. And that “angel” will present a proposi-

tion that sounds like 2 x 2 = 13.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Unless you have an off-road vehicle, you can’t drive directly from North America to South America. The Pan-American Highway stretches from Prudhoe Bay in Northern Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina -a distance of about 19,000 miles -- except for a 100-mile patch of swampy rainforest in Panama. I’d like to call your attention to a comparable break in continuity that affects your own inner terrain, Cancerian -- a grey area where two important areas of your life remain unlinked. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to close the gap.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Based in Korea, Samsung is a world leader in selling smartphones and other information technology. But it didn’t start out that way. In its original form, back in 1938, it primarily sold noodles and dried fish. By 1954, it had expanded into wool manufacturing. More than three decades after its launch as a company, it further diversified, adding electronics to its repertoire. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the next ten months should be an excellent time for you to do the equivalent of branching out from noodles and dried fish to electronics. And the coming six weeks will be quite favorable for formulating your plans and planting your seeds.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In my opinion, you’re not quite ready to launch full-tilt into the rebuilding phase. You still have a bit more work to do on tearing down the old stuff that’s in the way of where the new stuff will go. So I recommend that you put an “Under Construction” sign outside your door, preferably with flashing yellow lights. This should provide you with protection from those who don’t understand the complexity of the process you’re engaged in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You’re a good candidate for the following roles: 1. a skeptical optimist who is both discerning and open-minded; 2. a robust

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.


truth-teller who specializes in interesting truths; 3. a charming extremist who’s capable of solving stubborn riddles; 4. a smooth operator who keeps everyone calm even as you initiate big changes; 5. an enlightened game-player who reforms or avoids games that abuse beauty’s power.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Actress and author Carrie Fisher wrote three autobiographies. Speed skating Olympics star Apolo Anton Ohno published his autobiography at age 20. The rascal occultist Aleister Crowley produced an “autohagiography.” To understand that odd term, keep in mind that “hagiography” is an account of the life of a saint, so adding “auto” means it’s the biography of a saint penned by the saint himself. I’m bringing up these fun facts in hope of encouraging you to ruminate at length on your life story. If you don’t have time to write a whole book, please take a few hours to remember in detail the gloriously twisty path you have trod from birth until now. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the best way to heal what needs to be healed is to steep yourself in a detailed meditation on the history of your mysterious destiny.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If you go to the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Germany, you will see a jug of wine that was bottled in 1687. In accordance with astrological omens, Sagittarius, I suggest that you find a metaphorical version of this vintage beverage -- and then metaphorically drink it! In my opinion, it’s time for you to partake of a pleasure that has been patiently waiting for you to enjoy it. The moment is ripe for you to try an experience you’ve postponed, to call in favors that have been owed to you, to finally do fun things you’ve been saving for the right occasion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

If a late-night TV talk show called and asked me to be a guest, I’d say no. If *People* magazine wanted to do a story on me, I’d decline. What good is fame like that? It might briefly puff up my ego, but

it wouldn’t enhance my ability to create useful oracles for you. The notoriety that would come my way might even distract me from doing what I love to do. So I prefer to remain an anonymous celebrity, as I am now, addressing your deep self with my deep self. My messages are more valuable to you if I remain an enigmatic ally instead of just another cartoony media personality. By the way, I suspect you’ll soon face a comparable question. Your choice will be between what’s flashy and what’s authentic; between feeding your ego and feeding your soul.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A Canadian guy named Harold Hackett likes to put messages in bottles that he throws out into the Atlantic Ocean from his home on Prince Edward island. Since he started in 1996, he has dispatched over 5,000 missives into the unknown, asking the strangers who might find them to write back to him. To his delight, he has received more than 3,000 responses from as far away as Russia, Scotland, and West Africa. I suspect that if you launch a comparable mission sometime soon, Aquarius, your success rate wouldn’t be quite that high, but still good. What longrange inquiries or invitations might you send out in the direction of the frontier?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

“Intensify” is one of your words of power these days. So are “fortify,” “reinforce,” and “buttress.” Anything you do to intensify your devotion and focus will be rewarded by an intensification of life’s gifts to you. As you take steps to fortify your sense of security and stability, you will activate dormant reserves of resilience. If you reinforce your connections with reliable allies, you will set in motion forces that will ultimately bring you help you didn’t even know you needed. If you buttress the bridge that links your past and future, you will ensure that your old way of making magic will energize your new way.


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. BREEMA Join us October 3 and every first Saturday 10-12. Discover a practical and transformative approach to life and health. Receiving Breema bodywork releases deeply held tension in the body, mind and feelings. Breema is a way to practice being present. Taught by Laura Ike. Open to community. Donation jar. Call 912 658-5592 with questions. first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. Daffin Park, 1198

Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. FREE FITNESS MINI CLASSES The West Broad Street YMCA is starting a brand new lineup of adult fitness classes. Come try all of them in one night for free. You will be sure to get a great workout with a short demo of each of the seven classes that begin the following week. Classes include Zumba, Line Dance, Shimmy Chic (Belly dance), Afro-Carribbean Dance, Weighted Workout, and Yoga. All classes 18+. Free Tue., Oct. 10, 5:45-7:30 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@ events/117971235583572/?ti=as. YMCAWest Broad St, 1110 May St. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. 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. 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. 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. STUDIO DANCE PARTY Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing, light refreshments, and fun. All ballroom dances, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Coast Swing, and more. $15.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612-4706683. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. TURBO KICK CARDIO WORKOUT Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer







Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA ME FIT Yoga Me Fit will be donating 20% of proceeds from these sessions to the Tybee Arts Association, a nonprofit organization committed to developing and sustaining interest, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts in Chatham County. Funds raised for the Tybee Arts Association from these sessions will help support the nonprofit organization’s mission to bring the arts into people’s lives through art shows, theatre workshops, art classes and much more. Registration costs $15 per person for each of these sessions with 20% going to support the Tybee Arts Association. To register for sessions, please visit event/. To learn more about “The Art of Yoga” sessions or Yoga Me Fit, please visit, email lynn@yogamefit. com, or call 912-308-3410. Sundays. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. ZUMBA 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.






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Food Day Festival

The Savannah Food Day Festival is the largest in the nation and celebrates sustainable, accessible and healthy foods. The free event includes a farmers market, educational workshops, top local bands, art activities, food vendors and more. FREE SAT., OCT. 7, 11 A.M.-5 P.M. EVENTS@WELLFEDSAVANNAH.COM. FOODDAYSAVANNAH.ORG. DAFFIN PARK, 1198 WASHINGTON AVE.

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking,

weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). second Sunday of every month. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging 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. 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.


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.


Help Wanted

BOAR’S HEAD Distributor Accepting resumes for Sales. Call 912-201-3370 and ask for Kenia. Fax Resume to 912-349-1777,Email: office@ or come fill out an application in person at: 4912 Old Louisville Road, Suite #402, Savannah, GA (Monday thru Friday, 8:30 to 5:00)


Independent family owned 100 room airport hotel has opening for Maintenance Man. Ideal for young person looking to learn or older person looking for less demanding construction position. Monday-Friday, 40 hrs. Please call Mr. Dan, 912-964-1421 or Apply in person: Quail Run Lodge.

MAINTENANCE WORKER Needed for rental property. $9/hour. Tuesday-Saturday. Call 912-234-0548

Gardens. Be part of the fun & earn Real Estate extra cash for the holidays. Must have reliable transportation and phone service! Open Interview Mobile Homes For Sale Wednesdays,1900 Lincoln Street, Email: ‘83 MOBILE HOME, 14X80. Riverview Mobile Estates. 3BR, 912-631-4236. EOE large 1-1/2 bath. Large kitchen, new floors, central heat/air. Well maintained. $22,500. Call 912228-1479

We are currently hiring experienced warehouse workers to unload containers in the Savannah, GA area. This is an incentive based position with a guaranteed base, but we have many employees earning upwards of $12-$18/hour based upon productivity. We can work with your schedule. Please contact Yvonne James at: 5 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd, Suite 140 Savannah, GA 31406 Phone: 912-433-6555 Email: Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at

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Merchandiser/Driver Starting at $12.25 hr. Up to $19.50/hr. Local Boar’s Head distributor is looking for a Merchandiser/ Driver. No experience needed, will train. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years old. Call 912-201-3370 and ask for Kenia/Josh. Fax Resume to 912-349-1777,Email: office@ or come fill out an application in person at: 4912 Old Louisville Road, Suite #402, Savannah, GA (Monday thru Friday, 8:30 to 5:00)


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ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL ON 2ND WEEK Clean, large, furnished. Busline, cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. • Paycheck stub or Proof of DUPLEX: 1307 East 54th Street. income and ID required. 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/ 2nd person/child add $100 per deposit. One block off Waters week Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ 219 WEST 39TH STREET. Nights/Weekends. Downtown. Furnished, all utilities. Clean, quiet, nice room. On bus line. $140 & Up per week. 912Great Rental! 3612 Duane Court. 247-5404 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, 2nd Floor, new paint, new flooring, CH/A, \ all-electric. $700/Month, $700 ROOMS FOR RENT - Ages 40 Deposit. Call 912-655-4303 & better. $150 weekly. No

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utilities included. On Busline. NICE HOUSE FOR RENT • 2117 Brentwood Drive: Call 912-844-5995 4BR/1BA, central heat/air, washer/dryer connections, SAVANNAH’S large backyard. $1000/month, HOUSE OF GRACE $1050/security deposit. SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST Call 912-631-7644, 912-507-7934 FOR AGES 50 & BETTER or 912-927-2853 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 Off ACL Blvd. & want to call home. Westlake Ave. SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF 2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly GRACE also has community Renovated, hardwood floors, housing with its own private carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, bath. Different rates apply. central heat/air, washer/dryer Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. hookups. $625-$795/month for Prices starting at $550. 2bdrs and $735-$895/month for 3bdrs.

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Roommate Wanted 130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. All utilities included. Near Hunter AAF. Available immediately. $650/month $100 deposit, or $150/week. Call 912272-8020 ROOMMATE: $125 & Up. Private bath, Spa, Cable TV, Internet, CH/A, Washer/Dryer, Kitchen, Clean & Safe. 24-Hour surveillance, Busline, Near grocery store. 912-401-1961

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