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WEDNESDAY 11.14 Film: Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams


Charting Coldplay’s incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom, it is the definitive Coldplay film. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15

Film: The Man in the Attic

The Eric Jones Trio with violinist Ricardo Ochoa 11.18

A sizzling night out, featuring two incredible musicians. 8-11pm Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W Broughton

A forgotten British remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger.” Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Ursrey Memorial Lecture: Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier’s highly acclaimed first novel, “Cold Mountain,” is an international bestseller. 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Free and open to the public

THURSDAY 11.15 Beaujolais Nouveau Day Celebration


The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the official end of this year’s growing season. 5 p.m. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. $39

Foreign Policy...Now What?

Liz Brailsford, COO of the World Affairs Councils of America, presents this lecture. 7:30 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.

Theatre: King Lear CONNECT SAVANNAH | NOV 14-20, 2018




When the aging leader of a community preparing for the end of the world divides his Kingdom among the children who flatter him best, a series of events are set into motion that threaten the survival of everyone around him. It’s Shakespeare’s tragic story of madness, age, and manipulation set against the backdrop of the Y2K Panic. Presented by the Savannah Shakes. Fri/Sun 7:30 p.m. , Sat 2 p.m. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive.

Savannah Third Thursdays

Select local galleries will be open late from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. giving you the opportunity to see art after hours. third Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m.

FRIDAY 11.16 ATC on Tybee Presents NY to Nashville: An Evening with Joshua Carswell and Bex Odorisio Carswell is a highly coveted recording artist and Odorisio is a multitalented performer. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. Regular $20, premium $25



Books and Brews combines authors and adult beverages raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to promote literacy in our community. 6 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Free

Christmas Made In The South

Find pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, woodworking, glass, Christmas ornaments, photography, fine art, delicious gourmet delights and so much more. Nov. 16-18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $7

Eclipse 6

No bands, no instruments, no kidding. Eclipse 6 performs a special a cappella Thanksgiving and holiday show. 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $35

Evening @ Skidaway with André Joseph Gallant

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Theatre: King Lear

Shakespeare’s tragic story of madness, age, and manipulation set against the backdrop of the Y2K Panic. Presented by the Savannah Shakes. Fri. and Sun., 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive. $15 general admission, $12 students/senior/ military

Vintage Market Days of Savannah: Home of the Brave

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Friday $10 door, Saturday and Sunday $5 door

SATURDAY 11.17 5th Annual Pee Wee Rodeo

The Amazing Acro-cats

Fourth Annual Pop-Up Party

Asbury Memorial UMC Pecan and Honey Harvest

Howard Family Dental 10th Annual Free Dental Day

The first 200 children and adults that arrive receive one free service of their choice: a free cleaning, filling or extraction. 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Howard Family Dental, 91 Brighton Woods Drive. 912-629-9000.

Museum in the Moonlight

Wander the gardens and museum on a romantic moonlit night while enjoying refreshments alfresco and live music by Coy Campbell. 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Free

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Everything your little ones want to see, plus some great things for adults too. All proceeds from the Pee Wee Rodeo will go directly to Urban Hope. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Avenue. $15 for adults, $10 for kids, 3 and under free

Author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster, gives a talk and book signing, beginning with a reception at 6:15 in the McGowan Library. 7 p.m. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave. Free and open to the public Start your holiday shopping with local vendors, artists, and fun. 2 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of touing performing house cats. 3 & 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. 21.00-39 512-378-3952.

The Pecan and Honey Harvest includes a general store for the sale of shelled pecans, fresh baked pecan-themed desserts 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Madison Square, West Harris Street.

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Fourth Annual Pop-Up Party

Start your holiday shopping with local vendors, artists, and fun. 11 a.m. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

Front Porch Improv: Sorry Not Sorry

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scenes sure to make you laugh. 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. $10, $5 with a student ID

Gardening Session

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

Gingerbread Judging

The 18th annual Gingerbread Experience at the Westin includes new judges this year. 4:30 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive.

The Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl

Stretch your legs, prepare for the food coma, and get ready to burn some calories before that Thanksgiving feast. 4 p.m. Stafford’s Public House, 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk. 15 912-660-9001.

Honor Mark 5k

Marine, firefighter, paramedic, runner and crossfitter Mark Hummeldorf was killed in a tragic car accident on November 22, 2017. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are encouraged to sign up. 8:39 a.m. Hutchinson Island

Lecture: Burden and Redemption: A True Southern Story

A true story about the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of compassion that shook a community in the South. 7 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Free


Make Savannah Fall Festival with Maven Makers


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Make Savannah and Maven Makers have teamed up to host a fall festival pop-up featuring Makers and artists. 10 a.m. Maven Makers, 415 West Boundary Street.

Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour

The tour is hosted by Danny and Johnny Moron, two local actors, comedians, and history buffs. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Visitor’s Center, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. $33

Savannah Philharmonic: An Evening with Anthony Kearns Back by popular demand, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are proud to have Anthony Kearns. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Providing residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free

SUNDAY 11.18 Johnny Mercer’s 109th Birthday Bash

A half dozen of the Coastal Empire’s most accomplished singers are accompanied by a three-piece ensemble. 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. $20 912-472-4790.

Savannah Thanksliving 2018

Please join us for the annual Savannah Thanksliving celebration and enjoy an amazing three course meal by Fox and Fig Plant Based Cafe. 5:30 p.m. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $25 727-481-8381.

MONDAY 11.19 Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, Owens-Thomas House & Slave until they sang their very first note Quarters Community Day 7:30 p.m. Telfair invites the local community to par- Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe ticipate in the unveiling of new interpretive Ave. exhibits at the Owens-Thomas House and $40-$70 Slave Quarters. 1 p.m. Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St. Free 912-790-8800.



THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET of American elections is that all kinds of human errors and shenanigans go on, all the time, every election, and always have — yet they rarely come to light because elections are rarely so close that they come into play. This year, however, is different. My hope is that one silver lining from this election will be that we might finally begin to seriously address these issues. The extraordinarily close gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp was foreshadowed by several developments during the campaign, and only reinforced on election day when precincts all over the state were

Elections in the U.S. are primarily local affairs, run at the county level. Most precincts are run by overburdened and largely unappreciated volunteers, many of them elderly and most of them women. They are dependent on both their state and their county for adequate resources to do their jobs. “Day to day operations are mostly determined locally,” says Joe Steffen, a local attorney and vocal Democrat who is a former Chairman of the Chatham County Board of Elections. “The issue of how many people are working at a particular precinct and how many machines they use is primarily a local decision.” A very real — if not very glamorous — issue moving forward is the ongoing issue of recruitment of poll workers. “Recruitment is a very real challenge,” says Steffen. “It’s difficult to find enough people, and enough qualified people, will-

counted. And provisional ballots aren’t counted at all if there aren’t sufficient numbers to change an election result.) Steffen says the real negative impact Kemp has had as Secretary of State rests on two initiatives: The so-called “exact match” protocol which mostly involves absentee ballots, and Kemp’s controversial purge of inactive voters from the rolls. The exact-match rules about names and signatures, often used to reject absentee ballots, disproportionately impact the lesser-educated and the elderly. Kemp’s purge of a half-millon Georgia voters who didn’t vote in the two years leading up to this campaign, Steffen says, is “the most egregious example” of Kemp’s actions possibly altering the will of the people. “There are a million reasons why someone might not vote in two consecutive elections,” Steffen says.

So who is at fault? It’s complicated and bears a closer look. The issue of very long lines isn’t quite the same issue as which ballots are accepted or rejected. clearly overmatched by the record-breaking midterm turnout. With Democratic allegations that Kemp (who as Secretary of State oversaw his own campaign) was engaged in various forms of voter suppression, and with Kemp’s eleventh-hour allegation that Democrats hacked the election system (allegations both unproven and unpursued by law enforcement), it was as if the stage was already set for a long, bitter aftermath. Similar aftermaths are taking place around the country, such as in Florida, where both the gubernatorial and Senate races are in a recount, and in Arizona, where a seeming Republican Senate win turned quickly into a Democratic pickup. The problems in Georgia this election were legion. While certainly many precincts most adversely affected were in low-income areas, there were more than enough unacceptable problems to cover virtually everyone in some way. For example, there was only a single voting machine available at a majority Democratic precinct at Savannah High, which is simply unforgivable. Conversely, the majority Republican area of Pooler experienced ridiculous wait times of 4-5 hours on election day because those precincts were so unready and overwhelmed. So who is at fault? It’s complicated and bears a closer look. The issue of very long lines isn’t quite the same issue as which ballots are accepted or rejected.

ing to work the polls.” Steffen says it shouldn’t have been a surprise to any local poll manager that this midterm election would have enormous turnout, especially with early voting numbers available in nearly real-time. “If there were any precincts not prepared for an extremely heavy, almost presidential level turnout this year, then only two things are possible: They were either actually negligent, or intentionally negligent,” he says. Steffen says the primary way to solve the more locally-based problems — such as extremely long wait times — is for the county to budget enough money to have adequate equipment and adequate recruitment of poll workers. As for Brian Kemp and his controversial decision to stay on as Secretary of State, Steffen says that office has less to do with long voting lines than it does with providing counties with guidance on the acceptance of absentee or provisional ballots. (There is some confusion about the difference between absentee and provisional ballots. Absentee ballots are filled out and sent in ahead of time when someone knows they will be unable to vote in person. Absentee ballots are always counted, assuming they are in order. Provisional ballots, however, are last-resort votes when there is some other reason an in-person or absentee ballot cannot be cast, and are subject to confirmation before being

“You might be fighting cancer, or you might be going through a divorce.” Or you might simply not find anyone you think is worth voting for that year. As for provisional ballots, problems can go either to the local or state level. “On one hand, a poll manager has the discretion to allow or reject a provisional ballot request. And they might be tired or angry that day, or not very good at their job,” says Steffen. “On the other hand, the question of how much time you give local officials to confirm and accept provisional ballots is mostly a decision made in Atlanta — and I think that’s been a real issue this election.” An overarching concern of Steffen’s — shared by many — is Kemp’s decision not to resign as Secretary of State early on. “He should have resigned once he got the Republican nomination,” Steffen says. “That would avoid the appearance of impropriety which could be a real cloud over the election, and over his entire time in office if he prevails.” It’s ironic that in an environment where concerns about “hacking” elections have been so prevalent over the past two years, that this election would be concerned with much more mundane issues, such as staffing, signatures, addresses, and postmarks. But democracy isn’t always pretty, or sexy. Sometimes it’s just about putting in the work. CS

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Dissecting democracy in the election’s aftermath


NEWS & OPINION THE NEWS CYCLE These telescopic boom lifts were placed on Lincoln Street for most of October while a movie was being shot nearby. Yet local residents did not slash their tires or set them on fire to protest the loss, if only temporary, of our most cherished local resource: on-street parking.

Perspective and privilege BY JOHN BENNETT


IT TOOK me almost 10 years, but I finally did it. I’ve been on Twitter since February 2009 and just last month one of my Tweets finally received more than a dozen likes. Here it is: “Persistent misconception I encounter in my work: The belief that all cycling is elective. People like to rant about “fools” who “choose” to ride on busy streets early in morning/late at night. They never consider people are just trying to get to/from work by only means they have.” As I write this it’s been liked 62 times and retweeted 16 times. I suppose the sentiment resonated with people who want streets that are safer for everyone, no matter who they are or how they travel. I’ve written frequently about the “windshield perspective” that many people have when they view our community. It’s not a term I coined, but I think it’s effective in describing our collective inability to understand why others “choose” to put themselves in harm’s way by walking or biking on dangerous streets. Our mistake is presuming that everyone has a choice, but that’s not the end of our failure to comprehend the realities many of our fellow Savannahians face every day. First, those of us who are fortunate enough to have the option to drive, may forget that in a significant number of Savannah neighborhoods, the majority of households do not have access to motor vehicles. These are often in lower income

neighborhoods where residents must travel long distances to reach their jobs. d People who work in the hospitality, service, warehouse and retail sectors are especially vulnerable to injury or death while commuting on foot or by bike. Why? Think about where these types of workplaces are typically located. That’s right, they’re situated on busy, multi-lane thoroughfares with high speed traffic. Not only do the cars and trucks move terribly fast, thus increasing the mortality rate for people who are hit, but streets often lack sidewalks. And crosswalks may be spaced hundreds of yards apart. It’s also worth noting that people working these jobs are unlikely to have 9-to-5 schedules. Depending on their shifts, they may be walking or biking to and from work before sunrise or late at night, adding to the precarity. Yet, when reports of crashes that cause serious injuries or death are published, we can depend on the comments section to blame the victims for “choosing” to engage in risky behavior. Because so many of us travel almost exclusively by car and because so much of the built environment has been configured to make motoring quick and convenient, our perceptions and priorities have been skewed in ways we may not realize. Take on-street parking, which may be the most highly energized of all local third rails. The fact that we seem to value it above all else, but still fight tooth and nail to avoid paying for it, is perhaps the best example of our cognitive dissonance when it comes to our streets. A proposed redesign of the Lincoln Street bike lane, which would have increased safety significantly, was

ultimately abandoned because it would have necessitated removal of on-street parking near some intersections. The expected backlash, it was feared, would scuttle or at least indefinitely delay implementation of safety improvements. We probably overestimate the importance of on-street parking because of the sacred status to which we have elevated it, however. I was pondering this as a trio of telescopic boom lifts occupied half a dozen parking spaces on Lincoln Street for most of October, while a movie was being shot nearby. More production vehicles and equipment were staged in other parking spaces, taking dozens out of service at various times. Yet there were no riots or marches on City Hall. Everyone seemed to carry on as usual, even when most of the parking spaces on some blocks were inaccessible. Now, it is possible that residents were compensated for their trouble. I was on the receiving end of such a deal in 1991 when I lived in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, just south of Downtown Atlanta. Orion Pictures paid me $50 a day to park several blocks away. It was like manna from heaven and why I will always, despite awful reviews, defend “RoboCop 3” as a cinematic triumph. Lo, the park-pocalypse did not come to pass during filming on Lincoln Street, suggesting the negligible effect of removing some spaces would have been a small price to pay for a street that would be safer for everyone, those of us who drive included. Unfortunately, as long as we operate under inaccurate perceptions, we’ll continue prioritize parking and cars over people and community. CS


Telling the untold stories


Owens-Thomas House unveils extensive new focus on enslaved presence at historic home


Top: Research was done to determine the names of the house’s enslaved servants. Below left: Cellar of the main house. Below right: Closeup of the serving bell. PHOTOS BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON


THE Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters is one of the most historic homes in Savannah, but much of its history has gone untold. As part of Telfair Museums’ Slavery and Freedom in Savannah project, the home reveals its new interpretive exhibitions on Nov. 17. “The project started in the 1990s, when [Telfair Museums] started to conserve and restore this building,” says Shannon Browning-Mullis, Curator of History and Decorative Arts. “They realized they had the only really intact urban slave quarters in the city. That asks the question: How do we tell this story responsibly?” The 2011 Slavery and Freedom in Savannah symposium invited scholars nationwide to investigate that question. The Owens-Thomas House’s story begins in 1816, when Richard Richardson obtained the Anson Ward lot and commissioned William Jay to design the home. The Owens-Thomas House itself is an opulent display of material wealth in the mid-19th century. As tour guide Lacey Wilson put it, the home was William Jay’s “resume house,” as it was his first design job. George Owens, mayor of Savannah, moved into the house in 1834, bringing his wife Sarah, his six children, and his 11 enslaved servants. “One thing we want to emphasize is that even though eight to 14 enslaved people were here at any given time, the wealth that generated this lifestyle came from the people that Richard Richardson was shipping out of the port of Savannah and the 400 people enslaved on George Owens’ plantation,” explains Browning-Mullis. The beginning point of the tour pays homage to those enslaved people with a wall of names. “We have many of the names of about 200 people who were shipped from the port and on the plantation,” says Browning-Mullis. “The blank boards reference the people whose names we didn’t recover. It’s a pretty overwhelming experience.” The house stayed in the family until the death of Margaret Wallace Owens Thomas. She bequeathed the home to the Telfair Academy, and the slave quarters were in the process of being renovated into office space for Telfair staff when the construction team realized what exactly they were working with. “They pulled down the drop plaster ceiling and the walls that had been put in, and they were like, ‘Oh my God, this is the original ceiling, this is the original fireplace,’ and they just stopped,” says Browning-Mullis. “They were like, ‘What are we doing right now?’ I think we’re really lucky


Left: Installing a replica bed upstairs. Right: The wall of names of enslaved servants. PHOTOS BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

it was recognized; it’s indicative of historic preservation.” The slave quarters are notable because they feature the largest swath of haint blue paint in North America. Haint blue paint was made and applied by enslaved people and consists of indigo, lime, and buttermilk. The blue color refers to the belief that evil spirits could not cross bodies of water, so the enslaved people protected themselves by painting ceilings and doorways haint blue. “That’s now the conversation we’re having,” explains Browning-Mullis. “We have to share it, so how do we share it and protect it? It’s a constant thing with a historic building. The more you share it, the more it degrades.” Upstairs in the slave quarters, the museum staff recreated vignettes of the living conditions. “We don’t have an inventory of how this was furnished,” says Browning-Mullis, “but we know they sometimes inherited hand-me-down furniture from the big house, sometimes they made or purchased their own furniture, and sometimes they didn’t really have a whole lot.” Information on the living situations was pulled from narratives from the WPA, or Work Progress Administration, carried out under the New Deal. Journalists

interviewed formerly enslaved people about their experiences. “There are weaknesses to it,” BrowningMullis acknowledges. “These people were elderly and had been enslaved when they were children, and they’re being asked questions about slavery in the Jim Crow South. How open does one feel they could be?” she asks. “But it’s the best we have. You recognize that some things people may not be totally comfortable answering honestly, but what kind of bed did you have? People will probably say what kind of bed they had.” It’s reliance on primary documents like these interviews that informs the renovations. Across the courtyard from the slave quarters is the Owens-Thomas House itself, and the basement of the house is where the bulk of the education about the enslaved people happens. “This space is a working cellar, so it’s where everything that made the lifestyle possible upstairs happen,” explains Browning-Mullis. “Food was cooked, laundry was done.” It’s clear, touring the space, how hard the staff has worked to make the information interactive and easily understandable. In the kitchen, there’s a touch table that allows visitors to touch the materials that make up the walls and a discovery table

with building fragments inside. In the scullery, there’s a digital projection of a slave doing laundry, reenacted by a Savannah Arts Academy student. “One thing that’s tough is that people are here as part of a trip,” says BrowningMullis. “They’re not here for their graduate degree; they’re not going to stay with us for days. We have an hour. Can we explain the history of everything in an hour? Yes, we can!” The discovery cabinet in the cellar shows visitors what was stored in the cabinets and what Diane, the enslaved cook, could access. “They’ll have info here about what Diane had access to,” says BrowningMullis. “If Diane needed something else, she had to ask Sarah Owens. It gives you a sense of what people had access to and what they did not have access to. You think [from a slave’s perspective] about when you did or did not control over how much food to feed your own children, or what medicine your own children would have been able to get. They had to dictate that to you.” Previous visitors to the basement will see other new looks; the heating and air ducts which once dominated the ceiling of the space have now been painstakingly rerouted through the building’s chimneys.

One room in the basement stands out for its wealth of knowledge about the enslaved people. “This is the room where we’re really digging into the stories of the people who were enslaved here,” says Browning-Mullis. “Each of the four panels tells a story of the people who were enslaved here in the words of primary documents.” Census records, personal letters, and excerpts from George Owens’ will illustrate the nuance of the relationship between families and the slaves they owned. “One of the things we wanted to make sure people understand is that if you think these relationships were complicated, they were ten times more complicated than you think they were,” says Browning-Mullis. “Emma raised multiple generations of Owens children. Both George Owens and his son left her money in their wills. George Owens took her to Philadelphia for medical treatment once, which is insane,” she says. “I completely believe that if you asked George Owens, he would say Emma was like family. But we also have a record where he sent her to jail for safekeeping overnight and paid $1.50 for that service. I assure you he would not have sent his daughter to jail.” The complexity of the slave-owner relationship is extensively detailed both in the informational material and in the tour of the Owens-Thomas House itself. It is a relationship we cannot simplify or overlook, even today. On the heels of the 2008 symposium, a follow-up is already in planning to keep the story going. “People were enslaved here, and then the Civil War happened. Then you had African servants, no longer slaves, who were still here and still working and still experiencing life in Savannah and their descendants live here today,” says Browning-Mullis. “It’s not a story that has an end. One of the questions we’ve asked all along is: What is the legacy of the story we’re telling on this site? The original symposium ended with Reconstruction,” she says. “We’re convening a symposium in 2020 that will look at the legacy of slavery in Savannah, picking up with Reconstruction and going through today.” That symposium will address everything from the Jim Crow South to the civil rights movement to today. “Slavery is over for some of us, right?” she asks. “Not for all of us.” CS


Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m. Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St.





Return of the great STVR debate?




HERE’S A startling statistic about shortterm vacation rentals (STVRs) in the state of Georgia: d Despite Savannah being credited as the municipality doing the most extensive and nuanced work to regulate STVRs, through a great deal of dialogue with its citizens; of the House Study Committee on STVRs, tasked with devising recommendations for regulating STVRs at the state level, only 28.6% of committee members attended the public forum on the subject at Savannah’s City Hall this past Saturday. The two members in attendance were Matt Dollar (R), Chairman of the committee in question and State Representative for District 45 (East Cobb County and Sandy Springs), and our own Ron Stephens (R), State Representative for District 164 (Outer Metro Savannah and Fort Stewart). Absent committee members: Rep. Karla Drenner (D) District 85 (DeKalb County) Rep. Mark Newton (R) District 123 (Suburban Augusta) Rep. Dale Rutledge (R) District 109 (Henry County) Rep. Spencer Frye (D) District 118 (Athens) Rep. Butch Parrish (R) District 158 (chunk of rural Georgia between Statesboro and Dublin) There were many jokes (including my own) made about it being Game Day, and travel to Athens to watch the Dawgs precluding a trip to Savannah on the same day. But c’mon, this is a poor showing if you’re charged with devising legislation that will affect the whole state, perhaps in profound ways. But, to give the absent committee members the benefit of the doubt, maybe their absence was an indicator that they don’t plan on doing anything that would endanger Savannah’s existing STVR regulations.

I hope that this is the case. Neighborhood group representatives (including myself, for Thomas Square), and Bill Durrence, the City Council member whose district contains all of Savannah’s legal STVRs, all seemed to agree on trying to impart one common message to the state representatives: We got this. Don’t take away our ability to regulate this locally. As reported by Eric Curl of Savannah Morning News earlier this month, it is expected that all 44 wards where a 20% cap was placed on STVR units will have reached this threshold by the end of the year. This will give much-needed stability to the housing mix in these areas. However, there is the specter of House Bill 579, introduced by Rep. Matt Dollar himself. It would provide that “local government cannot ban or regulate shortterm and vacation rentals.” I’m told that this bill is “dead” but I cannot confirm that, and nothing prevents it from being resurrected. While I support short-term rentals, I am not of the mind that they shouldn’t be regulated, and that the regulation should be local. I think that passing any state law

like HB 579 would be horrible. Also, my support for short-term rentals is conditional, and it declines sharply and in direct proportion to how many STVRs one might own, and how far that owner lives from downtown Savannah. Atlanta native and champion of the working-class consumer, Clark Howard, recently (10/16/2018) had this to say of Airbnb and its competitors: “Airbnb has been an enormous financial boost to so many. You’re renting a room in somebody’s home, or over their garage, or whatever, and it supplements their income, and gives you either more space, or a lower price, or a more authentic experience where you’re visiting, by being able to stay in somebody’s private home, rather than a hotel.” While I agree with Clark – my support for Airbnb is been based on how much it can help out the average person, and especially the creative class – this is not an accurate depiction of who is now making money in the short-term rental market. At least not in downtown Savannah. The same SMN article provided some updated STVR numbers from the City: Of 1,431 certified STVRs, only 36 are owner-occupied (these also do not count towards the cap). 46% of all STVRs have owners outside the City of Savannah. Of that number, a further 40% have owners outside the state of Georgia. My math says that’s about 263 units. The farther away the owner lives, the more likely they have little or no involvement with the operation of their STVR. It is a managed property. That still puts money into the local economy, but not as much as if the owner lived here and was embedded in Savannah life, day to day. The calls to loosen STVR regulations and caps come from absentee owners and groups representing them. A representative of Expedia Group, which owns HomeAway and VRBO, spoke at the Savannah forum. He said that the industry would like a “level playing field”. My brain translates that into, “the investor class wants one-size-fits-all regulation across the state.” Standardization benefits turning the STVR market into nothing but another investment vehicle for those with extra cash looking for high returns. It favors commoditization. CONTINUES ON P. 12


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On that note, I’ll mention that a Texas group owns 77 STVRs on Broughton Street. Seventy-seven. Texas. Airbnb, at its best, is the exact opposite of a commodity. It gives the visitor a truly unique experience, one that is different with every local host. And it puts money into the pocket of that local host. Idiosyncratic regulation, neighborhood by neighborhood, as opposed to statewide standardization, benefits local hosts and local knowledge. It makes potential absentee investors nervous, and perhaps search for greener pastures elsewhere. I am completely OK with that. Go buy safe, predictable mutual funds instead. This is not to say that I want to take STVRs away from investor-class owners that already have them. They got into the market fair and square, under the current regulations. However, I do not see the need to create more opportunities for them. Any growth in the market should be steered towards locals, as much as is possible. So, is it possible for the state to do

something that would enhance, rather than detract from, local nuanced regulation of STVRs? Yes, says Melinda Allen of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA): “Definitely on proper tax collection, sharing of data by the industry, and some sort of STVR-negotiated safety standards, and the ability for the City to inspect the businesses,” she says. “Owner-occupied would be exempt from the inspections, as the primary purpose of the parcel is still residential.” This is where things always get a little muddy, seeing that if it is owner-occupied, it is probably not actually an STVR, but an inn, or some variation on that use. Or, the STVR is an accessory dwelling on the same parcel as the primary residence. Would homeowners be OK with their accessory units being inspected by the City, if they wished to use them as STVRs? My guess would be yes, considering the additional income that can be gained. But if the state really wants to help the little guy, the homestead-homeowner

(rather than the investor), and at the same time protect property rights, I have my own suggestion: Take up the issue of homestays. These are distinct from STVRs. Remember, an STVR is a complete dwelling unit. A homestay is the renting out of a spare bedroom on a short-term basis. This is not covered in STVR regulations, and is currently forbidden throughout most of Savannah, even in the home that you own and occupy yourself. The state could change this. It could say that local jurisdictions have no right to forbid homeowners from renting out a single spare bedroom in the house that they own and occupy (as opposed to multiple bedrooms, and approaching “inn” territory). This would really help out the average homeowner, and not create further inroads for investment properties. Also, it could help to cool the STVR market, if STVRs have to compete with a larger pool of homestay options. Think about it, Representative Matt Dollar. CS



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Fatal shooting on Bolling Street

Savannah Police’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a Nov. 5 shooting in the 2200 block of Bolling Street that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old man. About 10 p.m. officers responded to the incident location for reports of a shooting. Jamall Johnson, who was suffering from gunshot wounds, was located at the scene and pronounced deceased. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Violent Crimes tip line at (912) 525-3124. Tipsters can also contact CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Pedestrian killed on Southside

The Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating an early morning pedestrianinvolved crash that resulted in a fatality. At around 3 a.m., Dwayne Sutton, 54, driving a Kia Optima, was traveling west on Montgomery Crossroads nearing Atwood Street when he struck a pedestrian that was lying in the roadway. The pedestrian, later identified as Ivory Winfrey, 34, was transported to the hospital in serious condition. He later succumbed to his injuries. This crash continues to be investigated by the TIU.

Pedestrian seriously injured in crash on Broughton Street

Marijuana bust at school

Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a pedestrian versus vehicle crash that resulting in serious injuries to the pedestrian. The 72-year-old pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk at Montgomery and Broughton streets around noon when a 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty that was turning left struck the pedestrian. The vehicle was driven by Larry Driver, 63, of Savannah. The pedestrian, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Robbery suspects sought

Savannah Police Robbery Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying three suspects in an ongoing robbery investigation. On Thursday, October 18 at around 11:30 p.m., the victim was in the area of Montgomery and W. 38th streets when he was approached by three males. Reportedly, the males assaulted the victim before stealing the victim’s personal items and fleeing. The suspects are described as black males in their late 20s. One suspect wore a white shirt, dark pants, black Converse sneakers and has tattoos on both arms. The second suspect has long dreads and wore a black jacket and white shirt. The third suspect wore a brown and white hoodie, black pants and has shoulder length dreads.

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) conducted a search warrant at a residence after a middle school student brought marijuana on campus. “Yesterday, CNT and Savannah Police Department responded to a local middle school after receiving information a student was found to be in possession of marijuana. CNT agents determined the child obtained the marijuana from the child’s residence and brought it to school with the intent of selling it to fellow students,” a CNT spokesperson. CNT obtained a search warrant for the child’s residence located in the 1500 block of East 56th Street. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of nearly three pounds of marijuana, multiple digital scales, and other items commonly associated with the distribution of controlled substances. More than $1,000 was also seized. CNT arrested 48-year-old Toby Broxton and 38-year-old Lois Ward, also known as Lois Edwards-Broxton, both of Savannah. Both Broxton and Ward were charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime; both are felony charges. Broxton and Ward remain in the Chatham County Detention Center. The Division of Family Child Services is involved in the investigation. The investigation in ongoing and additional charges are expected. CS





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Kids at Pierre Part Primary school in Pierre Part, Louisiana, thought they knew what to expect during Red Ribbon Week, an annual alcohol awareness program, but a school administrator threw them a curveball, reported WBRZ-TV.

Rachel Turley, 49, assistant principal at the school, was on her way to work on Oct. 29 when other motorists reported that she was driving dangerously on Highway 70. Officers caught up with her at the school and took her to a police substation, where they determined her blood alcohol content was .224, nearly three times the legal limit of .08. She was charged with DWI and careless operation. “The fact that she chose to do this on the Monday of Red Ribbon Week is a slap in the face,” commented Niki Lacoste, grandparent of a Pierre Part student.


A homeowner in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, received an unsettling phone call from a neighbor on Oct. 16, saying there were two strangers in her house. The door had been left unlocked so a neighbor could walk the dog, CTVNews reported, and police expected to find that the home had been “cleaned out,” said Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson Cpl. Dal Hutchinson. Instead, the two women inside the house had cleaned UP -- they were employees of a cleaning company and had gone to the wrong address. They left without realizing their mistake. Hutchinson praised the neighbor for being so observant and noted the silver lining:

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Election Roundup

• An Independence, Missouri, city councilman who was not on the Nov. 6 ballot managed to let his temper get away from him that morning at a church polling station. Witnesses told KSHB-TV that councilman Tom Van Camp was in the parking lot of the church when another man yelled at him, “Tom Van Camp, you SOB!” Witness Lee Williams said the man then approached Van Camp, and the next time she looked up, Van Camp and the man were “down there on the grass and they’re punching each other. I was just shocked to see my councilman in a fist fight.” A voter called police, who responded, but both men had already left the scene in separate vehicles. Van Camp is under fire in Independence for spending public money on personal travel. He is up for re-election in 2020. • The Associated Press reported on Nov. 7 that Virginia’s 5th Congressional District has a new Republican representative, Denver Riggleman, who beat Democrat Leslie Cockburn despite Cockburn’s suggestion in July that Riggleman was unfit for the office because of a Bigfoot erotica book he had written, “The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him.” While

Riggleman is indeed the author of “Bigfoot Exterminators Inc.: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt 2006,” he says the erotica book was a joke among himself and buddies from the military. (BONUS: Distillery owner Riggleman entered the race when incumbent Tom Garrett dropped out after announcing he is an alcoholic.)

Family Values

In Italy, an unnamed 48-year-old woman was ordered to pay $1,000 in late October after failing to peacefully settle a two-year dispute with her mother. The daughter, a vegan, threatened her mother with stabbing after the mother prepared Bolognese meat sauce. The daughter told the court she had long avoided sensory and olfactory contact with animal products before moving back in with her mother, but the Telegraph reports, there had been an escalation of aggression between the two women, and apparently the long-simmering sauce was the last straw. “If you won’t stop on your own then I’ll make you stop,” the March 2016 complaint quoted the daughter saying as she grabbed a knife. “Quit making ragu, or I’ll stab you in the stomach.” CONTINUES ON P. 16

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other duties in their squadron at Air Station Miramar in San Diego. They can’t take credit for the idea, though: In November 2017, a Navy jet crew flew in a similar pattern over Washington, D.C.

Suspicions Confirmed

Steven Carroll, 61, and his brother, Michael, 57, had been trying to solve the mystery of their dad’s disappearance since 1961, when George Carroll “went out and just never came back,” as their mother, Dorothy, explained it to them. Michael bought the family’s Lake Grove, New York, house in the 1980s from Dorothy, who died in 1998. Over the years paranormal investigators and psychics have sensed an “energy” in the home, and radar indicated there was something about 5 feet below the basement. A few months ago, Michael’s grown sons began digging, and on Oct. 30, they unearthed human bones. Now, according to Newsday, dental records and DNA will be used to determine if the bones belong to George Carroll, a process Suffolk County Chief of Detectives Gerard Gigante says could take months. CS ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION





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NEW ORLEANS duo Renshaw Davies is on the way up - they’re recording and touring relentlessly, and building a unique sound that blends folk and synth pop in a way that truly makes them a standout in modern music. The group, named after members Emily Davies and John Renshaw, began at a local open mic and quickly discovered a musical chemistry. Taking cues from artists like Beach House, Fleetwood Mac, Beck, and Father John Misty, Renshaw Davies effortlessly combines a beautiful vocal blend with an acoustic foundation and synth textures. They’ve made a name for themselves since 18 their inception, touring throughout the

U.S. and Canada and playing a number of notable venues in their hometown. Ahead of their show at El Rocko Lounge, we talked to the band about their beginnings, their unique sound, and what makes a duo dynamic work creatively.

music to me at the time, and Emily had just been getting into it. So we were kind of exploring new territories even then. But we kind of felt limited instrumentationwise, and we didn’t want to expand and have a band. We tried to do it and it didn’t work. The two of us have a dynamic that we How did you land on the mix of genres really like. you play? We decided to incorporate the synth-pop elements because we were recording our ED: We met an open mic at this coffeemusic and it just didn’t work out with the house, and we were each kind of playing folk stuff. our own thing. And then we decided to play ED: We just kept hitting a wall - it just music together. I was kind of doing an a wasn’t as full as we wanted. capella thing, and was wanting to do more JR: I was trying to record a part and instrumental stuff. Teaming up with John just couldn’t get it down, so our producer was really helpful, and we were doing a folk put in cheesy drum beats - really cheesy thing for a while. ones. It worked, and we started to play all JR: It was definitely the most relevant the synth stuff. Honestly, we kind of just

grew together with our producer. We’re kind of growing into a more futuristic mold [laughs]. It seems like there’s this common thread of spontaneity with the band meeting at an open mic, finding your sound sort of organically in the studio. Is that a fair assessment to say it’s been a spontaneous ride so far? JR: Oh yeah. Spontaneous, and it’s never ending! ED: We were told early on that we should serve the song, and kind of follow what it needs. And we’ve stuck with that idea. As a result we’ve kind of had a varied mix of songs, and sometimes struggle to put a theme together.



I think we’re starting to find our real voice though, now. We’ve had about a year with our new arrangement, and we’re going on tour for the first time with our solidified setup.

After you guys met, did you just start by sitting down and writing songs together? What’s your process like? JR: That’s been completely evolutionary. When we first started playing, we didn’t know how serious we were going to be. We saw each other and it just clicked. We played whatever we could. Now, especially with all these new soundscapes, we just go into a room and hammer it out together. Everything is pretty much done together. ED: Largely live. JR: Yeah, everything we do is live. Hopefully we’ll figure out how to produce our own stuff, because then the writing will really take off. When did you realize that this was something you wanted to pursue seriously? Was there a gig or a moment that you came to that realization? JR: I think there was a series of gigs. I remember, one of our old projects had a show - it was a trio but we had about 10 people playing with us that night in a 45-minute set. It was kind of a mess [laughs]. The purveyor of that gig said we sounded really good together and said we should stick it out. It was very difficult in those early days to get past our egos, I guess. The tours over the years and the recording sessions that we’ve had have been long and arduous. I think we’re finding the reasons right now why we stuck it out, because it’s starting to come to fruition.

Speaking of egos and getting over that obstacle — what’s the secret, if there is one, to making that work? JR: The secret is not taking the moment too hard. If it’s good, that’s where it works. If it’s bad, then it’ll end. We have a very unique relationship in that I don’t think either of us have ever played seriously with anyone else. We’ve pretty much grown up in music together. And I don’t know how to work with others, for the most part [laughs]. We have our own language. ED: It’s a constant balance of figuring out what works. We’ll certainly clash sometimes, but it’s important to be able to step back and take some time away from things. Then you can come back with some perspective. Sometimes space is helpful. JR: Yeah. Sometimes you have to get the mediocre out. ED: It’s about knowing when to take a step back and when to push through it. JR: Yesterday we rehearsed for about seven hours, and I’d say the first three hours weren’t very good. And then it wasn’t until 10 that night where I felt like we were starting to get it. Our relationship is really unique in that we’re 100 percent, totally committed to each other. So if there’s a mistake or something that you’re harboring, it’s going to come to the surface and ultimately be a bond. A friend or whatever would have more incentive to leave. We’re joined together - we have to make it work. CS: In some ways, it’s like a marriage. JR: Exactly.





JR: I think we’re starting to find our real voice though, now. We’ve had about a year with our new arrangement, and we’re going on tour for the first time with our solidified setup.



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Gigs to watch for 2019 edition BY SEAN KELLY

I’m With Her @Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Individually, the members of I’m With Her have had incredible careers. In their critically acclaimed trio, Sarah Watkins (Nickel Creek), Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still) are a force to be reckoned with. All virtuosic musicians, the members have individually played Savannah Music Festival in the past and come together at the Lucas Theatre for their first trio performance in Savannah. Fri., March 29, 7:30 P.M., tickets start at $35


Herlin Riley Quintet @Charles H. Morris Center

New Orleans’ Herlin Riley, known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, is an acclaimed drummer who’s known for his melodic style of playing. As a bandleader, he’s released a series of albums and garnered critical acclaim, and as a sideman he’s worked with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Amad Jamal. Thurs., April 4, 5:30 and 8:30 P.M., $42

Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo has won Grammy awards for her diverse musical output and is lovingly known as “Africa’s premier diva.” 10 years after a memorable performance in Savannah, Kidjo - who was voted by The Guardian as one of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World - returns to present a reimagining of Talking Heads’ seminal album Remain In Light. Sat., April 6, 8 P.M., $35


Sebastian Knauer @Trinity United Methodist Church

Classical piano virtuoso Sebastian Knauer started playing at age four, before making his first public performance at age 13 with Haydn’s D Major Piano Concerto. The celebrated musician has performed all over the world, and has been a regular participant in the Savannah Music Festival since 2004. Wed., April 10, 11 A.M., $42

Anda Union @Charles H. Morris Center

Anda Union is a unique group of musicians who perform Mongolian tribal music 20 traditions and practice the vocal style of


khoomii - known as throat singing. Since forming 15 years ago, Anda Union has explored a shared interest in presenting the Mongol culture and music to audiences all over the world. The Guardian praised their songs as “as memorable and accessible as any great western folk songs.” Wed., April 10, 7 P.M., $42

Pat Metheny Side Eye @Trustees Theater

Pat Metheny is one of the most beloved and acclaimed jazz fusion guitarists in history. He’s won nearly two dozen Grammy awards for his inventive and imaginative work, and he’s become something of a progressive guitar hero and a technically groundbreaking player. His new project, Side Eye, features a rotating cast of local musicians who get the chance to play with the legend himself. Wed., April 10, 8 P.M., $35


Jeff Tweedy @Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Jeff Tweedy comes to the Lucas Theatre following a several-year run of acclaimed Wilco albums, a project with his son called Tweedy, and several albums in the producer’s chair with the legendary Mavis Staples. The Uncle Tupelo founder’s last show in Savannah was a 2010 show with Wilco at the Johnny Mercer Theater. He returns to town for a solo gig at Savannah Music Festival, promoting his latest release Warm. Fri., April 12, 8 P.M., $37 AndaUnion PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTIST



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RED MOUTH The Ramages’ musical bond The self-described “unpop punk” band brings their genuine love of music to The Jinx


THE RAMAGES are a band that some might think would be confusing on paper. All of its members come from different musical backgrounds and have vastly different influences, but together they have a chemistry that transcends the boundaries of genre definitions. Bassist Peterson Worrell comes from something of a pop-punk background, while guitarist Crystina Parker is best known for her Americana leanings – particularly her popular former band Lovely Locks. The band has made a name for itself around town since forming, and they’re set to return to The Jinx on Nov. 17. Joining the band at their Jinx show is Tokyo’s Pinky Doodle Poodle – a high-energy rock trio whose intense stage antics have garnered them considerable buzz since they formed in 2008. Musically, PDP is somewhat reminiscent of seminal Japanese powerpop band Shonen Knife, but they

have a bit more of a punk edge and less of a pop sheen. As Worrell tells it, things came together for The Ramages naturally after he found himself looking to do something new. “I had been playing with Jeff TwoNames and the Born Agains for a minute, and then I moved to Atlanta and told them that I didn’t want to do the long distance band thing,” he tells Connect. “Then I moved back, and I thought I’d go ahead and start my own little pop punk project because it was something I’d wanted to do for a while anyway.” Parker has been a staple of the local music scene for some time, playing in Lovely Locks for several years before the group disbanded. Since then, she’s made the rounds in a number of projects, The Ramages being one of them. Drummer Bill Gerry — whose influences are closest to Worrell’s of all the band members — and guitarist Josh Peacock were perhaps the least seasoned in terms of previous projects. Nonetheless, they brought their own unique style and sensibilities into the mix when the group began.

“Bill hadn’t been in any bands locally before, and Josh kind of has a classical guitar background but I don’t think he’d been playing around town much either,” Worrell says. “We all just kind of drifted together because we all knew that we weren’t in any bands at the time. We had the time to start something new.” Reconciling their different musical interests is something that comes easy to the members, whose creative process is extremely organic. “Usually the way things work is that I’ll come up with a rough idea. I’m on bass, so I’ll kind of pound out a bassline to something and then write some lyrics,” he says. “Then I’ll take it to the band and the ideas will start flowing. Crystina or Josh will come up with a cool little lead line or something like that, and Bill will figure out drums as we all play together. It happens pretty organically. The different influences start to flow in because we play around with things as they happen.” CS The Ramages, Pinky Doodle Poodle @The Jinx Sat., Nov. 17, 9 P.M.

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The most beloved artist in Savannah music history gets a birthday celebration on Tybee Island Savannah and Charleston.” Chandler has a history with Mercer’s music, having been the President of FJM in 1996 before being contracted to play in the JOHNNY MERCER is just as beloved in 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. death as he was in life – his legacy is some“During that time, the Postal Service thing to behold, and he’s forever embedded had issued a stamp honoring Johnny Merin the fabric of American history. cer. And Ginger, his wife, had passed that Some of his most memorable composiyear,” he says. tions, like the heartbreaking “Moon River” “It was a heartfelt year for me.” or the Tin Pan Alley staple “Lazy Bones,” Chandler speaks fondly and excitedly are perhaps more recognizable by name about Mercer’s career, with a deep underthan the man himself, but he’s nonetheless standing and knowledge of the impact he become a huge source of pride in the local made on music. arts community for his contributions to “Every year there’s usually a celebration music history. of life, because he was certainly the biggest Even after his untimely passing in 1976, star in the music world from Savannah,” Mercer’s music continued to make an he says. “We have a lot of talent here, but impact. Prior to his death, he’d become Johnny made it in the industry way beyond a fan of Barry Manilow — who was average.” approached by Mercer’s wife after his passMercer spent years in New York and ing with some unfinished lyrics. Hollywood, writing with all the major Some of those lyrics became the song composers of the era and providing lyrics “When October Goes,” which was a hit for for some of the most memorable songs of Manilow in 1984 and has endured as a jazz the last hundred years. standard ever since. “I was very fortunate that when I moved Mercer’s legacy has continued thanks back to Savannah as a young man, I’d ran in part to the Friends of Johnny Mercer into an arranger who worked with Johnny. organization, who notably staged a tribute That arranger’s name was Ken Palmer. show for years at the Johnny Mercer TheHe was a very talented, successful piaater. This year, FJM are organizing a simi- nist in Savannah. Johnny loved Ken, and lar tribute to the legend, this time at the tried to take him to New York to become Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island. an arranger. Ken didn’t like being out of Local pianist Chris Chandler, who’s Savannah – he loved Savannah. I got to producing the event, is a Savannah native work with Ken, so I had a great introducwho was contacted by FJM about being tion to how that music sounds. The musiinvolved in this year’s celebration. cal gestures that you find in that style of “We met, and of course they’re meetmusic, which is Big Band-era sounds,” he ing all year long to keep alive the legacy says. of Johnny Mercer,” he says. “They said, The Tybee Post Theater performance ‘Well let’s do the birthday celebration this will feature a cast of local, regional, and year.’ They didn’t have a huge budget to national performers that all have notable do something in downtown Savannah, careers in their own right but bond over a but I’ve done several shows at the Tybee love of Mercer’s timeless music. Post Theater. I turned the Friends on to “I’ve got Jim Wann, who’s been sucmy contacts at the theater – it’s a wondercessful on Broadway. His big success on ful venue, and there’s not a bad seat in the Broadway was Pump Boys and Dinettes, it theater.” was a huge hit. Jim’s wife is on the board of Chandler says that Mercer, were he the Tybee Post Theater, and he’s going to alive, would be pleased with the venue con- open the second act. He has an album out sidering his association with the island. of Mercer [music].” “He spent a lot of his time out on Tybee,” Other performers slated for the event Chandler says. “He captured the essence of include alto sax player and former direcwhat the Lowcountry is about, which is the tor of Jazz Studies at Armstrong Randall 22 feel that we have here. It’s very unique to Reese, singer/songwriter Gary Swindell,



Jim Wann (left) and Chris Chandler pay tribute to Johnny Mercer at the Tybee Post Theater.

and Keith Gay. Up and coming guitarist James Lee Smith will also perform. “He’s a fantastic musician,” Chandler says of Smith. The performers will be accompanied by Chandler on piano as well as a group known as the Tybee Post Trio – Johnnie Kennedy on bass, Marc Cordray on drums, and Reese on sax. Other highlights include a performance from Gay and his two songs, Cody and Keith Jr., performing Mercer’s “Old Black Magic.” Of all the songs that will be performed at the show, Chandler says there’s one in particular that holds a special place in his heart – a Christmas song he wrote with Mercer. “I’m a choral director at Robert Groves High School, and few years ago I’d written

a song called ‘A Merry Christmas To You All.’ I’m teaching here and the kids are all millennials, so they’re in the digital age so to speak. But I was so amazed in trying to find some common ground with these really bright students, they sang the theme from Homeward Bound,” he explains. “Then I introduced the Christmas song that I co-wrote with Johnny, and they’re going to sing it at this concert. I’m so excited that they’re doing this, because they deserve it. And the song deserves it, in a way. It gives me so much satisfaction.” CS

JOHNNY MERCER’S 109TH BIRTHDAY BASH @TYBEE POST THEATER Sun., Nov. 18, 3 P.M., $20 Tickets available at

MUSIC FEATURE Xuluprophet headlines a benefit for Deep Center at Sulfur Studios.




Xuluprophet brings community together for Deep Center


SAVANNAH’S Xuluprophet is set to headline a benefit at Sulfur Studios, furthering the efforts they’ve made since forming to give back to the community in big and small ways. This time, they’ll be bringing along a cast of talented local musicians and doing it all in support of Deep Center, a nonprofit that aims to tackle the issue of illiteracy in Savannah and the effect poverty has on it. “Deep Center empowers Savannah’s young people to thrive as learners, community leaders, and agents of change. Through creative writing, cultural production, and art, Deep creates platforms for the city’s youth and the village of support around them, including their families and adult allies, to share stories, engage in debates, and make Savannah a more just and equitable place,” the organization says in a statement. The connection between Xuluprophet and Deep Center was made thanks to a close friend who recommended them to the band. “My roommate died in January, and before she died she was really behind the

scenes in how to strategize and execute this [music] business,” singer Xulu Jones tells us. “Last year – her nickname was Rainbow Witch – I said, ‘Look here, Rainbow Witch. Which one of these charities are we going to give some money to?’ And she said, ‘I think Deep Center will be the one.’” Jones says that the idea to put a priority on charity events came from a conversation he had with a band that was touring in town a few years ago. The conversation became focused on the idea of bands donating shows more frequently to causes that they care about, and Jones says he carried that idea with him from that day forward. “The charities we support are Deep Center, Safe Shelter - the Center for Domestic Violence, and Loop It Up Savannah,” he says. “I don’t really give a fuck much about adults, man. Grown folks make their own beds. But children? They don’t get to fill out an application for who their parents are or what their situation is. The only way I can look at myself in the mirror and call myself a man is if I defend the people who aren’t able to defend themselves.” Deep Center will get half of the proceeds from the door at the show, with the bands splitting the rest. The lineup, which includes Clay Hodges, Colonial FX, and

FAMLe in addition to Xuluprophet, has a history together that makes the event special to all involved. “Clay Hodges and me did some work a year or two ago together for LB4 & After, Linda Wilder Bryan’s organization that she put together trying to save Savannah kids from street violence,” he says. “And AJ and his crew that own Sulfur Studios – when I first met them I was a damn hobo, man. Playing my guitar on the river for pennies. And they were all baristas at The Sentient Bean. Which is where I met my roommate, who set us on this path of mutually beneficial selfishness.” Jones makes it a point to say that the artists involved in the event are sacrificing a lot by supporting such an important cause as Deep Center – particularly given the fact that they’ll be splitting 50 percent profit among all of them. “We’re selling tickets for $10,” he says. “Half of that automatically goes to Deep, and the bands are splitting the rest. So you’ve got four music acts splitting $5 a head. That is in no part a successful formula for any musician, but they’re doing this without hesitation. All I did was ask, and they all said yes.” CS Deep Center Charity Concert @Sulfur Studios Fri., Nov. 16, 8 P.M., $10




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Funk band stages benefit at Sulfur Studios with a cast of local talent






Citizen Cope has cultivated an insanely loyal audience and maintained a steady stream of releases that cover a variety of musical bases. Cope, whose real name is Clarence Greenwood, is a captivating performer who blends rock, blues, R&B, soul, and folk to create something often politically charged and poignant. There’s a reason he’s seen such success over the years, and that reason will be on full display at Barrelhouse South. MON, NOV. 19, 7 P.M., $40



Acclaimed local Americana group City Hotel rotates its members for a monthly solo gig at Foxy Loxy Café, which has become something of a staple in the local music scene. The band’s engaging blend of bluegrass instrumentation and an eclectic mix of styles has earned them a devoted following and a reputation as one of the best groups going in the Southeast. TUES., NOV. 20, 7 P.M.

The Venus’ intelligent blend of surf rock, sci-fi aesthetics and dark 80s new wave is like nothing you’ve ever heard before – guaranteed. The band recalls the quirkiness of DEVO at times, and other times sounds like The B52’s on a Syd Barrett acid trip. It’ll make for a truly intriguing and mesmerizing night at El Rocko Lounge. 24 THURS., NOV. 15, 9 P.M.


Savannah’s own Nancy Druid plays the Wormhole, alongside The Train Wreck’s Jason Bible and smalltalk, following the release of their debut EP. Leader Anna Chandler (COEDS) effortlessly walks the line between angular guitar rock and smart indie pop. Fans of Archers of Loaf, The Breeders, and even New Order shouldn’t sleep on this powerful new project. THURS., NOV. 15

WEDNESDAY 11.14LIVE MUSIC Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Earl Williams Quartet, 7 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities Fatplastik, Analog Body, Raine Raine, Vacant Flowers, 6 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Bill Smith Trio, 6:30 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Boogaloo Bingo and DJ Miami, 7 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.


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


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


The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Late Night Comedy, 11 p.m.


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


Barrelhouse South Savannah is for Lovers: Emo Pop Punk Throwback,

Soundboard 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Castaways Bar & Grill Live Music, 6:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa El-Rocko Lounge The Venus, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, Deep South Trap House, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Kevin Bales Quintet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Love Jones, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia The Perch at Local 11 ten Emily Kenyon PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Matt Eckstine Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Sister Ivy, 7-9 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Levi Moore Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Brian Conley, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Nancy Druid, Jason Bible, smalltalk, Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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


Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m.


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


Club 309 West CoolJay the DJ Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star


Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show


Kyle Yardley Band @THE WAREHOUSE

Kyle Yardley and company bring their powerhouse brand of the blues to The Warehouse, carried by Yardley’s signature harmonica style. The band plays an entertaining mix of original music and blues classics. SAT., NOV. 17 World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.


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


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Opposite Box: Dirty Funk Meets Psychedelic Rock, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Dance Music w/ DJ Lishis, 8 p.m. Club Elan Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Kut Daily Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Church, 10 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Gina Rene, Laiken Williams, Priscilla M. AlbergottieWilliams Aretha Franklin Tribute, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Sassy Cats and the Toms, 9 p.m. The Jinx Red Mouth Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Levi Moore Mars Theatre Eclipse 6, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s General

Patton and the Heads of State Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Josephine Johnson Rusty Rudders Tap House Kenny Szupello, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Styles Haury, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Georgia Kyle Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Jubal Kane, Eric Britt Wild Wing Cafe Ben Torres, Bill Hodgson, DJ BIL-E, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Savannah Bounce presents Basshole XIII, 9 p.m.


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


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

Barrelhouse South Travers Brothership, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Club Elan Hoodie Party, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee El-Rocko Lounge Renshaw Davies, McLeod, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Teddy Adams Sextet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Bottles & Cans, 9 p.m. The Jinx The Ramages, Pinky Doodle Poodle, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson Molly MacPherson’s Magic Rocks The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Tyler Branch, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Drew Parker, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Southbound Brewing Company Matt Eckstine, 11 a.m. Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Kyle Yardley Band, Jason Bible Wild Wing Cafe Souls Harbor, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Josh Johansson, 9:30 p.m.


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

Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m.


Front Porch Improv Front Porch Improv: Sorry Not Sorry, 8 p.m., Late Night Snacks: Comedy Variety Show, 9:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Visitor’s Information Center Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. The Wormhole Drop Up Video, 8 p.m.


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


Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Stafford’s Public House The Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl, 4 p.m.


Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Cuoco Pazzo Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m., Bill Smith and David Keller, 6 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio w/ violinist Ricardo Ochoa, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Peter Hennes, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Open Mic, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Perch at Local 11 ten Cory Chambers River House Levi Moore The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Bucky & Barry, 1 p.m.


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 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.






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


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Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Nick, Pool Tournament and River Street Poker League Charles H. Morris Center The ParkDaffins, 8 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre Jersey Boys, 7:30 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Ray Tomasino Wild Wing Cafe Susanna Kennedy, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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


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


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub



Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.


Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Coyote Oyster Bar Jalen Reyes, 7 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe City Hotel Solo Sessions, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic The Perch at Local 11 ten Eric Britt Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 p.m.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Poker Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun 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. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.


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



SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St.

Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd.

Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.


Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St.

Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St.

Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E.


Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St.




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

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World class singer Anthony Kearns brings a piece of Ireland to town The acclaimed Irish tenor talks his upcoming show with the Philharmonic


ANTHONY KEARNS has had a storied and beautiful career, which began to take off when he joined the Irish Tenors in 1998. 28 The Irish-born singer’s tenure with the

group has been massively successful, giving him the chance to travel the world and perform for diverse audiences. Savannah holds a special place in his heart, however, thanks in large part to his much buzzedabout An Evening With Anthony Kearns show with the Savannah Philharmonic. In the show, Kearns sings a variety of

material - Irish music, broadway songs, arias, and pop music are just some of the genres covered. It’s a unique and special show for Kearns, who says he always looks forward to reuniting with fellow Irishman and Philharmonic director Peter Shannon. In a statement, Shannon - the artistic director and conductor for the show - said he’s particularly thrilled to reunite with Kearns. “Anthony Kearns is one of the finest Irish tenors in the world today. It’s always a pleasure to work with him because not only is his voice such an incredible gift, but he is a wonderful musician and person as well,” Shannon says. “His first concert with the Philharmonic was an incredible success and we are delighted to have him back again. This concert will focus on some of the most beautiful Irish songs composed, but will also include popular pieces from the Musical and Opera repertoire. This concert involves the full orchestra and chorus together with Anthony and in full flight they are a sight and sound to behold!” The Irish Tenors were a uniquelyformed group in that they were put together by producers. The experience of being selected to be part of the musical experiment was a memorable one for the lifelong singer. “It was essentially put together by producers from Ireland and America. At the time, people were talking about the great success of the Three Tenors - Domingo, Carreras, and Pavarotti,” he tells Connect. “It had aired on PBS and people were just astounded by the wonderful music. These guys decided to talk about the Irish tenor voice and this huge repertoire that the Irish people have. That’s how it came about - it was probably sketched on the back of a tissue or something. We met in Dublin and worked through tons of music for a couple of days to see if it could all gel together. The rest, as they say, is history.” Kearns says he was living in Wales at the time and was pursuing a career in opera when he got the call to audition. He said he “knew there was something in the air” and felt that there was something special about the concept. “It just felt good. [The producer] said something might come of it, but something might not come of it. I went back to Wales, and about two weeks later he called back and said, ‘Welcome aboard. Your life is about to change forever.’” Change it did - the Irish Tenors have recorded eight albums and five PBS specials since they formed. “You could fill twenty concerts with the music that’s in the Irish repertoire,” he says of the Tenors’ extensive catalog. “Essentially, what they did was very clever. It had been tried and tested. You had the three big guys, as we called them. Carreras, Domingo, and Pavarotti. Andrea Bocelli

had come on the scene, and Riverdance was hot at the time. So there was a market for it, there was an opening for it. We had nearly 50 million people to start with as a database in America, so there was an audience for it.” Since finding success with the Tenors, Kearns has been able to launch a successful solo career that included the release of an album titled With A Song In My Heart. Amid all he has going on with his own career, he still finds time to tour annually with the group that changed his life. The upcoming Evening With Anthony Kearns performance at the Lucas Theater marks the third time he’s collaborated with the Philharmonic, but he’s actually been coming to Savannah for many years even before the show was launched. “I’ve done about eight or nine concerts with my accompanist over the years, so we’ve developed an audience and a good foundation,” he says of performing in town. Kearns insists that the upcoming show is a team effort, as he’s working closely with Shannon and longtime collaborator Diane Tracy. “It’s a partnership, really,” he says. “We come together for the music. That’s what it’s all about. We work hard together, and hopefully people will enjoy what we have to offer.” Not only will Kearns be performing the music of Ireland, he’ll also be tackling a diverse collection of songs that people of all musical interests will enjoy. “I want to show people what I can do outside of the Irish Tenors,” he says. “This program is not primarily Irish, though there’s quite a bit of Irish music. We cross into musicals, some folk songs, patriotic songs - all of this is with a full orchestra and choir. We cross over all kinds of music. There’s a great collection of stuff, and there’s contemporary Irish music as well. We cross centuries of music and different styles. It’s a mixed bag, I suppose. A roller coaster of emotion and songs. There’s something for everyone.” Kearns says that he’s looking forward to working again with Shannon and the Philharmonic - people he calls “salt of the earth.” “They’re my own kind of people,” he says, adding that there’s an Irish connection with some of the people involved that has made him feel particularly drawn to the city. “A lot of them stem from the East Coast of Ireland - there’s a big tie between my county of Wexford, where I was born and raised, and Savannah,” he says. “It should make for a wonderful evening in a wonderful place. I enjoy going there as often as I can.” CS



Maggie Roth’s art is beautiful in its simplicity. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

MAGGIE ROTH’S work is proof that something as simple as a line can be intricately beautiful. Roth, the featured artist for November at Gallery Espresso, is set to graduate from SCAD next year. She started out as an animation major but changed her course. “During my sophomore year, I changed to illustration because animation was too tedious,” she says. “Drawing something over and over again for someone else’s creativity isn’t what I wanted to do. I wanted to create art for myself, for my own mind.” She further pursued that passion on her study abroad trip. “I always did cartoons and stuff, but

his stuff but making it look like it could all go together. Just looking at it, you can see they’re obviously different, but it comes together.” You’ll also find Roth’s work at the Alida Hotel, the stunning new boutique hotel on Williamson Street. “I was contacted by Keep Shop, the boutique shop at the Alida, earlier in the summer,” says Roth. “I was really honored that they saw my line work and thought my work would suit the aesthetic for such an elegant establishment.” The Alida is named after Alida Harper, an early historian and preservation figure in Savannah. Harper’s likeness graces the front cover of notebooks created especially for the shop. “She was a pioneer in the restoration movement,” Roth says. “I’m happy I can create a piece that will forever represent someone so great and be presented by a wonderful place.” CS 29



when I went to study abroad in Lacoste, my friend and I were doing blind contour lines,” Roth recalls. “Using that blind contour, I draw Lacoste in a nice line form and everyone really liked it. I was like, ‘Oh, maybe, this is something that could be cool.’ I really liked it because it was challenging and because everyone received it well. No one was doing it around me. It was nice to really challenge myself.” Roth’s work is notable in that the figures are all one unbroken line. “It depends on what I’m drawing. I figure out what I’m going to do first—do I want it to be covered in lines or do I want something more specific?” she shares. “The one of two people kissing, I had to sketch just the general idea, then create the line work. But normally, for a piece, once the pen goes down it’s all in the moment. I don’t know where it’s going. I might have a general idea, but I don’t really

know. It usually takes a short time if I know what I’m doing, but for other pieces, like my big blue piece ‘Mobbed,’ that one took a while, only because it was layers of things. I painted the backgrounds, first layer, and second layer, but the initial line took under two minutes.” The nature of Roth’s work makes her a bit of a perfectionist. “There’s a piece I have that I initially drew but didn’t like it, but I had this board and I couldn’t waste it,” Roth says. “So I painted pink over it and then did the line. If I like how it is, it’s the end, but I’ll never know until it’s done. There’s a lot of throwing out paper. It might be good to someone else, but it might not be good enough for me.” Roth has 13 pieces up at Gallery Espresso, including a collaborative piece with her professor. “We got in touch last year through a mutual friend,” says Roth. “It was cool. He usually does black blobs and puts white on top, and mine is just the line work. It was just me putting the lines in next to

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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS CELEBRATE THE WORKS OF ARTIST JEAN CLAUDE ROY — Join us for an unforgettable Artist Reception and a Private Dinner with Jean Claude Roy during an exclusive U.S. exhibition, November 14 -November 15. Meet Jean Claude, sample wine and cheese, and experience the colorful landscapes of this renowned “expressionistcolourist”. Reception Free; Dinner $125 all inclusive Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. 912-721-5007. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. IT’S COME TO MY ATTENTION — The Visual and Performing Arts Program at Savannah State University is pleased to present “It’s Come to my Attention,” a visual art an exhibition that explores the themes of self and societal reflections through digital media, paintings, photoA reception for Marcus Kenney’s new show at Laney graphs, and prints. Works by Maiya Contemporary is November 16, 6:30-8:30 pm Ellick, Kayla Jefferson, Sharonna Ray, Margie Watson and Vashti Williams. Free Artist talk and opening reception CONTINUING EXHIBITS Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.. Nov. 15-Dec. 15. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, ART QUILTERS OF THE LOW COUNTRY — “Art in Stitches” exhibit showcases fiber 3219 College St. art by the Art Quilters of the Low Country. The Quilters use fabric, thread and quilting to LOOK! I’M OVER THERE — This is Marcus Kenney’s first major solo-exhibition in Savan- create the illusion of 3-dimensional art. The Quilters are four gals and a guy – Ron Hodge, nah since exhibiting at the Jepson Center in Shaaron Thomas, Peg Weschke, Donna 2007. Through his alchemistic logic of combining seemingly random materials, such as Stankiewicz and Jody Wigton. Through Nov. neon, fishing nets, pitchforks, and rope, Look! 30. Jewish Educational AlliI’m Over There is an installation of sculptures ance, 5111 Abercorn St. that expand Kenney’s visual language past BEHIND US — Behind Us is a series of the narrative collage and mystical taxipaintings that playfully interprets stories and dermy creatures for which he is recognized. Through Jan. 26, 2019. Laney Contemporary, theories of multiple and alternate realities. Some paintings are made on recycled glass 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. windows using highly saturated colors and figures that move in and out of abstraction. SAVANNAH THIRD THURSDAYS — SavanThrough Dec. 31. The nah Third Thursday is a monthly event held Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. in the Historic District. Select local galleries will be open late from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. giving CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT you the opportunity to art after hours. We PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW know that life is busy and you may not have COLLECTION — The display features thirty the opportunity to visit one of Savannah’s local galleries from 10-5 so we created Third portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection which highlight the evolving nature Thursday for people who need a little art in of photography, portraiture as an art form, their lives after 5. third Thursday of every as well as material culture through time. month. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. VARIEGATED — Work by Demeri Flowers. Nov. 20-Dec. 31. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St.


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ERADICATION — Recent work by Becky Slivinsky. Through Dec. 6. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. FALL SENIOR EXHIBITION, EXHIBITION III — Graduating seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone. Reception: November 30, 2018, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Located in Fine Arts Gallery. $0 Wed., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-3442801. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. FUNCTION: CONTEMPORARY CRAFT — For this National Call for Entry, Sulfur invited artists working in traditional craft media (Ceramic, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Paper, and/ or Wood) to submit work that pushes the boundaries of what “functional” means, as well as work that is conceptual or satirical, along side more traditional craft forms. With Special Guest Curator, ceramicist Jessica Broad Through Nov. 24. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. GRADUATING SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION — Savannah State’s graduating seniors host this thesis show. Through Dec. 8. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. HARMONIC TENSION — “Harmonic Tension” is a collection of black and white abstract paintings by Calvin Woodum. The nonrepresentational technique of the artwork helps to explain the harmonic tension between the African-American and CaucasianAmerican races. Raised in a small Georgia town, the artist remains intrigued with the dynamics of two races and the way they relate to each other. Profits from show are donated to First City Network for the Savannah LGBT Center. Through Nov. 30. Location Gallery at Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St.


I SEE YOU — Presented by the SCAD Museum of Art, the group exhibition “I See You” considers the human body as terrain that is constantly subject to different forces. Through geographical, economic, political, historical, psychological and social dynamics, the body is pressured — even physically affected — by the weight of abstract structures. Through Dec. 30. May Poetter Gallery (SCAD), 342 Bull St.


AN IRREGULAR MORNING: VIEWS FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR — Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Salerno, Italy, where the light cruiser USS Savannah suffered an attack which resulted in the loss of over 200 crew, this exhibit features exclusive images cut from a 1943 Movietone News film and a significant surviving artifact from the ship’s #2 turret where all but five men perished. Through Jan. 6, 2019. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

JEWELRY OF IDEAS: THE SUSAN GRANT LEWIN COLLECTION — The exhibition presents more than 140 jewelry pieces from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. The traveling exhibition is organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. The pieces exemplify innovative practice, showcasing works that make use of unexpected material, surprising form, or radical developments in the field of jewelry making. Through Jan. 6, 2019. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. THE LANGUAGE OF VISION — The Language of Vision: Early 20th-Century Photography brings together the work of four eminent artists from Telfair Museums’ perma­nent collection: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. Connected historically and often personally through artist social circles, their work shares key stylistic attributes that will be explored in the exhibition. Through Jan. 13, 2019. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LATE NIGHT POLAROIDS — Celebrate the work of Emily Earl as she displays a segment of her ongoing series Late Night Polaroids, at The Rat on Bull. Earl has spent the last six years roaming the streets of historic downtown Savannah, GA capturing the nightlife with her 1970’s Polaroid camera. This exhibition showcases just a portion of the series. Through Nov. 30. The Rat on Bull, 1612 Bull St. MAGGIE ROTH — Maggie Roth’s pieces are “one line,” meaning from beginning to end, the line work is unbroken. Through Nov. 30. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. MONET TO MATISSE: MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM FROM THE DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS IMPRESSIONISM — Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens boasts significant works of art by the most dynamic artists to work in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, including Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse. From plein air landscapes to scenes of modern life in Paris, the 30 paintings in the exhibition illustrate the radical innovations launched by artists we know today as Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Free with Museum Admission Through Feb. 10, 2019. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NOW, SOON, THEN, TOMORROW — In recent years, Spanish artist Guillermo Mora has generated a particular visual vocabulary where formal elements like color gradients, layers, textures and shapes are used to create an abstract mode of communication. For this exhibition, Mora has created four sitespecific layered diorama installations that play in and out of different planes, creating volumes by juxtaposing layers, using bright colors to seduce and entrap. Through Jan. 6, 2019. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.


Brighter Day celebrates 40 years

Commemorative event held at American Legion ballroom BY JIM MOREKIS


PETER AND JANIE BRODHEAD opened Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in 1978. Forty years later it is a Savannah icon and institution. “We raised our kids in the store,” says Janie. The Brighter Day family has expanded a great deal over those four decades. Many

of their supporters, both old and new, gathered this past Thursday for a jam-packed celebration in the American Legion ballroom. “There aren’t many mom-andpops left,” says Janie. “We really are a family-owned business, and to be an independent, family-owned natural food store is pretty unique in this country.” And Savannah is all the better for it. Here’s to 40 more years! CS


When Janie and Peter Brodhead, above, started Brighter Day, it was one of the few businesses in that area of town.

Stephen, Peter, and Lisa held down the selfie table at the Brighter Day Magic Bus!





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/ He’s not a mean one, this Mr. Grinch. And that’s largely what cripples The Grinch, the latest and lamest adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book. Illumination Entertainment, which previously performed a hate crime on the Seuss canon with the odious 2012 adaptation of The Lorax, now returns with another cacophonous rendition that completely misses the charm and sly simplicity of the source material. Obviously, it doesn’t compare to the 1966 TV classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but it doesn’t even measure up to the much maligned 2000 live-action adaptation, which at least benefitted from a bravura turn by Jim Carrey. This new picture offers Benedict Cumberbatch, and he should have been the perfect Grinch/narrator, perhaps even competing favorably with the masterful Boris Karloff, who was pluperfect in the ’66 version. But hold on. In this latest version, Pharrell Williams handles the role of the narrator, and he’s perfectly pleasant but also aggressively dull. As for Cumberbatch, handed the (sugar) plum role of the Grinch, he has elected to chuck out his British accent and tackle the part with a flat American inflection. It’s a disastrous decision, further stripping this Grinch of any personality. Those expecting to hear a variation on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes might be startled to learn that they’re instead hearing what’s doubtless a variation on Will Ferrell’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes. The basic story remains the same, as the Christmas-hating Grinch elects to make life miserable for the residents of Whoville, all of whom love the Yuletide season. But because the brief narrative found in Seuss’ text and in the ’66 version needs to be stretched into feature length, the filmmakers have elected to offer a tired backstory to demonstrate what made our not-so-jolly green protagonist loathe Christmas to such a fanatical degree (no, it’s not because of daddy issues, but good guess!). The expanded length also requires that we spend more time with the Whoville citizens than would be deemed healthy – over the course of the picture, we find ourselves siding with the Grinch more than with the joy germs populating this insufferable burg, surely not the angle anyone sought. The Grinch is loud, garish, and clumsy, but what ultimately sinks the picture is its interpretation of its title character. Frankly, he’s never nasty enough, taking time out to (among other niceties) dote on his faithful canine companion Max and grow misty-eyed over distant memories. You’re most assuredly not a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Mildly aggravated is probably the best we can muster.

chronology, ignores key albums and songs and takes factual liberties. Mercury’s homosexuality and subsequent death from AIDS are noted, but peeks at his lifestyle are mainly channeled through sly glances here and there with beefy bodies as well as a one-dimensional villain in Paul Prenter (Allen Leech), Mercury’s part-time lover and part-time manager. Bohemian Rhapsody is rated PG-13, as the film’s producers and band members May and Taylor (both heavily involved with the making of the movie) were clearly hoping for a frothy, toe-tapping smash along the lines of the ABBA-approved Mamma Mia! But this story deserved a deeper and more shaded rendition, one worthy of the dynamic figure at its center. It should have been – excuse the clumsy co-opting – “Killer Queen” rather than a compromised biopic that will only intermittently rock you. The Grinch



// The new Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody knows well enough to keep flashes of inspiration on the surface and on the outside, so that audiences can follow along as, say, characters discuss their ambitious ideas behind “Bohemian Rhapsody” or start hammering out the unmistakable opening chords of “Another One Bites the Dust.” This approach may not be especially deep, but it’s undeniably entertaining. That, in a nutshell, is a description that ends up suiting the entire picture. Bohemian Rhapsody is nothing if not endlessly engaging, as the picture illustrates how Farrokh Bulsara, a young Brit of Parsi heritage, adopted the name Freddie Mercury and got together with musicians Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to form one of the all-time great rock’n’roll bands. Rami Malek delivers an incendiary performance as Mercury, yet there’s ample praise to go around for those perfectly cast as his bandmates: Gwilym Lee as May, Ben Hardy as Taylor, and Joe Mazzello (Jurassic Park’s little Timmy, all grown up!) as Deacon. Whether their characters are bonding or bickering, the chemistry between this quartet is one of the picture’s best components, a designation it shares with the ample concert sequences. For those seeking nothing more than a rollicking good time, Bohemian Rhapsody largely gets the job done. But those looking for some depth – or, heck, even some historical context – will be sorely disappointed, as the film wreaks havoc on


// It’s a rampaging mediocrity, even if it does represent a slight uptick in quality for a movie starring Gerard Butler. Butler, whose resume over the past two years alone includes the laughable trio of Geostorm, London Has Fallen and Gods of Egypt, here plays Joe Glass (presumably no relation to Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass), a submarine captain who is first glimpsed in the film hunting a buck in the most manly of manly fashions, with arrows instead of bullets. But we know right off the bat that Joe is a sensitive macho man since he decides not to kill the animal once he sees it being followed by a doe and a fawn. The reason for Joe being tasked with captaining the USS Arkansas is because the Russian president (Alexander Diachnko) has been taken hostage by his warmongering defense minister (Michael Gor), who hopes to start World War III for some vague reason. While a trigger-happy American admiral (Gary Oldman) incessantly barks like some yippy Pomeranian, another officer (Common) and an NSA agent (Linda Cardellini) talk the rational U.S. President (Caroline Goodall) into allowing a rescue mission. Thus, four Navy SEALs are ordered to retrieve the Russkie Prez while Glass is assigned to pick everyone up with all the efficiency of a 5-star Uber driver. Approximately 99.9% of submarine flicks manage to evoke a genuine sense of claustrophobia among audience members peering down all those narrow corridors in a confined space — think back to, for example, Robert Wise’s Run Silent, Run Deep or Wolfgang Petersen’s Das Boot — but Hunter Killer is surprisingly light on the tension. CS 35







PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. PET BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP This group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month and helps pet owners get through the loss of their animals. Contact Jeffrey Wittig at jeffwitt912@ for more information. ongoing, 7:30 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. RAPE CRISIS CENTER Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. ongoing. REAL TALK Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support group for the LGBT community to come together to sit, eat and socialize while talking about issues relevant to the community. Meetings are completely confidential and private. Meets in the Lecture Conference Room. third Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. 36 SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS

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Film: Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Charting Coldplay’s incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom, it is the definitive Coldplay film. Director Mat Whitecross showcases live performances and backstage footage from the momentous global stadium tour A Head Full of Dreams, alongside unprecedented and unseen archive material captured over 20 years. $15 WED., NOV. 14, 7 P.M. LUCASTHEATRE.COM. LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS, 32 ABERCORN ST.

upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS The VNA represents all residing, working or otherwise involved in the Victorian District and meets every second Tuesday of each month to the exception of the month of August. Meetings are held at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Social starts at 5:30 p.m. and meetings start at 6 p.m.

For anyone using the Valet Parking at The Mansion, there is a $5. fee. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. Downtown Savannah, downtown. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP


Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-

com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR DONATIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLIMATE ART PROJECT The Savannah Art Association calls for local artists to help raise funds for ISCAP, the International Student Climate Art Project through the donation of environment or


earth-related art. Contact Carol Anderson at Through Feb. 10, 2019. CALL FOR EARLY 19TH CENTURY DANCERS/REGENCY DANCING The Davenport House has a social dance program which meets most Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The Museum is looking for new participants in this free community activity. For information contact info@davenporthousemuseum. org or call 912-236-8097. ongoing. Davenport House, 324 East State St. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-6291089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Vignette Savannah is looking for contributors in writing and photography! vSav’s tagline is “Indulging in Savannah’s most coveted decor, design, & awe-inspiring spaces.” Contribute to the blog and social media channels with your writing and/ or photography (credit will be given) featuring restaurants, coffee shops, or any other creative spaces and design you find inspiring! Preference will be given to students/professionals that can be consistent contributors-- build a portfolio with the vSav blog and on its social media channels and gain a reference in the process! Visit and email Anita at vignettesavannah@gmail. com to express your interest! ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. TEENS NURTURING TEENS (CANCER SUPPORT) Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CALL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND RETAILERS FOR COHEN’S RETREAT ONSITE BOUTIQUE SHOP Cohen’s Retreat, a historic destination for art, food and community located in Savannah’s famed Moon River District, is seeking specialty retailers interested in placing their locally or regionally-made products in its onsite boutique shop, Brown Dog Market. Cohen’s Retreat is refreshing its product lines at Brown Dog Market to feature more of a mix of mainstream local products to include with their current

artisan products. Retailers who would like access to some of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply for shelf space. Interested retailers should reach out to Colleen Smith at colleen. or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. TRANS* SUPPORT GROUP Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free third Sunday of every month. 843-368-4490. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. WALK AND TALK THERAPY Initial secure telehealth session followed by 2 “walk & talk”40 min sessions in tranquil nature settings. Well rounded physical and mental health for adults who want to reduce anxiety with a licensed therapist. All Summer & Fall. Check it out and schedule now: or 478 569-7069. Counselor, Coach, Confidant ask for Felicia. ongoing. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah

Library & Archives Director, at Lspracher@ or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: ongoing. No physical address given, none.


TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


SCI FANS FOR SENIORS DRIVE BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER Members of the community who would like to donate a new box fan or make a cash donation to purchase a fan may come by SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull Street, Savannah between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or donate on-line at ongoing. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-3512061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR AFFINIS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS Do you have a big heart and time to share? Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/or Homebound. If you are interested in volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email hospiceangels@ ongoing.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd.


2018 SUMMER BONANZA The program will expose young people to local government, cultural diversity, and positive role models. Strengthening academic development while providing safe, structured, and fun activities for youth is essential. Summer Bonanza meets once per week on Saturday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm at the Moses Jackson Center. Saturdays, 9 a.m. (912) 663-4528. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG FOSTER CARE Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and Relocation) is in need of volunteers for its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering gives animals a second chance at life and allows them to receive temporary care from loving foster parents before finding their forever homes. It is a rewarding experience for both humans and pets in need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656-5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical address given, none. BACHATA AND SALSA DANCE CLASSES New 4 week dance series, designed for absolute beginners to learn the fundamentals of Bachata or Salsa for social dancing! Bachata and salsa are fun dances from the Dominican Republic that can be found in cities all over the world, and is a great way to meet other people and enjoy amazing music. No partner or dance experience needed, just come and have fun! Special discount if you decide to do the salsa and bachata series together! RSVP via facebook or email. $40 for 4 classes, $70 for both bachata and salsa series ongoing. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY GARDEN Georgia Regional Hospital is in need of volunteers for their community garden. Contact Jessica Mathis at 912-356-2826 or email her at ongoing. Georgia Regional Hospital, 1915







Eisenhower Drive. 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. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway. Please complete an application on-line at or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer training is offered every two months. ongoing. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES One Love Animal Rescue is seeking members for its Board of Directors. Candidates must have a passion for the mission and be able to commit at least 5-8 hours per month. Current needs include accountant, attorney, veterinarian, social media expertise, fundraising experience and contacts, and public relations experience. One Love is also seeking various volunteer positions. Email karrie@ for more information or if you are interested in any of the positions. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Monday/Wednesday- Competition 5:30pm and Fundamentals at 7:00pm Tuesday/ Thursday- Fundamentals at Noon and Fundamentals at 5:30pm Friday- Private Lessons by appointment Saturday- Open Mat at 10:30am ongoing. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd. BRIDGE LESSONS Learn to play bridge. BB2 Competitive Bidding: Monday, September 24@7:00PM. BB4: Play of the Hand/ Declarer/Play: Saturday, September 15@10:00AM. Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Friday, September 14@10:00AM ongoing. 912-2284838. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE 38 ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND

LIGHTHOUSE Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ For more information visit: ongoing. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin 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. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. haborrello@aol. com. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Country Two Step: no partner needed or experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. DOLPHIN PROJECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-232-6572. 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. GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CLINIC St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-964-4326. 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. HIGH VIBE / LOW COST YOGA Join Melissa DeLynn for all-levels, beginner friendly Yoga classes. These classes are well-balanced, nourishing, and challenging with an emphasis on philosophy and spirituality. Expect to learn, heal, meditate and connect. $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHATHAM AND OTHER COASTAL COUNTIES Island Hospice, THA Group’s nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-8424463. thagroup. org. 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. LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-652-3661. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO Join us for time to practice your skills and knock out some projects you’ve been dreaming up. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. Use our space to practice your skills and knock out your personal pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. 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. MONTHLY SATSANG We will use The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele as our guide. Each month, one of our SPY teachers will lead the discussion and help us reflect on, discuss and assimilate their meaning into our 21st century lives. These gatherings are intended to be a dialogue and an inquiry into how we can align ourselves with these principles and bring them into our thoughts and actions. No asana practice, we will sit for discussion. Please dress comfortably, bring your ideas and a journal. $20 drop in | $150 for all ten sessions Wed., Nov. 14, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 912349-2756. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic,


classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. 912447-0578. St. Mary’s Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Help in the “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see

Books and Brews at Southbound Brewing

Books and Brews combines authors and adult beverages raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to promote literacy in our community. FREE FRI., NOV. 16, 6 P.M. SOUTHBOUND BREWING COMPANY, 107 EAST LATHROP AVE. website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire. org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. 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. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. 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. QIGONG CLASSES Qi Gong energy cultivation. What used to be an ancient Chinese secret is now known as one of the best healing modalities available. Come learn these amazing exercises from a twenty year practitioner. Relax, energize, destress, revitalize, balance and strengthen. Monday through Friday 1:30 to 2:30 classes only $8. 912-200-4809 ongoing. savannahyogabarre. com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs. org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910

Abercorn St. 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. TUTORS SOUGHT FOR ADULT LEARNERS (GED PREP AND LITERACY NEEDS) The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-354-4047. kmorgan@roycelc. org. URBAN HOPE An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. VOLUNTEER AT THE FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET

The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY Volunteer at the Library. With fun projects and flexible hours, anyone can be a library volunteer. Lend a hand and give back to the community. You will get so many high fives. Email for details. Free ongoing. 912-925-7774. volunteer@ Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. 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.







SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. TAI CHI The tai chi classes are open to the first 25 participants 60 years of age or older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 912-877-0056. Senior Citizens, Inc. Liberty County Neighborhood Center, 800 Tupelo Trail. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS 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. There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE EOA Share your time and special talents with others; join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA. We need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


13TH COLONY SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Enjoy singing in harmony with 13th Colony Sound, Savannah;s Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Monday evenings. None Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-247-1157. savannahbarbershoppers@ 40

Film: The Man in the Attic

A forgotten British remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger,” in which the intense American actor Jack Palance plays a mysterious doctor in 1880s London who may or may not be Jack The Ripper. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 WED., NOV. 14, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street. THE YOGA ROOM visit the website or call for a schedule of classes, times, and fees. ongoing. 912898-0361. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr. 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, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. ongoing. fiberguildsavannah. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. 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. 912-596-1962. 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. ONE MILLION CUPS Opportunity to polish your pitching skills while networking and making valuable connections. Pitch your idea/business in front of fellow entrepreneurs and get real-time constructive feedback. 2222 Bull Street, weekly Wednesday 9-10am, no charge, free coffee. savannah Wednesdays. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Mondays. PROOFREADER’S WHISKEY CLUB Membership includes the first whiskey drink free, free monthly private whiskey tastings from various brands, 15% off the member’s bill for the year, and a personalized book card including a list of 75 whiskeys in each chapter in the DeSoto library. Library series meetings will be the last Thursday of every month and include one free guest pass per member for the year. They will pick a book from the Edgar’s P&P library to hold their personalized book card which will be used to keep track of their progress on the whiskey list. $50 ongoing. eventbrite. com/e/proofreaders-whiskey-club-

tickets-42943991635. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December.


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1 Backtalk 5 Order on an order 9 Lion in the Narnia books 14 Feel certain 15 Barely grilled 16 Link’s “Good Mythical Morning” partner


19 Shaw of the Big Band Era 20 Reconfigure a hard drive 21 Royal ball 23 Beliefs, for short 24 Morsel at the bottom of a fast-food bag 25 Citrus-flavored dessert (with something parked in the middle) 28 Portrayer of Ned on “Game of Thrones” 29 Word after bad or Dad 30 Quiz option 33 Chicken giant 36 Controversial agribusiness letters 39 Place for avians to thrive (with something parked in the middle) 43 Tack on 44 “Stargate Universe” actress Levesque (OK, fine ... the mom from “Family Ties”) 45 No longer fooled by 46 Show starter? 48 Over again 51 “Darlin’” classic kids’

song (with something parked in the middle) 55 Biol. or anat. 58 “___ in every garage” 59 Conservational prefix 60 Rowan Atkinson character (or a clue for 28-Across) 62 Carl who hosted the original “Cosmos” 64 Modern urban vehicles whose brand names have been parked in the middle of the three theme entries 66 Supreme Court Justice Kagan 67 Internet explorer? 68 Part of 61-Down 69 Element tested for in home inspections 70 One-named Sao Pauloborn athlete 71 Japanese buckwheat noodle


1 Flat-bottomed rowboat 2 Conjunctions seen with a slash 3 Word inevitably used in a stereotypical Canadian impersonation 4 Do the butterfly 5 Franklin with the 1982 album “Jump to It” 6 Jimmy Kimmel’s cousin who makes frequent appearances on his show 7 “Day” observed the last Friday in April

8 Bubble tea tapioca ball 9 “Altar” constellation 10 Piercing cry 11 Tutorial opener, maybe 12 “One Day at ___” 13 Big bomb trial, briefly 18 Business letter encl. 22 Actress Phillips 26 Blog post 27 ___ Lisa 28 “Hold on a ___!” 30 Gp. before the gate 31 Totally cool 32 In one piece 34 What a QB tries to gain 35 Great buy 37 Got together with 38 He-bear, to Hernando 40 Croupier’s collection 41 “What ___ About You” (mid-2000s WB sitcom) 42 Sudoku grid line 47 Monsieur de Bergerac 49 “I give!” 50 100 cents, in Cyprus 51 It fires electrodes 52 Florida city home to John Travolta 53 Freeze, as a windshield 54 Western law enforcement group 55 “___ evil ... “ 56 Native Trinidadian, maybe 57 Prefix for gram or Pot 61 Heat measurements, for short 63 Photog Goldin 65 Disney collectible







For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church. Sacred Harp is an American tradition of singing hymns in four part harmony. No particular religious affiliation is required or endorsed. All are welcome. No experience necessary. ongoing. Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room D. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH UGA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GAME WATCHING PARTY: UGA V. MASSACHUSETTS This season, The Grove will be the official UGA Savannah Alumni Chapter game watching location! With four bars + rooftop, delicious food and drinks, UGA Gamedays will be the next best thing to being there. Family & friends welcome! The Dawgs are back in action and we can’t think of a better way to watch than surrounded by fellow UGA alumni, friends and fans! Put on your spirited red and black and head to the Savannah chapter’s game watching party to watch the Bulldogs play. These events are free and fun for passionate graduates and fans of the Univeristy. Free Sat., Nov. 17, 3:30-7:30 p.m. events/2078689692448462/. The Grove, 301 W. Congress St. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. 42 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. SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKFAST SAVANNAH Social Media Breakfast Savannah (#SMBSAV) is a grassroots organization of professionals in the greater Savannah area who meet monthly to discuss social media and its application to business. Please check the Facebook Page for this Month’s Topic at Free Fri., Nov. 16, 8-9:30 a.m. 920-819-2642. facebook. com/smbsav/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. STITCH AND BITCH Slow down and nurture your creative spirit in a constructive, casual atmosphere. Bring a project or enjoy one of our kits curated to focus on the dedicated process of craft: embroidery, knitting, needlework, or any of the fiber arts. All ages are welcome! Cheeseboard + wine deals to be had. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@


AMERICAN TRADITIONS COMPETITION JONNY MERCER BIRTHDAY GALA: “AN EVENING OF WINE AND ROSES” The event will celebrate Mercer’s 50-year career, as this legendary lyricist, songwriter and singer founded Capitol Records and often cited Georgia as his source for artistic inspiration. Mercer’s work helped put the Peach State on the “musical map,” setting the scene for his native city of Savannah to become a hub of cultural and vocal entertainment. $100 Thu., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. admin@americantraditionscompetition. com. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. ATC ON TYBEE PRESENTS FROM NEW YORK TO NASHVILLE: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA CARSWELL AND BEX ODORISIO Our second concert in partnership with American Traditions Vocal Competition brings two outstanding performers to our stage: Joshua Carswell, the 2012 Gold Medalist and Rebecca Odorisio, a three-time

finalist in the prestigious national singing competition, performing with Kim Steiner. Tickets $20/$25 premium Fri., Nov. 16, 8-10 p.m. 912-472-4790. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. ATC ON TYBEE PRESENTS NY TO NASHVILLE: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA CARSWELL AND BEX ODORISIO New York to Nashville: An Evening with Joshua Carswell and Bex Odorisio is the latest ATC concert from the new “ATC on Tybee” series. Carswell is a highly coveted recording artist who has performed classics on tour across the country as a solo artist and as a part of the Annie Moses Band. Odorisio is a multitalented performer who places equal importance on musical, comedic, and dramatic pursuits. Regular $20, Premium $25 Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. admin@americantraditionscompetition. com. ordertickets.asp?p=609&backurl=default. asp. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. JOHNNY MERCER’S 109TH BIRTHDAY BASH A half dozen of the Coastal Empire’s most accomplished singers accompanied by a three-piece ensemble will fill our concert hall with all the classics, from Blues in the Night and Summer Wind to Accentuate the Positive and In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening. $20 Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. 912-472-4790. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. THE LOVE AND SOUL EXPERIENCE Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SAVANNAH CLASSICAL ACADEMY STRINGS CONSERVATORY CONCERT The Savannah Classical Academy Strings Conservatory Ensemble will showcase the talent of its students at 7 p.m, Thursday, Nov. 15 at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. The one-hour concert will take place in the church’s Bailey Hall, and is free to attend, with donations suggested to support the program. The Conservatory Ensemble provides free instruments, supplies, music, and instruction to all participating students, allowing them to learn to play instruments such as the violin, viola, cello, or bass under the tutelage of Dr. Sinisa Ciric, Concertmaster of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Free, donations suggested Thu., Nov. 15, 7-8 p.m. strings@ savannahclassicalacademy. org. Skidaway United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY KEARNS Back by popular demand, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are proud to have Anthony Kearns, member of the renowned Irish Tenors, return

for an evening of rich and memorable melodies. From Danny Boy to Beautiful Dreamer, guests are sure to leave this concert whistling a merry tune. Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.


MY MESSAGE MATTERS CONFERENCE My Message Matters Conference is one of 2018’s most anticipated events. This one day experience is designed to inspire you to pursue and achieve your life’s calling. We are bringing together a lineup experts and presenters that will share how to succeed in every area of your life: personal development, mindset, business and entrepreneurship, access to media, branding, marketing and more. Keynote Speaker: LaShanda Gary. Other amazing presenters and panelists: Elisha Boyd, Dr Ane Mercer, Angela Denise, Krystal Humphrey, Felicia Wright, C. Jai Graham, and Melynda Rackley. Entertainers: Jadeashala Humphries, Min. Tamika Brockington and Carol Broadnax. $29 - $59 Sat., Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-noon & 5-9 p.m. info@ Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr.


BETHESDA ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE Bethesda Academy will host an open house prospective students and their families. Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information about the open house or to submit an application, contact Brandi Simpson, director of admissions, at 912.351.2068 or brandi.hebron@ Thu., Nov. 15, 10-11 a.m. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. 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. 912441-6559. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FOURTH ANNUAL POP-UP PARTY Start your holiday shopping with local



vendors, artists, and fun. Fri., Nov. 16, 2 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 17, 11 a.m. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. GINGERBREAD JUDGING The 18th annual Gingerbread Experience at the Westin includes new judges this year. Sat., Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS WITH SAVANNAH TOURS AND TALES True tales of the Irish Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans of Savannah’s past. Join KT O’Brien, a native Savannahian, for a leisurely stroll through the serene squares of Savannah. Frequent stops for seats and refreshments available. Reservations required for tours daily at 10:30am and 8:00pm 2hours $30. Private tours upon request. ongoing. IWORSHIP CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT Its an evening of artistry designed to elevate you. Come out and here positive vibes from local spoken word performers, singers, and musicians. Performers can sign up in advanced or walk-in. Free third Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. theinheritancecenter@ The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military

services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. MUSEUM IN THE MOONLIGHT Wander the gardens and museum on a romantic moonlit night while enjoying refreshments alfresco and live music by Coy Campbell. Free Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. NIGHTLY SPIRITS GHOST TOUR Explore haunted bars, haunted buildings, and Savannah’s oldest area, all while having time to enjoy some tasty beverages along the way. Step back in time to the 1700’s to explore the parts of Savannah that most only dare to talk about. You’ll hear tales about the dead that haven’t quite moved on, visit some of the most haunted places in the city and get to know the spirits that haunt the locals…and the places that the locals haunt. $20 Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Savannah Taphouse, 125 E. Broughton St. 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. OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE & SLAVE QUARTERS COMMUNITY DAY Telfair invites the local community to participate in the unveiling of new interpretive exhibits at the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters. The product of years of research, new interpretive and hands-on exhibits will tell the full story of the free and enslaved people who lived and worked on the site in the early 19th century. Enjoy an afternoon filled with live music from local musicians, a sampling of local cuisine and a display of regional crafts and trades. Light refreshments and beverages will be served throughout the event. Free Sat., Nov. 17, 1 p.m. 912-790-8800. info@ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St. PAINT + PRAY TBA Sat., Nov. 17, 4 p.m. Ramah Jr Academy, 3400 Florance Street. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS

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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. SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND ARTISANS’ MARKET The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson. TAGATNIGHT Please join us at the gallery for wine, hors


Interior designer Dorothy Draper said she wished there were a single word that meant “exciting, frightfully important, irreplaceable, deeply satisfying, basic, and thrilling, all at once.” I wonder if such a word exists in the Chamicuro language spoken by a few Peruvians or the Sarsi tongue spoken by the Tsuu T’ina tribe in Alberta, Canada. In any case, I’m pleased to report that for the next few weeks, many of you Aries people will embody and express that rich blend of qualities. I have coined a new word to capture it: *tremblissimo*.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

According to my astrological intuition, you’re entering a phase when you will derive special benefit from these five observations by poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. 1. “There are truths that you can only say after having won the right to say them.” 2. “True realism consists in revealing the surprising things that habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.” 3. “What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.” 4. “You should always talk well about yourself! The word spreads around, and in the end, no one remembers where it started.” 5. “We shelter an angel within us. We must be the guardians of that angel.”


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


Adolescence used to be defined as a phase that lasted from ages 13 to 19. But scientists writing in the journal *The Lancet* say that in modern culture, the current span is from ages 10 to 24. Puberty comes earlier now, in part because of shifts in eating habits and exposure to endocrinedisrupting chemicals. At the same time, people hold onto their youth longer because they wait a while before diving into events associated with the initiation into adulthood, like getting married, finishing education, and having children. Even if you’re well past 24, Gemini, I suggest you revisit and reignite your juvenile stage in the coming weeks. You need to reconnect with your wild innocence. You’ll benefit from immersing yourself in memories

of coming of age. Be 17 or 18 again, but this time armed with all you have learned since.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Cancerian baseball pitcher Satchel Paige had a colorful career characterized by creative showmanship. On some occasions, he commanded his infielders to sit down and loll on the grass behind him, whereupon he struck out three batters in a row—ensuring no balls were hit to the spots vacated by his teammates. Paige’s success came in part because of his wide variety of tricky pitches, described by author Buck O’Neil as “the bat-dodger, the two-hump blooper, the four-day creeper, the dipsy-do, the Little Tom, the Long Tom, the bee ball, the wobbly ball, the hurry-up ball and the nothin’ ball.” I bring this to your attention, Cancerian, because now is an excellent time for you to amp up your charisma and use all your tricky pitches.


pect you now have more ability than usual to neutralize its obsessive and debilitating effects on you. That could empower you to make a good decision about the relationship you’ll have with it in the future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“I had to learn very early not to limit myself due to others’ limited imaginations,” testifies Libran astronaut Mae Jemison. She adds, “I have learned these days never to limit anyone else due to my own limited imagination.” Are those projects on your radar, Libra? I hope so. You now have extra power to resist being shrunk or hobbled by others’ images of you. You also have extra power to help your friends and loved ones grow and thrive as you expand your images of them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head,” writes fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. “Always. All the time. We build ourselves out of that story.” So what’s your story, Leo? The imminent future will be an excellent time to get clear about the dramatic narrative you weave. Be especially alert for demoralizing elements in your tale that may not in fact be true, and that therefore you should purge. I think you’ll be able to draw on extra willpower and creative flair if you make an effort to reframe the story you tell yourself so that it’s more accurate and uplifting.

The U.S. is the world’s top exporter of food. In second place is the Netherlands, which has 0.4 percent as much land as the U.S. How do Dutch farmers accomplish this miraculous feat? In part because of their massive greenhouses, which occupy vast areas of non-urbanized space. Another key factor is their unprecedented productivity, which dovetails with a commitment to maximum sustainability. For instance, they produce 20 tons of potatoes per acre, compared with the global average of nine. And they do it using less water and pesticides. In my long-term outlook for you Scorpios, I see you as having a metaphorical similarity to Dutch farmers. During the next 12 months, you have the potential to make huge impacts with your focused and efficient efforts.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In describing a man she fell in love with, author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote that he was both “catnip and kryptonite to me.” If you’ve spent time around cats, you understand that catnip can be irresistible to them. As for kryptonite: it’s the one substance that weakens the fictional superhero Superman. Is there anything in your life that resembles Gilbert’s paramour? A place or situation or activity or person that’s both catnip and kryptonite? I sus-

d’oeuvres and to explore the works of Tiffani Taylor. Ms. Taylor will share a short talk about her artworks. Known for her rich textured paintings and hand painted pottery, her art is inspired by nature and by her travels to France and Italy. Holder of advanced degrees in Painting and Art History from SCAD, her works can be seen in galleries internationally as well as her gallery in Savannah. Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. 404906-7714. Tiffani Taylor Gallery, 11 Whitaker Street. TIM FISHER QUARTET $20.00 Sun., Nov. 18, 5 p.m. 2 Resort Dr, Ben Tucker Pavillion. TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR

“The world is like a dropped pie most of the time,” writes author Elizabeth Gilbert. “Don’t kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.” From what I can tell about the state of your life, Sagittarius, the metaphorical pie has indeed fallen onto the metaphorical floor. But it hasn’t been there so long that it has spoiled. And the floor is fairly clean, so the pie won’t make you sick if you eat it. My

advice is to sit down on the floor and eat as much as you want. Then carry on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Novelist Anita Desai writes, “Isn’t it strange how life won’t flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forward in a kind of flood?” I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect that the locks she refers to will soon open for you. Events may not exactly flow like a flood, but I’m guessing they will at least surge and billow and gush. That could turn out to be nerve-racking and strenuous, or else fun and interesting. Which way it goes will depend on your receptivity to transformation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“Miracles come to those who risk defeat in seeking them,” writes author Mark Helprin. “They come to those who have exhausted themselves completely in a struggle to accomplish the impossible.” Those descriptions could fit you well in the coming weeks, but with one caveat. You’ll have no need to take on the melodramatic, almost desperate mood Helprin seems to imply is essential. Just the opposite, in fact. Yes, risk defeat and be willing to exhaust yourself in the struggle to accomplish the impossible; but do so in a spirit of exuberance, motivated by the urge to play.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

“Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear,” warned author G. K. Chesterton. “It annoys them very much.” My teachers have offered me related advice. Don’t ask the gods to intervene, they say, until you have done all you can through your own efforts. Furthermore, don’t ask the gods for help unless you are prepared to accept their help if it’s different from what you thought it should be. I bring these considerations to your attention, Pisces, because you currently meet all these requirements. So I say go right ahead and seek the gods’ input and assistance.


Chilling stories & eerie properties that paved the road to this fascinating title. Pre-colonial ghost history, all the way up to the 21st century. The most complete picture of all of the human psychical and paranormal events that put Savannah on the map as the ghostly city of greatness. Presented by America’s Most Haunted City Tour. ongoing, 9 p.m. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. River Street, River St. VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF SAVANNAH: HOME OF THE BRAVE Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintageinspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Friday is $10 at the door, Saturday and Sunday is $5 at the door or pre-purchase tickets online and skip the line! Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. savannah@vintagemarketdays. com. savannah/. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is a non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. WORMSLOE CANDLELIGHT TOUR Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours will depart at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm by lantern and celebrate Savannah’s colonial heritage, from the city’s founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution along our main trail ( .8 mi ). Advance ticket purchase required. $4 $10 Sat., Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m. 912-353-3023. gastateparks. org/info/wormsloe/. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd.


5TH ANNUAL PEE WEE RODEO Do not miss this year’s Pee Wee Rodeo - It will have everything your little ones want to see, plus some great things for adults too. All proceeds from the Pee Wee Rodeo will go directly to Urban Hope to fund our free after-school program that enriches the lives of Savannah children and their families. $15 for adults $10 for kids 3 and under are Free Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-349-5475.

The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Avenue. ASBURY MEMORIAL UMC PECAN AND HONEY HARVEST The Pecan and Honey Harvest includes a general store for the sale of shelled pecans, fresh baked pecan-themed desserts and candy, beverages and local honey as well as live entertainment and a café. The following local musical acts are set to perform: Polyphonic 3, Savannah’s ‘World Famous Crabettes’ and MidLife Crisis. For more information, visit www.asburymemorial. org, call 912-233-5026 or email church@ Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. cityweb/p&tweb.nsf/02e67f6f5dc1d3e585 256c2f0071940a/b3c6db5e9ee4c77f852 571f7002c8d61?OpenDocument. Madison Square, West Harris Street. CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH Find pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, woodworking, glass, Christmas ornaments, photography, fine art, delicious gourmet delights and so much more. $7 Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Festivals@ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. MAKE SAVANNAH FALL FESTIVAL WITH MAVEN MAKERS Make Savannah and Maven Makers have teamed up to host a fall festival pop-up featuring Makers and artists. Shop maker products, meet the makers and tour the Maven Makers space. Dark Shark Tacos will be on site, along with a mimosa bar from Fete. Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. info@ makesavannah. com/events/2018/11/17/makesavannah-fall-festival-hosted-by-mavenmakers?rq=fall%20festival. mavenmakers. com. Maven Makers, 415 West Boundary Street.


BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU DAY CELEBRATION The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the official end of this year’s growing season. Harvest is complete and vintners, especially in France, are ready to celebrate the harvest’s end. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine that is annually released on the third Thursday in November. Nouveau wine undergoes a very short fermentation process, and yields an extremely fresh and fruity wine. $39 Nov. 15, 5 p.m.. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. LUNCH FUNCTION 101: CYBER SECURITY FOR EVERYONE Join us for Lunch Function 101:Cyber security for everyone Randal Humphries, software engineer and IT manager, will discuss online privacy and security. He will dive into what the threats are and what you can do to protect yourself as an individual and a business owner. Check out Randal’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www. There will be a 40 minute presentation and then 15-20 minutes of Q & A. Creative Coast will

be sponsoring lunch so be sure to RSVP: Free Nov. 15, 12-1 p.m.. 912-257-4893. lydia@ events/255588383/. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. OYSTER ROAST FOR A REASON There will be Georgia oysters, live music, and a silent auction featuring an original painting by Alan Campbell. Guests also can sample delicious single oysters that were grown at the UGA Oyster Hatchery. Early registration tickets are $50. After October 17 the price will increase to $100. $50-$100 Nov. 17, 4 p.m.. 912-598-3345. kayla270@ UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. SAVANNAH THANKSLIVING 2018 Please join us for the annual Savannah Thanksliving celebration and enjoy an amazing three course meal by Fox and Fig Plant Based Cafe. Come celebrate life, liberation and compassion as Savannah Veggies & Vegans hosts this annual dinner to benefit Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary. Silent auction, a delicious meal and wonderful company! $25 Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.. 727-481-8381. events/922789544598473/?ti=cl. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave.


ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Featuring in season, organic (not certified) veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds go directly to funding tuition expenses for Bethesda Academy students. For specialty orders, contact Merrin at merrin.slocombe@ merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday:

11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. WEEKLY CASK & FOOD PAIRING Each Wednesday, we create a special cask and pair it with a complimentary dish. Follow us on Facebook for more information! Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.









BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Are you gradually feeling more alone as friends and family don’t seem to get what you are going through as the unpaid caregiver of a loved one with dementia, serious illness or disability? Our drop-in and non-disease specific Caregiver Support Group meets twice a month to provide a safe place to connect with others who truly understand. Second Tuesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. and/or the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive off Chatham Parkway. 912.629.1331. ongoing. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. 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. FREE RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR CAREGIVERS Are you the unpaid caregiver for a loved one with dementia, serious illness or disability? Schedule some relaxation time just for you! Our free restorative yoga and deep relaxation classes use bolsters and blankets 46 to support the body and quiet the mind.

Dress comfortably and join us at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive off Chatham Parkway. 912.629.1331. ongoing. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. 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. HOWARD FAMILY DENTAL 10TH ANNUAL FREE DENTAL DAY Every year, Howard Family Dental hosts its annual Free Dental Day on the Friday before Thanksgiving as a way to give back and show appreciation for the community. Over 100 volunteers from Howard Family Dental, Oral & Facial Surgery and Kid’s Dentistree will come together to provide the first 200 children and adults that arrive with one free service of their choice – a free cleaning, filling or extraction. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-629-9000. howardfamilydental. com. Howard Family Dental, 91 Brighton Woods Drive. 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. 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. NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Georgia’s only Native American Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers will be signed. Open to all. You do not have to be Native American to attend Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. East Broad Native American Group, 517 East Broad 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. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/ CANDLER WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.


FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.


BOOKS AND BREWS AT SOUTHBOUND BREWING Books and Brews combines authors and adult beverages raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to promote literacy in our community. Free Fri., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. BUDDY SULLIVAN LECTURE Buddy Sullivan will speak at Ashantilly Sunday, November 18 at 3pm. The Lower Altamaha Historical Society and Ashantilly Center are co-sponsoring this FREE lecture! His presentation will be based on a new book “Environmental Influences On Life & Labor in McIntosh County, Georgia: Case Studies in Ecology as History With a Personal Memoir of the Tidewater”. Light refreshments will follow. Limited seating. 912 437-4473 for more information. Free Sun., Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m. 912-437-4473. The Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy 99. EVENING @ SKIDAWAY WITH ANDRÉ JOSEPH GALLANT André Joseph Gallant, author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster, gives a talk and book signing, beginning with a reception at 6:15 in the McGowan Library. Free and open to the public Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave. FOREIGN POLICY...NOW WHAT? Before we head into the presidential election of 2020, foreign and immigration policy questions loom. Liz Brailsford, COO of the World Affairs Councils of America, presents this lecture. Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. LECTURE: BURDEN: A TRUE STORY FOR OUR TIMES Courtney Hargrave is the author of Burden: A Preacher, A Klansman and a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South, published August 2018. Burden explores many of the same themes that resonate in Flannery O’Connor’s work, most notably, grace and redemption. Hargrave’s talk will expand on the events described in this meticulously researched work, as well as examine the story’s current relevance and importance. Free and open to the public Sun., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. LECTURE: BURDEN AND REDEMPTION: A TRUE SOUTHERN STORY A harrowing true story about the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of compassion that shook a community in the Deep South. Free Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. thebookladybookstore. com/. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. URSREY MEMORIAL LECTURE: CHARLES FRAZIER Charles Frazier’s highly acclaimed first novel, “Cold Mountain,” is an international bestseller. A reception and book signing will immediately follow Frazier’s talk. Free and open to the public Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.


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3 0 TH F E S T I VA L S E A S O N MARCH 28–APRIL 13, 2019 Monday, April 1

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Thursday, April 11

12:30 pm

John Doyle

12:30 pm

Pokey LaFarge

12:30 pm

Courtney Granger

11 am


6 & 8:30 pm

Zydeco Dance Party: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

6 pm

Lars Vogt, piano

6 & 9 pm

12:30 pm

Anda Union

7 pm

Aaron Diehl Trio / Chris Pattishall Quintet: Zodiac Suite

Cajun Dance Party: Pine Leaf Boys / Jourdan Thibodeauxet les Rôdailleurs

6 pm

Jerusalem Quartet

Rhapsody in Blue and the Firebird Suite Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra with Marcus Roberts Trio

7 pm

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

7:30 pm

Union Tanguera and Kate Weare Company, a collaboration, Sin Salida

7:30 pm

Charlie Hunter Trio Feat. Lucy Woodward

8 pm

Dimmer Twins / T. Hardy Morris

6 pm

Juho Pohjonen, piano

7:30 pm

The Del McCoury Band / Steep Canyon Rangers

Tuesday, April 2

8 pm

Fatoumata Diawara / Noura Mint Seymali

12:30 pm

Friday, March 29 12:30 pm

Mike + Ruthy of The Mammals

5:30 & 8:30 pm Asleep at the Wheel 6 pm

Daniel Hope & Friends I with Juho Pohjonen

7:30 pm

I’m With Her Sara Watkins • Sarah Jarosz • Aoife O’Donovan

8 pm

Daymé Arocena

8:30 pm

Asleep at the Wheel

Saturday, March 30 4 & 8 pm

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet / Jon Cleary

6 pm

Dafnis Prieto Big Band

7 pm

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

7:30 pm

Punch Brothers

8:30 pm

Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Sunday, March 31 4 & 7 pm

Kat Edmonson / Pokey LaFarge

5 pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with Daniel Hope DAY M É A R O C E N A Friday, March 29 at 8pm

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6 pm 7:30 pm

Aaron Diehl: Blues & The Spanish Tinge John Pizzarelli Trio with Catherine Russell present: “Billie & Blue Eyes” Daniel Hope & Friends II with Lars Vogt Flamenco Virtuoso: Vicente Amigo

7:30 pm

8 pm

Angélique Kidjo’s Remain in Light

Sunday, April 7 5 pm

Santiago Ballerini, tenor

Friday, April 12

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Roby Lakatos / Sam Reider and the Human Hands

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Robbie Fulks with Robbie Gjersoe


Daniel Hope & Sebastian Knauer: Homage to Yehudi Menuhin

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Jeff Tweedy

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Daniel Hope & Friends III

12:30 pm

Jerry Douglas, dobro

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Jazz on the River

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Andersson Dance & Scottish Ensemble: Goldberg Variations ternary patterns for insomnia

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Daniel Hope & Friends V

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The Tallis Scholars

7 pm

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

The Earls of Leicester

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Swing Central Jazz Competition

11 am

Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall: Bach to Brazil

12:30 pm

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

5:30 & 8:30 pm Kathy Mattea / Molly Tuttle Band

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Sebastian Knauer, piano

12:30 pm

Darrell Scott

6 pm

Daniel Hope & Friends VI: Balkan Roots

6 pm

Daniel Hope & Friends IV

7 pm

Anda Union

6:30 pm

Swing Central Jazz Finale: Romance, Swing and the Blues

8 pm

10 pm

Late Night Jazz Jam

Pat Metheny Side Eye with James Francies & Nate Smith

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Modern Broadway

4 pm

Christopher Hope Presents “My Son the Fiddler”

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Robert Earl Keen / Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

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