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Pub Crawl 5.4

Power up your lightsabers and join Markster Con to celebrate the geekiest day of the year with fellow galactic nerds. Venues participating are Vice Lounge and Mojito Bar, Tree House, Bay Street Blues, Rogue Water, PS Tavern, Pour Larry’s, The Escape Company and Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. 4 p.m. Downtown Savannah crawlsavannah.com

WEDNESDAY 5. 1 Kornfield Friends

The Kornfield Friends are made up of four of the original cast members of the legendary TV show Hee Haw. Wed. & Thurs., 4 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

THURSDAY 5. 2 Artist Talk w/ Katherine Sandoz

Join Laney Contemporary and artist Katherine Sandoz for an informal artist talk regarding her exhibition. 6 p.m. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

Film: Destination Inner Space

The Psychotronic Film Society screens a full uncut copy of this immensely enjoyable hoot. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Mars Theatre’s 5 Year Anniversary The Mars Theatre has reached the 5 year mark, and to celebrate, they will be offering discounted tickets May 2 and 3 to see The Wizard of Oz. Thurs. & Fri. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $5

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Creativity shines on Tybee Island’s beautiful South Beach as fantastic concoctions rise from the sand. Make a splash with your brilliant creation, cheer on the artists or just enjoy the beachy vibes. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Free and open to the public

Spring Flute Choir Concert

Featuring both student and advanced flute choirs, enjoy a concert presenting a great variety of repertoire. 8-9:15 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 15 Willow Rd. Free, donations accepted 912-660-9968. savareaflute@gmail.com

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Theatre: The Legend of Georgia McBride

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Annual Outdoor Concert 5.3

Grab a picnic dinner or enjoy a great line-up of local food trucks as the SAA Music Department kicks off their annual Outdoor Concert. Washington Avenue will close at 6PM for the entire SAA and surrounding communities to enjoy the orchestras, bands and choirs. 6 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave.

The story of an Elvis impersonator who is being replaced by drag queens. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive. $10-$25

Wine, Women and Shoes

Wine, Women & Shoes is an evening of Shoe Guys, fashion, food, wine tasting and ultimately fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House. 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. $76


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FRIDAY 5. 3 Annual Outdoor Concert

Grab a picnic dinner or enjoy a great line-up of local food trucks as the SAA Music Department kicks off their annual Outdoor Concert. 6 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave.

Draucker CD Release Party

Draucker releases their first EP, “Good To Talk To.” 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner, 3016 E. Victory Dr. $15

First Friday Fireworks

Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation 912-401-1900. savannahfolk.org

First Friday in Starland

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

Mipso, Chatham County Line

Two wildly popular Americana bands from North Carolina play the Tybee Post. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. $25, $30 premium

Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free info@riverstreetsavannah.com

Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies

First Friday for Folk Music

Creativity shines on Tybee Island’s beautiful South Beach as fantastic concoctions rise from the sand. Tybee Island Free and open to the public

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. May’s performer is Josephine Johnson. first

Statts Fest Fundraiser & Black IPA Release

Release party of the special brew Statts Black IPA with live music from Bottles & Cans and The Train Wrecks. 5:30 p.m. Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $10 suggested donation 912-667-0033.

Theatre: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Collective Face presents Neil Simon’s classic. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, 3219 College St. $25 collectiveface.org

Tybee Island Mermaid Festival

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

Mermaid Fest is a 3-day long celebration of the Coastal Empire’s surf, sand and sun. May 3-5 Tybee Island savannahpride.com/mermaidfest

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SATURDAY 5. 4 Bar Wars Pub Crawl

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Eating Sustainable for Yourself and the Planet

See how our eating patterns have evolved in a few short decades. 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 307A E. Harris Free

Fairy and Gnome Festival

This fantastical day is all about the wee folk and getting up close with the natural world. 10 a.m. Oatland Island Wildlife Ctr, 711 Sandtown Rd. $5 adults, $3 children

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

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stories behind the songs they wrote. 7 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $50

Islands Farmers’ Market

The Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist, 401 Quarterman Dr. Free islandsfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Kentucky Derby Paw-ty

The Paw-ty is a free dog friendly event benefiting the Savannah Kennel Club and BFW Rescue, a Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue. 5-9 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. Free

Kentucky Derby Rooftop Party w/ Woodford Reserve

Savannah Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

A grand celebration of Scottish culture for the entire family. 9 a.m. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave.

Star Wars Comedy: May the 4th

An unscripted show by Front Porch Improv where Star Wars fandom and comedy blast off. 8 p.m. Pop Up Playhouse, 1401 MLK Jr. Blvd. $10 frontporchimprov.com

Talk Derby to Me

Lyn Avenue’s Homecoming

Lyn Avenue featuring CC Witt and Patrick Ellington has extensively toured the Southeast. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. $15

This early morning tour gives guests the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of the historic Tybee Lighthouse. 6:30-8 a.m. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. $25 912-786-5801. desiree@tybeelighthouse.org

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Neighborhood Comics Grand Opening

Neighborhood Comics opens on Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day. 10 a.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.

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In work contemplating life’s most existential questions, the tenth season will come to a close in dramatic fashion. 7:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe

Upon arrival, guests should head straight to the feather bar to take their Derby Day hats to the next level. 3 p.m. The Lost Square, 412 Williamson St. Free

The event is named in memory of Matt Kohler, who was hit from behind by a driver. 2 p.m. PERC Coffee Roasters, 1802 East Broad St.

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Savannah Philharmonic: Shannon Conducts Mahler

Celebrate the opening of Odin and Sons Comics and Collectibles. 9 a.m. Mad Mac’s Bakery, 6 E. State St.

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 savannahformorons.com

Enjoy libations and a best hat contest at Peregrin on Derby Day. 5 p.m. Peregrin, 256 E Perry Lane.

Tybee Lighthouse Sunrise Tours

Cincopando on the Cinco do Mayo: Latin Chamber Music Concert and Discussion

Enjoy a concert of Latin American chamber music presented by the ensemble, Cincopando, this Cinco de Mayo. 6-8 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 15 Willow Rd. Free, donations accepted

The Davis Family BBQ Fundraiser

Randy has been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease requiring immediate regular dialysis until a kidney donor match can be found. BBQ plates $12 each (dine in or take it to go), auctions and raffle with all proceeds going to the Davis Family. 3 p.m. American Legion Post 154 (Tybee), 10 Veterans Dr

Doggie Carnival

Four-legged guests can partake in the doggie derby, doggie agility, paw print art, doggie pools, photo booths, more noon Humane Society, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. $1


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

BY JIM MOREKIS

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YET ANOTHER sad — and sadly predictable — scene unfolded in City Hall last week, as tension on City Council became open defiance on the issue of which company will get the lucrative contract to manage the Savannah Arena. In a hotly contested 5-3 vote, Oak View Group (OVG) won the contract over the more experienced firm SMG, which unsuccessfully made a formal appeal for Council to reconsider. This is the second formally challenged contract award involving the Arena. In August 2018, JE Dunn lodged an official complaint after a “scrivener’s error” appeared to play a role in allowing AECOM

Adding to the murkiness is the fact that Alderwoman Carol Bell’s son’s cleaning company has already been recruited by OVG as a subcontractor to the tune of millions of dollars over five years. (Bell recused herself from the vote, but not from any executive session.) Many observers said the incompleteness of OVG’s bid should have disqualified them, while City Manager Rob Hernandez maintains that the bid was a “phased process” in which submitting certain documents wasn’t a strict requirement. The usual requirement that three years of audited financial data — which in OVG’s case is virtually the entire history of the firm — was glossed over with the gimmick of allowing a single “designated member” of City Council to view OVG’s financials behind closed doors. The designated member was Alderman at Large Brian Foster, generally viewed

from the Cultural Arts Center Request For Proposal process: “In that article Bret Bell was quoted as saying they were cut because they failed to submit RFP documents,” Buckley said, alleging that OVG wasn’t penalized for the same transgression. He said “there’s not one single page of financial information, audited or not,” in OVG’s formal proposal. At one point, Buckley said “I have pants older than OVG.” In making a final point, Buckley jabbed, “Just let me finish before I get home-cooked.” Alderman Thomas went for the throat when he questioned whether OVG and outgoing City Manager Hernandez had a previous relationship dating from Hernandez’s tenure in Broward County, Florida (where he is set to return this summer). While Hernandez capably defended

The continued infighting comes in an election year, with the City Manager leaving town in two months, the Arena Development Manager abruptly departing recently, and with no permanent City Attorney on hand. Hunt to secure the contract to manage the construction phase. In both cases, a firm with longtime local experience was rebuffed in favor of firms with no local track record. The continued infighting over the largest single public works project in Savannah history comes in an election year, with the City Manager leaving town in two months, the Arena Development Manager abruptly departing recently, and with no permanent City Attorney on hand. The winning bidder, OVG, has only been in business for four years and apparently has yet to actually begin management on any project. In contrast, SMG has been in business over 40 years and has run the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, in their portfolio of over 200 facilities managed. Technically however, that’s not as much of an issue as it appears on first glance, as the principals involved in OVG have many years of experience — including music tycoon Irving Azoff — and have inked a partnership with the massive LiveNation. The real issue, as is so often the case with City government, has to do with transparency, or lack thereof, in the contract award, as well as the appearance of impropriety which has dogged so much business involving the Arena.

as the Council’s resident finance expert. Foster wouldn’t divulge any information, saying the company’s records were “confidential.” To which Alderman Tony Thomas responded incredulously, “Was it confidential to other members of Council?” Foster refused again to share any details with fellow Council members, essentially saying they just had to trust him and City staff. The decision to let only Foster view the information was taken by other members of Council as not only unethical, but as a personal affront. “I’ve been on [Council] for 16 years and I’ve not seen anything like this,” said Alderman Van Johnson, who is running for Mayor this year. “We have to be fair, we have to be consistent, we have to be transparent in all of our dealings,” Johnson said. “Whatever the rules are, need to be the rules… if we follow the rules, the rules are easily defensible. I don’t think people mind losing as long as they lost by the rules…. You can’t keep moving the goal posts.” SMG’s attorney Harold Buckley Jr. left it all on the field in his aggressive attack. Referring to Assistant to the City Manager Bret Bell, who was sitting right in front of him, he cited a Morning News article from 2014 about two firms being cut

himself, unfortunately the whole exchange seemed to echo a similar controversy over the awarding of surplus City property to the Foram Group as part of the Starland Village project. Foram also shares South Florida roots with Hernandez, and the public record showed at least some level of mutual familiarity prior to the deal. In the end, it does appear that the deal the City struck with OVG is amenable, at least on the surface. The City gets a $2.5 million payment from OVG with another $2.5 million due at contract renewal in five years. Other agreements include rent of $200,000 a year, payment of operating costs, and profit-sharing (if any — the current Civic Center loses well over a million dollars a year). But unfortunately the track record of questionable and controversial practices involving the Savannah Arena has grown into a pretty long list. At this point, the number of controversies far outweighs the things that have gone smoothly. With every new twist and turn, the project loses more public confidence and the City’s legal exposure mounts — with taxpayers on the hook for everything, as always. CS

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The result was a seminal business that laid the foundation not only for the eventual success of the local tourism industry, but helped keep Savannah Savannah. other places, pedicabs are just ways A talk with Rusty Browne, founder of one of downtown’s for“In people to ride around. Here we actumost successful, unique, and long-running businesses ally picked up people who wanted to spend money, and took them to the places where they could spend it,” he says. Along the way, this unique business with “We took Savannah’s economy and BY JIM MOREKIS humble beginnings lit a spark that helped pushed it all the way through the whole jim@connectsavannah.com transform Savannah from a quirky backcity.” water into a world destination. Browne says that in the days when “Everybody thought I was crazy,” there was just one walking tour in town, BEFORE “The Book” and Forrest Gump, Browne laughs. “Back then, the city was long before there were any get-on, get-off before Uber and Airbnb, before swanky doing pretty poorly. Those were lean days shuttles or trolleys, “I was the guy takrooftop hotel bars and ubiquitous baching people to stores and dropping them elorette parties, there was Russell “Rusty” for Savannah. The economy wasn’t good at all.” off and picking them up. If two ladies said Browne and Savannah Pedicab. Entrepreneurs talk today about the they wanted to go antiquing, I’d take them In 2019, there’s still Rusty and his positive impact of disruptive innovawhere they needed to go and say, I’ll come pedicabs. tion. Rusty was doing that long before the back and get y’all in two hours.” Begun in 1994 with one old cab whose phrase was coined. As you’d expect, Browne has quite a few claim to fame was being featured in the “I looked around for a way to light a stories to tell. Magnum PI TV series, Savannah Pedicab spark to bring all of downtown together. “I saw it all. I stayed out riding until midexpanded to a fleet of people-powered I wanted to be that catalyst. I cared about night every night and I knew everyone on vehicles and has employed roughly 1500 our city and our brand and making it betthe street. I knew the homeless people by drivers in Savannah over the last quarter ter,” says the native Savannahian. their first names,” he recalls. century.

The subculture chronicled by John Berendt in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was in full swing, and Rusty pedaled through the thick of it. “When I started out, Madison and Monterey squares were nothing but prostitutes and johns up and down Bull Street at night. But because of that, the city was safe! Then they took that away, and crime escalated, because they took the eyes off the streets. That’s when it began to get seriously dangerous out there.” He remembers giving rides on New Year’s Eve 1999, when fears of “Y2K” breakdown were in the air as midnight approached. “When it turned midnight, everything was dead silent. No fireworks, no nothing. People were scared the world was going to end. And we’re all there on our cabs. All of a sudden one lonely firework went up. That was like the signal. Everybody said, all right, let’s go!” Every night brought a new adventure, and Browne gave rides to just about everyone at some point or another, from the humblest citizens to the most powerful movers and shakers.


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Browne gave Berendt himself plenty of rides around Savannah while he was working on what would become “The Book.” “One time I told him, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing for the city.’ He laughed and said, ‘Don’t thank me yet.’” Rusty’s pedicabs have hosted more than their share of impromptu business meetings. “People were doing deals in the back of the pedicabs. We were so private. They’d just ride and drink wine and talk,” he says. “Back then we were neighborhoods. We knew everybody. Our customers were mostly people who lived downtown, rode a lot, and drank a lot!” he laughs. “I’ve had all the local big businesspeople come and ride, and sometimes give me advice, too. You never know when someone’s going to drop a piece of information on you that will change your life.” Paula Deen was a regular client, and dropped Browne some of that advice. “When she’d get off work, I’d pick her up and she’d get in the back of the cab with a gin and tonic and a cigarette,” Browne remembers. “On one ride, I told her about somebody trying to recruit me for another job. I told her I was worried that I couldn’t go back to working for other people,” he says.

“And Paula was right. Once you’ve gone through running your own business, you can’t really work for anyone else anymore.”

A young Rusty Browne with then-Mayor Susan Weiner in his first Pedicab.

“She said, ‘Honey, let me tell you something: You can raise a dog in the house and put him in the yard, but you can’t raise a dog in the yard and put him in the house.’

THE STORY of Rusty Browne’s journey as an entrepreneur is as interesting as the stories he tells about his rides. “I was getting my wisdom teeth pulled out, and in the dentist’s waiting room I saw a picture in a National Geographic of a kid with his leg thrown over a pedicab. I thought, now there’s a way to move people.” At the time, Browne was looking for a business opportunity. He’d been bouncing ideas off a mentor, the great local seafood market owner Charlie Russo. “I’d say what about lawn care? He’d say, anybody can get a lawn mower. I’d say what about a produce market? He’d say lots of overhead, lots of loss,” Browne remembers. “Then I showed him a brochure about pedicabs, and he was like, give me a day or two. And that was basically the beginning.” When Browne found out what would be his first cabs were for sale in New York, he hitched a ride to go up and bring them down South. “I shipped them home to Savannah in a fish truck. They literally came back from New York frozen.” In a story that sounds as familiar today as 25 years ago, Browne says it took about

two years to clear the bureaucracy of City Hall to actually get up and running. He credits former Alderman Dana Braun for getting it through Council. “Dana stood up and said if you don’t let this small business go through, you’re going to lose all small business from here on out.” When Rusty got the bikes back to Savannah, he discovered a problem. “The hole in my business plan is I’d never worked on a bike my whole life,” he laughs. “I had ever changed a chain, never changed a tire.” The first time he rode a pedicab around the block, he realized the depth of his problem. “I could barely make it around. Wrong chains, wrong gear, tires were flat. I was like, oh no, I’ve totally screwed up. I was almost in tears. Then a buddy of mine offered to help,” he remembers. “But that’s Savannah. We’re a village. We have a culture like no other city.” The need to learn maintenance pushed Browne into his side career as a blacksmith. “When I started there was no way to get parts. I had to learn to make my own parts.” CONTINUES ON P. 10

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His metal work evolved into a shoulderseason business, including making and selling Georgia Oyster Knives. About 11 years into the business, with an expanding staff and fleet, Browne married his wife Karen Browne. It was a game-changer in more ways than one. “I was in my own circle and couldn’t get out of it. She took the raw materials I had built and put them into order and into shape, and made it what it is today,” he says admiringly. “She works just as hard at it as I do, and she’s running it more than I do now. All I did was ride tricycles. I can ride ‘em, I can fix em, I can build ‘em, but I couldn’t always keep up with the business. She came along and made it into the machine it is now.” For Browne, the relationship with the many drivers he’s hired over the years is what makes the business so special. He’s employed all types, from SCAD students to Vietnam veterans to the homeless looking for a leg up. “My goal is to make these guys feel like they work for themselves. I treat them like my clients rather than my employees,” he says. “We have guys come in who want to work, but they don’t know what they want to do yet. We give them a foothold so they can get a direction.” The camaraderie of Savannah Pedicab drivers is strong, and spans generations. “A lot of them have gotten tattoos of their driver number. They’ve organized get-togethers in New York and Atlanta that I had nothing to do with. You’ll have guys from 2014 hanging out with crews from

1996,” Browne remarks. The great thing about being a Savannah Pedicab driver, he says, is “you stay out late every night, but you don’t wake up the next morning feeling bad and you don’t wake up broke. You’ve met a bunch of cool people and had a good time.” SAVANNAH HAS changed greatly in the 25 years Browne has been in operation, and Savannah Pedicab has had to change with it. New technology has brought the same challenges to his business as it has to many others. “When 80 year old people know how to call an Uber, it’s a different game,” he says. Browne has invested in some new cabs which have wider bench seats and are more comfortable, to respond to rider demand. “My dream has been to have Game of Thrones-style pedicabs, all different wild designs everywhere all over town,” he muses while showing me around the company headquarters and machine shop behind Cha Bella on East Broughton Street. Browne hasn’t done any serious pedaling for about ten years. “I rode hard for ten years before that, night after night, and got sort of burned out on it. But I’ve never not had fun doing this.” Now, his focus has shifted to mentoring drivers and trying to maintain his fleet and a solid staff. “But I miss those hungry days, don’t get me wrong,” he laughs. “Back when I had ten drivers and I was rolling my own cigarettes and drinking Schlitz, I was good!” CS


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Remembering Matt Kohler

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MONSTER SHAKE The late, great Matt Kohler at one of his favorite activities, enjoying a baseball game at Grayson Stadium.

Brown said, “An action taken by a driver who has dehumanized people on bikes — whether it’s making a right turn without looking or purposely passing with less than three feet — can mean the difference between a person arriving at their destination safely or being loaded into an ambulance.” Georgia state law requires a driver to leave not less than three feet when passing or following someone riding a bike. Although the law has been on the books since 2011, it is still not widely known among many drivers in the state. In addition to outright aggression toward people who ride bikes and ignorance of the three-foot passing law aimed to protect them, Brown said drivers underestimate the potential impact of their choices. “Every day drivers make decisions, such as distracted driving, speeding, parking in a bike lane, or rolling into a crosswalk, that they think isn’t a huge deal,” she said. “But what may not be a big deal to you could make all the difference to the life of a vulnerable road user.” A 2017 study by AAA found 87 percent of drivers engage in unsafe behaviors while behind the wheel, with 45 percent reporting going 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street in the past 30 days, and 11 percent admitting doing so “fairly often or regularly.” While driving 10 mph over the speed limit sound insignificant, when it comes to pedestrian mortality rates, the consequences are staggering. Only 5 percent of people struck by cars travelling at 20 mph will die. Raise the vehicle speed to 30

mph and the fatality rate climbs to 37-45 percent. Driving 40 mph on streets with 30 mph speed limits is not uncommon in Savannah, but for people who are hit, survival is rare. Some 85 percent will die. While these statistics are grim, Brown is hopeful that things are changing for the better. “There are so many promising opportunities on the horizon. Facilities like protected bike lanes and separated paths are becoming more commonplace across the United States, and I’m excited to see these come to Savannah,” she said. “We have an amazing opportunity through the proposed Tide to Town urban trail system to create safe, protected places for people to walk, bike and roll.” And, she said, Tide to Town could be expanded into a county-wide bicycle network that would provide safe transportation options, along with recreational opportunities. Surveys conducted by the City of Savannah, Chatham County, and the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization all confirm high demand for these types of facilities. “Ultimately, biking has become more of an accepted and wanted mode of travel. The more people ride, and the more that cities like Savannah create safer places to ride, the safer people on bikes — and everyone else — will be,” Brown said. CS Tickets for the Seventh Annual Matt’s Moon River Cruise are available online: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/seventh-annual-matts-moonriver-cruise-tickets-59850000964

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ON July 26, 2012, Matt Kohler was riding his bicycle near Bloomingdale when he was struck and killed by a motorist. Since then, 127 people have been killed while riding bicycles in Georgia and thousands of others injured. The seventh annual Matt’s Moon River Cruise event, which aims to celebrate Kohler’s life and elevate the importance of safer streets, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at PERC Coffee Roasters, 1802 E. Broad St. A casual bike ride will leave PERC at 1 p.m. and return for a party featuring coffee and snacks from PERC, food trucks, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds benefit Bike Walk Savannah’s ongoing safety and education initiatives. Encounters with aggressive drivers are a reality for people who regularly ride bikes for transportation and recreation, so the results of an Australian university study released last month perhaps won’t surprise them. “Dehumanization of cyclists predicts self-reported aggressive behavior toward them,” published in the journal “Transportation Research” found 49 percent study participants viewed people who travel by bicycle as “non-human.” “Cycling provides many benefits to individuals and society, yet in many countries attitudes toward cyclists are largely negative,” the study’s authors reported. “Hostile attitudes and behaviors are caused, in part, by the dehumanization of cyclists among some individuals.” They concluded, “If we can put a human face to cyclists, we may improve attitudes and reduce aggression directed at on-road cyclists. This could result in a reduction in cyclist road trauma or an increase in public acceptance cyclists as legitimate road users.” That’s exactly what Bike Walk Savannah Executive Director Caila Brown is working to achieve through Matt’s Moon River Cruise. “Motor vehicle drivers should remember that people who ride bikes are their friends, their neighbors, their teachers, their doctors, their service industry workers, their family, their community,” she said. “Most importantly, they are people who deserve to be able to get where they are going with safety and dignity.”

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Geeks rejoice at Odin and Sons Comic and collectibles store opens on May 4

BY RACHAEL FLORA

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SEVERAL years ago, Le Snoot was one of the coolest galleries in Savannah. The print shop at 6 E. State Street doubled as an exhibition space, but it felt so much more approachable, forgoing traditional white walls for wood pallets and hosting call for entries with themes like Adventure Time. Then it folded, and its creator Logan McDonald was left to find something else to do. That new thing is Odin and Sons, a comic and collectibles store opening this Saturday. (That’s not the only comics store opening on May 4; Neighborhood Comics is located at 1205 Bull St.) In conjunction with the Odin and Sons opening, Le Snoot is returning for a juried show, “TOYS: An Art Show for Ages 3 and Up.” We spoke with McDonald last week.

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How did Le Snoot begin?

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I’d been at SCAD for quite a while, and I went through animation and film and ended up in illustration. Those, to me, were the best people. The talent there was insane. I got some people together and I was like, “Let’s do something different.” I really didn’t know much about owning a gallery. The real idea behind it was that we could bring in these great digital printers and bring in art, not just from Savannah but from anywhere in the world. The bigger picture behind it was that illustration students were not getting enough recognition. We wanted a place where we could have shows like “Three Little Prints.” We had Steven Darden, and he immediately went to Adult Swim. We sought out talent and put it out there. Just bring us a show, we’ll print everything and put it on the walls, we’ll give you a good chunk of what happens, and we’ll keep going. For quite a while, it was a very cool concept. So of course things went bad.

Thomas Fox, Logan McDonald and Danon McConnell. PHOTO BY RACHAEL FLORA.

What happened? It feels like poetic justice that we’re back in this location because we got kicked out of this location. People didn’t know that. At the time, we had basically six months to find a new location to get everything going. We had a lot of artists we owed money to, andwe could either pay the artists a portion and look for a new location, or we could just close it all down and pay the artists. And for me, I had six or seven years of my life in in savings, plus the time there. When you own a business, you can’t say you’re in trouble. We tried to keep it as positive as possible. We moved to a new location and had some serious trouble with the landlord. That sounds about right for downtown properties. It’s a big part of what’s been going on in downtown Savannah. You have your creatives and they fix up places and make it work, and then they’re part of building the outskirts and making the popular areas grow. Then you have your wealthy individuals. Le Snoot was a joke about snooty people. That’s why we didn’t have any of the white walls. That’s why we didn’t do any of the traditional gallery stuff. Where does Odin and Sons fit in?

comic books. Where do you start? In most cases, no one’s there to walk up to you and say, “Hey, let me tell you some stories. Let’s get you started on your journey.” So we’re really looking to take that and run with it. Obviously, you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you always start there. We’ve had so many people you would not expect to be into comic books come in. These people are not the people that would be walking into the comic shop that has water leaking from the ceiling and has a guy leering at you from behind a counter. We want that joyful experience. We also think that everything is ready to soar for comics. It might not be this year, it might not be next year, but I think the market for comics is about to double because of women. Women historically don’t read comic books. After Wonder Woman came out, I was giving out candy on Halloween and I started seeing little girls not in princess outfits but in Wonder Woman costumes. The culture is changing for the better, and it’s insane how quickly it’s happened. How did you choose when to plan the grand opening? We were talking about it for a while and we thought about opening up back in March. We just kind of put it on hold because we were looking at everything and we were like, “Wow, look at April.” Game of Thrones is ending, the first ten years of Marvel is ending, and then of course May 4 is Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day. It’s the perfect geek storm going on right now. We’re trying to do a lot of trivia, a cosplay contest, and we’re giving away 2,000 comic books. We’re trying so hard to be prepared. At Le Snoot, our very first show was “Three Little Prints,” and we had an obscene amount of people show up. We had a line out the door before we opened and it stayed there all night. CS

After Le Snoot, I was a little depressed. I was feeling pretty defeated. I lost a ton of savings, and I just had to quit and walk away. What brought me back was doing these still lives of old action figures. I started out doing He Man and Star Wars and the Ninja Turtles, and every one I did was getting better and better. It connected me to my childhood. I feel like it’s all meant to be. I think this industry is ready to grow. Comics used to be something that were looked down upon. Walking into a comic book shop in almost every scenario is an uncomfortable expeOdin and Sons hosts its Grand Opening Sat., rience. It’s not inviting, there’s nobody greeting you, there’s no one helping you. If May 4 at 9 a.m. The shop is located inside Mad you’re not already deeply into comic books, Mac’s Bakery and Café on 6 E. State St. you walk in and there’s like a thousand


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Former Sheriff’s Deputy sentenced for having sex with inmate

Woman arrested for false report of crime

Savannah Police have charged a woman who claimed she was injured in a pedestrian-involved crash earlier on April 22. Around 11:10 a.m. officers responded to E. 67th Street and Waters Avenue for a hit and run resulting in an injury to a female. The Traffic Investigation Unit responded to the scene. Upon further investigation, video evidence showed that the female, who was identified as Rebecca Senecall, 28, falsely alleged serious injuries as a result of a hit-and-run crash. Senecall was charged with false report of a crime.

SPD seeks Entering Auto suspects

Savannah Police’s Northwest Precinct detectives are seeking to identify several individuals caught on surveillance camera entering vehicles in the Highlands neighborhood early April 19. According to surveillance footage, several subjects were seen pulling door handles and entering unlocked automobiles on Hawkhorn Court around 2:30 a.m. April 19. Residents notified police several hours later after discovering items missing from their vehicles.

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The suspects are described as three black male juveniles. Anyone with info on the incident should contact the Northwest Precinct detectives at (912) 651-6990. Tips can also be sent to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Two businesses lose alcohol licenses

Two Montgomery Street businesses can no longer sell alcohol after repeat violations were cited by the Savannah Police Department’s Alcohol Beverage Compliance Unit and the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Division. “SPD’s ABC Unit cited the Hub at Montgomery, 4402 Montgomery St., for three violations of selling to a minor between June 2018 and February 2019, one violation of failure to cooperate with law enforcement during an investigation, and one violation of permitting smoking and on-premise consumption of alcohol while having a license that only permits offpremise consumption,” police report. “ABC cited the Montgomery Market, 4305 Montgomery St., for two violations of selling to a minor during an underage operation between June 2018 and February 2019. ABC also conducted an investigation into the owner/licensee failing to contact law enforcement after violent crimes occurred on the property on two occasions in 2018.” Following each of the violations with the two businesses, the ABC Unit held an administrative meeting with the owners/ licensees to help the businesses get back in compliance with local, state and federal laws. During a show cause hearing at the April 25 City Council meeting, the mayor and council voted to revoke the businesses alcohol licenses. All alcohol sales are now prohibited at both locations. CS

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Former Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Samuel Joshua Richardson was sentenced today for charges of sexual assault by a person with a supervisory or disciplinary authority, a felony offense, after he was found to be having inappropriate sexual contact with a female, Chatham County inmate in 2016. “Richardson, a former seven-year employee, was arrested and fired in 2016 when another inmate reported the behavior to another deputy, who then reported it to the Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs. The Criminal Investigation Unit had Richardson under investigation for five weeks and it was found that his inappropriate sexual contact with the inmate occurred for as long as six weeks,” the Sheriff’s Dept. reports. “I am pleased that this former deputy was sentenced to two years of jail time,” said Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher. “His firing and charges that followed demonstrate our complete intolerance for this sort of behavior and his sentencing demonstrates the severity of this crime.”

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In St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Lucas Dawe, 20, appeared in court on April 11 to face charges of possessing stolen skeletal remains. According to court documents reported by The Chronicle Herald, Dawe is suspected of stealing a skeleton, estimated to be more than 100 years old, from the All Saints Parish cemetery. The skeleton was found along a walking trail on April 6, and police were led to Dawe after an anonymous witness reported seeing him licking the bones. He was also charged with interfering with human remains, after he was accused of boiling the bones and drinking the water.

What’s in a Name?

Residents of a particular neighborhood in the Denver suburb of Cherry Hills Village may not have ever known the name of their subdivision: It didn’t appear on signs, but could be found in the fine print of real estate documents. Nonetheless, the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously on April 16 to change the neighborhood’s name from Swastika Acres to Old Cherry Hills. Councilman Dan Sheldon explained that the name came from the Denver Land Swastika Co., which divided the land into plots in the early 20th century, before the Nazis appropriated the symbol: “There was nothing wrong with (the name) at that time,” Sheldon told KDVR-TV. Only one resident opposed the name change, Sheldon said. “She thought it was important to preserve that historical value of that symbol ... even though she herself lost family members in the Holocaust.”

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Some days everything goes right. So it was for the Polk County Sheriff’s officers who responded to a call on March 24 from Marta Diaz in Winter Haven, Florida. Diaz’s car, a tan Jeep Patriot, had been stolen earlier in the day. As the officers took Diaz’s statement, that same tan Jeep pulled up in front of the house, and Ronnie Dillon Willis, 25, emerged, telling deputies he was “looking for his cellular phone, which was pinging back to the residence,” reported the Miami Herald. Diaz told the officers she didn’t know Willis but had seen him earlier on her street. Willis told the officers he woke up that morning at that location, inside a vehicle, but he wasn’t sure if it was the Jeep or a minivan also parked there. He knocked on the door of the house, but when no one answered, he took the Jeep to look for his phone, which was missing. The deputies arrested Willis for grand theft of a motor vehicle; Willis also had a suspended license, for which he received a traffic citation.

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Over Easter weekend, hundreds of people visited a gum tree in a suburb of Perth, Australia, after the tree appeared to start “weeping” on Good Friday, which the faithful took to be a divine sign. For three days, the tree continued to leak water from a branch stump, provoking people to drink the “holy” water and bathe in it. “What made it exciting yesterday, a man decided to take all his clothes off and have a shower,” remarked neighbor Jacqui Bacich to 9News. The excitement died down after the Water Corporation discovered the tree’s roots had wrapped around a cracked iron water pipe about a foot underground, and the leaking water had slowly filled up a hollow part of the trunk.

What Goes Up ...

Two years ago, 39-year-old Dion Callaway was attempting a high-speed landing after skydiving at the Cloverdale Municipal Airport in Sonoma County, California, when he shattered his left heel and eventually having to have his leg amputated below the knee. On April 21, the Santa Rosa resident was back at it, skydiving, when he lost his leg again -- his $15,000 prosthetic leg “just flew off,” Callaway told the Press Democrat. “I’ve jumped with the prosthetic before, but a rush of air got inside this time. I tried to watch where it was falling, but ... I could not keep track.” Early the next morning, workers at Redwood Empire lumberyard spotted something they first thought was a soda can. Yard production manager Micah Smith said his first reaction was, “Oh, that’s not a soda can, that’s a leg ... where’s the rest?” The story ended happily after Smith called the sheriff’s office, where Callaway picked up his leg later that day. “Skydiving is my everything,” Callaway said. “I always seem to come back to it.”

... Must Come Down

Members of England’s Colchester United Football Club were confused by the cheeseburger they found on the pitch at their training ground in March. “When we discovered the burger ... we weren’t quite sure what to think,” media manager Matt Hudson told Sky News. But Tom Stanniland, who was tracking the burger, knew exactly what had happened and called the club to explain. “I sent a burger into space using a weather balloon,” Stanniland said. “It had gone about 24 miles up and the weather balloon popped. It’s ... traveled over 100 miles and landed.” The burger was attached with a zip tie to a styrofoam box fitted with a GoPro camera and a tracking device. Stanniland took a bite out of the burger after retrieving it, but wasn’t impressed: “That’s not nice,” he said. CS

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SKELETONWITCH has been on the forefront of the metal scene since the early 2000s, with a punishing blend of fasttwitch thrash combined with blackened metal sensibilities. The little band from Athens, Ohio, took things to the next level, however, with the 2018 release of Devouring Radiant Light, which many critics contend is the best metal release of the year. The new album mostly eschews the twominute thrash/punk aesthetic for a richer, denser sound and lengthier, more sonicially complex songs. Along the way, Skeletonwitch accomplished something quite rare: Successfully replaced their lead vocalist. Chance Garnette, brother of guitarist Nate Garnette, was fired from the band in 2015 after a series of incidents made it impossible to continue with him. New vocalist Adam Clemans seamlessly stepped in, and Skeletonwitch continues their reputation as one of the

hardest-touring bands in metal today. We spoke to guitarist Scott Hedrick as he and the band were at an airport gate about to fly to their next gig. They return to kick off their U.S. tour in Savannah at The Jinx on May 13. You’re coming back for this tour right after a European stop? We’re about to get on the plane to go to the Ragnarok festival in Germany. We’re just over there for that one show. They made us an offer, and we were like, let’s do it! It’s a great way to sort of kick off the U.S. tour immediately after we get back. I’m intrigued with the differences in metal audiences in Europe vs. the U.S. It’s just more socially acceptable over there. They didn’t really go through anything like our “Satanic Panic” in the ‘80s. Metal is more mainstream in Europe. There are more people with tattoos and long hair, and they don’t get gawked at like they are here [laughs]. And there’s a more established metal

festival culture there. They have so many successful festivals that have gone on a really long time. Here for example, Ozzfest ran into troubles, and they even tried to change the format to keep it going. The new album is on everyone’s list of best metal albums of 2018. It’s definitely different from any previous Skeletonwitch record. Does a lot of that come from the fact that you’re contributing more songwriting than before? For better or worse, that’s how it worked out. Historically, Nate was always the main songwriter. Then we kicked Chance out, and brought Adam in. He has some really great ideas. And that’s really changed the dynamic. It all sort of came out of the time when Nate and I came close to the edge, and decided we would keep going. So in my head – I didn’t really say this out loud to anyone – I just decided it was time for the band to go to Mach 2, and time for me to step it up. CONTINUES ON P. 16

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You guys have done something pretty rare: Successfully survived a change of frontman.

Even the first track, “Fen of Shadows,” is over seven minutes long. And amazing.

To put it bluntly, Chance was a bit stifling creatively. Some stuff I wanted to do that was outside the box, it would get a not so good response. I was told “this is too long” many times! [laughs] With Adam on board the whole dynamic has changed. He’s open to constructive criticism, and has so many great ideas of his own. Before, you pretty much had to stay in your lane. Now we can really check each other, and we have a cooperative creative dynamic.

Yeah, we wanted to let people know right away this isn’t the same thing they might be used to. If you want to jump ship, now’s your chance! [laughs]

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The new material does clock in much longer than previous work. You’re not doing the two and half minute thrash tunes so much anymore.

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It was a risky thing to do. But for me, I was like, A), I don’t care, I have nothing to lose. And B) it feels great to still be around and finally now be able to really do what I wanted to do. I feel like we’ve finally found our identity after all this time. It took awhile to make it work. At a certain point along the way we realized we couldn’t make this album and cut any corners. You can tell when you’re betraying your own creativity, and we didn’t want to do that. But I feel like we’ve been vindicated in our decision. This album got glowing reviews right out of the gate, from pretty much every critic who heard it. I’m sure some of our fans listen to the album and are like, “Fuck this, it’s too long and too weird.” [laughs] I’m like, if you want to go back and listen to Beyond the Permafrost over and over, you can do that too. You don’t have to listen to this record at all if you don’t want.

Not a lot of bands use the twin-lead guitar format, but you and Nate are some of the best out there at it. We definitely look to people like Tipton and Downing with Judas Priest, and of course Maiden and how they’ve brought the whole twin guitar idea to such a high level. Nate and I write independently, then we’ll bring the song to each other and maybe bounce more ideas around. We don’t write together – we sort of show up with stuff ready to go. The classic Thin Lizzy lineup might be the high point of the twin-lead art form. I totally agree, you can definitely make that case. With Thin Lizzy they also had the amazing songwriting. It’s not just the heavier stuff like “The Emerald,” but even “The Cowboy Song” is incredible. “The Boys Are Back In Town” is one of the weaker tracks on the whole “Jailbreak” album. And of course that’s their one song that hit big in the U.S. Right! It’s funny how that works.

CS

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MUSIC FEATURE Wilson: I think we’re still enjoying the growth period in a lot of ways. I’d been a songwriter for a while, but I’d written this song after something I read in Bill Monroe’s biography. That song kind of started to solidify the fact that the band could work together and create something new in what we felt was a somewhat stagnant genre in some ways. It’s still enjoyable—we actually just recorded our next album in Kernersville, North Carolina, at Mitch Easter’s studio [The Fidelitorium].

Chatham County Line performs at the Tybee Post Theater on May 3. PHOTO BY ANDY GOODWIN

I love Mitch! I’ve known him for a long time. Wilson: He’s such a great guy, man. We love the Fidelitorium! We did a whole batch of new tunes and got a buddy to come play drums on it. So we’re still growing and learning. On the topic of Chris being a big part of your history—that is sort of an interesting pairing on paper, given his association with the kind of new wave-y, art rock stuff. What did he bring to the table early on when you were making those records?

The group’s Dave Wilson talks about their impressive career BY SEAN KELLY

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IF YOU’RE UNFAMILIAR with Chatham County Line, a good time to correct that would be on Fri., May 3 at the Tybee Post Theater. The group, founded over 20 years ago by North Carolina musicians making the transition from country rock to bluegrass, will be sharing the stage with fellow North Carolina buzz band Mipso as part of a short run of dates together. Ahead of the gig, we caught up with the band’s guitarist Dave Wilson, who took time during the band’s stint at MerleFest to chat about their career and their latest project. You guys have known each other for a long time, right? Wilson: Yeah, the band’s been together

since the turn of the century!

from the dB’s.

How did you all get together?

I’ve met Chris a few times through my friend Peter Holsapple [dB’s cofounder]. He’s a great guy!

Wilson: We were in separate country rock bands, back in the 90s. Greg [Readling], our bass player, plays pedal steel as well. We were in kind of a Gram Parsons wannabe band. We played a house party and Chandler [Holt, banjo player] was there, and he went back and told his good buddy John [Teer, mandolin and fiddle player] that he should come and see a show. He came and saw us play, and we just started to get together and do the acoustic thing. Greg and I played with Tift Merrit for years—we were playing her tour send off party in Bynum, North Carolina. Chris Stamey was there, who you might know

Wilson: Great guys! So Chris talked to the people at Yep Roc Records and actually got us a record deal and produced our first few albums. Chris is indispensable in the history of the band. He just saw us at the show, and one thing led to another. Look at us now! We’ve got seven studio albums, a live collection, and we just put out this album of covers. We’re still loving it. Did you feel like there was a chemistry right away? Some bands tend to kind of have a bit of a growth period early on.

It seems like it gives you a leg up in the sense that sonically they don’t necessarily sound like traditional bluegrass records. Wilson: It’s funny. On the new record that we just recorded, we kinda went back and did it the Stamey way; tracking things separately and looking at it like a project as opposed to doing it live in a room. The great thing about Mitch’s place is that it’s all about the vibe and he’s got so many instruments. Did you lean into that and feel the freedom to really just try anything? Wilson: Yeah, I mean, at this point in our career there are no rules. We had fun! We broke out the Juno-60 and had fun with that thing. There’s just so many toys. I’m very Feng Shui-oriented in a studio, and that’s one of the things I like about working at Mitch’s place. CS Chatham County Line w/Mipso @Tybee Post Theater Fri., May 3, 8 P.M., $25/$30 premium Visit tybeeposttheater.org for tickets

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Chatham County Line’s bluegrass revival

Wilson: Well, everybody in the band grew up on pop music. I didn’t grow up on bluegrass in any way, shape or form. Chris helped to cement our pop sensibilities as writers and players. Whereas if we’d used a real bluegrass-y dude to come in and produce, we might have ended up just in a different world.

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LOCAL ROCK band DRAUCKER is comprised of three siblings and two friends, and they’ve been making quite the name for themselves over the past several years playing around town. Years of honing their craft with cover songs and originals has led them to Good to Talk To, their first EP of original material. On the EP, siblings Sarah, Nick, and Chris Draucker—alongside bandmates Joseph Pilz and Tyler Weibel—focus on big hooks and infectious guitar riffs, and the songs are centered around Sarah’s unique and powerful voice. They’ll be celebrating the release with a big show at Coach’s Corner on May 3, and we spoke to guitarist and vocalist Chris Draucker to learn more about their history and the new project.

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How long have the three of you been playing music together?

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DRAUCKER: I guess since we were little.

We’d always dabbled in music together because we grew up in a musical family, but we started really playing together since I was a junior in high school. So that was probably about six years ago—it was at Calvary, doing worship band for chapel. That’s how we started playing together, and it grew from there. Being in a band with my siblings, I definitely know that sort of indescribable connection you have musically. It’s pretty hard to define, but how would you describe that bond if you could? DRAUCKER: Well, I mean, we grew up like normal siblings—fighting with each other and doing the normal sibling thing. So when we got together and decided we were going to be a group, there was an automatic chemistry there. It’s really cool that I can look across the stage and see my little brother just absolutely shred. I left for my freshman year of college, and so when I came back I had a desire to play music live in a group. We started, and it was really cool to be a part of something like that.

DRAUCKER: Starting off, we were an instrumental band. That’s all we did, was play blues and old rock and roll. There was kind of a falling out with a couple people, so me and my brother decided, “Okay, we have to figure this out without people who don’t think the way we do.” My sister was getting the bug—we were playing here and there, and she was really wanting to be a part of it. We found Tyler and Joe, and those guys are like my brothers now. Nick and I were just pushing to play more, and we finally got a couple of gigs that helped propel other gigs. We were all talking about writing original material that whole time. I really couldn’t tell you where those songs come from, other than that they feel like they’re just gifts. Honestly, that’s how easy they were to write. They were like gifts that dropped on our laps. Were they songs that you were working on over time and then you compiled them, or did you sit down with the intention of writing an EP? DRAUCKER: Yeah, we were writing these songs over time and then we finally got to the point where we felt like we had enough material. So what’s the process like when you write? That can be a balance sometimes, when everybody’s bringing ideas to the table. DRAUCKER: Nick and I do pretty much all the writing, and we’re very much a guitarheavy band. What happens is that I either think of a part or a vocal idea and we go off of that. This EP is kind of half my writing and half Nick’s writing. We’d show each other our ideas and then go, “What can we do to make this better?” This project is really about relationships —what happens in them, how we react to them, and where we go [from there]. That kind of thing. CS DRAUCKER EP Release Show @Coach’s Corner Fri., May 3, 7 P.M., $15


MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

Friends of Statts and Southbound Brewing will hold a release party on May 3 for their special brew to benefit Jason Statts. PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

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Friends of Statts and Southbound set for release party on May 3 BY SEAN KELLY

sean@connectsavannah.com

IN 2008, beloved local musician and designer Jason Statts was leaving a gig alongside bandmate David Williams when the two were shot and injured. Statts was left paralyzed from the chest down. Since then, the local music and arts community has rallied around him in the form of Statts Fest, an annual festival that raises money to help offset his medical and living costs. It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year, and an example of just how loved he is in the city. Now, Southbound Brewing Company is taking that a step further with the release of a specially-brewed Black IPA in Statts’ name. They’ll be releasing the beer on Fri., May 3 with a party that will include an auction, food trucks, a 50/50 raffle, and live music. Two long-running Savannah bands, The Train Wrecks and Bottles & Cans, will be providing the music. Both bands have been

involved with Statts Fest in years past, and have close connections to the cause. “Years ago, when I was first getting a band going, we were just starting to play and get some gigs. We were playing at this bar in midtown that’s no longer there, and there was nobody there. It was a bit of a drag,” Ray Lundy of Bottles & Cans tells Connect. “Then, kind of out of the blue, Statts and his wife were at the movies or something and heard us in the parking lot. They came over out of curiosity. We said, ‘Wow, we got an audience.’ So we played our asses off. That’s when I first met Jason, and he said some really kind words about the band on message boards. He gave us some street cred, and I’ve always been so appreciative of that.” Statts, who Lundy affectionately calls a “Renaissance man” who does it all (music, writing, graphic arts, and photography), endured unimaginable pain and suffering in and since the 2008 shooting - but he’s also become a force for uniting the community and enacting positive change.

“I think some good that has come out of this horrible situation is that it’s kind of getting people together as a proper community to help one another. Especially the music community. It could have been any of us - just horrifyingly awful,” Lundy says. “But it’s been really interesting that our whole community has been able to come together, play some music, and actually try to do some good for somebody that actually honestly needs the help. If there’s anything sacred in this world it’s people getting together, having some drinks, and enjoying some songs. And if we can do that and actually help one of our own, it’s a holy activity.” CS

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HEDONISTAS @BARRELHOUSE SOUTH

Atlanta’s Hedonistas haven’t been going for long, but they’ve built up some serious buzz since starting in 2018. The band, who has collaborated with Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong, released their debut album of rock that fuses funk and pop effortlessly. They’re road tested and ready to bring their show to Barrelhouse. FRI., MAY 3, 9 P.M.

SPACE KOI @EL ROCKO LOUNGE

Space Koi is an inventive band that plays a mix of psych rock, reggae, dub, and and blues. The Richmond-based group has done incredibly well on in the world of jam bands, garnering acclaim for their live show along the way. They’re certainly pushing the boundaries of their style and doing progressive, imaginative things. SAT., MAY 4, 9 P.M.

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Brickyard Road is intensely devoted to promoting and celebrating the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band plays all the hits - yes, “Freebird” included. They’ve been playing the band’s 70s output across the country and are known for playing a jam packed show that’s nearly three hours long. If you’re looking for an unforgettable night of Skynyrd classics, look no further. SAT., MAY 4, $10 EARLY BIRD/$15 GENERAL ADMISSION/$30 VIP

Bonnie Blue is a hard charging Southern rock band who incorporates elements of country, soul, hard rock, and blues. The band has played with heavyweights like John Popper, Butch Trucks, and Bobby Lee Rodgers, and they’re certainly carrying the torch for old fashioned southern rock and roll. SAT., MAY 4, 10:30 P.M.

GREG JACQUIN @SENTIENT BEAN

New York’s Greg Jacquin has been garnering acclaim for his smart and clever brand of Americana and indie folk over the past several years. The singer and songwriter will be playing songs from his newly-released LP when he stops at the Sentient Bean for an intimate performance. SAT., MAY 4, 7 P.M.


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Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Blues Night w/ Ben Keiser, 9:30 p.m. Exclusives Bar & Grille Fire Jazz & Poetry, 7 p.m. Fiddler’s Turtle Friendly’s Tavern 2 Welcome Back Fire Jazz & Poetry, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Ricardo Ochoa and the Latin Jazz Revolution, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Anne Allman Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, 8 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park George Evans, 7 p.m. Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Bill Smith Trio, 6:30 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Boogaloo Bingo and DJ Miami, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. White Whale Craft Ales Open Mic Music, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay The Wormhole Open Jam, 9 p.m.

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The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Service Brewing Company Trivia Night with Daniel, 6:30 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m., Tubby’s Bar Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY MAY, 5 Speedy Ortiz @EL ROCKO LOUNGE

They’ve been a buzz band for many years, and for good reason. Speedy Ortiz combines angular indie rock with noise pop and experimental arrangements, and it’s a sound that has been winning over audiences since their debut full-length in 2013. They’ll be at El Rocko alongside Acid Dad and Early Branch. MON., MAY 6, 9 P.M., $14

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

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

DJ

Little Lucky’s DJ and Karaoke

THURSDAY 5. 2 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt, 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Square One El-Rocko Lounge eRRe, Joaquin, 11 p.m. Fiddler’s Trevor Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Randy Reese Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Duo Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music,

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8 p.m. The Perch at Local 11 ten Rachael Shaner Peregrin Benedetto Duo, 6 p.m. PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Stan Ray Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Jon Hill Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Top Deck James Lee Smith, 6:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Riddle Me This?, 7:30 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. The Jinx Karoke w/ Basik Lee McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

Little Lucky’s DJ and Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

FRIDAY 5. 3 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Hedonistas Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt, 6 p.m. Club Elan Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner Draucker CD Release Party, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Wilfred

Brimley, DJ Basik Lee El-Rocko Lounge Sound of Ceres, Ian Chang, 9:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Eric Jones Trio w/ Scotty Barnhart, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar @Sundown The Jinx Whiskey Dick, Eyehategod, Slave Grave, Ether Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, 8 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jon Hill Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Mercers 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 Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Larry Frick, 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 Adam Nye Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tybee Post Theater Mipso, Chatham County Line, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Claire Frazier and Steven Bryan, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Kyle Yardley Wild Wing Cafe Susanna Kennedy, Bill Hodgson, DJ Billy Ball, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Danny Feedback, Knightsquatch, Early Branch, 9 p.m.

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TRIVIA & GAMES

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.

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The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.

DJ

Little Lucky’s DJ and Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock

SATURDAY 5. 4 LIVE MUSIC

Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt, 6 p.m. Boomy’s Liquid Ginger, 10 p.m. Coach’s Corner Brickyard Road Lynard Skynyrd Tribute, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Bonnie Blue, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Space Koi, Papi Versace, 9 p.m., Space Koi, 10 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Teddy Adams Quintet w/ Cynthia Utterbach, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar FreeSpirits The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers, Star Wars Dance Party w/ Basik Lee Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, 8 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Alex Bazemore Mars Theatre The Heart Behind the Music Songwriters Showcase w/ Darryl Worley, Deborah Allen and Mo Pitney, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Amar Molly McGuire’s Draucker, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Saddle Bags The LACS, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Greg Jacquin, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Stan Ray Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Lyn Avenue’s Homecoming, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Claire Frazier and Steven Bryan, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Jon Hill, Kyle Yardley Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Acoustic Jamz, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv:

Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m. The Pop Up Playhouse Star Wars Comedy: May the 4th, 8 p.m. Visitor’s Information Center Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. The Wormhole Comedy Planet, 8 p.m.

7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Eric Britt, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

DJ

Bowtie Barbecue Co. Marvel Trivia ft. Terrapin, 6 p.m. Club One Bingo with Dawn Dupree, 5:30 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

The Black Rabbit DJ Square One, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ and Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap Downtown Savannah Bar Wars Pub Crawl, 4 p.m. Peregrin Talk Derby to Me, 5 p.m. The Lost Square Kentucky Derby Rooftop Party w/ Woodford Reserve, 3 p.m.

SUNDAY 5. 5 LIVE MUSIC

Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Cuoco Pazzo Sunday Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m., Bill Smith and David Keller, 6 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Cynthia Utterbach, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ford Natirboff Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, 8 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Perch at Local 11 ten Markus Kuhlmann The Sentient Bean Savannah Songwriters Series, 7 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (River St.) Jeremy J Riddle, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Draucker, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Congress Street Social Club Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl, 2 p.m. Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m. Saddle Bags Bar Olympics

MONDAY 5. 6 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Speedy Ortiz, Acid Dad, Early Branch, 9 p.m. Fiddler’s Phillip Wise The Jinx Murphy’s Law, The Ramages, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, 8 p.m. Peregrin Gabrielle Stravelli, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Justin Golden,

KARAOKE

COMEDY

The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness, 8 p.m. White Whale Craft Ales White Whale Open Mic Comedy

DJ

The Black Rabbit DJ D Frost, 9 p.m. The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ and Karaoke

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

TUESDAY 5. 7 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Brewed SAV Whiskey and Wine, 7 p.m. Fiddler’s Trevor Foxy Loxy Cafe Wyatt Edmondson, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Earl Williams Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Josephine Johnson The Jinx Hip Hop Night Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, 8 p.m. The Ordinary Pub Jeremy J Riddle, 7 p.m. Top Deck James Lee Smith, 6:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Texas Hold ‘Em, 7 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.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.


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

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

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

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

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

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

912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com

The Black Rabbit 1215 Barnard St. Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401

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

Bowtie Barbecue Co. 6724 Waters Ave (912) 354-7810 bowtiebarbecueco.com/ contact-us/

Brewed SAV 1722 Habersham St. The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friendly’s Tavern 2 2003 Greenwood Street Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St. House of Mata Hari 306 W. Factor’s Walk Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St. 912-236-7777 www.jazzdsavannah.com

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

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

Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. 912-925-1119

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

The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St. Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St.

912-238-5158 mansiononforsythpark.com

Mars Theatre 109 S. Laurel Street

912-754-1118 www.marstheatre.com

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

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

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

Molly McGuire’s 216 Johnny Mercer Boulevard

912-898-0852 liveoakstore.com/mollymcguires

Moon River Brewing Co. 21 West Bay St. 912-447-0943 www.moonriverbrewing.com/

The Pop Up Playhouse 1401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St. 912-495-5145

Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun 1190 King George Blvd. 912-920-7772 rachaels1190.com

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. 912-238-1311 therailpub.com/

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

River House 125 W. River St.

912-234-1900 liveoakstore.com/riverhouse

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

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

Saddle Bags 317 West River St.

912-349-5275 saddlebagssavannah.com/

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.

912-527-6453 www.facebook.com/pages/ Savannah-Smiles-DuelingPianos/118909441502557

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

The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave. 912-232-4447 sentientbean.com

Service Brewing Company 574 Indian Street The Shrimp Factory 313 East River Street

912-236-4229 www.theshrimpfactory.com

Southbound Brewing Company 107 East Lathrop Ave. Stafford’s Public House 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill 11215 Abercorn St.

Cuoco Pazzo 606 Abercorn St.

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

The Ordinary Pub 217 1/2 West Broughton Street

Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd.

The Perch at Local 11 ten 1110 Bull St. Peregrin 256 E Perry Lane

912-544-4575

912-239-6950 cuocopazzosavannah.com

(912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com

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

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

912-232-4286 www.plantersinnsavannah.com

(912) 238-5130 www.theordinarypub.com/

(912) 415-9000

912-921-2269

912-356-1020

The Lost Square 412 Williamson St. Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr. 912-344-9111 tijuanaflats.com

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers - a tale of morality Collective Face’s David Poole chats ahead of opening night excitement. “He meets a woman named Elaine at his restaurant, who’s been flirting with him,” he explains. NEIL SIMON’S Last of the Red Hot Lovers “His mother’s apartment is on the east may not be one of the legend’s most wellside of New York in a high rise. She’s gone known plays, but it’s certainly one that’s during the day, so he starts to use the had a life and legacy of its own next to some apartment as a place to have these hookof his more mainstream productions. The- ups. We meet him at the apartment, and aters have been staging it for decades, and Elaine is the first affair that he tries to Collective Face Theatre Ensemble is next have. She’s done this many times, but it’s a in line. disaster.” Collective Face’s founder David I.L. Cashman’s nervousness gets the best of Poole tells Connect that he looks at the him, causing the first affair to fall apart. show as a “morality play,” explaining that The others go equally as poorly, with the it centers around a middle-aged man who man realizing in the end that all he ever feels left out of the sexual revolution takneeded and wanted was his wife. ing place at the time in the 1960s. “He realizes that the spice of life that “He has led a very normal life - he runs a he wanted was already there. All he had to fish restaurant, has a wife and three kids, do was spice up his marriage,” Poole says. and everything is normal and wonderful,” “So it’s a morality play, and it’s hysterically Poole says. “Except that he feels like he funny.” hasn’t done anything exciting in his life.” The production wraps up Collective The man, Barney Cashman — played Face’s current season, which is based by local theatre vet Les Taylor — decides around the theme of ruptured romances. to try setting up three affairs with differ“The idea was to do shows that reflected ent women in order to feel that sense of our human experiences with romantic BY SEAN KELLY

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notions. How we go through pain with suffering. All the plays this year are about seeking fulfillment,” Poole explains. “This play is a farcical of a morality play, where we learn that what we’re seeking is right there at home.” The show is also being done in part as a tribute to Simon, who died in 2018. “A lot of people are doing Neil Simon right now. There are three companies right now who are doing Neil Simon,” Poole says. “I thought it was the perfect way to honor him, since we haven’t done a Neil Simon since maybe 2010 or 2011. This one, I felt, fit with our theme and was a good way to honor him. And, of course, it’s classic Neil Simon.” CS Last of the Red Hot Lovers @Kennedy Fine Arts Building - Savannah State University May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 / Fri. and Sat. at 8 P.M., Sun. at 3pm $25 general / $20 seniors, students & military


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Five years of Roots Up Gallery BY RACHAEL FLORA

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“One Light in the Dark” by Helen Durant.

“Time Out” by Helen Durant. PHOTO COUR-

PHOTO COURTESY OF ROOTS UP GALLERY.

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for her. “I am the most inconsistent creator,” says Durant. “Probably why we get along,” laughs Lovell. “So the fact that we have ten framed pieces all the same size and you can tell from the same body of work, I was excited that there it was,” continues Durant. “It’s nice to have a consistent body of work. I think people like that, but I don’t really care if people like that so much. When it works and people can look at that and I feel the feedback from it, I get a satisfaction.” For the anniversary celebration Wednesday, Missionary Blues will perform

and Ramsey Khalidi will DJ. “So many people want to be a part of it, Lord knows who else is going to be involved,” laughs Lovell. “You know what else I love about this gallery that doesn’t happen in a lot of them?” joins Durant. “Humor! You can go in galleries and they are stone-faced. Everything is so serious. But Roots Up is the best, and your enthusiasm is totally contagious.” “That’s why we couldn’t do white walls here,” laughs Kueker. CS

Durant, Kueker, and Lovell holding “Francis,” the deer head that’s a stand-in for Allen. PHOTO BY RACHAEL FLORA.

stacks to this day of drawings I’ve done of my kids. From there, it was no turning back. I had to do it.” Durant’s body of work for this exhibition began before the holidays last year, when she hit an artistic wall. “I was just over drawing animals and doing what people wanted,” says Durant. “So I decided to go inside and just see what was inside. It’s not exactly automatic drawing, but just letting the charcoal out and say, ‘Okay, I’m going to feel what’s inside, take this charcoal, and the charcoal will follow what my heart says.’ I did a drawing every day. Miraculously, most every one of them worked as a drawing—that never happens. But because they were so raw and honest, there was no right or wrong. I was authentic as I could be.” Durant’s honesty in her art wins buyers over, especially in the Savannah market. “I think our guests have responded well to her pieces,” says Kueker. “People actually stop and be like, ‘Oh my God, where did this come from?’ and they have to have a piece.” “That’s what I love about this gallery and Leslie and Russell—it has so much soul and it’s eclectic and you buy something here because you love it, not because it matches the sofa,” says Durant. “You find a place for art when you love it. It finds its own place in your heart.” Durant notes that this body of work is all pretty similar, which is a bit unusual

Roots Up Gallery’s 5th Anniversary is Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.

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ROOTS Up Gallery is celebrating its fifth anniversary this Wednesday, though you’d be forgiven for thinking it had been around much longer. “It’s been a long road to get here with a lot of ups and downs. This might as well be twenty years,” laughs owner Leslie Lovell. In 2014, Lovell began Roots Up Gallery with her husband Francis Allen to showcase outsider art, a shared passion. Then, in the span of just a year, Allen’s health began to decline and hurricane damage wreaked havoc on the property at 6 E. Liberty St. After Allen passed away, Lovell and gallery partner Russell Kueker moved into their new space on Whitaker St., marking a new generation for Roots Up Gallery. “This is honoring him,” says Allen, gesturing to a Panhandle Slim painting of Allen perched atop a display case, looking over the space. To celebrate the anniversary, Lovell brought in painter Helen Durant, whose story struck a chord. “Her work is very soulful, and that’s in line with the folk art we have,” says Lovell. “Her show fits this [gallery] so perfectly— raw emotion and growth and all that is so wrapped up in everything that’s happening on this anniversary.” Durant is a relative newcomer to Savannah, moving here just two years ago. She also shows in Atlanta and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Durant has known she wanted to be an artist for most of her life. “I think it was in the first grade I drew a snowman and it was published in the school newspaper. From then on, I knew I had my calling,” remembers Durant. “I didn’t like school, but I liked to draw.” Durant took a painting class at the Atlanta College of Art and realized she wanted to be an artist. “I said, ‘I think I’ll go to art school,’” she says. “Of course, in that day and time, I wasn’t allowed to go to New York to the art schools because young ladies didn’t just go to New York and live by themselves.” “We’re all walking on her back that we’re able to do that now,” adds Lovell. As a result, Durant traveled to Europe and took classes here and there, drawing all the while. “I got married and had lots of children, and instead of having a camera, I drew them all the time,” she shares. “I’ve got

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Crossing the bridge

Ronit Holtz’s solo exhibition on display at Congregation Mickve Israel BY RACHAEL FLORA

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RONIT HOLTZ remembers the exact day her artistic career began: January 8, 2017. That’s the day a vehicle-ramming attack took place in East Jerusalem, killing four. Holtz, who grew up in Israel, had a friend who was involved in the attack. “I was just sitting here mourning in my living room, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’” remembers Holtz. “Well, I’ll create a painting.” Holtz works in mixed media and used a magazine while making the piece. While working on the painting, she recalls looking down and seeing everything covered in paint except for one word: forgiveness. “I stopped everything and was weeping,” Holtz shares. “I was like, ‘What does this painting need to transition to? What do we do in these atrocious events where innocent lives are taken? How do we move forward; how do we show redemption?’” Those questions are integral to “BRIDGE: A Covenantal Narrative,” Holtz’s solo exhibition this Thursday. Holtz is a Messianic Jew, a sect of Judaism that believes Jesus is the Messiah. “When you think about Jesus and who he was preaching to in the land of Israel, it was the Jews,” Holtz explains, “so his followers were Jewish. Essentially, the first 26 Messianic Jews you could say were him

and the disciples.” Messianic Jews aren’t commonly accepted, since their belief in Jesus contradicts the central belief of Judaism. “Getting into the politics of Judaism and everything, Messianic Judaism isn’t really accepted; it’s less than 1% of the population of Israel,” says Holtz. “A lot of people get the right to the Law of Return to Israel. You have to be Jewish, but a lot of people don’t believe in Messianic Judaism because they think we’re going to convert. Christianity has that sort of aspect to it, so they think we’re Christians and we want people to convert. If someone’s been too forceful, the Jews hold their religion so precious since it’s thousands of years old that it’s frightening to them, what’s happened in history because they are Jewish. Think about the persecution of the Christian church has caused Jews. They have a lot of pain and hurt in them, so they see Messianic Jews as a threat almost.” As such, Messianic Jews face persecution and are even called anti-Semitic by some, but Holtz asserts that anti-Semitism comes from Christians who don’t acknowledge or understand that Jesus was a Jew. Essentially, that’s what Holtz is trying to do with this body of work. “The work I’m doing recently, from January to now, is acting as that bridge,” says Holtz. “I was researching contemporary artists—is there a Messianic Jew as an artist? Are they talking about this? And I wasn’t finding it.” After creating that mixed media piece

Above: “Coming Out of Hiding,” mixed media on panel, 2019. PHOTOS COURTESY OF HOLTZ.

that day, everything clicked for her. “I decided to take on the role and use Jesus and return his historical Jewish origins to speak the Jewish message of Jesus, use the crucifixion as a symbol for suffering like Marc Chagall, and as for my own personal life, coming out of hiding,” she says. Holtz wasn’t always interested in art and its potential for acting as the bridge. In high school, Holtz went on a trip to Poland that retraced the Holocaust. “We went to the concentration camps, the ghettos, extermination camps, doing all of that in two weeks,” Holtz remembers. “It was crazy. I was 16 years old, so imagine. I’m very sensitive; I’m taking in the motions, the questions.” After the trip, Holtz’s depression led her to seek art therapy. “I was always sketching, but I didn’t really see it as art, it was just me venting,” she remembers. “So I did art therapy and I realized I am an artist—this is where I need to go.” Holtz chose to come to SCAD to pursue her art. “In creating this work about Israel, I realized that out of the ashes of the Holocaust, Israel was birthed,” explains Holtz. “The story I lived around every single day was full of gratitude. Out of all the things that happened in the past, this nation was birthed. Of all the persecution of a nation, this was birthed. I realize that’s everyone’s story. It’s my story, your story, everybody’s

story. The paintings are not explicitly about Jesus; they’re hidden symbols. You have to spend time looking at them, breathing them in.” One tie Holtz explores is that the blue and white stripes of the concentration camp uniforms were redeemed to create the blue and white stripes of Israel’s flag. As a result, Holtz uses a blue and white color palette in most of her pieces. “It’s my heart’s desire,” says Holtz of her work. “Essentially, I always want someone to take back a redemptive quality in the work, to see the redemption, forgiveness, love, and to realize that’s a part of their story, too.” CS “BRIDGE: A Covenantal Narrative” is on view at Congregation Mickve Israel from May 2-16. The opening reception is May 2 from 6-9 p.m. The artist talk is May 4 at 12:30 p.m. For the most up-to-date information about the exhibition and its locations, visit ronitjoyholtz.com/bridge.


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QUESTIONS WITH

Nora Harrison BY RACHAEL FLORA

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1. How did you get started with this body of work?

I settled on the name “Hollow” because I just self-published my own book, and it’s called “Hollow” as well. That plays into my work a lot. I used to do all large-scale female nudes, 9 feet or so, and I started thinking it was too much. All people see is the naked female body and they can’t get past it. So I started easing into more abstract work, and they’re mid- to large-scale work with a very traditional color palette. Bright reds, a lot of pinks and nude tones. It seems feminine, but it also seems very romantic, and I love that feeling. It also expresses colors of passion, and all the line work is based off the female body. I decided on “Hollow” because it’s a human emotion everyone can relate to in some way. I think we all experience hollowness, even if it’s just for a moment. For other people it’s a lifetime, depending on small tragedies we all experience. I wanted it to be something everyone could relate to and find their own belonging in the pieces. That’s where it all came from. All the pieces are named after a line or a title of one of my poems. That was a way to integrate my writing with my actual work. I never really knew how to do that, and I was inspired by artists like Tracy Emin. It’s just insane how she does it so well. It always seemed so straightforward or forced if I put it right on the canvas. This

I Become More of You and So Much Less of Me.

A Little Less Than Human.

was a way to give viewers or whoever purchased my artwork more of an intimate connection between me and the insight of what these pieces were inspired by.

don’t care because it’s just not relevant to them. I want people to feel like they can look at art and be a part of it, even if they don’t care about it as much. People want that human interaction. You almost either have to embrace it somehow and find a way to make it work for you, or you just fall into the void. That’s what they teach us with our artist Instagrams. Around 70 percent should be your work and your process and posting stories about you in the studio, but you also have to have some personal touches in there. No one’s going to feel like they can build a relationship with you if they only see your artwork. They need to see the other side of it. Once you have an understanding of a person and where their art’s coming from, it makes the work seem more valuable to you.

2. When did you begin writing poetry?

I was always interested in artwork—my dad’s an architect, and I was in his office and drawing and painting as a little kid. I guess it was really in high school I went through, like everyone else, some terrible things. In some ways, you feel like they’re nearly destroying you, especially at that age. So at times when I felt I wasn’t able to paint, I would start writing. Instead of paying for therapy, I would write about everything. When I started writing, it was the only way I could get out my emotions and deal with things. When you write about your demons, it sets them free. I wrote an excerpt at the end of the book saying, “I literally just started writing because I was sad and didn’t know how else to deal with it.” It’s that simple. Over the past year or so, I was really happy. I fell in love, in a good type of love that heals you, and in a way I’m okay if this is the only book I ever write because it proves it’s harder to write about happiness. It doesn’t feel necessary.

3. What’s the exhibition going to be

like?

I want it to be so much more approachable. I got custom-made neon signs of titles from the work in my dad’s handwriting, and they’re in vibrant red that matches all the paintings. These will be in the show, too. It’ll be something really interesting to draw people in and make it not such a sterile painting exhibition. This is also

5.What’s next for you?

Instagram culture, of course—I feel like people will love to take pictures. I didn’t want it to feel sterile or super intense, like if you don’t know about art you can’t come to this exhibition.

4. Let’s talk about Instagram culture. How do you embrace it?

With Instagram culture, people don’t want to see you post a piece of your artwork or your writing. It seems like they

I graduate in June. I’m set to move to New York about a week after graduation. I already tried the LA art scene—I worked at Patrick Painter Gallery last summer— and it’s very different. I feel like it’s based more on how you look and the social context of things, and not about how talented you are. So I’m moving to New York. I don’t have a job set up yet, but I love working in galleries. I love the social aspect of it and meeting artists and curating shows. In an LA art show I was able to curate four of the six booths, which is incredible. I really like that side of it, and I’d also love to get representation by a gallery. That’s what I’m working on right now. CS “Hollow” is on view at Fab’rik May 3-6. The opening reception is May 3 at 6 p.m.

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NORA Harrison’s solo exhibition, “Hollow,” combines her two loves of poetry and painting. Her abstract paintings are inspired by the female form and use a romantic color scheme. The titles of her pieces come from her accompanying book of poetry. She’s also attuned to Instagram culture and embraces that shift, both in her exhibition and in her work. Harrison is a senior painting major at SCAD set to receive her MFA in just a few weeks. She’s done time in the Los Angeles art scene and sets her sights on New York next. We talked to Harrison last week.

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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS ARTIST TALK W/ KATHERINE SANDOZ — Join Laney Contemporary and artist Katherine Sandoz for an informal artist talk regarding her exhibition, ‘VERNONBURG: a march survey.’ Thu., May 2, 6 p.m. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. HELEN DURANT: IN THE MOMENT — Durant is informally trained, honing her skills recording life through drawing. She has been experimenting with paint, torn paper, graphite, and found objects for most of her career. Roots Up Gallery, 412-C Whitaker Street.

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HOLLOW — Hollow is a body of work that investigates society’s fragmented perception of women, as well as women’s distorted perception of themselves. May 3-6. fabrikstyle. com. Fab’rik, 318 West Broughton St.

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RECLAMATION — Rebecca Slivinsky questions an ideal standard of beauty that is forced upon women within western culture. One might believe there is nothing new to say about this problem of objectified sexy bodies in ink and pixels as ubiquitous as the salesman’s saliva that drives our capitalistic society, but Slivinsky re-awakens this topic with rich and compelling aesthetics. May 1-7. rebeccaslivinsky@gmail.com. theloge-

savannah.com. The Drawing Room Gallery at the Lodge, 115 W. 42nd Street. SAVANNAH SERIES: HEATHER L. YOUNG — Canopy, a series of Acrylic and Oil Wash Paintings by Savannah artist Heather L. Young.Taking inspiration from the interwoven branches of Savannah’s famed live oaks, the series features abstracted canopies from 21 of Savannah’s historic squares. May 2-22. grandbohemiangallery.com/. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. /SAVWÄR ‘FER/ — /SAVWÄR ‘FER/ is animmersive art experience that aims to explore our own culture, race, sexuality, and gender; drawing from our spiritual and ancestral roots in an effort to expose the lesser seen aspects of ones self. GIRLS FADED aims to be an inclusive art collective comprised of CiCi Renée, Alison Lopez, Jadyn Coolidge and Max Pollak. May 2-4. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ABSTRACTS AND ANIMALS — Abstracts & Animals showcases the diverse talent of two local artists through a vibrant exhibit of art quilts. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. ANTHOLOGY OF LORE — Mallory Fite’s Colorado upbringing gave her a natural bent towards the tales of the Wild West. More than that, a fascination with the people and places of history that have become more legend than fact. Through May 26. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.


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BIRDLAND — birdland (MISSITOPIA) features artistic musings by writer, firefighter and visual artist Chela Gutierrez. Whether the inspiration is found love notes, treasured family drawings or her own semi-autobiographical musings, her mixed media work remains a unique and charmingly transgressive vision with a Mississippi twang. Through May 31, 5 p.m. Location Gallery at Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St. CONVERSATION — Sulfur Art Services is pleased to present Conversation by Andre Bertolino, on display at the Sentient Bean. This exhibition features spoon-printed linocut prints on handmade paper that narrate an improbable story with no beginning, middle or end. Through July 2. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. HERO! — HERO! is a solo M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by visual artist Hanting Zhang. Through May 3. Alexander Hall Gallery (SCAD), 668 Indian St. JAUME PLENSA: TALKING CONTINENTS — Talking Continents is a floating collection of 19 cloud-like, stainless steel sculptures. Their biomorphic forms are made of die-cut letters taken from nine different languages. Presented together, they refuse to come together as words, existing instead as ab-

stract forms, arbitrary signs, and signifiers. Through June 9. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. KATNISS — Part of a yearlong commission process, the museum’s largest to date, katniss is the result of a creative collaboration between Katherine Sandoz and Rachel Reese, Telfair’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the museum’s dedicated exhibition staff, and Julio Garcia of Price Street Projects, who fabricated the work in Miami. Through June 2. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. KEITA TAKAHASHI: ZOOMING OUT — Telfair Museums hosts the first museum survey of the work of visionary videogame designer Keita Takahashi (Japanese, b. 1975). Takahashi is noted for his outsidethe-box approach to game development, game mechanics, aesthetics, and music. Through July 14. telfair.org/jepson. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LIQUID VESSELS — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Liquid Vessels,” an exhibition by SCAD alumna Monica Cook. The exhibition includes recent sculptures and paintings, which further the artist’s investigations into material assemblage, found objects and adornment. Through May 19. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

ON::VIEW: WORTH DYING FOR — Kevin Clancy explores political meta-narratives in his art practice using loaded symbols such as the United States flag as a discussion of social, cultural and ethical systems. Through May 5. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

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THE PRINTS OF DAME LAURA KNIGHT — Telfair Museums exhibits nine prints by Dame Laura Knight (British, 1877-1970), together for the first time since they were acquired by the museum in 1949. Through July 28. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. REMBRANDT AND THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE — This exhibition contains 21 etchings by Rembrandt and one drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher Pieter Lastman (Dutch, 1583-1633). Museum Admission Rates Vary Through June 30. 912-790-8800. info@ telfair.org. telfair.org/exhibitions/rembrandtand-the-jewish-experience/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. (REST)ORATION — Stephanie Forbes presents (rest)oration, a 5 part solo artist exhibition series that investigates each phase of the grieving and healing process experienced through life. Fri., May 3. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.

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OUR port city boasts a wealth of seafood. You can get it grilled, blackened, fried, steamed, whole, on the half shell, or filleted. Even as much as there is available in our local sea of seafood, not every fish is seen as desirable. The biggest concentration of fishy fare is on Tybee Island, which is as to be expected. And with so many options, it can be seemingly difficult to decide where to shake out the sand and fill your belly after a long day at the beach.  30 For the past few years, Raw Ingredients

has made that choice easier, I would argue in an undebatable way. Raw makes it much easier for seafood aficionados to rendezvous with fresh fish expertly rolled into creative sushi. Marshall Stevens and Ian Davis opened the joint, eventually bringing in Marshall’s brother Myles Stevens to act as the Director of Operations. The idea was to fill a large hole that was present in the restaurant market of Tybee.  Myles tells the me tale of Raw Ingredients. “They were working in the surf shops, hustling, and had all of these different ideas,” he says. “This building became available, they were across the street working, and the owner of the building was like, ‘Hey guys, I am going to put this building up for lease.’ They brainstormed and decided to open a sushi restaurant.”

But before opening the doors, Marshall and Ian gained experience by working at various sushi restaurants. The rest was history—everything fell into place and Tybee was never the same. When you have the love of your locals, success comes easy on Tybee, which becomes apparent in the slow months when all of the tourists have packed up their beach bags and headed back inland. The idea is to “put out high quality food and in a place where you are comfortable being. Where you can come in, be yourself and relax, and enjoy yourself and still enjoy high quality food,” says Myles. As for the menu, the most important part of any good shop, it was a collaborative effort, and according to Myles, “also testing the competition, seeing what the competition is doing, then taking what they are doing and adding our own flair.”

I remember the first time I discovered Raw, picking up a Create Your Own Bowl at the end of a long, salty day on Tybee. And since trying it for the very first time, several years ago, the store has only extended its menu into bigger and better options. Myles says they “didn’t [expand the menu] the first two years. We had a solid menu then added some other things like the Hide Tide and the Spring Roll.” As one of my favorite menu items, which you will still find on the menu featured along with a few new Create You Own variations, making your own bowl is a great starting point for newcomers.  The available ingredients to pick include twelve different proteins, all of the classic sushi options of course, a plethora of vegetables to layer in, and a choice of sauce to finish it all off. The caveat is, it is extremely easy to go overboard with all of the quality


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options—but who is judging? Why not add in multiple sauces and all of your favorite sushi proteins, especially considering “almost all of the sauces are made in house,” as Myles says. My typical bowl includes shrimp tempura, spicy kani (crab), seaweed, avocado, carrots, spicy mayo, and eel sauce.  The same ingredients can be placed on top of a salad, rolled into a burrito, or handcrafted into a sushi roll you can name after yourself.  If you do not want to create your own, instead relying on the expert’s hand, you will find classic sushi rolls like the California, Spicy Tuna, Spider, and Philadelphia on the menu. There are the Simple sushi rolls like an Avocado, Cucumber, or Salmon roll, and finally the best options of all of handcrafted rolls—the Special rolls.  The Special rolls are where the store really showcases its unique perspective and style, which you probably already gathered from the the walls that are covered in rotating hand drawn art by Jessica B., a good friend of the restaurant.  My favorite roll is the Flamingo Roll. Its bright colored soy paper wrap makes it easy to ascertain where the roll got its name. Spicy crab meat, avocado, eel, and tempura shrimp, make up this satisfying work of art. For me, there is not a better combination of ingredients that you can put inside of a roll.

Taken as a whole, the flavors that fill your mouth are spicy, sweet, fatty, nutty, and finally umami from the fish—a sticky, sauce-covered creation that I dream about. Ingredient-wise, it is relatively close to the Create Your Own Bowl I order. The High Tide is filled with shrimp, cheese, and fresh avocado then topped with salmon before the entire roll gets a bake. The tiny touch of baking the finished roll changes the flavor profile of the entire dish, illustrating the distinctive style of Raw.  Keeping with the imaginative theme, the Chathamite is yet another roll that is unique to the store. It features fried shrimp, and rightly so. Alongside the shrimp sits cucumber, a summer fruit that can be found on so many southern tables. The final touch is a topping of spicy tuna and seaweed.  There is much more to come from the cool cats at Raw. The sushi team is set to open a brand new spot next door Ripe Ingredients. The new joint to maintain the cool laid back attitude of Raw while offering high quality and well made smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, and more. I know I will be keeping an eye out for its inception this summer and stop by to grab a light lunch to take with me to the beach. CS  Raw Ingredients is at 18C 16th Street, Tybee Island.

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Prepare your bladder for the 3 hours of Avengers: Endgame

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

/// (out of four) Let’s be real here. Avengers: Endgame could have been nothing more than three hours of, say, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) teaching Nebula (Karen Gillan) how to play Paper Football and it would still gross a kazillion dollars and be crowned the greatest superhero movie ever made. After all, when it comes to Marvel material, hope and hype eventually become the same thing, an impenetrable fortress of elevated expectations designed to ward off any hints of criticism or feelings of disappointment, particularly within oneself. And if that nudging of negativity comes from someone else, it’s even worse. There’s a reason fans of superhero flicks have become their own entity, unlike any other group of moviegoers past or present. If you’re one of the 16 (out of 356) critics on Rotten Tomatoes who gave Roma a rotten review, who cares? If you’re one of the three (out of 265) critics who ruined Eighth Grade’s perfect 100% RT score, nobody bats an eye. But if you’re one of the 19 (out of 332) critics who trashed The Dark Knight, brace yourself for the death threats. And if you’re one of the 64 (out of 427) reviewers who “splatted” Avengers: Infinity War, prepare to be despised with a passion greater than that usually reserved for terrorists and child molesters (and if you’re female, take that anger and quadruple it; silly female brains!). It’s a lamentable facet of modern society — one clearly heightened by the omniscience of the Internet — and it’s embarrassing for those who can appreciate comic-book flicks yet still realize it’s OK to accept differing opinions and justified criticisms without immediately wanting to shoot the messenger. So take a deep breath, put away those

pistols, and behold Avengers: Endgame. As the culmination of the 22-film saga collectively falling under the Marvel Cinematic Universe umbrella, it’s a staggering achievement, as impressively linked in its world-building and its mythmaking as the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings sagas. Is it the best superhero movie ever made? In the immortal words of Balki Bartokomous, “Don’t be ridiculous.” It’s the longest superhero movie. It’s possibly the most expensive superhero movie. It’s certainly the most superhero movie. But there are at least a dozen supersagas superior to this one, some residing within the MCU itself (the Captain America titles The Winter Soldier and Civil War, Black Panther, and the very first Avengers flick, if we’re naming names). And as far as comic-based stories with similar themes and execution, it’s no better or worse than the exemplary non-MCU effort X-Men: Days of Future Past. Nevertheless, this ranks among the upper echelons of this particularly robust genre, and it closes out this phase of the Marvel dynasty in rousing fashion. (Yes, technically, the upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home is part of this phase, but this one feels like The End.) Spoilers would be appreciated by absolutely no one, but there’s certainly no problem in relating the opening events, which occur immediately following the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War. As we all remember from last summer’s theatrical showings (as well as subsequent visits on Blu-ray or DVD), Thanos (voiced by Josh Brolin) had acquired all six Infinity Stones that were required for him to wipe out 50 percent of the universe’s population. That meant a lot of superheroes went up in smoke, with the remaining good guys — an assortment that includes original Avengers Iron Man, Steve Rogers/

Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Thor/just Thor (Chris Hemsworth) — feeling the weight of their failure. But here comes Captain Marvel (Brie Larsen) to save the day — and the universe! Right? Well, not exactly. To say that Avengers: Endgame is a movie of many surprises is putting it mildly. Certainly, there are some expected character beats, some predictable visual cues, some anticipated speechifying. But these bits come across less as obvious annoyances and more as savvy fan service, right in line with keeping customers satisfied. At any rate, they’re quickly surpassed by the unexpected directions taken by this picture. Only an ostrich wouldn’t know that some permanent sacrifices are required to defeat Thanos, but the guessing game will leave just as many viewers right as wrong. Likewise, the extent of Thanos’ evil deed affects the surviving heroes in different ways, but the identities of those who crumble and capitulate might shock. And even given the premise, the last movie I ever expected to hear name-dropped in an MCU effort (a John Cusack flick) gets a shout-out, so kudos for that. At three hours, Avengers: Endgame never wears out its welcome, though one of its many journeys does feel like one too many, particularly since it results in not one but two ridiculous coincidences. The erratic CGI wizardry that allows actors to appear as their younger selves seemed to have finally turned the corner with the excellent de-aging effects witnessed in Captain Marvel, but here there’s an unfortunate reversal of fortune, with one actor looking like a cut-rate waxworks version of himself. And let’s not even get started on the


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number of plotholes that are a direct result of the storyline’s hopscotching (ones prominent enough to make me consider dropping the rating a half-star). Still, what matters most — and what elevates the entire picture — are the emotional beats. Those looking for the usual repetitive fight sequences that often clog the pores of superhero flicks will be disappointed, since there’s truly only one gargantuan battle royale. Wisely, the focus is instead on the human (and alien) element, with many of the series stars turning in some of their best work. Johansson, always a highlight in this franchise, sports a particularly haunted demeanor that’s almost startling in its rawness, while Gillan develops Nebula in a manner that was previously unimaginable. As Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Paul Rudd provides some much needed levity — a scene in which he’s mocked by Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) left me laughing the hardest — while Evans again embodies everything we find noble in our fellow humans. And then there’s Downey, who hasn’t been this affecting in the role in quite some time. Brittle, harsh, and faced with impossible choices, his Tony Stark reclaims his position as — with apologies to Cap — the original Avenger, the first superhero in this 11-year-long, 22-film-spanning saga. Watching Tony, Steve, Natasha, Bruce, Thor and Clint together for what might be the very last time — well, it’s enough to make a grown fan cry.

HELLBOY

/ Refashioning this review as a church’s confessional booth, let me admit right off the bat that I wasn’t the biggest fan of Guillermo del Toro’s acclaimed Hellboy flicks. Bless me, Father, for I have taken the minority opinion: While I admired Ron Perlman’s irresistible performance in both 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the Hellboy-Liz Sherman relationship in the first film, and the cool critters in Part Deux, I found the storytelling clumsy rather than clever, the atmosphere oppressive rather than immersive, and, with a few exceptions, the characters colorless rather than captivating (even Abe Sapien didn’t exhibit much personality until he hired a new agent, changed his name to Amphibian Man, and reemerged in del Toro’s Oscar-winning The Shape of Water). Skimming my dusty review of the ’04 original, I even see where I wrote that its worst moments brought to mind the infamous 2003 screen version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a sentence that even I recognize as outright blasphemy. With that off my chest — and with a couple of subsequent Hail Marys and a

bout of self-flagellation, to boot — it’s time to admit that, in comparison to the new Hellboy, those earlier incarnations of Mike Mignola’s popular comic series now seem positively heavenly. Functioning more as a reboot than as the originally planned sequel (axed once it became clear neither del Toro nor Perlman would be involved), this Hellboy represents less a hot night on the town and more a cold shower meant to douse excitable feelings that this flop has no intention of alleviating or even addressing. As was the case with Spider-Man: Homecoming, the film’s creators were adamant about not serving up yet another origin film. Yet unlike the Spidey saga, this picture is so awash in exposition that it would be safe to state that some fibbing was taking place. The picture actually opens even before — way before — the titular demon first climbs out of the bowels of Hell during World War II. It commences back in the time of King Arthur and Merlin, as the pair manage to defeat Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich), hack her up into enough separate pieces to fit into an Evil Dead sequel, and bury the various body parts in separate locations so she can’t ever return. Of course, whereas a fool and his money are soon parted (e.g. those who paid a combined $162 million to see Grown Ups), the same can’t be said about a Blood Queen and her appendages, meaning that she finally pulls herself together (literally) and returns in our present day to continue her reign of terror. It’s up to B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) operative Hellboy (David Harbour) to stop her, and he’s aided in his efforts by his adoptive father Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian McShane), a psychic teenager (Sasha Lane), and a B.P.R.D. agent (Daniel Dae Kim) who can turn into a jaguar when necessary (claws and effect, as it were). Interestingly, I watched both Hellboy and The Kid Who Would Be King (now out on Blu-ray) on the same day – some sort of low-key cosmic alignment since both films deal heavily with the legend of King Arthur. The kid flick is by far the better bet, partly because none of its fantastical musings prove to be insulting like the liberties taken in this slog. And whereas The Kid/King is rated PG and del Toro’s Hellboy flicks were rated PG-13, this one is rated R. That in itself is no problemo, but the finished product doesn’t resemble an R-rated film made by adults as much as an R-rated film made by teenagers who think it would be cool to pepper their project with as much profanity and as many gory interludes as possible. Hellboy goes even more overboard than Logan in adding naughty bits just for the, uh, hell of it — unlike, say, Deadpool, which did a great job of making its R rating feel

like a natural fit, these other pictures bring to mind the adage, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” Neil Marshall, who kicked off his career with the terrific one-two punch of Dog Soldiers and The Descent (the latter making my 10 Best list for 2006), gets swallowed up by this dour and depressing undertaking, and it begs the question as to whether it was yet another case of an indie filmmaker turning drunk and irresponsible when handed a sizable budget or (as has been suggested) it was another sad instance of a studio not allowing a filmmaker to fully explore his own vision.

MISSING LINK

// The latest likable effort from Laika, Missing Link may not match the stopmotion animation studio’s previous endeavors like Coraline and ParaNorman but nevertheless displays enough charm and whimsy to satisfy the small fry. Placating the adults in their midst might be another matter. Hugh Jackman, whose prior voice work was in the service of the animation outfits at Aardman, DreamWorks and Warner, here joins the Laika cause by lending his soothing pipes to the character of Sir Lionel Frost, an English adventurer who travels the world hoping to prove the existence of famous mythological creatures. After encountering (but failing to document) the Loch Ness Monster, Sir Lionel gets an invitation to come track down the Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest. Sir Lionel easily finds the creature (Zach Galifianakis), the reason being that the invite was sent by the Sasquatch himself. A talkative type, the affable beast names himself Susan and reveals that he wants Sir Lionel to lead him to his long-lost relatives, the Yetis residing in the Himalayas. Sir Lionel agrees to the task, and they’re soon joined by his former girlfriend, the wealthy Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana). But the hissable Lord Piggot-Dunceby (Stephen Fry) doesn’t want Sir Lionel’s discovery to go public, so he hires an assassin named Willard Stenk (voiced by Timothy Olyphant but drawn like Jackie Earle Haley) to kill everyone involved. The Laika brand of animation always provides a welcome reprieve from the visually stale style of toons offered by everyone not named Aardman, Pixar or Disney, and the gentle humor is likewise appreciated as a respite from the cruder gags that too often have become the norm. It’s just a shame that the characters aren’t more invigorating — Mr. Link/ Susan is actually a rather one-note figure, and Adelina adds nothing substantial to the proceedings, created solely for the purpose of providing Sir Lionel with an obligatory love interest.

SHAZAM!

// In the immortal words — make that word — of Gomer Pyle, USMC: Shazam! The second Captain Marvel movie to be released this spring (yup, this character was originally known by that name from his creation in 1939 until his rebranding in 1972), DC’s valiant effort doesn’t soar as high as its Marvel counterpart, though there’s still a hefty amount to enjoy in this thematically loose-limbed undertaking. Whereas the DCU has often been criticized for its why-so-serious approach to mythmaking, it’s obvious the suits have finally opted to take a hint, injecting a light amount of humor into Wonder Woman, a sizable amount of humor into Aquaman, and now a gargantuan amount of humor into Shazam! It’s an appreciated gesture in most circles, though I personally didn’t mind the darker underpinnings in past DC flicks (particularly Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy). At any rate, it’s not like DC is reinventing the wheel here, as even a cursory glance at Marvel opuses like, say, Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor: Ragnarok can attest. Djimon Hounsou, who’s been appearing in superhero sagas with almost as much regularity as Chris Evans (he previously popped up in Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and even as the title hero in an animated Black Panther TV show), here sets the story in motion as an elderly wizard who needs to bestow his powers onto someone worthy of them. He bypasses young Thaddeus Sivana back in the mid-70s and instead waits until now, when he believes he has found a true champion in Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a foster boy who shares a home with disabled comic-book fan Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) and other goodhearted kids. Whenever he utters the word “Shazam,” Billy turns into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) whose formidable powers include, umm… Neither Billy nor Freddy are sure, so cue the amusing sequences in which the pair attempt to determine exactly what Shazam can do. (Turn invisible? Stop bullets? Leap tall buildings in a single bound?) Meanwhile, the now adult Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong) has spent his life trying to attain the power that was within his grasp as a child, although he has no plans to use it for the betterment of mankind. Shazam! is good for some laughs, but in an increasingly crowded landscape in which superheroes are allowed to be philosophical, guilt-ridden, godlike, and even meta (what up, Deadpool?), there’s something comparatively puny about this film. CS

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DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/GA/ savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Meetings are the last Tuesday of every month (except for December) at 7:00pm. Contact number: (912) 657-9623 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.org. sayr. org. 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. There is no fee to attend our meetings. For anyone using the Valet Parking at The Mansion, there is a $5. fee. MEMBERSHIP YEARLY FEES are: Individual $25. - Household (2 people) $40. - Business $50. and Students $10. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. vnasavannahga2013@ gmail.com. mansiononforsythpark.com. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. WORKSHOP ON FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia will hold a workshop focused on redistricting and how to make elections free and fair for all. Participants need to sign up at www.lwvcga.org and there is a $10 registration fee. $10 Fri., May 3, 6-8 p.m. www.lwvcga.org. trinitychurch1848. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St.

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AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Auditions for our spring session will be held January 9, 2019. Students who played in the Fall 2018 session, and who plan to remain in the same ensemble, do not need to re-audition in January. The January auditions are for new students, or students wishing to move to a different ensemble. Choose your instrument from the list on their website - https:// ayosavannah.org/auditions/ -to see the audition requirements for applicable ensembles. Then, contact them via email at ayosavannah2004@gmail.com to reserve an audition date and time, or with any questions you may have. ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR EARLY 19TH CENTURY DANCERS/REGENCY DANCING 34 The Davenport House has a social

trees. Randy has been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease requiring immediate regular dialysis until a kidney donor match can be found. BBQ plates will be available for $12 each (dine in or take it to go), and there will also be a silent auction, a live auction, and raffle tickets for door prizes with all proceeds going to the Davis Family. Sun., May 5, 3 p.m. tybeefun.com. American Legion Post 154 (Tybee), 10 Veterans Drive. SCI FANS FOR SENIORS DRIVE 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 www.seniorcitizensinc.org/give. ongoing. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. STATTS FEST FUNDRAISER & BLACK IPA RELEASE Release party of the special brew Statts Black IPA! $10 suggested donation at the door, 50/50 raffle, select auction items, $1 for every beer purchased donated to Statts. Live music from Bottles & Cans and The Train Wrecks. $10 suggested donation Fri., May 3, 5:30 p.m. 912-667-0033. natalie@ southboundbrewingco.com. facebook. com/events/2281470475399735/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

Fairy and Gnome Festival

This fantastical day is all about the “wee folk” and getting up close with the natural world while encouraging imaginative, outdoor play. Children can forage in the forest for fairy surprises, help construct a fairy village using all natural materials, enter in a fairy and gnome fashion show, and have fun dancing around the May pole. $5 ADULTS, $3 CHILDREN SAT., MAY 4, 10 A.M. OATLANDISLAND.ORG/. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER, 711 SANDTOWN RD. 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. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SULFUR STUDIOS’ ON::VIEW RESIDENCY PROGRAM Sulfur Studios is now accepting proposals for the summer and early fall of 2019 for the ON::VIEW Artist Residency. Proposals are due by May 24, 2019. Visit =http://

sulfurstudios.org/onview-residency-app/ for details. New this session: One resident will be selected to receive a $500 stipend to be used for travel, lodging, and/or materials. Made possible by generous support from Meow Wolf. Through May 24. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

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THE DAVIS FAMILY BBQ FUNDRAISER Sherrie and Randy Davis have long been our “go to” for fresh produce and seasonal specialties like pumpkins and Christmas

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. 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. stephaniehmetzger@gmail.com. facebook.com/events/239285403377870/. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. CONTINUES ON P. 36


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BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES 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. 912-228-4838. bridgewebs.com/ savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CONTEMPORARY DANCE FUSION CLASS AT THE STUDIO IN THUNDERBOLT Join a classically trained dance teacher for a fun and challenging dance class. Focus on technique, choreography, and whatever else you would like to do! Opportunity to learn aerial hammock moves as well. Every Sunday from 6-7pm $20. To reserve a space call/text 912-483-2109 or email ktoyogasurf@gmail.com ongoing. COOKING WITH HERBS Learn how to use and preserve herbs from your garden, with Jackie Ogden from UGA Extension. Free and open to the public. Sat., May 4, 11 a.m.-noon. 912-927-4079. jogden@uga.edu. liveoakpl.org/events/ saturdays. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Join us every week to learn how to dance to the classics and modern day songs of country music. All levels welcome- beginners to advanced. Each week will progress from the previous. First week is the top of the month and runs for 4 weeks. Sign up today! $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-4706683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. You’re Invited To A Free Masterclass: 5 Steps to Turning Your Talents and Expertise Into A Successful Online Coaching Business (even if you have no idea how to get started!) See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL.com ongoing. Online, ---. DRUM FOLK: A RIDDIMIC RESCUE Join a new folk and funk cultural movement built within the classic traditions of Gullah-Geechee cultural legacy. Learn about juba, hand jive, ring play, ring shout, 36 tambourine, riddimic movement, and

vocalization along with the various regional drum legacies connecting national and international culture. $12 per 1.5 hour session Wednesdays, 7 p.m. nowgriot1@ aol.com. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. 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. Sign in time begins 6:00-6:20 p.m. Panel starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and ends at approximately 8:00 P.M. Fee is $40.00 money orders or certified bank checks only payable to DUI Prevention Group. Meets monthly, check the website. $40/session (912) 691-4905. info@duipreventiongroup. org. FERMENTING OUR MEDITATION PRACTICE WITH SUSAN LAMB Most of us begin meditation practice hoping to feel less anxious, to be more focused, or remain in a steadier state when approaching the challenges in our lives. Along the way we catch sight of a larger hope, the realization of our True Selves. But many stop meditation after a short time or keep it a small part of life. This four-week course is designed to increase familiarity with devotional practices and to provide contemplations and imaginings. It will provide meditation practices using mantra, breath, mindfulness, and Direct Path Awareness questions. $75 Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 912-349-2756. programs@savannahpoweryoga.com. savannahpoweryoga.com/workshops. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. 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. mdelynn@gmail.com. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD OF RICHMOND HILL MONTHLY WORKSHOP In addition to the regular meetings offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month as a writing feedback group, the Historical Writers Guild of Richmond Hill will begin offering its members a writing skills workshop on the first Monday of each month. This monthly workshop will address topics such as: show versus tell, conflict, how to build your story, fiction strategy and structure, characterization, and other topics as chosen by the group. The mission of the Historical Writers Guild (HWG) of Richmond Hill is to improve members’ writing skills and to help each writer become published. Richmond Hill History Museum 11460 Ford Avenue Richmond Hill, GA 31324 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. first Monday of every month. richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com/ historical-writers-guild.html. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. HYPNOSIS AND GUIDED IMAGERY Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Eft, will create neural pathways in the brain Because our brains are neuroplastic it has a positive effect and helps you to recover

from anxiety, stress, trauma, and PTSD, It’s great for weight loss and to stop smoking. Kind and compassionate care. 25 years experience. Call 912-927-3432. Website: www. Savannahypnosis.com. Facebook: Alpha Institute. ongoing. 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. 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@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. 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. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. POWER SELF DEFENSE Join us for fun and fitness in the heart of downtown Savannah. Fit912Savannah offers fun, safe, friendly classes in yoga, self defense, dance, and fitness, with more classes coming soon! Have a question, want to register? Contact us at nfo@ fit912savannah.com! Located in the lower level of the United Way Building, 428 Bull Street, Savannah, GA (Enter via the red doors on East Wayne Street) Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. TybeeSurfLessons. com. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. TAI CHI The tai chi classes are open to the first 25 participants 60 years of age or older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 912-877-0056. Senior Citizens, Inc. Liberty County Neighborhood

Center, 800 Tupelo Trail. WORKSHOP ON FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia will hold a workshop focused on redistricting and how to make elections free and fair for all citizens. The workshop will be led by Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. $10 Fri., May 3, 6 p.m. lwvcga. org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by award-winning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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. For more info visit https://www.abeniculturalarts.com or call 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@ gmail.com. abeniculturalarts.com. ARIEL SOUTH EAST ANGELS (ASAP) BREAKFAST ASAP is extending an invitation to their Skidaway Island neighbors, rescheduled from April 24th to Wednesday May 1st to find out more about this impressive group. A breakfast meeting will take place from 8.30 - 10.00am at The Landings’ Plantation Club. Breakfast will be followed by a 15-minute presentation entitled Anatomy of an Angel Investment. ASAP will profile one of their current investments, Respiratory Motion Inc, to demonstrate the angel group’s investing approach. For an invitation or more information about this meeting please contact Landings resident Jerry Thimme at ejthimme@ gmail.com. Contact for Information Wed., May 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m. ejthimme@gmail. com. Plantation Club at The Landings, 1 Cottonwood Drive. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/ autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com.


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Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Our mission is to further the art of beading and bead education within our membership and our communities. Visit website for more info regarding the next Bead-In Class or the next CBS Meeting! ongoing. coastalbeadsociety. com/coastalbeadsociety-com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center (in the 2nd floor studio), first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am - 1pm. Visit website for more updates! ongoing. fiberguildsav.com. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. 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. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. 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. www.1millioncups. com/savannah Wednesdays. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. 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/proofreaderswhiskey-club-tickets-42943991635. proofsavannah.com. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty 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. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from

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On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 PER CLASS ONGOING. 912-2012000. WESTINSAVANNAH.COM. THECLUBATSAVANNAHHARBOR.COM/INDEX. PHP. THE CLUB AT SAVANNAH HARBOR, #2 RESORT DR.

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. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free Mondays-Saturdays. scad. edu/admission/visit-scad/daily-tours. scad. edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. 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. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

CONCERTS

ANNUAL OUTDOOR CONCERT Grab a picnic dinner or enjoy a great line-up of local food trucks as the SAA Music Department kicks off their annual Outdoor Concert. Washington Avenue will close at 6PM for the entire SAA and surrounding communities to enjoy the orchestras,

bands and choirs. Fri., May 3, 6 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. CINCOPANDO ON THE CINCO DO MAYO: LATIN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT AND DISCUSSION Enjoy a concert of Latin American chamber music presented by the ensemble, Cincopando, this Cinco de Mayo. Cincopando is an American chamber music ensemble based out of Tallahassee, Florida featuring Vivianne Asturizaga on flute, Diana Sanchez on violin, Holden Bitner on cello, Lina Sofía Tabak on euphonium, and Jeremy Ávalos on guitar. Following the concert will be a presentation about the music performed, including a discussion about characteristics of Latin music, the group’s unique instrumentation, and how a chamber ensemble is formed. Hosted by the Savannah Area Flute Association. Free, donations accepted Sun., May 5, 6-8 p.m. 912-660-9968. savareaflute@gmail.com. savannahflute. com/events/. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 15 Willow Rd. EMERGING WORLD CLASS PIANIST IN RECITAL Fei-Fei Dong won the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Competition and was a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She will perform works of Schumann, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), she continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy, and tenderness,” and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News), both in the United States and internationally, including her

native China. The concert is free, and no reservations or tickets are needed. Donations gladly accepted to help defray costs. Fri., May 3, 7-9 p.m. 912-598-1188. allenpr@comcast.net. messiahsi.org. messiahsk.com. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road (The Landings). FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation May’s performers is Josephine Johnson.. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-401-1900. patmooneylcsw@ bellsouth.net. savannahfolk.org. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE: JANE OGLE FEATURING GUITARIST JEFF POWELL The Southern Holiday Jazz Band has entertained jazz lovers around Savannah as a duo, a big band, and every combo in between with swinging interpretations of standards and contemporary songs. Led by Jane Ogle vocalist, with Jeff Powell guitar, Marc Chesanow bass, and Judy Duva on piano, this band knows how to please a crowd. They’ve received glowing ovations from the publications Do and Connect Savannah and from audiences as well for their tribute shows to other artists, including Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee. $20 Sun., May 5, 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 East Harris Street. THE PIANO MEN 3 powerhouse pianists / singers along with band pay tribute to Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. The audience is singing along to 2 hours of fun. $39 adults, $19.50 child Sundays, 3 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. savannahtheatre.com. savannahtheatre. com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. SAVANNAH LIVE! 2-hour high-energy variety show featuring award- winning singers, dancers and band performing 60s, 70s and 80s pop music, rock and roll, Broadway, Motown, Stomp and comedy that’s fun for all ages! $39 adults, $19.50 child Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. savannahtheatre. com. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: SHANNON CONDUCTS MAHLER Just as symphonic music was resurrected in Savannah with the founding of the Savannah Philharmonic, the orchestra and chorus are proud to celebrate its first decade with Gustav Mahler’s passionate and expansive Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. In work contemplating life’s most existential questions, the tenth season will come to a close in dramatic fashion. Sat., May 4, 7:30 p.m. savannahphilharmonic.org. savannahcivic. com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. SPRING FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT Featuring both student and advanced flute choirs, enjoy a concert presenting a great variety of repertoire including Disney music, folk music (and some percussion!), modern

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music, a Mozart opera, and more! There will also be a short student flute recital before the concert at 7:30pm. Come support these fabulous flutists as they perform what they have been working hard on this spring. Hosted by the Savannah Area Flute Association. Free, donations accepted Thu., May 2, 8-9:15 p.m. 912-660-9968. savareaflute@gmail.com. savannahflute. com/events/. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 15 Willow Rd.

CONFERENCES

44TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION OF THE GEORGIA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Want to learn more about how to advocate, interact with the local media, how to create effective programs, how to build a diverse and equitable organization, or just learn what the Leagues across the state are doing? Here’s your chance for a fun and interactive training, with lots of networking opportunities with League members from across Georgia. Thu., May 2, 4 p.m. my.lwv. org/georgia/calendar. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Savannah Downtown/Historic District, 135 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

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22ND ANNUAL TYBEE TOUR OF HOMES Guests can begin at the home of their choice and will be given a map, along with a list of homes, located on the back of the ticket. Tickets for this event can be purchased online or at Tybee Island Maritime Academy or Seaside Sisters Gift Shop. $45 Sat., May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. aconnor@visittybee.com. visittybee.com. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 40 ACRES AND A MULE TOUR This is the story of Savannah and its significant role of promoting slavery throughout the South and it’s the story of the triumph over slavery through faith, culminating in a historic meeting in which the aspirations of 4 million African-Americans became distilled in a single phrase: “40 acres and a mule.” You will visit six of Savannah’s most historic squares as you learn the truth about crucial events that took place in the city between 1733 and 1865 that shaped the life and times of Savannah for years to come. Private tours only. $40 ongoing. 912-6594383. rumpel@40acresandamule.org. 40acresandamule.org. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah 38 welcomes men and women like you to

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$25 MAY 4, 3 P.M. THE GROVE SAVANNAH, 301 WEST CONGRESS STREET. support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, Carey Hilliard’s Abercorn across from Lowe’s. FIRST FRIDAY FIREWORKS Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. info@riverstreetsavannah.com. riverstreetsavannah.com/event/first-fridayfireworks. Rousakis Plaza, River St. FIRST TUESDAY TOUR OF CITY HALL The First Tuesday Tour series gives an overview of the history, architecture, and art of historic City Hall. Participants will also

hear stories about some of the City’s more fascinating characters and learn about their City government. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required, at savannahga.gov/FirstTuesdayTours. first Tuesday of every month, noon. 912651-6411. lspracher@savannahga.gov. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. GEORGIA STATE ALUMNI - SAVANNAH NETWORK Join fellow Savannah area alumni on May 2 for an evening of casual networking at Ghost Coast Distillery and get a behind the scenes look at Georgia State Athletics. Hear from Head Football Coach Shawn Elliott about the exciting year ahead. Ticket Cost: $10 per person. Hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets included. $10.00 Thu., May 2, 6-8 p.m. 404-413-1433. ekinsey@ gsu.edu. pantheralumni.com/s/1471/17/ interior.aspx?sid=1471&gid=2&pgid=2645 &cid=4885&ecid=4885&crid=0&calpgid=3

53&calcid=966. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. 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. savannahtoursandtales@gmail.com. KENDRA GIVES BACK 20% of all sales will benefit Tabby Tales of Savannah. Sat., May 4, 1 p.m. Kendra Scott, 311 W Broughton St. KORNFIELD FRIENDS The Kornfield Friends are made up of four of the original cast members of the legendary TV show Hee Haw. Wed., May 1 and Thu., May 2. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. LOUISE LAURETTI LECTURE Guest speaker for the Historic Savannah Foundation’s Preservation Month, Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will focus his lecture on issues raised by his new book, Why Old Places Matter, which highlights the role preservation plays in everyday life. During the reception, a book signing will take place and copies of Why Old Places Matter will be available for purchase. The author will donate a percentage of book sale proceeds made during the reception to support HSF’s work. Free and open to the public. Mon., May 6, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-233-7787. myhsf.org/ special-events/savannah-preservationfestival/. savannahtheatre.com. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. MATT’S MOON RIVER CRUISE The event is named in memory of Matt Kohler, who was hit from behind by a driver on July 26, 2012 while riding his bike on U.S. Highway 80 in Bloomingdale. Matt’s Moon River Cruise is presented by the Law Offices of Joe J. Steffen, Bike Law. Sat., May 4, 2 p.m. perccoffee.com/. PERC Coffee Roasters, 1802 East Broad St. MAY BIRTHPLACE GENERAL TOURS $15.00 Wed., May 1, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. $15 Thu., May 2, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/. $15 Fri., May 3, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. $15 Sat., May 4, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/. $15 Mon., May 6, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. MAY GIRL SCOUT TROOP EXPERIENCE $13.00 Wed., May 1, 8:45 a.m. juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/. $13 Sat., May 4, 8:45 a.m. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. $13.00 Mon., May 6, 8:45 a.m. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. NEIGHBORHOOD COMICS GRAND OPENING Neighborhood Comics opens on Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day. As


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part of the celebration, there will be a Star Wars art exhibition. Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St. 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. nightlyspirits.com/savannah-ghosttours/. savannahtaphouse.com. Savannah Taphouse, 125 E. Broughton St. ODIN AND SONS GRAND OPENING Celebrate the opening of Odin and Sons Comics and Collectibles on Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day with cosplay contests, giveaways, and more. Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. Mad Mac’s Bakery, 6 E. State 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. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. OVER TEA CUPS: A GIRL SCOUT SENIOR/AMBASSADOR AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE $20.00 Wed., May 1, 3:30 p.m. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. PAINTING BALAYAGE! $250 Sun., May 5, 10 a.m. Cloud 10 Salon, 10646a Ford Ave. RED SHOE KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY & FUNDRAISER Race fanatics are invited to don their finest derby attire for a viewing party, complete with complementary Mint Juleps, southern bites and a live viewing of the 2019 Run for the Roses! Enjoy all that and more at the Knights of Columbus rooftop patio, located at 3 W. Liberty St, as we celebrate the horses and raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. Early bird tickets through April 7, 2019: $35 Members, $50 Non-Member2. Regular price: $50 for Members, $65 for Non-Members for tickets purchased after April 7. $35 - $50 Sat., May 4, 4-7 p.m. courtneylaruehester@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ events/1153418418171808/. Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 West Liberty St. RED SHOE SOCIETY DERBY DAY $35-$65 Sat., May 4, 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 West Liberty St. SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON 3RD ANNUAL WOMEN’S WEEKEND $50 Fri., May 3, 5 p.m. Savannah HarleyDavidson, 1 Fort Argyle Road. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view

classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https:// www.scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. STAR WARS TRIVIA Thu., May 2, 7 p.m. mellowmushroom. com/. Mellow Mushroom, 409 Pooler Parkway. TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR Chilling stories & eerie properties that paved the road to this fascinating title. Precolonial 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. 6thsenseworld.com/. TYBEE LIGHTHOUSE SUNRISE TOURS This early morning tour gives guests the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of the historic Tybee Lighthouse, which dates back to 1773, and view the sunrise from the top of the tower. $25 Sat., May 4, 6:30-8 a.m. 912-786-5801. desiree@ tybeelighthouse.org. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. WALK MS 2019 Multiple Sclerosis Fund Raising Walk on May 4, 2019 at Daffin Park. Registration Starts at 8:00; the Walk Begins at 10:00. We are on a Movement To Find a Cure and End MS Forever. Please visit WalkMS.Org to pre-register, start a team and raise funds or make a donation for a cure. We will have games for the kids, items for raffle, etc. Please join us! For additional information, call 912-659-4341. Free Sat., May 4, 8 a.m.noon. 912-659-4341. ldyson@wfins.com. walkms.org. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES Wine, Women & Shoes is a very unique event that attracts over 600 women (and men) for an evening of Shoe Guys, fashion, food, wine tasting and ultimately fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House. $76 Thu., May 2, 7 p.m. savannah. hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-savannah/index. jsp?null. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID | CHATHAM COUNTY Mon., May 6, 8 a.m. Coastal Amateur Radio Society, 10710 White Bluff Rd.

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FAIRY AND GNOME FESTIVAL This fantastical day is all about the “wee folk” and getting up close with the natural world while encouraging imaginative, outdoor play. Children can forage in the forest for fairy surprises, help construct a fairy village using all natural materials,

enter in a fairy and gnome fashion show, and have fun dancing around the May pole. $5 adults, $3 children Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. FIRST FRIDAY IN STARLAND A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. SCAD SAND ARTS FESTIVAL Creativity shines on Tybee Island’s beautiful South Beach as fantastic concoctions rise from the sand. Make a splash with your brilliant creation, cheer on the artists or just enjoy the beachy vibes. Free and open to the public Fri., May 3. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. TYBEE ISLAND MERMAID FESTIVAL Mermaid Fest is a 3-day long celebration of the Coastal Empire’s surf, sand and sun. Events include live music, a club crawl, an afternoon Tea Dance, and, of course, an ocean full of mermaids and mermen. May 3-5. savannahpride.com/mermaidfest. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

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AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for Non-Members, or $80/8class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-604-0958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail. com. CoastalAikido.com. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to

strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. EXERCISE CLASS Stretches, strengthening and general feel good moves. ongoing. 912-667-0487. Functional Bodies, 821 E. 66th St. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@ fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver.

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The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. Visit the website for more info. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and TuesdaysThursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 912-663-5833. getexcitedandmove.com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. GIRLS ON THE RUN The 5K is the celebratory event marking the end of the 652 girl-strong Spring Season. The girls are from 44 different sites in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Bulloch and Beaufort Counties. The event enables the girls to experience the joy of athletic accomplishment and serves to give them a sense of community with Girl on the Run Teams from around the region. The program is for all girls and serves kids in public and private schools and from all walks of life. Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. Hutchinson Island, Hutchinson Island. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. ISRAELI KRAV MAGA SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. Visit website for more info. ongoing. 912441-4891. customfitcenter.com. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PINTS + POSES BREWERY YOGA This light hearted 60 minute class taught by Melissa DeLynn will be every first Saturday of the month. $15 for a 60 minute session first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon. 912-667-0033. natalie@ southboundbrewingco.com. facebook. com/SBpintsposes/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA

Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SATURDAY QIGONG AT THE FARMER’S MARKET Teachers of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative lead a free outdoor community practice each Saturday morning near the Farmer’s Market. Look for signage to find the group. Dress to move comfortably. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Free Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m. savannahqigong@gmail.com. savannahqigong.net. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. STUDIO DANCE PARTY Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing, light refreshments, and fun. All ballroom dances, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Coast Swing, and more. $15.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612-470-6683. salondebaile.dance@gmail. com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to

all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. YOGA, PILATES, AND SPIN Flow, Yin Yasa, Sculpt, Pilates, Spin, and the only studio in Savannah with the original Hot Yoga. Introductory Special: $49 for 30 days of unlimited classes. Visit thehubsav.com to see our awesome lineup of teachers and classes. $49 ongoing. 912.356.8280. info@thehubsav.com. thehubsavannah.com. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. YOGA@THELIBRARY The All Levels class meets from 10:3011:30 and the Chair Yoga class meets from 12:00-1:00. Tuesdays. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm.


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Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

80’S WINE DINNER PARTY AT ROLLERS! $100 May 1, 7:30 p.m. Rollers Spirits, Wine, & Cheese, 9 Palmetto Bay Road. DERBY DAY AT THE GROVE $25 May 4, 3 p.m. The Grove Savannah, 301 West Congress Street. ISLANDS FARMERS’ MARKET The Island Farmers’ Market (previously Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market) is held every Saturday rain or shine. This outdoor market sets up on the property of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Food and Artisan Vendors will be at the market each Saturday, along with a kids club, a special guest, story time, a musical gust, kid’s crafts, and nonprofit events. Free 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. islandsfarmersmarket@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ IslandsFarmersMarket/. Lighthouse Baptist Church, 401 Quarterman Dr. EAT IT AND LIKE IT FOODIE AWARDS Jesse Blanco gives his awards for Eat It and Like It. May 5, 6 p.m. The DeSoto Savannah, 15 E Liberty. WHOLE FOODS MARKET SAVANNAH/ MEET THE MAKER & WINE TASTING WITH SEAN MINOR May 5, 3 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive.

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Palmetto Bay Road. 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@bethesdaacademy.org. merrin. slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. DERBY DAY AT THE GROVE $25 The Grove Savannah, 301 West Congress Street. EAT IT AND LIKE IT FOODIE AWARDS Jesse Blanco gives his awards for Eat It and Like It. The DeSoto Savannah, 15 E Liberty. FARM TRUCK 912 The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Check the website for more info, including the location where the truck would be found in different days of the week. forsythfarmersmarket.com/farmtruck912/. W.W. Law Gym, 909 E. Bolton St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

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ISLANDS FARMERS’ MARKET The Island Farmers’ Market (previously Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market) is held every Saturday rain or shine. This outdoor market sets up on the property of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Food and Artisan Vendors will be at the market each Saturday, along with a kids club, a special guest, story time, a musical gust, kid’s crafts, and nonprofit events. Free islandsfarmersmarket@gmail.com. facebook.com/IslandsFarmersMarket/. Lighthouse Baptist Church, 401 Quarterman Dr. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. SUNDAY SUPPER CLUB ecome part of a Savannah tradition. Join us at our festive community table with new friends and old to share in a night of food, libations and southern hospitality. Each Sunday you will experience unique thoughtfully created dishes paired with meticulously selected wines to complement each delicious course. $55 for four-course meal and wine pairings paccisavannah.com. Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar, 601 E Bay St. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Located on beautiful Tybee Island, GA at 30 Meddin Drive. We are right behind the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. Visit the website for more info. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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! moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. WHOLE FOODS MARKET SAVANNAH/ MEET THE MAKER & WINE TASTING WITH SEAN MINOR Whole Foods Market, 1821 East Victory Drive. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer.

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22ND ANNUAL TYBEE TOUR OF HOMES $45 Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. 714 Lovell Avenue, Tybee Island. 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. 42 CHILDREN’S SAFETY FAIR

Health & safety demos; ambulances & fire trucks for kids to visit; games & activities. Light snacks. Food trucks will be available to purchase larger meals. Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. EATING SUSTAINABLE FOR YOURSELF AND THE PLANET The Standard American Diet has never contained more meat, processed and convenience foods. The implications of this extend globally, with factory farming being the leading cause of greenhouse gas production. See how our eating patterns have evolved in a few short decades, what this means for our planet, and what each individual can do to make a difference. Free Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 307A E. Harris St. 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 HEADACHE AND NECK PAIN CLINIC Dr. Kevin Brown, Chiropractor and Owner of Brown Chiropractic, hosts a free Headache and Neck Pain Clinic on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Space is limited – call to reserve your spot. 912-447-1885. For more information, visit our websites: www. savannahchiropractic.com www.facebook. com/savannahchiropractic Free first Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-4471885. frontdesk@savannahchiropractic. com. savannahchiropractic.com/. Brown Chiropractic, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Ste. O. 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 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. HIGH VIBE/ LOW COST YOGA WITH MELISSA DELYNN Join this accessible, all-levels class for meditative movement, breath and meditation! Ample free parking, beauty facility and no-fuss yoga. Expect a little sweat, philosophy and possibly enlightenment! $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. mdelynn@gmail.com. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. 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. Islandmedicinewoman@ gmail.com. East Broad Native American Group, 517 East Broad Street. PUBLIC SAFETY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING | CHATHAM COUNTY Thu., May 2, 8 a.m. chathamsheriff.org. Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, 1050 Carl Griffin Drive.

LGBT

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. 912-236CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com.

LITERARY EVENTS

MARY KAY ANDREWS BOOK LAUNCH AND FUNDRAISER Join Mary Kay Andrews as she kicks off her national tour with a book launch fundraiser at the DeSoto to benefit Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia. Mon., May 6, 5:30 p.m. desotohilton.com/. Desoto Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. FIRST SATURDAY HIKE This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. Visit website for more info. $2 first Saturday of every month, 10-11 a.m. 912-727-2339. explore.gastateparks.

org/info/213723?c=16531490. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public first Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

PETS & ANIMALS

DOGGIE CARNIVAL This family (and canine!) friendly festival features fun for everyone – big and small. Four-legged guests can partake in the doggie derby, doggie agility equipment, paw print art, pet paint, doggie pools, doggie and me photo booths, dog treats, and much more $1 Sun., May 5, noon. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. KENTUCKY DERBY PAW-TY The Paw-ty is a free dog friendly event benefiting the Savannah Kennel Club and BFW Rescue, a Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue. Highlights include special drinks from Ghost Coast, food from The Big Cheese food truck, door and raffle prizes, a Derby 50/50, hat contest, photo booth and an auction with fabulous items from local vendors. Free Sat., May 4, 5-9 p.m. 703969-9990. donnapmerkle@iclould.com. derbypawty.com. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah. com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. WET NOSE WEDNESDAY


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Bring your well-behaved furry canine friends in for treats provided by our friends at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Savannah, and a night on the town while you enjoy all your favorite Ghost Coast spirits! Coastal Pet Rescue will be here with adoptable furry friends and $1 from every drink purchased will go to support their mission. FREE first Wednesday of every month, 4-8 p.m. 912-298-0071. kelcie@ ghostcoastdistillery.com. facebook. com/events/289959818533504/. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St.

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. PARENTING AND MARRIAGE CONFERENCE WITH GARY THOMAS $20 Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. LowCountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come

share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-3715209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. UNDERAGE AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE: NAVIGATING ADOLESCENT ADDICTION Addiction is a democratic disease. Often, faith leaders feel ill-equipped when a member of their faith community seeks their advice and counsel. The new Interfaith Addiction and Recovery Coalition in Savannah offers free educational forums on addiction for faith leaders. The first Forum will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019. It will be held 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, lunch will be provided. Faith leaders can register for the forum on youth and addiction by contacting Susan Becker at 912-661-2676, writing sbecke2@gmail.com or going to the Interfaith Addiction and Recovery

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS

FILM: A WOMAN AT WAR Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she’s finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine. Presented by CinemaSavannah. $10, cash only Sun.,

May 5, 4 p.m. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. MARS THEATRE’S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY The Mars Theatre has reached the 5 year mark, and to celebrate, they will be offering discounted tickets May 2 and 3 to see The Wizard of Oz. $5 Thu., May 2 and Fri., May 3. marstheatre.com. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street.

SPORTS & GAMES

ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing.

912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. AWESOME ABS MONTH CHALLENGE BY COACH SUNNY $18-$35 Sat., May 4, 9:30 a.m. Down Home CrossFit & Fitness Center, 118 Pipemakers Circle, #102. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“How prompt we are to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our bodies,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. “How slow to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our souls!” Your first assignment in the coming days, Aries, is to devote yourself to quenching the hunger and thirst of your soul with the same relentless passion that you normally spend on giving your body the food and drink it craves. This could be challenging. You may be less knowledgeable about what your soul thrives on than what your body loves. So your second assignment is to do extensive research to determine what your soul needs to thrive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

I invite you to explore the frontiers of what’s possible for you to experience and accomplish. One exercise that might help: visualize specific future adventures that excite you. Examples? Picture yourself parasailing over the Mediterranean Sea near Barcelona, or working to help endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica, or giving a speech to a crowded auditorium on a subject you will someday be an expert in. The more specific your fantasies, the better. Your homework is to generate at least five of these visions.

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“We must choose between the pain of having to transcend oppressive circumstances, or the pain of perpetual unfulfillment within those oppressive circumstances,” writes mental health strategist Paul John Moscatello. We must opt for “the pain of growth or the pain of decay,” he continues. We must either “embrace the tribulations of realizing our potential, or consent to the slow suicide in complacency.” That’s a bit melodramatic, in my opinion. Most of us do both; we may be successful for a while in transcending oppressive circumstances, but then temporarily lapse back into the pain of unfulfillment. However, there are times when it makes sense to think melodramatically. And I believe now is one of those times for you. In the coming weeks, I hope you will set in motion plans to transcend at least 30 percent

of your oppressive circumstances.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

You Cancerians can benefit from always having a fertility symbol somewhere in your environment: an icon or image that reminds you to continually refresh your relationship with your own abundant creativity; an inspiring talisman or toy that keeps you alert to the key role your fecund imagination can and should play in nourishing your quest to live a meaningful life; a provocative work of art that spurs you to always ask for more help and guidance from the primal source code that drives you to reinvent yourself. So if you don’t have such a fertility symbol, I invite you to get one. If you do, enhance it with a new accessory.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In my horoscopes, I often speak to you about your personal struggle for liberation and your efforts to express your soul’s code with ever-more ingenuity and completeness. It’s less common that I address your sacred obligation to give back to life for all that life has given to you. I only infrequently discuss how you might engage in activities to help your community or work for the benefit of those less fortunate than you. But now is one of those times when I feel moved to speak of these matters. You are in a phase of your astrological cycle when it’s crucial to perform specific work in behalf of a greater good. Why crucial? Because your personal well-being in the immediate future depends in part on your efforts to intensify your practical compassion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

“We are whiplashed between an arrogant overestimation of ourselves and a servile underestimation of ourselves,” writes educator Parker Palmer. That’s the bad news, Virgo. The good news is that you are in prime position to escape from the whiplash. Cosmic forces are conspiring with your eternal soul to coalesce a well-balanced vision of your true value that’s free of both vain misapprehensions and self-deprecating delusions. Congrats!

Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for

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You’re empowered to understand yourself with a tender objectivity that could at least partially heal lingering wounds. See yourself truly!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The country of Poland awards medals to couples that have stayed married for 50 years. It also gives out medals to members of the armed forces who have served for at least thirty years. But the marriage medal is of higher rank, and is more prestigious. In that spirit, I’d love for you to get a shiny badge or prize to acknowledge your devoted commitment to a sacred task— whether that commitment is to an intimate alliance, a noble quest, or a promise to yourself. It’s time to reward yourself for how hard you’ve worked and how much you’ve given.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Scorpio poet Sylvia Plath wrote, “I admit I desire, / Occasionally, some backtalk / From the mute sky.” You’ll be wise to borrow the spirit of that mischievous declaration. Now is a good time to solicit input from the sky, as well as from your allies and friends and favorite animals, and from every other source that might provide you with interesting feedback. I invite you to regard the whole world as your mirror, your counselor, your informant.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

In January 1493, the notorious pirate and kidnapper Christopher Columbus was sailing his ship near the land we now call the Dominican Republic. He spotted three creatures he assumed were mermaids. Later he wrote in his log that they were “not half as beautiful as they are painted [by artists].” We know now that the “mermaids” were actually manatees, aquatic mammals with flippers and paddleshaped tails. They are in fact quite beautiful in their own way, and would only be judged as homely by a person comparing them to mythical enchantresses. I trust you won’t make a similar mistake, Sagittarius. Evaluate everything and everyone on their own merits, without comparing

them to something they’re not.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

“I want what we all want,” writes novelist Jonathan Lethem. “To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced.” Even if you haven’t passionately wanted that lately, Capricorn, I’m guessing you will soon. That’s a good thing, because life will be conspiring with you to accomplish it. Your ability to express yourself in ways that are meaningful to you and interesting to other people will be at a peak.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Using algorithms to analyze 300 million facts, a British scientist concluded that April 11, 1954 was the most boring day in history. A Turkish man who would later become a noteworthy engineer was born that day, and Belgium staged a national election. But that’s all. With this non-eventful day as your inspiration, I encourage you to have fun reminiscing about the most boring times in your own past. I think you need a prolonged respite from the stimulating frenzy of your daily rhythm. It’s time to rest and relax in the sweet luxury of nothingness and emptiness.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

*The Blue Room* is a famous Picasso painting from 1901. Saturated with blue hues, it depicts a naked woman taking a bath. More than a century after its creation, scientists used X-rays to discover that there was an earlier painting beneath *The Blue Room* and obscured by it. It shows a man leaning his head against his right hand. Piscean poet Jane Hirshfield says that there are some people who are “like a painting hidden beneath another painting.” More of you Pisceans fit that description than any other sign of the zodiac. You may even be like a painting beneath a painting beneath a painting—to a depth of five or more paintings. Is that a problem? Not necessarily. But it is important to be fully aware of the existence of all the layers. Now is a good time to have a check-in.


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info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. SAVANNAH SCOTTISH GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL A grand celebration of Scottish culture for the entire family with music, dancing and athletic competition, children’s activities, shopping, food, and fun for all. Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP A program for people who have experienced a brain or spinal cord injury and their family members and caregivers. The group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Memorial

Health University Medical Center. For more information, call (912) 350-7274. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. CAMP ALOHA: A CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. These caring professionals provide therapeutic activities to teach the children they are not alone in their grief experience. Campers enjoy swimming, sports, games, group therapy sessions, campfires, singing, playing and making new friends who have also experienced loss. $25 May 3-5. hospicesavannah.org/campaloha. New Ebenezer Retreat Center, 2887 Ebenezer Road. CANCER SURVIVORSHIP PROGRAM Cancer survivorship covers the physical, psychosocial and economic issues of cancer from diagnosis and beyond. Cancer survivorship programs focus on the health and well-being of cancer patients beyond diagnosis and treatment. It also includes follow follow-up treatment, long-term effects of treatment and quality of life. ongoing. 912-819-5704. sjchs.org/cancer/ our-care/cancer-survivorship. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. KID’S GRIEF 101 A seven-week structured educational/ support group for children ages 6-17. Offers support and coping tools, utilizing play and activity in learning to live with loss. Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call 912.303.9442 to register for next session. 2019 dates are January 8-February 19; March 5-April 16; June 25-August 6; August 20-October 1; October 15-November 26. ongoing. 912-303-9442. hospicesavannah.org/what-services-areavailable/grief-and-healing/grief-supportschedule/. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. FREE MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP FOR NEW & EXPECTANT PARENTS Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Free first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m. 912544-6387. support@erigosavannah.com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Full Circle also has an office in Effingham County. Bereavement Counselor, Barbara Moss, MSW, holds office hours each Monday at the United Way’s Effingham Service Center, located at 711 Zitterour Drive in Rincon. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, call Barbara directly at

912-629-1089. ongoing. 912-303-9442. hospicesavannah.org/what-services-areavailable/grief-and-healing/grief-supportschedule/. HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is for people with cancers of the head and neck and their caregivers. Each meeting includes a discussion with cancer treatment experts and a group discussion. The group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the ACI Teleconference Room. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/ service/support-groups. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP RSVP required. Please call 954-744-5310 or contact Keanne Owens, MSW- 954844-9712. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912350-7845. mhs.net/calendar/cancer/ leukemia-lymphoma. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP For more information call: Sarah Bernzott – 912-704-2059 Alice Gerber – 912-7865447 ongoing. 912-355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 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@gmail.com 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. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. 912-2337273. ongoing. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP 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, 912629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive.

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. parkplaceyes.org. 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: www.counselorcoachconfidant. com or 478 569-7069. Counselor, Coach, Confidant - ask for Felicia. ongoing. 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. 912-8973933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

VOLUNTEERS

BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER 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@affinishospice.org. ongoing. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking

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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, go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG FOSTER CARE 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. 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 jessica.mathis@dbhdd.ga.gov. ongoing. Georgia Regional Hospital, 1915 Eisenhower Drive. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Once a nurse, always a nurse! Hospice Savannah is recruiting retired RN’s with GA licensure to volunteer to provide assessment and evaluation assistance to staff RN’s at Hospice House. No charting in the EMR and no drug administration necessary! Volunteer training is provided on the 2nd Monday of every other month and competency check-off’s subsequently offered. Come volunteer with our patients and families on one day a month for 3-4 hours. Please call Volunteer Services at 912.355.2289 for more information. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. 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 www.HospiceSavannah.org/ volunteer 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. hospicesavannah. org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE 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@ oneloveanimalrescue.com for more information or if you are interested in any of the positions. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE 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@ yahoo.com. For more information visit: www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. 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.

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912-233-6014. haborrello@aol.com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. 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. thedolphinproject.org. 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. 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. kbuttimer@thagroup.org. thagroup. org. 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. liveoakpl.org. 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. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. 912-447-0578. sjchs.org/1969. cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th 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. 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 website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire.org. rmhccoastalempire.org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. 912-4476605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. 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. urbanhopesav@aol.com. urbanhopesavannah.org. 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. forsythfarmersmarket.com. 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 volunteer@liveoakpl.org for details. Free ongoing. 912-925-7774. volunteer@ liveoakpl.org. liveoakpl.org/volunteer/.


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We are currently hiring experienced warehouse workers to unload containers in the Savannah, GA area. This is an incentive based position with a guaranteed base, but we have many employees earning upwards of $13-$17/hour based upon productivity. We can work with your schedule. Please contact Michael Granado @ 5 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd., Suite 140 Savannah, GA 31406 Phone: 912-433-6555 Email: mgranado@3plworx. com www.my3pljob.com

CLIFTON’S DRY CLEANERS Has Immediate Opening for Shirt Presser, Dry Clean Presser, Counter Help. Apply within: 8401 Ferguson Ave. No phone calls.

OFFICE SPACE or BUILDING FOR RENT Call 912-657-4155

FRONT COUNTER CLERK Full time position. Apply in person, Campbell’s Cleaners 8422 Waters Avenue

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WOLF TREE IS NOW HIRING Experienced Tree Climbers and Tree Workers for local utility line clearance work. Experience is a plus. CDL helpful. Call Chris @ (912) 259-0755 for more info

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ROOMS FOR RENT Nice, Clean, large, furnished. Busline, utilities, central heat/air. $125-$145/weekly. Rooms with bath $165. Call 912-289-0410. • Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required. 2nd person/child add $100 per week

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

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

Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED: Very Clean Home Includes All Utilities, Cable, Wifi, Fitness Gym and on bus line. Furnished w/ shared or private bath. $160$200/wk. 912-414-4380

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DAVIS RENTALS

310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 AVAILABLE MAY 1st! Nice 3BR/1BA apartment. Central heating/air, Updated bath. Newly painted. $800/mo./$800/deposit. Call 912-507-9967 DUPLEX: 1307 East 54th Street. 2BR/1BA $690/month plus $690/ deposit. One block off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email adamrealstate@gmail.com. Days/ Nights/Weekends.

Commercial Property for Rent OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE

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