Week of October 1 – 7

OPENINGS: 2 Cracked Eggs – second location now open at 301 West River Street.

Broughton Common, a new gastro pub located at 118 E Broughton St, will open Monday, October 7 (sister pub to Ordinary Pub).

The First African Baptist Church is undergoing some renovations but will still be open for tours – using a side entrance instead of the main entrance.

September 27 – October 3: Driving Miss DaisySparks fly in this groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize winning story by Georgia native, Alfred Uhry, about a decades long relationship between a strong-willed, well-to-do Jewish woman and her black chauffeur, in the Jim Crow south. Set against a backdrop of changing world events between the late 1940s and early ‘70s, what begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.  TICKETS Savannah Repertory Theater

Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5: Moon River Opera presents The Medium – After one of her fraudulent seances becomes a little too real, Madame Flora spirals into paranoia, dragging her daughter and mute ward into what she can only assume to be her dark hallucinations… Or are they? Join Moon River Opera in the beautiful and haunting Green-Meldrim house for a spooky performance you won’t soon forget! TICKETS

Oktoberfest 2019

October 4 – 6 : 2019 Oktoberfest: 36th Annual Oktoberfest on River Street will have Wiener and Almost Wiener Dog Racing, Oompah Dance Music, Stein Races, Keg Rolling Races and a variety of great German cuisines and beers to offer. Of course we will have fantastic artisans join us with live music as well as fun and games, there will be a “Kidz Zone” hosted with community partner, March of Dimes. Come and enjoy a little German flavor on River Street! Friday’s festivities run from 4-11pm; Saturday from 10am-11pm; Sunday from 10am-6pm.

October 4 – 26: Living History, Yellow Fever in Savannah: In October the Davenport House Museum will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life when yellow fever ravaged the city. Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events.  A highlight is moving through the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door, program starts at 7pm and runs for 45 minutes, every Friday and Saturday through October.

Friday, October 4

First Friday Open Studio and Cocktail Party: Time to bust out the Wine and Cheeseboards… oh don’t forget the champagne! Cedar House Gallery will be extending its hours till 9PM on October 4th for the First Friday Art March! Gallery and studios are open to the public, artists of Cedar House will be here! 6 – 9pm, Cedar House Gallery, 122 E 36th Street (Part of the First Friday in Starland Art March)

Saturday, October 5

3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Coastal Empire Beer: Coastal Empire will be celebrating Munich’s biggest festival of the year with German inspired craft beer on tap, German style food and lots of games. Guests attending in lederhosen or dirndl get their first pint FREE! 12pm-9pm

Pooler Food Truck Festival and Marketplace: Food truck festival with marketplace vendors, rides and entertainment at the Pooler Stadium, Pooler Recreational Complex next to the West Chatham YMCA, off Pooler Parkway. Eat and Shop till you drop! 11am-6pm

Tribute – A celebration of the Allman Brothers Band: This powerful eight-piece group faithfully recreates the music of one of the finest bands of all time. Since its founding in 2013, Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive again. Tybee Post Theater. TICKETS 8-10pm.

Sunday, October 6

Picnic in the Park: Savannah’s largest outdoor musical event, Picnic in the Park (PIP) not only gives Savannah Philharmonic the opportunity to share world-class music to a wide-range of citizens, it also provides an opportunity for them to partner with local schools and colleges, to give students the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment. In addition, the U.S. Army Band performs with the presentation of the US Color Guard and Salute Battalion. Free and open to the public, this event is a true collaboration with the City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, local colleges, and several corporate and community partners, as well as the 3rd ID and veteran groups. Schedule of performers. 3pm – 9:15pm

Curator’s Tour – If These Walls Could Talk: Explore William Jay’s life, travels, and most importantly his designs as we celebrate 200 years of William Jay architecture in Savannah. In the three short years between his arrival from England in 1817 to his departure for Charleston in 1820, William Jay changed the face of Savannah. In a time when many Americans sought to distance themselves from European influence and develop a national character of their own, a few, including Richard Richardson, Alexander Telfair, William Scarbrough, and Archibald Stobo Bulloch, still sought the classical elegance of the popular English Regency style. Jay delivered the luxurious showplaces they desired and also elevated Savannah’s civic life with a new theater, a design for the Savannah Branch of the Second Bank of the United States, and a new Customs House. Free with admission to the museum. Call to register: 912-790-8807

4 thoughts on “Week of October 1 – 7

  1. Hi there! My name is Heather Szeder and my partner Marge Wester spoke with you last night regarding my tour company. I would very much like to invite you and a friend on a complimentary tour! If you have time, I would love for you to enjoy both the “Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl”, as well as the “13 Ghosts Haunted Tour of Savannah”. Please feel free to let me know if you would be interested.

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