Week of October 29 – November 4

Overheard this week: Concierge (to guest), “Would you be interested in a ghost tour while in Savannah?” Guest: “I am from Romania and my grandparents were from Transylvania. Your ghosts don’t scare me!”

Guests looking for an order/delivery option for rainy days, try savtakeout.com for numerous restaurant options, quick service and reasonable delivery prices.

Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, November 2 – SCAD Film Festival The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. EST at scad.edu/filmfest or by visiting

Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 8: The Adams Family, A Musical Comedy: A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family a man her parents have never met. TICKETS: $15

November 4-10, 2019 – Savannah Food & Wine Festival: https://www.savannah.com/savannah-food-wine-festival/ Savannah just wouldn’t be complete without this week-long festival full of events celebrating culinary artistry by showcasing some of the city’s best chefs and favorite restaurants. With events ranging from the Grand Reserve and Silent Auction to the casual River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is something you’re not going to want to miss.

Annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Friday, November 1

A Whale of a Party: To Celebrate Summon the Sea!, the Telfair Academy Guild will present “A Whale of a Party.” Plans include musical entertainment, culinary fare, and an exclusive opportunity for a viewing of the exhibition, including artist Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot fabric whale Noha Dick.. General admission is $75 and includes two drink tickets. Patron tickets are $125 and include open bar, access to VIP lounge, and a special curator’s tour of the exhibition at 5:30pm. TICKETS

Saturday, November 2

Rock N Roll Marathon: The marathon starts at 7:30 but the streets will be blocked off well before that – some as early as Friday evening. Everything will be impacted from traffic to parking to tours. Route Map for this year’s marathon as well as a list of road closures.

Sunday, November 3

CHARITY EVENT: 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival – Savannah Parkinson Support Group is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival for Movement Disorders.  Come fly a kite in honor of someone you love.  Representatives from area businesses that support families with movement disorders will be there, explaining the resources and services. North Beach Bar and Grill, 12pm – 5pm, Tickets: $7 – $20 at the gate.

Week of October 22 – 28

CHARITY EVENT: Flourish with EmployAbility – October 24, EmployAbility invites all to attend their 2nd annual garden party, Flourish, where they will showcase their unigue training programs benefitting adults with developmental disabilities. Starts at 6pm. 124 Eisenhower Drive TICKETS

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.

October 18 – 27Tybee Post Theater: The Tybee Arts Association presents a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – a classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. “On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-Era London Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self, Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. Tickets $20

Trustees Theater

Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, November 2 – SCAD Film Festival The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. EST at scad.edu/filmfest or by visiting www.savannahboxoffice.com.

Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 – Savannah Pride Festival Savannah Pride celebrates 20 years with more Pride than ever with a theme of “Myths and Legends”. Join the party in Ellis Square for Pride After Dark on Friday night to kick off the celebration with the 1st Annual Savannah Pride Parade at 8PM. Saturday morning, get things started with the 2nd Annual Savannah Pride Pawrade at 10AM. The Downtown Takeover Bar Crawl keeps the party rolling from 12PM-6PM. And Pride After Dark is back with music and surprise performances until midnight. Full Schedule of events.

Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 272019 Savannah Speed Classic: The Savannah Speed Classic features series races, enduros and in-seat experiences with hot lap rides and touring laps. Pit access is available to anyone with a Savannah Speed Classic ticket. The Savannah Speed Classic is a great destination for drivers, crew, family, friends and spectators alike. Food trucks will be on premise with a variety of options. TICKETS Cost is $8; children under 12 are free. ( The Club at Savannah Harbor, 2 Resort Drive )

Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27 – Empire Comic Con: Two-day comic book and pop-culture convention, taking place at the Savannah Convention Center, focusing on Comic Books, Video Games, Role Playing Games, and Cosplay.

Attendees will enjoy panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, as well as ones focusing on special effects, cosplay, and pop culture & film guests. Empire Comic Con also features a large floor space for exhibitors including comic book dealers and collectibles booths. The show features areas where attendees can get sketches or original art from their favorite comic artists or get pictures and autographs from special movie and television guests. TICKETS Cost: $15 – $35

Thursday, October 24

Yelloween The Year’s hottest and most exclusive Halloween party at the Peregrin Rooftop bar at Perry Lane Hotel. The Peregrin will be converted into a ghoulish playground on this bewitching night. There will be entertainment, premium prizes and a contest. $20, 6pm – midnight, TICKETS

Saturday, October 26

2019 Isle of Hope Art & Music Festival: This year’s festival will feature amazing food trucks including Big Cheese, Chazitos Latin Cuisine, Prowl, The Bayou Cafe, Kona Ice, Ben & Jerry’s and C&C Nut Factory. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be sold at The Isle of Hope Marina and Paxton Park
100+ art, vendors – art show runs from 10am – 5pm. Live Music by The Crabettes, Lyn Avenue, The Andrew Gill Band, Junkyard Angel – music runs from 10:30am – 9pm
Kid Activities
FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL AGES WELCOME!

Trick or Treat your way down River Street on Saturday, October 26th from 2pm to 5pm. Get your best Halloween costume on and join in trick or treating with some amazing River Street merchants.

Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail: Rangers will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones’ home. Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 20 minutes beginning at 7:00 pm. Tours will continue until 10:00 pm as needed, and space availability. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. For tickets, call 912-353-3023. Cost: $9.50 – $15

Historic Catholic Cemetery Tours: Explore Catholic history in Savannah through this guided 90 minute walking tour of the cemetery learning about individuals and families who have made notable impacts on Savannah society and the Catholic community. Tours start at 9am and every 30 minutes after that with the last tour starting at 11:30. Tickets are $15.

Sunday, October 27

Shalom Y’All Jewish Food Festival – 30th Anniversary: Enjoy a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment including music and dance. There is no admission charge for the festival. Food purchases are by tickets, which are sold in advance at the temple office, and at the event (at full price). Gift items can be purchased by cash and by credit or debit card. Monterey Square, 11am – 3pm

Week of October 15 – 21

OPENINGS: The Drayton Hotel is scheduled to open later this month. As of right now we don’t have a definite date but will post as soon as we have more details. The restaurant and coffee shop inside the hotel is St. Neo’s Brasserie, a seafood brasserie and oyster bar with a southern accent.

Charity Event: Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2019 Annual Gala – Savannah’s most enthusiastic supporters of historic preservation will gather for an evening of dining, dancing and delightful company in downtown Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The 2019 Gala – themed “Call of the Triton’s Horn” – is a multifaceted event, designed to give guests a glimpse into the important work HSF does to save Savannah’s buildings, places, and stories. The elegant affair will begin with privately hosted cocktail parties from 5:30-7 p.m., after which, attendees will head to Forsyth for a silent auction, mingling, and a sumptuous dinner from 7-9 p.m. Live musical entertainment and dancing will cap off the enchanted evening, which concludes at 11 p.m. Dance music will be provided by John Brackett and the Equinox All Stars. Tickets

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.

October 18 – 27Tybee Post Theater: The Tybee Arts Association presents a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – a classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. “On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-Era London Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self, Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. Tickets $20

Wednesday, October 16

Talk Murder to Me LIVE: Join the podcasters from Talk Murder To Me for an evening of true-crime, comedy, and beer at Southbound Brewing Company in Savannah! Hosts Jon, Jen, and Nicole will be detailing events from a gruesome true crime murder story all while recording live on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcast. Enjoy drinking murder-themed beer while the microphones are opened up so you can have your voice heard on this favorite true-crime podcast. $35/person at the door. Southbound Brewing, 107 E Lathrop Ave.

Friday, October 18

Midnight Masquerade in the Mansion: Don your masks for a momentous night of revelry in the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy for its 200th anniversary! Presented by Telfair’s William Jay Society, this year’s Masquerade in the Mansion brings a unique Savannah theme to the annual soirée: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a celebration of the city’s notorious characters and the novel’s intrigue while masked merrymakers mingle, dance, and explore Telfair’s original building in all its spooky splendor. Starts at 8pm, must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets

Jack the Ripper: Savannah Ballet Theatre presents the Whitechapel area of London in the fall of 1888. Local newspapers called this era the “autumn of terror” due to the serial killer who was hunting women at night. Everyone knows the story of Jack, but what about his victims? Savannah Ballet Theatre’s professional dancers will take you on a journey through the lives of the women deemed ‘the canonical five’. Both performances of this world premiere (October 18 & 19) will feature a meet and greet after the show. (This performance is suggested for kids 13 & up. While the ballet will not be gory, it does feature adult content.) Savannah Cultural Arts Center Tickets

Saturday, October 19

Skidaway Marine Science Day: An afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411). The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. FREE Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

2nd Annual Fall Festival: Savannah Bee Company -Check out Local Handmade Goods
-Tie-dye your own Bee Cause t-shirt
-Enjoy kombuchas and cold brews by Fête Chalet
-Snag a picnic table in the garden and enjoy a plate of BowTie Barbecue Co. or an assortment of tacos by Dark Shark – Taco Attack
-Pick out fall plants by Savannah Victory Gardens
-Get your face painted (even if you’re an adult)
-Have fun bouncing in the Bounce House
-Waggle and dance to the sweet tunes of Danielle Hicks and the Resistance
-Catch a buzz at the Mead Bar Savannah Bee Company, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd

St. Vincent’s Historic Tour of Homes, Gardens & Tea: This year’s Fall Tour of Homes promises to be a fascinating look inside six residences in Savannah’’s Historic District and the original 1845 Convent building. Some of the homes reflect their origins in architectural style, interiors and furnishings, while others offer an exciting, eclectic approach to downtown living. For the first time ever, gardens (4) have been added to the tour .

The centerpiece of the tour is the elegant Tea, which is served on the grounds of the Convent. St. Vincent’’s Academy students will serve a delicate repast of tea, homemade confections, and traditional tea sandwiches. Tour: 10am – 4pm; Tea: 11am – 3pm. Tickets $50/person

Sunday, October 20

Neighborhood Cocktail Contest: B Matthew’s Eatery is hosting a Cocktail Contest featuring Ghost Coast Distillery spirits. Come out and enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and the excitement of watching the ultimate cocktail contest. 3:30 -5:30pm

Maker’s Market Savannah October Market: In the beer garden at Moon River Brewing for another day of sips and shopping! Come out and shop 11 incredible Savannah makers and artists- you’ll recognize some familiar faces from markets past as well as get to meet some newcomers to the Savannah market scene! There will be products ranging from jewelry, leather goods, home goods, bath products, original artwork, photography, candles, apparel, plants and MORE! 12pm – 5pm