Week of September 17 – 26

Thursday, September 24

After being closed for over 6 months, The Savannah Theater is reopening on September 24th with The Savannah CABARET! The show will feature the Savannah Theatre band, singers, dancers and aerial artistry. To comply with safety standards, they will only be selling 25% of the seating capacity. So get your tickets quick! Seating will be spread out and masks are required for entry. The experience will be as fun as usual, it will just be safer! For tickets call the box office at 912-233-7764 or get them online at www.savannahtheatre.com Shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through October 17.

September Happenings

Coming Soon: West Broad Baking Collective

Anticipated opening is October 1; location is 518 Martin Luther King Blvd., Savannah, GA – the shop will feature several different bakers selling fresh from the oven goodies, a Lobster Roll place and a bar, maybe a fishmonger. More details to follow.

Lafayette Square

ONGOING

WORMSLOE PLANTATION & ISLE OF HOPE:

  • Travel to the coastal areas of Savannah for lunch on your own at Sandfly BBQ.
  • Continue with a visit to Wormsloe Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th century for a docent-led walking tour of the Georgia State Park Historic Site.
  • Drive through the historic and picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District and bluff landscaped with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss. The houses range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows.
  • Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company for sampling and shopping.
  • DETAILS

Wednesday, September 23 – Sunday, September 27

2020 Savannah Jazz Festival

Things will necessarily look different this year.  The free Festival’s goal is to keep everyone —members, artists, production partners, and attendees — SAFE from COVID-19.  So, like good jazz stewards, Savannah Jazz is all about IMPROVISATION!
The 2020 Jazz Festival is Savannah-Safe/CDC compliant
Join us to hear and watch the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 at:
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, outdoors-but-covered, controlled access and seating, and, socially-distanced seating, Savannah-Safe/CDC compliant for a small studio audience of community members, supporters, and City leaders.
Live Stream to the World via TV & Internet with our partners at WSAV TV, Dick Broadcasting Radio, Facebook and YouTube!
Direct Participation during music breaks by Savannah Mayor and civic leaders, TLC, Visit Savannah, sponsors, and musicians helping to reinforce this important cultural event.
Watch Parties will be held in area bars, restaurants, Community Centers, and Churches if that is deemed safe.  They are certainly encouraged at home and on the radio while hosting personal picnics and outdoor gatherings.

Sunday, September 13

Jazz Brunch at Electric Moon – Plant Riverside District:  Experience live sounds from The Fabulous Equinox Krewe, every Sunday from 11 AM—2 PM. Order brunch a la carte from the menu, reservations not required – seated on a first come/first serve basis.

Collins Quarter at Forsyth – Music in the Park: Live music in The Park continues Sunday Sept 13th with City Hotel, from 3-6 pm. Enjoy the sounds of Bluegrass by a pillar of the Savannah Music scene. Pack your blanket and get settled in for a perfect afternoon of music, food, friends & fun

Saturday, September 19

Southbound Brewing Oktoberfest: This event is free & open to the public! 12pm – 9pm -Boiled Peanuts from C+C Nut Factory 12-3 PM
– Brats, Pretzels & Beer Cheese from BowTie Barbecue Co.
– Beer releases
– Yard games 

Saturday, September 26

Master Bourbon Music Festival – Ghost Coast Master Bourbon Release: Ghost Coast Distillery is set to release their eagerly awaited, FLAGSHIP spirit and they’re celebrating the release of their blended Bourbon with a blend of bands. Ghost Coast’s Master Bourbon Music Festival will feature four bands, an outdoor stage, Big Bon Pizza, Farm Bluffton food truck, local artist vendors, and of course, plenty of Bourbon. The event is headlined by Alabama-based progressive rock and jam band, CBDB, Nashville-based funk band, O’rite, and local favorites Ben Keiser Band, and Eric Britt Duo. The event is FREE and open to the public. Ghost Coast is giving back a portion from every drink sold to Savannah Music Festival’s Jazz Academy and its mission. 12pm – 10pm

FREE ADMISSION DAY: Fort Pulaski – 9am – 5pm

Two Tides Brewing Oktoberfest: Join Two Tides for their 3rd Oktoberfest from 12pm-8pm. Things will look a little different this year – they will be breaking up the event into four 2-hour windows with presale reservations to eliminate crowding and keep everyone safe. Please check their website and Facebook page for more details.⠀Glassware will be available during each window, delicious eats by BowTie BBQ & Kitchen Vixen (🌭&🥨), music by DJ Press Play & Swamptooth Bluegrass, and of course, Festbier. Prost!

CHARITY EVENT: Thursday, September 24

Piggin’ and Shuckin’ for the CCFJC:

Join this first ever Pig and Oyster Roast benefitting the Chatham County Family Justice Center. We’ll have all the fixin’s, live music courtesy of Patrick Connell and fun raffle prizes at the Bethesda Academy Outdoor Pavilion. Come for good food and music and meet new friends and old — all with the sun setting over the beautiful marsh view.

Opened in December, 2019, the CCFJC is the first of its kind in Georgia, providing victims of family violence free, compassionate navigation through its network of alliance partners.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email Laurie Milano at Lamilano@aol.com. Tickets: $100 per person. 6 – 9pm.

Happening in Savannah Aug 19 – 31

Supporting Local!

Ghost Coast has been nominated by USA TODAY for Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery for the 2nd year in a row! Please take a moment to vote for Savannah’s Ghost Coast Distillery. Reminder: you can vote once per day from now until September 14. Thank you for supporting your local community and businesses!

Planning Ahead!

Savannah Bee Company – Wilmington Island Showroom: How Sweet It Is – Honey Bee Experience Join Savannah Bee for a sweet time and visit a working bee garden and learn about the important contributions of these little pollinators. You’ll get to view a demonstration beehive up close, don beekeeper gear and get to look inside a working hive, and even get to take some honey home! August classes have all sold out; next available class is September 8th. Space is very limited. Book your slot early. Details

Saturday, August 22

Georgia Botanical Gardens Free Admission Saturday:

Saturday, August 29

Two Tides Brewing Slush Fest: Saturday, August 29th. 12 beer slushies including 𝟭𝟬 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀 concocted by the finest slush artisans we know👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 Flavors, foods, safety precautions, and other happenings to be announced soon. Meanwhile, check out the guest list here. 12pm – 8pm

Sunday, August 30

Southern Wedding Showcase @ The Alida Hotel: A free to attend showcase of Savannah & the Lowcountry’s best of the best in the wedding industry.

• Free tickets for wedding planning couples

• Two complementary Alida Specialty Cocktails

• Free Gifts, including tote bags for early arrivals

•Prizes including a Couples Photoshoot with Hair & Makeup, and a stay at The Alida Hotel

•Meet local wedding vendors!

Ongoing: Thru January 31, 2021

Collecting Impressionism at The Jepson Center: In the 1870s, a radical new style of painting made its debut: Impressionism. Artists associated with the Impressionist movement broke with tradition by focusing on the effects of light and atmosphere, featuring a bright palette of vibrant colors and choppy, textured brushstrokes, and by taking modern life, rather than scenes from history or mythology, as their subject. This avant-garde style of art making quickly spread from its epicenter in Paris to other artistic hubs throughout Europe, the United States, and the world. In Savannah, Telfair Museums began acquiring and exhibiting canvases by French, German, and American Impressionist painters as early as 1906, often purchasing works directly from the artists themselves.

Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision traces the early 20th-century footsteps of noted Telfair art advisor Gari Melchers (1860–1932) as he traveled the country and the globe identifying remarkable examples of the avant- garde art movement and giving them a permanent home in Savannah.

August Happenings

OPENINGS: Opening today at 4pm – Prohibition Bar and Restaurant becomes REPEAL 33. The menu will highlight fresh, local seafood dishes, seasonal ingredients and several of Prohibition’s hits like crispy brussel sprouts, house-made charcuteries and the award-winning, charred wings. A chef’s tasting menu will also feature a five-course tasting adventure that will allow guests to sit back and relax while the chef “steers” the evening. The new cocktail menu will feature delicious hand-crafted cocktails such as the Lowcountry Swizzle, the Earl Street Sour, and the Well-Known Secret. (125 Martin Luther King BLVD)

Thursday August 13 and 20: Thirsty Thursday! Half price bottles of wine at La Scala Ristorante from open (5pm) till close.

AUGUST 24-28

The Journey – a Progressive Experience hosted by Savanna Riverboat and Savannah Harbor Foundation

THE JOURNEY – A PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE What was once known as the AquaCurean Challenge will be replaced by “THE JOURNEY” – A Progressive Adventure & Competition through Savannah hosted by Savannah’s most elite dining venues. Six participating venues with each serving a dish prepared for the “Progressive Experience”

ROOF HOP SOIREE portion of the “Progressive Experience” includes Drayton Hotel (August 24) and Perry Lane (August 25)

Rollin’ on The River – Savannah Riverboat from 5 – 7pm August 27. You will have the option of staying on the Riverboat for the 7pm cruise or deboarding to enjoy other venues participating in the “Progressive Experience.”

The Savannah Harbor Foundation is working with City of Savannah leadership and Regional Health Authorities to implement safe event practices while providing the highest caliber experience possible.  The foundation intends to implement all recommended precautions.

Details and Tickets

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

MIMOSA BAR CRAWL: 2pm – 8pm. Barrelhouse South (125 W Congress Street) Tickets

ULTIMATE DINOSAUR ADVENTURE AT PLANT RIVERSIDE: Setting the stage for excitement, the Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure kicks into high gear with Dusty the Dino Ranger, everyone’s favorite excavating pioneer. Dusty and our Junior Explorers (aimed at ages 6-12) will travel back 150 million years to learn all about the dinosaurs hidden throughout the Generator Hall and get fully immersed in prehistoric awesomeness! Armed with a Passport of Discovery, each Junior Explorer will have the chance to collect stamps by completing exciting challenges and gathering fun
facts. $40 PER CHILD Details

SERVICE BREWING – Waits and Co Live Music:

Saturday August 15th at 6:00pm. After moving to Texas in 2018, lead vocalist/guitarist, Jon Waits has made his way back to Savannah for a short visit and will take over the Service stage for the night! His talented trio is an original, Americana/Alt-Country genre, rooted in the southern experience.

Chef Brandon from FARM Bluffton will fire up the airstream kitchen serving his famous burgers from 5:30-8:30pm.

Sunday, August 16

The band “AMAR” at Starland Yard: 5pm – 8pm

Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Fabulous Equinox Krewe: Join The Fabulous Equinox Krewe for a Sunday brunch at the hottest new location downtown, Plant Riverside District!
Enjoy custom menus and drinks in Electric Moon every Sunday from 11am-2pm

August 25

Free Admission Day at Fort Pulaski: 9am – 5pm

ONGOING

Explore the Starland District: The Starland District (also known as the Streetcar District) is a model of revitalization with the Starland Dairy as the centerpiece of this unique neighborhood with loads of Savannah charm. Fun and funky shops, galleries and studios now thrive in once rundown buildings. Shop for vintage clothing, vinyl records, original art and treat yourself to any number of quaint and quirky cafes. Visit Starland Yard! Ticket

July Happenings

PSA: Please note that starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, it is mandatory that everyone wear a mask while in public spaces in Savannah. Stay Safe, Y’all!

Mondays in July

I Pledge For Ice Cream at Leopold’s on Broughton Street. Kickoff is Wednesday, July 1 from 4 – 7pm. Any child age 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) that can recite the pledge of allegiance will receive a free child’s size scoop of ice cream. Happens every Monday throughout July from 4 – 7pm.

This is a National event that was started by Stratton Leopold to reward children for their patriotism.

Telfair Museums

The Telfair Museums are back open with hours of operation from 10am – 5pm Thursday through Monday. The current exhibit at the Jepson Center is “Collecting Impressionism”. This exhibit will run through January 2021.

In this exhibition, Telfair Museum digs deep into its more than 7,000-work permanent collection to reveal some of the most striking examples of American, German, and French Impressionism in the United States. Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision traces the early 20th-century footsteps of noted Telfair art advisor Gari Melchers (1860–1932) as he traveled the country and the globe identifying remarkable examples of the avant- garde art movement and giving them a permanent home in Savannah. His prescient collecting decisions laid the groundwork for one of the most important and beloved parts of Telfair’s collection.

Saturday, July 4th

Bonaventure After Hours: Savannah’s ONLY After Hours Cemetery Tour! Mature Audiences Only! A very special After Hours conducted by storyist, author, filmmaker and Bard of Bonaventure, Shannon Scott. Scott’s specialty is revealing the hidden for his guests from the layers and legions of secret society topics, to root doctor ritual work, gangsters, bootleggers, murderous lovers and other clandestine story gems that Scott defines as ‘the taboo tales’ of Bonaventure.  SAVE $10 @ Checkout Time by using CODE: BONA2020 Tout time: 5pm – 8pm Tickets

Savannah Firecracker 5000: This July 4th enjoy a unique event celebrating independence day. We are running RWB style, carrying the American flag. We are purchasing 100 American flags for you to run with which should create an amazing image.

  • Friday Packet Pickup at Howe 2 Run
  • Saturday 7:30 am to 8:00 starting times will be assigned

What is included:

  1. We will let you borrow an American flag to run with for the first 100 who need one
  2. Shirt
  3. Free Photos
  4. Finish Line Food
  5. Time Trial Style event with suggested start times from 7:30 am to 8:00 am

Pricing: $25 with the option to purchase your flag for $30 which will go to support local veterans.

How 2 Run, 11 Gateway Blvd S, Suite #54 Phone: 912-920-3437

Saturday, July 25

Savannah Carnaval 2020: 2nd Annual Savannah Carnaval! Experience over 10 acts of brazilian-inspired entertainment; compete in competitive flip cup, connect four, hook & ring, and rock, paper, scissors; get your picture taken with real-life mermaids; enjoy complimentary food & beverage; perfect your dance moves to salsa, merengue & bachata; witness unbelievable acrobatics; and more!

As a fundraiser for local charity, SD Gunner Fund, your ticket and night-of-purchases benefit our local community through the training and care of service dogs which assist our veterans, exceptional children and first responders.

Tickets: $45 – $80

Week of Feb 26 – Mar 3

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown. Ships of the Sea Museum – regular rates apply.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February 10 – March 31

WW LAW’S NEGRO HERITAGE TRAIL: Westley Wallace Law (1923-2002) was born in Savannah, Georgia, in an era of great inequality and social injustice. He earned a modest income as a postman and would become an icon of civil rights as a historian, teacher, preservationist and an inspiring presence in the community. This display sheds light on a unique aspect of Law’s legacy, with documents and images capturing the inception and early years of the Negro Heritage Trail in historic Savannah. Law designed the tour to support the King Tisdell Cottage which he saved from demolition, throwing Savannah into the national spotlight along with major cities such as Washington and New York to offer a guided black heritage tour. Massie Heritage Center – hours and pricing

February 28 – March 1

2020 Southern Women’s Show: The 17th annual Southern Women’s Show is Savannah’s favorite event for women! Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love! TICKETS

February 28 – March 8

SAVANNAH REPERTORY THEATRE – Vanya, Sonia, Mash & Spike

Written by Christopher Durang and Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their moviestar sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. TICKETS Details & Info

Charity Event, Thur, Feb 27

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT – BENEFITING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present its Second Annual Royal Flush Casino Night on Thursday, Feb. 27, benefiting the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.

The casino-themed party will take place at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., and will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music by the Mainstreet Dance Band and complimentary casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune. Individual tickets for the event are $60; tickets for couples are $90. The tables will open promptly at 7 p.m.

Each guest will receive $15,000 in “funny-money” chips when they arrive. Additional chips may be purchased throughout the evening as guests will be able to put their chips towards raffle tickets for a drawing to win prizes worth more than $15,000, including $2,000 in cash. The greater a guest’s winnings, the more tickets they may contribute to the drawings. TICKETS

February 27, 28 & 29

SAVANNAH COMEDY FEST: Friends and Lovers of Comedy and Front Porch Improv: We’re presenting the 4th Annual Savannah Comedy Fest which is a three-day festival featuring 14 comedy acts from 11 different cities all over the US bringing the best comedy in the country to our own Front Porch in Savannah. All taking place at our brand new theatre space on Victory Drive. We’re excited to be back for what promises to be the biggest & best, most hilarious fest yet! TICKETS

Friday, February 28

U.S. NAVY BAND: The United States Navy Band touring show is quite the musical feast for the eyes and ears, featuring not one, not two, but THREE of their renowned ensembles direct from Washington, D.C! In addition to the world-renowned Concert Band, their wonderful Sea Chanters Chorus and the electrifying Cruisers’ popular music group will also be performing live in this all-new show that will have something for the whole family. Our national tour initiative provides us the opportunity to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that may not see the great things that America’s Navy’s is doing out in the fleet on a regular basis. As always, the show will be free and open to the public, but advance tickets may be required. Armstrong State University, 7:30 – 9:30pm

OH MY STARS! AN ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: Come see things through a different lens! Fort Pulaski National Monument is excited to host the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association Savannah Astronomy, a local astronomy club, who will have telescopes of all sizes for you to observe the night sky from the darkness of Cockspur Island. The event will be held Friday, February 28th from 6:30-8:30 PM. There will be no charge for this event. Gates will close for entry promptly at 7:30 PM and further entry into the park will not be permitted. Please direct any questions to margo_blewett@nps.gov.

Saturday, February 29

SEUSS FEST: On Saturday, February 29th, local families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” at the Savannah Children’s Museum. Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2nd. Museum educators and community partners will be providing fun and educational Seuss-themed activities throughout the day. 10am – 3pm. Regular Museum rates apply ($8 per person).

2nd Annual SLAM
Savannah Local Artist Market
Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 3000 Bee Road
10am – 5pm FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

Festival of St Patrick

SAVANNAH’S WATERFRONT ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FOR FESTIVAL OF ST. PATRICK

Savannah’s Waterfront has announced the entertainment schedule for the upcoming Festival of St. Patrick to be held Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15.

Over 30 acts will perform across five stages – three along Savannah’s Waterfront and two in City Market – over the three-day festival. The types of music are wide ranging and include Classic and Southern Rock, Oldies, Americana, New and Alternative Country, Pop Hits, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk and Soul.

The full lineup along with the new digital festival map, wristband rules, food & drink, and other festival information can be found at https://savannahswaterfront.com/festival-of-st-patrick/.

“The Festival of St. Patrick is our biggest event of the year, attracting more than 80,000 guests annually. We’ve worked hard this year to provide a clean, safe, fun environment and are delighted to welcome the crowds that come to revel in good food and drink, music and dancing” said Julie Musselman, Executive Director. “It’s a wonderful time to come down to Savannah’s Waterfront and experience the celebratory atmosphere that has become a Savannah tradition. It’s known as the very best waterfront street party ever thrown.”

Festival hours are 6pm – midnight on Friday, March 13; 10am – midnight on Saturday, March 14; and 10am – 6pm on Sunday, March 15. Due to the festival and parade being separated by one day this year, there will not be a street party on Tuesday, March 17. Parade guests are encouraged to visit the bars and restaurants along Savannah’s Waterfront and in City Market after the parade on Tuesday.

Formed in 1973, Savannah’s Waterfront strives to preserve our history, maintain our appearance, promote the area to the public and promote cooperation and mutual assistance among our businesses.

For more information about Savannah’s Waterfront please visit savannahswaterfront.com, email us at hello@savannahswaterfront.com or call 912-234-0295

Week of February 19 – 25

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February 1 – 23

SAVANNAH BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The festival presents activities for every age and interest this is an annual event based in Savannah, Georgia.  Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances,  national and regional recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, the W.W. Law Lecture Series, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. Details and Info:

February 18 – 20

SCAD deFINE ART 2020: SCAD celebrates its annual program of special commissions, exhibitions, lectures, and performances. Taking place Feb. 18-20 at university locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, SCAD deFINE ART recognizes emerging and established artists and visionaries. Schedule of events.

Friday, February 21

10th Annual CHEFS AND CHOCOLATE: Indulge in the savory and sweetness as Urban Hope hosts its 10th Annual Taste of Hope: Chefs and Chocolates.

This decadent event will have food tastings from local Chefs and Bakers: Chef Nick Mueller & Company, Current Catering, Zunzi’s Takeout & Catering, JThomas Kitchen, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Vanilla & The Bean, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Marché de Macarons, Gigi’s Cupcakes – Savannah, River Street Sweets, Savannah Square Pops, Baker’s Pride Bakery.

Attendees will enjoy live music by James Lee Smith Entertainment. Guests can also partake in our Wine Pull, Live Auction, and Raffle Packages.

All proceeds from the Chefs and Chocolates event will benefit Urban Hope, Savannah’s inner-city ministry to children.

Individual Ticket cost: $60

GEORGIA HISTORY FEXTIVAL’S GEORGIA DAY PARADE: As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony of February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, we invite you to enjoy as students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event. Bull Street 10:45am

Saturday, February 22

TICKETS

IRISH INSPIRED DINNER WITH CABERET: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early a specialty Irish inspired dinner at Emporium with purchase of the cabaret show, “Sip, Savor, and Sláinte.” Perry Lane Hotel invites you to an evening of music and festive libations as you are whisked away to the Emerald Isles. American Traditions Finalist and local favorite Roger Moss hosts Sip, Savor and Sláinte, a Celtic twist on his popular cabaret series. Joined by an original member of Celtic women, Chloë Agnew. This internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland will make this cabaret night unforgettable.

Reservations are required – Prix Frixe Menu served at 5 and 5:30; Cabaret starts at 7pm.

BOOZY BRUNCH AT THE GROVE: Saturday from 12 – 4pm. On the rooftop and Blue Lounge; Bottomless Mimosas and music included. TICKETS: $40

TYBEE ISLAND MARDI GRAS PARADE: From noon until 6pm. Details

Sunday, February 23

Georgia Bridal Show: Head to the Georgia Bridal Show for fun, excitement, samples, wedding planning, and see the famous fashion show!

**Use the promo code: FBFAN to save $5 per ticket at www.GeorgiaBridalShow.com!!

Your dream wedding begins here! You’ve been online searching wedding ideas and trends. Now it’s time to see all of this come to life at the Georgia Bridal Show! Don’t leave your dream wedding to chance…Meet face to face with wedding professionals, and find everything you need in one place and in one day!

Week of February 13 – 18

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

​OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, FREE ADMISSION

February 1 – 23

SAVANNAH BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The festival presents activities for every age and interest this is an annual event based in Savannah, Georgia.  Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances,  national and regional recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, the W.W. Law Lecture Series, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. Details and Info:

February 7 – 16

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL: The ticket price is $46.87 – $51.15, must call to reserve tickets or reserve online. 912-233-7764

This show contains strong language, tacky outfits, bad perms, no-good men, 80’s nostalgia, road kill and spray cheese…

IT’S EVERYTHING A MUSICAL SHOULD BE!

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 16 AND UNDER

Book Festival: February 13 – 16

AMERICAN DIRT AUTHOR JEANINE CUMMINS CANCELS APPEARANCE AT THE 2020 SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL

Savannah Book Festival has been notified by the publisher of the controversial #1 best-selling book American Dirt that author Jeanine Cummins will not be appearing at the 13th Annual Savannah Book Festival.

SBF was very disappointed to learn about the cancellation of the tour, and while we understand the rationale behind the publisher’s decision, we continue to have discussions in an attempt to get the author to make an exception in the case of the book festival. If we are unsuccessful in our efforts, we are looking into ways to present a 60-minute video of an earlier appearance made by the author at an independent bookstore event.

*** Due to developer changes, there will be a new app for 2020.  Please note, the current SBF app from 2019 will not be updated with 2020 information.  You will need to download a new SBF app for 2020.

February 15 – 16

Savannah Irish Festival: For more than three decades, the Savannah Irish Festival has been bringing a festive celebration of Irish Heritage to Savannah. Every year, they bring top Irish musical acts and young Irish dancers to Georgia’s First City to perform up on one of their four stages, entertaining crowds filled with families and friends. With a weekend full of performances and activities, there’s fun for everyone at the weekend festival. The festival opens on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. Schedule of events & tickets.

February 18 – 20

SCAD deFINE ART 2020: SCAD celebrates its annual program of special commissions, exhibitions, lectures, and performances. Taking place Feb. 18-20 at university locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, SCAD deFINE ART recognizes emerging and established artists and visionaries. Schedule of events.

Saturday, February 15

Masquerade Ball: A Mardi Gras celebration at the historic American Legion Post 135! (1108 Bull Street) Open to the public, the fanfare takes place upstairs in the beautiful ballroom. Formal attire and masks encouraged! Entertainment featuring the “The Girl Friends”. Heavy hors d’oeurves and cash bar. Proceeds support the elevator fund (“Warrior Lift”) at Post 135 for the disabled. Tickets are $20 per person. This event is limited to 250 people so get your tickets before they’re gone! 6-10pm

Couple’s Baking Class: The purchase of one ticket will include entry for 1 couple to our satellite kitchen within Perry Lane. Chef Domingo will be guiding you through the creation of a chocolate dessert of your choosing.

Each individual will pick between two delectable desserts:
A luscious dark chocolate pot de creme, accompanied by a marriage of both white and milk chocolate tuxedo covered strawberries, dressed for the occasion of course.
OR
French toast bread pudding, folded in silky white chocolate, macerated strawberriesnsoaked in Gran Mariner, and topped with homemade whipped cream. TICKETS: $140 per couple 3-4:30pm

Sunday, February 16

Sunday Brunch Cruise: Join us for one of our most popular tours- the Sunday Brunch Cruise! A classic Southern tradition you don’t want to miss! This 1 ½ hour cruise, featuring the best views of historic River Street, rivals any other brunch in Savannah.

Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet featuring: the best Southern fried chicken in the South, honey glazed spiral ham, our signature Savannah Shrimp & Grits, Ham & Broccoli Quiche, assorted breakfast entrees and items, fresh garden greens with dressing and toppings, desserts and more! Enjoy all of your favorite breakfast and lunch favorites all while being entertained and enlightened by the captain’s narration of the landmarks along the way. The Savannah River Queen and Georgia Queen provide breathtaking views of Savannah from a comfortable climate controlled dining room. TICKETS

Week of February 5 – 11

January 31 – February 9

10 Days of Deliciousness!!! DETAILS

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

​OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, FREE ADMISSION

February 1 – 23

SAVANNAH BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The festival presents activities for every age and interest this is an annual event based in Savannah, Georgia.  Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances,  national and regional recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, the W.W. Law Lecture Series, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. Details and Info:

February 7 – 16

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL: The ticket price is $46.87 – $51.15, must call to reserve tickets or reserve online. 912-233-7764

This show contains strong language, tacky outfits, bad perms, no-good men, 80’s nostalgia, road kill and spray cheese…

IT’S EVERYTHING A MUSICAL SHOULD BE!

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 16 AND UNDER

Friday, February 7

Dirty Dolls Burlesque
El-Rocko Lounge 9:30pm

Tour of Churches – Saturday, Feb 8

Veritas Academy and Genteel & Bard present the Annual Tour Of Churches – February 8: Make your reservations now for this 3-hour annual tour that is sure to sell out. This guided walking tour is an exploration of some of Savannah’s most visually stunning and historically significant churches, some over two centuries old. Led by local architects and historians, guests will enjoy an exclusive afternoon of fun and discovery, topped off by a hot chocolate reception.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Savannah

Churches on this Year’s Tour:

*Wesley Monumental UMC (built in 1878)

*The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (built in 1780)

*St. John’s Episcopal Church (built in 1853)

*Lutheran Church of the Ascension (built in 1879)

*The Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah (built in 1819)

TICKETS Starts at 1pm.

HEART AND SOUL 2020: The Grand Bohemian Gallery presents Canadian glass artist, Amber Higgins, for a meet the author reception, wine, and matters of the heart.

Saturday, Feb 8 & Sunday, Feb 9

COLONIAL FAIRE AND MUSTER: Audiences of all ages enjoy this popular, family-friendly annual living history program at Wormsloe State Historic Site. The event features costumed interpreters and vendors offering students and adults a taste of the excitement and adversity of life for the first settlers of colonial Georgia. Highlights include cannon and musket firing; blacksmithing, craft, and cooking demonstrations; Native American life interpretations; storytelling; and period music and dance. FREE: 10am -4pm

Sunday, February 9

Super Museum Sunday – FREE admission to participating museums from 1pm – 4m. (There is also a full list in the DO this week.)

SIPS & SOUNDS ON RUE’S PATIO: Savannah’s best immersive Food and Wine experience at 39 Rue de Jean. Starting at 5:00pm on Sunday, February 9th, ticket holders will enjoy a 3 course wine tasting complete with food pairings. A curated music playlist will be “paired” with each course by a live DJ. Meet our Executive Chef and spend your Sunday trying something new. $20 per person. TICKETS

Book Festival starts February 13