February 2021

GRAND OPENING TODAY

Common Thread: located at 122 E 37th Street is opening to the public today. They have spent the last couple weeks and days hosting family and friends in an effort to perfect everything for you. Common Thread is Savannah’s newest restaurant serving up a great menu inspired by land and sea.

COMING SOON:

208 Wine Bar: Opening in February at 208 E Bay Street (directly across from where I work – yippee!). We don’t currently have a wine bar at this end of town so this is going to be a great addition – hope to see you there!

The Underground Savannah: Savannah’s newest immersive attraction, located in The Clyde at 223 Martin Luther King Blvd. The Savannah Underground is an attraction like Savannah has never seen. It’s a new way to experience Savannah’s dark & terrifying past as three creepy, true tales play out around you in a 360 degree set.  All three southern fried horror tales you’ll experience have taken place in Savannah and it’s surrounding areas. Get tickets here or through your concierge. The first showing is March 3.

THE SAVANNAH THEATER

Legends Live On: From the Beatles to Bruno Mars and the Four Seasons to Earth, Wind and Fire – a journey through the decades of timeless music starring the international vocal group, Legacy. Showing on various dates from January 22 through February 14. Check dates and get tickets here or through your concierge.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Bonaventure Cemetery After Dark – Valentine’s Weekend: Cemeteries are full of dead romantics, the love obsessed, the unrequited, crisscrossed partners and some who’s love went on for decades till death did they part. Bonaventure is hallowed to stories of lovers good and evil, root doctors doing love spells, couple’s having martinis among the moss, proposals, renewals and every Halloween there’s no less than 30 weddings! Its no wonder Oscar Wilde called it, “Incomparable,” having inspired so much. Your story host and ultimate cemetery romantic, Shannon Scott, will guide you across the 1760s plantation grounds turned 1840s cemetery as only he can show the place – after the gatekeeper has locked up for the night! This taboo tales event is a perfect pre-dinner or early night endeavor to add some inspiration to your love of each other and Savannah! 5 – 8pm; $44.95 Per Patron; Reservations: 912-292-0960

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Museum Gardens: Davenport House Museum is offering COVID-19 compliant wedding ceremonies on the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day. Say “I Do” to your spouse in the beautiful Davenport House gardens. Ceremonies will be offered every ten minutes between 5-7 p.m. with a $100 donation. All ceremonies will follow the COVID-19 guidelines as recommended by the CDC. Couples must bring a valid Georgia marriage license, which does not require a waiting period or a blood test, to the ceremony. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be performed on the back porch of the museum that overlooks the garden.

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.