New Bone Chilling Ghost Experience

Secrets of Savannah’s Dark Side:

Uncover the untold secrets of Savannah’s tragic past, where expert guides will reveal the most bone chilling stories in the city’s history. Immerse yourself in all the dirty details from pirate kidnappings to diseases of epidemic proportions, gruesome war stories, murders, and more. Monuments, squares, and houses will be beautifully illuminated, providing a stark contrast to the disturbing details told on board. If we are lucky we might even hear a story or two from some of the city’s most famous ghostly inhabitants. A truly unique, innovative and one of a kind PG-13 experience. This tour is not for the faint of heart. Are you brave enough?

  • The Historic District of Savannah has a colorful past that dates back hundreds of years.
  • As the sun sets, the city’s beauty takes on a whole new view and some of the stories told about the past may change your thoughts about going to sleep at night.
  • This tour will share some of the city’s beautiful vistas of lamp-lit parks, glorious fountains, majestic monuments, and low-hanging Spanish Moss.
  • Your Gray Line tour guide will share some unique and historical stories that may cause the hair to raise on the back of your neck and surely leave you with a whole new view of the city’s Secrets in the Night.
  • Tickets also include access to the Graveface Museum – the coolest, weirdest museum ever. Your visit allows you to dive even deeper into the occult. Wander through exhibits on sideshow attractions, serial killers, horror movies, voodoo magic and see an authentic human skeleton.
  • The lighting changes, the outstretched arms of the live oaks reach out to grab you, and the historical stories on this tour about pirates, historic families, folklore, voodoo, and haunted homes come alive as you drive past the dimly lit mansions of Savannah’s Historic District

See your concierge for tickets or purchase them online here.

The Savannah Ripper

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer??? CluedUpp is a new outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Savannah!!!!

When: Saturday, April 17, 2021; play starts at 9am and runs through 5pm.

Put your team together (up to 6 team members, children under 16 can be extras on the team as well) and buy your tickets now. Per Team Ticket Price: $52 – 1 ticket required per team.

CASE: The words “The Ripper” strike fear into the heart of every detective. Now it seems that a new Ripper is on the loose and three men have already been murdered. Can your team of detectives scramble across town, solve the clues and crack the case before The Ripper strikes again?

DETAILS: CluedUpp Detective Days are like giant, outdoor escape games. It’s where clue-solving meets adventure. It’s the most exciting murder-mystery you’ll ever attend. Join over half a million players worldwide and experience it for yourself…

  • What: A city-wide murder-mystery game 
  • Start Time: Start anytime between 9am and 2pm 
  • Start Location: Secret start location to be revealed…
  • Players: One ticket covers a team of 6
  • Language: All game narrative is written in English

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Grab 1 ticket per team of six players 
  • Scramble across town and interrogate virtual witnesses
  • Crack clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges
  • Unravel the mystery, save the town and take the glory!

TO PLAY, YOU’LL NEED:

  • A team of detectives (between 2-6 players)
  • At least one smartphone per team
  • A fantastically clever team name
  • Detective inspired fancy dress (optional but fun)

ERIN GO BRAGH

Ghosts, Toasts, Floats and Hopes (March 1 – 17)

In support of Mayor Johnson’s decision to forgo a big parade this year for St. Patrick’s Day, we would like to offer a fun, socially -distanced alternative filled with the spirit of the beautiful Hostess City and are asking Savannah residents and businesses to get creative and decorate their homes, porches. stoops, windows, garages, and balconies this year float style. Think BIG like the New Orleans Mardi Gras style floats (yes we are borrowing the idea a bit this year from our ‘Nawlins friends but wanted to give it a Savannah flavor so each city can celebrate its individuality). The idea is for decor to be visible both to passers-by on foot as well as to cars driving down the street. We are asking all neighborhoods all over Savannah to participate and residents and business owners can add their location and category to a virtual map and photos, memories, traditional St. Pat’s recipes, and more can be shared via social media.Residents and businesses may start decorating at any time (we are giving a suggested two-week window time frame starting the first week in March and running through St. Patrick’s Day so that there is enough time for multiple neighborhoods to get involved. Decorating and all costs of materials, as well as set-up and clean-up, are the responsibility of the individual property owners and participants. Not sure what to do? Some ideas and discussions will be forthcoming.The slogan of the event is Ghosts, Toasts, Floats, and Hopes in hopes of raising community spirits during this unprecedented time and to show off the creativity and true hospitality of Savannah. While sad that the parade is canceled this year, we fully support the City of Savannah’s decision and ask everyone to adhere to state and local health advisories and mask up! Please know that this event is not hosted by the City of Savannah.The Rules:
1) Please keep decorations/signage on private property and off the tree-line and city sidewalks.
2) Decorations must not impede any city, emergency, or mail services. Please make sure house and business address numbers are still visible and paths to entryways free and clear.
3) Please be respectful of your neighbors and make sure decorations are family-friendly and not offensive in terms of race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.
4) Be sure to adhere to all local ordinances in terms of noise, lighting, and placement of signage.
5) Please clean-up after the event and dispose of materials properly via sanitation service or recycling programs.

Link to the map:https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit…Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Erin Go Bragh, Savannah!

Organizer: Abigail Stevens

February 18 – 28, 2021

Thursday, February 18: Martinis at the Mansion

Saturday, February 20

LOTSA PASTA – Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table: In this hands-on class you’ll discover how easy it is to make your own home made pasta! We’ll discuss the key differences between fresh and dried pasta and make two homemade pastas and sauces.

Pappardelle with Sausage and Caramelized Onion
Ragu Farfalle with Walnut
Lemon Pesto Goat Cheese
Grape Picker’s Salad
Chocolate Orange Granita

Seating is limited to 16, so don’t hesitate to reserve your seat at https://www.chefdarin.com/cooking-classes-class-schedule/ $90 10am – 1:30pm

Farmer’s Market: Hop Atomica: Mini Farmer’s Market from 12pm – 4pm. Includes local food vendors as well.

Simply Potted Mobile Plant Truck: At Two Tides Brewing from 2 – 5pm

Saturday, February 27: Beer & Cheese Pairing Class @ Southbound Brewing

Beer & Cheese Pairing Class with Sarandipity Fare, Feb. 27th starting at 5:30!Tickets on sale now!! $55 for one ticket or $100 for two! Tickets include: 8, 5oz Southbound beers and cheese pairings + small assorted box of crackers, meats, nuts and fruits + one souvenir cup. You will be told all of the properties of each beer and cheese + how to pair them for the best flavor combination. Then your host will walk you through how to put them together for a mouthwatering, flavor-packed bite. 5:30pm.

Sunday, February 28: Southern Wedding Showcase

Perry Lane Hotel from 1pm – 5pm. FREE

A free to attend showcase of Savannah & The Lowcountry’s best of the best in the wedding industry.

• Free tickets for wedding planning couples (please register with the provided Ticket link)
• Complimentary Welcome Cocktail & Hors D’oeuvres From The Perry Lane Hotel
• Free Gifts, including tote bags for early arrivals
•Meet more than 20 local wedding vendors offering amazing specials
•Incredible Prizes, a cash bar, and so much more!!!

Starting a New Year

Cancellations:

It is with sadness that we have to report that the St Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The 2021 parade will not be held.

Openings:

Common Thread – opening this month!!! Located on the corner of Abercorn and 37th Street. Keep your eyes and ears open for this! New restaurant offering a menu of distinction.

Franklin’s – A restaurant and coffee shop located at 5 W Liberty Street

Vanilla Espresso Martini

KIDS BROADWAY THEATER CAMPS

  • Disney Diva/Divo Star Camp – AGES 6-9 – FEBRUARY 1-4 – 3:30-5PM  (6 HRS) $150 Do you have a little diva or divo at home who sings and dances along with movies like Frozen, The Little Mermaid, & The Princess and the Frog? This is the camp for them! Join us while we learn to sing, dance, and act to tunes from Disney hits, old and new! Cleaning and safety measures implemented; Attendance capped at 12 participants. To register please email Michelle at minimeece@gmail.com
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Mashup Camp  –  Ages 8-13, February 1-4, 6pm-7:30pm, (6 hrs) $150 Hamilton, Moana, In The Heights, Bring It On The Musical – he wrote them all, and we love them all! Each day we will sing, dance, and act our way through the incredible music of Lin-Manuel Miranda, resulting in an LMM-Mega-Mashup performance! Camp will be led by Broadway star Alex Hairston (Motown, Beautiful, Summer: the Donna Summer Musical) with appearance by special guest star and Hamilton Cast Member DeAundré Woods! Attendance capped at 14 participants. To register please email Michelle at minimeece@gmail.com
  • BROADWAY BOOTCAMP – with Broadway star Alex Hairston Friday, February 5,  4 – 5:30PM Saturday, February 6, 1 – 3:30PM Sunday, February 7, 11 – 1PM

Do you love dancing, singing and acting? Then you are going to love this camp! Each day you will polish your musical theatre skills with Broadway star Alex Hairston, (Motown the Musical, Beautiful, Summer- The Donna Summer Musical) Camp will explore musical theatre dance technique, vocal & singing technique, and acting techniques. Some previous training is preferred but not required. To register please email Michelle at minimeece@gmail.com

Halloween Edition

Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 31

Spear-it of Halloween Ghost Boat!

Welcome aboard the Spear-it of Halloween! 🎃☠️Your Pirate Crew will guide you through the waters of Tybee Bay and share Haunting Tales of times past. Prepare to enjoy classic Halloween Hit songs as you embark on your Ghost Boat through the low country. Dress up, bring refreshments, and be ready to have an overall fun time. 🎃 **Parents**👻 Please use your best discretion upon booking. Some material may be unsettling for children under 10. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Tour, 6pm-7:30pm, TICKETS

Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, October 31

SCAD Film Festival – The film festival will be virtual this year. The good news is that this will give more people the opportunity to actually see these film screenings. The full schedule and tickets are available here.

Saturday, October 24

PHIL the Squares with Music – ELITE PARTY BAND! Chippewa Square: First performance 10am – 11am; Second performance 5:30pm – 6:30pm. FREE!!!

Join us in welcoming to the Phil the Squares with Music stage Grammy Award winner and Savannah Philharmonic Double Bassist Marc Chesanow and Elite Party Band (EPB)! The group is Savannah’s premiere event band composed of the finest musicians in the area. Fronted by vocalist Amanda Jeter, EPB will perform an exciting mix of jazz, R&B, pop, and maybe even a few original songs.

These free concerts are available to the entire Savannah community and will be streamed via Facebook live for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We welcome you to attend the performance. If you plan to stop by and wave to our musicians, please wear your mask and maintain social distancing practices. Perched on balconies and terraces overlooking Savannah’s squares, SavPhil Musicians will play a wide variety of musical selections for the Savannah community.

Friday, October 30

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory.

Saturday, October 31

Renaissance Ball – La Scala Ristorante:

Price: $50

An evening of Renaissance music, wine, and food. Your $50 ticket includes three glasses of wine and light hor d’ouvres to be served from 7-8pm. La Scala Ristorante119 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401Savannah, GA, 31415 Please call ahead to reserve your seat: 912-238-3100

TRICKS, TREATS AND TRAINS – Georgia State Railroad Museum:

Tricks, Treats, and Trains, a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Georgia State Railroad Museum Saturday, October 31st, 2020 from 10 am to 12pm.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat. Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

Savannah Children’s Museum will also be open and offering Halloween-themed activities throughout the day. Savannah Children’s Museum will be open from 9:30am-2:30pm and is an additional fee.

The cost to attend Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $5 per person for all participants, ages eighteen months and older. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/TricksTreatsTrains. Registration will close at midnight the day before the event. Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members.

Bonaventure Cemetery Tour with Dinner: Bonaventure Cemetery after the gates lock to the public…the rare full Hunter’s Blue Moon to light the evening’s path…hypnotic, taboo stories shared by storyist Shannon Scott…followed by a private foodie’s fabulous dinner where the entire restaurant rented just for the event, complete with firepits, macabre antiquities show-n-tell style and magic performed by illusionist David Jowers? What more do you need to know? This won’t just be a tour, this will be making history itself! Be part of The South’s most exclusive, unforgettable October 31 ever! Amazing commemorative t-shirt for sale at checkout time! Details: $99.95 Per Guest includes a 3-hour tour, official 18 x 24 poster dinner & dessert. Cash Bar. Reservations are required. Questions – shannon@shannonscott.com

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory to enter the yard

Saturday, October 24 & Saturday, October 31

Where’s the Noble Bones? – A Bone-Chilling Scavenger Hunt at Wormsloe Historic Site: Help find one of Savannah’s founders — Noble Jones — who has lost all of his Noble Bones. Every Saturday in October, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will host a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and history while scaring up Halloween fun. Guests will make their way to the museum where they will find QR codes giving the first clue to begin their journey. The first clue will lead you to the first “Bones” family member hidden on the main trail. Near this skeleton will be the next QR code with the next clue. After locating the fourth Bone’s family member, it will lead you to your final destination. The scavenger hunt is free with admission, which ranges from $4.50 children to $10 adults. Every Saturday will offer a different experience with unique locations and clues for locating the skeletons.

ONGOING: Plant Riverside and Savannah Cirque

Plant Riverside District & Savannah Cirque 🎉🎪 have partnered to offer the community of Savannah Free Live Circus Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night behind the Plant Riverside District near the River Walk!✨The production brings Historic Savannah to Life with 4 Different Pop Up Performances. 1️⃣: Waving Girl Statue on the Pole 2️⃣: The Haunted Aerial Hoop 3️⃣: Rolla Bolla, Acrobatics, & Juggling 4️⃣: Our Glamour Girl on the Aerial Silks 🎫Shows will be at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm every Friday and Saturday night!

Announcement from Coastal Heritage Museums

“We have already closed Pin Point and Harper Fowlkes House.  We will suspend operations at Savannah History Museum and Old Fort Jackson beginning Nov. 1.  Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will remain open Thursdays-Saturdays 9:20-2:30 assuming positive revenues continue.  ALL venues will remain available for booked group tours and private events with special pricing such as weddings and holiday parties.  We plan to reopen everything in the spring (we hope around March 1, but we need to see how the winter goes). “ 

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

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