Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Dec. 9-11

Dec 9, 2016

Ready to get festive? Freelance writer and Do Savannah columnist Joshua Peacock and Connect Savannah arts and entertainment editor Anna Chandler have some recommendations for a fun December weekend in Savannah.

Anna's picks:

-Enjoy some Christmas music with a folk sound at the Sacred Heart Folk Choir's holiday concert, Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nashville singer/songwriter Joni Bishop will join the choir for folk renditions of traditional carols, Christmas hymns and holiday pop tunes. Friday, 7 p.m.; free.

-The musical festivities continue on Saturday with Uncommon Collective's show at the Unitarian Universalist church. The local supergroup plans to focus on coming home for the holidays, with songs about travel and homecoming by artists from Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers to David Bowie. Saturday, 7 p.m.; $20.

-End the weekend with a holiday tradition: the Savannah Children's Choir's Feast of Carols at the Lucas Theatre. The music will range from the traditional (Benjamin Britten's Festival of Carols) to the fun (carol sing-a-longs) to the uplifting (African Noel). Sunday, 3 p.m.; $25.

Joshua's picks:

-Take in some holiday opera with Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, playing at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. The show pairs more than 40 middle school kids with local professional musicians. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children.

-Kick back - or enjoy a date night - with some Gypsy Jazz at the Ordinary Pub on Saturday. Members of Velvet Caravan will bring the tunes while the bartenders serve up French-inspired cocktails. Saturday, 7 p.m.