Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Jan. 19-22

Jan 19, 2017

Plan your weekend fun with some help from Savannah Magazine editor Amy Condon and Connect Savannah community editor Jessica Leigh Lebos.

Amy's picks:

-The Thursday Night Opry series at Trininty United Methodist Church kicks off 2017 with a singer-songwriter show, featuring local and regional artists. Performers include Kurtis Schumm, Dare Dukes, Rachel Shaner and Sarah Poole. Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; $10.

-The Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour film festival is back at venues around Savannah this weekend. It features a range of movies, all organized around the notions of cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and and conversations worth sustaining. Full festival schedule here; tickets range from free to $15.

-Local supporters of the Women's March on Washington will gather in Wright Square on Saturday for a solidarity rally. Participants are encouraged to speak and provide information on getting involved in the community. Saturday, 12 p.m.; free.

Jessica's picks:

-The Piano in the Arts series returns to the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium with a show by pianist Benjamin Warsaw and vocalist Elissa Alvarez. The evening's musical selections range from classical composers to traditional Hebrew melodies to original compositions by Warsaw. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; $15.

-Sulfur Studios will host an all-ages punk show Friday. Local groups The Lipschitz, Twisty Cats and Greta O and the Toxic Shock will rock out, with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Friday, 8 p.m.; $5 suggested donation.

-Experience a different sort of fundraiser Saturday with Dining in the Dark at the Embassy Suites downtown, benefiting the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. As a way to better understand life with vision loss, diners will eat in a dark room, served by volunteers from the Savannah-Chatham police department using night vision equipment. Saturday, 6-10 p.m.; $100.