Plan your weekend on the Georgia coast with help from Connect Savannah Community Editor Jessica Leigh Lebos.
-Start your summer weekend with some folksy fun at Ships of the Sea Museum. Musician Alan Reid will make his Savannah debut, playing with Bob Zentz and Jeanne McDougall. They’ll play music inspired by the sea, explorer Ernest Shackleton, the father of the American Navy and more. Friday, 7:30; $10 general admission, $5 for children.
-Get a special twist on summer blockbusters at Savannah Sweet Tease’s latest burlesque show. Known for their racy routines with a sense of humor, the troupe is bringing performances based on Star Wars, Kill Bill, Back to the Future and more. Friday, 10 p.m.; $10 general admission, $15 VIP.
-You may be able to take a commercial flight to Cuba before long, but in the meantime, make the trip with the new memoir La Americana. Local author Melanie Bowden Simón tells the story of her travels to Havana in the early 2000s - and how she found love along the way. Pick up your copy, and get it signed, at this weekend’s book launch at Pacci. Saturday, 5-7 p.m.; free, with books for sale.
-What’s better than a birthday party? A brewery’s birthday party, complete with a special beer to mark the occasion. Service Brewing will celebrate its two-year anniversary on Saturday with a party featuring music from SUSTO and The Whigs, food from Big Bon Pizza and, naturally, beer. The special anniversary brew is cultured from honeycombs collected at the brewery’s own apiary. Saturday, 7 p.m.; $45.
-If you’re still mourning the death of Prince, you’ll want to break out your ruffled shirt and purple platforms this weekend. Tribute band Blouses will honor the beloved artist with a show Saturday night at the Jinx. The band has honed its Prince repertoire playing at the bar’s annual cover band nights, and for this show they’re planning a celebration fit for the one and only Prince. Saturday, $10 p.m.; $8.
-Head to the Starland District on Sunday for an evening like no other: Artists of Social Change, presented by Emergent Savannah and Art Rise Savannah. Four different porches will play host to a series of interactive performances, combining visual art with dance, storytelling, performance art and more. The goal is to promote community and conversation beyond the performances themselves. Sunday, 6-9 p.m.; free.