Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events June 9-12

Jun 9, 2016

Larissa Allen, social media coordinator for Visit Savannah, and Clinton Edminster, executive director of Art Rise Savannah, offer up some ways to have fun in the Savannah area this weekend.


Clinton’s picks:

-Take in a different sort of theater experience with An Illusion of Grandeur, Thursday at the Rail. The evening begins with Drink’n’Draw in the courtyard. It’s followed by a duet performance upstairs, featuring burlesque performers Edie Bellini and Jack N’ Thacox combining spoken word, dance and burlesque. Thursday, drawing 6:30 p.m., show 10 p.m.; free.


-Shakespeare meets the 1960s in the latest production from Savannah Shakes. They’ll perform "Much Ado About Nothing" at Muse Arts Warehouse, in a show that promises laughs,  plenty of twists - and of course the fierce verbal sparring Beatrice and Benedick. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.; $15 general admission, $10 students, seniors and military. Runs through June 19.


-Explore Savannah’s downtown galleries - and meet artists - at the summer’s final Savannah Art Walk. The evening kicks off with complimentary wine at Top Deck at the Cotton Sail Hotel, then continues to 32 participating art galleries. Visit at least 10 to enter the raffle, drawn later at the Andaz Hotel. Saturday, 4-8 p.m.; free.


Larissa’s picks:


-Celebrate Savannah’s Gullah-Geechee heritage with Telfair Museums’ Juneteenth celebration, Saturday at the Jepson Center. Beginning in 1865 when news of emancipation reached Texas, annual Juneteenth events all over the country commemorate the end of slavery. This year Savannah’s event will include performances by storyteller Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation, as well as interactive activities. Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; free.


-Indulge in the ultimate relaxation with Pints and Poses, Saturday at Southbound Brewery. Instructor Melissa DeLynn will lead the lighthearted, all-levels class. Then, enjoy samples of Southbound’s latest brews in a take-home pint glass. Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; $12 yoga only, $25 yoga and beer.

-Follow a day at the beach with some great Georgia music at the Tybee Post Theater on Saturday. Georgia legend Joel Aderhold will lead the New South String Band in an evening of bluegrass on the island. Saturday, 8 p.m.; $25 admission, $22.50 for theater members.