Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Mar. 24-27

Mar 24, 2016

Jessica Leigh Lebos, community editor of Connect Savannah, and Amy Condon, interim editor of Savannah Magazine, offer up some ways to have fun in Savannah this weekend.



Amy’s picks:

-GPB’s On Second Thought is broadcasting live in downtown Savannah - and you’re invited. Check out the show Thursday and Friday at Savannah Coffee Roasters, including performances from house bands and Friday’s always-entertaining conversation in the Breakroom. On Thursday, you can also meet host Celeste Headlee and her team. Broadcast Thursday and Friday, 9-10 a.m., meet-and-greet Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; free.

-Explore the work of Armstrong State University’s graphic design students at the school’s first-ever all graphic design senior exhibition. Bazaar Conceptions, at the school’s Fine Arts Gallery, brings together the diverse styles of five students and presents their graphic design as fine art. Reception Friday, 5:30 p.m.; show runs through Mar. 30.

-Learn about the daily lives of soldiers stationed at Old Fort Jackson all this weekend with the Century of Sentries event. The fort played an important role in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. This program introduces guests to the individuals and units that were stationed there, as well as the realities of daily life at the fort through history. Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 children, free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Jessica’s picks:

-The Savannah Music Festival opens this weekend, and there’s lots to see. Pink Martini’s performance on Saturday is already sold out, but after their rousing performance at the festival a few years ago it’s worth scoring a seat if you happen to get the chance. Many more acts will perform throughout the festival as well from all across the musical spectrum. Full schedule here.

-Celebrate spring with the latest Savannah Bazaar at Jelinek Creative Spaces. This month’s theme is Spring Carnival and Mystic Fair, and it will feature local vendors selling their handmade wares along with music, carnival games and psychic readings. Xuluprophet will perform with the Stardust Pixxies and DJ Obamabo. Saturday, 3-8 p.m., music at 5 and 6 p.m.; free.

-Take in a beloved animated film along with some delicious food in the latest Rooftop Reels at the Florence. Their Hayao Miyazaki series continues with “The Secret World of Arrietty,” which tells the story of a tiny family living under a house’s floorboards and surviving by borrowing from the home’s human inhabitants. Sunday, 5 p.m.; free.