Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Mar. 3-6

Mar 3, 2016

Marcia Banes, events editor for South Magazine, and Molly Swagler, vice president of the Tourism Leadership Council, offer up some ways to have fun in Savannah this weekend.

Molly's picks: 

-In the market for a boat, or just a fan? Check out the Savannah Boat Show at the convention center. The event features Capt. Paul Herbert of National Geographic's "Wicked Tuna." Friday, 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children, military, seniors.

-Travel back in time to have "Tea at Mrs. Davenport's," the Davenport House Museum's latest program. Tour the home and participate in afternoon tea with costumed interpreters for an afternoon out of the early 19th century. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m.; $18. Continues select Thursdays and Fridays through March.

-Want some delicious food with a side of murder? Try Odd Lot Improv's murder mystery dinner at Savannah Coffee Roasters. The characters and madcap murders are based on audience input, so the always-hilarious show is different every time. Friday, 6:30 p.m.; $40.

-Spring means the return of the Wilmington Island Farmer's Market, now in its new location at Islands High School. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Forsyth Farmer's Market also continues in the south end of Forsyth Park. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Marcia's picks:

-March is just starting, and that means it's time for the First Friday Art March in Savannah's Starland district. Ride the free trolley to 23 participating locations to check out exhibits, vendors and outdoor performances. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; free.

-Get your game on at the fifth annual Gnome Con at the Coastal Georgia Center. From beginners to longtime gamers, the event has a little something for everyone: board games, card games and role-playing games, as well as gaming panels. Friday-Sunday; $45 weekend pass, $15-25 single-day passes.

-Support local libraries - in style - at the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation's annual gala, Saturday at the Bull St. library. This year has a Hollywood theme, so put on your red carpet best for the event. Saturday, 7-9 p.m.; $150 per person, $275 per couple.

-Enjoy a unique blend of music when Velvet Caravan brings their "gypsy jazz" stylings to the Savannah Philharmonic at the Lucas Theatre. The evening will join Brahms with Django Reinhardt, Johnny Mercer and more. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; $16-75.