Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Mar. 31-Apr. 3

Mar 31, 2016

Heather Henley, editor of Do Savannah, and Tanya Milton, vice president of the Savannah Tribune, offer up some ways to have fun in Savannah this weekend.

 

 

 Tanya’s picks:

-Peak into some of the gorgeous homes of Savannah’s Ardsley Park and downtown historic districts with the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens Thursday through Sunday. On top of several walking and trolley tours, guests can enjoy seminars on historic preservation, antiques and more. Thursday-Sunday, full schedule, pricing and tickets here.

-The Savannah Music Festival continues with more great shows every day. Highlights this weekend include “Tenor Titans,” pairing some of the finest saxophonists in jazz, and ten-piece R&B ensemble The Suffers playing with singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim. There’s also a screening of the silent film “Within Our Gates,” with a score composed and conducted by Wycliffe Gordon. Full schedule and tickets here.

-Tickets are on sale now for the Savannah Gospel Showcase of Talent at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, benefitting the American Diabetes Association. April 30, 4 p.m.; more details here.

Heather’s picks:

-Celebrate the start of April with a special edition of the First Friday Art March in the Starland district. In addition to the art and music, a coalition of community groups will transform a portion of Bull St. into a “Better Block,” demonstrating ways to bring vitality, improved mobility and creativity to public spaces. Friday, 3-9 p.m.; free. Keep an eye out for updates from Art March, as forecasted rain may affect this event.

-Don’t be alarmed if you see some undead folks on River Street: it’s not the zombie apocalypse, it’s just the annual Savannah Zombie Walk. No need to bring your own zombie face; makeup artists will be on hand until 6:30. Saturday, 12-8 p.m., walk at 7; free with canned good donation.

-The Savannah Songwriters series is moving to the Tybee Post Theater on Sunday. This month’s showcase features Jefferson Ross and Tim Malchak, as well as Savannah native Jan Spillane and Tybee singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver. Sunday, 8 p.m.; $10 general, $9 theater members.