Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events May 26-29

May 26, 2016

Heather Henley, editor of Do Savannah from the Savannah Morning News, and Scott West, founder of Savannah Master Calendar, offer up some ways to have fun in the Savannah area this weekend.


Scott’s picks:

-Explore the notion of heroism with An American Hero, an exhibit of illustrations by Sidney Davidson at Sulfur Studios. Davidson uses visual metaphors to communicate a range of ideas - some good, some bad. Friday’s opening reception will include refreshments. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; free. Exhibit runs through Sunday.


-Why run at dawn when you can glow in the dark instead? You’ve got the chance at the Nonstop Glow Run, Friday at Lake Mayer. Warm up with Zumba and a massage, then don some glowsticks for two laps around the lake, dodging an 85-foot inflatable obstacle course. Proceeds benefit COPE, or Childhood Obesity Prevention and Education. Friday, 8:45 p.m.; $30, $45 for VIP.


-If sunshine’s more your game, try the annual Savannah Mile, a mad dash from the south end of Forsyth Park to Broughton Street. An awards party with food and drinks will follow in Johnson Square. Proceeds benefit the 200 Club, which supports the families of first responders who’ve died in the line of duty. Saturday, 8 a.m.; $20 through May 26, $25 May 27-28.


-Steep yourself in history for Memorial Day at Fort McAllister’s commemoration on Saturday. The all-day event will feature Civil War-era demonstrations and living history programs, as well as cannon and musket firings. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $8 adults, $5 kids, free for kids 6 and under.


-Make a very special portrait at Art Bash Studio’s Paint Your Pet party on Sunday. Just email a photo of your furry friend and the art instructors will help you turn it into a handpainted portrait. Proceeds benefit One Love Animal Rescue. Sunday, 2 p.m.; $55.


Heather’s picks:


-Get into the competitive spirit at the Elements of Essence Roller Revolution Majo Dance Competition, Saturday at the West Broad St. YMCA. Teams will incorporate hip-hop, ballet and traditional majorette stylings into their routines for head-to-head dance battles that promise high intensity and excitement. Saturday, 4-9 p.m.; $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


-Go for a fresh take on the church social at Last Hymn and Hurrah on Sunday in Telfair Square. It’s a benefit hoedown to raise money for Trinity United Methodist Church’s restoration fund and say farewell to longtime pastor Rev. Enoch Hendry. Local favorites like City Hotel, Velvet Caravan and the Train Wrecks will perform at the event that also boasts barbecue, wine and beer. Sunday, 4-8 p.m.; $25, children 10 and under free.

-Fashion goes floral on Sunday with Runway in Bloom at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Local designers and boutiques will showcase fashions inspired by nature and flowers - and in some cases, actually made of flowers. Proceeds will help raise funds for the Botanical Gardens’ education programs and future children’s garden. Sunday, 5 p.m.; $20 general admission, $50 VIP.