Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events May 31-June 3

May 31, 2018

Savannah offers plenty to do this weekend as June begins. Do Savannah's Heather Henley has some tips.

Heather's picks:

-Fans of TV dance shows can enjoy the action live when the Savannah Dance Classic comes to the Hyatt Regency this weekend. More than 100 ballroom dancers from around the country will compete in American, Latin and international styles. Thursday-Saturday, full schedule here; $20-40.

-For school kids, the start of summer means lots more time to read - and summer reading programs at the local library. Live Oak Public Libraries will host summer reading kickoff parties with plenty of fun activities at library branches all over the region. Friday-Tuesday; free.

-It's time again for First Fridays in Starland, featuring gallery shows and plenty of fun, including the Sulfur Studios Summer Street Fair and a community coloring book project. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; free.

-Celebrate a Savannah legend at the fifth annual Ben Tucker Memorial Concert in Wright Square. Savannah jazz musicians, many of whom played with Tucker, will turn out to play good music and celebrate their friend. Sunday, 3 p.m.; free, suggested $10 donation to a scholarship fund.

-The Savannah Goliards will take you back in time - though it's downright modern for the group - to perform the Music of Shakespeare at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The group specializes in ancient music and has specially adapted Shakespeare's songs for this unique performance. Sunday, 4 p.m.; $10.

-Get a thoughtful look at our modern world through a lecture by photographer Sheila Pree Bright at the Jepson Center. Her talk comes in conjunction with the exhibit Complex Uncertainties, which explores how historic events challenge artists to respond. Monday, 6 p.m.; free for museum members, $8 non-members.