As we approach some of the last weekends of summer, the Savannah theater scene is rife with shows of all veins and all-day summer parties still transpire. Bill Dawers, Savannah Morning News columnist and editor of the music blog Hissing Lawns, has your guide.
- Support the Savannah Stage Company’s "VIOLET," the award-winning musical that chronicles a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister, discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; tickets are $18.
- Join in the adventures of the Golden Girls at "Golden Girls Gone Wild!" at Tybee Post Theater. Brought to you by Kansas City's Late Night Theatre, the show is a drag parody of the classic sitcom "Golden Girls." Watch a talented troupe of actors recreate your favorite scenes on the following dates: Friday and Saturday, July 19-20 and July 26-27 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, July 21 and 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20.
- Celebrate the anniversary of Service Brewing at their fifth anniversary party Saturday. It will be an all-day party featuring two bars, a game room, live music and food from Farm Bluffton and Big Bon Pizza. A portion of every pint sold benefits their seasonal charity, Warrior Surf Foundation. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m.
- Reminisce about the moon landing by viewing the new documentary "Apollo 11" at Lucas Theatre, on the 50th anniversary of what many consider to be one of the greatest achievements in human history. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, "Apollo 11" takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA's mssion that put men on the moon and made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. The viewing is Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
- Experience again the magic of Disney animated classics on the big screen at the Lucas Theatre's showing of "The Aristocats," an outing perfect for families and friends of all ages. Admission is $5 for SCAD card holders, non-SCAD students, children under age 15, seniors and military; and $8 for the general public. The showing is Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.