Rock Music, Comedy, More Coastal Events August 9-11

Aug 8, 2019

This weekend in Savannah, there's lots to do from buying beer for a good cause to enjoying a cup of coffee with some comedy. Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has your guide. 


Tanya's picks: 

  • Raise your glass for a good cause at Brews for Bowlapalooza at Southbound Brewery on Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Live music by The Anna Benton Band and food from Prowl food truck will also be there. A portion of the proceeds benefit Savannah AMBUCS celebrity bowler Maci Moody's bowlapalooza campaign. Savannah AMBUCS is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Admission is free. 
  • Watch an interpretation of one of America's best-loved television personalities, Julia Child, at the Savannah VOICE Festival's Bon Appetit and Other Earthly Temptations Concert. Held at the Davenport Museum, this comic culinary extravaganza is coupled with other songs about food. There will be a reception with cake following the concert. The event is Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. This event mentioned in the segment is sold out. 
  • Have some laughter and blow off some steam at OddLot Improv from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Savannah Coffee Roasters. Admission is $10. 
  • See beloved rock musical HAIR at the Bay Street Theatre. Local talent will perform a rendition of the classic musical about the 1967 era amidst the Vietnam War during which a young group of hippies question authority, fight the establishment and live and love life in New York City. HAIR was groundbreaking when it premiered in the '60s, as it brought the counterculture movement into the theatre and national spotlight. The issues the show brings up — alienation, civil disobedience, youthful defiance — continue to timelessly resonate today. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 general admission and $30 reserved seating. All shows are for 18 and over. 
  • Take your family to a local museum for Telfair Chatham County Free Family Day on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. They'll be showing the exhibition "If These Walls Could Talk: 200 Years of William Jay Architecture." Explore William Jay's life, travels and designs and learn about the materials and techniques used in the original making of the Telfair mansion 200 years ago. Activities will be available for all ages, so bring the whole family to enjoy a day of fun. If you're a Chatham County resident, admission is free as long as you show proof of residency or enrollment at the front desk. 
  • Receive an international education in song at Savannah VOICE Festival's Song Night: A Liederabend on Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The German tradition of song is a focus of a great evening of international fare. The Liederabend defined the art of song in a way that spans across the classical world. This special concert presents festival artists in songs from around the world where languages are the framework of music we make. Tickets are $35.