It may have turned colder here in the Lowcountry, but our events list is as hot as ever!
It's a big music and arts weekend, from Elvis to bluegrass to folk, along with a comedy revue, art march and free day for families at the Telfair.
On Friday, Savannah Rocks! will launch its memorabilia wall at The Sentient Bean, featuring photos and memories from several decades of the city's music scene. This free event will also feature the work of local artist Panhandle Slim commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in the U.S. Come check it out and learn how to add your memories to the wall!
Atlanta comic Mark Evans will headline the Savannah Comedy Revue on Friday at Bay Street Theatre. His slogan is "Southern, not stupid," and he promises to deliver a clever but clean show.
The weekend offers tons of music options to choose from, but we've narrowed the list down a bit for you. Friday offers two young bands that are heating up the local music scene. Savannah's Wet Socks are playing Hang Fire with Richmond bands Fight Cloud and Night Idea. At The Jinx, Savannah Stopover is offering a preview show with The Silver Palms, a Georgia foursome that will return for the festival in March.
The year's First Friday for Folk Music goes back to the organization's roots with founding members Bob and Judy Williams' band, Cynergy, along with West Virginia native Nick Shelton. This smoke- and alcohol-free evening happens monthly, featuring the top folk music artists in the area.
The annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival out on Jekyll Island continues all day Friday and Saturday, including sets with Rhonda Vincent, The Virginia Boys, Gene Watson and many, many more bluegrass favorites.
"Elvis Lives" is in town for one show only at Johnny Mercer Theatre. Fans of "The King" won't want to miss this performance, which offers three different Elvis Presley tribute artists, plus a segment honoring Ann-Margret.
Family-friendly arts events include the First Friday Art March of 2014, going on throughout the SoFo/Starland districts, and Free Family Day on Saturday afternoon at the Telfair Academy. Also, the popular Skatefest is still open Friday and Saturday, so head on over before the ice is melted until next year.
On Sunday, come out to remember a local jazz icon with the New Year's Jazz Concert presented by Friends of Ben Tucker. Proceeds from the concert, taking place at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, will go toward the church's malaria campaign.
This is but a small sampling of what's happening in and around Savannah. If you need more options, just go to our Big Calendar, the region's most comprehensive list of happenings.
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Heather Henley is the editor of Do Savannah. Contact her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter @HeatherDHenley.View the Do Savannah "Big Calendar" mobile app