You could stay inside bundled up on the couch this weekend, but you'd be missing out on so many great things happening right here in Savannah. That's why we're here to get you motivated to DO something!
First up is everyone's favorite: food! Savannah Restaurant Week begins Friday, and you can't beat three courses for $30 at some of the city's finest establishments. Peruse the list and check out the menus here. Oh, and the first Tybee Restaurant Week is still going strong through Sunday. Since some places are also offering lunch specials, may we suggest hitting up one town early, they hopping over for dinner in the other?
You may recall that last week we firmly established our belief that the weekend starts on Thursday here in the Lowcountry. Well, this week is no different, with two hot concerts offered Thursday night. You can catch country crooner Don Williams at The Lucas Theatre for the Arts, or head to Trinity United Methodist Church for Thursday Night Opry with local bands The Accomplices, The Train Wrecks and City Hotel. The church has some great music planned for its Trinity Sanctuary Concert series, so stay up to date with DO as more are announced.
Bill Dawers will also fill you in on more of the weekend's hot musical offerings in his Unplugged column, including Crazy Man Crazy at The Jinx, Swear and Shake at The Wormhole and many more.
If classical music is what you're looking for and you just can't wait for August's Savannah VOICE Festival, the organizers have you covered with a "Prelude to the Festival," which includes a concert Saturday afternoon at Christ Church, a collaboration with the Savannah Philharmonic next weekend, master classes and events out on Hilton Head Island.
Also, don't forget there are still a few more stagings of "Les Miserables" at the Savannah Theatre this weekend. But this is your final chance, so don't miss out!
Are movies on your weekend menu? Look no further than The Lucas Theatre, which is offering a weekend tribute to the late, great Jimmy Stewart with screenings of "Harvey" on Friday and "Rear Window" on Saturday. And remember, the Savannah Jewish Film Festival has events planned through Feb. 1, featuring movies from all over the world.
Looking for something fun for the kids? Catch Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus with "Super Circus Heroes" at the Savannah Civic Center, offering several shows from Thursday through Sunday.
Another fun, free event is Botanical Gardens' Smithsonian-grade exhibit of seashells from a collector of more than 40 years. Click here to see a slideshow with some of the selections to be shown. Who knew shells could be so interesting?
Finally, this weekend (and into next), there are many great art offerings, but we're going to focus on two big ones. First is the 2-D National Competition Exhibition at Armstrong Atlantic State University, with a gallery reception Friday night. Come see a variety of work from talented artists from across the country, including several home-grown ones.
Starting this weekend, the PULSE Art + Technology Festival will offers some pre-fest workshops at locations around town. Head to our Big Calendar to find more on these events, some of which require registration beforehand. This festival itself runs from Jan. 29-Feb. 1 with a host of free, interactive installations, workshops and shows for all ages.
These are our picks, but you can find all the week's music, art, theater and community events on our Big Calendar. If you sign up, you can even create your own list, like mine shown below.
When you look back on this weekend, do you want to remember sitting on your couch, or would you rather reminisce about the amazing art show, concert or other event you took part in? We've done our job ... It's now up to you to grab those scarves and gloves and get out and DO something, Savannah!
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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