The Top 5 features a variety of Savannah’s best arts, music, theater and community events. We aim to include something for all ages and income levels each week. If you have an event coming up you’d like to be considered for this list, email heather.henley@savannahnow.com.

 

March 30

Rock ‘n’ roll with Sylvie Simmons: 7 p.m. March 30; The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St.; free; thebookladybookstore.com. Legendary rock journalist Sylvie Simmons, who authored Leonard Cohen’s biography, will answer questions and share her experiences. Read Do Savannah’s interview with Simmons here.

 

Comedy Planet: 8:30-10 p.m. March 30; The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.; $7-$12; ages 18 and older; ticketfly.com. In August 2015, comedian Quincy Jones was diagnosed with Stage IV mesothelioma. Friends set up a Kickstarter to produce his stand-up special, and his story went viral after he appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” After raising over $50,000, Jones filmed a special at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. “Burning the Light” aired on HBO on June 2.

March 30-31

Randy’s Annual Jam Weekend: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 30-31; Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. U.S. 80, Bloomingdale; free; randywoodmusic.com. Musicians from around the country will visit and play. Anyone is welcome to sit in and play or just enjoy the music.

 

Fort McAllister events: March 30-31; Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill; $5-$9; 912-727-2339 or FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org. For Friday at the Forge, the blacksmiths will be casting musket balls from 4-4:30 p.m. March 30. Take a Sunset Bat Hike at 7:30 p.m. March 30. At Soldier Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31, a ranger and a Civil War soldier will discuss fort history.

 

April 4

MLK panel discussion: 11 a.m. April 4; Savannah State University’s Torian Auditorium, Howard Jordan building; free and open to the public; savannahstate.edu. A panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature Otis S. Johnson, Ph.D., SSU scholar-in-residence. Question-and-answer session to follow.

 

“The Radical King” lecture: Noon April 4; First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.; $7; lunch available with reservation; RSVP to seniorcitizensinc.org or 912-236-0363. The Learning Center of Senior Citizens Inc. will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a lecture by the University of Georgia’s Dr. Robert A. Pratt.