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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See the full list of events at www.dosavannah.com/calendar.
Komen Savannah Race for the Cure: April 21; 6 a.m. registration, 7:45 a.m. survivor processional, 8 a.m. Kids’ Race, 8:15 a.m. 1-mile walk, 8:30 a.m. 5K, 10 a.m. closing ceremony; Ellis Square, West Congress Street; register/donate at www.komencoastalgeorgia.org/race. To celebrate its 10th race anniversary, those who fundraise or donate at least $100 receive a commemorative pin. Funds support breast cancer patients’ needs in our communities and research for a cure. Read more about Komen Coastal Georgia and this year’s race here.
Reptile and Amphibian Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21; Skidaway Island State Park, Interpretive Center, 52 Diamond Causeway; $5 to park; 912-598-2300 or www.gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. Meet reptiles and amphibians, play games, make crafts, get your face painted and try archery with a ranger.
The Gathering at Geechee Kunda: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21; Geechee Kunda Cultural Center, 622 Ways Temple Road, Riceboro; $5; www.geecheekunda.com, email@example.com, 912-884-4440. The community is invited to “An Ancestral Memoriam” featuring the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, African Spirit and other performances, “edu-tainment,” arts and crafts and treats.
“Senior Moments” cabaret show: 3 p.m. April 22; Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.; $15 adults, $10 children 12 and younger; www.tybeeposttheater.org. The Paris Dancers & Second Act Performing Company cabaret features music from Broadway, jazz, oldies, clogging, tap, country, rock, comedy and a salute to our military. Cast members, many former professional dancers, range in age from 55 to 83. Read more about the show here.
13th annual Savannah Spoken Word Festival: Various times and locations April 23-28; ticket prices vary at www.eventbrite.com; info at www.facebook.com/savwordfestival. Savannah’s Speakeasy Benefit is 7-10 p.m. April 23 at Sulfur Studios; Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show is 8-10 p.m. April 24 at The Sentient Bean; Sapiosexual Sessions is 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Exclusives Lounge; Creatively Crafted open mic night is 9 p.m. April 26 at Stafford’s Public House; The Grown Folks Poetry Slam is 7:30-10:30 p.m. April 27 at Non-Fiction Gallery; and Spitfire Saturdays: A Red Carpet Event with Ashlee Haze and Detyme Poet is 7:30 p.m. April 28 at Windsor Hall.