April’s First Friday in the Starland District and elsewhere along the Bull Street corridor attracted one of the event’s best crowds ever, so I’m expecting a big turnout for May 4.
As usual for First Friday, Sulfur Studios at 2301 Bull St. will have a lot to offer.
From 6 to 9 p.m., most of the studios at Sulfur will be open. You can peruse the list of current renters of the 27 studios at sulfurstudios.org. It’s an intriguing list that represents a variety of creative genres and includes a few small businesses.
Sulfur will also be exhibiting “Reflections on Desires” by Anya Mitchell and "SIGN-LIGHT: Consumer Culture in the American Landscape," a photography show by Tianran Qin.
On May 5, Sulfur Studios will be hosting the art show and dance party "What the Funk?," which you can read about elsewhere here in Do.
House of Strut at 17 W. 41st St. (at the corner of Whitaker Street) has also become an important First Friday hub. This month the vintage store will present the funk band Magnificent Noise in addition to sets by DJ OB-1 Benobi. The music gets rolling at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover.
Other businesses in the immediate area will also have special events and promotions.
The new Two Tides Brewing Co., 12 W. 41st St., is bringing in Chazito’s Latin Cuisine, which is one of the city’s most popular food trucks and recently won top honors in the Savannah Morning News' Best of the Best: Coastal Empire contest. Two Tides’ comfortable second-floor taproom has been a big hit with the neighborhood since opening in March.
The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St., has been open for many years, maturing into a focal point of the neighborhood on First Friday, especially as the evening turns into night. The bar’s large outdoor patio is perfect for community gatherings.
Of course, if you’re checking out Two Tides, The Wormhole, Say Hey’s & Mary, The Vault or any of the other nearby establishments with alcohol licenses, you should keep in mind that to-go cups are not allowed in the neighborhood.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.