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 dosavannah.com/calendar.
Family Fun Day at Butterbean Beach: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16; Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp, Butterbean Beach, 25 Diamond Causeway; free admission; kayak rental $25 at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org. Ogeechee Riverkeeper offers a paddle tour at 9:30 a.m. (reservations required, limited space). Beach clean-up, sea shanties, art activities and kayak/SUP demos. Purchase lunch from the Burger Boat or bring a picnic.
Wizard Weekend: June 15-16; ages 21 and up; savannahwizard.com. Fans of wizard-based fantasy and fiction can expect a weekend of magic. Wizard Prom kicks off at 8 p.m. June 15 at Savannah Station; tickets are $40 at xorbia.com. Head to Savannah Taphouse for free Potterhead Wizard Trivia from noon-4 p.m. June 16, followed by a pub crawl from 5-11 p.m. June 16. Costumes encouraged. Read more in our story here.
Putt Putt for Paws: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16; start at B&D Burgers, 209 W. Congress St.; $25 in advance, $30 at the door for single players or $100 for teams of four; savgolftourneys.com. Seventh annual pub crawl and putt putt tournament to benefit Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Visit downtown businesses and play mini golf for prizes.
Free African drum, dance classes: June 16; drumming from 10:30-11:45 a.m., dancing from noon-1:30 p.m.; 2222 Bull St.; RSVP to email@example.com, 912-436-4500. Joey and Naombi Shokes have more than 30 years’ combined experience in West African drumming and dance. All ages; parents must accompany ages 6 and younger. Wear comfortable clothes.
Mountainfilm & Georgia Southern Refugee Film Festival: 6:30-8 p.m. June 19, GSU Armstrong Campus, Ogeechee Theatre, 11935 Library Drive; free and open to the public; calendar.georgiasouthern.edu. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah, Georgia Southern and Lutheran Services of Georgia present screenings of “50 Feet from Syria,” “How We Choose,” “Zain's Summer: From Refugee to American Boy” and “The Sculptor of Damascus.” Reception to follow.