Art, food, beer.

Or maybe I should put that another way: beer, food, art.

Whatever your priorities, Art on Tap returns to the Telfair Museums' Jepson Center from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18. This month's event features Southbound Brewing Company, an increasingly popular local craft brewer located on Lathrop Avenue, just over the Bay Street viaduct from downtown.

Tickets for Art on Tap are available via or at the door. They're just $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. A ticket includes one drink, light appetizers and museum admission.

In addition to providing complimentary appetizers, the Jepson Café will also be open for dinner. I have been extremely impressed with several meals at the café over the last year, especially with the soup specials, the deviled eggs of the day ($5) and the prosciutto, fig and brie panini ($11).

As I noted in this space a few weeks ago, the Jepson is now hosting some especially provocative exhibits, including "Whitfield Lovell: Deep River," "Savannah Collects" and "Port City: The Savannah Riverfront through Artists' Eyes."

All three of those shows are closing in early 2015, so time is slipping away.

Those who enjoy events like Art on Tap, or who enjoy viewing art whenever they want, might also want to consider Telfair membership. Individual memberships are just $45, and dual and family memberships are only $75.

Artists, students, teachers, non-residents and members of the military pay even less, and memberships of $75 or less are discounted 20 percent between now and Dec. 31. That's quite a bargain. Check out the Telfair website for details.

Those who are interested in literature, literacy and the legacy of native Savannahian Flannery O'Connor might want to check out a special event at 9 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Starfish Community Garden at the corner of West Gwinnett and East Broad streets.

The morning gathering marks the debut of The Flannery O'Connor Book Trail, which will dot the roads from Savannah to O'Connor's adulthood home in Milledgeville with Little Free Libraries.

It's a fun and ambitious project that you'll be reading more about soon. Check out the Facebook page for the Flannery O'Connor Book Trail for more info.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged ( Email