As Savannah's fall calendar shifts from one festival to another, it can be difficult to keep up with some of the standalone concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events that enrich the city so much.

So take note of Kristopher Monroe's art column this week about Panhandle Slim, whose new exhibit will open Nov. 3 at Bull Street Labs during First Friday in Starland.

And there's an especially exciting show that will hold its closing reception from 6-9 p.m. on First Friday at Sulfur Studios, a short block away from Bull Street Labs.

Geoff L Johnson's "The Unaffected Nude: A Photographic Retrospective" includes images of the female form in non-studio environments from the past 20 years.

As noted in the event description on Facebook, "Johnson works with friends and acquaintances, instead of professional models, and the resulting images show an organic creative process between photographer and model."

Even if you don't recognize Johnson's name, you probably know his work. His striking images have been routinely featured in this newspaper and other publications, and his music photography is stunning, as is everything else the longtime artist produces. You can see a sampling of his diverse work at

If you can't make the reception, "The Unaffected Nude" will also be on display at Sulfur Studios from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 4. 

Also on First Friday, Sulfur Studios will have an art market featuring a variety of vendors in its second-floor annex. The address is 2301 Bull St., but the annex is accessed by the stairs on the 39th Street side of the building.

Of course, there are other Starland area stores that will be buzzing with activity on the evening of Nov. 3.

It really can be overwhelming trying to keep up with all the offerings this time of year, especially for ongoing events, so I'll close this week with a reminder that the Bay Street Theatre continues its run of the musical "The Rocky Horror Show" with performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 to 5 at Club One, 1 Jefferson St. BST's annual "Rocky" production is invariably one of the highlights of the Halloween season in Savannah. Tickets are $20 to$25 at

If you've never danced the "Time Warp" at a live production of "Rocky," you don't know what you're missing.

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