From wine to cabaret to gnomes, there are seemingly endless options for your Savannah weekend. We've narrowed down the list, so now it's up to you to make some choices.
To start, the weekend offers two opportunities to get moving while helping raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention and research. West Chatham County is hosting its Relay For Life beginning Friday night, and Saturday morning ushers in the Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Savannah. Grab your walking shoes and plan to make it to one of these worthy events.
After those charity events, you'll have earned a stop at the Tybee Wine Festival, which began Wednesday and runs through Sunday. This event is in its sixth year and, much like a fine wine, only continues to improve with age. You can just take in a tasting, or attend a full wine dinner to check out the island's fine dining options.
Thursday brings a great band in the form of a unique business mixer. ThincSavannah is offering its second "Year of the Local" event, this time featuring Southern roots and blues group J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, and of course, locally sourced and brewed food and libations.
Another act to catch will be Oregon-based band Horse Feathers, performing Friday at one of the newer venues on Congress Street, Ampersand.
The performance happening Saturday at Dollhouse Productions may not fit into a genre, but should prove extremely entertaining. CirqueDeCabaret, put on by Atlanta's Bedlam Presents, will feature aerial performances, drag acts, singers and more. Don't miss your chance to get in on the action, as organizers say sometimes the line is blurred between audience members and performers.
Comic book fans, gamers and more will find some fun at the third GnomeCon from Friday-Sunday at the Coastal Georgia Center. Don't miss writer/director Larry Blamire's screenings of his campy films "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" and "Trail of the Screaming Forehead."
Speaking of movies, Film Scene columnist Jim Reed has the rundown on Friday's one-day screening of "Enemy," a new thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The Lucas also has a somewhat unconventional pairing, with "Fight Club" on Friday and "Zoolander" on Saturday.
Theater fans, especially those who love musicals, are in for a few treats. Armstrong's Masquers troupe will be presenting "Godspell" this weekend and the next. Then from Sunday-Tuesday, the Maritime Ministry Players will stage "The Last Supper," just in time for Passover. And if you're interested in seeing the work of Savannah's budding young artists, you can see free performances throughout Friday and Saturday during Armstrong's High School One-Act Play Festival.
If you're looking to add some unique items to your closet, a new boutique shopping event is hosting its opening weekend Friday and Saturday. 'Tiques tours take you all over Savannah's best shops, with special discounts and behind-the-scenes info for participants.
It won't technically be the weekend, but you won't want to miss SCAD Style beginning Monday. All these lectures and panel discussions with leading design industry experts are offered free to the public. Take this opportunity to learn from the best and become a more stylish you, just in time for spring in Savannah!
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Heather Henley is the editor of Do Savannah. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter @HeatherDHenley. View the Do Savannah "Big Calendar" mobile app