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

March 16

Ribs & Whiskey: 6-9 p.m. March 16; Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St.; Beauregard's Chariot: A BowTie Barbecue food truck will be smoking ribs using the staves of Ghost Coast whiskey barrels. It's the only chance you'll have to get your hands on an exclusive BowTie BBQ/Ghost Coast sauce. Taste the limited one-year batch of 1824 whiskey, celebrating the year of Savannah's first St. Patrick's Day parade.

March 16

Hip-hop and sketch comedy: 8 p.m. March 16; Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St.; $10; Charleston, S.C.-based dynamic duo, rapper BLKPAPA (Jordan Scott Edwards) and his trusty DJ White Smoke (Joshua Christian), are bringing “Mystery Meat: The Mixtape Vol. 1” to Savannah courtesy of Front Porch Improv. “Mystery Meat” is half rap concert, half sketch comedy show. Expect crazy characters, original rhymes and maximum carnage.

March 15-18

Tybee Island Marine Science Center events: March 15-18; Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Ave.; prices vary; reserve tickets at 912-786-5917. Enjoy turtle talks, beach walks and marsh treks.

March 17

Underwear Comedy Party, St. Patrick's Edition: 8:30-10 p.m. March 17. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.; $6-$8; Underwear Comedy Party features Atlanta’s best stand-up comics performing in nothing but their underwear. From thongs to long-johns, there’s no telling what the comics might wear. Or not wear, for that matter. Admission is free if you show up in your underwear! See more St. Patrick’s Day fun on Page 19 and online at

March 21

Free talk, book signing: 6 p.m. March 21; Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; free; Historian Jim Jordan speaks about his new book, “The Slave Trader’s Letter Book,” in a free talk and book signing. In 2009, Jordan discovered a lost cache of letters written by Charles Lamar, principal conspirator in the Jekyll Island landing of the slave ship Wanderer in 1858, long after the importation of Africans for slavery was declared illegal. This talk continues the museum’s documentation of the Wanderer controversy.