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. To have your event considered for this list, email See the full list of events at


Aug. 2-25 

“In the Jungle” dance cabaret: 11 p.m. August 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25; Carnival Bar Theatre (accessed through House of Mata Hari), 306 W. Lower Factor’s Walk; 21 and up; $20, VIP $30 at 912-272-7601,, The Downtown Delilahs put a modern twist on burlesque. Ticket is a one-night “guest key” to House of Mata Hari.



Aug. 3 

First Fridays in Starland: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3; various locations; free; Sulfur Studios hosts its open studio night and street fair with vendors and food trucks. Check out a variety of art receptions at businesses, restaurants and galleries around the Starland District.


Aug. 4 

Back-to-school giveaways: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Con-Ed Resource and Development Services, 714 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Virginia College, 14045 Abercorn St., Suite 1503; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Free events offer school supplies, food, health screenings, activities and more. More info about civic center event here.


Aug. 5 

WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour: 7 p.m. Aug. 5; Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.; $15 and up at New VIP packages (starting at $349) allow fans to walk the aisle and meet the wrestlers. Do Savannah talks to WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley here.



Aug. 9 

“Our Underwater World, Dive Deep with Gray’s Reef”: 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9; One Hundred Miles, 2424 Drayton St., Suite B; free, reservations required to 912-264-4111,, Take a virtual dive into Gray’s Reef, Georgia’s only National Marine Sanctuary, in this interactive presentation.