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 heather.henley@savannahnow.com. See the full list of events at dosavannah.com/calendar.

 

Aug. 17

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 18, 24, 25; 3 p.m. Aug. 19; Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.; $20 at tybeeposttheater.org or 912-472-4790. Tybee Arts Association stages Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway comedy. Full story here.

 

Aug. 18

Georgia’s First Fourth: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18; Wormsloe State Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road; $2-$10; gastateparks.org/wormsloe. Did you know the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August 1776? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read back then. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more.

 

 

Aug. 18 

National Honey Bee Day: 2-5 p.m. Aug. 18; Coastal Empire Beer Co., 79 Ross Road; free, donations accepted; ceba.wildapricot.org. See honey bees in action in an observational hive. Coastal Empire will donate $1 from each pint sold to Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association. Food available from Dark Shark Taco Attack food truck.

 

Aug. 22

“The Write Thing” with Kwame Alexander: 5-6 p.m. Aug. 22; Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.; free; liveoakpl.org. Author Kwame Alexander presents engaging ways to motivate youth and inspire a love of reading and writing. Book signing to follow.

 

 

Aug. 22 

“Black is, Black Ain’t — Exploring Race, Culture and Customs on the Coast of Belize”: 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 22; Beach Institute Lecture and Learning Series, 502 E. Harris St.; free; beachinstitute.org. Kalenda Eaton is a professor of English and Pan-African Studies at Arcadia University in Philadelphia.