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 in Do’s Big Calendar.


Dec. 6-8

Savannah Burlesque Festival: Dirty South Soiree is 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Bay Street Theatre, Club One, 1 Jefferson St.; $12; Freaks and Geeks Double Feature is 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.; $20 or $30 VIP; Saturday Night Specter Spectacular is 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Jinx; $25 or $35 VIP; $65 weekend pass at Read Do's full story here.


Dec. 8

Savannah Comedy Revue: 8 p.m. Dec. 8; Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St.; $10-$15; ages 18 and older;, 314-503-9005. Ron Feingold offers a mix of comedy and a capella music as Savannah Comedy Revue celebrates its 10th anniversary.



Dec. 9

Two lectures by Bertice Berry: 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at Historic First African Baptist Church, 23 Montgomery St.; and 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St.; free and open to public; Berry, a sociologist, bestselling author and award-winning lecturer, has been named Comedian of the Year, Lecturer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, but sees her greatest achievement as being mother to her five adopted children. Hear more from Berry in this week’s Do Savannah Podcast.


Dec. 9

“I Have Marks to Make” opening: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 9; Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.; free and open to public; Telfair’s annual exhibition celebrates 24 years. Works are drawn from community partner organizations, and more than half are created in Telfair’s outreach programs. Poetry readings and performances at 2 p.m., followed by reception for participants.


Dec. 21-23 (Editor's note: This event has been rescheduled from Dec. 7-9 due to forecasted inclement weather.)

Christmas on the River: 4-10 p.m. Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 23; River Street, Rousakis Plaza; free; Visit from Santa, vendors and entertainment by local dance troupes, choral groups and musicians Jason Bible, Owen Plant and Danielle Hicks & The Resistance. First Friday Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and Lighted Christmas Parade with Grand Marshal Maci Varnell at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Portion of proceeds from Kidz Zone activities, other donations go to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.