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 interests each week. To have your event considered for this list, email jpeacock@savannahnow.com.

Barranquilla Carnival: 2 p.m. March 23; Antojo Latino, 44 Posey St.; Free; Barranquilla’s Carnival (Carnaval de Barranquilla) is one of Colombia’s most famous folkloric celebrations and second biggest carnival in the world. Join Antojo Latinos and Agenda Latina on Posey Street as they bring Columbia to Savannah. The public will be able to enjoy hours of entertainment by Quillami a folklore dance group from Miami, live music by Savannah Latin Swing, Marisol Hernandez with the Zumba girls. There will also be a crowning of the Barranquilla Pageant Queen.

 

Savannah Local Author Day: 1 p.m. March 24; Lafayette Square; Free; The Book Lady Bookstore, in conjunction with the Flannery O’Connor Birthday Parade and Street Fair, will host over 40 local and regional authors, novelists, memoirists, regional historians, poets, children’s books and regional publishers, who will be on hand to sign and sell books. Read more about the day at dosavannah.com.

 

P.O.P. Power of Performance: 9 p.m. March 23; The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.; $10 general admission, $20 VIP. eventbrite.com. The Savannah Sweet Tease are bringing back some their most polished and powerful acts for one night. Join us for an evening of a little bit of everything, and then some. It’s a sweet mixed bag of nuts, with a little bit of spice, and all that sass.

 

Paint Out Savannah: 10 a.m. March 21-23; 232 Bull St.; $10-$30; paintoutsavannah@gmail.com, 912-346-8048. Savannah's Plein Air Painting Competition takes place over three days this weekend. Explore the scenic river bluff, serene squares and historical landmarks that make Savannah so unique and find your paintable moment among the azaleas and hanging moss. Enjoy demos from Joseph Gyurcsak with Utrecht Art Supplies and local painter Robert Isley.

Pegasus Riding Academy, Spring Volunteer Orientation: 1 p.m. March 23; Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave.; prasav.org, 912-547-6482. Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing safe, professional and ethical equine assisted activities for individuals with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist these special children. Horse experience not necessary. Patience and dedication are necessary.