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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Komen Savannah Race For The Cure: 6 a.m. April 27; Ellis Square; $10-$40; 912-232-2535, email@example.com, komencoastalgeorgia.org. Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is hosting its 11th Race for the Cure. The race is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Activities include a survivor procession, a survivors’ hope tent, a kids’ race, as well as the 5K race. Funds raised help provide local programs to women in need as well as cutting-edge research.
Make Savannah’s Spring Festival: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 27; 415 W. Boundary St.; Free; 912-233-1160, makesavannah.com. Make Savannah and Maven Makers will host a free spring festival featuring the local work of artisans, craftsmen and entrepreneurs. During the event, more than 30 local artisans will exhibit made-in-Savannah goods, featuring leather, jewelry, original art, woodworking, and more. There will be food trucks and live music.
La Sirena: 4 p.m. April 28; Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 1802 Abercorn St.; $10 at the door; 912-604-8983, www.savannahgoliards.org. The Goliards, a Savannah-based ancient music ensemble, will present a program of romances, lullabies and story-songs form the Sephardic heritage, which will be sun in Ladino. These songs have been collected from throughout the Mediterranean Basin with many of them antedated the 1492 Edict of Expulsion.
Geekend: April 26-27; The Savannah Cultural Arts Center, 201 Montgomery St.; $29-$299; geek-end.com. This year Geekend celebrates 10 years of bringing together Savannah's best and brightest entrepreneurs, technologists, makers, creatives, leaders, and change agents. During this two-day event, leading designers, technologists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Savannah and beyond deliver sessions which showcase Savannah's achievements in business, tech and the arts, address our toughest challenges and discuss emerging trends.
Birds, Bees & Blooms: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27; Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd.; $5 per person, free for kids under 10; friendsofthecoastalgardens.org. Spring is bursting in all its glory at the gardens. Bring the family, pack a picnic lunch, or purchase gourmet hotdogs, and enjoy a day roaming the 52 acres of beauty. There will be in-garden talks, tours, Plein air artists, plant sales, and more.