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.
Girls on the Run Spring 5K: 7:30 a.m. May 4, walk/run at 9 a.m.; Hutchinson Island; $30 at bit.ly/2DmpphX. Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for the 13th Annual Spring 5K, celebrating the end of the Spring Season. GOTR Pop Up Shop features attire with empowering messages and GOTR gear and accessories. The Kid Zone features games, food, drinks and more.Discount codes are available online for family members who wish to walk or run with their girl. Medals will be awarded to everyone who crosses the finish line.
SCAD Sand Arts Festival: 10 a.m. May 3; Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion, Tybrisa St. Wander through a maze of amazing sand sculptures this weekend as SCAD hosts the annual Sand Arts Festival on Tybee Island.
Derby Day: 3 p.m. May 4; The Lost Square, 412 Williamson St.; Free general admission, $45 VIP. The Alida’s rooftop bar, The Lost Square, will host a special Derby Day party to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, complete with custom cocktails. Live entertainment will keep the party going, and for those two short minutes The Lost Square will have plenty of screens, ensuring everyone has a prime viewing spot.
Neighborhood Comics grand opening: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4; Neighborhood Comics, 1205 Bull St.; Free. A brand new comic book store in the Starland District will be opening its doors on Saturday with a Free Comic Book Day. There will be costumed characters roaming the block posing for pictures, while epic pinball competitions are waged all day long. Purrvana will ink Henna tattoos, and professional comic book artist Tracy Yardley will offer free sketches. There will be craft beer and food trucks on site as well.
Mars Theatre five year anniversary: 7 p.m. May 2, 3; Mars Theatre, 106 S. Laurel St., Springfield, Ga.; $5; marstheatre.com. The Mars Theatre has reached the five year mark, and to celebrate, they will be offering discounted tickets to see “The Wizard of Oz.” Read more in this week’s Film Scene column.