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


John Cusack: 7:30 p.m. May 15: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.; $49-$69;; John Cusack will visit Savannah for a screening of “Say Anything,” which was ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances. Following the screening will be a live conversation with Cusack regarding his career and the making of the film.

Two Tides Brewing One Year Anniversary: 12 p.m. May 11; Two-Tides Brewing, 12 W. 41st St.; Free; $60 VIP; Two Tides Brewing the Starland District’s latest addition, has embedded itself into the fabric of the neighborhood over the last year. They’ll celebrate their birthday with live music from The Heavy Pets and Squash Music with food from Farm Bluffton.

Americans in Paris: 2 p.m. May 11; The Hyatt Hotel, 2 W. Bay St.; Free; The American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) and Savannah Art Walk have once again teamed up to host “Americans in Paris.” This special event will celebrate all that Savannah and Paris have to offer – beauty, art, jazz and lots of bubbly. Live music by vocalist and storyteller Gabrielle Stravelli and guitarist Jackson Evans.

Deep Speaks: 6:30 p.m. May 13: The Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.; Free; Twice a year, the Deep Center release anthologies featuring original, vivid, and fearless stories, poems, and plays written by students in Deep’s Young Author Project. Deep Speaks will feature live readings by 45 young authors who were selected by their peers to represent each of the 15 semester-long workshops.

Gillian Trask Jewelry Bash: 6 p.m. May 9; Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Free. Enjoy a carefree night of jewelry fashion, fun, drinks and entertainment with music by Nickel Bag of Funk.