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.
Philharmonic in the Streetz: 1 p.m. May 19; Edgemere Sackville Park, intersection of Cedar St. and DeLessups Ave.; Free; savannahphilharmonic.org. Philharmonic musicians perform on an outdoor stage and the lines between audience and musicians will be blurred. The crowd is encouraged to dancie, sing and occasionally come on stage. Food, live music and community will be the focus of this block party.
S.S. Savannah’s trans-Atlantic anniversary: 5 p.m. May 22; Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd.; Free; 912-232-1511. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum celebrates the 200th anniversary of the steamship Savannah’s trans-Atlantic crossing, which was the world’s first oceanic voyage under steam. The evening will include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Band, complimentary hors d’oevres and celebratory beverages.
Hard Hat Tour: 11 a.m. May 18; Kessler Plant Riverside District Construction Office, 3 MLK Jr. Blvd.; Free for members, $5 donation, non-members; RSVP cmalloy@myHSF.org or 912-233-7787. The Historic Savannah Foundation concludes Preservation Month with a tour of the Kessler Plant Riverside District. As Savannah’s original freight port and the site of its large, coal fired power plant, the Plant Riverside District connects history to the present.
Stand Up for Kids Comedy Competition: 7 p.m. May 18; American Legion Ballroom, 1108 Bull St.; $40; email@example.com. Local funny folks Andy Blair, Tommy Nickoloff, Jessica Leigh Lebos, Laiken Love, Karen Franklin and Paul Meyers will perform stand up routines and skits. The event proceeds will provide specialty tutors to youth in our community who are autistic and/or currently performing below grade level.
Relay for Life: 4 p.m. May 17; Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Dr.; $10 registration fee; Nicoletta.firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants join together at the Coastal Empire’s annual Relay for Life to help raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society (ACS). ACS attacks cancer in dozens of ways—from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities to help those affected by cancer. This year’s theme, Wipe Out Cancer, will celebrate survivors and those who have passed.