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 email@example.com.
Free ice cream, 10K scoop challenge: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 23; Ellis Square; Free; 912-651-7420. Sponsored by Mayfield Creamery Moose Tracks, every scoop of ice cream that is eaten will equal a $1 donation to the Salvation Army for community programs. This event is family and dog friendly. There will be ice cream, games and a few surprise celebrity appearances.
Revisiting: "Traces of the Trade": 7 p.m. May 24; The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Parish Hall, 1802 Abercorn St.; Free; 912-232-0274. Through her family history, Katrina Brown tells the story of the Triangle Trade route once used for human trafficking. After a screening of Brown’s documentary, a structured dialogue will focus on global, national and local slave trade enterprises in how they threaten Savannah’s National Heritage Landmark status and how modern manifestations of slavery, like gentrification, prevent a healthy society.
Peter Pan: 8 p.m. May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 7, 8; 3 p.m. May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 8, 9; Savannah’s Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr.; $20, $15 for ages 1-18, seniors and military; etix.com, 912-238-9015. This classic adventure story with Peter Pan, Tiger Lily and the nefarious Captain Hook is fun for all ages. Prepare to be swept away with flying effects and a cast of local performers to Neverland.
Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours: 5-8 p.m. May 25; Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd.; $45; eventbrite.com. Shannon Scott will conduct an after hours event revealing the hidden from the layers and legions of secret societies to root doctor ritual work. Gangsters, bootleggers, murderous lovers and other taboo tales are shared on this tour.
Tybee Sea Camp: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. May 27-Aug. 2; Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Ave. Tybee Island; $30 per module; tybeemarinescience.org. Kicking off Memorial Day weekend, this educational camp for students ages 6-11 includes outdoor beach times in addition to classroom learning. There is one morning and one afternoon module offered with a cap of 15 campers.