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.
Ben Tucker Memorial Concert: 3 p.m. June 2; Wright Square; Free. The 6th annual Ben Tucker Memorial Jazz Concert brings together the city’s top players for a memorial to the man who helped revive jazz in Savannah. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, water and chairs.
North of Victory: 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 6; The Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.; Free. “North of Victory: Savannah’s Soulful Signage,” on display earlier this year at The Sentient Bean, will move to The Jewish Educational Alliance and be on display from June 2-30. This photography exhibition is a sampling of Savannah’s rich cache of hand-painted signs from storefronts and facades of predominately African-American churches, barbershops and beauty salons, restaurants and seafood emporiums, and auto repair and car wash businesses.
Sensory Soft Saturday: 2:30 p.m. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd.; $8, free for members; email@example.com, 912-441-9106. Savannah Children's Museum will stay open late from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for families with special needs or autistic children to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming. The exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 and younger. Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited.
Fish Fry and BBQ: 11:30 a.m. June 1; 1520 Old Dean Forest Rd.; $7, free for children 10 and under. The Savannah Regional Central Labor Council will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry and BBQ. Elected officials and candidates for elected office will be in attendance. There will be a waterslide, horseshoes and bean bag toss as well.
Luncheon with Patti Callahan Henry: 12 p.m. June 5; Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd.; $35; eventbrite.com. New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry will launch her new novel, “The Favorite Daughter,” with a luncheon to benefit Senior Citizen’s Inc.’s Ruth Byck Adult Daytime Care Center. This event is sponsored by E. Shaver Booksellers. Lunch and a signed copy of the book are included with the ticket.