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.
Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents Pixels and Pasties: 10 p.m. July; The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.; $10 general admission; $20 VIP. Savannah’s renowned burlesque troupe returns to their home venue with a brand new show, hot off a Southeast tour. The Pixels and Pasties revue will pay homage to video games, featuring a number of the troupe’s veterans and several newcomers. Read a feature story about Sweet Tease at dosavannah.com and listen to an interview with co-founder Anita Narcisse on this week’s What it Do podcast.
Mid Summer’s Night Hot Dog Eating Contest: 6-9 p.m. July 25; Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. Aint-Bad and Laney Contemporary will celebrate the photography exhibit currently on display as a part of “Aint-Bad: Collaboration” by cooking up some hot dogs. The Hot Dog Eating Contest winner will receive $50, a six-pack of Service Brewery beer and an Aint-Bad book set and tote bag. Don your finest tropical attire for this unique spectacle to finish up your summer.
Beverly Willett Book Signing: 6:30 p.m. July 30; Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St; 912-353-7757. Author Beverly Willett will be in Barnes & Noble to sign her debut memoir, “Disassembly Required.” Willett’s memoir is an exercise of honest reflection and celebrating life’s opportunities for transformation.
Drumfolk Shout and Music Society: 7 p.m. July 29; Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Parish Hall, 1802 Abercorn St.; Free; 912-232-0274. As a follow-up to their recent event Traces of the Trade, the Drumfolk Shout and Music Society’s Reclaiming Our Indigenous Power or Why Our Indigeneity Counts engages connections between slave enterprise and prime concern issues outlined in Savannah’s Integrity Threat assessment. A participatory musical jam commemorating historic locally produced culture will be featured.
Walk for Homelessness: 3 p.m. July 28; Lake Meyer Park, 7235 Sallie Mood Drive; Racing tickets $15 tickets on eventbrite.com; Free to attend. The second annual Walk for Homelessness for the Coastal Empire will feature music, vendors and light refreshments. There will be a 5K. First, second and third place winners will be awarded a prize. Proceeds will go toward benefiting the Chatham Savannah Homeless Authority’s Tiny House Project.