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.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Documentary: 5 p.m. Oct. 17; SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.; Free; scadmoa.org; The first African-American writer to gain international fame gets his due in the feature-length documentary, "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask." Join the filmmaker, Frederick Lewis, for the screening, followed by an in-depth discussion.
Oatland Island Annual Halloween Hike: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 18-19; Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah; $10 for children, $5 for adults; oatlandisland.org; Take a walk with your Trick or Treaters down the forest trail to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters. Mother Earth will be there to show you the way and along the trail to the various character and candy stops along the hike. There will be crafts, face painting, a fossil hunt and many more monstrous activities await your arrival.
Family Pumpkin Patch and Movie Night: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 18; 317 Cantyre St, Port Wentworth; Free; visitportwentworth.com; Pick your favorite pumpkin and watch 'It's a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' and 'Hocus Pocus.' Savannah Pizza Compay and Papa's Old Timey Kettle Korn will be on-site for snacks.
The De Soto Street Market: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19; 2418-2420 Desoto Ave., Savannah; desotostreetmarket.com; This edition of the De Soto Street Market features pet adoptions from the Humane Society, music by DJ Press Play, kids coloring and face-painting from Sip Shop Make and drinks for the parents from Two Tides Brewing Company. The market is family and pet friendly.
Upbeat Village: Noon-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19; Savannah African Art Museum, 201 E. 37th St.; Free; savannahafricanartmuseum.org; The free community event will feature a gallery tour, African storytelling, live music, arts and crafts for kids and workshops as part of the grand opening of the Savannah African Art Museum.