March 1 – May 17: In Living Color,Â Andy Warhol Contemporary Printmaking
Spanning three decades of Andy Warholâ€™s career, this exhibition features some of the artistâ€™s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Drawn exclusively from the rich collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, In Living Color is divided into five sections – experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warholâ€™s work is placed in conversation with other artists of the postwar era, such as Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, and Keith Haring, whose work uses color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images.Â Jepson Center for the Arts / 207 W York Street
March 5 – 7: South by Southwest Music Festival
Join us in March as hundreds of bands make the long trek down I-95 headed to Austin’s prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. The best up and coming bands stopover in Savannah’s beautiful Historic District for a three-day celebration of great music and Southern hospitality.Â www.savannahstopover.com
March 6: Art on Tap, Music Start
In collaboration with Savannah Stopover and Art Rise Savannah, join us for a journey through art and music. Enjoy a live music performance by Amythyst Kiah, small bites, and gallery tours while exploring The Visual Blues, an exhibition inspired by jazz and blues during the Harlem Renaissance. Savannah Stopoverâ€™s Band Poster exhibition also will be on display in the atrium. A wine and beer cash bar featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company will be available. Â 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM atÂ Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street,Â Free to Telfair members and Savannah Stopover wristband holders, $8 for non-members.
March 7: Cinderella
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to youâ€¦especially if you are in the audience at Columbia City Balletâ€™s full-length production of Cinderella. Having presented the beloved classic Cinderella nine times over the companyâ€™s 50-year history, this new production choreographed by Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett promises to live up to its past reputation of being an absolute favorite. Based on the French fairy tale as told by Charles Perrault, Cinderella centers around the theme of a young girlâ€™s honesty and modesty triumphing over her stepsistersâ€™ and stepmotherâ€™s greed and arrogance. The sheer artistry of the dancing, the comic brilliance of the stepsisters and the magical, clearly-portrayed story make the production the perfect family outing.Â Savannah Civic Center,Â columbiacityballet.com
March 7: St. Practice Day Charity Bar Crawl
This event will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 2-10pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Savannah Irish Committee, an all-volunteer committee that has brought to the stage many top Irish musical acts, showcased the history and literature of Ireland, and delighted in the performances of the hundreds of young Irish dancers who have taken the stage. This yearâ€™s crawl will also feature a Best Dress Leprechaun Contest! Johnnie Ganem Package and Wine Shop is donating a Basket of Cheer to the best dress leprechaun of the “St. Practice Day” Charity Bar Crawl!Â StaffordPromotions.com/SavannahEvents
March 6 – 8: Beauty and The Beast
Savannah Christian Preparatory School presents a production of Beauty And The Beast. Come watch the talented students perform in Disney’s musical at theÂ Trustees Theater.Â Admission: $10Â Phone: 912-525-5050 Â www.scadboxoffice.com
March 6 – 8:Â Sweets on the Streets
First Friday & Saturdays on the River Â – The kick off the first festival of 2015 on historic River Street.Sweets on the Street will be a weekend full of local confectioners serving up delicious cupcakes, artisan chocolates, gourmet cookies and more! Weekend festivities kick off on Friday, March 6 from 4-10 p.m. with First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willieâ€™s at 9:30 p.m., and continue on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Regional artisans will be set up along the plaza displaying and selling their hand crafted works all weekend long. Keep checking back for a detailed schedule and a list of participating sweets vendors. Admission is FREE.Â Rousakis Riverfront Plaza 115 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
March 7-15: Girl Scout Week
Celebrate 103 years of Girl Scouting in the United States and the life of the Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low, at her childhood home. Tour the Birthplace to learn about this famous American woman and the movement she started in Savannah. Explore funny anecdotes, courageous and inspirational stories and ideals of patriotism and character. Girl Scout cookies served. Â Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, National Historic Landmark, 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue (corner of Bull and Oglethorpe), Savannah, and Girl Scouts, 31401.Â Admission: Adults $10; Children $9; Family rate $28; discounts for registered Girl ScoutsÂ Phone: 912-233-4501
Tybee Island will be decked out in green with a family-friendly parade including floats, marchers and musical bands. This fun, family-friendly event is done in a unique, quirky way that only Tybee Island can do, and families are encouraged to dress in green and celebrate. The fun starts at Tybee City Hall and proceeds down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street and is free and open to the public.
The Craft Brew Race Savannah is a national 5K road race series, making its first stop in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The run/walk 5K is followed by a local craft beer festival. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K, and festival-only tickets are also available. The post-race beer festival will be held immediately following the race and feature more than 20 breweries.Â 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at theÂ Savannah Intl. Trade & Convention Center,Â Admission: $55,Â Phone: 401.787.2797 Â http://craftbrewraces.com/savannah
The celebration of Saint Patrickâ€™s Day began first in Boston in 1737. It started as a religious holiday and many Irish Catholics still begin the day by going to mass. Each year, however, St. Patrickâ€™s Day becomes a more secular event honoring and celebrating Irish heritage and culture. What is a more fitting way to celebrate then to have a parade? And what better venue is there for a parade than historic downtown Savannah? We invite you to join us in all the revelry and experience the grand tradition of the Savannah Saint Patrickâ€™s Day Parade. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Savannahâ€™s Historic District!
The historic district of downtown Savannah plays host to more than 100 performances during the annual Savannah Music Festival, providing an ideal backdrop for an event that celebrates exceptional artistry in jazz, classical, and a variety of American and international musical traditions. The 2015 festival takes place from March 19 through April 4, with a lineup that includes the debut of opera, an expansion of the number of programs staged, and the organizationâ€™s most international festival to date.Â Tickets to the 2015 festival are on sale online at savannahmusicfestival.org, by phone at (912) 525-5050, or at 216 E. Broughton Street in Savannah.
Motoring past an historic Civil War fort and winding between lush walls of bright green marsh grass, this tour combines natural and human history of coastal salt marsh with the wild beauty of Ossabaw Island. Youâ€™ll meander through narrow tidal creeks watching for dolphin, birds, and others that feed off the lushness of our marshes. Stepping ashore youâ€™ll have time for a relaxing stroll of this wild and seldom-visited beach, where you can beachcomb and enjoy the picnic lunch binoculars and bottled water; we provide a cooler and ice for your lunches and water. Â 8:00 AM – 12:30 AM atÂ Fort McAlistar Marina,Â Admission: $75 per person 5-6 people limit,Â Phone: 912-236-8115
On Tuesday, March 24th, the â€˜Pintaâ€™ and the â€˜Ninaâ€™, replicas of Columbusâ€™ Ships, will open in Savannah. The ships will be docked at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, until their departure early Monday morning March 30th. The â€˜Ninaâ€™ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship â€œthe most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.â€ The â€œPintaâ€ was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced â€˜sailing museumâ€™ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the â€˜caravelâ€™, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.Â Admission: $8 for adults; $ 7 for seniors; $6 for students 5 – 16Â www.ninapinta.org
The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannahâ€™s finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer. Savannah has the largest urban landmark Historic District in the United States. In this 2.5 square mile area, there is an astonishingly preserved genteel city encompassing the beauty, architecture and history of the old South. Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe whose colonial plan was based on a grid of residences and broad thoroughfares with spacious public squares at regular intervals. This design has blossomed into a gracious city whose downtown has been enhanced by more than fifty years of preservation activity. Twenty-two oak-canopied squares surrounded by lovely homes and churches give Savannah a character of its own. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Events fill quickly and may have limited seatings, so please reserve your tickets early! (912) 234-8054 or savannahtourofhomes.org
Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent is a large residential area developed (c. 1910) as two adjacent planned subdivisions and built to accommodate the automobile. Ardsley Park showcases broad streets with lush tree canopies and landscaped squares. Chatham Crescent has one of the only Beaux-Arts inspired â€˜City Beautifulâ€™ plans in Georgia, with a grand mall, crescent shaped avenues, and small circular parks. The district is almost completely residential and contains larger homes with expansive lawns in a variety of revival and eclectic styles which were popular in the early 20th century. Home and Garden Tours are self-guided with a different group of six to eight sites featured each of the four days. You may visit these selected sites in any order during a three-hour period at your own pace. The homes vary in age, size, and style; they may have high-stooped entries with steep steps to climb. Most are NOT handicapped accessible.Â Ardsley Park & Chatham Crescent, theÂ Admission: $45 per ticket,Â Phone: 912-234-8054
Thatâ€™s right, we are doing it again! We are determined to break this record!!! We are excited to team up with Stafford Promotions and Bar Crawl Savannah to bring you: “THE CRAWL of the SOUTH- Part 2” Savannahâ€™s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Pub Crawl! Thank you to everyone who participated in 2014. We had an absolute blast putting on this event and loved all of the positive feedback, seeing the pictures, and donating $15,000 to three great local charities. However, 2015 Part II, is going to be bigger and better! Tickets available now! $10 online registration until midnight of April 30, 2015 $15 online registration until midnight of May 29, 2015 $20 day of registration until 5pm on May 30, 2015 Keep checking back for more details and a list of all 30 participating bars!
Celebrate all of the visual arts at River Street Art Fest. The Plaza will be filled with select local, regional and national artisan exhibitors displaying an array of fine arts with interactive activities for families and kids, community performances and live music featured on the Arbor Stage throughout the weekend. Fri., 4-10 p.m. with First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willieâ€™s at 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free and open to the public. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 E. River St. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com
April 15-19:Â Tanger Outlet Savannah Grand Opening
The Tanger outlet mall is currently under construction. The target opening date for the new outlet mall in Pooler GA is scheduled for April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am. Â This 400,000 square foot mega center will house about 90 upscale brand name retailers. The Tanger Outlets are expected to contribute $10 million in tax revenue and over 900 full and part time jobs. Â This is going to be a great addition to an already fast developing area. The Tanger outlets are conveniently located off of I-95 and The Pooler Parkway in an already bustling area that has recently added restaurant classics such as Olive Garden, Loganâ€™s Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, Wild Wing Cafe, Mellow Mushroom and World of Beer. That area also includes popular retailers such as TJ Maxx, Kay Jewelers, Kirklandâ€™s, Michaelâ€™s, Walmart, Home Depot, Rack Room Shoes and many more.Â For more information:Savannah Tanger Outlet
This is the 10th year and 1st in Savannah, GA! Our Mission is to provide a stage for a wide variety of talented individuals who desire to make a positive impact in this society. To continue its philosophy of nurturing and developing the scene, we enable music fans to experience the energy, excitement, and passion that have made KiTTENFEST one of the best ways to spend this summer. KiTTENFEST features 3 days, over 70 artists, overnight camping, 2 rolling stages, and mostly 45-minute sets (headliners excluded) ensuring punchy showcases with less fillers. We believe in the simple philosophy of showcasing up and coming talent by providing them with a platform for you to experience the dynamics of an arts festival. The entertainment is seamless and non-stop. Why: Our Mission is to provide a stage for a wide variety of talented individuals who desire to make a positive impact in this society. Who: 18+ Please do not forget your ID What Else: Full Lineup Announcement on February 1Â www.StaffordPromotions.com/SavannahEvents
The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theaterâ€™s major fundraising events. Now in its seventh year, the festival will feature five fun and unique wine and food experiences â€“ all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.tybeewinefestival.com.
SCAD’s annual Sidewalk Arts Festival draws thousands of visitors each year to view temporary chalk masterpieces created on the sidewalks of historic Forsyth Park. Participants represent SCAD’s many areas of study; different artistic styles are inspired by different cultures, interests and disciplines. In its 34rd year, the event features a chalk art competition, children’s drawing areas for young artists, food, drinks and music.Â 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM atÂ Forsyth Park,Â Admission: FreeÂ sidewalkarts.scad.edu
April 30:Â Savannah Philharmonic Chorus, Kings & Queens
Join the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus for an exquisite evening of choral music fit for kings and queens. G. F. Handel The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem) Ralph Vaughan Williams O Taste and See Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes Paul Basler Psalm 150 Samuel Sebastian Wesley Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace Moses Hogan Ride On, King Jesus CONDUCTOR: Dr. Monica Harper, Chorus MasterÂ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM,Â St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,Â Admission: $20,Â Phone: 912-525-5050,Â www.savannahphilharmonic.org