Say “hello” to June in the best way possible by taking part of some of the great events Savannah is offering. Here is a list of some of the hottest happenings around town this month.  Remember to check back regularly as events are added as they are announced.

SCAD Museum of Art invites teens to special teen workshops this summer, June and Late July 2022-4-6PM Thursdays

Admission to the workshop is $10 each. All skill levels welcome. Materials are supplied. Boxed dinner provided. To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu.

Upcoming summer teen workshops @ SCAD MOA include:

Thurs. June 23 2022: Chill and thrill at color theory. Tour Katharina Grosse’s exhibition Chill Seeping and discuss the many ways of looking at the work. Then experiment with an alternative dyeing method to create unique color field studies. Learn more here.

Thurs. July 21 2022: Explore Patrick Dougherty’s immersive, site-specific sculpture made of tree saplings. Then design your own whimsical creation to enliven our human desire to dream and imagine. Get immersed in land art. Learn more here.

Thurs. July 28 2022: Explore Southern history and vernacular. Watch A Thousand Miles and Counting, a SCAD-produced documentary exploring William and Ellen Craft’s historic journey to freedom. Then discover the revolutionary work of artist Beverly Buchanan, whose experimental “shack” structures explore the relationship between memory — personal, historical, or geographical — and place. Afterward, work with varied and uncommon materials to build your own model dwelling. Learn more here.

Stonewall Block Party, June 25th-3:00pm-10:00pm

To commemorate Stonewall and celebrate the First City Pride Center’s 5th Anniversary, join them for a free block party on Bull Street between E 31st and E 33rd Street. Join FCPC as they rock the block celebrating their five-year anniversary and commemorating Stonewall with musical entertainment, advocacy & community organizations, free HIV testing, lip-sync drag contests, interactive games, food trucks and drinks, and they’re just getting started. Happy Birthday FCPC, indeed!

 

Lucas Theatre Presents Disney Classics, June 26th-3:00pm

There are Disney classics. And then there are Disney classics that demand to be viewed on the big screen. Shot in Super Technirama 70, the gorgeous multi-plane compositions that bring the fairy tale wonder of Princess Aurora to life leave no doubt this is one of Walt Disney’s true masterpieces. Simply put, Maleficent has never looked more magnificent! A beloved Lucas tradition returns this summer! Share the magic of the big screen with the next generation at these screenings of classic Disney films featuring themed giveaways, special guests, and other surprises. It’s an enchanting experience for both the young and young at heart. Tickets are $5 for SCAD Card holders, students, seniors, and military; $8 general admission; and FREE for children 12 and under.

 

Homegrown Summer Jam, June 30th-6:30pm

Support all your favorite Savannah Americana performers at Victory North Savannah Thursday, June 30t. Featuring: Eric Britt and the Hologram, Matt Eckstine and Friends, Lyn Avenue, Aaron Zimmer and other special guests to be announced!

 

Might as well start on planning fun in JULY as well…

Independence Drag Spectacular, July 1st-7:30pm

Kick off 4th of July weekend with a BANG!! Celebrate with some of the BEST Drag Entertainers in the Southeast! Hosted by Savannah’s own, Jordan Sophia Alexander ! With performances by Anaya DeVore, Shesha Manson , & Jordan! Surprise Special Guest Performer announcement closer to date! Food Truck on Site! Delicious cocktail menu by GhostCoast ! And beats by DJ Jose! We’re bound to have a fabulous time! Get your tickets while they last! They will go fast!

 

Holiday Weekend Hangs on DeSoto Avenue, July 2nd-3:00pm-9:00pm

Here’s something they’re really excited about! Their buds Fon x Won will be back serving on De Soto Ave during their Holiday Weekend Hangs on Saturday, July 2nd. They’ll have the usual De Soto block party treats: cold beer, slushies, seltzies…. But will be adding a few vendors to the line-up as well. More details about that soon. In the meantime, click the link for a sneak peek of the menu and save the date.

 

THE SPITFIRE GRILL Charity Partnership, July 9th-2:00pm

Join them for this special Saturday Matinee benefiting SAFE SHELTER Center for Domestic Violence Services. 20% of the ticket sales from this performance will go directly to this wonderful Savannah organization. Their mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families, and our community. Go to SafeShelter.org for more information or to donate directly. THE SPITFIRE GRILL is an American musical with music & book by James Valcq and lyrics & book by Fred Alley, based on the 1996 film by Lee David Zlotoff.
THE STORY: A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the Grill wins. Soon, mail arrives by the wheelbarrow and things really start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Little Gracie’s 140th Birthday Tour w/Luncheon, July 9th-9:00am-1:00pm

Bonaventure Cemetery’s Little Gracie turns 140! The 2.5 hr tour with Shannon Scott will cover sculptor John Walz’ dozens of monuments, his gravesite w/finish at Grace’s burial plot. The optional luncheon at the amazing Erica Davis Lowcountry Restaurant will feature an unveiling of a bronze statue done by Walz in Paris as a student with other Walz, Gracie & Bonaventure rarities on display. A beautiful Little Gracie inspired statue cake to be served following lunch by baker Tina Arnsdorff & commemorative posters signed by host Shannon Scott for patrons. Gracie t-shirts, mugs, etc for sale. Limited Tickets! Beer & Wine available w/lunch. Lunch is ordered off of menu at Erica Davis Lowcountry & paid separately.

 

Savannah Screening of Last of the Right Whales, July 12th-6:30pm

From the only known calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, the award-winning LAST OF THE RIGHT WHALES follows the North Atlantic right whale migration and the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. Now climate change is forcing right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear.

North Atlantic right whales (Georgia’s State mammal) are dying faster than they can reproduce. With less than 350 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. Instead, they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. If we don’t stop killing them, in 20 years they could be extinct. With unprecedented access to film the right whale migration, LAST OF THE RIGHT WHALES brings a message of hope about the most at-risk great whale on the planet.

The film will be followed by an audience Q&A with whale experts.

Orin Swift Wine Dinner at Bohemian Hotel, July 14th-7:00pm

Chef Katie MacKay, utilizing fresh ingredients and twists on classic dishes, has created an amazing menu comprising items from all around the globe. The beverage team lead by Roman Varjabedian has paired these dishes with amazing wines from the Orin Swift Winery. Sommelier Danny Skalak will be in attendance to speak on the wines behalf and how they pair best with both the dishes you will be enjoying as well as how you can utilize them at home for your own cooking.