Say “hello” to May 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.

Terrarium Class at Planted in Savannah, May 26th-6:00pm-7:30pm

They’re back for their next terrarium class! All supplies needed to build a nice size terrarium are supplied! Please DM to reserve your spot, there are only 8 and they’ll go quickly. Prepayment of $65 is required to hold your place—responding to the event alone will not!

 

Fly the Fortress & Friends in Savannah, GA, May 26th-May 30th-10:00am-4:00pm

The public is invited to enjoy onboard tours and warbird flights with the aircraft crews at Sheltair Aviation Services, 100 Eddie Jungemann Drive, Savannah, GA 31408. Admission to the event is $10 per adult, $5 for children under 12, and $20 for a family of up to five and includes access to all the aircraft for cockpit tours. Warbird flights start as low as $100 on the Navy transport, seats on the B-17 start at $495, and at $995 on the dive-bomber. Ground tours will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday through Monday, May 26 – 30, excluding flying times.
Those who wish to fly can call 855-FLY-A-B17 (1-855-359-2217) or reserve online at the ticket link in this event.

 

Shabazz Seafood Festival: Memorial Day Weekend 2022, May 27th-May 30th-12:00pm-8:00pm

The Shabazz Seafood Festival is back for Memorial Day Weekend. They’re featuring the Shabazz Seafood Platter that includes Shabazz fish, shrimp, crab, fries, and salad. Located at 502 West Victory Drive.Just minutes away from Downtown Savannah. Delivery: UberEats & Doordash. All forms of payment are accepted. Check out their menu here: shabazzseafood.com/menu

Savannah Salutes Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th-May 30th-(Times Vary)

The four-day “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Plant Riverside District will offer free live music as well as live aerial performances by Cirque Divina and food and drink options for all ages. Featured performers include Charleston’s premier party band Super Deluxe on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.; blues, soul and funk band Earthtonez on Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m.; Laiken Love and the Fellowship of Love on Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m.; Bluffton, S.C.’s Whitley Deputy Band on Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m.; and favorite local rock band Individually Twisted on Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m. “This four-day, family-friendly event at Plant Riverside District is the perfect way to kick-off the summer with live music, entertaining performances and much more,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “They invite area residents and visitors to join them at the ‘Savannah Salutes’ Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Plant Riverside District as we honor our nation’s brave servicemen and servicewomen.” Guests are invited to bring their own blankets to enjoy a Memorial Day weekend picnic at Plant Riverside District or can purchase blankets on-site.

MTC Vocal Academy Hosts Hummus A Tune, May 28th-2:00pm

MTC Vocal Academy is putting on a concert! And it’s sponsored by their other business, @isreallyhummus ! So come on out, listen to some amazing storytelling and singing, and have some hummus! 1000 Eisenhower Dr. Free Admission!

 

Purple Madness at Tybee Island Pier, May 28th-7:00pm

Join them on the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Saturday May 28th for the one and only Purple Madness. This is a free event for all to enjoy.
The “Purple Madness” is the ultimate celebration of the most widely beloved entertainer and profoundly influential artist of all-time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as, high energy and a “must see” performance.

 

Undergo Festival, May 28th-May 29th, (times vary)

A bi-annual visual and performing arts festival curated by artists for all within the Savannah communities. This UnderGo festival is hosted by local band Lulu the Giant and local non-profit Repurpose Savannah. Join them for an inclusive family-friendly 2 day festival that is free and open to the public.

 

Colonial Park Cemetery Tour, May 28th-11:00am-12:00pm

To celebrate being named Best Walking Tour and Best Tour Guide by Connect Savannah’s readers, they’ll be offering their popular Colonial Park Cemetery Tour at 11:00 AM on May 28. This hour-long tour begins with the history of the cemetery. They’ll then move throughout, meeting the residents. Some are famous, some should be. Others met surprising fates. You’ll see both the oldest and “newest” stones still in existence. They’ll end with some surprising recent trivia. Per city restrictions, this tour does have a maximum capacity and will likely sell out. Please remember, this is a historic tour, NOT a ghost tour. Please feel free to contact them with any questions!

 

The Diggery Dino Show, May 28th-8:00pm

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his dinosaur fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and an amazing thing happens. The show has incredible props including large interactive animated characters, dinosaur bones, a giant dinosaur egg and beautiful puppets. Combined with intriguing magic and rocking music, this is the Story Ship’s most memorable adventure. Audience members constantly interact with the animated dinosaurs, scan with the DINA, help solve puzzles and dance. Only you can help stop the dinosaur invasion and save the world!

 

 

***And now for JUNE***

 

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 2 2022: Transcend 2D self-portraiture. Hayv Kahraman’s images of Middle Eastern women are representations of the artist’s mind, body, and spirit. Tour her exhibition The Touch of Otherness, then give form to a 2D marionette that can be posed and positioned to represent your own life experiences. Learn more here.

Thurs. June 9 2022: Join SCAD photography specialists to learn hot techniques for high fashion photos. Bring a camera photo or digital camera. Learn more here.

Thurs. June 16 2022: Design experimental furniture with unusual materials. Discover the dexterous materiality of Sang Hoon Kim’s works in his SCAD MOA exhibition Soft Spot. Following a gallery tour and discussion of the artist’s alternative use of an unlikely material, create your own furniture works using — surprise! — newspaper and tape. Learn more here.

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.

 

Gatsby Gala, June 4th-8:00pm-12:00am

Join them as they take a trip back 100 years to the 1920s for a party unlike any that Savannah has seen for decades. Break out your best 1920s glamour and join them at GHOST COAST DISTILLERY Savannah’s first distillery since just before Prohibition: Includes live music, photos, hors d’oeuvres, Gatsby Gazette, entertainment, booze, charity food drive and much more. Get tickets here www.ticketfairy.com/event/gatsby-gala.

Luau Anniversary Party at Hop Atomica, June 4th-4:00pm

 

 

Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale, June 5th-8:00am-1:00pm

What is summer without yard sale! This is a charity yard sale in support of Renegade Paws Rescue. All available items will be donations-based, shop until you drop to benefit the pups! We always have some really useful and really fun, unexpected items – and everything you spend goes to a great cause! 8am to ?? *If you would like to donate items to the sale, we will be accepting items for drop off at 1218 Waters May 21 & 22 (Saturday and Sunday) from 3:00-5:00pm* *Sorry, due to space and organization capacity, we are unable to accept clothes this time*

 

The Hallie Grace Memorial Butterfly Ball for EB, June 10th-6:00pm-10:00pm

Please join them to raise awareness and funding for vital research in celebration of their daughter Hallie Grace’s first birthday in Heaven! It will be a night to remember full of education about Epidermolysis Bullosa and lots of fun at beautiful Savannah Station! There will be dancing, delicious food and drink, a live butterfly release, fun photo ops, a silent auction, and a live band coming all the way from Nashville to debut a song written just for their Hallie! Tickets can be purchased here www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hallie-grace-memorial-butterfly-ball-for-eb-tickets-301580554557.

Make and Take a Bonsai Class at Bonsai Beginnings, June 11th-10:00am-4:00pm

Make and take home your own little tree as you learn the history and techniques of growing beautiful Tropical Bonsai with expert Luigi Trapani. Cost: $53.50 per person- includes soil, wire, and use of bonsai tools. Then purchase the bonsai tree and bonsai pot of your choice at the class. Various aged trees and appropriately sized pots are available. Bring a picnic lunch.

Heart & Flow, June 12th-12:30pm-2:30pm

Yoga with Kiesha and Misti Flows present Heart & Flow! Join them for a benefit with partial proceeds going to Park Place Outreach Inc. Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. This 2 hour benefit will be held on Sunday, June 12th starting at 12:30 pm beginning with a hula hoop flow session with Misti followed by a yoga and meditation session with Kiesha; DJ Saff.Ron Don will be spinning the tunes! As always, Starland Yard will have great food and drinks available for purchase. There are two tiers of tickets with ways to support: Tier 1: Ticket cost $35 with a physical donation in kind. Tier 2: Ticket cost $50 – $15 of the ticket price will be given as a monetary donation.

 

Lucas Theatre Presents Disney Classics, June 12th-3:00pm

An instant classic upon its release, Moana is the beautifully resonant story of a curious, kind, and strong princess, who isn’t in search of a prince, but rather her own path. With a swaggering demigod and doltish chicken in tow, she sets sail on an adventure to save her people. Rich in Polynesian myth and culture and featuring the vocal talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda, this family favorite will expand your horizons and—in true Maui style—steal your heart. 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.

 

June Drag Brunch at Moon River, June 12th-12:00pm

They are very excited to bring drag brunch to Savannah, GA and partner with their friends at Moon River Brewing Company! Your ticket price covers your admission and access to Moon River’s fabulous brunch buffet! A full bar and specialty beer list will be available to spice up your experience. This event is open to all ages! There is LIMITED SEATING, so get your tickets while you can! Doors will open at 12PM, and the show will begin shortly after! Don’t miss out on what is to be a memorable experience!

Savannah Summer Cornhole League (Wednesdays), Starting June 15th for 8 weeks-6:30pm-8:30pm

Join Peach State Cornhole for 8 weeks of summer cornhole at Southbound Brewing in Savannah. This social league plays indoors on Wednesday nights between 6:30 – 8:30 pm starting June 16 through August 4, 2022. You must be registered by June 5! Invite your friends and get signed up at peachstatecornhole.com.

 

Juneteenth Celebration Festival at Daffin Park, June 18th-19th, (times vary)

2 day festival held at Daffin Park in Savannah, GA.

 

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.