Whether you’re looking for a concert, art exhibit, dance party, or a delicious meal, Savannah has a lot of entertaining events to offer this weekend and District Detours is here with the details.
Thursday, January 24
The Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St.
7:30 p.m., tonight through January 27
General admission $12
Friday and Saturday’s shows are 21 and up
In addition to thousands of songs, dozens of books, and innumerable illustrations, the incomparable Shel Silverstein also penned more than a hundred plays infused with the same wicked sense of humor that made him famous.
Two plumbers discuss the symbolism behind their erotic dreams, old friends ponder their fate when confronted with a portal with a sign that reads “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” an employer becomes enraged with an employee who leaves an explicit sign informing patrons that he has gone to take a s***, a man becomes obsessed with the meaning behind a sign at his lunch counter that says “No Skronking” until he himself is accused of having the potential of being a “skronker”–whatever that is, and many more!
American Legion, 1108 Bull St.
Potluck begins at 7 p.m., visual art begins at 8:30 p.m.
$2 cover with potluck dish, $10 cover without
21 and up
Slideluck is a New York City-based non-profit arts organization that provides an opportunity for artists and arts-appreciators to gather around food, friends, and artwork for an unforgettable night. The evening will begin with a robust potluck dinner lovingly provided by event attendees. At 8:30 p.m., they will dim the lights, hush the crowd, and begin a dynamic slideshow of visual art from over 20 artists. There will be merchandise, drinks, artists books, cookbooks and raffle tickets for sale during the event.
Past contributors include Gregory Crewdson, Spencer Tunick, Chuck Close, Elliot Erwitt, Shepard Fairey, Lauren Greenfield, and others.
Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
General admission $20
To raise money for the 200 Club, the Lucas Theatre will be screening “Parker,” a film about a professional thief (Jason Statham) who lives by a personal code of ethics: don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.
Produced by Stratton Leopold. Rated R.
Friday, January 25
Savannah Restaurant Week
Belford’s, A.lure, Rocks on the River, 45 Bistro, 700 Drayton, Leoci’s Trattoria, Alligator Soul, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Aqua Star, River House Seafood, B. Matthew’s, The Olde Pink House, Vic’s on the River, Tondee’s Tavern, Tubby’s Tank House, The Melting Pot, Corleone’s, Garibaldi, Chart House, Blue Turtle Bistro and Bar, Brasserie 529, 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Restaurant, Driftaway Café
$30 prix fixe dinner menu
Runs through February 3
Each participating upscale restaurant will offer a spectacular three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for only $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). It’s an opportunity that would have likely been heralded by Englishman James Oglethorpe, who is credited with identifying the site of present day Savannah and laying out its now famous and inviting squares. Those defining moments ultimately contributed to the development of Savannah and was the catalyst for our now ever-expanding array of dining options and remarkable chefs. Reservations are recommended. Peruse the participating restaurants to learn more about their offerings and how to book your table.
Hang Fire, 37 Whitaker St.
Monthly queer dance night described as “a melt of genders into a sticky sweet spectrum of babes.” Everyone is welcome to drink and dance.
Critical Mass Bike Ride
Meeting at Forsyth Park near the amphitheater
Gathering all cyclers around the area to get together on the last Friday of every month for a massive bike ride. All are welcome, and since this will be ending around nighttime lights are preferred, helmets are not required. The pace of the ride will be set so everyone can keep up. Route is in place. Spoke cards are in the process of being made and will be distributed for a small fee. After party is being planned.
Grit Pretty Group Exhibition
Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Grit Pretty is a group exhibition expounding on themes of Southern Culture and the identity of the “southern artist.” Lifestyle, economics, gender roles, class, and representation are examined and questioned. The exhibition features the work of six local and non-local artists working in installation, painting, video, and photography.
Sketchbook Show Closing Reception
Ashmore Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$5 cover fee, all ages show
Closing of the week-long exhibition featuring musical guests Koko Beware, Thee Holy Ghosts, and Wet Socks. The gallery showcased the sketchbook pages of over 100 artists from across Savannah and the world.
Whiskey Dick and the Hard On’s
The Jinx, 127 West Congress St.
21 and up
The Jinx’s own Mr. Tony Beasley, also known as WHISKEY DICK, also known as Connect Savannah’s Best Bartender 2011 & 2012 will be here performing for the end of the normal work week. Friday happy hour with buy one drink, get the second for $1 on everything. Expect to hear tons of your old time favorite outlaw country covers, plus super original originals as well.
Saturday, January 26
SpitFire Saturday Open Mic and Showcase
Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.
Signup at 7:30 pm., begins at 8:00 p.m.
$3 for participants and $5 for listeners
Spitfire’s monthly open mic night with music, poetry, visual art, and other artistic forms of expression. Twenty slots available.
Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bring records to spin, or bring yourself to listen. There will also be how-to DJ demos.