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Weekend plunderin’ off the port bow!
I suppose Thursday would make the most sense... when 7 o'clock rolls around, you should make a stop Moon River Brewing Co. It's the 2nd Annual "Rivers Rock!" presents Blackwater • Bluegrass and with The Packway Handle Band from Athens and Moon River beer, it's sure to be a great event. It's a celebration of the Canoochee, Ogeechee and Satilla Rivers and those who work year round to protect them - and if this weren't enough incentive, there will be food and environmentally friendly goody bags. More information on the event and the sponsors at RiversRock.org.
Tybee Island Pirate Fest kicks off on Thursday night at 7 p.m. with the Buccaneer’s Ball at The Crab Shack. Tickets are $20 in advance and available at The Crab Shack or online at The Crab Shack's Store. If still available, tickets will be $25 at the door. The King and Queen of the Buccaneer's Ball (and all of Pirate Fest) will be crowned at 7:30 p.m. and there's a costume contest, too!
The Savannah Folk Music Festival celebrates Twenty Years this year and kicks off in City Market on Friday night at 7 p.m. The festival continues through the weekend with great events on both Saturday and Sunday. Check out the event listing or the official website for more information. Friday brings the opening reception for “Explorelations” from 6-9 p.m. An installation by Capucine Gros and Ramona Todoca, it will be on display October 9-14 at Desotorow Gallery. It's free art, so check it out. Friday also brings THREE great murder mystery dinner shows to Savannah. First, there is "Dead Men Don't Speakeasy" at Il Pasticcio at 7 p.m. Second, we have "Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?" at The Pirates' House at 7:30 from now until the end of May. Seating begins at 7:15 so come early. Last but certainly not least, we have "The Butlers Did It" at 7 p.m. at Bryson Hall on Perry Street.
The Isaiah Davenport House Museum continues it's October events with Yellow Fever - The Epidemic of 1820 this weekend. Visitors experience a tour through the Davenport House as actors portray the fear and desperation of those living through the yellow fever in Savannah. Tours are 50 minutes long and run every half hour. Guests are encouraged to make a reservation. More information can be found at the Isaiah Davenport House Museum's website.
Tybee Island Pirate Fest really gets kicking Saturday morning. Things get started at 10 a.m. at the Strand Ave. Parking Lot from Tybrisa to 18th Street. Don't forget it's Skidaway Island's Marine Science Day as well. Activities start at 12 p.m. at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island. If you are looking for some action Saturday, be prepared to fight like a girl! The Savannah Derby Devils face off against Charleston's Low Country High Rollers for a good cause - all proceeds go towards Lib Lines. Raise money to fight breast cancer and come watch some live Roller Derby at SuperGoose Sports at 3700 Wallin Road. Don't forget to meet up with all the girls on the team afterwards at B&B Billiard's downtown!
End the weekend with “Johnny’s Children: the Inheritors of the Mercer Legacy” at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street, at Wright Square. Free and open to the public, Jazz at Ascension present Ben Tucker, Ellen Gross, and Bill Smith in a concert commemorating Johnny Mercer. Donations will be accepted to benefit America’s Second Harvest food bank. The concert begins at 6 p.m.
So where will you be this weekend?