South’s Guide to Surviving St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you’re a long-time resident of Savannah regularly donning the green, or just green from visiting for the first time, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.


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Moon River Brewing Company Opens Savannah’s Only Beer Garden

Friends, family and media members gathered on Friday night at Bay Street’s newest hot spot to grab a craft brew and a bite to eat, Moon River Brewing Company’s 5,400-square-foot Beer Garden. In the form of the traditional Friday evening 6 o’clock toast, owner Gene Beaco and brew master John Pinkerton stood on a make-shift podium to thank those who made opening the garden possible.

“Welcome to our regulars, welcome to our irregulars,” Beaco began. “If Bay Street is the smile of downtown, six months ago the smile was missing a tooth,” he said.


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Join South at Telfair Museums’ Art of Seating Opening Reception

The humble chair has much in common with most politicians: Neither inspires a great deal of thought unless unduly rigid, overly soft or when they’re conspicuously absent from view. In commemoration of the Telfair Museums exhibits, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design and Sitting in Savannah: Telfair Chairs and Sofas, South explores the history and origins of the chair featuring some of Savannah’s most ardent art supporters posing with their favorites.


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Celebrate for a Cause at the Little Green Dress Party

Anastasia Netzinger

Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day early with the Savannah Jaycees, South magazine and B&D Burgers. Don your best green attire and celebrate for a cause on Thursday, March 7 at B&D Burgers in City Market from 7 – 9 p.m. The Savannah Jaycees young professional organization is teaming up with ESPN 104.3, Yuengling and B&D to host this fun membership drive. Ladies attending the event in green dresses will receive one free drink ticket, while gentlemen in green ties get a free drink ticket for their first Yuengling. After his or her free drink, all participants can enjoy half price beverages until 9 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to ladies wearing the best green dresses!


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Searching for Savannah’s Hottest Singles

Anastasia Netzinger

The year’s hottest contest is about to begin, so don’t miss your chance to enter and heat up the competition. If you think you’re the most eligible bachelor or bachelorette you know, don’t keep it to yourself! South’s next contest celebrates the Savannah area’s single crowd. This is a great chance to get your name out there and check out the competition. South readers will vote on who they think are the South’s Hottest Singles, and the winners will be featured in an editorial spread in South’s June/July Hot Issue.


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Jump Start Your St. Patty’s Weekend at the Hottest Party in Town

Anastasia Netzinger

Support your Local 574 Firefighters and have a blast at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball.

Savannah Firefighter’s Local 574 is throwing this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball on March 15 at the Charles Morris Center from 6 – 11 p.m. This semi-formal fundraiser is open to the public with ticket purchase. The Fire Ball benefits the Local 574 firefighters, and a percentage of the proceeds will also be donated to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year’s event will feature an open top shelf bar and an all-you-can-eat Low Country Boil prepared by Savannah’s Firefighters. There will also be a silent auction and live entertainment from Savannah’s own Liquid Ginger.


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Year of the Volunteer Celebration & Charity Fair

Get your give on! We are all about celebrating those in our community that give back to make things better for us all. This Saturday March 2nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marco’s Pizza location at 2208 E. DeRenne Avenue, Marco’s Pizza Making a Difference is a great opportunity to come learn about ways to help. Marco’s Pizza is hosting it’s 1st annual Year of the Volunteer Celebration & Charity Fair and will be hosting charities from Hands On Savannah. In addition, Aidan Thomas Hornaday – AidanCares.com a pint sized blues playing harmonica philanthropist will be on hand to speak about his passion of teaching his generation to give. And playing a few tunes. This is a great way to kick off the weekend, with Marco’s Pizza, sub sandwiches & drinks. All ages can learn about ways to help some great causes that will be on hand to share about what they do. Just last year, Marco’s Pizza gave over $14,000 to our community and rewarded local volunteers throughout the year with special appreciation days; and in 2013, the restaurant ramps up the rewards. Partner United Way HandsOn Savannah lends its expertise to the Marco’s Pizza community by encouraging others to get out and give back. The pizzeria also plans to spotlight volunteers throughout the year through an upcoming social media campaign and offer additional in-restaurant rewards.


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Front Row Seat: The South Explores the Art of Seating

The humble chair has much in common with most politicians: Neither inspires a great deal of thought unless unduly rigid, overly soft or when they’re conspicuously absent from view. In commemoration of the Telfair Museums exhibits, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design and Sitting in Savannah: Telfair Chairs and Sofas, South explores the history and origins of the chair featuring some of Savannah’s most ardent art supporters posing with their favorites.


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Chuck Courtenay CD Release Party at Saddle Bags

Elizabeth Sheffield

Chuck Courtenay, along with his band, will celebrate the new release of his EP Good Side Of This Bar with a live concert Saturday, March 2. Saddle Bags on Historic River Street is hosting the concert with a $5 cover charge at the door. Lyn Avenue will open for Courtenay at 9 p.m. The Savannah-based country music singer, guitarist, and bandleader will sing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the official EP release party.


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It’s My Party & I’ll Read If I Want To: Get Smart at the Library

Elizabeth Sheffield

Get your groove on Saturday, March 2 at the Southwest Chatham Library for the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala charity event. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. inside the library. Discover the ’60s or relive that decade while getting smart at the library. Get your ticket and then raid your closet (or your attic!) and come dressed in vibrant hues, retro outfits, or your favorite character from the ’60s.

This themed event will revisit books, TV shows (like Get Smart), music, art, personalities, events, clothing and more from the greatest decade. DJ and WTKS radio host Bill Edwards will spin the hits for those who want to get their groove on. Cocktails, a buffet dinner, and silent and live auctions hosted by WTOC’s Mike Manhatton will take place at the event.

The Southwest Chatham Library features a library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped on the second floor and is the newest branch to be built in Savannah. At 50,000 square feet, it is the second largest library branch in the system and is the first LEED Silver certified building in Chatham County. The building features books, magazines, and audiovisual for all ages, as well as a 200-seat auditorium and reading rooms open to the public.

All funds from the gala will go toward supporting programs and services in Chatham County’s public libraries. Tickets are $100 per person and include the entire night’s events. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Ed Field at 912.652.3667 or fielde@liveoakpl.org.


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Paint the Town Red at This Year’s Baccha Bash

Anastasia Netzinger

This year’s Baccha Bash is Friday, March 1 at Dub’s, A Public House on River Street. From 7 to 9 p.m., the event’s sponsors invite you to gather a team to participate in this unique, blind wine tasting event. Teams can have one to four people, and are required to bring three bottles of the same wine, two for tasting and one for the winning prize. Once the wine has been tasted and votes for the favorite of the eventing have been cast, the team that brings the wine with the most votes wins every unopened bottle! Tickets for this event are $40 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.


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Vanguard Venues

Recently, Savannah was chosen as one of the top cities in America for art. And, it’s no wonder. With places such as SCAD and the Jepson Center upping our artistic game, Savannah is becoming a powerhouse in the art world. Some of the best places to see Savannah’s artistic side, however, are the hidden gems and unknown galleries around town.


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TLC’s 15th Annual Tourism Awards & Scholarship Dinner

On Thursday, February 21, the Tourism Leadership Council (TLC) held an impressive 15th installation of their annual Tourism Awards and Scholarship Dinner (click HERE to view our exclusive photo gallery).  South is proud to have sponsored and supported this event, which honors exemplary individuals in the hospitality industry, one of the instrumental forces that drive Savannah.


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Spine & Sport Celebrates Nine Years

Elizabeth Sheffield

Spine & Sport will celebrate their 9-year anniversary and four years on the INC. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies Tuesday, February 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Spine & Sport location. Wine and cheese will be served to supporters who stop by the open house.


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Saturday Morning Cartoons with Jeff Kinney

Kids and Saturday morning cartoons go together, but usually the kids are in front of the TV at home, not bracing themselves against the biting wind outside SCAD’s Trustees Theatre. But that’s exactly where they were this past Saturday, books in hand, sprinting away from their parents to get in line.


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Seven Artists You Need to Know

Art is everywhere, and especially in Savannah.

In fact, it’s hard to walk around the streets of our beloved city without bumping into some form of creative expression, be it a hand-woven bamboo rose from a craftsman on River Street or just the simple grandeur of a link of Spanish moss sashaying over a downtown square.

In honor of South magazine’s 7th anniversary (copper or wool are the appropriate gifts here, BTW, you can drop them by our offices on Bull Street), here are the stories of seven local artists who defy convention and help to re-define the true meaning of the word artist.


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Isn’t She Lovely Prom Party

Prom night is the night for a girl to shine and enjoy the night of her dreams. Molly McGuire’s is helping that dream come true for a deserving, shining youth in the Savannah community. Molly McGuire’s is hosting a Prom Party Fundraiser Saturday, February 23 to raise money for a local student who has excelled in academia and in the community. The money will go toward making sure the winning girl have the perfect hair, makeup, jewelry, flowers, and, of course, the perfect dress for a spectacular prom night.


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Savannah Book Festival Recap: Closing Ceremony with David Baldacci

Looking at ease in a khaki blazer, best-selling author David Baldacci charmed a rapt audience during his hour-long closing presentation at the Savannah Book Festival Sunday afternoon at the Trustees Theatre. Armed with a variety of stories, some poignant, many humorous, Baldacci provided the perfect coda to another wildly successful Festival and tremendous weekend for readers.


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Telfair Museums Invites You to the 33rd Annual Telfair Ball & Bash

Liz Sheffield-Hayes

Telfair Museums celebrates its 33rd Annual Ball, Bash, and Art Auction event Saturday, February 23, at the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. A highlight of Savannah’s social scene, the Telfair Ball is open to Director’s Circle members and the Telfair Bash is open to Telfair members only. The Bash has fittingly been dubbed “La Dolce Vita,” or “The Sweet Life,” and both ball and bash will continue the celebration of the exhibit Offering of the Angels with the theme Bella Firenze. All proceeds from tickets and auctions will benefit the Telfair’s outstanding exhibitions, educational programs and acquisitions.


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Celebrate Mexican Art and Culture with Cilantro’s Grill and Cantina

Liz Sheffield-Hayes

Celebrate Mexican art and culture with Cilantro’s art contest and culture celebration Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Cilantro’s Bay Street. Paint your own Mexican-inspired and culture-related 30-inch by 30-inch acrylic, oil, water color, or gouache painting and bring it into Cilantro’s with the registration form (found on the Facebook page) and $30 registration fee to enter your masterpiece in Cilantro’s first art contest. First through third place winners will be announced and the celebration of Mexican art and culture will commence.


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