One Life Fest to Benefit the Women’s Shelter of Savannah
Local music venue, bar and late night eatery Taco Abajo hosts One Life Fest, featuring 15 up-and-coming local bands. The show will run from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Battered Women’s Shelter of Savannah. Tickets are $10 and include a raffle ticket for gift cards, clothing and other merchandise.
The celebration of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday continues with the quirky story of Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) and their musical journey from Chicago to Miami. Directed by Billy Wilder and filmed on location at the Coronado Beach Hotel, the film features Monroe as Sugar Kane, the lead singer of an all-girl band. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students.
Bonaventure Free Cemetery Tour
Take a free tour of Bonaventure Cemetery and hear the real story behind the cemetary made famous by Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and put Savannah on the map. Led by the Bonaventure Historical Society, tours begin at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and last roughly one to two hours. The tour is free but donations are welcome.
Hands on History Summer Camp
Don’t let the kids sit inside all summer. Instead, enroll them in the Hands on History Summer Camp for students hosted by theThe Historic Savannah Foundation. Students will meet industry professionals for interactive lectures and demonstrations at a variety of historic locations throughout Savannah, including the Coastal Heritage Society’s Railroad Roundhouse Museum, the Massie School, the Beach Institute and SCAD’s Clarence Thomas Center for Historical Preservation.
Shane Bridges at Saddlebags
Country music bar Saddlebags features Georgia-grown Shane Bridges Band beginning at 10 p.m. Get there early to enjoy happy hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and line dancing at 9 p.m. Thursday is Ladies’ Red Solo Cup night and ladies receive free wells from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and ride the bull for free. Men can cash in on $2 wells and domestic drafts.
Join Paula Deen and the Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross in donating blood at various locations across Savannah between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. To find donation sites near you or to nd make an appointment, go online and use the promotion code “butter.”
Where: Various locations
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact info: 1.800.RED.CROSS, redcrossblood.org
Bringing Mardi Gras to the Seaport Clothing Release
Get down and dirty at the JCB Mud Run to raise money for The Lady Bamford Center. Kicking off at 7:15 am with a costume contest, the 4.3 mile race starts at 8 a.m. and has numerous obstacles for participants to conquer. There will be an after party featuring live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony for competitors sponsored by South. Registration closes on June 9 and spots are limited.
Where: JCB Headquarters, 2000 Bamford Boulevard
When: Costume contest at 7:15 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m.
Contact info: email@example.com, jcbmudrun.com
Savannah’s own The Magic Rocks will play between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. from the scenic Rocks on the River rooftop. The Bohemian Hotel’s full bar also features an appetizer menu. Come for drinks and stay for The Magic Rock’s groove-worthy music.
Watch the women of the Savannah Derby Devils challenge the Atlanta Rollergirls to a bout at the Savannah Civic Center starting at 5 p.m. Each team will sponsor a local charity. Kids activities and raffles will be available along with photo opportunities with derby girls after the show. Tickets are $2 for children and $9.50 for adults.