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Weekend Events in Savannah

November 17, 2010

Events happening this weekend (11/19-21) include:

11/17 – 6:15pm, “Robert MacDuffie and the Venice Baroque Orchestra,” Lucas Theatre, Corner of East Broughton Street and Abercorn Street.

“The Four Seasons” like you’ve never heard! This world premiere tour of Philip Glass’ latest violin concerto features violinist Robert McDuffie leading the Venice Baroque Orchestra, one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. As is its traditional practice, the ensemble will play Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on period instruments and bows, but will switch to contemporary instruments for “The American Four Seasons.”

Tickets are $15, 25, 45, 55 and 65, available by calling 912-525-5050 or online through the Lucas Theatre website.

11/18 – 8pm, “Artois the Goat,” Lucas Theatre, Corner of East Broughton Street and Abercorn Street.

Virgil Gurdies doesn’t eat to live, he lives to eat. Unfortunately for Virgil, his passion for fine cheese doesn’t jive with his day job: manufacturing artificial flavor additives for TV dinners. When Virgil is stripped of his lab coat, he comes face-to-face with the strange inhabitants of an unfamiliar world: that of artisanal goat cheese. Discovering his passion, he buys Artois, a scrawny young buck, putting his operation in motion. Now all Virgil has to do is figure out how to explain to his girlfriend that he spent the money he was saving for her engagement ring on a goat.

Producer Richard Reininger will tour with the film.

Tickets are $8 each, available by calling 912-525-5050 or online through the Lucas Theatre website.

11/19 – 7pm, “The King in Exile,” talk by Dr. Julius “Boo” Hornstein about jazz musician Joe “King” Oliver, The Book Lady (6 E. Liberty St.)

Dr. Julius “Boo” Hornstein, local jazz expert and author of Sites and Sounds of Savannah Jazz, will be giving a free talk at The Book Lady about Joe “King” Oliver and his time in Savannah. Oliver pioneered the use of trumpet mutes in jazz music and mentored Louis Armstrong. Despite this,  he died an impoverished janitor in Savannah. For more information about the talk, visit:

11/19-21 – Christmas Made in the South, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

This is an event like no other. Amazing craftspeople, outstanding art, unique gourmet food and diverse entertainment to whet and satisfy every demanding appetite. Handmade, one-of-a-kind designs populate the booths that fill the festival: silk wearables to fabric bags, dichroic glass jewelry to close-up photography of nature’s funniest and fiercest creatures all await and more! For more information, visit:

11/3-21 – “Broadway on Bull,” The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull Street

Final weekend for The Historic Savannah Theatre’s production of Broadway on Bull! The Savannah Theatre gives its regards to Broadway as they perform show-stopping hit songs from everyone’s favorite musicals. The show features classic dance routines and comic re-creations of some of the most beloved moments in Broadway history.

From “Oklahoma” and “West Side Story” to “Chorus Line” and “Chicago,” enjoy all of the excitement of over 30 Broadway Shows in one dazzling two-hour musical revue.

Tickets available at The Historic Savannah Theatre box office or by calling (912) 233-7764.

1/1-12/31, 2010 – “The Master Eye: Photography from the Rhoades Collection,” at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The photographs in this SCAD Museum of Artexhibition include iconic examples from pioneering 19th-century practitioners and major 20th-century photographers, who wielded their cameras to capture images of arresting landscapes, richly textured narratives, elegant fashion scenes, singular still lifes and powerful portraits. Featured photographers include Mathew Brady, Eadweard Muybridge, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz and other celebrated masters. The Exhibit is free and open to the public. Please note the museum is closed on Saturdays.


Events happening next weekend (11/26-28) include:

11/26-27 – Various Times and Locations in Downtown Savannah

Kick off the holiday season – Savannah Style. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, Savannah will come alive for the holidays with live entertainment, unique local shopping and festive activities for all ages. The kickoff events will occur on November 26th and 27th and include:

Holly Day Cheers, the Savannah Holly Days wine tasting event in Reynolds Square (11/26)

Skating Under the Stars at the Outdoor Skating Rink on Broughton Street near Abercorn Street.

The Holiday Market all along Broughton Street. (11/27)

For more information, visit

11/27 – 5pm, Savannah Harbor Foundation’s Tenth Annual Boat Parade of Lights, River Street.

A Christmas Parade – Savannah Style! Join us as a fleet of local boats alight the Savannah River in an annual celebration of the season. The event officially marks the beginning of the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony and a presentation of a proclamation by Gen. James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah, and live entertainment.

11/25-12/23 – “A Christmas Tradition,” The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull Street

Opening weekend for The Historic Savannah Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Tradition”! “A Christmas Tradition” brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season.

Tickets available at The Historic Savannah Theatre box office or by calling (912) 233-7764.

11/17-12/31, 2010 – “Infinite Moments,” at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

The SCAD exhibitions department presents “Infinite Moments” an exhibition of photographs by artist Candida Hofer. The selected works portray monumental interiors of cultural public spaces such as museums, theaters and palaces that are at once unoccupied and yet hauntingly affected by their former inhabitants. In careful compositions that are formally alluring, infinitely detailed and luminous with light, Hofer’s photographs transcend pure documentation and heighten our perceptions of time and space. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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