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Events in Savannah 3/10-3/13/2011

March 9, 2011

Events happening this weekend (3/10 – 3/13) include:

3/9 – 12, Savannah Stopover Concert Series, Various Locations.

The inaugural Savannah Stopover Festival, capitalizing on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10, will present traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Festival. The small, vibrant coastal community is rife with a unique brand of lowcountry hospitality and southern gothic ambiance, not to mention home to a burgeoning music scene, music-hungry demographic, and established arts community. The four-day festival will merge music, visual arts, and technology components –  much in the spirit of SXSW itself – in an intimate, historical setting and at a price unrivaled by any music festival of like scale and scope. For more information and tickets, visit http://savannahstopover.com/

3/9 – 12, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Lucas Theater, Corner of Abercorn Street and East Broughton Street.

FAHRENHEIT 451 is author Ray Bradbury’s adaptation of his classic American novel. The story takes place in an unspecified future time in an anti-intellectual America where the possession and reading of books is considered an illegal activity. Firemen, employed by the government, burn books and houses, and a horrifying “mechanical hound” is sent to hunt down and kill offenders. SCADs multi-media production will feature film, motion graphics and animation to bring this eerily relevant classic to the stage. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.lucastheatre.com/venues/lucas/schedule.cfm

3/11 – Noon, The Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, Forsyth Park.

Kick off the annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities by viewing the annual tradition in which Savannah dyes the famous Forsyth Park Fountain green.

3/12 – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sheep to Shawl Festival, Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

The festival features the shearing of Oatland’s sheep by members of The Fiber Guild of Savannah. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in many activities including carding, spinning, and weaving. The Guild will offer a chance to win a one-of-a-kind hand woven shoulder wrap (shawl) in a raffle to be held at 3 p.m. Activities include children’s crafts and games and 1800’s lifestyle demonstrations. Oatland’s “Native Animal Nature Trail” will be open during the festival, and food concessions will be available. For more information, visit http://www.oatlandisland.org

3/12 – 13, Savannah Shamrocks 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament, Daffin Park.

Come see one of the largest rugby tournaments in the US. It is the 33rd annual Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Tournament. Men’s and women’s teams of all levels come to Savannah to play rugby this weekend. Teams come from all over the US and abroad. Tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.savannahshamrocks.com

3/4 – 4/29, “Momentary Suspension,” Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The SCAD exhibitions department presents “Momentary Suspension,” a solo show featuring a site-specific cut-paper installation as well as watercolors and two-dimensional studies by internationally renowned artist Andreas Kocks. The show exemplifies the frozen moments captured in his acclaimed “paperworks” that suspend dynamically from the gallery walls. Appearing as splatters of paint tossed at the wall, the imagery visually belies the artist’s careful process of siting the piece in architectural space.

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

 

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