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Events in Savannah 3/24-3/27/2011

March 23, 2011

Events happening this weekend (3/24 – 3/27) include:

3/24 – 4/9, The 2011 Savannah Music Festival, Various Locations.

The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. For more information and a complete lineup, visit http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/calendar.php

3/24 – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton Street.

One of the many concerts presented by The Savannah Music Festival. This concert is the Savannah debut of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, an electrifying internationally renowned 9-piece Brooklyn-based collective led by Augusta, GA native Sharon Jones. The group’s gilded and gritty sound blending gospel, soul and funk has energized audiences, DJs, critics and bloggers around the world on four acclaimed recordings, incredible live shows at New York’s Apollo and Beacon Theaters, and show-stopping sets at Central Park’s SummerStage, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and WOMAD. For more information or tickets, visit https://tickets.scadboxoffice.com/public/default.asp

3/24 – 27, Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, Various Locations.

The Tour offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah’s finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to walking tours, you will enjoy seminars, special evening events and some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.savannahtourofhomes.org

3/2 – 28, See and Tour the Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer,” 200 West Riverfront (River Street Area).

As part of a 5 year mission along the East Coast to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the LYNX “America’s Privateer” will be in Savannah in the month of March. Tours of the Tall Ship are available every day except for Mondays for $5 per person. On Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons Public Adventure Sailing trips are available – rates for the sailing trip is $55/person. This weekend marks the FINAL WEEKEND that the Tall Ship will be in Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.privateerlynx.com

1/31 – 4/30, “Confronting History: The John Brown and Hiroshima Print Series,” SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The SCAD Museum of Art announces an exhibition of 30 important silkscreen prints by the acclaimed African American artist Jacob Lawrence. The “Legend of John Brown” series of 1977 was based on Lawrence’s 1941 paintings of the abolitionist. John Brown’s raids to free slaves, planning and other activities from Kansas to the Adirondacks and Canada leading up to his fateful raid on Harpers Ferry and its grim aftermath narrate the tense era before the Civil War. Considered a masterpiece of printmaking, the series consists of 22 powerful scenes. The shorter “Hiroshima” series of eight prints was created by the artist in 1983 to illustrate a work written by John Hersey with a poem by Robert Penn Warren. In both series, Lawrence combines a powerful narrative with an exploration of the historic myths and realities that frame core issues of African American and of American national and cultural identity. His hauntingly beautiful colors and the clarity of his linear compositions at first obscure the tragic events unfolding and then lead to deepened reflection on such pivotal historic moments. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

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