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Sidewalk Arts Festival

This annual event is sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design and features chalk drawing competitions, live music, a pottery sale, an art exhibition and more. Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forsyth Park. Free and open to the public. For more information call 525-5225 or visit

SCAD Installation Artist

Installation artist Karen Rifas is constructing a site-specific installation at Pinnacle Gallery. Using the architectural imprint of the gallery, she will create an installation piece unique to the space, using multimedia installations to unite and balance nature and the environment. Runs hrough April 30, at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public. Visit

AASU Masquers

The Masquers will conclude their 70th Anniversary season with the very first play performed at Armstrong Junior College in February 1937. The play, written by Gertrude Tonkonogy, is directed by AASU alumnus Steve Meguiar as a tribute to thousands of Masquers alumni. April 28 at 7:30 p.m., at AASU Jenkins Theater. Tickets are $8. For more information call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Center of the Universe

The Epworth Players of Epworth United Methodist Church will present a dinner theater production. April 28 and 29. 2201 Bull St. at 38th Street. Tickets are $20 for the dinner and play, except for April 29, which will be a post script show that will feature dessert and a beverage. Tickets for that evening are $12. For more information call 232-5658.

Raggedy Ann & Andy

April 28 and 30 at 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre. Tickets are $7. Visit

Jolly Foundation

Homegrown national jam band Perpetual Groove will perform in concert, with Optimus Prime, a local blues band, as the opening act. April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Historic Roundhouse Railway Museum. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door or $40 for both nights. Tickets are available at the Trustees Theater box office.

For more information call 525-5050 or visit

Mark O’Connor

The Grammy Award-winning violinist will perform bluegrass, jazz and classical music, accompanied by Carole Cook on the viola and Natalie Haas on the cello. April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center in Statesboro. Tickets are $30. For more information call toll free 1-866-PAC-ARTS.

Professional Bull Riders

This bull-riding competition will be hosted by eight-time world champion Don Gay. April 28 at 8 p.m. Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Tickets are Ages 12 and up $17.50 to $30 and ages 2-11 $10-$30. On the day of the show, ticket prices increase $2. For more information call 651-6556 or buy tickets online at


Learn about archaeologists and the work they do by participating in a variety of hands-on activities.

Some of the artifacts from the Battle of Savannah will be displayed, and there will be children’s shows and entertainment throughout the day. Sponsored by the Coastal Heritage Society.

April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Battlefield Park, corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Harris Street. Tickets are adults $6 and children $5. Children under 6 will be admitted free.

Youth Poetry Slam

The youth of Savannah demonstrate their talent in spoken word. April 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A.E. Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St.

Adult Poetry Slam

Spoken word artists perform. April 28 at 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.


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