Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events July 13-16

Jul 13, 2017

Looking to have some fun this weekend in Savannah? Molly Swagler of the Tourism Leadership Council and Clinton Edminster of Art Rise Savannah have you covered.

Clinton's picks:

-The latest exhibit at Hospice Savannah's art gallery on Eisenhower opens with a reception Thursday. The show features mixed media works by Liza Crowley, Christina Edwards and Doris Grieder and promises an array of different materials and subjects. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free. Exhibit open through September.

-Savannah's brand-new LGBT Center opens Thursday as well. See inside the new facility on Bull Street during the open house and tour. The reception will also include food, drinks and entertainment. Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; free.

-Non-Fiction Gallery's current exhibit "the Message" will close with a reception Friday. The show explores the intersection of text and visual art, with work by Zara Bell, Jeremiah Jossim, Heather MacRae, Elmer Ramos and Ben Tollefson. Friday, 7-9 p.m.; free.

-Savannah Stage Company is exploring the American workforce with Working: The Musical at the Space Station at Starlandia. The show captures the intimate moments of working life for 26 characters, played by six performers, and features music by the greats of American theater and music. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; $15 or pay what you can. Show runs through July 29.

Molly's picks:

-Celebrate the French national holiday of Bastille Day with two local restaurants. On Friday, 39 Rue de Jean will host an extended cocktail hour include French food and festive cocktails, 5-10 p.m. Circa 1875, meanwhile, will mark the holiday and its anniversary with drink specials, a crepe station and live entertainment. Guests are welcome to dress for the Moulin Rouge theme. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

-Enjoy a fun night of farce with the Armstrong State University Masquers' production of "Underpants" at the Jenkins Hall Theater. The play, adapted by Steve Martin, follows the hilarious fallout after a woman's underwear is exposed at a parade. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.; $10-12 general admission, free with Pirate Card. 

-More than a thousand Girl Scouts will take over downtown Savannah this weekend for QuestFest. Teams will compete in an epic "Quest" through Savannah's squares, completing mental and physical challenges. The event also features a screening of Trolls and a performance by Maddie & Tae. Full schedule here.

-Stay fit - and hydrated - at the Summer Soaker 5K on Hutchinson Island. Runners and spectators alike should bring water guns for a race to beat the heat. Saturday, 8 a.m.; $30.