Monthly Archives: May 2011

Comedian Kathy Griffin live in Savannah + Much More

Tybee Island Pavillion

Stand Up Comedian Diva, Kathy Griffin, will appear live at the Johnny Mercer Theater this coming weekend in Savannah Georgia for one night only, Saturday May 28th at 8:00 PM. A well known LGBT advocate who has amassed an impressive body of work on the improv comedy scene on the west coast, HBO star Griffin will be making her last live appearance until mid summer this Memorial Day weekend in coastal Georgia’s Historic District.

Improv Comedy Star

Destination Savannah continues to deliver the widest assortment of weekend getaway attractions AND amusements all within short regional drive times from Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, and Charleston & Greenville South Carolina.

Shrimp-boats-at-thunderbolt

Make those last minute plans to visit Historic Savannah and take in all the weekend festivities this long Memorial Day weekend including the Thunderbolt Seafood and Art Festival, a free outdoor concert this Saturday on the Pier at the Tybee Island Pavilion, and last but not least an inspired rhythmic journey high lighting the art of Belly Dancing through the ages at your alternative source of eclectic live performance art, The Sentient Bean Coffee House facing Forsyth Park.

SCAD Fashion Show at Trustees Theater

The SCAD Fashion Show is to be held Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 8PM. The show will be held at the Trustee’s Theater. The Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Manolo Blahnik by the SCAD President and Mr. Talley himself.

Savannah -Trustees Theater

A lot of you television viewers may be familiar with Manolo Blahnik’s shoes by watching the HBO series Sex And The City. Other designers who have received this award include Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford.

Andre Leon Talley is a contributing editor at Vogue magazine and can currently be seen judging model hopefuls on America’s Next Top Model. He is also a member of the SCAD Board of Trustees.

Index_01 Trustees Theater

As always this SCAD Fashion Show is an opportunity for the fashion designers of tomorrow to feature their creations. The top graduating seniors from the Savannah College of Art and Design do a great job of putting on a top notch show. There are still available tickets to the show. And get your last minute SCAD Vacation Rental Special just one block away on Broughton Street for this important Fashion Show Event by clicking on the link here.

Seeking Happy Hour Deals in Downtown Savannah

Savvy Travelers always like to know where the locals eat and drink inexpensively. Here at Savannah Getaways, we fancy ourselves as a bit of an expert on knowing where all the most popular watering holes are located within the landmark downtown district, all within easy walking distance of your vacation home. These are a handful of our personal favorites listed below. Disclaimer, Okay, we had a little help from our well traveled friends & all are equally well ranked on other Savannah restaurant sites as the best of the best.

Rocks-on-the-Roof

Rocks on the River, Rocks on the RoofThe best view in all downtown of the Savannah River. Located in the Bohemian Hotel between River Street and Bay Street. The missus and I have had two astonishing chef grade meals here on our last two trips to River Street, nuff said.

17Hundred90 – Loved this haunted inn since my Birthday introduction 13 years ago and still stick my head in the door when possible. Want to hang out and drink with the locals? This is the place.

Molly McPherson's Scottish Pub and Grill – Gets our Triple Threat vote (and Trip Advisor's), Over 150 different Whiskies offered with a killer shepherd pie in a convenient just off City Market downtown Location.

Molly MacPherson

Leoci's Trattoria – In the back of the historic district on Abercorn Street. Knock down your favorite refreshment and tasty Italian fare under the Live Oaks on the outisde deck.

LuLu's Chocolate Bar – How sweet it is! Our favorite forbidden pleasure, chocolate, along with a selection of inexpensive happy hour drink prices, on MLK off of City Market.

606 East Cafe – The return of a Legendary Savannah Eatery. About as eclectic as it gets just a a few steps down from Lulu's and Molly MacPherson's from two different connecting Historic District Map Section One directions. You be hanging with the artists at this brick facade MLK Restaurant.

606 East Cafe

The half a dozen strategically located watering holes are enough to get the basic Savannah Vacation Rental Deal Seeker going during your next weekday getaway – (travel smart, travel often during the first of the week Monday through Thursday Morning). The above will enable you to work the happy hours to perfection between 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at most of the above. And the comfort food offerings are outstanding!