Upcoming Events

Savannah Cultural Arts Center Events and Workshops!

Our building is located at 201 Montgomery St, the lawn is at the southeast corner of the intersection of Oglethorpe and MLK. Parking: Limited (paid) street parking is available near the (SCAC). The closest parking garages are Liberty Parking Garage on Liberty and Montgomery and Robinson Parking Garage on Montgomery St. across from Chatham County Courthouse.

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On Beckett: Conceived and Performed by Bill Irwin

May 12 - 15th | Tickets starting at $25

Bill Irwin can’t escape Samuel Beckett. He has spent a lifetime captivated by the Irish writer’s language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin will explore a performer’s relationship to Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in his years as a master clown and Tony Award-winning actor. Irwin’s approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett’s work – including Waiting for Godot, Texts for Nothing, and more – will allow audiences to experience the language in compelling new ways.

On Beckett was originally developed at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. The production premiered Off-Broadway in 2018 at Irish Repertory Theatre and received a special Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience. In addition, Bill Irwin received a 2018-2019 Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play.

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Re-Calibration: Yoga and ART in the Gallery 

Saturday, May 14 at 10:00am | $5
Artist Cindy Male will lead a Yoga and Art session in the gallery surrounded by the Bloom exhibit, where she also has her work on display. 

Art and yoga can each help us understand how we use our creativity so that we may more successively align our personal energy to thrive in the current frequencies that we live in. With breathwork, Kundalini yoga, Tratakum meditation, and art, this workshop will re-calibrate as individuals and as a collective group.
Please bring to this session: mat or towel and three random objects: one that is annoying to you, one that is endearing to you, and one to which you have no attachment. The Savannah Cultural Arts Center will provide paper, pencils, and colored pencils. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

$5, space is limited. Reserve your space by registering online.

Art& Imagination Mornings!

Arts and Imagination Monrings 2022

Formerly Arts on the Lawn, Imagination Mornings are free, engaging mornings of crafts, stories and movement that take place inside the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! Geared toward children up to 7 years old, each session will last about an hour and include a craft that can be taken home at the end of the session.

Free. Space is limited, register as a family unit to reserve your spot. A parent/guardian must be present with their children at all times. Please register by noon the Friday before the event!

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, May 21 | 10am

Tales from the Beautiful Mountain by Olivia Beaumont

Author Olivia Beaumont will read an engaging storytelling of the book she also illustrated! After the story we will lead families in a creative movement exercise and whimsical craft!

About the book: A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories and fables. Unlikely animal heroes come to life when they meet impossible giant radishes, and a fantastical Cloud Palace. Olivia Beaumont gives an Old World flourish to her luminous paintings and her stories.

Free, advanced registration requested.

Saturday, June 11 | 10am

“F” is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur

Explore the world of birds through storytelling, acting, and craft!

About the book: What animal is descended from dinosaurs, pollinates plants, flies thousands of miles annually, can weigh less than a dime or as much as 340 pounds, and can even remember when humans have been kind or mean? Meet the bird. Birds are extraordinary creatures and they live almost everywhere on earth. With over 10,000 bird species, there's tremendous variety in sizes, shapes, colors, and abilities. And besides being beautiful to look at, birds are a critical part of our ecosystems and support biodiversity on our planet. Through poetry and sidebar text, F is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet explores all aspects of bird life, from physical characteristics to types of habitat. 

Free, advanced registration requested.

Cinema Savannah: Film Screenings 

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CinemaSavannah has been bringing interesting foreign, arthouse, and independent films to film fans in the Savannah area since 2003, bringing mostly new releases that would not usually play in local commercial theaters.
Times: Doors open at 6:00pm, movie at 7:00pm. 
Cost: $10, paid to Cinema Savannah. Cash preferred.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, May 21 | 7pm

Petit Maman (France, 2021)

Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother's childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse.

Céline Sciamma (Portrait of Lady on Fire) continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers.

Friday, June 10 | 7pm

Film TBD

Thursday, June 30 | 7pm

Film TBD
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Aerial Workshops

Tuesdays May 31 & June 7 OR Thursdays June 2 & 9

Join us for an exploration of movement in the air. We will be blending low impact moves and aerial technique to create a fun workout for Every Body! This is a fun way to gain strength and grace. This is a two-part beginner workshop is suitable for all levels and will start everyone with beginner steps and training. Here is what will be covered:

Beginner Warmups
Beginner entrances and exits into and out of the silks
Body placement
12 beginner aerial technique moves
Transitions between moves
Spinning and spotting

Each workshop is two sessions. Join us Tuesdays OR Thursdays

Ages 18+
$30 for the two-session workshop. Space is limited, sign up today!


Southern Man: Book Signing and Talk with Alan Walden

Friday, June 10 | 5:30pm | Free

5:30 - Signing

6:30 - Author Talk

Southern Man is the memoir of a life in music during one of the most racially turbulent times in American history. It presents the voice of Alan Walden—a remarkable, sensitive, humble, and brilliant man; a boy from the country who, serendipitously, along with his brother Phil and best friend Otis Redding, helped to nurture a musical renaissance. It is the story of a son of Macon, Georgia, and his passion for R&B and rock’n’roll at a time when it took wits and a Southern persistence to overcome the obstacles on the hard scrabble road to success—the tragedy of loss, disappointment, and betrayal, along with the joy of victory, optimism, and hope—and taking a dream right over the mountain. That dream led him to work with and nurture the talents of a virtual who’s who of Southern music, from Sam & Dave and Percy Sledge to Boz Scaggs and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Anyone who was alive during the golden age of R&B and Southern rock remembers the music, but Alan’s narrative invites the reader to the centre of the story, into the studio and on the road, to backroom deals and backroom brawls. It wasn’t always peaches and cream. The music business is tough, and Alan Walden was one of the toughest kids on the street. He had to be, in order to survive in a world of guitars, guts, and guns. This is rock’n’roll noir—the story of a few pioneers who cut the rock and laid the pipe under the hard scrabble terrain so that the water of creativity can more freely flow today.

Free, pre-registration requested due to limited seating. Reserve your seat here.

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