-Sample some of Savannah’s best cuisine with Savannah Restaurant Week. The culinary delights begin with a kickoff party Thursday at America’s Second Harvest Food Bank, featuring drinks and small bites, with all proceeds benefiting the food bank. And through Feb. 1, enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners for just $30 at participating restaurants. Round up your check throughout the event and the difference will go to Second Harvest. Kickoff party Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; $10. Restaurant week Friday through Feb. 1; $30 per meal plus tax and tip.
-This weekend is jam-packed with unusual film options, beginning with “Discovering Dave - Spirit Captured in Clay” at Armstrong State University. After archaeologists found a piece of pottery bearing the name “Dave” and dated 1862, historians dug into the man’s past. This documentary explores what we know about the life of Dave, who was born into slavery in Savannah. Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; free.
-You’ve got two chances to catch the first - and probably only - Iranian Vampire Western movie. CinemaSavannah and the Psychotronic Film Society will screen “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” at Muse Arts Warehouse. The award-winning film comes from a young, English-born Iranian-American director. Saturday, 5 and 8 p.m.; $8
-Explore movies focused on Jewish culture, identity and experience with the Joan and Murray Gefen Memorial Savannah Jewish Film Festival, continuing through Jan. 31 at the Jewish Educational Alliance. If you pay a little extra, you can take part in a meal with each movie. Through Jan. 31, full information here; $8-24, with discounts for members.
-Go adventuring right from your seat with MountainFilm on Tour, a traveling cousin of the Telluride festival, Friday through Sunday at the Trustees Theater. The films explore far-flung corners of the world and focus on preservation and sustainable living. Friday-Sunday, films and schedule here; $5-15. (NOTE: This event is at the Trustees Theater, not the Lucas Theatre as stated on-air)
-Martin Luther King day was Monday, but events in the civil rights leader’s honor continue. On Saturday, the MLK Jr. Observance Day Association invites area residents to a business and community unity brunch at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. It’s aimed at encouraging harmony in the coastal region. Broadway actor Charles Holt will speak. Saturday, 10 a.m.; $50.
-Two art exhibits feature pieces from W.W. Law’s collection are on display now through June. See paintings by Ken Herrington and Richard Low Evans at Savannah’s City Hall Rotunda gallery. The second features a selection of linocut prints by Chicago artist Margaret T. Burroughs on display at the Carnegie Branch Library. Like Law in Savannah, Burroughs worked in Chicago to preserve and share African American art, culture and history.
-Check out some unusual art and get the kids excited about the arts and science with the PULSE Art + Technology Festival at the Jepson Center. It features everything from robotics to performance art to animated GIFs. Through Sunday; free.
-Looking ahead to February, the Savannah Black Heritage Festival will bring music, historic tours, art exhibits and more in a monthlong series of events for all ages. The festival also includes educational opportunities, from culinary arts to health and wellness. Find the full lineup here.