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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:24am

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Nov. 5-8

Erica Backus, director of public relations for Visit Savannah, and Clinton Edminster, executive director of Art Rise Savannah, share some ways to have fun in the Savannah area this weekend.

Clinton’s picks:

-It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for Art March, taking place at galleries all around town. This month’s edition is the biggest yet, with a record 26 locations taking part, and of course a free trolley to transport you between them. Be sure to check out the live dance performance from Stardust Pixxies at the Starland Arts Festival on 41st and Drayton. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; free.

-Savannah Stopover favorites Amethyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass return to Savannah Friday for a show at the Jinx. Joining the group’s alt-country stylings will be Savannah’s Nightingale News and special guest Parker Gispert of The Whigs. Friday, 10 p.m.; $8 ahead, $10 at the door.

-Sample delicious beer from around the state at the Hopped Up On Georgia Brews festival Saturday on River Street. Taste the beers of 25 Georgia breweries, including some local favorites. The Savannah Food Truck Festival will be on hand as well. Rock’n’Roll Marathon participants get a special discount with their race bibs. Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; minimum entry 10 tastes for $10.

-Meet some of Savannah’s winged residents at the Tour de Coop on Sunday. The event offers a peek at some of Savannah’s backyard chicken coops and urban gardens. Take the tour by trolley - or do the self-guided bike tour, new this year. Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; $20 for trolley, $10 for bike.

Erica’s picks:

-Yoga enthusiasts can enjoy a special riverfront class Friday night, culminating in fireworks. Dancing Dogs Yoga will offer the free yoga class, open to all experience levels, at Rousakis Plaza. First Friday Fireworks over the river will follow the class. Friday, 8:15-9:30 p.m.; free.

-Watch the action - and enjoy the music - with the 5th annual Rock’n’Roll Savannah Marathon. The festivities kick off with a fitness expo Thursday and Friday. Then on Saturday it’s the big run - the marathon and half-marathon - finishing with a performance by Rascal Flatts in Forsyth Park. No worries if you’re not much of a long-distance person; Sunday features a 5K and one-mile race in Daffin Park. Even if you’re not attending, plan your downtown ventures carefully, as there will be road closures throughout downtown during the race. Find course maps and a list of road closures here.

-Enjoy the region’s signature dish on a scale you’ve never seen at the World’s Largest Lowcountry Boil Saturday on Hutchinson Island. The organizers of the Savannah Food and Wine Festival are hoping to set a world record with the classic dish of shrimp, sausage, potato, corn and onion. There’s also a shrimp-eating contest for diners looking to set their own records. Saturday, 4:30-7 p.m.; $25.