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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 11:33am

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Feb. 18-21

Mahogany Bowers, founder of Blessings in a Bookbag, and Heather Henley, editor of Do Savannah, offer up some ways to have fun in Savannah this weekend.

Heather’s picks:

-St. Pat’s is still a month away, but you can get your Irish on at the Savannah Irish Festival all this weekend. The fun kicks off Friday with the Ceili, featuring traditional music and dance, at the Knights of Columbus hall. Then the festival at the Civic Center will continue the music and fun all weekend. Ceili Friday, 6:30 p.m.; $5 donation. Festival Saturday and Sunday, all day; $12 for one day, $16 for two.

-Get the kids pumped about staying healthy at the Junior League’s Fit Kids Fest, Friday at Memorial Stadium. The free event offers a day of fun activities - from a cooking demonstration to a bouncy house to field day games. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; free.

-Take a magic carpet ride with South Carolina Ballet’s production of “Aladdin” at the Civic Center on Saturday. Set to music by Ludwig Minkus, the ballet tells the story of Aladdin and Jasmine as the Genie grants his three wishes - and the lead couple really does fly, up to 80 feet in the air. Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; $25-45.

Mahogany’s picks:

-The Savannah Black Heritage Festival continues its run with another slate of events this weekend. On Friday, take in some unique folk music from the Ugandan Kids Choir, or the Spoken Work Expo with comedian Reggie Reg. Full schedule and event information here.

-Get your Broadway musical fix at Savannah Theatre’s Broadway on Bull Street show. The two-hour musical revue features hit songs and show-stopping numbers from favorite musicals - and it’s only back for a limited time. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.; $42.59 adults, $22.26 kids. Continues through Feb. 28.

-Fall in love with star-crossed duo Romeo and Juliet at Savannah Stage Company’s production of the famous Shakespeare tragedy at Ampersand. The small company promises tragic romance - plus all the physicality that comes with a story packed with duels and dancing. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.; $15 or pay what you can. Continues through Feb. 27.

-Meet the Lady Mahogany - of local radio fame as well as Blessings in a Bookbag - and hear her personal story at a night of food, fun and drinks. Take in the art at Sulfur Studios as well at “A Night Behind the Scenes.” Monday, 7-9 p.m.; $20.