A costumed bartender mixes a drink at the American Prohibition Museum bar.
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A costumed bartender mixes a drink at the American Prohibition Museum bar.

There is plenty to do this weekend in sunny Savannah. Erica Backus with Visit Savannah and Tanya Milton from the Savannah Tribune have your guide. 

Erica and Tanya highlight Savannah weekend events.

Tanya's picks: 

  • Reminisce about "America's Band," the Beach Boys, at the "Sail On, The Beach Boys Tribute" at Tybee Post Theater. This tribute brings a young look and authentic sound reminiscent of the original Beach Boys during the prime of their career. The show runs 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating; $30 for premium. (This event is currently sold out.) 
  • Participate in the 10th anniversary of TEDxSavannah from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. TEDx is a daylong event created to stimulate dialogue through engaging talks and sessions, designed to give individuals and organizations in Savannah a platform to meet, share ideas and collaborate. This year's speakers will offer perspectives on the theme: Southern Moment.um. Tickets are $80 at the door.
  • Stimulate your child's mind with Live Oak Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program. From June 1 to July 31, ages up to 18 can enjoy great books and special events by engaging in exciting activities, reading at their own pace and earning rewards as they go. Registration fee not required. 
  • Celebrate the ending of slavery in America at the Juneteenth Freedom Festival in 38th Street Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aside from commemorating African American freedom, the event will also emphasize cultural arts and achievement by featuring live entertainment, gospel groups, cultural dancers and great food. Admission is free.

Erica's picks: 

  • Expand your imagination at the Savannah Children’s Museum this summer. The museum is currently entirely outdoors and features exhibits including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden. Admission is $8 for ages 18 months and older; discount combination tickets are available. 
  • Support nonprofit institution Savannah African Art Museum, which introduces all audiences to African art and culture. The museum's mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity and spirituality of African art. Admission is free; tours are held Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Experience the roaring '20s at America's only Prohibition Museum in Savannah. Located in the City Market, the museum has exhibits highlighting the history of the prohibition of alcohol in America and Savannah. Designed to both educate and entertain, the museum features a highly rated '20s era speakeasy that serves authentic prohibition style cocktails. It's open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $13.48 for adults; $9.63 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. 
  • Dine at local restaurants including Atlantic if you're a wine connoisseur, The Grey, The Pirate’s House, and Good Times Jazz Bar, especially for the latter's live performances, which make for a good adults' night out.