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Weekend events set for June 20-25
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Friday, June 20

It Takes a Village: Drumming on a Friday Afternoon
What: This drum talk will let participants recharge, release stress, connect communally. Bring your own drum if you have one. No drumming experience is necessary. Presented by Savannah College of Art & Design. When: June 20, 3-4 p.m. Where: Madison Square, Bull and Charlton streets. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 525-6971 or

2008 Platinum Awards
What: Live music performances and the presentation of awards to public figures and businesses that will be recognized for excellent service and talent. The winners were chosen by the local public. When: June 20 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: $20 and $15. Info: 651-6556 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Savannah Film Society: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
What: A comedy/adventure about a man who learns that Earth is about to be demolished to make way for an intergalactic superhighway. Part of the Travel Weekend. Rated PG. When: June 20 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $8 general admission, $6 senior/military. Info: 525-5050 or

An Evening of Song with Jason Moon and Quynh Shannon
What: Baritone Jason Moon and pianist Quynh Shannon will perform Schumannís Dichterlieber and music by Schubert and Copland. Presented by the Savannah Chorale Society. When: June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Skidaway United Methodist Church. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 667-9977.

Cardinal Rep: "Night, Mother"
What: A play about a suicidal daughter and her mother that was written by Marsha Norman and is directed by David I.L. Poole
When: June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. Where: Cardinal Rep, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: Adults $15, students/military/seniors $10. Info:

Saturday, June 21

Fiesta Latina!
What: Latin-American stage performances, traditional food, arts & crafts and children's activities, representing a broad cross-section of Latin American cultures. Presented by the Latin American Services Organization. When: June 21 from 2-8 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street. Cost: Free. Info: 238-2032 or

Starland Farmers Market
What: Local organic and traditional produce, artists, food vendors, crafts people, musicians, street performers and storytellers. When: June 21, 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Where: Starland district on DeSoto Avenue between Whitaker and Bull streets and 40th and 41st streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, or

4th Annual International Surfing Day
What: Events will include a beach clean-up, free surfing lessons, demonstrations and more, sponsored by Surfrider Foundations Coastal Georgia Low Country Chapter and Surfing Magazine. When: June 21. Where: Beach near 17th Street on Tybee Island. Info:

Summer Family Fun Days
What: Face painting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., puppet making from noon to 2 p.m. and Hooray for Summer, a puppet show by the Puppet People, will be presented at 1 p.m. When: June 21 Where: Savannah Mall Food Court, 14045 Abercorn St. Cost: Free. No tickets are required. Info: or

Highest Praise Summer Concert
What: Dance and piano performances from students at the Highest Praise School of the Arts. There also will be a puppet show and performances by the Highest Praise Dance Company, RJ & The Upbeats and Sankofa Dance Theaterís Johnny Wright III. When: June 21 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Country Day Schoolís Jelks Auditorium.

Savannah Film Society: Road to Morocco
What: This is one of Bob Hope and Bing Crosbyís famous "road movies." Having accidentally caused a merchant ship to blow up, two stowaways are shipwrecked on the African coast and crazy adventures ensue. Part of the Travel Weekend, this 1942 film is family friendly. When: June 21 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $8 general admission, $6 senior/military. Info: 525-5050 or

Ron Fetner in Concert
What: This singer-songwriter incorporates elements of folk, southern Appalachian, roots and jazz into his music. Presented by the Savannah Folk Society. When: June 21 at 8 p.m. Where: Montgomery Presbyterian Church, Ferguson Avenue at Shipyard Road. Cost: $10 general admission, $8 SFMS members and $5 children. Info: 786-6953 or

Sunday, June 22

A Gospel Brunch
What: Enjoy brunch at the Jepson Center and the musical talents of the Christian Revival Center Sanctuary Choir. The afternoon includes access to the Jepson galleries. When: June 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, children under 6 admitted free. Info: 790-8800 or

Monday, June 23

Savannah Sand Gnats
What: The Sand Gnats play the Columbus Catfish in two games, then take on the Rome Braves in a three-game series, and finally face the Charleston RiverDogs for two games. When: June 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and June 29 at 2 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: Box seats, $10; reserved, $8; general admission $7; and seniors/military/ kids 4-12 $5. Info: 351-9150,

Wednesday, June 25

Free Concerts in the Squares
What: The Roger Moss Quintet will perform. When: June 25 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free.

Psychotronic Film Society: Who Killed Teddy Bear?
What: Made in 1965, this film starring Sal Mineo was years ahead of its time, and heavily influenced Scorsese's Taxi Driver. It's an intense drama about a sexually obsessed waiter and his unhealthy fixation on a female DJ. Regarded as the pinnacle of '60s exploitation filmmaking, it's also a gritty document of New York City's sleazy underbelly of the time period. When: June 25 at 8 p.m. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5

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