Here is a list of events on the Armstrong Campus and in the city of Savannah!
Thursday, Sep 27
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Student Union, Ballroom
Continue celebrating Latino Heritage Month with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and HOLA for their annual Fiesta Day! Enjoy authentic Latin American food, music and games!
Fundamentals of Digital Photography
6 pm – 7:30 pm
Gamble Hall 222
Designed for beginning photographers, this class is ideal for those with an interest in capturing stunning images of everything involving people or nature. Using digital, single-lens, reflex photography (DSLR) is like using point-and-shoot technology except that the overall quality and response is enhanced. This class is geared toward those who anticipate moving toward DSLR photography, but please note that you will need to bring your camera and its manual that comes out of its box or downloaded from the cameras’ website. Workshop 4 – Composition, visual balance and backgrounds
Salsa-Bachata Dance Lesson
6 pm – 8 pm
Student Rec Center, Group Workout Room
Join the HOLA Club as they host Fit 912 Savannah for a two-hour dance lesson featuring Salsa and Bachata. Bring a friend or come solo and wear comfortable shoes to learn the moves of these dances and their music originating from the Caribbean islands of Cuba and the Dominican Republic, respectively. No heels allowed in the workout room.
Thursday Night Trivia
7 pm – 10 pm
Molly McGuire’s – 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Come on down to Molly Mcguire’s for weekly trivia. Munch on some yummy appetizers or see what they offer on the drink menu while you play trivia either on your own or with a team. Patrons are welcome to play in the bar or the gazebo. The prizes you can win are a $50 gift card, $30 gift card, or a $20 gift card. Remember to eat, drink, and be Molly!
Board Game Night
6 pm – 10 pm
Jolly Goblin Games – 518 MLK Jr Blvd.
Come to weekly Board Game Night at Jolly Goblin Games and challenge your friends or make new ones by playing your favorite board games such as Magic the Gathering or Cards Against Humanity. You’re welcome to bring your own games or play one of the games they have in the store. The event is free to all.
Friday, Sep 28
Your Memories: Now and Forever
9 am – 1 pm
Many disasters and accidents strike every day. How have you safeguarded your memories? This class will show you the importance of having a strategy for protecting your photos in the event that disaster strikes. The instructor will provide you with a process for organizing, digitizing and protecting your photos. Gain peace of mind by learning how to secure your memories for generations! You’ll also learn why you can’t trust CDs, computers, hard drives and most online storage companies to store your photos. NOTE: Please bring your laptop. You may come without one, however, some of the activities require laptop access.
Fresh Fruit Friday
10 am – 1 pm
SSC Compass Plaza
Stop by our booth where we are sampling fresh, in-season fruit as well educating students on the benefits of these fruits and different ways to incorporate them into their diet.
Film: The Candidate/ El candidato
The Gracia Roldán Spanish Film Club Festival presents The Candidate. In this wry and timely, political comedy of manners, Martín Marchand, the son of a wealthy businessman, retreats to his lavish, secluded family estate with his most trusted confidants to start prepping his candidacy for office. In order to distance himself from the reputation of his father, he decides to form a new party that speaks for the common man, and then hires a team of PR hotshots to craft his new image. Soon after their arrival, however, the creatives assigned to form his media presence begin to elicit Martín’s suspicion, and paranoia slowly takes hold. Directed by Uruguayan actor/director Daniel Hendler, The Candidate is a thrilling, political comedy that explores the creation of a political persona that is all form and no content.
Film: Operation E/ Operacíon E
The Gracia Roldán Spanish Film Club Festival presents Operation E., which is a controversial film in Colombia due to the real event on which it is based (the kidnapping of Clara Rojas and Ingrid Betancourt). Operation E features Crisanto who is a poor cocaine farmer living with his family in the Guaviare jungle, a region ruled by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). A group of guerrilla fighters give them a moribund baby and tell them to take care of him. The doctors heal the baby, but, believing he’s been abandoned and abused, they take it away. Two years later, the guerrilla fighters return to demand for the child back. They give Crisanto three days to find the boy and threaten to kill him and his family if he does not return sucessful… This is a political thriller, which shows what happens away from the cameras and microphones, is a contrasting interpretation of the original film.
Savannah Jazz Festival
6 pm Bryce Eastwood Band
7 pm University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1
8:15 pm Peter Fish
9:30 pm Bernie Williams
Drayton Street side of Forsyth Park
Come watch these performers at Forsyth Park! These well-known musicians are taking part in the Friday portion of the Savannah Jazz Festival. The event is free and you can show up whenever you like.
On the Spot Murder Mystery Dinner Show
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Savannah Coffee Roasters – 215 W Liberty St.
It’s improv. It’s mystery. It’s murder. It’s a three-course meal. What more could you want? Buy tickets at http://store.savannahcoffee.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EVENT%2DMURDERMYSTERY%2D1.
Saturday, Sep 29
Fiesta Latina 2018
12 pm – 4 pm
River Street, Downtown Savannah
The Latin American Services Association (LASO) of Savannah hosts their annual Fiesta Latina on the River in downtown Savannah. Admission is free and features vendors, live local talent and folk dancing. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and other GSU students as we table from 12 pm – 4 pm.
Oktoberfest at Two Tides
12 pm – 9 pm
Two Tides Brewing Company – 12 West 41st St.
It’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest! Two Tides Brewing Company will be turning Desoto Street into an Oktoberfest celebration. There will be live music, bratwurst, pretzels, and a variety of local brews.
National Public Lands Day 2018
8 am – 12 pm
Fort Pulaski National Monument – US-80, Savannah, GA. 31410
Saturday is National Public Lands Day! It’s a day dedicated to bringing together volunteers to clean up the public lands we use for education and recreation. At Fort Pulaski you’ll be helping the park rangers clear and restore the walking trails. Volunteers need to bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, close-toed shoes, and gardening gloves if you have them. Lunch will be provided!
Sunday, Sep 30
Beta Alpha’s 8th Annual Founder’s Day Celebration
Celebrate with the sisterhood of 28 years!
Tybee’s Got Talent!
7 pm – 9 pm
Tybee Post Theater – 10 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island, GA. 31328
It’s time for the 4th Annual Tybee’s Got Talent show! Come to the Tybee Post Theater to spend your evening watching all of the interesting talent Tybee has to offer. There will be a wide array of singers, dancers, musicians, and even a Beach Chair brigade showing off their skills. Renee de Rossett and Kim Trammell will be hosting the event. Buy your tickets at https://tybeeposttheater.showare.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=578&a=1&backurl=default.asp.
Savannah Philharmonics presents Brass On High
5 pm – 7 pm
Lutheran Church of the Ascension – 120 Bull St.
The first in a new series by the philharmonics called the Larsen Musician Spotlight Series. This concert will shine the spotlight on the philharmonics brass section. They will be playing a variety of songs by well-known composers such as Henry Purcell, Felix Mendelssohn, and Richard Strauss. Purchase your tickets at https://tickets.savannahboxoffice.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=2571&a=76.
7 pm – 11 pm
Student Union Ballroom
Celebrate this year’s homecoming with our soaring Masquerade Ball. Put on your mask and your dancing shoes and come join us for a night to remember!
Monday, Oct 1
Senior I Exhibition
9 am – 5 pm
Fine Arts Gallery
Mon – Fri
Graduating Seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone project. Exhibition will be up all week.
Student Government Association Senate Meeting
Student Union Ballroom A
The Armstrong and Liberty Campus SGA Senate holds a weekly senate meeting every Monday. All students are welcomed to attend.
Compass Point Quad
Dance until your heart is content … in several feet of suds and bubbles
Tuesday, Oct 2
Lunch & Learn
Alumna Leia Dedic, director of Research and Grant Management, Savannah Economic Development Authority, will speak as part of Professional Development Day. Space is limited. Attendees MUST sign up in Hawes Hall Room 208D prior to the event. For more information, contact Professor Maliece Whately at email@example.com.
La Americana: A Discussion on Cuba
Melanie Bowden Simón, author of the 2016 bestselling memoir, La Americana, which follows her journey of discovery after meeting her husband in Havana in the early 2000s, will discuss Cuba based on her personal experiences in the country for almost 20 years. La Americana was named a “fascinating and important read at this pivotal moment in US-Cuba relations” by NPR and included in Bustle’s list of “21 Best Nonfiction Books of Summer 2016.” La Americana is currently being developed for a feature film. Books will be available for purchase.
Fundamentals of Digital Photography
Gamble Hall 222
6 pm – 7:30 p m
Designed for beginning photographers, this class is ideal for those with an interest in capturing stunning images of everything involving people or nature. Using digital, single-lens, reflex photography (DSLR) is like using point-and-shoot technology except that the overall quality and response is enhanced. This class is geared toward those who anticipate moving toward DSLR photography, but please note that you will need to bring your camera and its manual that comes out of its box or downloaded from the cameras’ website. Workshop 5 – Photographing people, nature and architecture
Live Salsa Band
6 pm – 8pm
Come dance and enjoy the rhythmic sounds of Sala from the live band Sol de Coquí Rho presented by the Rho Theta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Beta Alpha Chapter of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Inc.
Wednesday, Oct 3
HOLA Lunch and Learn
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Hall 158
Join HOLA Club for a discussion on mental health with guest counselor, Ruth Duran Deffley.
Gullah Geechee Documentary Film Festival
6 pm – 8 pm
Presented by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission in partnership with the Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University.