Thursday, December 30, 2010

Upcoming Events at Davenport House Museum, Savannah

“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2011
[Program dates: February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26]
5:30 p.m.
75 minutes in length
Admission: $20 (must be 21 years of age)

Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Contact information: 912/236-8097,,

Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. During the experience they will sample two types of Madeira and see the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Location: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA – on Columbia Square

Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden

Monday, February 14, 2011
5 to 7 p.m.

Get married in the museum’s beautiful courtyard garden and make it a Valentine’s Day to remember! Ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes. A local judge will officiate. $100 donation to the museum. Call 912/236-8097 for additional information. See

Location: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA – on Columbia Square

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Thursdays and Fridays (and two Wednesday) in March 2011 (3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 18, 23, 24, 31)
5 p.m.
60 minutes in length
Admission: $18

Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Contact information: 912/236-8097,,

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Isaiah Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters.

Location: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA – on Columbia Square

Our Old House: Director’s Preservation Tour of the Davenport House

Tuesday and Saturdays in March 2011
[Tour dates: March 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29]
4:30 p.m.
60 minutes in length
Admission: $18
Contact information: 912/236-8097,,

Acquaint yourself with the preservation and care of the Isaiah Davenport House, recipient of the Preserve America Presidential Award. The museum’s director will lead a tour in and around the home discussing the recent restoration, maintenance issues and techniques for preserving the site for the long term. The tour is limited to twelve people. Patrons will visit areas not normally on tour. The experience will end in the garden with light refreshments.

The program requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Location: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA – on Columbia Square

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Underground Atlanta's Peach Drop Announces Budding Peach Stage Line-up

Enjoy a Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve of Peachy Proportions

WHAT: Peach Drop 2011 - New Year’s Eve Countdown
WHO: An eclectic array of local and national performers on three stages
WHERE: Underground Atlanta – Downtown Atlanta
WHEN: Friday, December 31, 2010 – Saturday, January 1, 2011
TIME: 11:00am on the 31st until 4:00am on the 1st

Ring in a new decade with thousands of your closest friends at Underground Atlanta’s 22nd Annual Peach Drop! The Southeast’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration, locals and visitors alike brave the cold to watch the famed giant peach make its 58-second descent from the top of the 138-foot tower of lights in an all-day, all-night, family-friendly celebration!

“There certainly isn’t a shortage of New Year’s Eve activities in our city,” explains Underground Atlanta General Manager, William P. “Chick” Ciccaglione. “But many of these events are expensive and targeted towards young singles or couples. I believe Peach Drop has been so successful year after year because we are able to provide the community safe, free entertainment that is as perfect for families as it is for couples, singles and groups of friends of all ages.”

Festivities begin at 11:00am with a moonwalk, basketball throw, face painting and balloon art on Upper Alabama Street as well as kid-friendly music on the Budding Peach Stage. And, new this year, enjoy exhilarating rides for young and old with Peachtree Rides’ “Expo Wheel” (Ferris wheel), Bear Affair (spinning tea cups in Bear form) and more, for only $3 a ride! Check out Atlanta’s young talent as they impress “Peach patrons” getting in the New Year’s Eve spirit early in the day*:

*As of December 13, 2010; schedule subject to change

11:00am – 1:00pm Coastal Talent Kids
11:00am Natalie Scott Seman
11:15am Ryan Williams
11:30am Alyssa Payne
12:00pm Eamonn Vickless
12:15pm Karina Simonis
12:30pm Peyton Propst
12:45pm Tyreke Thompson
1:00pm – 2:00pm TraVerse
2:00pm – 3:00pm Clevetta
3:00pm – 3:30pm Craig Perkins
3:30pm – 4:00pm Brittney Jones
4:00pm – 5:00pm Ziggy the Rockstar
5:00pm – 6:00pm A'lise Holiday

In addition to the Budding Peach Stage, enjoy the musical styling of locally and nationally-renowned acts on both the Kenny’s Alley Stage and Main Stage, who will carry crowds into 2011, along with an explosion of confetti and fireworks at midnight! Those looking to keep the party going, can celebrate into the night, as the bars, restaurants and nightclubs of Kenny’s Alley are open until 4:00am! Kenny’s Alley Stage and Main Stage acts to be announced soon!

The 22nd Annual Peach Drop is a rain or shine event and is sponsored in part by AirTran Airways, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Coca-Cola, Comfort Suites Atlanta Downtown, Cooper Atlanta Transportation Services, Nuvo, Peachtree Tents & Events, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel and The Sunday Paper.

For the safety and enjoyment of Peach Drop, Underground Atlanta asks that the following items NOT be brought onto the property: Pets, bags, backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, recording devices, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, lawn chairs, weapons and alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages can be purchased on the property by patrons 21 years of age and older). To find answers to frequently asked questions, fun facts and up-to-the-minute information about Peach Drop 2011, please visit or follow us on Twitter @PeachDrop.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Fox Theatre Presents The Fifth Annual Larry, Carols and Mo!

A FREE Holiday Event

What: A FREE Christmas Carol Sing-Along and a Showing of the hilarious holiday film: “Elf”
Where: The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street N.E.
When: Monday, December 13, 2010. Doors Open at 6pm, Sing-Along starts at 7pm,
Movie begins at 7:30pm

On Monday, December 13, 2010 there will be snow falling on Peachtree Street from the marquee of The Fabulous Fox Theatre! There will be caroling in the Fox’s arcade, photos with Santa and hot apple cider.

Not to mention a Sing-Along with the famous “Mighty Mo” organ, led by organist in residence Larry-Douglas Embury and joined by the Gwinnett Young Singers, the Fox Theatre Rising Stars, and our emcee for the evening, Joe Gransden.

This will be followed by a showing of the hilarious holiday film “Elf.”

The evening will be capped off by an organ concert, with Larry-Douglas Embury, once again joined by Joe Gransden and the Fox Theatre Rising Stars.

Limited Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Box Office, or at (Tickets through will incur the applicable service charges) beginning at 10am on Monday, November 8, 2010.

The Fox Theatre will be accepting donations for both Toys-For-Tots and the Atlanta Community Food Bank that evening.
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The Holiday Ice Spectacular Puts a New Twist on Chanukah

Adam Sandler sings praise for “If Santa Claus Was Jewish” Number

Chanukah has come and gone, but Atlanta gets to celebrate a little longer with the release of The Holiday Ice Spectacular’s “If Santa Claus Was Jewish.” This never-before-heard holiday song was written by Atlanta native Jeb Rand exclusively for the holiday revue, running December 16-24 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

Picture Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers and Adam Sandler sitting with a bottle of Manischewitz and you’ve got the creative inspiration to the number, which according to Mr. Sandler himself, is one “the audiences will love and have a lot of fun with too.” Sandler recently previewed the song for possible use in future projects and after hearing it, declared it to be one of the funniest things he had heard in years.

Want to hear the song that had Sandler singing along? Visit to listen today. It’s one of four new, never before seen numbers that will be a part of The Holiday Ice Spectacular this winter, right alongside your favorite holiday classics. You’ll see everything from a bite-sized version of The Nutcracker to Santa on a Harley. This 90-minute performance has a little taste of something for everyone and is a must-see performance this December.

Showtimes & Tickets: The Holiday Ice Spectacular will open December 16. Shows will run through December 23 with select matinee performances, including one on December 24. For more information or a detailed list of show times, please visit

Tickets range in price from $25-89 and can be purchased via Special VIP and group packages are available at select price levels. If you’re looking to give back while having a great time, we’ve got just the ticket. By using the discount codes BERT, for Bert’s Big Adventure, or CHOA, for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, you’ll receive $10 off the price of your ticket and an additional $5 will be donated to the organization of your choice.