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Cirque Du Soleil: Quidam coming to Savannah

April 22nd, 2013 by Katie Pate

Has your curiosity been peaked about what exactly happens during a Cirque Du Soleil show? Perhaps you’ve already seen one and loved every minute and breathtaking feat. Either way, you don’t need to go all the way to Las Vegas to see a show. The Cirque Du Soleil: Quidam performance will be in Savannah from May 7 – 9 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). The show is 2.5 hours long and ticket prices start at $18 and continue up to $100.

Quidam Reviews

Check out some of this feedback on Quidam from reviewers on Ticketmaster.com:

“We saw Alegria in San Francisco and again in Honolulu and was enthralled by the show. I was prepared to see some of the same things with Quidam, but the show did not disappoint. The story line was carried through in the scenes. It was totally amazing and we were gripping the edge of our seats several times throughout the show. quidam-cirque-du-soleil-in-savannahThe music made the show a larger success and helped to build up the anxiety with some of the scenes. The musicians and the cast are truly professionals and the show reflected their passion. We enjoyed the show tremendously and would recommend it to our friends and family. The only thing that I might suggest is that I would not bring a child under the age of 4. Some of the scenes might be hard for them to understand and might make them fidgety and you won’t enjoy the show yourself.” – Pohai56

“We’ve seen several Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas. This show is fabulous. It was absolutely fantastic! Top quality performers putt on an incredible show. The show was top notch. I would go again in a heartbeat. The story was played out in such an imaginative way. Costumes are so terrific. The time the performers put into the acrobatics must be so intense. Kudos to the whole cast of performers.” – 123goto

Coming to Savannah for Cirque de Soleil?

If seeing Quidam is one of your priorities this spring, we invite you to stay at our bed and breakfast in the beautiful historic district of Savannah while you are in town.

 

Savannah Book Festival 2013

February 3rd, 2013 by Katie Pate

Are you a bookworm? During the winter months I love to curl up with a good book and a cup of something hot, allowing myself to become immersed in the story the author unfolds.

Next month is the return of the Savannah Book Festival, where authors from all over the nation will be in our city for book signings, readings and Q&A sessions. So circle the dates February 15 -17 for your opportunity to treat yourself or the bookworm in your family to a special weekend in Savannah.

Locations of Book Festival Events

Trustee’s Theater (Also called Lucas Theater for the Arts) – 32 Abercorn St.

The Trustee's Theater is hosting some of the events during the Savannah Book Festival, taking place Feb. 15-17, 2013

The Trustee’s Theater is hosting some of the events during the Savannah Book Festival, taking place Feb. 15-17, 2013

Less than a mile from our Historic District Inn, a 15 minute walk.

Telfair Square – 198 W York St. Less than eight blocks from the Trustee’s Theater, a 15 minute walk from our B&B.

Savannah Book Festival 2013 Schedule Highlights

Friday, February 15th

6 p.m. @ Trustee’s Theater ~ Keynote address by James Patterson followed by book signing. $10

Saturday, February 16th

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Telfair Square ~ Over 40 author presentations and book signings. Free and open to the public!

10 a.m. @ Trustee’s Theater ~ Presentation with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney followed by book signing. $5

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. @ Telfair Square in Author Signing Tent ~ Gregg Allman signing his book My Cross to Bear.

Sunday, February 17th

3 p.m. @ Trustee’s Theater ~ Closing Address with Honoree David Baldacci followed by book signing. $10

Featured Authors

Bobby Dean ~ Bobby Deen hosts “Not My Mother’s Meals” on the Cooking Channel. His new cookbook, From Mama’s Table to Mine, will be published in February.

Al Gore ~ Al Gore, vice president from 1993-2000 and Nobel Peace Prize winner is also the author of The Future, which is about political, economic and environmental change, released this January.

Jake Tapper ~ Jake Tapper recently joined CNN as anchor and chief Washington correspondent. He is a former senior White House correspondent for ABC News. The Outpost is about his experiences covering the Afghanistan War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 4-6, 2012 Tybee Island Pirate Fest

September 16th, 2012 by jenn

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Tybee Island’s 8th Annual Pirate Fest welcomes pirates of all ages, October 4-6, 2012

The 8th Annual Pirate Fest on Tybee Island invites you to bring out your inner pirate, if only for a weekend. This family friendly event entertains pirates of all ages with live music, games, shopping, a parade and costume ball.

The Thieves Market downtown by the water will have vendors with every bit of pirate (and non-pirate) gear you’ve ever hoped for. Buy costumes, arts and crafts, souvenirs and more!

Live entertainment throughout the weekend includes everything from live bands to fire breathing and sword dancing street performers. For the kids, there are magicians, face painting, puppets, storytellers and games. Bands will play all weekend and headliners on Friday and Saturday night include Vince Neil from Motley Crüe and A1A’s Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show.

The Parade of Pirates on Tybee Island will take place on Butler street, Saturday October 6 at 3 pm. Elaborate pirate ships will “float” down the road, with crews of pirates, wenches and other colorful characters. Come early to claim a good spot along the street to watch and wave.

The Buccaneer Ball at the Crab Shack (40 Estill Hammock Road on Tybee Island) is open to adults age 18 and up, Thursday, October 4 from 7 to 11 pm. Eat, drink and dance like a pirate! Costume contest will determine the Best Pirate and Best Wench of them all. Tickets for the ball are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

For more information on the Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2012 or to purchase your tickets online, please visit TybeePirateFest.com. During your stay at our fine Savannah, GA B&B, take a short half hour drive to Tybee Island to enjoy the beach and Pirate Fest!

McMillan Inn gets a new website

April 12th, 2012 by Joe Celento

McMillan Inn New Site In May of 2012, McMillan Inn, a historic Savannah Bed & Breakfast,  launches a new website, built in Inndx, a WordPress powered service by InsideOut. This brand new site has powerful editing capabilities, the innkeepers of McMillan Inn can now log in with one easy password to access all of these editing capabilities. Some of the tasks in which they can now perform include, creating and managing photo galleries, changing text and images, writing and maintaining blog posts, and much more.

This beautiful new site has large image areas to showcase this historic Savannah Bed and Breakfast in more accurate detail. There is also an Inndx exclusive Specials feature tool in which specials can be organized and posted for the particular dates they will run.

Along with this new website, there will be a mobile site viewable by all handheld devices. This new site is built around the leading content management system of WordPress. This allows the site administrator to log in, add text, photos, pages and much more.

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