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Mark your calendar: Dar Williams and dates to keep
Dar Williams is coming to Live Wire Music Hall May 16

By this point, everyone knows about the new shows added to the Savannah Music Festival lineup, the Lyle Lovett/John Hiatt double bill (March 24, Trustees Theater), Justin Townes Earle opening for The Head & the Heart (March 22, Lucas Theatre) and Pink Martini (March 29, Lucas).

Here's another freshly-minted concert to watch for: Acclaimed singer/songwriter Dar Williams has a date May 16 at Live Wire Music Hall.

Dar's In the Time of Gods album will be released that very week. She says it "explores many of today's most challenging social issues told against the parables of Greek mythology."

Dates to keep

Spring is very nearly upon us, and the Savannah arts calendar is getting stuffed. You might want to bookmark this page for reference (or, as the case may be, cut it out of the paper and stick it on the fridge with a magnet).

@ Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. German composers' evening at the Lucas Theatre, including Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor with acclaimed soloist Ulf Hoelscher. Feb. 11.

@ Lewis Black. The always-incredulous "social commentator" and A-list comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Feb. 12.

@ Leif Ove Andsnes. Recital by the award-winning Norweigian classical pianist at Wesley Monumental Church (hint: His very next date is at Carnegie Hall). Feb. 13.

@ Savannah Book Festival. The talk by keynote speaker Stephen King sold out in, like, an hour. Feb. 15-19.

@ Savannah Irish Festival. The music lineup includes New York's Seven Nations, the rocking-est bagpipe band around. Feb. 17-19.

@ Tybee Mardi Gras Festival. Imagine, another parade on Tybee Island! Feb. 18.

@ No Control Festival: All day at Southern Pine Co.: Cusses, The Shaniqua Brown (in their final Savannah appearance), Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun, Hey Rocco, KidSyc@Brandywine, General O & the Panhandlers and more. Feb. 18.

@ Rodney Carrington. The singing country music comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Feb. 18.

@ Pulse: Art & Technology Festival. The future, through the eyes, ears and gizmos of artists and musicians, is now. Feb. 27-March 4.

@ SCAD production of the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening at the Lucas. Feb. 29-March 3.

@ Savannah Stopover Festival. Something like 65 visiting bands over the course of four days, March 7-10.

@ Tara Feis. Savannah's most-but-fun Irish celebration in Emmet Park. March 10.

@ The Pink Floyd Experience. Lights, psychedelia and twisted rock ‘n' roll from a touring tribute band in the cavernous MLK Arena. These days, it's better than the real thing. March 12.

@ St. Patrick's Day is March 17. It's be Savannah's 188th big green parade.

@ Savannah Music Festival. Lotsa good stuff here. March 22-April 2.

@ Alison Krauss and Union Station at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. April 4.

@ Savannah Urban Arts Festival. April 15-22.

Keep it here - there'll be more. Much more.