Open Everyday, from 7am til 10pm

13 E Park Ave, Savannah GA 31401

912.232.4447  kristin@sentientbean.com

"a haven for indie film, live music
and literary readings."

New York Times

Lonely Planet Recommended 2013

Since 2001, Brewing Coffee and Community

Organic, fair trade, and home made food, drinks, art, and entertainment.

Apr27Mon
8:00PM • $5.00

Nashville based harpist/songwriter Timbre has been enchanting audiences across the world with her unique harp-based folk rock. Though featured playing harp with bands/artists such as Jack White, Ricky Skaggs, mewithoutYou, and the Chariot, her solo music is even more breathtaking. Her ensemble of musicians bring complete stillness to crowded bars and festivals, silencing audiences of thousands.

Apr28Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word and and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8 sharp. Performers are given 4 minutes to do their best work. Original material is encouraged.

Apr29Wed
8:00PM • $7.00

For over a decade now, The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has been repeatedly named the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES in annual reader polls. The PFS of SAV shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean (and occasionally on other nights as well). Whether extremely well-made or “so bad they’re good,” their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.

TO SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THEIR FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES ON ALL PFS of SAV SCREENINGS (including those not held at The Bean), JUST EMAIL YOUR FULL NAME AND REQUEST TO psychotronicfilms@hotmail.com (YOUR INFO WILL NEVER BE SHARED)!


Tonight, the PFS unveils a truly stunning example of forgotten filmmaking, the landmark 1940 motion picture VASILIA THE BEAUTIFUL.

Almost completely unknown in the USA, this gorgeous, mesmerizing movie (based on the classic Russian folk tale THE FROG PRINCESS) was the first-ever live-action fairytale movie ever made in the Soviet Union.

Most folks in this country have no idea that in the 1930s and 1940a, Joseph Stalin threw tons of money at the Soviet motion picture industry in an effort to promote their technological advances—as well as to celebrate traditional Russian literature and folk legends.

This resulted in the creation of several films which in their own unique way were easily the equal of the similarly-themed (and also unforgettable) U.S. releases from WALT DISNEY STUDIOS during the same time period.

While these Stalin-backed fairy tale films were incredibly popular and beloved in the Soviet Union, they were either unknown or ignored outside of the Union’s borders.

Essentially hidden from the rest of the world for decades, VASILISA THE BEAUTIFUL was finally restored in Russia a few years ago, and this one-show-only, 75th Anniversary Screening is an amazing opportunity to glimpse a wondrous document of Soviet cinema from its Golden Age.

Anyone interested in Russian or Soviet history or cinema – or, who just adores classic fairy tales – will find much to enjoy in this spellbinding picture, which we’ll show in the original spoken Russian with English Subtitles.

Plus, until 9PM, the Bean will have special discounts on both Craft Beer and Organic Wine for anyone 21 and older, as well as their usual great selection of all sorts of award-winning vegetarian cuisine, pastries, desserts and Fair-Trade Coffees and Teas.

We hope to see you there, and please feel free to bring mature and well-mannered children ages 12 and older, if you’d like.


We’ll also be raffling off some rare DVDs and unusual prizes from the PFS archives before the show.

So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets…


$7 admission for ages 12 and up.

Seating at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm

May01Fri
6:00PM • Free

The Bean is part of The First Friday Art March, a monthly coordination of businesses and art spaces showcasing the best of the creative energy that exists south of Forsyth Park!

Forsyth Farmers’ Almanac art show – Teri Schell

May03Sun
8:00PM • Free

In her debut album, independent artist Arsena Schroeder offers songs about awakening your inner creativity in essence of truth, light, and love. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, Schroeder’s music, voice, and songwriting have been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie, & Lauryn Hill. Crafting original songs soaked in singer-songwriter and pop-soul genres, issues of empowerment, love, and cryptic faith are lyrically intertwined in a mix meant to free and fuel the soul.

Diamond Victoria hails from Raleigh, NC, and is a singer-songwriter in the genres of jazz, pop, blues, R&B, and neo-soul.

Listen

May07Thu
8:00PM • 

Matt Pless is a musician who can’t read music, an artist who can’t stand most aspects of the pretentious art community, and a writer who usually has fairly poor grammatical skills. All that aside, he creates some pretty cool stuff.

May08Fri
8:00PM • 

Joe Cat is an Americana Singer/Songwriter living in Athens Georgia. Growing up listening to classic rock radio in Endicott, New York. His Americana style gained many of it’s roots from that sound. Over the past few decades, he has worked and lived in many different areas of the East Coast.

May11Mon
7:00PM • Free

Port City Cultural Alliance is a grassroots independent network of Savannah citizens dedicated to educating people and advocating for the local Savannah community. PCCA provides information the community can use to create thoughtful conversation and personal action. We aim to strengthen connections and creativity in our community.

Our Vision is simple. Culture. Community. Conversation.

For more information or to get involved, shoot us an email: weareportcity@gmail.com

May12Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word and and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8 sharp. Performers are given 4 minutes to do their best work. Original material is encouraged.

May14Thu
8:00PM • Free

The monthly Open Mic Comedy Night gives you a chance to test out your comedic skills, or just bring your sense of humor and enjoy the show! Usually not family friendly!

May23Sat
8:00PM • 

Mr. Sommer has turned a simple strumming style into what may very well be the next big thing: an explosive and dramatic free-form style and, in the process, he’s become one of the finest free-form pickers anywhere, borrowing from Steve Howe, Merle Travis, Doc Watson and turning out a style that is authentically unique. And almost impossible to copy.

https://www.facebook.com/itsericsommer

May26Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word and and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8 sharp. Performers are given 4 minutes to do their best work. Original material is encouraged.