The PopCulteer
March 16, 2012

So many things are going on this weekend that we actually started it last night with ArtWalk, which you will see in photo essay form below. But first, let’s look at the stuff to do.

The Pub Crawl

This weekend’s big event is St. Patricks East End Pub Crawl. Saturday, March 17 from 6-10 PM it’s time for shamrocks and spirits as five
of the most popular East End pubs and restaurants in Charleston host the first ever Pub Crawl.

The pub crawl will run from 6 to 10 PM at five East End venues: Bluegrass Kitchen, Tricky Fish, the Little India Lounge, the Red Carpet Lounge and The Empty Glass. There will be food and drink specials, as well as live entertainment. Participants can earn prizes in the Shamrock Challenge, where they try to find 15 “strategically placed” shamrocks in the five locations and upload images of them onto a Facebook fan page.

Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt. Register through sponsor East End Main Street, at 304-767-9800 ($1 service charge), or at Bluegrass Kitchen, 304-346-2871. C&H Taxi will offer free rides home and free shuttles downtown at the end of the night.

The Empty Glass Crawler specials during the Pub Crawl: $1.50 pints of green beer, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and other great specials.

Live Entertainment: Underhill Rose, Pepper Fandango, Jeff Ellis, & BugLittle India Restaurant of WV Lounge Crawler specials during the Pub Crawl: $3 shots of Jameson, $3 Nutty Irishman shots, $3 Apple Shooters, $1.50 pints of green beer, All drinks $1 off regular price!

Live entertainment: The Snake and the Pot belly dancer

NCAA Tournament will be playing on one flat screen.

Tricky Fish Crawler specials during the Pub Crawl: $1 Green Jell-O Shots, $2 Margaritas, and 10% off all food!

The NCAA Tournament will be playing on all flat screens during the Crawl!

Bluegrass Kitchen Crawler specials during the Pub Crawl: $3 Guiness Pints, $3 Nutty Irishman shots, and FREE beer cozy with purchase of bottled beer! 10% off all food!

Live entertainment: Born Old will be playing in the Tap Room!

The Red Carpet Lounge Crawler specials during the Pub Crawl: Any beer with a green bottle discount. Karaoke from 6-10 PM.

All Ages Show

If, like your PopCulteer, you are a non-drinker, you can spend St. Patrick’s Day at The Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge at 402 Virginia St W. in Charleston for an all-night all-ages rock show. The line-up for this show, which will kick off at 5 PM, will include Deck of Fools at 5, Remains UnNamed at 6, The Naked at 7, Meet Me In The Matinee at 8, Charlie Ant Eaterr at 9, ROFS at 10 and In The Company Of Wolves at 11.

Admision is a mere six bucks and the show is all age with drinks and food available. Alcohol will be served in the bar. The RFC crew might just be on hand recording host segments.

Dr. Sketchy’s

It’s this Sunday, I’m going to be there and you can read Bill Lynch’s great write-up about it here.

And watch RFC 151 to see a brief plug, too.

Square Meal

Square Meal is a mini-grant opportunity for artists in music, dance, visual, theater, literary and film, arts organizations and other creative projects.Four projects will be preented during the dinner, and diners will vote on who receives the grant.

There have been three events so far and number four is coming up this coming Tuesday, March 27 from 6-8 PM at Timothy’s located inside the revitalized Quarrier Diner on 1022 Quarrier St. Reservations for the meal are $16 ($10 grant, $5 food, $1 Arts Council of the Kanwha Valley) until Sunday, March 25. Late reservations and at the door pricing will be $21 ($10 grant, $5 food, $5 ACKV). Reservations are limited to 50. Tickets can be purchased online at (PayPal fees apply) or mailed to ACKV 229 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301.

The presenters for this event will be Po’Folks Caberet, Kanawha Players,
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Bad Reception. This is a great way to support the local arts scene and score a great meal at the same time.

The ArtWalk Photo Essay

ArtWalk has sprung forth after its Winter nap. As always, your PopCulteer took his trusty camera out to capture some highlights. This time ArtWalk kicked off their tenth year with a special observation of Anne Saville and Taylor Books, who have participated in every ArtWalk. Your PopCulteer got a very late start on this photo essay, so the captions are more sparse than usual.

The ArtWalk All Stars

Chuck Hamsher of The Purple Moon and Mondern By Design, with Anne Saville of Taylor Books

The Art Emporium

Robert Tribble has an increible show at Art Emporium. You can see the artist, along with more of his work below.

Art Emporium has great work by other artists, to, like Mike Winland and Clayton Spangler.

Taylor Books Annex Gallery

New work by Tracey Stuckey are on display at Taylor Books. This is a must-see show.

Romano Associates

Rainbow Pride art show works were on exhibit.

Visions Day Spa

Catalyst, an installation by Gregg Oxley at Good News Mountaineer Garage

Stray Dog Antiques

Mission Savvy

Modeern By Design

The Purple Moon

Glen Brogan poses with some of his artwork on display at The Purple Moon.

New work by Sharon Lyn Stackpole in the Over The Moon Gallery.

Dr. Sketchy's Chase Henderson also has work at the Over The Moon Gallery, upstairs from The Purple Moon.

Studio 1031

Studio 1031 partner, Sefani Andrews, poses with some of her work.

Gallery Eleven

That’s it for this week. Your PopCulteer needs to get some sleeep.