As we pay tribute to those who gave their lives so that we can have STUFF TO DO, PopCult reminds you of events happening in Charleston and all over the Mountain State and beyond for the next week.

A special note: The Vandalia Gathering is back at the WV State Capitol Grounds this weekend, and you can find out all about it HERE.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s The Wildwood Players. Saturday That Hgh Country Revival entertains the crowd at Charleston’s beloved Bookstore/Coffee Shop/Art Gallery.

The Empty Glass has some great stuff through the week to tell you about.  Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Swingstein and Robin play fiddle and piano and sing swing and early jazz standards. Each week they donate their tips to a local nonprofit or worthy cause. Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour. Friday at 8 PM the Glass is the place for a Vandalia Gathering Bluegrass Jam with Josh and Jakob Thomas.  Saturday, taking advantage of all the great pickers in town, there’s a Bluegrass Jam with Jeff Haynes at 8 PM. Sunday it’s time for EMPTY GLASS GOT TALENT at 10 PM.  Next week they’ll have an open mic hosted by Unmanned on Monday night, and June Star returns on Tuesday.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. It’s still a going concern. And now there are seasonal allergies, the flu and other ferocious bugs in the mix. Many people who have very good reasons are still wearing masks, and many of us, understandably, are still nervous about being in crowds, masked or not. Be kind and understanding  while you’re out.

If you’re up for going out, here are a few suggestions for the rest of this week, roughly in order.

Friday May 26

Saturday May 27

Sunday May 28

Monday May 29 

Wednesday May 31