Okay, it’s time once again for your guide to things you can do in and around Charleston, during this Memorial Day Weekend in our latest (truncated) edition of STUFF TO DO.
Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Steve Himes and Phil Washington. Saturday sees Sandy Sowell and Gary Collyard at Charleston’s Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution.
Our lead item next week will be Fairview, the Pulitzer Award-winning play that happens in June at The Alban Arts Center. Mel and I are planning to attend at some point during the run, but I would like to take this time to strongly suggest that all of our local community theater groups give some consideration to designating one performance during the runs of their shows where proof of vaccination and masks are required. I’m only asking for one show, out of the four, six or eight that they do, have this stipulation. I realize that it’s a huge turn-off for a lot of folks, but for those of us with immunity issues, it’d be a nice gesture to have one performance where we could feel a bit safer.
As far as I know, The Alban is not doing this with Fairview, but Mel and I are willing to take the chance to support the local scene, the director, Stuart Frazier and see an acclaimed play. I do hope the folks in charge of the various local theatre troupes consider implementing one special performance during their runs with extra precautions.
Because…we all need to remember that the pandemic is not over yet, and now only the stupidest of people are going without vaccinations. 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.
In the meantime, if you’re up for going out, here are some suggestions from folks who were kind enough to provide graphics and make my job easier…