I realize that I’m not the boss of you, so please consider this a list of suggestions, not orders.  There’s a ton of STUFF TO DO in Charleston and all over the Mountain State as we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of April.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s James Townsend. Saturday Ginger Wixx 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.  Sunday sees the return of the Post-Mountain Stage Jam.  Next week they’ll have an open mic Monday night, and Songwriter Showcase on Tuesday. And of course, our old friends Frenchy and The Punk will be at the Glass next Wednesday with Unmanned opening the show at 8 PM.  Other shows that have graphics are listed among the images below.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet, despite what the authorities are saying. 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.