As we approach the middle of May it’s time, once more, for your guide to things you can do in and around Charleston, Beckley and Huntington  this week in our latest edition of STUFF TO DO.

We are trying to get sort of back to normal here in the PopCult office and this week we’re again going to mention a few things that are happening that don’t have handy graphics for me to swipe. Links will take you to their Facebook events pages.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s The Parachute Brigade. Saturday sees Swingstein and Robin at Charleston’s Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution. Also, at Unity of Kanawha Valley in South Hills, Ron Sowell’s Open Mic will take place this Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm. Andrew Adkins will be the guest host. General admission is $5.00 with seniors, kids, and performers $2.00. Performer sign-ups start at 7pm.

This weekend in Beckley we have two very cool events that you will see listed below. Friday night Lady D, Doris Fields, presents the premeire of her video series, Those Who Came Before, celebrating West Virginia’s Black musical history and heritage. Then Saturday, just down the street, there will be an all-day tribute to Bill Withers. You can find the full details for both events in the graphics below.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet, and now only the stupidest of people are going without vaccinations if they’re eligible. Despite some recent dubious legal rulings, many people 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 wanna hear something funny,  tune in to The AIR Wednesday night at 11 PM where we will offer up a new episode of The Comedy Vault, this time featuring an hour of allegedly funny songs by Allan Sherman.

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…