Your Popculteer is still toiling away at the rebuilding process, after a power outage took out his main online computer. However, we’ve updated Popcult every day for more than 600 consecutive days, so we’re not going to let a little thing like catastrophic failure get in our way. Here is a midweek edition of Stuff To Do. Later today you can expect a brief PopCult Toybox.
The Blue Parrot presents an early jam session, hosted by Prank Monkey at 8 PM, followed by a 10 PM screening of the new Byzantine video directed by Holly Siders. Check the details…
At the Empty Glass, performing without a net and with no cover, it’s Ladies On The Rag, a collective of female musicians from New Orleans, which includes Charleston native (and occasional RFC guest) Sierra Ferrell. You can expect an evening of unbridled Ragtime music. The music kicks off at 10 Pm and I hear that Travis Stephens will be sitting in.
Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus.
Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group’s support due to the union’s public relations’ worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful.
Post screening interview led by award winning NPR reporter Roxy Todd, featuring LGBT activist Sam (Hall) Williams and Fairness West Virginia Executive Director Andrew Schneider
Tickets cost $8. This event is Co-sponsored by Fairness WV and the West Virginia International Film Festival