Amid a break from the narsty winter weather, we have a new batch of STUFF TO DO in and around the Charleston/Huntington WV area (and beyond) this weekend.

As I have been copying and pasting of late, this a good time to remind you that THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS.  It’s just a starting point, so don’t expect anything comprehensive, and if you feel strongly about me leaving anything out, feel free to mention it in the comments.

Remember that this weekend GI Joe Winterfest is happening in Louisville, Kentucky. You can read about it HERE.

In the realm of the real-world and virtualosity, it’s time to plug an art exhibit in Los Angeles, in which you can participate online. HERO COMPLEX GALLERY is hosting their first in-gallery show in a very long time.  CHERRY BOMB is a Pinup Trading Card Art Show by old PopCult buddy, Glen Brogan and Mona Collentine.

Best yet, the art will be sold as prints AND as trading cards, and if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know that your humble blogger has been a contributing writer to Non Sport Update, the trading-card bible, for more than a quarter-century.  You can see the graphic at the head of this post, and visit the gallery HERE.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday it’s the enigmatic Toby Announced. Saturday Brandon Costello takes the stage at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery. Sunday at 6 PM, they have this special show…

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about. Thursday at 5:30 PM it’s the Helping Hour with Swingstein & Robin.  Thursday at 10 PM the Glass will play host to John Colby Elswick (The Kind Thieves) with help from Bradley Turner, Isaac Clowers, & TC Simpson. Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Later on Friday Southern WV songwriters Dalton Boggs Kyle Arthur Hunter Chambers Zach Elmore perform at the Glass.  You can check below for the graphics for other cool weekend shows at The Empty Glass.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. It’s still a going concern with the ‘rona surging again. And now there are seasonal allergies, the flu, wayward OSCAR snubs, Mongolian squirting pickles, people who are still playing football and other damned good reasons to be careful. 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.

Keep in mind that all shows are subject to change or be cancelled at the last minute.

If you’re up for going out, here are a few suggestions for the weekend, roughly in order…