The PopCulteer
November 18, 2022

It’s Friday and we have a few suggestions for STUFF TO DO in Charleston, and points all over WV for the next few days. That’s pretty much all we have on the agenda again for this week’s PopCulteer because your humble blogger is toiling away on The 2022 PopCult Gift Guide.  Later today we’ll have some gift ideas of boxed video sets.

Before we jump into local events, I need to remind you about a really cool online auction that benefits an important cause. I told you about it last week, but the auction still continues.

The Monsters vs Madness auction is the brainchild of author, pop culture expert, producer and co-chair of the Monsterama Convention, Anthony Taylor. Last summer, outraged by the misguided Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs case, Taylor decided to do something to help correct this disastrous overstep from the court. He came up with the idea of auctioning off custom-painted reproductions of the Marx Movie Monsters from the 1960s.

Creators from the world of movies, television, comics, literature and more are donating their efforts to raise funds and awareness to help our country cope with the desires of a fanatical minority of radical politicians who have put their personal ambitions ahead of the health of women, and in the process have endangered the medical freedom of every American citizen. In order to bid, you must register at the Auction Page ( where you can also donate without bidding, view the auction catalog and learn more about the cause. Bidding began at midnight November 11,  and ends November 27.

Let me take another moment to mention that, if you create a simple graphic that includes the details of your event–what’s happening, where it is, age restrictions and admission fee–then I’m far more likely to include it in a post like this in PopCult. It’s free advertising. Just meet me halfway and put your information where I might find it on social media. Even better, email it directly to me at

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Gerald Potts. Saturday sees my old friend Alan Dale Griffith play at Charleston’s beloved Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution.  You know he’s serious because he’s using his middle name!

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. 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 more suggestions for the rest of this week, roughly in order.









I’m giving you a full week’s notice for this annual Charleston tradition, which will also be featured in our Sunday Evening Video this week…

That is it for this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features and come back later today and every weekday for the next two weeks as we continue The 2022 PopCult Gift Guide, which returns after this afternoon’s post on Monday.