The PopCulteer
November 17, 2023


We have a short list of suggestions this week as many people are gearing up for Thanksgiving week.  Your PopCulteer has made the decision to extend The 2023 PopCult Gift Guide to November 30. I had a pressing magazine deadline, but I’m happy to report that I met it head-on, and after a Kaiju-like battle I have vanquished it, and following that I realized that I’d rather finish off the Gift Guide this month, instead of doing a “bonus week” in December.    Next week, instead of ending on Wednesday, we’ll keep the gift ideas coming going for eight more days. For now, let’s look at that STUFF TO DO.

As I have been doing 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.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday Matt Thomas, takes the stage. Saturday Minor Swing performs at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery.

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about.  Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Sunday at 9:30 PM, Christopher Carter from Hurl Brickbat puts on a solo show.  We have graphics below for the rest of the weekend shows at The Glass.

Next Tuesday there is a really cool event at The Alban Arts Center, and admission is just a toy donation. It’s a screening of NitroWolfy105’s stop-motion animated films, and you can read more about it in our final graphic this week.

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, little clones of George Santos lying all over the place, suspended college football coaches, big-eyed beans from Venus 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. Sometimes I think they just do it to mess with me.

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


And with that, your PopCulteer wraps up this week’s column and prepares to bring you more entries in The 2023 PopCult Gift Guide, along with all our other regular features.