It’s time our latest edition of STUFF TO DO. But first we’re going to tell you about some friends in need.

Since 1969 Appalshop has been documenting life and giving voice to the culture of Eastern Kentucky, Southern West Virginia and Appalachia through film, theater, literature music and radio.  They are headquartered in Whitesburg, Kentucky, right in the middle of the recent severe flooding in the region.  The full damage to their property and archives has yet to be assessed, but they have a page up seeking donations, not just for themselves, but for the entire region.

If you want to find out how you can help, please GO HERE.  For the latest information about the ongoing situation with their radio station, WMMT, GO HERE.  You can also find updates at their Facebook Page.

Meanwhile, in and around Charleston…

This weekend MultiFest happens downtown. Find all the details HERE.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Alondra Johnson feat. Aaron Fisher & Friends. Saturday sees Andrew Pauley at Charleston’s Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution. The links will take you to the Facebook event page for more details.

At this point, there are no vaccination or mask mandates for any of the events listed this week. However, we all need to 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.

In the meantime, if you’re up for going out, here are some suggestions for Thursday through Sunday…