379680_10151807389463657_1481853973_nThere’s plenty to do Thursday, and it’s ALL FREE!


The big event Thursday is the Downtown Charleston ArtWalk. From 5 Pm to 8 PM, participaing galleries will be showing off their wares and hosting special receptions for the last time in 2013. This holiday edition of ArtWalk is the perfect place to find a last-minute Christmas gift for your artsy-fartsy loved ones.

There are special shows happening during ArtWalk. A group of international artists share multi-media works based on recurrent memory in a collaboration entitled “Prediction” at Apartment Earth located at 223 1/2 Hale Street in Charleston on December 19th. The doors are open from 5pm – 9pm with local musicians and “a nest of undulating sounds” to warm the December gallery goer. The Purple Moon hosts their annual Holiday Party during ArtWalk, with music from Tofujitsu.

Participating Galleries in ArtWalk this month are, Art Emporium Gallery, Charleston Ballet, Chet Lowther Studio, Delfine’s Jewelry, Gallery Eleven, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery, Hope Village Fair Trade Cooperative, Ivor’s Trunk, Mission Savvy, Modern by Design, Romano Law, Savvy Chic, Stray Dog Antiques, Taylor Books – Annex Gallery, Tony the Tailor, The Purple Moon, Visions Day Spa, White Oak Photography & GiGi’s and Uncork & Create. For more information visit the ArtWalk website.

After ArtWalk, you can head to Rival Cards and Games in Kanawha City for an After ArtWalk show featuring local artist (and RFC animator), Jake Fertig. The work includes sculpture, posters, drawings, paintings… an eclectic mix of art and creative overflow from the previous twelve months.

Third Eye Cabaret

1503316_254144288075232_1203780150_nThursday night at 8 PM it’s 3EC #53, Third Eye Cabaret UNPLUGGED! A more intimate night than ever…..an awe-inspring collection of musicians, including Don Baker, a singer songwriter for more than 30 years coming in from Belpre Ohio who appeared on Radio Free Charleston way back on episode 18 in 2007Also on tap are Ryan Wright, Sean Richardson and Albert Perrone. They’re moving all the tables and chairs closer for a more up close and personal show this week.

Mojo’s Comedy Open Mic

Charleston’s burgeoning comedy scene continues to grow. Check out Ground Zero, the open mic at Mojo’s Sports Bar, behind the Mound in Soutch Charleston. The comedy starts at 9 PM.