Frigid nasty weather has arrived, and we have a new batch of STUFF TO DO in and around the Charleston/Huntington WV area (and beyond) this weekend, if you’re very careful and stay safe.

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.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday Steve Himes & Joey Laffery take the stage. Saturday Minor Swing brings their Djangoesque music to the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery.

Saturday sees The Carpenter Ants at The ROQ, underneath the old Quarrier Diner, at 8 PM.

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 is promising Shred Night, hosted by Kenny Booth, interrupted so that they can have a watch party for Sierra Ferrell appearing on Jimmy Kimmel. . Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Later on Friday Evie Schaffer makes her debut at the Glass.  Saturday singer/songwriter Grace Campbell comes to The Glass.  you can check below for the graphics for this and other weekend shows.

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, “Red Alert” winter storm warnings, Jack Frost nosing at your nipples, injsufferable local commercial actors running for office 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…