It’s a still a new year, and we have a new batch of STUFF TO DO in and around the Charleston/Huntington WV area this weekend.

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 Khegan McLane takes the stage. Saturday Maddie Starcher & Riely Imlay perform at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery.

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about.  Wednesday evening Schaefer Ball happens. I’m not sure what or who that is, or what time, but it’ll happen.  Thursday at 5:30 PM it’s the Helping Hour with Swingstein & Robin.  Thursday at 10 PM Justin Shaw Steele, Sugarbelli and Nolan Collins rip up the stage. Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Later on Friday Laid Back Country Picker, Luna and The Mountain Jets and Amos Steele Company shower the Glass with fine Americana.  Saturday it’s a punk showcase, and 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, falling ieces of Boeing aircraft, Winter Storms dancing around the area, nasty little Congresswomen throwing punches 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…