Okay, it’s time once again for your guide to things you can do in and around Charleston, Fairplain and other places nearby during this sweltering July week in our latest edition of STUFF TO DO.

Wednesday evening it’s BridgeFest, a family-friendly community block party and fundraising event hosted by the Bridge Road Neighborhood Association from 6 PM to 9:30. Join family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy an evening full of live music, delicious food by various Bridge Road vendors, children’s activities, and more! Get out and enjoy it if that’s your thing, otherwise avoid South Hills like the plague. Unless you’re going there, the traffic is murder. The event page can be found HERE.

Also of note, ArtWalk happens again in Charleston Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM.  This free event is open to the public as art lovers can walk to all the usual suspects and take in the majesty of the art. Some galleries will have music and/or munchies as well. It’s a really cheap way to support the local scene and get out and mingle a bit…if you are so inclined.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s our old friends, The Madison 2. Saturday sees Minor Swing at Charleston’s Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution.

Saturday at 5 PM at Madison City Park, more old friends, The Swivels, will be performing as part of Madison Riverfest. I’d share a graphic if there was one, but you can check out the event page on Facebook.

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, and everybody should be vaccinated by now. 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. After the super-spreader potential of recent weeks, and rising case numbers locally, let’s all try to be smart and kind about this.

If you wanna hear something funny,  tune in to The AIR Wednesday night at 11 PM where we will offer up a new episode of The Comedy Vault, this time featuring an hour of the comedy of  Eddie Griffin.

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