2016 002It’s time for the weekly run-down of outstanding events, shows and other fishy things into which you can meddle this weekend, and as is now usual, we present a handy-dandy audio version of STUFF TO DO that you can listen to as you decide how you’re going to spend your weekend in and around Charleston. You can listen to that right at this nifty little link thingy HERE.

This week Your PopCulteer and his wife bring you news of music, theater, comic books and more and we also bring you samples of music by four bands you can catch performing live this weekend, Hurl Brickbat, The Irreplaceables, Time And Distance and Under Surveillance.

Below you’ll find graphics and last-minute information that came in after our recording deadline. Keep in mind that outdoor events may be cancelled due to nasty weather.


Thursday’s events include live music and special arts seminars.

A late addition to this week’s line-up is Songwriter Stage at FIRESIDE Bar & “Listening Room.” MIKE SELBE makes his SONGWRITERSTAGE Debut “in the round” joined by fellow WV Singer/Songwriters CHET LOWTHER & GARY REYNOLDS. Arrive early for your best look at these THREE great WV Songwriters beginning at 7:30 PM upstairs atop “Little India” at 1604 Washington Street East on Charleston’s East End.

If comedy is your preference, at 7 PM you can head over to Bar Louie located in the Mardis Gras Casino for the No Pants Players. The noted improv group are going to be putting on a hilarious  comedy show. All you have to do is show up to Mardis Gras Casino, go through the main entrance, get to Bar Louie, grab a drink, and find the best seat. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Angie Davis will be kicking off the night with her hilarious standup.




At 10 PM spend some time taking in the music In The Round with Jeremy Roberts, Sean Whiting and Pete Kosky at the Empty Glass. This is three great singer/songwriters taking turns and playing off of one another in an intimate setting where you can really appreciate the music. It’s only three bucks to get in.


Live at the Levee at 6:30 PM features A Story Told as the headliner. Hurl Brickbat will be opening right at 6:30 pm and these guys are really great. You can hear a sample of Hurl Brickbat in the audio version of STUFF TO DO posted above.

At 7:30 PM The Charleston Light Opera Guild and The Clay Center present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast…



Time And Distance, Swiss Army (PA), and Youth will be at The Blue Parrot 9 PM  Friday, July 29. Five bucks gets you to  witness three great bands.  You can hear some Time And Distance in the audio link above.






Starting a 9 AM, Hillbilly Toy Chest, located at 878 E. Main Street in Milton, will be celebrating their first year in their cool new location. This will be an all day long party so that you can help them celebrate an official year of toy/comic/card awesomeness. There will be special deals, like 30% off your entire purchase; 1$ Modern Back Issues and 50% off Trades and Graphic Novels. And at 2 PM, Ghostubsters WV Division will be on hand to hunt for poltergiests and such.

At 10 AM there will be a Wanda Petunia meet-up at Taylor Books on Capitol Street in Charleston, Want to practice more self-care? Want to love yourself more? Want to share love? Join Amy Williams and her porcine friend Wanda Petunia on an amazing self-love journey.



Sponsored by West Virginia State University (WVSU) and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO), the “Orchestra of the Hills” will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, July 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston.

While admission to the performance is free, donations are being accepted. Donations benefit high school music departments affected by the June 23, 2016 flood, including Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County, Richwood High School in Nicholas County, and Greenbrier East High School in Greenbrier County.

Saturday at 7 PM Big Planet Soul will be playing at Fireside Grille in Teays Valley.



There will be a free concert/movie night Saturday July 30th at SA Roadside Park. The concert will start around 8pm. Jim Snyder and friends will be playing music followed by a FREE MOVIE starting around 9. We will be showing the movie Zootopia. So bring a lawn chair or blanket and come over and enjoy some free entertainment down by the river.




At 10 PM July 30, The Empty Glass brings us   two Blind Pigeon Records, American Rock and Roll bands doing their thing.

Hailing from Eastern PA both Gleason’s Drift and the Backroad Burners  have recent vinyl releases and are very excited to get their chance to play at The Empty Glass.

Admission is seven dollars, but bring some extra money, because if you like their music, you’ll want to buy their vinyl.