Now, with FestivAll and the Regatta in our rear-view mirror, it’s time for PopCult to provide a cursory guide to Charleston and its surrounding cities and towns and take one more quick look at just a few of the cool things going on in and around town this weekend.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Makenna Hope. Saturday sees Blue Twisted Steel at Charleston’s Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution.

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 now only the stupidest of people are going without vaccinations. 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 comedic musical stylings of Spike Jones.

In the meantime, if you’re up for going out, here are some suggestions from folks who were kind enough to provide graphics and make my job easier…