We have some suggestions for STUFF TO DO in Charleston, Huntington, and other Mountain State locations over the next few days, so let’s just dive in.

Our lead item is a benefit at The Alban Arts Center Friday night at 7 PM. The Carpenter Ants will present an evening with John Ellison, writer of the smash hit “Some Kind of Wonderful” and member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.  This is a benefit concert for local resident Natasha Morgan who is in need of a multiple organ transplant.

This benefit concert is made possible through the sponsorship of Mr. Frank McCormick of 63 Olde Main Plaza and Mr Ellison. Admission is donation based with all proceeds going directly to Natasha’s transplant fund, so don’t be stingy. You’ll be getting some world-class entertainment out of this, and it’s for a very good cause. You can find more details HERE.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Leslie Brooks. Saturday sees Ronald & The RayGunz at Charleston’s beloved Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. 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.

If you’re up for going out, here are some suggestions for the rest of this week, roughly in order.  Some graphics are for multiple days’ worth of stuff, so they get to go first…