Because of a whole bunch of stuff going on this holiday weekend, we’re splitting up STUFF TO DO and running it over two days. Today we’ll run events that begin on Thrsday or Friday. Tomorrow we’ll cover the rest of the weekend. There is so much STUFF TO DO in Charleston and all over the Mountain State and beyond this weekend that we need to do a two-parter.

Live Music is on tap at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday it’s Nolan Collins.

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about.  Thursday at 5:30 PM the Helping Hour with Swingstein & guest, Stefan Cotter make the world a better place with music for the benefit of the Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter. Thursday at 9 PM, Chris Harris takes the stage at The Empty Glass. Friday, Tim Courts plays during happy hour. You can read about their Friday night show below. Sunday night Christopher Carter, from Hurl Brickbat, performs a solo show at 10 PM.

Please remember that the pandemic is still not entirely over yet. It’s a going concern with the ‘rona still lurking about. And now there are nasty seasonal allergies, very grumpy car salesmen, sneks on which you don’t want to step, a strong urge to say “I told you so” 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.

And now, roughly in order, here’s STUFF TO DO for Thursday and Friday…