Because of a very busy schedule this week, we’re cramming several days worth of Stuff To Do into one post. This will bring you the highlights of the cool things in town happening from Wednesday to Sunday, but I’m sure we’ll miss a few, so be sure to pick up a Charleston Gazette on Thursday and check out the articles and the calendar listings.
Wednesday the sixth, Charleston pays tribute to an institution before she steps down. Lucie Mellert has been photographing the “On The Town” feature for the Sunday Gazette-Mail for decades. Now she’s retiring and will
soon be moving to be closer to her son for health reasons. Lucie’s tireless coverage of community events has helped untold charitable organizations raise money for their cause and build visibility in the community.
A special SURPRISE goodbye event will be held Wednesday, November 6, at Edgewood Country Club, from 5:30-7:30 PM. There will be a cash bar. A $20 donation will help defray event expenses and will also go towards a much deserved going-away gift for Lucie.
This is a special surprise event to thank a special lady for her years of service to Charleston. With her exit, we don’t know what page of the Sunday paper we’ll turn to first.
Later Wednesday, at 10 PM, you can check out the open mic at The Blue Parrot, hosted by Prank Monkey.
At 9 PM The Empty Glass plays host to five touring comedians, Jesse Irvin, Tim Ross, John Dick Winters, Shannon Norman and Alex Stypula. Seven bucks gets you in the door.
Third Eye Cabaret hosts another night of cool, eclectic performers at The Cellar, 8 Capitol Street. Hosted by The BrotherSisters. It kicks off at 8 PM.
Mojo’s cover-free comedy night kicks off at 9 Pm at Mojo’s, behind the Mound in South Charleston.
Kanawha Players is starting a new Improv comedy club. Kanawha Players Theater will starting this group to play theater games. They plan to meet twice per month. Their first meeting will be Thursday November 7th at 7:00PM. It’s FREE to join. From KP’s event page, “Any skill level is welcome. This is a fun new group we are forming but remember we will be learning with you so there is no stress if you have never done this kind of thing before.” You can contact KP at (304)343-7529 for more info.
At 10 PM, Silent Lions come to The Empty Glass. No cover information is available yet. From their bio, “Conceived in Toledo OH with a home base in sister city Detroit, Silent Lions are the sinister two-some of Heavy Soul. Dean Tartaglia simultaneously plays Effected Octave Bass, Sampled Synths, and Manipulated Atmospheric Vocals, all while drummer Matt Klein grooves and thrashes beside him, often providing soulful singalong melodies and harmonies. Silent Lions’ live shows sound as thick and creamy as they do on record. Their music has been tagged as “Heavy Soul”, “Chill Punk”, and “Hall and Oates Stoner Rock.” Joining Silent Lions will be Sean Richardson and The Trojan Whores.
The big show is QiET at The Alban! At 7 PM. The masters of the eclectic (and frequent RFC guests) take over the Alban Arts Center as The Live at the Alban Concert Series returns like you’ve never seen it. The band will be playing a unique set specially designed for the Alban stage. If you have seen Qiet before you know how much fun there shows are, and this one will be no exception. To the bio we go…
“Qiet is the culmination of this wild and wondrous world, infused with every culture on the planet and refined in the mountains of West Virginia. Our songs radiate an undeniable energy, passionate lyrics and humor dark as coal. A balance of high-energy chaos and perfect order, Qiet’s visceral performances will keep you dancing long after the concert’s over. Combining the elegant excesses of 1920’s jazz with the unpredictably of pure punk rock, what results is not just a show — it is an experience. Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself.”
A mere ten dollars gets you in to witness the spectacle!
With QiET wrapping up at 9 PM, you’ll have plenty to choose from if you want to continue your musical gluttony.
At 10 PM at The Empty Glass, seven bucks gets you in to see Foz Rotten and His Dirty Soundrels, hot off their appearance on RFC 192. Joining them will be The Nation and Heavy Set Paw Paws. You’ll get hip-hop, thrash punk and stanky, stompy Americana all on one bill.
Across Town at The Blue Parrot at 10 PM, it’s the prog sound of InFormation teamed up with Indie sound of Meet Me In The Matinee, with a five-dollar cover.
Around the corner at The Boulevard Tavern, Morgantown’s Culture Thief returns, this time with support from Shea. Cover is five bucks and the show starts at 10 PM.
From 10 PM to 1 AM, The Empty Glass welcomes The Coney Island Rock and Roll Roadshow. This incorporates The CutThroat Freak show, Shimmy and Shake with Scarlett Storm Burlesque, and music from The Urban Pioneers, Jesse Ray Carter Trio and DJ E-Bomb. It promises to be a night of soul-scarring titilating fun. Cover charge is eight dollars.
At The Boulevard Tavern at 10 PM, Christian Lopez & Joe Taxi come to town. The cover is five bucks.