Mothers Day happens this weekend, and for those of you who celebrate, go knock yourself out (just don’t go knock your mother out…that would be bad), for the rest of us, there is still plenty of STUFF TO DO in Charleston and all over the Mountain State and beyond as we wonder whatever happened to that lovely spring weather we never got.

As I have been copying and pasting of late, this a good time to remind you that THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS.  It’s just a starting point, so don’t expect anything comprehensive, and if you feel strongly about me leaving anything out, feel free to mention it in the comments.

We’re giving an extra plug to The Broken Relics, from Ohio, who make their Charleston debut this Friday at Sam’s Uptown Cafe.  I’ve been playing their songs on Radio Free Charleston for a few months, and if the Myasthenia Gravis allows, I’ll be there. You should go too.

Live Music is on tap at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday it’s Alondra. Saturday a mysterious and anonymous performer takes the stage at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery, before running a couple of blocks to play as part of the Mountain State Music show.

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 Guitarist Stefan Cotter make the world a better place with music for the benefit of Manna Meal. Later Thursday, at 9:30 PM, James Vernon Brown will play a few acoustic tunes with RFC faves, The Liquid Canvas.  Friday, Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Sunday at 10 PM it’s the Post-Mountain Stage Jam hosted by The Carpenter Ants.  Look below for graphics for additional shows at The Empty Glass.

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, really disturbing courtroom testimony, folks who are irate because Superman put his damn pants back on, diss tracks about folks that get their names wrong 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.

Because we have so many of these this week, we’re starting off with a theatre section…