We are heading into Pride Month, and yours truly and his lovely wife are heading to Louisville for WonderFest USA, but there is still plenty of STUFF TO DO in Charleston and all over the Mountain State and beyond as I angrily re-type this entire post because a WordPress glitch ate the completed first version.

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. I ain’t omnipotent, y’know.

There’s all kinds of Pride events this weekend, but not so many with nice graphics, so if that’s your gig, remember that Google is your friend. It’s also the beginning of outdoor festival and car show season, so be aware of those if they are what floats your boat.

This week’s Live on the Levee features our buddies, Rewind the Walkman, opening for a Bee Gees tribute band. If your PopCulteer weren’t headed down to see Greg Nicotero, William Stout, Daniel Roebuck and hundreds of cool model kits, we’d be there.

Live Music is on tap at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday it’s Eli Lev. Saturday the legendary musical treasure that is Spurgie Hankins 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 9:30 PM, Johnny Spolarich takes the stage, which he will return by the next day..  Friday, Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Saturday at 10 PM Without a Plan plans to play at the Glass.  Next Thursday The Spurgie Hankins Band pulls into the Glass for their monthly gig. 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, people who want to put underpants on bears, Murder Hornets and their friends Arson Bees and Identity Theft Ants, car dealers who won’t come out of their pillow fort 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.