Now that we’ve made it to June it’s time once again for your guide to things you can do in and around Charleston.  Symphony Sunday is this weekend, which explains the graphic you see at the right.

Over the summer there are many festivals all over the state, and your humble blogger will strive to tell you about them even though stuff that happens out of doors is not exactly in his wheelhouse and he has to dig to find info and graphics for such things.

Be advised that there are a lot of Pride Events happening all over this weekend, and I don’t have graphics for most of them. The East End Pride Pub Crawl gave me the cool graphic below, but it’s a bit vague on details.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Ty McClanahan. Saturday Swingstein & Robin entertain the crowd at Charleston’s beloved Bookstore/Coffee Shop/Art Gallery.

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff through the week to tell you about.  Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Swingstein and Robin play fiddle and piano and sing swing and early jazz standards. Each week they donate their tips to a local nonprofit or worthy cause. Then, at 9 PM, Erik Vincent Huey, of The Surreal McCoys, takes the stage at The Glass.  Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Also Friday at 10 PM the Glass is the place for The East End Ghouls Drag/Burlesque Extravaganza.  Next week The Empty Glass has an open mic hosted by Eric Roberts on Monday night, and the legendary Spurgie Hankins Band on Tuesday.

Saturday at 9:30 PM, Thump Daddy performs at Sam’s Uptown Cafe.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. It’s still a going concern. And now there are seasonal allergies, the flu and other ferocious bugs in the mix. 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 a few suggestions for the rest of this week, roughly in order.