It’s a new year, and we have a new slate of STUFF TO DO in and around the Charleston/Huntington WV area this weekend and also next Tuesday.

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.

Our feature image this week was swiped from the Instagram page of WWE Superstar, Shotzi. It shows what happens when you do a faceplant on the canvas while maybe wearing a wee bit too much makeup. She’s fine, and in fact just got married the next day…and wrestled and did karaoke later on the same night.

We have a big, big show to tell you about that happens Saturday night.  Eight days after his triumphant return to Charleston (as seen on the latest RFC video show, and heard on our radio show) Brian Diller performs in the intimate setting of The Bridge Road Bistro, in South Hills.  Brian recenty released his first full-album, covering music he’s created over the last 45 years, and you can read my interview with him HERE.

You may glean the details of Brian’s show at The Bridge Road Bistro right here…


Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday Ty McClanahan takes the stage. Saturday Alondra Johnson performs at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery.

Affinity is back! For the first time in 4 years, and with the help of CYAC, Afton Myers, Susannah Atkins, and Grace Javins are excited to present Affinity live in concert! Join them for a night of music featuring covers, original songs, and more—located in the Elk City Playhouse 218 Washington St W at 7pm January 5th & 6th. Tickets are available HERE.

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about.   Thursday at 10 PM Kenny Booth hosts another Shred Night. Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Saturday Button Lee and The Memphis Rundown invade the Glass at 10 PM. Check below for the graphics for their other weekend shows.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. It’s still a going concern with the ‘rona surging again. And now there are seasonal allergies, the flu, flaming Japanese aircraft, Foreign companies lining up to get Hyperloop-sized tax credits from the state, drunken New Year’s babies 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.

If you’re up for going out, here are a few suggestions for the weekend, roughly in order…