Charleston’s Restaurant Week is happening for those of you with no food allergies, interactions or aversions, but aside from that, we have a new batch of STUFF TO DO in and around the Charleston/Huntington WV area (and beyond) this weekend.

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.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM.  Friday it’s Neil Curry. Saturday Chucktown Allstars take the stage at the beloved bookstore/cafe/art gallery.

Friday from 8 PM to 11 PM, its the monthly talent show at Mountain Roots Community Theatre, located at 2758 E Dupont Ave, Belle (AKA the Quincy Shopping Center, not far from Riverside High). Admission is a mere five bucks.  

The World Famous Empty Glass Cafe has some great stuff this week  to tell you about. Thursday at 5:30 PM it’s the Helping Hour with Swingstein & Robin.  Thursday at 9 PM the Glass will play host to Evie Schaffer.  Friday Tim Courts plays during happy hour.  Later on Friday Comedian Andy Conn goes on at 9 PM, with support from Andy Frampton.  You can check below for the graphics for other cool weekend shows at The Empty Glass.

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, Popstar/Football Player romances, drugs that cause infected perineums, Cocaine Bear’s brother Viagra Bear 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…