This weekend in Charleston

Enjoy a weekend of music, anime, books and fresh produce in Charleston this weekend.

The Kanawha Public Library is holding a party for its Summer Reading Club. The finale party will be held at the library on August 8 at 12 noon at the library. There will be video games and snacks, and prizes will be given out to members who are present. The Anime Club is also holding an event on the same day at the library. Great new features from Operation Anime will be shown at the Main Library starting 3pm.

It’s produce season in Charleston, so head on over to the Capitol Market for the freshest picks of the season. Farmers and growers from West Virginia Produce Growers, A Plants Best Friend, Granny’s Greenhouse, Highland Greenery, Gritt’s Farm and Paxson’s Greenhouse are just one of the many who are regulars at the community market place. The market is open from 9 am to 6 pm every Monday to Saturday, and noon to 5 pm on Sundays.

In the mood for some music? Suburban Graffiti will be performing at the Mound in South Charleston on Friday, August 7 at 7pm. The Charleston Blues Society and Wastelandic Paradise presents “First Friday Blues” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on 520 Kanawha Blvd W Charleston. Show starts at 7:30pm with a $10 ticket price.

Over at The Empty Glass on Elizabeth street, watch Pappa Groove, The Scrap Iron Pickers and the The Carpenter Ants on August 7, 8 and 9 respectively. All performances start at 10pm.

The Mountain Stage over at the Clay Center will feature Marcia Ball
and the Hill Country Revue on August 9 at 6:30 pm. Tickets at the door costs $18.