East End Fun for Everyone
WV Power Baseball
Start your weekend off right, with another Thirsty Thursday with the WV Power as they take on the Augusta GreenJackets. While Thirsty Thursday is enough to bring most people out to Appalachian Power Park, July 14 is also Legends of Wrestling Night. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase will bring back many childhood memories. Both Hall of Fame wrestlers will be signing autographs, throwing out the first pitch, and possibly brawling with the GreenJackets.
Live music at the Empty Glass
Then on Friday move down to the Empty Glass for some live music with Hybrid Soul Project. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Hybrid Soul Project live, you are missing out. The group is comprised of six members who believe that the best capture and express life’s boldest statements as will as its most subtle declarations through music.
As with every Friday, enjoy FREE Happy Hour Jazz with Dugan Carter and Friends. The main party kicks off at 9:00pm with the best local acts. Then Hybrid Soul Project takes the stage at 10:30pm. Average cost of cover is $7.
East End Bazaar – The Art of Handcrafting
July 16 marks the second and final East End Bazaar for the month of July. The East End Bazaar will present the Art of Handcrafting and celebrate everything handcrafted and handmade. Several crafting demonstrations will take place including one from guitar maker Craig Southern. Entertainment will be provided from local singer/songwriter Roger Rabalais from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM while the Bazaar will remain open from 10 AM – 3:00 PM.
Multiple vendors from around the Kanawha Valley will showcase their wares including: Pampered Paws Bakery, Art of Hubert Bain, Cosmic Glow Jewelry, Green Creek Cards, J.R.’s Alfiegraphics, Bella Gardens, and more! Featured products will include pet treats, jewelry, stained glass, original art, caricatures, and even organic produce. “I love being a vendor at the Bazaar because of the fun, people, and inspiration that comes from being around other artists. It’s a wonderful environment and an open space to be creative.” said pop-culture artist J.R. Earls. You’ll be able to meet all of the vendors, entertain yourself with demonstrations and music, and experience the arts of Urban Appalachia if you stop by the East End Bazaar on July 16 for the Art of Handcrafting!
Culture Center 40th Anniversary Celebration
Who can remember Charleston without the Culture Center? Well they are celebrating their 40th anniversary on Saturday. This event is open to all West Virginian’s and tourists, and is free! The celebration begins at 10am and runs until 3pm. Some of the highlights of the day include: anniversary cupcakes, a West Virginia Photographers exhibit, photography panel, a conversation with Secretary Kay Goodwin and Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, and the keynote presentation from Senator Shelley Moore Capito. Senator Capito is likely to discuss the ever popular story of how her father built the Culture Center. Rumor has it, while Governor Moore was in office he asked for the legislature for some money to build the facility. The democratic lead legislature only granted him half the money in hopes he would forgot about the project. However, Governor Moore began construction. The Governor didn’t shrink his project; he just completed half of it giving the legislature no choice but to give him the rest of the money. If this story is true, it is one of the greatest moments of political chicken in WV history.
Capitol Market ON TAP!
For over 15 years, Capitol Market has been known for some of the most talked about events in Charleston! Now join them for the Kanawha Valley’s most exclusive beer festival: Capitol Market ON TAP! This fun event is just around the corner on July 16, from 6-9pm. It will feature local and regional microbreweries, such as Big Timber Brewing Company, Charleston Brewing Company, and New Belgium Brewing Company to treat your palate.
Sip your way through the event with a commemorative sampler mason jar included in the event ticket price and be entertained by one of Charleston’s finest bands; Voodoo Katz. Plus, peruse and choose from our in-house food features presented by our market merchants including a trio of soft Pretzels with a selection of gourmet Mustards, Sushi, a BBQ Bacon Burger, roasted West Virginia Corn and Peaches, Smooth Ambler Vanilla ice cream and so much more!
Capitol Market is a non-profit 501c3 organization. All proceeds for Capitol Market ON TAP! will continue to help the market grow! Your sponsorship and/or ticket purchase is also tax deductible. Thank you for supporting Charleston's 2016 People's Choice Favorite Attraction! To purchase tickets visit the ticket page.
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