January 2020

New beginnings are always exciting! What better way to usher in 2020 than planning a beautiful wedding, enjoying the Harlem Globetrotters, taking the kids to a Monster Truck Jam, or seeing a local production of “The Sound of Music”.

Charleston has loads of local talent and entertainment. Every week the Bridge Road Bistro and Bluegrass Kitchen have regular performances by amazing musicians and vocalists. The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the new maestro, Lawrence Loh, performs “Music for a Cold Winter’s Night” at the Clay Center this month.

The Clay Center is also the site for an extended art exhibit of the paintings from the Anne & Harvey Shreve Estate. A beautiful quilt exhibit can be seen at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse and the WV Culture Center is home to the West Virginia Juried Exhibition. This exhibit showcases 131 pieces of art in several forms of media.

“West Virginia Wednesdays” are a new addition to town. At the Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema, downstairs below Taylor Books, the WV International Film Festival will be presenting films with ties to West Virginia. This will take place the first two Wednesdays of the month.

At the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center (CC&CC), more than 100 top wedding professionals will be debuting the latest trends at the 16th Annual Bridal Expo. “Brides-to-be” from far and wide will be coming to town to get their “Big Day” underway and to win fabulous door prizes. Also coming to the CC&CC in January are the “WV Hunting & Fishing Show”, the “Monster Jam” truck show, AND the world famous “Harlem Globetrotters”.

As winter sets in for a couple more months, there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house and enjoy the season. Terrific restaurants, loads of entertainment, and so much more will be sure to make the long, dark days of January lots of fun!

Happy New Year!!!