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Today’s Forecast in Almost Heaven: It’s Outdoor Dining Season

As Almost Heaven transitions from springy showers to summery sunshine, now is the perfect time to dine outside. This summer,

A Night of Comedy with John Crist

With over 700,000 Facebook followers and 100 million video views, comedian John Crist is the next big thing in stand-up comedy. Many know him from viral videos like “Millenial International,” or “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot”. Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox. Seven years into his career, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Hawkins, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Dana Carvey, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Anjelah Johnson and Louie Anderson. TICKETS ON SALE www.kpcc.com

SportsFEST Glow Run 5K

ADMISSION:$15/$20/$25 based on registration date. The night race course starts on Capitol Street and runs along Kanawha Boulevard and back. Entry Fees: March 4 - May 1, 2017 $15.00 May 2 - July 9, 2017 $20.00 Day of race and can not guarantee t-shirt $25.00 Kids 7-12 years of age $12.00 6 and under (no T-shirt) Free

Downtown Streetfest

Head down to Capitol Street for Downtown Streetfest block party Saturday, Sept. 23. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for live music, food and drinks, kid's activities, pop-up shops and much more. Grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some live music. Downtown Streetfest is sponsored by City National Bank, along with sponsorship support from the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Kanawha County Public Library and Tony the Tailor.

Downtown Streetfest

Head down to Capitol Street for the Downtown Streetfest block party Saturday, Aug. 26. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for live music, food and drinks, kid's activities, pop-up shops and much more. Grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some live music. The event coincides with the Kanawha River Navy annual Funeral Parade. The parade will kickoff at 5 p.m. on the corner of Kanawha Boulevard and Capitol Street and parade through to Downtown Streetfest. Downtown Streetfest is sponsored by City National Bank, along with sponsorship support from the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Kanawha County Public Library and Tony the Tailor. Downtown Streetfest block parties are also scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

Downtown Street Fest

Head down to Capitol Street for Downtown Streetfest block party Saturday, July 22. Meet up with friends and family between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for live music, food and drinks, kid's activities, pop-up shops and much more. Grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some live music. This event coincides with the Glow Run 5K, an all-age run that will light up the downtown street. The race starts at 9 p.m. during Downtown Streetfest, with runners and walkers decked out in glow sticks and neon. Downtown Streetfest is sponsored by City National Bank, along with sponsorship support from the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Kanawha County Public Library and Tony the Tailor. Downtown Streetfest block parties are also scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

Go to Hale Block Party

The Charleston Area Alliance will present Go to Hale, a FestivALL event, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 along Hale Street, between Virginia and Quarrier Streets and between Quarrier and Lee Streets. Complimenting the already popular Capitol Street Art Fair, Children's Art Fair and Kanawha County Public Library Street Fair, Go to Hale is a block party with live music, drinks and pop-up shops. Go to Hale is sponsored by Brewer Fire. Go to Hale will serve as the kick-off for the Downtown Open pop-up putt-putt golf course located on sidewalks and green spaces throughout downtown. Each of the course holes is sponsored by local businesses who have worked to finish and personalize the miniature golf platforms with décor and obstacles prior to the event.

Taste-of-ALL

TASTE welcomes foodies to an indoor/outdoor experience, encouraging ALL to taste the wild and wonderful food of Charleston, WV and the region. Expect delicious tastes, kids activities, live music and more! Time and location: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton & the Kanawha Boulevard ADMISSION: Tastes 1-6 tickets, $0.50 each

ArtWalk

Typically held the third Thursday of each month, participating shops and organizations extend their hours for browsing, shopping and mingling. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new. For more information, visit www.artwalkcwv.com.

Celtic Calling

Different venues in downtown Charleston will host a variety of events, activities and shows, including Celtic music, a Celtic cooking class, 5K run/walk, Irish dance, library programs, and a sheep petting zoo. Visit the Charleston CVB event page for event times and details.

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk – Black Friday Edition

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is a free monthly self-guided tour of Downtown Charleston galleries, studios and businesses showcasing the area's vibrant creative community.