For more of Gogineni's work, visit www.roopagogineni.com.
Children's open mic
Looking for something to occupy the kids during holiday break? Head to Unity of Kanawha Valley on the corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads at 6:30 p.m. Friday for the monthly Open Stage 4 Kids. Hosted by Ron Sowell and Sky Kershner, with guest host Spencer Elliott, it's open to performers ages 4 to 15.
Admission is free. The evening ends with pizza from Lola's at 7:30 p.m. Call 304-345-0021.
Seeking tattoo stories
Bluegrass Kitchen is putting together a month-long Valentines Celebration paying tribute to the tattoo and is seeking your tattoo stories. Owner Keeley Steele will compile a show of photography, artifacts and stories for an event on Feb. 10.
She suggests some stories: "Your first tattoo. Your last tattoo. The one you want badly, or the one you NEVER should have gotten. The one you got removed; the one you should get removed. The job you didn't get because of having them and the love you lost after getting one!"
Submit your story by Jan. 25 to keeleyste...@gmail.com with the subject line "tattoo story."