October 12–November 5

Best of Morgantown 2019 nomination round


Nominate your faves! Win tickets to the Mountaineers’ November 10 game against the TCU Horned Frogs!

October 18

Glass sculptor Rick Schneider

WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Thurs. 5–7 p.m., artanddesign.wvu.edu/mesaros-galleries

Lecture and reception for an exhibition with collaborator and wife Nikki Vahle-Schneider in the Paul Mesaros Gallery. Pieces drawing influence from their working-class backgrounds, Greek narrative pottery and comic book illustration on display through November 9. Free

October 18–21

The Diary of Anne Frank

Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Thurs.–Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., theatre.wvu.edu

Newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank and survivor accounts are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule in this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. $11–$21

October 19

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra with Lee Greenwood: Salute to America

WVU Creative Arts Center, One Fine Arts Drive, Fri. 7:30 p.m., events.wvu.edu

Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood is best known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA,” a three-time Top 5 country single. Greenwood joins the WVSO for the evening. $39 and up

WORTH THE DRIVE Soul Inscribed

Bridgeport Conference Center, I-79 Exit 124, Bridgeport, 7 p.m., 304.808.3000, wvjazzsociety.com

West Virginia Jazz Society favorite Sean Nowell returns with New York City’s Soul Inscribed. $20

October 20

Halloween Half Marathon

Seneca Center, 709 Beechurst Avenue, registration 6:30 a.m., race 7:30 a.m., morgantownrunning.com

Fall — Flat — Fast: that’s the tagline for this straight out-and-back rail-trail half-marathon. $40

Walk for Wishes

WVU Student Rec Center, Sat., registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m., walkforwisheswv.com

Run or walk the family-friendly course. Sponsored by Generation Morgantown in conjunction with Make-A-Wish. Register online; free

Out of the Darkness Morgantown Community Walk

WVU Coliseum, Sat. 10:30 a.m., 304.381.4831, afsp.org/morgantown

Raise money to fund advocacy, survivor support, and education about suicide. Supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national education and advocacy and its goal to reduce the suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.

Landscape Painting with Watercolors

West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Sat. 1 p.m., wvbg.org

With a focus on process and self-expression, learn how to choose a subject, make preliminary sketches, and create a watercolor painting. West Virginia artist John C. Clovis will demonstrate techniques and offer one-to-one guidance. Intermediate skill level, ages 16+. $55, members $40

Honda Raffle benefiting SteppingStones

Mylan Park Event Center, Sat. 6–9 p.m., 304.983.7837, steppingstoneswv.org

In celebration of its new dealership at The Gateway, Joe Romeo’s I-79 Honda is raffling two new Honda vehicles. Cash and prizes will be given away every 15 minutes. Proceeds benefit SteppingStones of Morgantown. Tickets $50 each

20th Anniversary Bash

123 Pleasant Street, Sat. 7 p.m., 123pleasantstreet.com

63 Eyes and their friends are throwing a rockin’ bash for 123 Pleasant Street’s 20-year anniversary. With William Matheny & Band, Brian Porterfield, Hayley Slagel & The Hard Way, and The Phantom Six. $20

October 22

“Double Vision”

WVU Downtown Library Milano Reading Room, Mon. 7 p.m., humanitiescenter.wvu.edu/events

A talk by WVU Writer-in-residence Ann Pancake. Free

October 23

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Tues. 7:30 p.m., events.wvu.edu

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year, Russell Moore, is at the top of his game. Fronting one of the most popular bands in bluegrass history, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are also one of the genre’s most awarded and influential groups in modern-day bluegrass. $20, WVU students and seniors $10, children $5

October 24–27, October 29–November 3

Early voting

Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Greenbag Road, and Westover Community Building, 399 Crowl Street, Westover, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., monongaliacountyclerk.com

Vote early and avoid the rush. Sample ballots on county clerk’s website. Take your student ID card, driver’s license, or other current form of identification.

October 25

WVU Women’s Soccer vs. Kansas

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, Monongahela Boulevard, Thurs. 7 p.m., wvusports.com

The Mountaineers take on the Jayhawks. $5

Mountaineers Football vs. Baylor

Mountaineer Field, Thurs. 7 p.m. wvusports.com
Cheer the WVU Mountaineers on as they take on the Baylor Bears. The game will air on FS1.

Halloween Drag Show

Mainstage Morgantown, 444 Chestnut Street, Thurs. 9 p.m., mainstagewv.com

Hosted by Molly Belle Cummings. Costume contest. 18+. $5

October 26

Werewolf Party

American Judo Hapkido Institute, 3001 Northpointe Plaza, Fri. 6–9 p.m., robert@judo-hapkido.com

Help save your fellow villagers from the werewolves hiding amongst you. Plus, pizza! Preregister by October 24. $10

Allison L’Ecuyer Quartet

Tin 202, 202 High Street, Fri. 6:30–8:30 p.m., 304.212.5863, tin202.com

A little live, end-of-week jazz. Allison L’Ecuyer on bass, violin, and vocals, Collin Faulkenberry on guitar, Tanner Davis on saxophone and keyboard, and Wesley Greer on drums.

October 27

Hops on the Mon

Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park, 111 Mylan Park Lane, Sat. 2–7 p.m., hopsonthemon.com

Sample more than 175 offerings from 70-plus local, regional, national, and international breweries. Food vendors, plus help choose the winner of our Motown Taco Throwdown and the best brewery—recipient of the Hops Cup for 2018. $45; designated driver $20

Karen Greene with Decon Blues

Bourbon Prime, 2 Waterfront Place, Sat. 6 – 10 p.m., wvjazzsociety.com

Don’t miss Atlanta sax chick, Grammy nominee, and Clarksburg native Karen Greene and her band Decon Blues. Free


Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street,  Sat. 7 p.m., 304.292.3325, monartscenter.com

West Virginia’s only Shakespeare troupe, The Rustic Mechanicals, performs the classic William Shakespeare play. Directed by Vintage Theatre Company of Clarksburg Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young. $15, students and seniors $12

October 28

The Wizard of Oz

WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Sun. 6 p.m., events.wvu.edu

The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow. Don’t miss the chance to travel “over the rainbow” and experience this national treasure on stage. $49 and up