BOM Challenge Week continues
All over town, Mon.–Sat. morgantownmag.com/bom
Get the most out of Morgantown magazine’s Best of Morgantown 2019! Try this year’s Food + Drink finalists before the final ballot opens on November 19. List, map, and details at morgantownmag.com/bom. Follow us on Facebook for BOM updates.
WVU Men’s Basketball vs. Monmouth
Thurs. 7 p.m.
Airs on ESPU
November 16 & 17
“Talk-back” Performances of Next to Normal
Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m., 304.292.3325, monartscenter.com
Due to the dialog that has risen around the run of this darkly funny musical in which a mother struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have on her family, the Monongalia Arts Center has added to “talk-back” performances in which the cast and crew will field audience questions in a post-show wine & cheese reception. $20.
November 15–16, 27–30, December 1–2
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, 7:30 p.m. except Sun. 2 p.m., theatre.wvu.edu
Past meets present in this mixed-up satire about sexual and gender politics, identity, and repression. The play examines sexuality and gender through the lenses of British Colonial Africa and 1970s London. Four decades after its premiere, Cloud 9 still resonates when it comes to sexual politics. $17–$22
Tween Book Club
Morgantown Public Library, 373 Spruce Street, Sat. 2:30 p.m., 304.291.7425, morgantown.lib.wv.us
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly will be discussed. Books and questions to be discussed are at the circulation desk. Free
West Virginia Botanic Garden, Sat. 7 p.m., wvbg.org
Learn to identify owls on sight or by calls. Led by Mountaineer Audubon field trip coordinator David Daniels. Wear warm clothing and walking shoes and take a flashlight. Free for WVBG and Audubon members, $15 for non-members
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Sat. 8 p.m., morgantownmet.com
Steven Van Zandt—Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band—is touring with his band to benefit The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s TeachRock program. TeachRock creates educational materials that use the history of popular music to create engaging, multicultural lesson plans for history, social studies, language arts, music, and science classrooms, all available to educators at no cost. $25 and up
More Than Thankful Floral Design and Wine Workshop
Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Mon. 7–9 p.m., 304.292.3325, vasesandvino.com
Uniontown-based Vases and Vino will teach participants how to design floral centerpieces for their Thanksgiving tables and choose the perfect wines to pair with their festive meals. Book online. $65
November 19–December 10
Best of Morgantown 2019 Final Round Voting
Online at morgantownmag.com/BOM
We’ve tallied your nominations and identified the finalists—now it’s time to find out who’s we’ll celebrate as the best early next year! Express yourself in 101 categories, 14 of them new this year. One ballot per device, please. Follow us on Facebook for BOM updates.
NEARBY Thrillusionist David DaVinci
Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, 444 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, Fri. 7 p.m., therobinsongrand.com
Not just a magician, not just an illusionist, but a thrill-seeking, mind-bending master of prestidigitation who creates an alternate world of fascination with gravity-defying hair and leather pants Proceeds benefit the Historic Clarksburg West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Alliance. $20 and $40
Mountaineers Football vs. Oklahoma
Mountaineer Field, Fri. 8 p.m., wvusports.com
Cheer on the WVU Mountaineers as they face the Sooners. Airs on ESPN.
Small Business Saturday
Downtown, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 304.292.0168, downtownmorgantown.com
Support our downtown merchants. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand, and shoppers will have the opportunity to win one of four downtown gift baskets valued up to $500. Sponsored by the Greater Morgantown CVB. Free parking compliments of downtown merchants.
WVU Men’s Basketball vs. Valparaiso
WVU Coliseum, Sat. 2 p.m.
Airs on ATSN
November 25 and December 2
The World War II Radio Christmas: A Live Radio Play
MT Pockets Theater, 203 Parsons Street, Suns. 2 p.m., 304.284.0049, mtpocketstheatre.com
Attend a recording of a 1940s radio show broadcast on Christmas Eve during World War II. Period songs and stories inspired by actual veterans transport the audience to another time, brought to you by sponsors like Vaseline Hair Tonic and Ipana Toothpaste. An inspiring look at strength in the face of hardship, this play is a reminder of the importance of coming together for the holidays. Ticket price TBA