September 20

Comedy for a Cause Benefiting Make-A-Wish

Generation Morgantown presents The Fearless Fools Comedy Troupe in Comedy for a Cause to benefit Make-A-Wish of West Virginia. $15

Mainstage Morgantown, 444 Chestnut Street, Thurs. 7 p.m.,

September 20–22

A Piece of My Heart

A Piece of My Heart recounts the journeys of six women who survived the Vietnam War, only to fight their own battles at home. $10–$15

MT Pockets Theater, 203 Parsons Street, Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 8 p.m., 304.284.0049,

September 21

Raise the Roof benefiting Habitat for Humanity

Guest bartenders, food, and live music from The Marshall Lowry Band.

Tropics Restaurant and Bar, 2500 Cranberry Square, Fri. 5–11 p.m., 304.292.0914 x101, @moncountyhabitat on Facebook

Recovery Boys

A return screening of Elaine McMillion’s documentary. Film showing will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and film subjects. Free

Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Fri. 7:30 p.m.,

September 21–23, 25–30

The Moors

The Moors is a dark comedy about love, power, desperation, and visibility. Two sisters and their dog live their lives on the bleak English moors, but the arrival of a hapless governess and a moorhen set them all on a strange and dangerous path. $17–$22

WVU Creative Arts Center, One Fine Arts Drive, Tuesday–Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.,

September 22

Opekiska and Hildebrand locks open

Last opportunity this year to lock through to the uppermost Mon River. Last lock-through 3:30. Call for more information.

Sat. 7 a.m.–4 p.m., 724.725.5259,

Mountaineers Football vs. Kansas State

Cheer on the WVU Mountaineers as they take on the Kansas State Wildcats. Airs on ESPN.

September 23

Coffee with the Candidates: House of Delegates 51st District Panel

Drink coffee, eat pastries, and ask your candidates for the House of Delegates 51st District questions following a brief panel presentation. Hosted by Generation Morgantown in cooperation with the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Open to the public; refreshments provided; RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. Free

5th floor Evansdale Crossing, Sun. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.,

September 24

Learn about the opportunity to join the third-round Mountaineer Country Solar Co-op. Co-op participants select a single solar installer, then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. Go co-op and save while enjoying the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors. Free

Morgantown Public Library, 373 Spruce Street, Mon. 5:30 p.m.,

WVU Festival of Ideas: Lincoln and West Virginia Statehood: The “Other” Big News of Jan. 1, 1863

On the same day as Abraham Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation, West Virginia became the newest state in the divided Union. In the end, Lincoln agonized more over the separation of Virginia than he did about his executive order separating enslaved people from their “masters,” although both decisions plagued him for weeks and aroused intense discussion in the press. Harold Holzer, winner of the 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. Free

WVU Mountainlair ballrooms, Mon. 7:30 p.m.,

September 25–30

The Moors

The Moors is a dark comedy about love, power, desperation, and visibility. Two sisters and their dog live their lives on the bleak English moors, but the arrival of a hapless governess and a moorhen set them all on a strange and dangerous path. $17–$22

WVU Creative Arts Center, One Fine Arts Drive, Tues.–Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.,

September 27

WVU Festival of Ideas: Food Evolution

Narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust, and confusion: the controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms. Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy, a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor, will be on hand to answer questions. Free

WVU Mountainlair Gluck Theater, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.,

WVU Symphony Orchestra

The WVU Symphony Orchestra opens its season with four thrilling orchestral works. As part of a salute to Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth, WVUSO will perform the overture West Side Story, Bernstein’s updated telling of the Romeo and Juliet story. A natural pairing with the West Side Story Overture is Tchaikovsky’s passionate Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. Beethoven’s Egmont Overture celebrates man’s striving for liberty and tolerance, and Liszt’s Les Preludes celebrates man’s ability to overcome life’s greatest challenges. $10, seniors $6

WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.,

September 27–30

NEARBY  77th annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival

Carnival rides, livestock events, parades, arts and crafts, food vendors, and plenty of buckwheat cakes. Gate admission free; all-day carnival pass $18, $10 on opening day

Kingwood, Thurs.–Sun., 304.379.2203,

September 28

Arts Walk

Dozens of downtown shops and restaurants host local artists displaying their best—wander to also discover live music and food specials.

Downtown, Fri. 6–9 p.m.,

WVU Women’s Soccer vs. Kansas State

The Mountaineers take on the Wildcats. $5

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, Monongahela Boulevard, Fri. 7 p.m.,

Arts Walk After Hours: “Empathy On Sale”

Comedian Krish Mohan’s award-winning show uses storytelling and comedy to illustrate how capitalism, identity politics, immigration, and a misunderstanding of progressive ideals unnecessarily splits people apart. $10

September 29

Science Day

Get excited about science at Spark’s annual Science Day. Children will participate in fun and interactive activities on forensics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, nano-science, and much more. $5 per person, free for adults with Spark members, includes admission to the museum

Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Green Bag Road, Sat. 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 304.292.4646,

International Street Festival

A taste of Morgantown’s many cultures. High Street will display flags of more than 100 nations represented at WVU and in Morgantown. Sample foods from Africa, South and Central America, Europe, India, Turkey, the Middle East, and Asia and enjoy music, dance, and fashion shows. WVU’s Samba Ensemble will open the entertainment and popular salsa band SabroSon will close the festivities.

Downtown, Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.,

Fall Festival

Harvest the fun at the library’s autumn-themed program. Crafts, games, and more. Free

Morgantown Public Library, 373 Spruce Street, Sat. 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 304.291.7425,

September 30

NEARBY Irish Road Bowling

The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association’s Northern Wing sponsors a tournament on the last day of the Buckwheat Festival—said to be one of the best WVIRBA road courses in the state.

Kingwood, Sun. 1 p.m., 304.698.6817,

NEARBY Maureen McGovern

A multiple Grammy-nominated Broadway and recording artist, McGovern’s star-studded career includes 45 years of concerts, theater, film, and television. Her international hit, “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure, garnered her a No. 1 Oscar-winning gold record. $35, seniors and students $30

Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, 444 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, Sun. 2 p.m.,