Through December 10

BOM20 Final Round Voting
morgantownmag.com/bom
See who made the final cut and vote for your favorites! Once per day per email address.

December 5

Landau and Larry’s Home for the Holidays Concert
Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Thurs. 7 p.m., morgantownmet.com
America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. brings his tour to the Mountain State with special guest Larry Groce. Benefits the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. $30-35

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Thurs. 5 p.m., events.wvu.edu
Now through January 10, view a gallery full of juror-selected masterpieces from WVU students in School of Art and Design. The exhibition kicks off with a reception and award ceremony.

The Darkest Night Gallery Opening
Cow & Clementine, 119 Pleasant Street, Thurs. 6–9 p.m., @cowandclementine on Facebook
An exhibit of winter solstice-themed art including fiber, stone, paint, digital editing, and other media. Participating artists include Stitzinger Stonecraft, Sassafras Workshop, Milkweed Rising Studio, and more. Refreshments. Exhibit open through December. Free

Songwriters’ Circle
MT Pockets Theater, 203 Parsons Street, Thurs. 7 p.m., 304.284.0049, mtpocketstheatre.com
An evening dedicated to the art of the song. With Roland Hunn or Soup Camel, Zack Lilley, and Carrie Rice. Hosted by Eric Lewis. All ages.

December 6

Lunchtime Looks
Art Museum of WVU, 30 Fine Arts Drive, Fri. noon–1 p.m., artmuseum.wvu.edu
Dr. Amy Hirshman is an associate professor of anthropology at West Virginia University specializing in ancient western Mesoamerican archaeology. Her Lunchtime Looks presentation will focus on the exhibition Cut Up/Cut Out, which is on display through December 8.

Jingle Jam
Chestnut Ridge Church, 2223 Cheat Road, Fri. 6:30 p.m., chestnutridgechurch.com
Check out this high-spirited, interactive Christmas show for elementary-aged kiddos.

Star City Christmas Parade
University Avenue, Star City, Fri. 6–9 p.m.
Don’t miss the next-to-last event in this parade-loving metropolis’s long and full parade season.

December 7

6th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk
WVU Student Recreation Center, Sat. registration opens 8:30 a.m., race starts 10 a.m., runsignup.com/wvuuglysweater5k
Break out the ugly sweater and break into a sweat at this annual 5K race. Run or walk, the choice is yours, but getting into the holiday spirit is guaranteed. All proceeds support the physical therapy class of 2021. Online preregistration through Dec. 6 $20, race-day registration $25

Holiday Cookie Crawl
Downtown, Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., @downtownmorgantown on Facebook
Downtown businesses will offer holiday cookies—and visit Courthouse Square for hot beverages, compliments of local coffee shops. This is a free event that the whole family can enjoy.

9th Annual Jingle Brawl ’19: Bashing Through the Snow
Mylan Park, 500 Mylan Park Lane, Sat. 3–9 p.m., @mrv2010 on Facebook
The Morgantown Roller Vixens’ annual Jingle Brawl is a Christmas-themed women’s roller derby scrimmage plus one all-gender game for male skaters. MRV provides an outlet for competition, athleticism, empowerment, and camaraderie to the women of Morgantown and the surrounding area while promoting the sport of flat-track roller derby. $12 general admission

December 7–9

Twelfth Night
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Tues.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., events.wvu.edu
Get whisked away to the coast of Illyria where a hilariously complicated love triangle unfolds in Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy. $17-22

December 8

Sounds of the Season
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Sun. 2 p.m., events.wvu.edu
Get into the holiday spirit with tunes performed by the WVU Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and chamber ensembles. $5-12

December 9

Morgantown Christmas Parade
High Street, Mon. 6:30 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season with music, lights, and fun festivities for the whole family.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Mon. 7:30 p.m., events.wvu.edu
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker “Gift of Christmas Tour” brings magic back to Morgantown this December. Classically trained dancers deliver an unforgettable performance set to Tchaikovsky’s complete score. In the second act, a unique two-performer Dove of Peace with a breathtaking 20-feet wing span takes Masha (Clara) on a worldwide journey in search of peace and harmony. Hand-painted sets and lavish costumes add wonder to an experience that The New York Times says leaves kids “wide-eyed with delight!” $50+

December 12

WVU Men’s Basketball vs. Austin Peay State
WVU Coliseum, Thurs. 7 p.m., wvusports.com
The Mountaineers take on the Governors.

December 13

NEARBY Holiday Night Out
Clarksburg, Fri. 5 p.m.–midnight, wvjazzsociety.com
Live jazz sets at 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 p.m. at multiple locations. No cover charge; voluntary $10 donation supports future West Virginia Jazz Society programming.

December 13 & 14

Semi-Annual Pottery Sale
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pieces from students in the nationally recognized Ceramics Program in WVU’s School of Art and Design make great gifts. Free

December 13–15 and 19–21

Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show
MT Pockets Theater, 203 Parsons Street, Thurs.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 304.284.0049, mtpocketstheatre.com
Two supreme beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Laugh along as they haggle over decisions like the differences between races and the sexes. Then, travel to the world of Kathy and Mo where two actresses play men and women struggling to find parity and love in the modern world. ​$7 / $10

December 14

Morgantown Farmers Market Winter Market
Wesley United Methodist Church Gymnasium, 503 North High Street, Sat. 11 a.m.–1 p.m., morgantownfarmersmarket.org

NEARBY Feast of the Seven Fishes & Holiday Homecoming
Corner of Monroe and Adams streets, Fairmont, Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., mainstreetfairmont.org
Celebrate the season Italian-style with this annual street fair. The event also kicks off Fairmont’s 200th birthday celebration with a homecoming festival and holiday parade. Live music, artisan market, authentic Italian cuisine.

WVU Men’s Basketball vs. Nicholls State
WVU Coliseum, Sat. 2 p.m., wvusports.com
Cheer on the Mountaineers as they face the Colonels. Airs on ATSN.

December 14 & 15

The Jazz Nutcracker
Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Sat. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. morgantownmet.com
Gingerbread cookies and colorful toys dance across the stage in this whimsical, modern take on Christmas classic. Performed by Morgantown Dance, the show blends contemporary ballet, hip-hop, and jazz to create one enchanting journey. $5-20

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