October 17

WVU Women’s Soccer vs. Oklahoma State
Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, Monongahela Boulevard, Thurs. 7 p.m., wvusports.com
The Mountaineers take on the Cowgirls. 

October 18

Champions of Magic
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Fri. 7:30 p.m., events.wvu.edu
The five world-class illusionists who make up this mind-bending theatrical production presents incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic, and daring large-scale illusions, including a recreation of Houdini’s impossible water torture cell. $24–$69

October 18–20

Sixth Annual Vandalia-Con
Hampton Inn & Suites, University Town Centre, Fri.–Sun., @vandaliacon.org on Facebook
Steampunk cosplay and health fair supports breast and cervical cancer intervention. $20/day, $50/three days, October 19 health fair free

October 19

Howling Halloween
Chestnut Ridge Park, Sat. 1–4 p.m., @chestnutridgeparkwv on Facebook
Trick-or-treating, hayride, scavenger hunt, obstacle course, and carnival-style games. Free; donations for The Pantry Plus More appreciated

123 Pleasant Street, Sat., magic show 7 p.m., doors 8 p.m., concert 9 p.m., 304.292.0800, 123pleasantstreet.com
If you missed him before, here’s your chance to see That1Guy. 18+. Magic show $50; concert $10/$15 day-of 

October 19 & 20

Mo’town Studio Tour
Several locations, Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sun. noon–4 p.m. motownstudiotour.com
See inside the creative processes of four prominent local artists and meet them and their artist friends. Free

October 20

WVU Women’s Soccer vs. Oklahoma
Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, Monongahela Boulevard, Sun. 1 p.m. wvusports.com
The Mountaineers take on the Sooners. 

October 22

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Morgantown Public Library Aull Center, 351 Spruce Street, Tues. 7 p.m., mympls.org
A dramatic reading of Poe’s most spine-tingling tales. See website for more of the library’s Haunted History Month events. Free

October 24

Missing on the Monongahela
Morgantown Public Library Aull Center, 351 Spruce Street, Thurs. 7 p.m., mympls.org
A discussion with local experts of lost historic sites from colonial-era Morgantown. See website for more of the library’s Haunted History Month events. Free

October 24–27

Fairies & Scaries
M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons Street, Thurs.–Sat. 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., mtpocketstheatre.com
Classic literature, horror stories, and fairy tales serve as the basis for character development exercises in this one-of-a-kind production written and developed by young performers. $7/$10

The Phantom Tollbooth
Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Thurs.–Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m., ticketmaster.com
Having received a magic tollbooth, Milo decides to drive through it in his toy car and is transported to the Kingdom of Wisdom. Tasked with rescuing two exiled princesses from the Castle in the Air, Milo and his two companions go on a quest that gives him newfound admiration for learning. After the novel by Norton Juster. $11–$21

Balloons Over Morgantown 2019
Morgantown Mall and Morgantown Municipal Airport, Thurs.–Sun., balloonsovermorgantown.com
NightGlow Thursday 6:30 p.m. at the mall—balloons inflate and do not fly but glow with orange light; a great chance to get up close. Airport launches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check website for schedule.

October 25

Sofar Sounds Concert
Somewhere in town, Fri. 7:30–10 p.m., sofarsounds.com/morgantown
Unspecified bands in an unspecified location—a different BYOB musical adventure every month. $20 

NEARBY Roots & Boots Tour
The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, 444 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, Fri. 7:30 p.m., 304.624.1500, therobinsongrand.com
See three big names in country music history: Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye. With several hit singles from all three acts, this will be a unique opportunity to see all three in one concert together. $79–$99

October 26

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Kroger stores on Patteson Drive and Earl Core Road, Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., takebackday.dea.gov
Morgantown Police Department officers will be on hand to collect unused, expired, and unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications for safe disposal.

NEARBY Fall Craft Show and Festival
18 Q Road, Arthurdale, Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., arthurdaleheritage.org
Hay rides, handmade items from West Virginia artisans, live music by the West Virginia Hitchers. 

Aquatic Center at Mylan Park Open House
Mylan Park, Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., @mylanpark on Facebook
Open swim, raffle prizes, food trucks, and more. Free.

FUNances for Artists and VS THE GOLD
Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street,  Sat. 8 p.m., 304.292.3325, monartscenter.com
Comedians Bayley Brown and Julie Brandenberger bring a two-part performance: a comedic twist on a financial literacy seminar for artists and creatives, and an encouragement about boxed-in expectations. $10

October 27

Food Truck Sunday at Coopers Rock
Coopers Rock State Forest, Sun. noon to 5 p.m., @coopers.rock.wv on Facebook
Last Food Truck Sunday of the season! Proceeds from vendor permits go toward materials for new tent pads in Camp Rhododendron Campground.