March 14, 15, 17
The Boys Next Door
M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons Street, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Thurs., Fri., and Sun. 8 p.m., 304.284.0049, mtpocketstheatre.com
Four developmentally disabled men live under the supervision of an earnest but increasingly burned out young social worker. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where little things sometimes become momentous—and sometimes very funny—are moments of great poignancy. $7–$15
Through March 27
Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis
Arts Mon, 201 High Street, and Morgantown Public Library, 373 Spruce Street, artsmon.org/perspectives-on-the-opioid-crisis-gallery-opening-march-2019/
Visual, performing, and literary works to be presented throughout the month of March including screenings of the films Heroin(e) and Recovery Boys, poetry and personal narratives, musical performances, a community roundtable discussion, and more. March 23 writing workshop $20; all other events free
2019 Cupcake & Craft Beer Fest
Mountain State Brewing Company, 54 Clay Street, Sat., family-friend event 4 p.m., adult event 7 p.m., @morgantowncupcakeandcraftbeerfest on Facebook
An afternoon of cupcake and craft beer pairings to benefit Empty Bowls Monongalia. The early family-friendly event features live music by PopShop, a kids’ cupcake-eating contest, a St. Paddy’s Day costume contest, and a kids’ coloring contest. Adult event will have live entertainment and games, too. $10–$40
March 16 & 17
Alice in Wonderland
Metropolitan Theatre, 369 High Street, Sat. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., facebook.com/events/1775362309235943/?event_time_id=1775362312569276
The classic tale from Lewis Carroll adapted into a compilation of ballet, modern, and tap dance. Hosted by Morgantown Dance. Adults $20; discounts for children, students, and seniors.
Art Up Close!
Art Museum of WVU, Wed. 5:30 p.m., artmuseum.wvu.edu
The motion paintings of West Virginia native and noted artist James Edward Davis will be the focus. WVU Assistant Professor of Interactive Design Jeffrey Moser’s presentation “Film, Trains, and the Works of James Edward Davis” will discuss Davis’ cubist motion paintings and his experimental films from the 1950’s. Tracing the historical connections between motion pictures and cubism, Moser will explore how burgeoning transportation and film technologies influenced art making in the early 20th century. Free
Rufus Reid with the WVU Big Band
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Fri. 7:30 p.m., ccarts.wvu.edu/curiosity
Rufus Reid is an internationally known jazz artist who has toured with jazz legends including J.J. Johnson, Stan Getz, and countless others. Reid will be joined by WVU jazz students for this performance in coordination with the WVU Mountaineer Honor Jazz Band. $20, senior and WVU student $10, child $5
NEARBY Cabin Fever Craft Show
Arthurdale, Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., arthurdaleheritage.org
Celebrate spring’s arrival with the Cabin Fever Craft Show featuring West Virginia artisans. Food includes Roger Day’s legendary sloppy joes and Jeanie Turnley’s famous potato soup.
Morgantown Winter Farmers Market
Wesley United Methodist Church Gymnasium, 503 North High Street, Sat. 11 a.m.–1 p.m., morgantownfarmersmarket.org
Mother Brown Benefit Concert
Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Sat. 8 p.m., 304.292.3325, @monartscenter on Facebook
Local band Mother Brown will perform in its signature jam-band style to benefit the Monongalia Arts Center. Suggested donation $10.