April 17–27

City Council Election—Early Voting

Morgantown City Hall, 389 Spruce Street, or Northside Fire Station, 1000 Van Voorhis Road, Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Sunday, morgantownwv.gov

Remember to take your ID.

April 17

Art Up Close!

Art Museum of WVU, 2 Fine Arts Drive, Tues. 5:30 p.m., 304.293.7790, artmuseum.wvu.edu

A casual conversation between Todd J. Tubutis, the new director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting New Director Jesse Wright. The pair will talk about how Tubutis’s background led him to Morgantown, what makes an academic art institution unique, and what the future may hold for the museum. Free

April 19

Davisson Brothers Band

Smokin’ Jacks, 246 Cheat Road, 9 p.m., @smokinjacksgrill, eventbrite.com

Native sons and Best of Morgantown Best Band year after year. These guys are going places—catch them in Morgantown when you can! $15 in advance, $20 at the door

April 20

Winter Farmers’ Market

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

April 21

Easter in Appalachia

Hill and Hollow, 709 Beechurst Avenue, Sun., 304.241.4551, @hillandhollowwv

A traditional West Virginian Easter brunch.

April 22

Chicago: The Musical

WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Mon. 7:30 p.m., events.wvu.edu/university-arts-series

This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations and is now the No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and astonishing dancing.  Chicago has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow and from Sao Paulo to South Africa. $54+; WVU students $29+

April 22–23

Bridges Without Boundaries North Central West Virginia Business Summit

WV National Guard Morgantown Readiness Center, 90 Army Band Way, Mon. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Tues. 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., 304.292.3311, morgantownchamber.org

A regional business summit focusing on the future of north central West Virginia. This is a joint event coordinated by the Morgantown Area, Marion, Harrison and Preston County Chambers of Commerce. $100 includes business after hours, continental breakfast, and lunch

April 24

Titanic: A Night Remembered

Morgantown Public Library, 373 Spruce Street, Wed. 6:30 p.m., mympls.org

Thomas P .Krupica, Sr., a member of two Titanic historical societies, will share his extensive knowledge on the most tragic event in modern maritime history. Free

April 25

A Passion for Zero Waste

Gluck Theatre, WVU Mountainlair, Thurs. 6 –7:30 p.m., @climatecenterwv

Climate change activist and cyclist Tim Oey will discuss his current quest to travel 4,500 miles over 90 days to bring attention to climate change, ocean plastic, and zero-waste solutions. Light refreshments. Free


123 Pleasant Street, Thurs. 8 p.m., 123pleasantstreet.com

With 18 Strings. $10; $12 day of

April 27

Coopers Rock 50 km and Half Marathon Trail Race

Coopers Rock State Forest, Sat. 7 a.m., coopersrock.org

A rocky, challenging, and scenic trail race that features several scenic viewpoints and has 5,000 feet of elevation gain. The half-marathon course has 2,000 feet of elevation gain. $90 and $65

Community Clean-Up Day

Locations across town, Sat. 9 a.m.–noon, http://bit.ly/mgwcleanup

The city will provide trash bags and gloves and will arrange for baggage pick up at designated locations. See web page for details.

26th Annual Ramp Dinner

NEARBY Mason-Dixon Historical Park, 76 Buckeye Road, Core, Sat. 9 a.m.–2 p.m., @masondixon

A tasty ramp meal and, at 1:15, a guided wildflower walk. $5–$10

Handcrafted Cooperative

Market Place pavilion, 415 Spruce Street, Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., thehandcraftedcooperative.com

A juried market of the handmade and vintage. Free

Chocolate Lovers’ Day

Downtown, Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., downtownmorgantown.com

A one-day chocolate extravaganza inviting the public to indulge in an array of chocolate creations at shops across downtown. $5

An Evening with Lost Creek Farm

West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Sat. 6 p.m., wvbg.org

Chefs Mike Costello, Amy Dawson, and company prepare a feast from locally sourced vegetables, heritage meats, and wild finds. $95

April 28

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Sun. 7 p.m., events.wvu.edu

See indie-folk charmers Darlingside along with Greg Brown, Lula Wiles, and other performers during a live taping of the famed West Virginia radio program. $23–$35; students $6