July 18

City Draft Annexation Plan Open House: Third of Four

Morgantown Municipal Airport ARFF Training Room, 100 Hart Field Road, Thurs. 1–3 p.m., morgantown.gov 
Ask questions and express your opinion on this important proposal.

BOPARC’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Steel Drums by C.B. Studios

Krepps Park, 1235 Parkview Drive, Thurs. 7 p.m., “BOPARC” on Facebook
Take a lawn chair or blanket. Free

July 18–20

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Hill & Hollow, 709 Beechurst, Thurs.–Sat., 304.241.4551, @hillandhollowwv
Tomatoes are the best fruit.

July 19–21 and 25–27

The Outsiders

Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 8 p.m., 304.292.3325, monartscenter.com
Set in 1960s Oklahoma, the play follows a young greaser, Ponyboy, amidst a societal conflict between the upper-class “Socs” and lower-class “Greasers.” The situation escalates after the death of a Soc at the hands of Ponyboy’s best friend. Ponyboy’s journey explores the struggles of growing up, family, and finding himself despite being different from everyone he’s ever known. Under the direction of Morgantown native Bailey McCord, the show boasts a dynamic cast of students and members of the community. The Outsiders offers a cross-generational theatrical experience that is engaging for audiences of all ages. $10.

July 20

Annual MedExpress Kids’ Day

High Street downtown, Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., downtownmorgantown.com
Kids enjoy dozens of scheduled events including games, crafts, a giant sandbox, water play, and gifts from local organizations. Free

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Chestnut Ridge Park, Sat. 6–8:30 p.m., @chestnutridgeparkwv
Live music in a casual outdoor setting. $5; under 7 free

NEARBY As You Like It

Palatine Park, Fairmont, Sat. 6 p.m., @palatineparkwv

The classic comedy performed by The Rustic Mechanicals, the state’s only touring Shakespeare group. Free

July 21

A Season of Good Taste: Summer Sunday Brunch

West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Sun. 11 a.m., 304.322.2093, wvbg.org
Chef Don Champion from Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, will prepare a delectable array of brunch entrees and libations to bring in the lazy days of summer. $65

July 22

City Draft Annexation Plan Open House: Fourth of Four

Morgantown Event Center, 3 Waterfront Place, Mon. 6–8 p.m., morgantown.gov
Ask questions and express your opinion on this important proposal.

July 23–25

WV Black Bears vs. Batavia

Monongalia County Ballpark, 2040 Gyorko Drive, Granville, Tues.–Thurs. 6:35 p.m., 304.293.7910, westvirginiablackbears.com
Cheer our Black Bears on as they take on the Muckdogs. Moonshiners’ Series. $8.75–$12.75

July 24

Steve Earle and the Dukes

Metropolitan Theatre, 371 High Street, Wed. 8 p.m., ticketfly.comWith special guests The Mastersons. $30–$60

July 25–27

15th annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally

Mylan Park, 500 Mylan Park Lane, Thurs.–Sat., 304.292.5081, wvmountainfest.com
Morgantown welcomes 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts back with four days of fun including live musical performances by Peter Frampton, The Charlie Daniels Band, and Cheap Trick. $59 online for adult full-event pass; other ticket prices vary

July 26

Sofar Sounds Concert

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

July 27

Downtown Morgantown Arts Walk

Downtown, Fri. 6–9 p.m., downtownmorgantown.com
Dozens of downtown shops and restaurants host local artists displaying their best—wander to also discover live music and food specials.

The Plate Scrapers

Chestnut Ridge Park, Sat. 6–8:30 p.m., @chestnutridgeparkwv
Live music in a casual outdoor setting. $5; under 7 free

July 28

Food Truck Sunday at Coopers Rock

Coopers Rock State Forest, Sun. noon to 5 p.m., @coopers.rock.wv on Facebook
The best mobile deliciousness, all parked in one place. Proceeds from vendor permits go toward materials for new tent pads in Camp Rhododendron Campground.

August 23 & 24 (register by August 13)

Sprint, Splash, Spin Triathlon

Marilla Park, kids’ race Fri. 6:30 p.m., adult race first heat Sat. 7 a.m., 304.296.8356, boparc.org

Participants swim 330 yards, bike 11 miles on paved rail-trail, and run 5 kilometers. Chip timing, individual and relay divisions, t-shirts for all. Register by August 13; youth $10, adults $35, teams $60

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