I Never Saw Another Butterfly
M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons Street, Wed.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., mtpocketstheatre.com
More than 15,000 Jewish children passed through the Terezin concentration camp, and only about 100 were still alive at the end of the war. One survivor, Raja, having given the children hope when there was little reason for hope, tells the true story of the children. Butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on and play happily. $7–$15
NEARBY 10th Annual Domefest
Marvin’s Mountaintop, Masontown, domefestival.com
The three-day celebration of music, friendship, and life is back, in an intimate, tree-lined natural amphitheater with plenty of comfortable camping and parking nearby. $50 and up
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.
8th Annual Gene Vance Jr. Day Celebration
Courthouse Square, Sat. 9:30 a.m., genevancejr.org
Live music performances and a program honoring military veterans, active duty personnel and those who gave their lives serving their country, followed by Tribute to Heroes VIII Run, Ride, Walk event at noon. All proceeds will go to the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation’s work on behalf of the war-wounded. Preregister to run–ride–walk. Free
Town of Granville Good Neighbor Days
Granville Park, Dents Run Boulevard, Granville, Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Food, entertainment, games, kids’ activities, and music—plus decorated bicycle and hot dog eating contests. Free
May 18 & 19
PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Sat. 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., Sun. noon, 4 p.m., events.wvu.edu
Roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. $24
NEARBY Morgantown Roller Vixens vs. Dominion Derby Girls
First home bout for Morgantown’s only all-female flat-track roller derby league. Cheer them on as they face the Dominion Derby Girls. Note that this bout has been moved from the Morgantown Ice Arena to Kingwood. $5–$10
A May Ode to Chamber Music
Allegheny Chamber Players’ Spring 2019 concert concludes the group’s fifth season with music by two European composers and four Americans. Highlights are pieces by two of the leading women composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries: the American, Amy Beach, and the German, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. $10
NEARBY Book Dinner: Red Truck Bakery Cookbook
Modern Homestead, 41 South Robert Stone Way, Reedsville, Sun. 4–7 p.m., mymodernhomestead.com
Enjoy an evening with guest Bryan Noyes of Red Truck Bakery. Chat with Bryan about some of the 85 southern gold-standard recipes in his debut cookbook, sample pastries from his bakery, and enjoy a full meal together. $25 and up
Food Truck Sunday at Coopers Rock
Coopers Rock State Forest, Sun. noon to 5 p.m., @coopers.rock.wv
The Slider Effect, Speals On Wheels, and Kona Ice were the first three vendors to helped kick off the season’s monthly Food Truck Sundays in April. Who will be there in May? Proceeds from vendor permits will go toward materials for new tent pads in Camp Rhododendron Campground.
WVU Medicine Farmers Market
Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute parking lot, WVU Medicine campus, Wed. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., @wvumedicinethewellnesscenter
WVU Medicine’s weekly Wednesday market returns, with locally grown and crafted items, food trucks, and live music. Park in the intermodal garage at Mountaineer Station, 1112 Van Voorhis Road, or take the PRT.
NEARBY West Virginia Three Rivers Festival
Palatine Park, Fairmont, Thurs.–Sat., wvthreeriversfestival.org
Grand feature parade, pepperoni roll bake-off and eating competition, carnival rides, live entertainment nightly, fireworks.