123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts In Touch Music Group Takeover featuring local hip-hop artists today; Left Behind, Shotgun Surgeon, Skincarver and Crown Vic Friday; Goldenhorseshoe, Venus Fly Traps, Van Gilder Saturday; CoFresi with Edamame, Guilty and Dr. Purp Tuesday; We Got Beats. You Got Bars? Part 4 presented by Monstalung, featuringOpen AUX Chord, freestyle, breakdance, spoken word, showcases, beat battles and more Wednesday. Info: 123pleasantstreet.com.
BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations. Downtown: Trae Buckner today; Soup Camel Friday; Shawn Taylor Saturday; Wes Hager Wednesday.
BOBBY LANE: performs at 7 p.m. today at Retro-tique on Walnut Street.
THE 501 BAND: performs from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday at the Wheeling Eagles; 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the Morgantown Moose.
SOUP CAMEL MUSIC: performs Friday at Black Bear Burritos, 132 Pleasant St.; in front of the old Warner Theatre Sept. 28 for Arts Walk.
PURPLE COW: hosts Trainwreck Saturday.
BACK IN THE DAY: performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Dream Machines Car Club Show at Premier Chevrolet at University Town Centre.
MUNDY’S PLACE: 669 Madigan Ave., hosts Eric Lewis Music at 8 p.m. Friday.
RUBY’S BAR & GRILL: 2430 Smithtown Road, off the Goshen Road exit, is now open, featuring live music with Tony Nichols of Home Brew every Wednesday; live music with Barefoot Colby every Friday. Info: facebook.com/rubysbar73/.
MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER: which hosts the Ray Hileman & Wheels of country shows, will be closed until further notice.
SAGEBRUSH ROUND-UP: at 2580 Bunner Ridge Road, Fairmont, will host a show Saturday with The Round-Up Band, Linda Lee and Touch of Country. Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner available at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-12. Information: 304-216-4898.
COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, at Winfield Community Building, featuring Larry Rogers and Khris Musgrove. Also featuring musicians Mike Drake, Chuck Westfall, Randy Stevens, Jim Harris Jr, Harley Wood, Buddy Priest, Cheryl Canfield and others. There will be an open mic, door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Cost is a $5 donation and children under 12 are free. The kitchen will serve spaghetti dinners for $8. Info: Peggy at 304-844-6603 or 304-363-4239 or Helen at 304-363-5141.
CENTURY JAMBOREE: at Century Community Center hosts a country music show from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, with The Century Band and special guest Donnie Leonard. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Info: 304-844-2449 or email@example.com.
MACGLEE CHORAL ENSEMBLE: begins rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tanner Theatre. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening. Always looking for new members. Info: Director Ken Godwin, 304-599-2431.
TOUCH OF COUNTRY: performs at Sagebrush Round-Up Saturday.
MCS ENTERPRISES: hosts a music show featuring Jeff Frey, followed by the Country Jewels Line Dancers, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, at the MCS Enterprises Building. 8091 N. Mountaineer Highway (8 miles on W.Va. 92 from the four-way intersection in Reedsville). Admission: $6. Food available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Family-friendly, no alcohol allowed. Info: 304-864-3638.
MUSIC AT PENN ALPS: hosts Trio Dante at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 300 Oldtown Road, Cumberland, Md. Admission is free. The trio features musicians on violin, viola and cello. Info: worldartists.org.
GEOFF ACHISON: performs at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Gene’s Beer Garden, 461 Wilson Ave.
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO: “A VERY INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING”: Oct. 7 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $54 for general public, $39 for WVU students, available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com, 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 1-800-745-3000.
THE TWO TRACKS: perform at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7-8 at The Purple Fiddle in Thomas. Cost: $10. All ages welcome.
WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH LEE GREENWOOD: “SALUTE TO AMERICA”: Oct. 19 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $39 for general public, all tickets $14 for WVU students, available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com, 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 1-800-745-3000.
MIKI SAWADA: a concert pianist based in New York, will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood, as part of her Gather Hear Tour. Admission by donation.
LIFE UMC SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 3000 Technology Drive, Fairmont: Registration for fall 2018 now open for September for private studies in piano, voice and guitar. All ages and levels accepted. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY CHOIR: has begun its fall semester at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Ages range from teen-adult and range in ability from beginner to experienced. Info: 304-293-6946.
MORGANTOWN COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: accepting members for fall season, intermediate and advanced level players welcome. Maestro is Andre Januario. Open to all ages. Free trial audition and sit-in recommended for new members, followed by a chat with the director. Orchestra meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the WVU CAC, Room 2070. Info: 304-293-6946.
WVU COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAM: offers piano, violin, guitar, voice and other lessons for groups, private instruction and participation in several ensembles. Info: 304-293-6946.
BEGINNER GROUP PIANO FOR KIDS LESSONS: have begun with instructor Dipendra Sunam, at the WVU Creative Arts Center, and run for 10 weeks. Designed for ages 6-9, offered at two levels. Info: 304-293-6946.
Art and exhibits
MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: hosts “Back to School with Blue and Gold” in September. September artist of the month is multimedia artist Myung Lee. The All-Member Show will be held in October, prospectus available at morgantownartassociation.com. Take-in will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 3. No work taken after 6 p.m. Open studio time is available from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays for oil and acrylics artists, cost $5, space to store canvases and supplies provided, some easels available, call Jane at 304-296-0068 or email email@example.com. Watercolor classes with Susan Hall Witt from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays ($6 per class) and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays (OLLI and MAA members only). The Lynn Ferris watercolor workshop “Capturing the Light,” will be Oct. 9-11. Cost is $225 for members and $250 for non-members. $100 deposit holds your spot. Gallery is in the Mountaineer Mall on the Green Bag Road, Info: 304-291-5900, morgantownartassociation.com.
MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER: features “Screen Shots,” an exhibition that celebrates the big screen, in the Davis Gallery; “As I Stroll,” an exhibition by Pittsburgh artist Christopher Boring, in the Benedum Gallery. Both will be on display from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 28, during Fall Arts Walk. At 9:15 p.m. Sept. 28, Krish Mohan will perform his comedy show, “Empathy On Sale,” in the Tanner Theatre. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-292-3325.
MESAROS GALLERIES: host exhibitions by Alisa Henriquez and Kevin Clancy, through Sept. 28. Gallery hours: Noon-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
ART CLASSES AT MICHAEL’S: hosts classes: 1-3 p.m. today, painting, acrylic, floral — crocus; 11 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, open house, register for future classes at 50 percent off; 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, drawing, still life — The Leader (goose); 1-3 p.m. Sept. 27, painting, acrylic, still life — radishes. Classes are $15 each, plus supplies (unless otherwise noted), and begin promptly at the time listed. There are also crochet and knitting classes. Register 24 hours in advance at michaels.com/classes.
ARTHURDALE HERITAGE: hosts museum tours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through the end of October. Tour an original 1930s homestead and the buildings along W.Va. 92 in Preston County, used in the nation’s first New Deal homestead subsistence community championed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Craft shop open. Admission charged, parking is free. Info: arthurdaleheritage.org.
B&O TRAIN DEPOT AND MUSEUM: in Tunnelton will be open from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through September. See historic items from old telegraph equipment to train china and photos. Admission is free but donations welcome. Info and for tours: 304-568-2559, 304-329-2269, 304-568-2579 or 304-568-2638.
EASTON ROLLER MILL: at Easton Mill Road, 300 yards from its intersection with U.S. 119, hosts tours of the mill from 2-5 p.m. on the fourth Sundays of each month, through September (Sept. 23 is the last one this season). Last operational in 1940, the mill machinery will operate during the tours, with the mill engine turning wheels and connecting belts which power the grist stone, corn crusher, roller mills and elevators that carry the product from floor to floor during grinding and processing.
ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Exhibitions on display are: “Impulse: A Trip Inside.” Regular hours: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Admission is free. Info: artmuseum.wvu.edu/.
MESAROS GALLERIES EXHIBITS: The Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries in the WVU Creative Arts Center lobby will feature the works of Alisa Henriquez and Kevin Clancy through Sept. 28.
IKEBANA OF KEIKA-KAZAN SCHOOL EXHIBIT: Saturday-Sept. 29 at University Toyota Showroom, 60 Don Knotts Blvd. Opening reception set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
BINGO: 6 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 174, Dellslow. Regular games: $30/$40. CA: $85. Adm. Pack: $25 or AUCP: $25. Light refreshments available. Payout based on attendance.
MON COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOC.: hosts meetings from 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the WVU County Extension Office in Westover. Info: Debbie, 304-367-9488 or email@example.com.
GOSPEL SING, DINNER AND BAKE SALE: dinner at 4 p.m., sing starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Kingwood Pike. Dinner will be creamed chicken over biscuits, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy and more.
12TH ANNUAL GHANDI WALK & INDIA FESTIVAL: 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the WVU Shell Building, featuring live music and dance shows, food stalls from different parts of India, henna stalls, arts and crafts for sale and more. Funds raised will be donated to WVU Medicine Children’s. Info: hrccmorgantown.org/gandhiday.html.
OKTOBERFEST AT ALPINE LAKE: in Terra Alta, starting at noon Saturday, at Alpine Lake Resort, held rain or shine. Admission is free. Features authentic German food and beverages, along with dancing, music, vendors and more. The Autumn Glory Oktoberfest Band will perform from 3-6 p.m. A golf scramble will precede the event, starting at 8 a.m., for info call 304-789-2481, Ext. 5.
DREAM MACHINES CAR CLUB: will host an end-of-season Memorial Show from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Premier Chevrolet at University Town Centre, featuring music by Back in the Day from 1-3 p.m. Registration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain date: Sept. 29); Eat’n Park Cruise-In from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 4 (rain date: Oct. 12), at 353 Patteson Drive. Dash plaques to the first 50 cars. Info: Call Tom Milam at 304-291-5792 or 304-282-8765.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 174: in Dellslow, will host a Blue and Gold party at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29, DJ and karaoke by Kevin from 7-11 p.m., wear blue and gold. Covered dishes welcome at both events.
ANNUAL QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Smithtown Community Center on W.Va. 73, between Morgantown and Fairmont, near White Day Golf Course. Food available. Pies and baked goods for sale. Paved parking. Take-out available. Info: 304-612-0073.
EDGAR ALLAN POE: as depicted by literary historian Rob Velella, will makes a special appearance at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Visitor Center at Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Tickets are $12 per person, recommended for 13 and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online up to 5 p.m. Sept. 29, at Eventbrite. No reservations without ticket purchase. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDOOR YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Monongalia County 857 at Darnell Hollow.
4-H TALENT SHOWCASE: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. Fundraiser for camp scholarships. Admission by donation.
MOUNTAINEER MEMORY MAKERS ORNAMENT CLUB: hosts a event from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20, at Pierpont Center Hallmark store. This is one of 20 clubs selected to win this event. Keepsake Ornament Artists Robert Hurlbert and Rodney Gentry will sign ornaments. Free breakfast snacks will be served. Club is collecting new crayons, colored pencils, markers and cartoon Band-Aids for the WVU Children’s Box of Hope.
KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY: 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. Co-hosted with SPROUT. Info: 304-435-9690.
SWING AT THE ELKS: 8:15-9:30 p.m. starts the second Tuesday and runs each Tuesday through October, at Elks Lodge 411, 1138 Chestnut Ridge Road, hosted by Morgantown Swing. Fundamental Lindy Hop (Level 1) with Ashley and Ryan Lindy, Charleston (Level 2) with Tori and David, open dance floor with DJ until 10:30 p.m. Cost is $6/lesson or $30 for 6 lessons. Info: facebook.com/MorgantownSwing.
FREE SWING DANCE PARTY: 8:15 p.m. Oct. 2 at Elks Lodge 411, 1138 Chestnut Ridge Road. Mix and mingle, take a free introductory swing dance lesson, free refreshments, open dance floor with DJ. No partner needed.
FALL DANCE: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 6 at the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg, featuring music by Company House Band. Admission: $10 per person. Adults only (18 and older). BYOB and snacks. Info: Kenetta, 304-454-9288.
SQUARE AND CONTRA BARN DANCE: 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Preston County Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood, with caller Taylor Runner and Kennedy Barn String Band. All ages. 7 p.m., all ages over 8 years. $5 per person or $10 per family. Kids under 12 admitted free.
“A PIECE OF MY HEART”: stories of six women and their Vietnam War experiences, will be performed at 8 p.m. today-Saturday at M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons St., in the old Woodburn School complex. Parking is free. Tickets: $15, adults, $13 seniors/military; $10, students, available at mtpocketstheatre.com or call 304-284-0049. Advance ticket purchases strongly encouraged for this production. Recommended for mature audiences.
DJ and karaoke
BARSIDE GRILL: 417 Holland Ave., Westover: Karaoke with DJ Shay every Friday and DJ Jeff every Saturday. Info: 304-284-0661.