123 PLEASANT STREET: hosts When Particles Collide with Ghost Road and Before I Sleep today; The Soul Miners Friday; Morgantownie Fest 2 featuring a mixed genre local lineup of Morgantown bands (doors at 7 p.m.) Saturday; St. Paddy’s Day Massacre featuring Goldenhorseshoe, The Greens, Tony From Bowling. Louts Sunday; mewithoutYou + Tigers Jaw with Culture Thief Monday; Kyle Kinane (Early Show) with Noah Basden at 7 p.m. Wednesday; Kyle Kinane (Late Show) with Cody Cannon at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Info: 123pleasantstreet.com.
BLACK BEAR: hosts music at its downtown and Evansdale locations.
ROCKIN’ REDNECKS: perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday at The Frosted Mug Too; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at The Last Stop.
BUGSY’S TAVERN: hosts Bobby Lane from 3-5 p.m. and The Davisson Brothers from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
MARK PALMER: plays from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Brickside on the Green at Fairmont Field Club.
TRUE COUNTRY: performs from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Moose Lodge 264, 1993 Little Indian Creek Road, Morgantown. Food and drinks available. No admission fee. Info: 304-276-5455.
MUNDY’S PLACE: hosts at St. Patrick’s Day Party at 6 p.m. Saturday, with live Celtic music starting at 7:30 p.m.
JOHN BOLTON: performs from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Fairmont Eagles, 305 1st St., Fairmont. Open to the public. No cover. New members welcome. Info: 304-363-9718.
MOTHER BROWN: performs a benefit concert for Monongalia Arts Center at 8 p.m. March 23 in the Tanner Theatre at MAC, 107 High St. Suggested donation is $10. Tickets available at MAC lobby desk, by phone at 304-292-3325 or at monartscenter.com/shop.
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, is closed for the winter.
CROSSROADS MUSIC SHOW : 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, featuring The Crossroads Stage Band, open mic and special guests Larry Reed and Jim Whitehair. Admission: $6 donation. Children admitted free, food available. Info: 304-265-5510 or 304-842-8812.
SAGEBRUSH ROUND-UP: at 2580 Bunner Ridge Road, Fairmont, hosts a country music show starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring The Round Up Band, open mic, Tom Goldsmith and Tane’ Lynne & Shadow Creek. Admission: $7, adult; $3, ages 6-12. Info: Donna, 304-816-6151 or 304-367-0567. Home-cooked dinners available. No alcohol allowed. Tickets available now for the Ronnie McDowell show on March 30.
CENTURY JAMBOREE: at Century Community Center hosts a country music show from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, featuring The Century Band and special guest Mark Thompson. Kitchen opens at 1 p.m. Info: 304-844-2449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVU OBOE STUDIO: presents a program inspired by folk music at 6 p.m. Monday in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, featuring songs like “Waltzing Matilda, “Ashboken Farewell” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Free and open to the public.
GRAHAM NASH: presents “An Intimate Evening of Songs & Stories,” March 29 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets start at $39 for general public, $29 for WVU students. Available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com, and 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 1-800-745-3000.
HIGH STREET JAZZ BAND: performs at 8 p.m. April 6 at Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High St. Tickets are $10, at MAC lobby desk, 304-292-3325 or monartscenter.com.
VANDALIA TRIO: performs at 4 p.m. April 7 in the Tanner Theatre at Monongalia Arts Center. Tickets are $10 at MAC lobby desk, 304-292-3325 or monartscenter.com.
WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY CHOIR: Open to WVU students and staff and adult and senior community members. WVCC meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the WVU CAC and gives several performances throughout each term. Membership fee is $34.25 plus $10 processing fee. Info: 304-293-6946.
MACGLEE CHORAL ENSEMBLE: The MCglee community choral group is now beginning registration for the winter/spring season. MACglee Choral group is sponsored by the Monongalia Arts Center and is directed by Ken Godwin. Present and former singers are invited to come and share their vocal talents and love for choral singing. Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mon Arts Center, in the Tanner Theater. New singers are always welcome to join the MACglee. Info: Ken Godwin at 304-599-2431. Present and former singers are to contact Michele Vidulich at 304-288-1882 or email their willingness to be a part of the group to email@example.com. The first rehearsal of the choir was Feb. 6, MAC, High Street, Morgantown. This year’s choral group has singers from Morgantown area, Preston County, Taylor County and Marion County. No fees. Singers are invited to sign up as quickly as possible.
MORGANTOWN YOUTH CHOIR: has started its rehearsal schedule at the WVU Creative Arts Center. MYC meets from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays in room 4129, under the direction of Leticia Grutzman. Singers ages 10-18 welcome. Several performances are given throughout the term. 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.
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QUILLING CLASS WITH ST. PATRICK’S DAY THEME: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg. Instructor Leah DeLauder. $35 per person. Info or to register: 304-290-9237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZENCLAY POTTERY CLASSES: 8-week courses start the week of March 18. All-level wheel throwing class: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, $275 for beginners, $325 for intermediate/advanced. Handbuilding class: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting March 21, $325 all levels. Info: zenclaypotterystudio.com.
ART CLASSES AT MICHAEL’S: hosts art classes: 3:15-5:15 p.m. Saturday, painting, acrylic, floral — pot of shamrocks; 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Monday, painting, watercolor, seascape — sunset on water; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, painting, acrylic, landscape — sunset on lake; 2-4 p.m. March 21, drawing, floral — types of flowers. 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. If there is inclement weather, check with the store to make sure the class is still on: 304-296-7310.
MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: at Mountaineer Mall on Green Bag Road hosts a judged photography show for March, with judge Dale Sparks of Pro Photography. April’s show will the annual juried “Exhibit 60” exhibition, with take-in on April 3. The artist of the month for March is D. Byron Witt of Morgantown. Byron is retired from Mylan and has always enjoyed taking pictures. Info: morgantownartassociation.com or on Facebook at Morgantown Art Association.
MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER: seeks artists for an upcoming Welsh/Appalachian culture and heritage exhibition, “Curers, Charms and Curses.” Artwork should showcase the similarities between people, landscape and history of the people of Wales and Appalachia. Must be original. Contact MAC for more guidelines. Drop off is April 22-30. Show runs May 3-June 1, with an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 3.
BINGO: Games at 6 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 174, Dellslow. Regular games: $30/$40. CA: $85. Adm. Pack: $25 or AUCP: $25. Info: 304-692-6639.
MORGANTOWN CUPCAKE & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER: Saturday at Mountain State Brewing Company. Session 1 is from 4-6 p.m. and is family-friendly; Session 2 is from 7-9 p.m. and is 18 and older. Tickets range from $10-$40: $10, children under 12, includes one mini cupcake and one slice of pizza; $15, under 21 or designated drivers, includes one regular-sized cupcake and one slice of pizza; $25, 21 and older, four craft beers/cocktails and four mini cupcakes; $40, 21 and older, eight craft beers/cocktails and eight mini cupcakes. Proceeds benefit Empty Bowls Monongalia.
MON COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: 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 AND DINNER: Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church on Kingwood Pike. Dinner starts at 4 p.m., sing begins at 6:30 p.m. Menu is baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans.
MONONGALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER MEETING: 6:15 p.m. Friday at Suncrest United Methodist Church on Van Voorhis Avenue. Speaker Ian Gray will discuss Morgantown’s once-vibrant trolley system (1900s), and why it disappeared. Cost is $10, reservations required by Tuesday, at 304-599-5261. Public welcome. To attend presentation only, arrive at 7 p.m.
POTLUCK DINNER: 3 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 1589, Masontown. Free will donation. Proceeds go toward Potomac Highland of WV. Info: 304-864-1589.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE: six-week course beginning March 20-21, with instructor David Bess, at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Classes are from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, depending on level. Designed for ages 13 and older. No experience necessary. Cameras must have capacity for shooting in aperature-priority, shutter-priority and manual. Cost is $128.52 plus $10 processing fee. Info: 304-293-6946.
MASTER NATURALIST CLASSES: begin March 21 with the Monongahela Chapter of the WV Master Naturalist Program. To become a certified Master Naturalist, you must complete 62 hours of study and 30 hours of volunteer service over 1-4 years. Classes include ecology, mammals, wetlands, trees and wildflowers and more. Meet indoors and outdoors. Field trips to the WV Botanic Garden, Cranesville Swamp, Reedsville Rail Trail and more. Classes are 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, starting March 21, and some Saturdays or Sundays for field trips. Cost is $60, includes manual and name tag, a hand lens and tree ID key. Info: Ellen, 304-282-5913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING FASHION SHOW AND WOMEN’S DAY: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 23 at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood. Featuring Oaks and Derby Spatique, multiple vendors and more. Photographer on site for photos and headshots.
PRICKETTS FORT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ELIMINATION DINNER: March 23 at Knights of Columbus in Fairmont. $1,000 grand prize, $25 for first draw and every 50th draw. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., drawing at 7 p.m. $30 single ticket, $50 for couples. Info and tickets: 304-363-3030.
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM WORKSHOP: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 28 at Arnettsville Community Center, with instructor Dr. Dave McGill, WVU Forest Resources Extension Specialist. Learn how to produce shiitakes and take home an inoculated log. Free, but reservations required. RSVP to Jennifer Steele at email@example.com or 304-278-5479. Supported b y the Weldon Family Foundation Trust.
WESTWOOD CRAFT FAIR: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30 at Westwood Middle School, featuring crafters, vendors, concessions and more. $1 admission. Proceeds benefit Westwood PTO.
SCREENING OF ‘COUNTRY MUSIC: A FILM BY KEN BURNS’: 7:30 p.m. April 16 in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets are $13 plus fees. Doors open at 7 p.m. WVU Bluegrass and Old Time Band will perform in the lobby before the screening. Info and tickets: wvpublic.org/countrymusic.
WVU PUPPET MOBILE: stops at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood, at 1 p.m. April 19. $10 per family. Easter egg hunt to follow the program.
SPRING PURSE BINGO: May 4 at Arnettsville Community Center, with Vera Bradley, Thirty-One and Kate Spade. Doors open at noon, early bingo begins at 1 p.m., regular bingo at 2 p.m. Bags and drawings posted on the Arnettsville Community Center Facebook page. Tickets: $20 for 20 games. Boards available for early bird games and a 21st game. Concessions available.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SHOW/DINNER THEATER: 7 p.m. Saturday at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 S. Price St., Kingwood, featuring “An Evening of American Irish Stories and Songs” with Micke the Fiddler on banjo, piano, auto harp, guitar, dulcimer mandolin and more. Sing-alongs, Irish humor, historically based tales. Dinner buffet starts at 6 p.m. Dinner and show, $35. Show only, $15. Reservations due by March 14, at 304-435-9690.
AUDITIONS: for “Storming Heaven: The Musical,” a WVPT production, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24. More information available on the West Virginia Public Theatre Facebook page. Sign up at wvpublictheatre.org.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: 6 p.m. April 5, the Ritz Touch at the KC Club in Morgantown, hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown. Hosted by Just Jaime of WVAQ, featuring a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and interactive Game Night-themed murder mystery performance by Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Company. Tickets: Rmhcpgh-mgtn.org/murder-mystery-dinner or 304-322-2072.