February 20–23

Annual One Act Festival of New Works
M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons Street, Thurs.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., mtpocketstheatre.com
Ten new plays by 10 playwrights from around the world. The audience votes for their favorite each night. $10

February 21 & 22

Spring 2020 Trunk Show: Privé by Jasmine
Coni & Franc, Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m., 304.296.9466, @conifranc on Facebook
See the full Privé by Jasmine collection, a new bridal line, and find the dress of your dreams.

NEARBY Mardi Gras Dinner
Modern Homestead at Tatham’s, 41 South Robert Stone Way, Reedsville, Fri. & Sat. 5–8 p.m., 304.864.4333, mymodernhomestead.com
A festive dinner inspired by the flavors of N’awlins. Limited seating. $40; under 12 $15

February 22

WORTH THE DRIVE 4th Annual Mountain State Maple Days
Sugar shacks across West Virginia, @mountainstatemaple on Facebook
During Maple Days, producers open their establishments and many other businesses offer maple-inspired menus and join the celebration in other ways. Visit Facebook for a Maple Days map and more information.

Morgantown Polar Plunge
Crab Shack Caribba at Cheat Lake, 69 Mont Chateau Road, Sat. 11:30 a.m., sowv.org
This is where the very first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics West Virginia took place, and it’s still a great event 15 years later. Participants will plunge into the frigid waters of Cheat Lake. Morgantown’s Polar Plunge is noted for its participants’ creativity—costume contest at 12:15. Take a friend or two, try the waters, then warm up with a great party at the Crab Shack. To be eligible to plunge, raise $50. Party $10; free for plungers

February 23

West Virginia’s Premier Wedding Expo
Lakeview Golf Resort, 1 Lakeview Drive, Sun. noon–4 p.m., @lakeviewgolfresort on Facebook
VIP session with Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta from noon to 1 p.m., general admission 1 to 4 p.m. One bride-to-be will win the dress of her dreams from Coni & Franc and a photo op with Monte Durham. $10 / $15 / $60

February 26

9th Annual Best of Morgantown Party
123 Pleasant Street, Wed. 6–8 p.m., doors at 5:30, 304.413.0104, morgantownmag.com/bom
Celebrate the best Morgantown has to offer with us! Food provided by BOM-winning restaurants, WVAQ’s Jaime “Just Jaime” Ames as emcee, photo booth, and fabulous door prizes all evening! $10

February 28

Vicki Lawrence and Mama
WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Fri. 7:30 p.m., events.wvu.edu
Emmy Award-winner Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. The multi-talented actress, comedian, and singer is known for the many characters she originated on CBS’s Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967 to 1978. Her most famous character, Thelma Harper, aka Mama, became the central character of the television series Mama’s Family. Now Lawrence is bringing her Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show to Morgantown. The show features a mixture of stand-up comedy, music, and Lawrence’s observations about life. “I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about,” says Lawrence. The audience should also expect to see a side of Lawrence they’ve never seen before. $44–$69

February 28 & 29

42nd Annual Gardner Winter Music Festival
South Middle School, 500 East Parkway Drive, Fri. 6–11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–11 p.m., gwmf.org
This long-running festival showcases traditional Appalachian music with continuous stage performances, workshops, and dances. Don’t miss the Swing Dance in the cafeteria Friday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. $3–$5

February 29

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

Empty Bowls Soup and Bread Luncheon
Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park, Sat. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., ebmon.org
Empty Bowls Monongalia provides resources and assistance to county agencies that support residents threatened by food insecurity. This luncheon is a taste-good, feel-good event that also does good. Unlimited soup and bread, plus select a hand-painted bowl to take home. Minimum donation of $20

WVU Men’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma
WVU Coliseum, Monongahela Boulevard, Sat. 4 p.m., wvusports.com
Cheer our Mountaineers on against the Sooners.