February 13–15

15th Annual Aphrodesia! St. Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
Hill & Hollow, 709 Beechurst Avenue., Thurs.–Sat., 304.241.4551, hillandhollowwv.com, @hillandhollowwv on Facebook
Hill & Hollow’s popular three-course Aphrodesia feast features an aperitif and appetizer, an entree course, and a delectable dessert—all of the ingredients purported to have aphrodisiac properties.

February 14

NEARBY Valentine’s Dinner Buffet
Preston County Inn, 112 West Main Street, Kingwood, Fri. 4–8 p.m., 304.329.2220, prestoncountyinn.com
An extensive buffet including pan-fried oysters, herb-rubbed lamb kebabs, and lobster alfredo and topped off with a chocolate fountain and other desserts. $25 per person

NEARBY Valentine Cozy Dinner
Modern Homestead at Tatham’s, 41 South Robert Stone Way, Reedsville, Fri. 5 – 8 p.m., 304.864.4333, mymodernhomestead.com
Join Modern Homestead for a cozy Valentine’s dinner. The menu is thoughtfully planned with local seasonal ingredients when possible. Limited seating. $55 per person

Planetarium Shows: Black Holes and The Dark Matter Mystery
WVU Downtown Campus White Hall Planetarium, 135 Willey Street, Fri. 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., planetarium.wvu.edu
Explore the science and mystery of black holes with your valentine, or learn about the glue that holds the universe together. Free; reservation required

Tommy and Saundra O’Sullivan Concert
Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Fri. 8 p.m., 304.292.3325, monartscenter.com
Tommy and Saundra’s paths crossed when she attended an annual traditional Irish music retreat in Midlothian, Texas, where Tommy was an Irish guest instructor on guitar and vocals. Her alto harmonies turned out to be a perfect match to his tenor vocals. They married and now live in Dingle, Ireland. National Geographic has cited their O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub in Dingle as the go-to for traditional Irish music on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. $15

Valentine’s Day Party with Eighties Enough
Smokin’ Jack’s, 246 Cheat Road, 9 p.m.–midnight, @smokinjacksgrill on Facebook
Take your date out for some retro fun with Eighties Enough.

February 14 & 15

Lights! Camera! Murder!
Atria’s, 1188 Pineview Drive, Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m., @wvusapa on Facebook
The WVU Student Association of Public Administrators invites you to attend its 4th annual murder mystery dinner. The event is set at an A-list after-party following the 2020 Academy Awards Show. Ticket includes a buffet-style meal, in-room cash bar, and a chance to solve the murder. Proceeds benefit CASA for Kids. $40

February 15

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

February 16

Intersectional Health Fair
Mountainlair Ballroom, noon–4 p.m., email dft0003@mix.wvu.edu
Free health education and clinical screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and other matters. Open to the public. Free

February 17

Trio Solisti
WVU College of Creative Arts, 1 Fine Arts, Drive, Mon. 7:30 p.m., ccarts.wvu.edu/curiosity
Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti—violin, cello, and piano—performs at major venues and series across the U.S. Its 2015 Brahms series at Carnegie Hall was hailed by The Strad for the group’s “abundant dynamism, exceptional balance, and a wholly successful grasp of the interpretive essence.” The trio’s Canady Chamber Series program will include pieces by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schumann. $5–$12

February 18

WVU Men’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma
WVU Coliseum, Tues. 7 p.m., wvusports.com
Watch the Mountaineers take on the Sooners.

February 20–23

One Act Festival of New Works
M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons Street, Thurs.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., mtpocketstheatre.com
The annual One Act Festival features 10 new plays by playwrights from around the world. $10

February 21

Whippoorwill Seedbed Mantelbox with Personalization
Whippoorwill Woods and Waters, 709 Beechurst Avenue, Fri. 6:30 p.m., @whippoorwill22 on Facebook
Sandy Giuilani will turn you into an instant artisan by leading you through your creation of a personalized mantel / coffee table / planter box. All materials supplied—pre-register by February 14. $35

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

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