Adventure Advisory: Music, Dance and Winter Walks

The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at Event organizers and promoters are encouraged to submit items electronically at


Jan. 15-17: 32nd Annual Festival of Food and Wine, Lakeview Resort, Morgantown

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Morgantown hosts the 32nd Annual Festival of Food and Wine, “A Fusion Culinary Tour of North America.” Festivities include the 6th Annual Iron Chef Competition and culinary seminars featuring cuisine from Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City and much more.


Jan. 16: Two Rivers String Quartet presents MLK Holiday Concert, Shepherdstown Opera House, Shepherdstown

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The concert will honor Dr. King with two works by pre-eminent African-American composers and two other works inspired by African-American music. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.


Jan. 16 and 17: The Funk Ark Musical and Mo’ Mojo Musical Events, Thomas


Performances for both of these musical events are from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Jan. 18: 10th Annual “Martin Luther King, Jr., Around the World”, Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown


Enjoy music by the Flying Colors, Morgantown Children’s Choir, the Shack Neighborhood House After-School Program and the Cheat Lake Elementary School Choir. Jeremy Thomas will deliver part of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Hours are 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Jan. 22: Carnegie Hall Presents Eric Bibb, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg


Eric Bibb was raised in an environment where music mattered crucially. He brings that same intensity to the concert state as a mature and increasingly popular performer.


Jan. 22-24: Couples Country/Western Dance Weekend, Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem


This weekend of Pattern Partner dancing with instructors Karen and Eddie of Kickin’ Kountry Couples includes two nights’ lodging at McKeever Lodge, instructional time, an evening Pattern Partner dance and dinner on Saturday in the Bluestone Dining Room.


Jan. 23: 2016 Shirley Schweizer Winter Walk, Kanawha State Forest, Charleston


Beginning at 2 p.m. at the swimming pool parking lot, join Doug Wood for an Ecology Walk in the woods for this annual winter walk. Enjoy hot drinks, hot soup and snacks. Dress accordingly.


Jan. 28: ABBA MANIA, Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg


This special concert presentation celebrates the music and style of the Swedish super group, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. Admission is $30 for adults, $15 for students. Hours are 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Jan. 30: Greenbrier Valley Winter Music Festival, Lewisburg


Greenbrier Valley presents a night of live music that includes a host of bands and a variety of venues from the Wild Bean to the Lewis Theatre. Performance begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $20.


Jan. 30: My Little Princess Party, Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton


It’s an evening for a princess with age-appropriate themed crafts, a buffet designed for children and a princess dance (Princesses are encouraged to dress in their favorite party dress). Overnight at Tygart Lodge and all princess festivities is $94.50; festivities only are $40 per couple (adult/child); $20 each additional child or adult.


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This post was last updated on January 4, 2016