Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 1/10 to 1/17.

We scoured 30 disparate community calendars (yes, 30) so you didn’t have to.

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We scoured 30 disparate community calendars (yes, 30) so you didn’t have to. Want to know when the next City Council meeting takes place? Curious about what there’s to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations. 

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Ongoing

  • January 13 to January 14 — 2024 Spring Expo (formerly the Winter Home Show) presented by the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • Thursdays through February 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. — Disney Lorcana Competitive Event at Blade Gaming (430A Salem Ave., Roanoke). Gather to compete head to head in Ravensburger’s first trading card game, a Disney-themed quest of “Magic: The Gathering” proportions. Find more information at this link. ($)

Wednesday, January 10

  • 1 p.m. — Board of Zoning Appeals meeting in city council chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2:30 p.m. — Pension Plan, Board of Trustees meeting in the 4th floor conference room at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 3 p.m. — Mill Mountain Advisory Board meeting at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center (2000 JB Fishburn Pkwy SE, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates at the Melrose Library STEAM Lab (2502 Melrose Ave. NW, Roanoke). 
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Melissa Mesko at Brambleton Deli (3655 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). 
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Jive Mother Mary at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, January 11

  • 5 p.m. — Architectural Review Committee board meeting in city council chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 7 p.m. — New Moon Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Healing Session at Grace Yoga & Pilates (4735 Read Mountain Rd., Roanoke). Relax with meditation and the resonant tones and binaural beats of the crystal singing bowls. Visit this link for more information and to register. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Kowan and Company at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, January 12

  • 8 a.m. — Gun Violence and Prevention Commission special meeting to evaluate grants, in the City Manager’s Conference Room (215 Church Ave. SW, Suite 364 ,Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — “Amahl and the Night Visitors” presented by Music on the Corner and Opera Roanoke at St. John’s Episcopal church (1 Mountain Ave., Roanoke). This heartwarming story of wonder and miracles was commissioned by NBC in 1951 as the first opera specifically designed for TV. The performance is appropriate for children 10 and older. Find more information at this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: J Candeed at the 3rd Street Coffee House (305 Mountain Ave. SW, Roanoke). 
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Dopapod w. Kendall Street Company at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Cinémathėque at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

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Saturday, January 13

  • 9 a.m. — 15th Annual Frozen Toe 10k (rescheduled and rerouted) presented by J Randolph Clements D.P.M. at Moneta Park (4229 Rucker Rd., Moneta). Visit this link for more information and to register. ($)
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — History of Carvins Cove tour hosted by PLAY Roanoke at Carvins Cove. During this tour of Carvins Cove, participants will discover its past, its present, and its possibilities. This tour will be easy going and there will be lots of stops to share historic events of the cove. The tour is considered moderate in difficulty and is for 18+, 14+ with an adult participant. Find more information and register at this link. ($).
  • 10 a.m. — Classic Film Series: “Jailhouse Rock” at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. — Pints and Poses at Blindhouse Beer Co. (534 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features an hour of yoga plus a complimentary beverage. Visit this link for more information and to register. ($)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. — FAFSA Fire at the Roanoke Higher Education Center (108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Financial aid experts from area colleges and universities will be on hand to help college applicants complete the federal (FAFSA) or state (VASA) financial aid application and answer questions. Participating institutions include Hollins University, Ferrum College, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Western Community College. This event is FREE but advance registration is required. Visit this link for more information and to register in advance.
  • 3 to 7 p.m. — The One Eleven Day Party presented by the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at Tajzmah’s Lounge (434 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). Dress cute, comfy, and casual. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Tim Martin at The Hangout (7717 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix Duo at Brady’s Distillery (711 Pocahontas Ave. NE, Roanoke). 
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Mason Creek at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). 
  • 7 p.m. —  Live music: Lenny Marcus at Montano’s International Gourmet (3733 Franklin Rd., Roanoke). 
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Rachael Hester & the Tennessee Walkers at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: War Chile at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Vinyl & Vibes with the Star City Soul Club at Sidecar (411 1st St. SW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.

Sunday, January 14

  • 2 to 5 p.m. — Live music: Star City Ceili Band in the historic tavern cellar at Twin Creeks Brewpub at Explore Park (1 Old Salem Turnpike, Roanoke). Featuring Irish pub vibes in an authentic setting. 

Monday, January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • 5:45 p.m. — Roanoke Valley Sports Club featuring Zack Kelly at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Zack Kelly graduated from Lord Botetourt High School and has made it to the "Show" as a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox. Find more information at this link. ($)

Tuesday, January 16

  • 12:30 p.m. — Greater Roanoke Transit Company Board of Directors meeting in EOC Conference room 109 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting in city council chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Gun Violence Prevention Commission meeting, location to be announced. For more information, contact Angie O'Brien (540) 853-5309 angela.o'brien@roanokeva.gov or gvpc@roanokeva.gov.
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council public hearings in city council chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m (Doors open at 6:30) — Comedy Showcase presented by Taylored Comedy at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St. SW, Roanoke). Featuring five stand-up comedians plus host Taylor Reschka. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8:30 p.m. to midnight — Line Dancing at Sidewinders Saloon – College Night (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. 
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Appalachian Spacetrain at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link

Wednesday, January 17

  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Tim Martin and Brian Wheeling at Brambleton Deli (3655 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). 
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Rossdafareye at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link

Ongoing Festive Events

  • Through Jan. 27 — The Christmas Train at the Salem Museum (801 E. Main St., Salem). This year, the display has expanded to three tracks, including a new, tiny N-scale train. Find more information at this link.

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