Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 1/11 to 1/18.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to.

A scene from downtown Roanoke's Church Avenue in early December 2022. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU. Want to see your photo in our Happenings events calendar? Send us your best recognizably-Roanoke shots to editor@roanokerambler.com.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) 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. Especially with pandemic uncertainty, we strongly encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Ongoing

  • Through Jan. 29 — Elmwood on Ice, presented by WDBJ (Channel 7) comes to Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find hours and ticket information at this link. ($)

Wednesday, January 11

  • 11 a.m. to Noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Williamson Road Branch Public Library (3837 Williamson Rd. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 10 p.m. — Karaoke Night at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, January 12

  • 5:30 p.m. — Holistic Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lydia’s Italian Kitchen (1713 Riverview Rd., Salem). Find more information and reserve your place at the table at this link.
  • 6 to 7 p.m. — “The Blue Rose Pt. II: The Mystery of Black Fathers” discussion at the Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “I Live to Tell” presented by the 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works at Hollins University’s theatre (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: J.E. Feazell & Th’ Dive Bar Stars at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Friday, January 13

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — Free Yoga for the People at the main Roanoke Public Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 9 a.m. — Friday Coffee Club Ride starting at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave., Roanoke). Meet local road cyclists at this weekly coffee club ride.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: McFadden & Friends at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Freeze Your Glass Off Friday at Mountain Lake Lodge (115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke). Features live music from Jeremiah Hatfield and Southern Comfort, a themed buffet, and drink specials. Visit this link for more information and to make a reservation. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Michael Wayne Dill at The Watering Hole (7226 Williamson Rd., Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Line Dancing with Ashton at Corned Beef & Co. (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “I Live to Tell” presented by the 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works at Hollins University’s theatre (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Violet Bell at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Grub at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, January 14

  • 11 a.m. — Downtown Roanoke food and cultural tour, starting at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (110 Shenandoah Ave. NE, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — “Food, Glorious Food” storytelling event presented by Blue Ridge Story Space at the June Bug Center for Arts and Education. (251 Parkway Ln. South, Floyd). Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Corey Hunley and Kyle Forry at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben DeHan at Olde Salem Brewing Company (21 E. Main St., Salem).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Five Shades of Gray at Twin Creeks Brewing Company (111 S. Pollard St., Vinton).
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The King of Mars at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Twin Creeks Street Band at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount), as part of the Homegrown Music Series. Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Salem Mayhem vs. Charlotte Bootleggers at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets for this professional box lacrosse event. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — J.H. Bards Tasting Event at Mountain Lake Lodge (115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — WWE: “Saturday Night’s Main Event” at Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). The event line-up includes Bobby Lashley, Kevin Owens, Matt Riddle, Bianca Belair, and many more WWE superstars. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “I Live to Tell” presented by the 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works at Hollins University’s theatre (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Big Lick Conspiracy at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — MLK Weekend Celebration “Saturday Social” at Tajzmah's Lounge (434 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Gasoline Alley at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, January 15

  • 2 p.m. — “I Live to Tell” presented by the 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works at Hollins University’s theatre (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 3 to 6 p.m. — Star City Cruise E-Bike Tour presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures (806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke). This 13 mile tour will highlight tons of cool Roanoke sights and shops. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus & Friends at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Double Elimination Pinball Tournament at the Roanoke Pinball Museum (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5 p.m. Open Mic Coffey Jams at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)

Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

  • 11 a.m. to Noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Gainsboro Branch Public Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • Noon — Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service of Remembrance at St. John’s Episcopal Church (1 Mountain Ave., Roanoke). Gather for a contemplative service to reflect on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and work. Join faith leaders from across the Roanoke Valley for prayer and to listen to the message of Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
  • Noon — 4th Annual MLK Jazz Brunch presented by the Diverse Professionals Network of the NRV and Roanoke Valley at Moss Arts Center (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). Find more information and reserve your place at this link.
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Free Yoga for the People at the main Roanoke Public Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Irish Jam Band at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, January 17

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Greater Roanoke Transit Company board of directors meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting, regular session, at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission meeting in EOC, 1st Floor Municipal South, room 159 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — Fair Housing Board meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. — L’eroica (Roanoke’s Friendliest Group Road Ride) starting at Cardinal Bicycle’s Grandin Village Location (1312 Winbourne St., Roanoke). All levels of cyclists are welcome. If you’re new to group road riding please feel welcome to let an experienced rider know so they can give you some guidance and tips! The “seasoned” riders enjoy and look forward to bringing new riders in! Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 p.m. — Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Walk or run with the Fleet Feet family; 1, 3, and 5 mile routes are available, and participants can scale the distance or pace to their own needs. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive. Visit this link for more details.
  • 6 p.m. to Midnight — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:20 p.m. — Pub Run presented by The Original Pub Run starting at The Village Grill (1802 Memorial Ave., Roanoke). Courses are suggested for multiple speeds and/or distances. Meet, run/jog/walk, then drink and eat. Find more information at this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: JSB Variety Show featuring Jaret Stout with special guests at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, January 18

  • 11 a.m. to Noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Williamson Road Branch Public Library (3837 Williamson Rd. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Beginner Bike Maintenance at Roanoke Mountain Adventures (806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Brew-HA-HA open mic at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Rossdafareye at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.