Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 1/17 to 1/24.

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 18 to 21 — “Randi & Roxanne” presented by Hollins University’s Festival of New Works at Hollins Theatre (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). A new romantic comedy. Written by Rachel Graf Evans, directed by Sophia Menconi. For ticket information, contact stropegm1@hollins.edu.
  • January 19 to 20 — Roanoke Regional Writers Conference at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • January 19 to 28 — Restaurant Week in Downtown Roanoke. Your chance to experience Downtown’s extensive mix of lunch and dinner options. With 5 different price points, try out many different restaurants that fit your budget. Reservations are encouraged at restaurants that accept them. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • January 20 to 21 — Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information, including times, at this link. ($)
  • Through February 3 — The American Flyer Winter Express at the Salem Museum (801 E. Main St., Salem). Find more information at this link.
  • Thursdays through February 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. — Disney Lorcana Competitive Event at Blade Gaming (430A Salem Ave., Roanoke). Gather to compete head to head in Ravensburger’s first trading card game, a Disney-themed quest of “Magic: The Gathering” proportions. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • Through March 23 — Hometown History: Salem’s Forgotten Beginnings at the Salem Museum (801 E. Main St., Salem). Scattered throughout Salem are many locations that have either been replaced or forgotten after years of development. Hometown History uncovers these historic locations and their often-forgotten stories. 

Wednesday, January 17

  • 3 to 10 p.m. — 3rd Annual Betty White Pint Night for the Animals at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). $1 from every pint sold will go to the RVSPCA.
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Tim Martin and Brian Wheeling at Brambleton Deli (3655 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). 
  • 7 p.m. — Open Mic Comedy Night presented by The Comedy Lab at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Rossdafareye at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link

Thursday, January 18

  • Noon — City Planning Commission: additional work session in the council conference room 451 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Gold Sprints & Tap Takeover with New Belgium Brewing at Cardinal Bicycle (1312 Winbourne St. SW, Roanoke). To give more riders a chance to enjoy the racing, we will have both Traditional and Partner categories. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Vine to Wine at Well Hung Vineyard (402 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). In-house wine specialist, Melissa Branner, will talk about the production of six award-winning wines. 6 2 oz. pours, charcuterie and pizza included. Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Macon Mayhem at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Seedpicker at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

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Friday, January 19

  • 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. — 2024 Annual Meeting & Economic Outlook Update presented by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Registration is required before the event. Breakfast is included. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • Noon — Lunch with Leaders presented by Latinas Network at Local Colors of Western Virginia (541 Luck Ave. SW #228, Roanoke). Find more information and register at this link
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — International Wine Festival at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Jolene Jamboree at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St.SW, Roanoke).This birthday bash will benefit Dolly’s book gifting program for children across the country, the Imagination Library. A percentage of brewery sales will be donated so all you have to do is show up and drink. Be sure to wear something that represents Dolly’s sense of style to be entered in a raffle. Find more information at this link
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — EDM Fitness Red Party at Olde Salem Brewing Company (315 Market St., Roanoke). Join OSBC's resident Fitness Guru, Josh Hazlewood, for an red-themed electronic-pop inspired dance fitness class – wear red workout attire. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Billingsley at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). 
  • 8 p.m. — Dan Tyminski Band at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Shmazz at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Rocky Mount Movie Night featuring “Lawless” at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets ($). 
  • 8 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Buddy & the Blackjacks Band at Montano’s International Gourmet (3733 Franklin Rd., Roanoke). These young artists (ages 16-19) play classic rock covers by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, CCR and many more.
  • 10 p.m. — After Hours Series: “Valley Girl” (1983) at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: St. Owsley – Jerry Garcia Tribute at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Paul RoseWood at Sidewinders (16 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). 

Saturday, January 20

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — 2024 Vision Board Homebuyer Workshop presented by Realtor Carla Evans at Roanoke EnVision Center (2607 Salem Turnpike NW, Roanoke). Get the information you need to buy a home. To register, visit this link
  • Noon to 3 p.m. — Power Up Series presented by Angela Sweetenberg, WE CHARM, and Humble Hustle at The Collective (601 11th St. NW, Roanoke). An empowerment session for individuals looking to take their personal development to the next level. Visit this link for more information and to register. ($)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. — Angels of Assisi Adoption Event (415 Campbell Ave., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 9:30 p.m. — Taste of Virginia Expo & Market in the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center’s Crystal Ballroom (110 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke). Features samples and sales from 2 to 9 p.m. and an evening social and DJ from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit this link for more information. 
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — Educational Tea Party at Blue Ridge Indie Market (601 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Learn about some of the herbs offered from gardens at Wild Adelaide Herbal Infusions. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Southern Shine at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). 
  • 6 p.m. — 20th Annual Guns N Hoses Hockey Game at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Lecture: “Business Talk” presented by Valarie Angle and Get Connected Star City at The Collective (601 11th St. NW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Phat Anchovies at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). 
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Sicard Hollow w. Into the Fog at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Cherry Moon, Lost in Space Camp, and Copy Cat Syndrome at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — Live music: Paul RoseWood at Sidewinders (16 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). 
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Winter Wavy at 213 Williamson Rd. SE, Roanoke. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Smilo & The Ghost at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.

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Sunday, January 21

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Dog Bowl Market at Black Dog Salvage (902 13h St. SW, Roanoke). All items for sale from guest vendors will be hand-made, upcycled, or vintage. Visit this link for more information. 
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Greater Virginia Bridal Show at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. Purchase tickets on site the day of the show. ($)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. — Community Conversation: Trauma, Healing, and Art at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave, Roanoke). Swoon will join community experts in the field of trauma for a deep and heartfelt discussion about the power of art to heal. Note: Swoon will join via Zoom. For more information visit this link. ($)
  • 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 22

  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6) — Star City Secret Cinema presented by Justin Smith at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Roanoke's new mystery movie series for adventurous filmgoers! What's the film? You won't know until you take your seat and the lights go down.  Purchase tickets at this link. ($)

Tuesday, January 23

  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke City School Board: 2024-2025 budget workshop at the School Administration Building (40 Douglass Ave. NW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 8 p.m. — Lecture: “The 1828 Persinger Mill: Roanoke’s Largest 19th-Century Industrial Project” presented by the Historical Society of Western Virginia’s Kegley Lecture Series at Christ Lutheran Church (2011 Brandon Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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: Christian Q & Co. at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link

Wednesday, January 24

  • 6 p.m. — BUZZ Watch Party featuring Roanoke City’s “Arts Connects Neighbors” at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke).  Find more information and register at this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6) — 5PTS Foundation Dinner at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Brian Kelly presented by Star Country at Sidewinders (16 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). 
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link

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