Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 1/18 to 1/25.

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

Roanoke's Martin Luther King Jr. statue. 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

  • Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 29 — Downtown Restaurant Week presented by Downtown Roanoke Inc. at 27 establishments in downtown Roanoke. Check out this link for more information, including the 2023 pricing guide and contest information. ($)
  • Through Jan. 29 — Elmwood on Ice, presented by WDBJ (Channel 7) comes to Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find hours and ticket information at this link. ($)

Wednesday, January 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).
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Rossdafareye at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, January 19

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. — Lecture: “Tackling the Health Consequences of Climate Change with with Data Science” presented by Francesca Dominici Ph.D., co-director of Harvard’s Data Science Initiative, at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC (2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Jolene Jamboree: A Dolly Parton Birthday Celebration at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 5th St. SW Roanoke). Features live music, food specials, and vendors including War on Books and Gatewood Rose. Find more information at this link.
  • 6:45 to 9 p.m. — 3rd Thursday Open Mic at 3rd Street Coffeehouse (305 Mountain Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 to 10 p.m. — R&B Karaoke at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd St. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: The Honey Dewdrops with Charissa Joy at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Grave Mistakes— A Haunted Love Story” 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. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Timewave Zero at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Friday, January 20

  • 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.
  • 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. — The community is invited to take part in a simulated Civil Rights March, designed by Roanoke College students, that will guide them through stations sharing the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Guided marches will be offered on the upper level of the Colket Campus Center (parking at 225 High St., Salem). Each tour takes about 20 minutes.
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Freeze Your Glass Off Friday at Mountain Lake Lodge (115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke). Features live music, a themed buffet, and drink specials. Visit this link for more information and to make a reservation. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Leonard Blush & Camelcals at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Line Dancing with Ashton at Corned Beef & Co. (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Roanoke Regional Writers Conference at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Connect with other writers and learn more about fiction and nonfiction, journalism, editing, publishing, poetry, and more. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Birmingham Bulls at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Grave Mistakes— A Haunted Love Story” presented by the 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works at Hollins University’s theatre (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) Live music: Lady Couch w. Charissa Joy & the High Frequency at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Michael & the Pentecost / Colby Helms & the Virginia Creepers / JE Feazell & Th’ Dive Bar Stars at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Hustle Souls at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, January 21

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Roanoke Regional Writers Conference at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Connect with other writers and learn more about fiction and nonfiction, journalism, editing, publishing, poetry, and more. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Sale at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • Noon — Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Tinker Creek Transfer Station (1020 Hollins Rd. NE, Roanoke). Registration required. Visit this link to register in advance.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — The LEAP Community Gardens and The Noke Training LLC host a “Get Fit for Gardeners” collaborative event at the Noke Training (711 Salem Ave SW). Trainers at The Noke are crafting functional fitness exercises and stretches that are especially beneficial for farmers, gardeners, and anyone who “works out” doing yard work.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: J. Hatfield & Khegan McLane at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Going Acoustic featuring Lucy the Spy, The Stray Lions, and Yearning at Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Bar (1916 Memorial Ave., Roanoke).
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Birmingham Bulls at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Grave Mistakes— A Haunted Love Story” 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. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) Live music: Runaway Gin– A Tribute to Phish at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Cold Chocolate with Amanda Bocchi at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: The Worx at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium (1135 Vineyard Rd., Vinton). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Live music: Rich Homie Quan performing live at Tajzmah’s Lounge (434 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Charissa Joy & The High Frequency at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, January 22

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Sale at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Ice Bumper Cars at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — Live music: Mason Creek at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem). For more information, visit this link.
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — The Greater Virginia Bridal Show presented by Virginia Bride Magazine at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Talk to knowledgeable vendors, sample cakes, and enjoy a bridal fashion show. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 2 p.m. — “Grave Mistakes— A Haunted Love Story” presented by the 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works at Hollins University’s theatre (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 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).
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Jstop Latin Soul at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem). For more information, visit this link.

Monday, January 23

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke City School Board: 2023-2024 Budget Workshop meeting at the Roanoke City School Administration Building (40 Douglass Ave. NW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Golden Cactus Pub Run starting at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 5th St. SW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Irish Jam Band at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Eureka Recreation Center Redevelopment Community Engagement meeting hosted by Roanoke Parks and Recreation and VMDO Architects at Roanoke Academy for Math & Science (1616 19th St. NW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, January 24

  • 4:30 p.m. — “From Myth to Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation by Ira Knight” will be performed and followed by an audience discussion. The one-man play is free and open to the public, at Roanoke College's Antrim Chapel (236 High St.).
  • 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Annie” at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “An Evening with Kevin Young” at Moss Arts Center (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). A groundbreaking voice of his generation, poet Kevin Young is the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and poetry editor of the New Yorker, where he hosts the poetry podcast. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m. — Lecture: “One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret: Seeking Environmental Justice for Rural and Marginalized Communities” by Catherine Coleman Flowers, as part of the Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series at Roanoke College’s Colket Student Center (parking located at 255 High St., Salem). Find more information at this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE featuring Jaret Stout with special guests at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, January 25

  • 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. — Shuttle to Snowshoe with Roanoke Mountain Adventures. The shuttle leaves from their Roanoke shop (806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke) at 6:30 a.m. and does not include food or gear rental. Participants must be age 18 or older or 8 and up with an adult. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to Noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Williamson Road Branch Public Library (3837 Williamson Rd. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. — Lunchtime Talk: “Getting it Together: Understanding Multicultural Communication” presented by Jordan B. Wescott, MS, NCC at the Roanoke Higher Educational Center, room 411 (108 N Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 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.
  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6) — Live music: Palmyra at The Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) Live music: Falco & Book Play Jerry Garcia at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.