Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 1/3 to 1/10.

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

  • Jan. 5 to Jan. 7 — Stampede Championship Rodeo at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)

Wednesday, January 3

  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Tim Martin and Brian Wheeling at Brambleton Deli (3655 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). 
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Buddy & the Blackjacks at The Coffee Pot (2902 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). Playing classic songs from Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, and more… 
  • 10 p.m. — Karaoke Night at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link

Thursday, January 4

  • 5:30 p.m. — Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board meeting in the conference room at the Main Library (706 S. Jefferson St.) For more information, contact Katie Hedrick, at (540) 853-1283 or by email: Kathryn.Hedrick@roanokeva.gov
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, January 5

  • 4 to 8 p.m. — Vision Board Workshop presented by Latinas Network at 4365 Starkey Rd., Roanoke. Find more information and hold your place at this link
  • 5 to 9 p.m — Late Nights: Kizouk Dance Night at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave., SE, Roanoke). Learn the basic steps for the Kizomba and Brazilian Zouk dances. Visit this link for more information. 
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Mike Oregano at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). 
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Birmingham Bulls (First Responder Night) at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($) 
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Phat Anchovies with Buddy & the Blackjacks at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, January 6

  • 9 a.m. — 15th Annual Frozen Toe 10k presented by J Randolph Clements D.P.M. on the Chestnut Ridge Trail, starting at New Hope Christian Church (4229 Welcome Valley Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to register. ($)
  • (Postponed to Saturday, Feb. 3) 5 to 7 p.m. — Roanoke community fundraiser for Palestinians with families in Gaza, featuring food, art, entertainment and poetry at Brambleton Center (3738 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). All are welcome. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Knoxville Ice Bears (90s Cover Band Night) at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($) 
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Summer of George Variety Party Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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 7

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Sweat & Strengthen Mat Pilates class presented by Club Pilates at Hotel Roanoke (110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). Find more information and hold your place at 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 8 

  • 1:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Planning Commission meeting in city council chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Books and Beans Book Club presented by Book No Further at Little Green Hive (1402 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). The selection for the month is "American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang, a Light-hearted graphic novel that looks at the struggles of a "third-culture" kid. Find more information and purchase the book to read in advance by visiting this link

Tuesday, January 9

  • 6:30 p.m. — Roanoke City School Board meeting at Patrick Henry High School (2102 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). 
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Roanoke Civil War Roundtable in the chapel at Friendship Retirement Community (397 Hershberger Rd., Roanoke). 
  • 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 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).
  • 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

Ongoing Festive Events

  • Through Jan. 5 — Bedford Festival of Trees at the Bedford Welcome Center (816 Burks Hill Rd., Bedford). This year’s theme is “Oh Christmas Tree.” Find more information at this link
  • Through Jan. 7 — Barbie at the Museum at the Botetourt County Historical Society (26 E. Main St., Fincastle). To coincide with Botetourt County’s Tinsel Trail, the museum will display a collection of Holiday Barbies from the 1960s through the 2000s. Find more information at this link.
  • 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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