Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 6/1 to 6/8.

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

Concert-goers attend 1964 The Tribute Live at Festival in the Park in Roanoke's Elmwood Park on Sunday, May 29, 2022. PHOTO BY LINDSEY HULL. Have a "recognizably Roanoke" photo for Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com for a chance to be featured in this space.

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. We list events chronologically. Want to see different formatting/information? Let us know! This weekly listing is accessible to non-subscribers. 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

  • June 2 through June 5 — Moving Wall presented by American Legion Post 62 at Crazy Horse Marina (400 Crazy Horse Dr., Moneta). This is a half-size replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which has toured the country for the last thirty-plus years. Find more information at this link.
  • Through June 5 —  VA Blue Ridge Yarn Crawl at various locations. Celebrate a shared love of fiber craft with this annual event, which showcases eleven yarn shops on a self-guided tour. Each shop will feature an exclusive colorway from a Virginia-based indie dyer. Find more information at this link.
  • May 28 through August 14 — T-Rex Trail at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway), to benefit Center in the Square and Explore Park. Open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), this half-mile wooded path includes 18 animatronic dinosaurs from four different eras, a dino-dig pit, and photo opportunities. For more information and operating hours, visit this link. ($)
  • Treasures of American Art from the W. Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Art Collection at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). This exhibit showcases more than 90 pieces of artwork from the private collection of Heywood and Cynthia Fralin. Landscapes, portraits, and still life paintings by such illustrious American artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keefe, Norman Rockwell, and John Singer Sargent, among many others, will be on view. For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, June 1

  • 10 a.m. — City of Roanoke Pension Plan Board of Trustees Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building’s EOC Conference Room (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 p.m. — Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Audit Committee at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Yo.Go.Play presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). This will be an evening of therapeutic movement and meditation that can help relieve stress and open your heart to joy. Register by noon the day of the event. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 p.m. — The Big Run hosted by Fleet Feet at Fallon Park (2116 Dale Ave., Roanoke), to benefit Project Forward. This is the sixth year for the annual 5k, which celebrates Global Running Day. Visit this link for more information and to sign up. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: In Her Own Voice, featuring Alma Ensemble with Sound Impact at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Alma Ensemble is dedicated to championing women in music, education, and creating connection through music. This show will highlight female musicians and composers, and will feature the world premiere performance of a new work by Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Michael & The Pentacost at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, June 2

  • 10 a.m. — Walk and Talk presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Countryside Park/ Lick Run Greenway (2365 Ranch Rd. NW, Roanoke). For questions or more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach, at (540) 983-4053 or communityoutreach@carilionclinic.org.
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: The Bogies presented by Party at the Pavilion at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). This is a family friendly event. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park with The Embers featuring Craig Woolward presented by Q99 and Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Aloha Eddie and Osoro’s Kitchen will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic dinner options. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, fourth floor (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m.. — R&B Karaoke by DJ Showtime at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — The Petty Hearts: The National Tom Petty Tribute Show at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Charissa & The High Frequency at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, June 3

  • 10:30 a.m — CyberSummit presented by Responsive Technology Partners at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: The Dundies presented by First Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.). This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Late Nights: Pickin’ on the Patio at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave., SE, Roanoke). This event will feature a performance by Easy Pickins and an interactive jam session. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 to 10 p.m. — Ramble Weekend at Waid Park (701 Waid Park Rd., Rocky Mount). Friday night will feature River of Lights Night Tubing, live music, and yard games. Find more information, including a complete schedule, at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Carilion Clinic’s IRONKIDS Virginia Fun Run at River’s Edge Sports Complex (100 Reserve Ave., SW, Roanoke). Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: The Outlaws at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Five Dollar Shake at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Breakfast at Noon at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Alabama with Very Special Guest Scotty McCreery at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: Big Gorgeous / Minus July / Dover & The Elevators / Asylum 213 at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Parker McCollum with Walker Montgomery at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). One of this summer’s hottest country hits comes to Roanoke as part of PLAY Roanoke’s 2022 Elmwood Park Summer Concert Series. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Company Stores at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, June 4

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — BOCO Wild at Buchanan Town Park (485 Lowe St., Buchanan). This event will highlight the many outdoor opportunities available in Botetourt. Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Ramble Weekend at Waid Park (701 Waid Park Rd., Rocky Mount). Saturday will feature River of Lights Night Tubing, the Pigg River Ramble (4 mile float), flat footin’, live music, a Creek Freaks skills clinic, a guided trail run, and yard games, among other activities. Find more information, including a complete schedule, at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Be Her Village: Navigating Motherhood– Women’s Resource Summit presented by Huddle Up Moms at Carilion Virginia Tech School of Medicine (2 Riverside Cir, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Hermitage Homecoming celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “The Waltons” with special guest Michael Learned of “The Waltons,” at Hermitage Roanoke (1009 Old Country Club Road, NW, Roanoke), to benefit the Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley. The day will feature a cookout, live music, and a meet and greet with Michael Learned, who played Olivia on “The Waltons.” For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sidewalk Art Show presented by the Taubman Museum of Art at Wells Fargo Plaza and surrounding areas (26 Salem Ave., SE, Roanoke). Find original paintings, prints, watercolors, etchings, mixed media, fine art photographs, fine crafts, and sculpture for your home. Visit this link for more information.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food and Cultural Tour hosted by Tour Roanoke. Meet at the Hotel Roanoke, main lobby (110 Shenandoah Ave. SW, Roanoke). Accompanied by local tour guides, visit six iconic restaurants in downtown Roanoke, while learning about our city’s rich cultural history. For more information and to book in advance, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Summer Salsa with JStop Latin Soul (Quintet) at Starr Hill Brewing & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Fuzzy Logic presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Floorboards at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: KC and the Sunshine Band with the Village People at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Five Dollar Shake at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, June 5

  • 6 a.m to 4 p.m. — IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge, which will take place across the Roanoke Valley. The finish line, Ironman Village, and a spectator watch party will be at River’s Edge North (100 Reserve Ave., SW, Roanoke). For a complete course map and spectator details, visit this link.
  • 8 a.m. to Noon. — Ramble Weekend at Waid Park (701 Waid Park Rd., Rocky Mount). Sunday morning will feature a float, breakfast, and live music. Find more information, including a complete schedule, at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sidewalk Art Show presented by the Taubman Museum of Art at Wells Fargo Plaza and surrounding areas (26 Salem Ave., SE, Roanoke). Find original paintings, prints, watercolors, etchings, mixed media, fine art photographs, fine crafts, and sculpture for your home. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Palmyra the Band at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke).

Monday, June 6

  • 9 a.m. — Roanoke City Council Meeting Briefings in the City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 11 a.m. (Gates open at 10) — 78th Anniversary of D-Day presentation at the National D-Day Memorial (3 Overlord Circle, Bedford). Dr. John C. McManus will be the keynote speaker and the day will feature live music from the 29th Division Band, living historians, and a wreath laying. Admission will be free until noon. Visit this link for more information.
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Monday Night Games & Vinyl at Crystal Spring Grocery Co. (2205 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). Bring your friends to unwind, play board games, and listen to vinyl. The store has a selection of both, but you’re also welcome to bring your own. Find more information 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 p.m. — Live music: Palmyra the Band at Starr Hill Brewing & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).

Tuesday, June 7

  • 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.
  • 5:45 p.m. — The Famous Tuesday Night Beer Ride, starting at Twin Creeks Brewing Co. (111 S Pollard St., Vinton). Ride the 20 mile regular or lowlander options, and return to Twin Creeks for a burger and a brew when you’re finished. Find more information here.
  • 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.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, June 8

  • 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 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates in room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Anthony Wayne Vibe at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.