Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 3/16 to 3/23.

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

A view of a foggy Mill Mountain from the balcony of the Taubman Museum of Art in 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER BERRY. 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. 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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Wednesday, March 16

  • 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.
  • 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: Jack Marion & the Pearls Snap Prophets at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, March 17

  • 8 a.m. — Salem-Roanoke County Chamber Annual Business Awards Breakfast at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). This event will recognize the Citizen of the Year, local heroes, community members, and winners of the Chamber’s small and large business, regional business, and non-profit organizations of the year. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy coffee or a mimosa and network with other Chamber members. Music will be provided by bagpiper Dr. Robert T. Copenhaver. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 3 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority Meeting at 601 S. Jefferson St. SW, Roanoke.
  • 7 p.m. — Country Club Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Opera Roanoke: A Way With Words at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). This event celebrates Black voices in music and poetry and will feature performances by poet Terrance Hayes and composer Tyshawn Sorey. A brief interview with both artists will follow. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. —  Live music: St. Pat’s Bash with JoJo Stockton and Solacoustix at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, March 18

  • 5 to 8 p.m. — Live Music: Becky and the Boom Booms at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd St. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Macon Mayhem, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Travis Tritt with Franklin County’s own Crawford & Power at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Jimmy Fortune at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Jared Stout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, March 19

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Shamrock Festival hosted by Downtown Roanoke, Inc. in the Wells Fargo Plaza behind the City Market Building in Downtown Roanoke (26 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Features live music, adult beverages. For more information, visit this link.
  • 1 to 10 p.m. — St. Patrick’s Day Party at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Chad Nickel & The Loose Change will play from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 p.m. — Forkapalooza 2022 at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave. SW, Roanoke). Live Music featuring: Erin & the Wildfire, Jordan Harmon Band, and Jojo Stockton & Solacoustix. For more information, visit this link.
  • 3 p.m. — Roanoke Rampage vs. Chicago Blaze at the Salem Stadium (1008 Texas St., Salem). The Roanoke Rampage is a police and fire football team which also seeks to raise money for local charities. This football game will benefit the West End Center. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on game day. Kids 8 and under receive free admission with a paying adult. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Wednesday Night Titans with Gak at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Inspired by 1980s-era wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Dusty Rhodes, this is an over-the-top show featuring a fusion-fueled soundtrack of instrumental profundity. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Jazz with Samara Joy presented by the Jefferson Center in Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Macon Mayhem, featuring Weiner Dawg Races, at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Plate Scrapers at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, March 20

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Dog Bowl Market at Black Dog Salvage (902 13th St. SW, Roanoke). Enjoy live music, wine, food, and guest vendors. For more information, visit this link.
  • 8 p.m. — Langhorn Slim with Riddy Arman at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Steve Forbert at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Playing an anacoustic guitar and harmonica, Forbert’s music features a roots-rock approach. For more information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, March 21

  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council regular agenda meeting at City Council chambers in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council public hearings meeting at City Council chambers in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, March 22

  • 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.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bard and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, March 23

  • 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.
  • 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: Mystik Fool at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.