Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 3/30 to 4/6.

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

Spring has begun to ~bloom~ in Roanoke, as on these cherry trees in the Wasena neighborhood March 26, 2022. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU FOR THE ROANOKE RAMBLER

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

  • Last Week! (Ends Sunday, April 3) — Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave., Roanoke). This exhibit features over 60 costumes, plus sketches and ephemera from Ruth E. Carter’s career as a costume designer for the silver screen, including stunning examples of costume design from movies such as Black Panther, Coming 2 America, and Malcolm X. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • Through Saturday, April 9 — The Other Side of the Mountain: Life in the Catawba Valley at The Salem Museum (801 E. Main St., Salem). This exhibit is based on the book Echoes from Catawba by Rev. Ted Carroll, and explores everyday life from the time the Native Americans first settled the area through the installation of modern-day institutions. Visit this link for hours and details.

Wednesday, March 30

  • 3:30 p.m. — Envision Your Future, presented by the Small Business Development Center at Roanoke EnVision Center (2624 Salem Turnpike NW., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — For the Love of Hip-Hop Concert featuring Tall Black Guy and Ozay Moore presented by Mind of Mosma Design and Roanoke Public Libraries Foundation at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Also featuring Stimulator Jones, Deray, Ta Ye the Truth, Ann Artist, Najee Koncept, and G.I. Wonder. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, March 31

  • 5 p.m. — EntreprenueHER Kickoff Event presented by the Roanoke Small Business Development Corporation, featuring keynote speaker Charese Chambers, at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 8:30 pm. — Live music: Jared Stout Trio Live at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Palmyra the Band at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Country Club Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 8 p.m. — Pokey LaFarge at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information and to purchase tickets, check out this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Moon Over Buffalo” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd,. Troutville). A middle-aged couple looks for their big break at a rundown theatre in this laugh-a-minute comedy. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble at Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ranford Almond at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, April 1

  • 5 p.m. — The Wizard of Oz presented by the Ferrum College Theatre Arts Department at Ferrum College (215 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum). Follow the yellow brick road to this enchanting spring production. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Cliff Cash LIVE at The Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave., Roanoke). Highlighting the art of stand up comedy, this show is a joint production of the Taubman Museum, The 110 Society, and Alternative Arts Inc. For more information and to purchase tickets, see this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30) — Live music: Toubab Krewe w. Bajah, and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). This is Night One of Neomania - a Celebration of the New Moon, an outdoor street concert presented by 5PTS Outdoors. Visit this link for more information and to buy your tickets. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Knoxville Ice Bears, at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Tommy presents The Honor Show at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Formerly known as Star-Citi this rapper, songwriter, and musician will be accompanied by Reach1, DatBoyMj, & Jonsheyi. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Moon Over Buffalo” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd,. Troutville). A middle-aged couple looks for their big break at a rundown theatre in this laugh-a-minute comedy. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live at the Penthouse Spring Party featuring Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, to benefit Center in the Square (1 Market St., Roanoke). This rooftop concert is a 21 and up event. Purchase tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Hogslop String Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: 5PTS Afterparty: Lespecial inside 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Night One of Neomania - a Celebration of the New Moon continues inside the sanctuary with this late-night concert. Visit this link for more information and to buy your tickets. ($)

Saturday, April 2

  • 9 a.m. — Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k, part of the RNUTS race series. This race features some steep climbs followed by breathtaking descents. The pre-race meeting and starting line will be at the Mill Mountain Star Trail parking lot on Riverland Rd (1207 Riverland Road, Roanoke). Register early at this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food and Cultural Tour hosted by Tour Roanoke. Meet at the Hotel Roanoke, main lobby (110 Shenandoah Ave. SW, Roanoke). Accompanied by local tour guides, visit six iconic restaurants in downtown Roanoke, while learning about our city’s rich cultural history. For more information and to book in advance, visit this link. ($)
  • Noon — Live Music: 5PTS Outdoors: Neomania– a Celebration of the New Moon at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Throughout the day, this outdoor street concert will feature performances by War Chile, Y.H.A.L.E., and Empty Bottles. When the sun goes down, stick around to hear Freekbass & Bump Assembly w. Marcus Rezak. There will be food trucks on site, and the Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing Center will be there with their mobile testing clinic.Visit this link for all the details and to buy your tickets. Kids 12 and under receive free admission. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Moon Over Buffalo” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd,. Troutville). A middle-aged couple looks for their big break at a rundown theatre in this laugh-a-minute comedy. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — The Wizard of Oz presented by the Ferrum College Theatre Arts Department at Ferrum College (215 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum). Follow the yellow brick road to this enchanting spring production. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Hallomatt at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem).
  • 7 p.m. — Wren Masters Concert at Floyd Center for the Arts (220 Parkway Ln S., Floyd). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Final Game: Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Knoxville Ice Bears, at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Kentucky Ruckus at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, April 3

  • 2:30 p.m. — “Moon Over Buffalo” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd,. Troutville). A middle-aged couple looks for their big break at a rundown theatre in this laugh-a-minute comedy. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — The Wizard of Oz presented by the Ferrum College Theatre Arts Department at Ferrum College (215 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum). Follow the yellow brick road to this enchanting spring production. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Spring is Sprung Family Drag Dinner at The Park (615 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Mosaic for Earth: 250 musicians will play the world premiere of Dwight Bigler's new composition, which celebrates the wonders of nature and explores humanity's impact on the environment and responsibility towards it. Performed by the Virginia Tech Choirs, VT Philharmonic Orchestra, Blacksburg Master Chorale and Blacksburg Children's Chorale in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre at Moss Arts Center (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, April 4

  • 9 a.m. — Roanoke City Council work session meeting at City Council chambers in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Welcome the Light! A Collaborative Concert presented by the Alma Ensemble at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave., Roanoke). Featuring the Patrick Henry High School and William Fleming High School Orchestras, this world premiere will unveil a new commission by renowned composer Deborah Baker Monday. For more information, visit this link.

Tuesday, April 5

  • 6 p.m. — 5PTS WORKSHOP: Family Planning & Lifelong Care at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). This free workshop will empower families, caregivers, and advocates who are caring for dependents who are differently abled. Special topics of discussion will include financial planning, navigating the waiver system, and planning for the future. This event is free, with a suggested donation. Find more information and reserve your seat 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. ($)
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — Free Yoga for the People at the main Roanoke Public Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Henhouse Prowlers at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). This quartet considers themselves Bluegrass ambassadors, fusing folksy American tunes with international elements that they have developed during their world tours. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, April 6

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: BoomBox w. cryptoWAVEradio at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Moon Over Buffalo” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd,. Troutville). A middle-aged couple looks for their big break at a rundown theatre in this laugh-a-minute comedy. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Laid Back Country Picker at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.