Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 3/9 to 3/16.

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

The Roanoke City Market Building as seen from the roof of Center in the Square in October 2021. 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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Wednesday, March 9

  • 4 p.m. — Mill Mountain Advisory Board in Conference Room 304 in 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 (110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke). For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates Meeting in Room 309 in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — 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: Denny Zinger at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, March 10

  • 5:30 p.m. — Youth Advocates Review Board Meeting in Conference Room 304 in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. 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 p.m. — Casting Crowns with We Are Messengers and Jonathan Traylor, presented by Compassion International at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Jared Stout Band at Three Notch’d Brewing Co. (24 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Beginnings, Firsts, and the Emergence of Virginia Tech hosted by the Salem Museum Speaker Series. Virtual Event on Zoom. In celebration of Virginia Tech’s 150th Anniversary. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Nefesh Mountain at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Playing a blend of Americana, Appalachian bluegrass, old-time, Celtic folk, and eastern European music, this band sells out venues from Atlanta to Chicago to New York City. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Sons of Paradise at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, March 11

  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Roanoke Valley SPCA Best in Show Opening Reception at the City Market Building (32 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). This event features an exhibit of animal art in a variety of mediums by local artists, benefiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Vote on your favorite pieces, or purchase new artwork for your home. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jesse Ray Carter Duo at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Loverboy at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Nice Couch at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, March 12

  • 9 a.m. — Montvale Park 8.4 & 5 Milers, part of Mountain Junkie’s RNUTS race series. This race begins at Montvale Park (1092 Marketplace Drive, Montvale). For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Roanoke Valley SPCA Best in Show at the City Market Building (32 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). This event features an exhibit of animal art in a variety of mediums by local artists, benefiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Vote on your favorite pieces, or purchase new artwork for your home. For more information, visit this link.
  • DELAYED until March 19; Kids Zone canceled: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Shamrock Festival hosted by Downtown Roanoke, Inc. in the Wells Fargo Plaza behind the City Market Building in Downtown Roanoke (26 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Features live music, adult beverages, and the Freedom First Kids Zone (in Market Square from Noon to 3 p.m.). For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Corned Beef & Co Celtic Celebration (107 S. Jefferson St. Roanoke). Enjoy live Celtic music, food specials, indoor DJs, beer tents, and an outdoor street party. Performers include Acadamh Rince na hÉireann, Brian Coughlan, Albemarle Pipe Band, Kinfolk, and Duada. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. — Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Roanoke. Begins on Jefferson Street at Elm Avenue, continues to Campbell Avenue, and ends at Williamson Road. This year’s event will feature the Budweiser Clydesdales. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. — St. Pat’s Street Party at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). An all-day event featuring an outdoor beer garden and an evening of live music, with performances from The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Sexbruise?, The Wooks, Audacity Brass Band, Villanova, Half Moon, GOTE, Empty Bottles, and the Eric Wayne Band. For more information, including specific performance times, and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • Noon to 2 p.m. — K92’s Shamrock Bash at Awful Arthur’s (108 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). Chances to win cash and prizes from the Virginia Lottery. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Matt Mullins and the Bringdowns at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Sunday, March 13

  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Roanoke Valley SPCA Best in Show at the City Market Building (32 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke). This event features an exhibit of animal art in a variety of mediums by local artists, benefiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Vote on your favorite pieces, or purchase new artwork for your home. For more information, visit this link.
  • 3 p.m. — Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Presents Transcendent Mozart at the Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). This performance will also feature the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Chorus. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — A Wee Bit O’ Murder at Well Hung Vineyard (402 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). This is a St. Patrick’s Day themed murder mystery event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Disney Drag Dinner at The Park Dance Club (615 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, March 14

  • 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Ben Sollee at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Sollee is an Emmy Award-winning cellist, songwriter, and storyteller who has captivated audiences for the last twenty years. More information can be found at this link. ($)

Tuesday, March 15

  • 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 to 9 a.m. — “The State of Innovation,” Virginia’s Blue Ridge Series, hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Vinton War Memorial (814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission Meeting in the Economic Development Conference Room in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board Meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. 215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to learn more about the Fair Housing Board, visit this link.
  • 5:30 pm. — Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Advisory Meeting in Conference Room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. 215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 7 p.m. — “Rites of Retaliation: Civilizations, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War” online lecture and discussion by Dr. Lorien Foote, hosted by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. For more information and to register, visit this link.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bard and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Seph Custer & the Flatbreaks at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

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.