Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 4/13 to 4/20.

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

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, April 13

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 2022 Senior Fun & Health Fair Day hosted by Richfield Living and Elder Care Solutions at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). This event is geared toward Seniors age 55 and over and will feature vendors, samples, and information to assist in making decisions about your daily life and future. Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Dan Zlotnick & Justin Golden at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates Meeting in Room 309 in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St. SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “All the Natalie Portmans” presented by the Hollins University Theatre Department (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Too smart, “too gay”, and too lonely to fit in, sixteen year old Keyonna escapes into a world of rom-coms, red carpets, and all the iconic characters played by her muse, Natalie Portman. Hollins Theatre is excited to welcome Yusef Seevers, a queer and BIPOC identifying, West African dance master teacher, musician, and “joyologist” as a guest director for this show. For more information visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — The Price is Right, Live! at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Come on down for your chance to win big at The Price is Right! Bringing the fun of the live TV show to audiences in Roanoke, this evening will be full of games and prizes. Arrive early to register to play. Visit this link for more information, including official rules. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening Night for “In the Heights” on the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This Tony-Award winning musical, written by famed Lin-Manuel Mirand (of “Hamilton” fame), tells the story of Bodega owner Usavi and his friend’s dream, hope, and work for a better future. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — James McMurtry with Melissa Anderson at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: EG Vines at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, April 14

  • 5 p.m. — Meet the Cardinal Ambassadors at Cardinal Bicycle (1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Meet Cardinal’s newest team of ambassadors and learn about the region’s amazing cycling opportunities. Happy hour prices and bar menu available. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Youth Athletics Review Board Meeting in Conference Room 304 in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Whitehall presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival 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: The Jared Stout Band presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Charissa Joy & the High Frequency presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave., NW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting at The Green Goat (802 Wiley Dr. SW., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 7 and 9 p.m. — Joel Ross Good Vibes at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). Performing twice, Ross will treat audiences to an evening of jazz featuring his vibraphone talents. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Country Club Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live Music: Will Overman with Special Guest Sam Foster presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Blending folk, pop, country, and rock n roll, Overman’s musical compositions feature a storytelling-aesthetic. Find tickets and more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “All the Natalie Portmans” presented by the Hollins University Theatre Department (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Too smart, “too gay”, and too lonely to fit in, sixteen year old Keyonna escapes into a world of rom-coms, red carpets, and all the iconic characters played by her muse, Natalie Portman. Hollins Theatre is excited to welcome Yusef Seevers, a queer and BIPOC identifying, West African dance master teacher, musician, and “joyologist” as a guest director for this show. For more information visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: The Nth Power w. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Nth Power will bring New Orleans’ deep funk and groove to the stage in this dynamic show. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “In the Heights” on the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This Tony-Award winning musical, written by famed Lin-Manuel Mirand (of “Hamilton” fame), tells the story of Bodega owner Usavi and his friend’s dream, hope, and work for a better future. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Kristin Chenowith “For the Girls” at Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — “Cats” at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Cats” tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Visit this link to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — Moniker Live at The Park (615 Salem Ave., SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Dale and the Zdubs presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Friday, April 15

  • 11:30 a.m. — Lunch with Leaders presented by The Latinas Network at the Williamson Road Library, featuring special guest Zuheil Alvarez Cortez (3837 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Cortez will speak about her work in the autism community. Register early, as space is limited. For more information and to register, visit this link.
  • 4 p.m. — Live music at Elmwood Park presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke).. Lineup includes: Macklyn and the Homies (4 p.m.), Lazy Man Dub Band (5:30 p.m.), BLNDRS (7 p.m.). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Charissa Joy & the High Frequency presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Sweet Donkey Coffee House (2108 Broadway Ave., SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: The Jive Exchange presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave., NW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Michael & The Pentecost presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Peter Pan Jr., presented by Virginia Children’s Theatre at North Cross School’s Fishburn Auditorium (4254 Colonial Ave., Roanoke). Pledge to never grow up with Wendy, Peter, and the Lost Boys at this Kids on Stage production. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “In the Heights” on the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This Tony-Award winning musical, written by famed Lin-Manuel Mirand (of “Hamilton” fame), tells the story of Bodega owner Usavi and his friend’s dream, hope, and work for a better future. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “All the Natalie Portmans” presented by the Hollins University Theatre Department (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Too smart, “too gay”, and too lonely to fit in, sixteen year old Keyonna escapes into a world of rom-coms, red carpets, and all the iconic characters played by her muse, Natalie Portman. Hollins Theatre is excited to welcome Yusef Seevers, a queer and BIPOC identifying, West African dance master teacher, musician, and “joyologist” as a guest director for this show. For more information visit this link.
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Zach Wiley & Seanmichael Poff presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Local Roanoke songwriters join forces for an intimate acoustic evening. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Travis Reigh at The Hangout Sports Bar and Lounge (7717 Williamson Rd., Roanoke).
  • 9 p.m. — ’90s Party with DJ Judd at Olde Salem Brewing Company (21 E. Main St., Salem). For more information, visit this link.
  • 9 p.m. — Live music: The Mums presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Fork in the Market (32 Market Square, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Lady Couch presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, April 16

  • 7:35 a.m — Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, Star 10K, and Family 1-Miler presented by Roanoke Outside Foundation. This race, billed as America’s Toughest Road Races, starts in front of The Patrick Henry in Downtown Roanoke, (611 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke) winds its way up Roanoke Mountain and Mill Mountain, traverses some of Roanoke’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and ends in Elmwood Park. For race details, including course maps and participant tracking, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 21st Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival at Green Hill Park (2500 Green Hill Park Rd., Salem). Welcome spring with the family at this wholesome annual tradition, featuring kite demos from the Richmond Air Force Kite Club, arts and crafts for kids, food trucks, and vendors. This event will be held rain or shine. Find more information at this link.
  • 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. — Peter Pan Jr., presented by Virginia Children’s Theatre at North Cross School’s Fishburn Auditorium (4254 Colonial Ave., Roanoke). Pledge to never grow up with Wendy, Peter, and the Lost Boys at this Kids on Stage production. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • Noon to 8 p.m. — Spring Bull Blast Dog Show at the Berglund Special Events Center. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. — Live music: Billingsly presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 and 4:30 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). af
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — “In the Heights” on the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This Tony-Award winning musical, written by famed Lin-Manuel Mirand (of “Hamilton” fame), tells the story of Bodega owner Usavi and his friend’s dream, hope, and work for a better future. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 3 p.m. — Live music: Brady Heck (Solo, from the Holy Rollers) presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Fork in the Market (32 Market Square, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Live music: Cinematheque at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem).
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Dropping Julia presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave., NW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “All the Natalie Portmans” presented by the Hollins University Theatre Department (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Too smart, “too gay”, and too lonely to fit in, sixteen year old Keyonna escapes into a world of rom-coms, red carpets, and all the iconic characters played by her muse, Natalie Portman. Hollins Theatre is excited to welcome Yusef Seevers, a queer and BIPOC identifying, West African dance master teacher, musician, and “joyologist” as a guest director for this show. For more information visit this link.
  • 8 p.m. — Draftworks: A Salon Showing at Hollins University’s Botetourt Hall (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). This showcase features M.F.A. Dance in Year Residency dance artists as they exhibit new dance and performance work which push the boundaries for dance and performance. Find more information at this link.
  • 8:30 p.m. — Live music: The Wallflowers presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase tickets here. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Fork in the Market (32 Market Square, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Wilson Springs Hotel presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, April 17

  • 9 a.m. — Blue Ridge Slow-K presented by the Roanoke Outside Foundation (Rivers Edge South, 302 Wiley Dr. SW., Roanoke). This fun, un-timed 5k run features a slow start and ends with coffee and donuts, encouraging participants to connect with other runners and race organizers. Find more information and sign up at this link. ($)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: The Thrillbillyz presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 4 p.m. — Live music: Jordan Harman Band presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 4 p.m. — Live music: Brady Heck presented by the Down by Downtown Music Festival at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave., NW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Monday, April 18

  • 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 to 9 p.m. — Live Irish Music Session at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council public hearings at City Council chambers in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, April 19

  • 7:30 a.m. — Legislative Wrap-Up 2022 presented by Appalachian Power, with the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. Visit this link for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 p.m. — Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Advisory Meeting in Conference Room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. 215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Business Speaker Series - The Future of Business Education at The Shenandoah Club, featuring an update on Virginia Tech’s Global Business and Analytics Complex. Find more information and purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5:45 p.m. — The Famous Tuesday Night Beer Ride, starting at Twin Creeks Brewing Co. (111 S Pollard St., Vinton). Ride the 20 mile regular or lowlander options, and return to Twin Creeks for a burger and a brew when you’re finished. Find more information here.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Charleston RiverDogs at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: A Plus of The Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief & El Da Sensei of Artifacts at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). American rappers come together for an evening of music. Purchase your tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 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 20

  • 10 a.m. — “In the Heights” on the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This Tony-Award winning musical, written by famed Lin-Manuel Mirand (of “Hamilton” fame), tells the story of Bodega owner Usavi and his friend’s dream, hope, and work for a better future. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 2 to 8 p.m. — Cannabis Family Reunion presented by Bodhi Lounge at The WellNest (16 Church Ave W., Roanoke). This expo-style celebration of cannabis seeks to help educate the community and will feature Cannabis-based and cannabis-inspired businesses, educators, and organizations will be offering classes, products, and services to nurture your medicinal and recreational cannabis use and home cultivation. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 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.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — The Thrillbillyz - Romp Rising! Album Release Party at The Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Kemistry at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.