Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 4/20 to 4/27.

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 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 Miranda (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. ($)
  • 10 a.m. — Raising of the Ukrainian flag at Freedom Plaza (202 Church Ave SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 to 8 p.m. — Cannabis Family Reunion presented by Bodhi Lounge at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). This expo-style celebration of cannabis seeks to help educate the community and will feature Cannabis-based and cannabis-inspired businesses, educators, and organizations will be offering classes, products, and services to nurture your medicinal and recreational cannabis use and home cultivation. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Diversity on Top, a networking event presented by the Diverse Professionals Network at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (Carilion Upper Patio and Atrium, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke). Diverse professionals who live, work, and serve in the New River and Roanoke Valley are invited to meet other diverse professionals and minority health care providers. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit this link.
  • 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. Charleston RiverDogs at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — The Thrillbillyz - Romp Rising! Album Release Party at The Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.  ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Kemistry at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, April 21

  • 3 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority Meeting at 601 S. Jefferson St. SW., Roanoke.
  • 4 p.m. — 200 Plan Open House, Cave Spring and Clearbrook, hosted by Roanoke County at Cave Spring Elementary School (5404 Springlawn Ave., Roanoke). Citizens are invited to review draft goals and recommendation options based on feedback received through Roanoke County community engagement last fall. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 p.m. — Thursday Overtime presented by Tech Squared and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce at Montano’s International Restaurant (7813, 3733 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke). 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.
  • 7 p.m. — Tedeschi Trucks– Fireside Live with Ray Zaragoza at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). 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. — “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 Miranda (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. — Authors Anna Caritj and Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry in the Green Drawing Room, Main Building at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Guests may attend via livestream or in-person (with proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster) For more information, visit this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Charissa Joy & the High Frequency at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, April 22

  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix at Starr Hill Roanoke Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Baby Shark Live at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Baby Shark and friend Pinkford join up to sing and dance to a selection of favorite kids tunes. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jared Stout Band at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Charleston RiverDogs at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke Symphony Orchestra presents Sweet Caroline: The Music of Neil Diamond at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Neighbor with Mad Iguanas at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 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 Miranda (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. ($)
  • 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. — Live music: Floyd Trio at 2 Chill (312 2nd St., SW, Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. — Shemekia Copeland and Sugaray Rayford at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). Enjoy an evening of soulful blues. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, April 23

  • 8 a.m. — SMS Peace, Love, & Hope Run hosted by Salem Montessori School on the Mason Creek Greenway (1565 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). This year’s fun run fundraiser has a 60s theme, so come decked out in your hippy costumes. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 a.m. — Gravel Curious Camp at Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle). This two-day camp is designed to help cyclists become acquainted with riding on gravel. This is for moderately skilled and moderately fit riders. Three ride guides will be on hand to lead different groups of different abilities. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. (park opens at 9 a.m.) — Walk MS Roanoke at Rivers Edge North Complex (230 Reserve Ave. SW., Roanoke). One and Three Mile routes are available. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Angels of Assisi Pet Health Fair at the Berglund Special Events Center. Veterinarians will be on board to provide a variety of low-cost services including microchips, vaccinations, nail trims, and heartworm tests. Animals will be seen on a first come-first serve basis. No appointments are necessary. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Earth Day Roanoke presented by Big Lick Entertainment in the Grandin Village (1320 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Featuring Earth-forward vendors, crafters, businesses & ideas with live music, kids activities and fun in the historic Grandin Village.
  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Party for the Animals hosted by Clean Valley Council at Mill Mountain Zoo (Mill Mountain Spur, Roanoke). Chat with the zookeepers and celebrate Earth Day at the zoo. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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 Miranda (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. ($)
  • 6:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Charleston RiverDogs at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link.  ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Gaffer Project 10th Anniversary show featuring Lionhearted, Wind Words, Pocket Vinyl, Idle Threat, and Gaffer Project at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For the full schedule and tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Few Miles South at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Mike Oregano at Allsports Cafe Salem (120 E. Main St., Salem). Mike is a genuine one-man band, performing in a unique reggae/ jazz/ hip hop style. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Felix with Orange Power at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Enjoy a night of groove, power, and hard-hitting rock. Find more information and purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul at 2 Chill (312 2nd St., SW, Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. — Candlebox Unplugged with Whole Damn Mess at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Seedpicker at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, April 24

  • 9:30 a.m. — Gravel Curious Camp at Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle). This two-day camp is designed to help cyclists become acquainted with riding on gravel. This is for moderately skilled and moderately fit riders. Three ride guides will be on hand to lead different groups of different abilities. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — Live music: Mike Oregano at Allsports Cafe Salem (120 E. Main St., Salem). Mike is a genuine one-man band, performing in a unique reggae/ jazz/ hip hop style. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 p.m. — “In the Heights” on the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This Tony-Award winning musical, written by famed Lin-Manuel Miranda (of “Hamilton” fame), tells the story of Bodega owner Usavi and his friend’s dream, hope, and work for a better future. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5:05 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. ($)
  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6) — Downtown Divas Drag Show at Shishka Mediterranean Grill and Hookah Bar (114 Campbell Ave., SE, Roanoke). Featuring Freida Poussay and Anghelle Zhane. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Oliver Wood with Dori Freeman at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — Latin Dance Fiesta at 2 Chill (312 2nd St., SW, Roanoke). A Group Dance Lesson will be followed by a Dance Party. For more information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, April 25

  • 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 to 9 p.m. — Live Irish Music Session at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, April 26

  • 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.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Job Fair presented by the City of Salem Workforce Development Council at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Featuring job opportunities, resume workshops, and interview tips. Find more information 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 p.m. — Roanoke City Council Budget Public Hearing in City Council Chambers (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke)
  • 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, April 27

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Mint Juleps, Murder, & Mayhem at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave., NW, Roanoke). Kentucky Derby-themed murder mystery night at Twisted Track. Wear your Derby-themed attire to this interactive murder mystery event. Visit this link for more details and to purchase your advance tickets. ($)
  • 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: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.