Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 4/6 to 4/13.

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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Ongoing

  • Last Week! (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, 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Lights, Camera, Classics! Featuring the RSO Chamber Group at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). Enjoy an evening of music from the silver screen. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 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 with cryptoWAVEradio at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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.

Thursday, April 7

  • 5:30 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Spring Reception, hosted by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Women’s Skills Clinic at Cardinal Bicycle (1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). This event is free to the public, but pre registration is required. Sign up here.
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Virtual Lecture: Understanding Ukraine featuring Dr. Robert Willingham presented by the Salem Museum Speaker Series. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Country Club Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 7 p.m. — Virginia Conference on Race featuring Keynote Lecture with Dr. Morgan Smalls at Roanoke College’s Wortmann Ballroom (305 Campus Ln, Salem). Dr. Smalls uses pop culture as an entry point for conversations about race, class, gender, and power. Find more information here.
  • 7:30 p.m. — The Bachelor, Live on Stage at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Featuring your favorite cast members, this show will make audience members feel like they’ve spent an evening at the mansion. Select ladies will be hand-picked from the audience to experience what life at the mansion is really like, complete with flirtatious fun and shocking surprises. Purchase your tickets and find more information here. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Drake White & The Big Fire at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Enjoying a self-described Huck Finn type of freedom, his musician is described as equal parts warrior fighter, holy-fire reverend, and gypsy Appalachian mountain man. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Florencia & The Feeling at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, April 8

  • 9:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. — Virginia Conference on Race hosted by Roanoke College in the Colket Center, first floor (221 College Ln., Salem). Undergraduate and Graduate students will present compelling research centered around engaging diversity through different theoretical lenses. Find more information here.
  • 11 a.m. — Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Buchanan Town Park (485 Lowe St., Buchanan). Help celebrate Buchanan’s inclusion in the Tree City USA program. Following the unveiling of the town’s Arbor Day Donor’s Plaque, there will be a ceremonial planting. For more information, click here.
  • 1 to 7 p.m. — Roanoke Log Home & Timber Frame Show at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information about featured seminars and exhibitors. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Jesse Ray Carter Duo at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Free Public Ice Skating sponsored by Henritze Dental Group at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Tickets, while free, must be claimed in advance by going to the Berglund Center’s box office. Limited to 300 participants. Find more information at this link.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Opening Night, Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Star City Street Performer Expo Kickoff Party at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Enjoy a preview of the fun and festivities in store at the Star City Street Performer Expo. Some of the expo’s headliners will be performing “after dark” material you won’t see at the Elmwood Park Expo on Saturday.
  • 7 and 9 p.m. — Kat Edmonson at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). Performing twice, Edmonson will delight audiences as they enjoy a seamless blend of old and new lyrical elements. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. — Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival at Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle). Gather to hear tales from the nation’s top storytellers at this annual event. For more information, including a complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) Live Music: Tree of Forgiveness Band (Prine Tribute) w. The Floorboards at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). This evening of music will bring the memories of John Prine’s heartfelt lyrics back to life. Purchase your tickets and find more information here. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Ripejive at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, April 9

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival at Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle). Gather to hear tales from the nation’s top storytellers at this annual event. For more information, including a complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Adventure Saturday at Explore Park hosted by Roanoke County Parks and Recreation (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd., Milepost 115 Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke). Featuring expanded outdoor events, live music, and a twilight zipline experience. For more information and to see a complete schedule, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Buchanan Garden Festival (19753 Main St, Buchanan). Featuring vendors, kids activities, and a plein air art contest, this festival is a great way to welcome spring. For more information, visit this page.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Roanoke Log Home & Timber Frame Show at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information about featured seminars and exhibitors. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Star City Street Performer Expo, hosted in conjunction with Alternative Arts, Inc, at the Elmwood Park Artwalk (706 S Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring spectacular and savage circus stunts, this expo is unlike any other event you’ll find in Downtown Roanoke. Prepare to be amazed by juggling, acrobatics, comedy, contortion, unicycling and more! Find more information, including a complete lineup of performers, at this link.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Drinks, snacks, and Beth Macy at the O.Winston Link Museum (101 Shenandoah Ave. NE., Roanoke).  The “Dopesick” author will be presented the 2021 George Mason Award for contributions to Virginia journalism, and submit to an interview by former Roanoke Times colleague Ralph Berrier Jr. Purchase reception tickets at Eventbrite.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Sweet Pickles at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Black Box #3 presented by Roanoke Ballet Theatre (1318 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). This performance will highlight a variety of genres of dance. Performers will share excerpts of organic choreography and hold a discussion of the artistic process in creating Hardwig’s dance-for-camera work, River Wakes (2022.) For more information, click here. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: War Chile at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, April 10

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Roanoke Log Home & Timber Frame Show at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information about featured seminars and exhibitors. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Star City Street Performer Expo, hosted in conjunction with Alternative Arts, Inc, at the Elmwood Park Artwalk (706 S Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring spectacular and savage circus stunts, this expo is unlike any other event you’ll find in Downtown Roanoke. Prepare to be amazed by juggling, acrobatics, comedy, contortion, unicycling and more! Find more information, including a complete lineup of performers, at this link.
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m. — Moonshine Express hosted by The Franklin County Historical Society at Benjamin Franklin Middle School (225 Middle School Rd., Rocky Mount). This festival-style event will include true stories, live music, visits by legal (and not so legal) distillers, a raffle, and Gawkers Row, full of cars that could have transported a little liquor. For more information, see this page.
  • 1:30 p.m. — “A Little Spring Music” presented by the Roanoke Children’s Choir at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Artist’s Reception for Bret LaGue at Lackey Studio and Art Gallery (1432 Roanoke Rd., Daleville). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:05 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. ($)

Monday, April 11

  • 8 to 11 a.m. — Secure Your ID Day at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Bring up to three boxes of documents to be securely shredded using industrial shredders. Find more information at this link.
  • 5:30 — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates Meeting in Room 309 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).

Tuesday, April 12

  • 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. — Virginia’s Blue Ridge Series: State of Transportation, sponsored by the Town of Vinton, at the Vinton War Memorial (812 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). A panel of experts will discuss regional transportation, including I-81 improvements, efforts to improve air travel, and more. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 5:45 p.m. — The Famous Tuesday Night Beer Ride, starting at Twin Creeks Brewing Co. (111 S Pollard St., Vinton). Ride the 20 mile regular or lowlander options, and return to Twin Creeks for a burger and a brew when you’re finished. Find more information here.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — The Milk Carton Kids with Michaela Anne at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). 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, 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “All the Natalie Portmans” presented by the Hollins University Theatre Department. (Virtual Event). Too smart, “too gay”, and too lonely to fit in, sixteen year old Keyonna escapes into a world of rom-coms, red carpets, and all the iconic characters played by her muse, Natalie Portman. Hollins Theatre is excited to welcome Yusef Seevers, a queer and BIPOC identifying, West African dance master teacher, musician, and “joyologist” as a guest director for this show. For more information and to register for a link to attend this virtual performance, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — The Price is Right, Live! at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Come on down for your chance to win big at The Price is Right! Bringing the fun of the live tv show to audiences in Roanoke, VA, this evening will be full of games and prizes. Arrive early to register to play. Visit this link for more information, including official rules. ($)
  • 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 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. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — James McMurtry with Melissa Anderson at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.