Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 5/18 to 5/25.

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

A train passes through Roanoke before the Hotel Roanoke. Want to see your photograph in Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com. PHOTO BY MATTHEW ELEY

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

  • Treasures of American Art from the W. Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Art Collection at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). This exhibit showcases more than 90 pieces of artwork from the private collection of Heywood and Cynthia Fralin. Landscapes, portraits, and still life paintings by such illustrious American artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keefe, Norman Rockwell, and John Singer Sargent, among many others, will be on view. For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, May 18

  • 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. ($)
  • 5:45 p.m. — Wednesday Night Disco MTN Bike Series at Mill Mountain Discovery Center (2000 JP Fishburn Pkwy, Roanoke). Check in at the Discovery Center by 5:45. Race starts at the Riverland Rd Parking Lot at 6 p.m. For more information and to register for a single race or the series, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Leon III at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, May 19

  • 10 a.m. — Walk and Talk presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Countryside Park/Lick Run Greenway (2365 Ranch Rd. NW, Roanoke). For questions or more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach, at (540) 983-4053 or communityoutreach@carilionclinic.org.
  • 3 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority Meeting at 601 S. Jefferson St. SW, Roanoke.
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Bottom of the Barrel presented by Party at the Pavilion at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). This is a family friendly event. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park presented by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke), featuring Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels. Salty’s Lobster & Co. and Aloha Eddie will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic dinner options. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Spiral Staircase” at Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). In this shocking and suspenseful play, a murderer is on the loose during a terrible storm, and there is fear for Helen’s safety. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Eric Gayles at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Considered one of the greatest blues guitarists of our time, Gayles’ unique blues/rock sound can be compared to Hendrix, Albert King, and Fred Gambale. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Golden Shoals at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, May 20

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — Bike to Work Day Breakfast Social presented by Ride Solutions at Cardinal Bicycle (1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Enjoy breakfast and then participate in one of two group commuter rides into downtown Roanoke. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. — 2022 Roanoke Go Red for Women Luncheon at Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (110 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke). Rock your red and celebrate women’s heart health. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Bike to Work Day Happy Hour at Cardinal Bicycle (1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 to 10 p.m. — First and Third Fridays at 5 (Franklin Rd., Roanoke, between Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.), featuring On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Dropping Ugly at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 p.m. — The Day is Past and Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (1542 Bateman Bridge Rd., Forest). Drawn from real life experiences of the men and women who were enslaved at Poplar Forest, the trilogy explores the complexity of their lives and their struggles to survive. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chairs. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 and 9 p.m. — George Colligan Trio at the Jefferson Center’ Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). This event features an evening of jazz, with a trio of musicians playing the best songs from America’s songbook. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Curious Event of the Dog in the Night-Time” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Enjoy the mystery of who murdered Wellington, the neighbor’s dog, in this play written by Simon Stephens and based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Mill Mountain Ringers Spring Concert at Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church (1837 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Roanoke’s Community Handbell Choir will present its spring performance. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m.. — Live music: Charissa Joy at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Spiral Staircase” at Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). In this shocking and suspenseful play, a murderer is on the loose during a terrible storm, and there is fear for Helen’s safety. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Movies at Longwood Park (601 E. Main St., Salem) featuring Encato. Movie starts at dusk. For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Empty Bottles at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, May 21

  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Monster Indoor Flea Market at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Over 200 vendors will be in attendance at this event, featuring new and gently used items, as well as direct sales products. Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 a.m. to noon — Sustainable Roanoke Recycling Event at Cave Spring High School (3712 Chaparral Dr., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — FSRV Bike, Car, and Truck Show presented by Family Service of the Roanoke Valley at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Featuring music, vendors, raffles, kids activities, and awards. Shine up your motorcycle, car, or truck to display or visit as a spectator. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food and Cultural Tour hosted by Tour Roanoke. Meet at the Hotel Roanoke, main lobby (110 Shenandoah Ave. SW, Roanoke). Accompanied by local tour guides, visit six iconic restaurants in downtown Roanoke, while learning about our city’s rich cultural history. For more information and to book in advance, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Local Colors Festival in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). This is Roanoke’s largest free multicultural festival, celebrating the many rich ethnic cultures in Roanoke and the surrounding regions. Featuring international cuisine, dance and music performances, educational opportunities, and a children’s area, this festival is celebrating its return to downtown Roanoke. For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon to 5 p.m. — Brewridge Music Festival at Mountain Lake Lodge (115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 1 to 10 p.m. — FireHouseFest presented by the Boones Mill Volunteer Fire Department at Boones Mill Town Hall (359 Boones Mill Rd., Boones Mill). Featuring four sets of live, regional music, including Corey Hunley, The Jared Stout Band, The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee, and Big Daddy Love, this event is a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department. Find more information at this link.
  • 2:30 p.m. — “The Spiral Staircase” at Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). In this shocking and suspenseful play, a murderer is on the loose during a terrible storm, and there is fear for Helen’s safety. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Mended Fences presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — The Cocktail Classic at The Preserve at Crooked Run (1356 Camp Fincastle Ln, Fincastle). A celebration of local craft spirits, accompanied by dueling pianos, an auction, and more. Benefits Center in the Square. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — The Day is Past and Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (1542 Bateman Bridge Rd., Forest). Drawn from real life experiences of the men and women who were enslaved at Poplar Forest, the trilogy explores the complexity of their lives and their struggles to survive. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chairs. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Oceanography at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 and 9 p.m. — Joey DeFrancesco at the Jefferson Center’ Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). ” He has dominated the instrument and the field as no one of his generation has.” – Chicago Tribune. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Curious Event of the Dog in the Night-Time” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Enjoy the mystery of who murdered Wellington, the neighbor’s dog, in this play written by Simon Stephens and based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — PWR Poetry Jam presented by D’Angelo Reynolds at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). This will be a top-notch evening of poetry and hip-hop, featuring performances by PWR Band, Landon, Eugene Woods, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Rodney Crowell at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Dark Moon Hollow at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, May 22

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. — Queens of Everything: Shop Black-Women Owned Business Pop-up at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Shop, support, eat, drink some great coffee, and chill at this event celebrating Black Women Owners. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 p.m. — “The Curious Event of the Dog in the Night-Time” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Enjoy the mystery of who murdered Wellington, the neighbor’s dog, in this play written by Simon Stephens and based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “The Spiral Staircase” at Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). In this shocking and suspenseful play, a murderer is on the loose during a terrible storm, and there is fear for Helen’s safety. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 3 to 6 p.m. — Live music: Sam Ness at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: An Evening with Kenny G at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Ln., Union Hall). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, May 23

  • 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).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Salem City Council Meeting at Salem City Hall, Council Chambers (114 N. Broad St., Salem)

Tuesday, May 24

  • 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.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 2022 Economic & Workforce Summit at Virginia Western Community College’s Whitman Theatre (3094 Colonial Ave., Roanoke). Explore economic, business, and workforce trends with a number of local speakers and panelists. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Tubeless Tuesday at East Coasters Bike Shop (3224 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). Space is limited so preregistration is required: email roanoke@eastcoasters.com to sign up.
  • 5:45 p.m. — The Famous Tuesday Night Beer Ride, starting at Twin Creeks Brewing Co. (111 S Pollard St., Vinton). Ride the 20 mile regular or lowlander options, and return to Twin Creeks for a burger and a brew when you’re finished. Find more information here.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, May 25

  • 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. ($)
  • 5:45 p.m. — Wednesday Night Disco MTN Bike Series at Mill Mountain Discovery Center (2000 JP Fishburn Pkwy, Roanoke). Check in at the Discovery Center by 5:45. Race starts at the Riverland Rd Parking Lot at 6 PM. For more information and to register for a single race or the series, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Book Launch at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke), featuring Amanda Cockrell, author of Shadow of the Eagle. Visit this link for more information and to register to attend.
  • 6 p.m. — Wing War at Clutch Smoked Meats (120 Luck Ave. SW., Roanoke). For more information and to sign up for the wing eating contest, 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Teresa Captuo, TLC’s Long Island Medium, Live at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Leon III at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.