Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 5/4 to 5/11.

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

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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 4

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Bark in the Park Night) at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Limp Bizkit at the Berglund Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Purchase tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Willie Watson with Wound Tight at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Disco Risque at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, May 5

  • 2 p.m. — Storytelling Workshop at the Westlake Branch of the Franklin County Public Library (84 Westlake Rd., Hardy). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5  p.m. — Author Event: Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry will discuss her new book, The Orchard at Reid's Fine Furnishings (1324 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). A signing will follow this free event. Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: The Kings 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. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Rooftop de Mayo to benefit Center in the Square at the Penthouse at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). This event will feature salsa lessons and live music by the Latin Clave Band. To find more information and purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Hoot and Holler at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). In honor of Mother’s Day, Hoot and Holler presents “Words to Your Mother.” Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Whiskey Myers with Shane Smith & The Saints and Goodbye June at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem). Purchase your tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans: Thirsty Thursday at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Victor Wooten and the Bass Extremes at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Chad Nickell & The Loose Change at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, May 6

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — 42nd Annual Strawberry Festival presented by Community School at Elmwood Park (706 S Jefferson St., Roanoke). Strawberry treats, artisan vendors, live music, and kids’ activities fill out this year’s festival. For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon — Ribbon Cutting for New VIP Skybox at Dr. Pepper Park (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Featuring live music, giveaways, and catering. Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Spank! The 80s presented by First Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.). Don’t miss this totally awesome experience. This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Breakfast at Noon at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Live music: The Brown Lightning Bugs at the 3rd St. Coffee House (305 Mountain Ave., SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Perspective: Portraits of Africa, The Photography of Xavier Tremaine at the Alexander/Heath Contemporary (entrance located off 5th St. SW, Roanoke, between Campbell Ave and Rorer Ave. Look for the sandwich board). Xavier Tramaine is the founder of the Humble Hustle Company, the Roots and Reggae Festival, and many other philanthropic projects around town. This is his debut photography exhibit. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans: STEAM Night at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening Night of “As You Like It” at Mill Mountain Theatre Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke). “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Join the cast of Shakespeare’s As You Like It for this playful production, filled with flirtation, fun disguises, flippant fools, family dysfunction, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Jade Bird and Kate Pruitt at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Orange Culture Album Release Show at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Punk, new wave, psychedelic, and classic music combined to influence this DIY alternative rock. Opener: The Floors. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Late Nights: Brag Ball at the Taubman Art Museum (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). This event is a chance to get dressed up, cheer on your friends, and be cheered on. You’ll hear stories from real people about overcoming something, or feeling empowered, or tackling a new challenge. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — 2022 Spring Dance Performance at Hollins University’s Theatre (8004 Hill House Rd., Roanoke). The dance department and M.F.A. in dance program at Hollins will present an evening of dance and performance work created by undergraduate and graduate students, showcasing the power of imagination and the transformative spirit of bodies in motion. For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Mad Iguanas at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, May 7

  • 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 27th Annual Kiwanis Pancake & Auction Day at the Berglund Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9 a.m. — 15th Trail Nut 10k & Half Marathon presented by RNUTS at Falling Creek Park (1229 County Farm Rd., Bedford). For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Spring Vendor and Craft Show at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit with 244 Spring vendors and find that perfect door hanger or Mother’s Day Gift. Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 42nd Annual Strawberry Festival presented by Community School at Elmwood Park (706 S Jefferson St., Roanoke). Strawberry treats, artisan vendors, live music, and kids’ activities fill out this year’s festival. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. — Roanoke Valley Dulcimer Concert at the Vinton History Museum (210 E. Jackson Ave., Vinton). Featuring a selection of traditional, non-secular, and secular music played on mountain dulcimers. Visit this link for more information.
  • 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. ($)
  • 2 p.m. — Live music: Sandra Smith Scholarship Concert presented by Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival at First United Methodist Church (125 W. Main St., Salem). This concert will feature music from Michael Bower, the current musical director at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, NY. Bower and other alumni of Floyd County High School present this concert to honor Sandra Rector Smith, a teacher of piano and choral music at Floyd since 1971. There is no charge, but checks to Floyd County Cares for the Sandra Smith Scholarship Fund would be welcomed. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — “As You Like It” at Mill Mountain Theatre Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave., SE, Roanoke). “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Join the cast of Shakespeare’s As You Like It for this playful production, filled with flirtation, fun disguises, flippant fools, family dysfunction, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Five Dollar Shake presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr. at Dr Pepper Park (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans: T-Shirt Giveaway at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Floorboards at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “From the New World” presented by Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — 2022 Spring Dance Performance at Hollins University’s Theatre (8004 Hill House Rd., Roanoke). The dance department and M.F.A. in dance program at Hollins will present an evening of dance and performance work created by undergraduate and graduate students, showcasing the power of imagination and the transformative spirit of bodies in motion. For more information, visit this link.
  • 8 p.m. — Margaret Glaspy at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Skydog: Walk Talk at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, May 8

  • 2 p.m. — “As You Like It” at Mill Mountain Theatre Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke). “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Join the cast of Shakespeare’s As You Like It for this playful production, filled with flirtation, fun disguises, flippant fools, family dysfunction, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans: Mother’s Day at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Monday, May 9

  • 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, May 10

  • 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.
  • 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 11

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: The HawtThorns with Special Guest Charissa Joy at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). This Americana band will feature acoustic ballads and southern soul songs. Opener: The Floors. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Grub at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.