Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 6/15 to 6/22.

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

  • Through August 14 — T-Rex Trail at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway), to benefit Center in the Square and Explore Park. Open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), this half-mile wooded path includes 18 animatronic dinosaurs from four different eras, a dino-dig pit, and photo opportunities. For more information and operating hours, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, June 15

  • 10:30 a.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at Market Square (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Every year on “All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day,” a day that comes just once a year, George helps his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! Join George on a fun-filled adventure in which he learns about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to cooking. For more information, including a complete list of dates and locations, 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. ($)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Experience Black Love” presented by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Creativity in Health Education Program at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke). Features a reception, gallery tour, and special performance by Harvest Blaque. This exhibit is anchored by the work of Tykeisha Swan Patrick, an emerging Black artist whose work in her words “represents collective memory and new experiences.” The exhibit also includes work from a variety of local artists, including regional k-12 students and submissions from Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. Visit this link to RSVP.
  • 6 p.m. — Dinner in the Dark ft. Zoë Nutt at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Guests will be served a full 4 course meal catered by Pumpernickel Pickle, complete with wine pairings, all while being blinded to bring awareness to society-constructed issues for the blind. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Lecture: “Building Understanding at the Time of Division” with Henry Yampolsky at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE., Roanoke). Tickets to this event include a copy of Yampolsky’s book, Dis-Solving Conflict from Within: An Inner Path for Conflict Transformation and a voucher for the upcoming “Practical Conflict Resolution Skills Training” event on June 24. Find more information and register in advance at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Yo.Go.Play presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). This will be an evening of therapeutic movement and meditation that can help relieve stress and open your heart to joy. Register by noon the day of the event. Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 p.m. — Online event: Disrupting Racism presented by Standing for Equity in the Roanoke Valley. Learn how to speak up when you hear or witness racist interactions. For more information and to register, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Johnnie Walker Scotch Tasting at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke). Taste three types of Johnnie Walker Scotch with a distillery representative on site.
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Jeremy Davall at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke).
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Ex Parents/ Science Man/ Times Table at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Chris Timbers Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, June 16

  • 10:30 a.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre in the outdoor courtyard at Heights Community Church (2014 Memorial Ave SW, Roanoke). Every year on “All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day,” a day that comes just once a year, George helps his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! Join George on a fun-filled adventure in which he learns about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to cooking. For more information, including a complete list of dates and locations, visit this link.
  • 3 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority Meeting (601 S. Jefferson St., SW, Roanoke)
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Gypsy Nix 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority Public Hearing (601 S. Jefferson St., SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park featuring Band of Oz sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Salty’s Lobster & Co. and Osoro’s Kitchen will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic options for dinner at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.. — R&B Karaoke by DJ Showtime at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Memphis Lightning at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, June 17

  • 10 a.m. to Noon — Scavenger Hunt presented by Virginia is for Adventurers at Mill Mountain Discovery Center (2198 Mill Mountain Spur, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Mended Fences presented by First Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.). This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Body Mind Spirit Fest 2022 at Unity of Roanoke Valley (3300 Green Ridge Road, Roanoke).  Featuring a guest presentation on Friday, plus holistic health practitioners, eco & green products, jewelry, artwork, essential oils, intuitive readers, drum circle, guided labyrinth walks, cacao ceremony, Qigong demo, and more. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30) — Movie at the Museum: “Night at the Museum” at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — The Outlaws at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Zach Wiley & The Pariahs at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (90’s Night & Fireworks) at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6) Live music: Air Supply and Little River Band at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke), part of PLAY Roanoke’s 2022 Elmwood Park Summer Concert Series. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke Symphony Orchestra presents Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Margaret Glaspy at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Ambassador at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, June 18

  • 8 a.m. — Rainbow Run 5k presented by the Roanoke Diversity Center at River’s Edge North (100 Reserve Ave., SW, Roanoke). Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Day of Action Park Clean Up presented by United Way of Roanoke Valley, Clean Valley Council, and City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation at Booker T. Washington Park (1610 Burrell St. NW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Body Mind Spirit Fest 2022 at Unity of Roanoke Valley (3300 Green Ridge Road, Roanoke).  Featuring holistic health practitioners, eco & green products, jewelry, artwork, essential oils, intuitive readers, drum circle, guided labyrinth walks, cacao ceremony, Qigong demo, and more. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Juneteenth 2022: Celebration of Freedom Event at Booker T. Washington National Monument (12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy). This celebration will feature gospel music, children’s activities, a talk, and a tour. Visit this link for more information.
  • Noon — Household Hazardous Waste Collection by the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority at Tinker Creek Transfer Station (1020 Hollins Rd, NE., Roanoke). Visit this link to register for a time for this free event for residents of the County of Roanoke, City of Roanoke, Town of Vinton, and City of Salem.
  • Noon to 5 p.m. — Juneteenth Celebration at Eureka Park (1529 Carroll Ave. NW, Roanoke). Gather for cultural arts, food, and shopping.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. — Pig Roast & Bluegrass at Amrhein’s Wine Cellars (9243 Patterson Dr., Bent Mountain). Flat footin’ bluegrass music starts at 2 p.m. Tickets include a plated bbq meal, wine tasting with three wines, live music and entertainment. Chaos Mountain Brewing will also be serving beer for an additional cost. Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets.
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: The Kings presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Andy Grammer at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:05 p.m. (Tailgating starts at 3:45) — Salem Red Sox vs. Delmarva Shorebirds: Black Heritage Takeover Night– Juneteenth Celebration presented by Humble Hustle and United Way of Roanoke Valley at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). This evening, which falls on Juneteenth, is a collaborative dedication with the Salem Red Sox for every black baseball player that bravely paved the way for us on and off the field. Visit this link for more information and to register for your ticket. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Born Cross Eyed at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Arrive early for activities such as tubing, canoeing, and ziplining, and then stay for the music and food from the delicious Outpost Kitchen. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Virginia Man at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Charissa Joy & The High Frequency at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Water Culture / Regen Tate / Through The Tallwoods at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Hustle Souls at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, June 19

  • Noon to 6 p.m. — 14th Annual Lavender Festival at Beliveau Farm Winery (3899 Eakin Farm Rd., Blacksburg). Features local craft vendors, live music, food, beer and wine, and educational lavender talks. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Body Mind Spirit Fest 2022 at Unity of Roanoke Valley (3300 Green Ridge Road, Roanoke).  Featuring a drop in Sacred Sound Circle on Sunday, holistic health practitioners, eco & green products, jewelry, artwork, essential oils, intuitive readers, drum circle, guided labyrinth walks, cacao ceremony, Qigong demo, and more. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Father’s Day Pinball Tournament at the Roanoke Pinball Museum (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Registration begins at 6, with the Group Match tournament starting at 6:30. For complete information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, June 20

  • 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.
  • 5:45 to 8 p.m. — Roanoke Valley Sports Club Presents: Coach Pry and Mike Burnop at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). The evening will feature a catered dinner followed by a double feature program. Find more information and secure your reservations at this link. ($)

Tuesday, June 21 (Primary Election Day)

  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Registered Roanoke voters can cast ballots in a Republican primary (for U.S. Congress) or Democratic primary (for Roanoke City Council) at their polling place. Residents can check their registration status and find their polling location at this link.
  • 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.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Greater Roanoke Transit Authority— Stockholders Annual Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council Meeting in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke).
  • 3 p.m. — Fair Housing Board: Education and Outreach Committee Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building in Room 308 (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke).
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission Meeting (Economic Development Conference room, 117 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building in Room 309 North (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building in Conference Room 304 (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 6 p.m. — Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Walk or run with the Fleet Feet family. 1, 3, and 5 mile routes are available, and participants can scale the distance or pace to their own needs. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive. Visit this link for more details.
  • 6 p.m. — Queer Community Picnic presented by Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project, the Roanoke Diversity Center, Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge - Transgender Alliance, the House of Expression, Ursula's Cafe, and the Roanoke Diversity Center at Wasena Park (Wiley Dr. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 p.m. — PAW Patrol Live at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). The PAW Patrol is in town for two performances of “The Great Pirate Adventure.” Purchase your tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council Meeting Public Hearings in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW., Roanoke).
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, June 22

  • 10:30 a.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at Roanoke Library’s Main Branch (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Every year on “All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day,” a day that comes just once a year, George helps his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! Join George on a fun-filled adventure in which he learns about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to cooking. For more information, including a complete list of dates and locations, 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — PAW Patrol Live at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). The PAW Patrol is in town for two performances of “The Great Pirate Adventure.” Purchase your tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Yo.Go.Play presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). This will be an evening of therapeutic movement and meditation that can help relieve stress and open your heart to joy. Register by noon the day of the event. Visit this link for more information.
  • 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. — Opening Night: “Fun Home” presented as part of Mill Mountain Theatre’s Fringe Series at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave SE, Roanoke). This retrospective look at familial relationships moves between past and present to explore the author’s relationship with her father, her own sexuality, and the looming unanswerable questions that remain. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Will Easter & The Nomads at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.