Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 6/22 to 6/29.

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

Concert-goers attend 1964 The Tribute Live at Festival in the Park in Roanoke's Elmwood Park on Sunday, May 29, 2022. PHOTO BY LINDSEY HULL. Have a "recognizably Roanoke" photo for Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com for a chance to be featured in this space.

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

  • June 23 through July 17 — Downtown Putt Around at Century Plaza (14 Church Ave. SE., Roanoke). Downtown Roanoke’s pop-up 9-hole mini golf course is open Thursday through Sunday. Visit this link for more information and to purchase advance tickets. ($)
  • June 29 through July 10 — Salem Fair at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). Billed as the largest fair in the state, the Salem Fair returns to the region for another year of rides, carnival games, and more. For more information, visit this link.
  • Through August 6 — Cheers for 30 Years at the Salem Museum (801 E Main St., Salem). Celebrate the Salem Museum’s 30th Anniversary with a collection of its most favored artifacts and stories. Visit this link for more information, including hours of operation.
  • Through August 14 — T-Rex Trail at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway), to benefit Center in the Square and Explore Park. Open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), this half-mile wooded path includes 18 animatronic dinosaurs from four different eras, a dino-dig pit, and photo opportunities. For more information and operating hours, visit this link. ($)
  • 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 22

  • 10:30 a.m. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at the Roanoke Main Library (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.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Fredericksburg Nationals (Faith & Family Night) at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening Night: “Fun Home” presented as part of Mill Mountain Theatre’s Fringe Series at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave SE, Roanoke). This retrospective look at familial relationships moves between past and present to explore the author’s relationship with her father, her own sexuality, and the looming unanswerable questions that remain. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.

Thursday, June 23

  • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Coffee Talk presented by Central Virginia Business Coalition at RND Coffee’s Vinton location (101 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). For more information regarding this networking event, visit this link.
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Innovation and Continuous Improvement” with special guest B. Scott Crawford, President and CEO of Virginia Utility Protection Services presented by the BOCO Talks Lecture series at Stoney Brook Vineyards (Stoney Battery Rd 516, Troutville). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Leonard Blush & The Camelcals at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park featuring Too Much Sylvia sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Mountain Grille will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic options for dinner at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Author Event: Stephen Hussey’s “Understanding the Heart” at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE., Roanoke). For more details and to register for this event, visit this link.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Family Fishing Night presented by Star City Sustainability Society at Smith Park (1618 Wiley Dr. SW., Roanoke). Learn to fish with Aaron Conover, Director of Norton Outdoor Adventures at Ferrum College. 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.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Queer Trivia presented by Roanoke Diversity Center at Olde Salem Brewing Company’s Downtown Roanoke location (315 Market St. SE., Roanoke).
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Fredericksburg Nationals (Beach Night) at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Fun Home” presented as part of Mill Mountain Theatre’s Fringe Series at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave SE, Roanoke). This retrospective look at familial relationships moves between past and present to explore the author’s relationship with her father, her own sexuality, and the looming unanswerable questions that remain. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Natalie Hemby at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Space Koi at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, June 24

  • 10:30 a.m. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at the Raleigh Court Branch Library (2112 Grandin Rd. 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.
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Grandin Chillage at the old Texaco Station (1514 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Bring your chairs and your people and chill out to the sounds of The Jordan Harman Band. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Absolute Queen at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — 21st Annual Star City Motor Madness Cruise-In on Williamson Rd., Roanoke to benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Cruise Central at the former Berglund Credit Line (3926 Williamson Rd., Roanoke) will feature a food vendor, DJs, and parking for cruisers. Spectators attend at no cost. To register your car or find more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Concerts by Canoe: Seph Custer & Deep Creek presented by Franklin County Parks and Recreation at Twin Ridge Recreation Area on Philpott Lake (1052 Twin Ridge Marina Rd., Henry).  Bring your canoe, kayak, SUP, tube or float and paddle your way to a front row seat for this one of a kind event. Music begins at 6:30pm. Arrive early to unload your paddlecraft at the venue’s dual launch ramp. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Sam Collie & The Roustabouts at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:05 p.m. — Salem Red Sox vs. Fredericksburg Nationals (Copa de la Diversion Hispanic Heritage Night) at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “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. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Jared Stout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 p.m. — No Shame Theatre at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers, and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen and usually does in this late-night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), short (five minutes or less), and not break anything (including the law). Performances might include plays, monologues, songs, dance, poetry, mime, juggling, comedy, tragedy, improvisation, dada, magic– there’s a new blend every night. Find more information at this link. ($)

Saturday, June 25

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 21st Annual Star City Motor Madness Car Show in Downtown Roanoke to benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. (The show will be held on Jefferson St. between Campbell Ave. and Elm Ave., on Franklin Road between Jefferson St. and Williamson Road and at Elmwood Park). 300 vehicles are expected, from antiques to hot rods to motorcycles.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Back to Black Art Show and Block Party presented by Verses Roanoke on the 100 Block of Kirk Ave. (between 1st and 2nd St., Roanoke). This event will showcase Black culture by highlighting poetry, live music, food vendors, Black retail vendors, wellness vendors, and crafters in order to bridge the gap and disconnect between communities in our city, and will feature activities for the whole family. Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m — Roanoke Youth Summit presented by the Youth Services Citizens Board at Washington Park (1610 Burrell St., NW., Roanoke). Middle and High School students are invited to celebrate Roanoke’s youth with food and fun. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. — Balloonacy presented by the PB & J Theatre Company at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Balloonacy is a hilarious and sweet wordless play about a lonely old man who reluctantly becomes friends with a badly behaved balloon. With plenty of stick, live music and audience interaction, Balloonacy provides a touching reminder of the power of friendship. Recommended for anyone who wants a good laugh between the ages of 2 and 90. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food and Cultural Tour hosted by Tour Roanoke. Meet at the Hotel Roanoke, main lobby (110 Shenandoah Ave. SW, Roanoke). Accompanied by local tour guides, visit six iconic restaurants in downtown Roanoke, while learning about our city’s rich cultural history. For more information and to book in advance, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “Groceries Not Guns” firearm buyback at the Melrose Community Center (1427 Melrose Ave NW). Gun owners can get a $250 grocery gift card for turning in a semi-automatic handgun or a $150 card for a shotgun, rifle or revolver. More information can be found at this link.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. — Roanoke Beer & Wine Festival presented by The Duncan Motorplex at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke), to benefit Center in the Square. Features local and regional award winning wineries and breweries, food trucks, live music and artisan vendors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. — 21st Annual Star City Motor Madness After Party at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW., Roanoke). This event will feature live music, a food truck and beer garden in the railyard, and admission to all museum exhibits. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Kip Moore at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Jeremy Duvall at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “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. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Two Lane Beer Tasting at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke). A Two Lane Brewing representative will be on site with merchandise and tastings.
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Seedpicker at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, June 26

  • 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. ($)
  • 2 p.m. — “Fun Home” presented as part of Mill Mountain Theatre’s Fringe Series at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage (20 Church Ave SE, Roanoke). This retrospective look at familial relationships moves between past and present to explore the author’s relationship with her father, her own sexuality, and the looming unanswerable questions that remain. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 3 to 7 p.m. — Sunday Tea Dance– Pride 2022 presented by Roanoke Diversity Center at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave. NW., Roanoke). Celebrate Pride Month by getting together with the community and allies to dance and have a great time. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Palmyra Duo at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Pop-Up Mill Mountain Night Hike presented by Humble Hustle, meets at the Mill Mountain Star Trail trailhead (1209 Riverland Rd., Roanoke). This family-friendly hike is designed to promote family and community engagement, outdoor exposure, and fun in the outdoors. Freedom First will be serving free ice cream at the top. Visit this link for more information.

Monday, June 27

  • 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 p.m. — Community Night Pride Gala at The River and Rail (2201 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). Enjoy good drinks, good food, and good company with the community and allies at this event. Features specialty cocktails, appetizers, and food. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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.

Tuesday, June 28

  • 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.
  • 10:30 a.m. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at the Hollins Branch Library (6624 Peters Creek Rd. NW., 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. Registration for this performance is required; seating is limited. For more information, including a complete list of dates and locations, visit 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.
  • 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.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Adam Markham at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., 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. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Tate Tuck at Corned Beef & Co., on the rooftop. (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke).
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, June 29

  • 1:30 p.m. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre the Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Ave. NW., 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.
  • 6:30 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.
  • 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.