Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 6/8 to 6/15.

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

  • May 28 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 8

  • 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 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates in room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 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. — Live music: Adam Markham 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) — Green Film Festival presented by Clean Valley Council at The Penthouse at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq., SE, Roanoke). Films will explore environmental challenges and opportunities at both local and global levels. Cash bar and food will be available. Find more information at this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Anthony Wayne Vibe at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, June 9

  • 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.
  • 4 p.m. — Business Networking and Socializing presented by Grow Your Business at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Low Low Chariot 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Youth Athletics Review Board in room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Blue Mule at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park with The Embers featuring The Catalinas sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke).
    KEFI will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic Greek food for dinner. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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. — Holistic Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Green Goat (802 Wiley Dr, SW., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: Lung/ Swamp Serpent/ Gaffer Project at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Green Film Festival presented by Clean Valley Council at The Penthouse at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq., SE, Roanoke). Films will explore environmental challenges and opportunities at both local and global levels. Cash bar and food will be available. Find more information at this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Dropping Julia at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, June 10

  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Gasoline Alley at the Salem Farmers Market (3 E. Main St., Salem) presented by Salem After 5. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones (Prince Tribute Band) at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: J. Jeffrey Messerole at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — The Grandin Get-Down at The Village Grill (1802 Memorial Ave. Sw., Roanoke) to benefit Humble Hustle. Live music, food, drinks, and the bocce bar will be open. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Travelin McCourys w. Cruz Contreras (of the Black Lilies) at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Florencia & the Feeling at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — “Snow White” presented by the Roanoke Ballet Theatre at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — “Essential Soul: The Moment I Felt Really Lost,” presented by Carilion Clinic, hosted by Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). Participants are invited to share original work, including visual art, creative writing, poetry, movement, or music. Light refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is requested by noon on 6/10. For more information, visit this link.
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Rebekah Todd at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, June 11

  • 9 a.m. — Second Saturday Fun Ride, starting at East Coasters Bike Shop (3224 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). Ride from the shop down to and along the Roanoke River Greenway and back. This ride will be 13-15 miles long, at an average speed of 10-13 mph. For more information, including the complete route, click this link.
  • 9 a.m. to Noon — In the Joy of Others Walk/Run at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke) to benefit Susan G. Komen. This three mile walk/ run is free to attend, but donations are welcome to help fund the fight against cancer. For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Franklin County Court Days on Franklin St. in Downtown Rocky Mount. This annual event features clogging, a pie eating contest, live music, a rummage sale, and children’s activities. 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. ($)
  • 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 1) — Col. William Preston Memorial Dedication presented by the Sons of the American Revolution and Botetourt County at the Botetourt Administrative Building/ the Greenfield Education and Training Center (57 S. Center Dr., Daleville). The program will conclude with a tour of the historic Greenfield buildings. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — “Snow White” presented by the Roanoke Ballet Theatre at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave. SW., Roanoke). Following the matinee, the Roanoke Ballet Theatre will also host a special ticketed event, “Party with Snow White,” featuring a costume contest, a guided dance, and a cauldron full of goodies and “poison apples” for snacking. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets to any of these events. ($)
  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band, part of the Dog Bowl Concert Series, at The Dog Bowl at Black Dog Salvage (902 13th St. SW., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Cinderella’s Tom Keifer Band with L.A. Guns & Pussycat at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Virginia Electric at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Penthouse Pride hosted by Father GG Expressions and Reine De’ Lamour at The Penthouse at Center in the Square, featuring music, dancing, giveaways, surprise drag performances, and food by Pumpernickel Pickle. This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: 5 Shades of Gray presented by Mingle at the Market at the Vinton Farmers Market Stage (204 W. Lee Ave., Vinton). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Chad Nickell & The Loose Change at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, June 12

  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Music by the Tracks at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Music by Tate Tuck and brunch available for purchase. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Krys Von Tornado Tea Party Reception at Lackey Studio and Art Gallery (1432 Roanoke Rd., Daleville). Meet the artist and view Krys Von Tornado’s exhibit at this event featuring June’s guest artist. Find more information at this link.
  • 3 to 7 p.m. — Crystal Spring Block Party at Crystal Spring Grocery Co. (2205 Crystal Spring Ave. SW., Roanoke). This event celebrates the tenth anniversary of River and Rail Restaurant and a preview of Yard Bull Meats Butcher Shop, which will be opening later this year. Visit vendors, local artisans, wine and beer tents at this street party. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit this link. ($)

Monday, June 13

  • 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.

Tuesday, June 14

  • 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. — “The State of Retail” sponsored by the Town of Vinton, at the Vinton War Memorial (814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton), part of the Virginia’s Blue Ridge Series presented by Ridge View Bank. Panelists Brian Powell, Tammy Moss Finley, and Greg Biastock will speak regarding the challenges of our current economic environment. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:45 p.m. — The Famous Tuesday Night Beer Ride, starting at Twin Creeks Brewing Co. (111 S Pollard St., Vinton). Ride the 20 mile regular or lowlander options, and return to Twin Creeks for a burger and a brew when you’re finished. Find more information here.
  • 6 p.m. — Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Walk or run with the Fleet Feet family. 1, 3, and 5 mile routes are available, and participants can scale the distance or pace to their own needs. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive. Visit this link for more details.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Dinner in the Dark ft. Zoë Nutt at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Guests will be served a full 4 course meal catered by Pumpernickel Pickle, complete with wine pairings, all while being blinded to bring awareness to society-constructed issues for the blind. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 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.
  • 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. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Online event: Disrupting Racism presented by Standing for Equity in the Roanoke Valley. Learn how to speak up when you hear or witness racist interactions. For more information and to register, visit this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Jeremy Davall at Crescent City BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Ex Parents/ Science Man/ Times Table at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.