Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 7/13 to 7/20.

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

The 2022 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships ended its final leg in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, July 2. PHOTO BY CONTRIBUTOR M.T. ELEY. Want to see your image appear in Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com.

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 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. ($)
  • Through July 24 — Sinkland Farms Sunflower Festival (3020 Riner Rd., Christiansburg). Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July. Live music, local arts and craft vendors, walking trails, and 200,000 blooms. Find more information at this link.  ($)
  • 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, July 13

  • 10:30 a.m. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre the Belmont Library (1101 Morningside St SE, 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.
  • 4 p.m. — Mill Mountain Advisory Board Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 304 (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Cycling Skills Class: Learn How to Adjust Your Rear Shifting at East Coasters Bike Shop (3224 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). This class has no cost, but registration is required. Find more information at this link.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 304 (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 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 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: Mountain Walrus at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, July 14

  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: Five Shades of Gray 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Youth Athletics Review Board Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 304 (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Radford University Alumni Night at Party in the Park featuring Blackwater Rhythm & Blues sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). KEFI will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic Greek food at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Creek Freaks Skills Session on the Roanoke River Blueway at Rotary Park (1706 Electric Rd., Salem). This is an opportunity to practice paddling skills. It is not a formal lesson, everyone should bring their own boats, and all boaters are responsible for their own safety. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Lecture: “Jim Crow and Southern Libraries: The Story of the Gainsboro Branch Library” by Megan Mizak, presented by The Salem Museum as part of their Salem Museum Speaker Series at The Salem Museum (801 E Main St., Salem). Megan Mizak, the Branch Manager of the Gainsboro Branch Library, will explore the rich history of the Commonwealth’s second library for African Americans, the Gainsboro Branch Library, from its founding by important community leaders through the tenure of its most beloved librarian, Virginia Y. Lee. For more information, visit this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Yhale at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, July 15

  • Noon to 8 p.m. — Sunflower Festival at Sinkland Farms (3020 Riner Rd., Christiansburg). Features activities, music, food, fun, and over 200,000 blooms. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Cat 5, presented by Salem after 5 at the Salem Farmer’s Market (3 E. Main St., Salem). Food from Lazy Days BBQ, Cabo Fish Taco and The Kettle Cooker Express will be available. There will be children’s activities, and adult beverages from P.A. Short Distributing will be available for patrons. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: Fuzzy Logic 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. ($)
  • 5 p.m — Live music: Brothers Osborne, presented by the Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information about this award-winning country-music duo and purchase your advance tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Fooz Fighters at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Purchase your tickets for this Foo Fighters tribute band at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Colby Helms & The Virginia Creepers as part of the Friday Food Truck & Tunes event at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave. SW., Roanoke). Lazy Bulldog will be dishing up dinner options, and the Maker’s Market will be open.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jon Spear Band at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5)  — Live music: The Kruger Brothers presented by SML Good Neighbors and 5PTS Outdoors at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Lane, Union Hall) to benefit 5 Points Music Foundation and SML Good Neighbors. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Dr. Bacon at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, July 16

  • 8:45 a.m. — Pirate Days Paddle Sports Poker Run at Crazy Horse Marina (400 Crazy Horse Dr., Moneta) to benefit Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to Noon — Historic Gainsboro Walking Tour presented by The Salem Museum, departing from the Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Ave., NE, Roanoke). Jordan Bell will share information about Gainsboro’s site, structures, and notable citizens. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Virginia Fire Museum Open House (1090 Service Ave. SE., Roanoke). Lunch and cold drinks will be available for purchase, to benefit a local volunteer fire department. Find more information here.
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Sunflower Festival at Sinkland Farms (3020 Riner Rd., Christiansburg). Features activities, music, food, fun, and over 200,000 blooms. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Pirate Festival at Crazy Horse Marina (400 Crazy Horse Dr., Moneta). Vendors, bands of pirates, and the most epic water battle await guests at this annual festival. Find more information at this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — West Station Block Party (Salem Ave. between 4th and 5th Streets, Roanoke). Beamer’s 25, Big Lick Brewing Company, and Tuco’s Taqueria are again teaming up for this incredible day of music, fun, and food. Visit this link for more information.
  • Noon — Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Tinker Creek Transfer Station (1020 Hollins Rd. NE., Roanoke). Residents of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Town of Vinton, and City of Salem may dispose of their hazardous household waste at this event. Pre-registration is required. Visit this link for details and to register.
  • 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Jazz in July at Longwood Park (601 E. Main St., Salem). Features live music, food, and a beer garden. Find more information and a complete list of performances at this link.
  • 5 p.m. — Live Music: JoJo Stockton & Solacoustix presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Quiet Riot at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Billingsley at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5)  — Live music: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives presented by SML Good Neighbors and 5PTS Outdoors at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Lane, Union Hall) to benefit 5 Points Music Foundation and SML Good Neighbors. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — All White Extravaganza presented by Xtr3me Sports Bar & Grill at Berglund Hall  (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). This is a 25 and up event. Purchase tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Indie Love starring Harvest Blaque & Soul Squad with Phat Anchovies at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link to purchase your tickets and find more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — The R.E.A.L. Funny in Roanoke Comedy Show at The Coffee Pot (2902 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). Hosted by Roanoke’s L.A. Josh Preston and featuring performances by Jake Snyder, Juice Adkins, Neil Hoover, and Malcolm Franklin, attendees will be treated to the funniest comedians in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Visit this link to find more information and to purchase your tickets in advance. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Grizzly Goat at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, July 17

  • 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. ($)
  • Noon to 6 p.m. — Sunflower Festival at Sinkland Farms (3020 Riner Rd., Christiansburg). Features activities, music, food, fun, and over 200,000 blooms. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Ice Cream Social at Lackey Studio and Art Gallery (1432 Roanoke Rd., Daleville). Meet the artists while touring the gallery and enjoying some ice cream. For more information, visit this link.
  • 3 p.m. — Ukrainian Refugee Benefit Concert by Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko in Olin Hall at Roanoke College (221 College Lane, Salem). Khristenko will present a program of Chopin, Lyatoshinsky, Silvestrov and Szymanowski. Tickets, $100, are available at this link. Sponsored by Roanoke Valley Sister Cities and Ukrainian Americans in Roanoke. All proceeds will benefit NGOs providing aid to Ukrainian refugees.

Monday, July 18

  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council regular meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, City Council Chambers (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council public hearing meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, City Council Chambers (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).

Tuesday, July 19

  • 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.
  • 3 p.m. — Fair Housing Board: Education and Outreach Committee Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 309 (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission Meeting at 117 Church Ave, Economic Development Conference Room. Visit this link for more information.
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 308 (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 304 (215 Church Ave., 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.
  • 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, July 20

  • 5 p.m. — Summer Pop Up Dinner at Crystal Spring Grocery Co. (2205 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). Features a summer classics dinner menu, maker’s market, live musician, and alcoholic beverages. Find more information here.
  • 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Cycling Skills Class: Set-up and Maintenance of Tubeless Tires at East Coasters Bike Shop (3224 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). This class has no cost, but registration is required. Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 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 p.m. — Live music: Blackberry Smoke at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). 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 by contacting Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 / (800) 422-8482.
  • 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: Badcameo at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.