Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 7/27 to 8/3.

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 Saturday, Aug. 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 Sunday, Aug. 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 27

  • 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. ($)
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Cycling Skills Class: Set-up and Maintenance of Tubeless Tires at East Coasters Bike Shop (3224 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). This class has no cost, but registration is required. Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Blackberry Smoke at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Purchase your tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Palmyra at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem).
  • 6 to 7 p.m. — Hot Girl Summer Workout Series presented by Simply Fitness and PLAY Roanoke at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). This rhythmic-based workout will also incorporate body-weight exercises. Join Diane from Simply Fitness every Tuesday and Wednesday for this hot girl workout. Choose from a weekly drop-in rate or register for the entire series. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — BUZZ Watch Party for Roanoke’s Healing Arts at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Coming Clean: A Night for Addiction Recovery” presented by Soul Sessions and The Prevention Council of Roanoke at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Features open mic poetry, spoken word, and music to recognize addiction recovery.
  • 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.

Thursday, July 28

  • 7:30 a.m. — CVABC Coffee Talk presented by The People’s Platform at RND Coffee House (101 Washington St., Vinton).
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — Opening Night of “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Latinas Network Social Hour / Hora Social at Leonore Restaurant (128 Campbell Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park featuring The Pizazz Band sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Schult’s Dogs will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic food at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Wildwoods at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem).
  • 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 7:30 p.m. — Claiming Your Herbal Avatar: Expectations of the Herb Garden presented by Carilion Clinic at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave. SE, Roanoke). Connect with your garden and design a roadmap to wellness in this series on herbs and well-being. For more information, including details on how to preregister, visit 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Godspell” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Directed for Showtimers by Jessie McKeon, Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz; and it took the world by storm! Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. The 2012 revised version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) — Live music: Waylon Payne at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight — Live music: Tate Tuck at Corned Beef & Co. (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke).
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Gordon Sterling at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, July 29

  • 4 p.m. — Roanoke Regional Professionals Network Quarterly Social: TGIF at Olde Salem Brewing Company – Market Street (315 Market St., Roanoke). Kick off the weekend with an RRPN social. Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Grandin Chillage at the Grandin Village’s Old Texaco Station (1514 Grandin Rd, Roanoke). Live music from Corey Hunley and Matt Powell, food trucks, adult beverages, and family entertainment. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Dylan Dent as part of the Friday Food Truck & Tunes event at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave. SW., Roanoke). Queen’s Vegan Food Truck & Cafe will be dishing up dinner options.
  • 6 p.m. — Virginia Made Wine Dinner at The River and Rail (2201 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase advance tickets for this five course, prix fixe meal, which celebrates the region’s bounty of local food and wine, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30) — Movie at the Museum: “Cars” at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Three’s Company Blues at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. — Live music: Dusty Bo & The Contraband at Olde Salem Brewing Company (21 E. Main St., Salem).
  • 7 p.m. — Game Night at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Feel free to bring your own games, or play what is available. Food and drinks available for purchase. Find more information at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition: presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Godspell” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Directed for Showtimers by Jessie McKeon, Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz; and it took the world by storm! Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. The 2012 revised version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Earthbound Creatures with The Thrillbillyz Lite at The Penthouse at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase your tickets. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Hank Williams Jr. at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St., SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, July 30

  • 7 a.m. — Mill Mountain Coffee & Custard Run, starting at Chris’s Coffee & Custard (1824 9th St. SE, Suite B, Roanoke). Run up to the Mill Mountain Star and back, and then top off the morning with a visit to Chris’s Coffee & Custard. For more information, visit this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 3rd Annual National Roanoke Community Beautification Day presented by VASH Developers LLC at Staunton Park (2225 Staunton Ave. NW, Roanoke, between 22nd St. and 23rd St.). For more information and to sign up to volunteer, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Blue Ridge Potters Guild Free Demonstrations at the Salem Museum & Historical Society (801 E. Main St., Salem). Watch potters demonstrate their techniques and create unique pieces. Find more information and a complete schedule at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department 2nd Annual Car Show at the Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department (25 Vine St., Fincastle). Admission for spectators is free. For more information or to register your vehicle, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 25th Annual Virginia Vintage Comic Book Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • Noon to 3 p.m. — LOVE SE Fest at Belmont Park (1030 Penmar Ave. SE, Roanoke). Folks from all over the Roanoke Valley are invited to enjoy exciting family activities at this festival, featuring outdoor activities, food, and music. Visit this link for more information.
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 4 to 9 p.m. — ’80s vs. ’90s Cookout presented by Just a Splash at River’s Edge (302 Wiley Dr., Roanoke). Gather the family, dress in ’80s and ’90s gear, and get ready to party. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 4 p.m. (Gates open at 3) — Seniors: The Last Inning presented by The Salem Red Sox at Carilion Clinic Field (1004 Texas St., Salem). Seventeen local high schools will participate in this all-senior baseball game as forty-nine local high school seniors will take the field, cheered on by family, friends, and their local communities. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jack Marion & The Pearl Shop Prophets at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: WAR + The Commodores presented by PLAY Roanoke’s 2022 Elmwood Park Summer Concert Series at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Godspell” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Directed for Showtimers by Jessie McKeon, Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz; and it took the world by storm! Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. The 2012 revised version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) — Live music: Andrew & The Noise / The Scoots at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Virginia Electric with OmegaWolfe at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — July Sip & Skate at Firehouse Skate ‘N Play (1620 Washington Ave., Vinton). Celebrate your patriotism by wearing red, white, and blue to this 21 and older event. For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, July 31

  • Noon to 6 p.m. — Twisted Bazaar at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). Support local vendors of arts, crafts, and goodies. Visit this link for more information.
  • 2 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 5 p.m. — Murder Mystery Event at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). This interactive murder mystery event invites guests to play a character, solve clues, and interrogate all of the suspects to decide who committed the crime. Beer will be available for purchase and participants may order food from nearby Tuco’s Taqueria or Beamers 25. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 2:00 p.m. — “Godspell” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Directed for Showtimers by Jessie McKeon, Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz; and it took the world by storm! Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. The 2012 revised version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Carrington Kay at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Book Launch: NEWS! by Dan Smith in Hollins University’s Moody Center (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Smith’s second novel is a coming of age story about a young sportswriter. Find more information at this link.  

Monday, August 1

  • 9 a.m. — Joint Roanoke City Council and Roanoke City School Board meeting at Westside Elementary School (1441 Westside Blvd. NW, Roanoke).
  • 10:45 a.m., approximate — Roanoke City Council briefings in the City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council regular agenda meeting in the City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, 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.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Books & Beans Book Club presented by Little Green Hive and Book No Further at Little Green Hive (1402 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). Open to new members. This month’s selection is Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. For more information and to preregister, visit this link.

Tuesday, August 2

  • 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.
  • 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 to 7:30 p.m. — National Night Out in Wasena at The Green Goat (802 Wiley Dr. SW, Roanoke). Honor local police officers, firefighters, and first responders while mingling with Wasena neighbors.
  • 7 p.m. — The Summer Music Games presented by Drum Corps International at the Salem Football Stadium (1008 Texas St., Salem) to benefit the Pride of Salem Marching Band. Drum Corps International returns to Salem to showcase eight stellar corps for a night of music, marching, and fun. Tickets may be purchased at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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, August 3

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by the Roanoke Kennel Club at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Dogs and handlers compete for top honors. Vendors will also be on site. Find more information at this link.
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, 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 9 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. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Yo.Go.Play presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). This will be an evening of therapeutic movement and meditation that can help relieve stress and open your heart to joy. Register by noon the day of the event by contacting Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 / (800) 422-8482.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Shaun Martin Trio with the PRVLG at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Last Real Circus at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Correction (7/28/22) — A time and location for Monday morning's Roanoke City Council meeting was incorrect based on information available at press time. This post has been updated, and we regret the error.