Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 7/5 to 7/12.

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

River’s Edge Fireworks as viewed from Sweet Donkey to celebrate Independence Day. 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 encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Ongoing

  • Through Saturday, July 8 — Buchanan Community Carnival at 485 Lowe Street, Buchanan. Operates 6 to 11 p.m. daily, closed July 2. Find more information at this link.
  • Through Sunday, July 9 — The Salem Fair at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Monday through Friday: 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m. For complete details, visit this link.
  • Through July 23 — “Baby” presented by Showtimers (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Showing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Visit this link for specific dates and times and to purchase your tickets. ($).
  • Through August 6 — T-Rex Trail at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke). Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. The short walking trail features 19 animatronic dinosaurs, a dino dig-pit and photo ops for family members of all ages. Check the website for times and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • Through August 13: The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany: From the Nassau County Museum of Art with the Collection of Susan S. and David R. Goode and The Neustadt Collection at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke)
  • Through August 31 — Lantern Tours at Natural Bridge (6477 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge). Follow a guide along the trail to the Bridge and uncover stories from its past, all by lantern light. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays — Star City Cruise E-Bike Tour presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures (806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke). This 13 mile tour will highlight tons of cool Roanoke sights and shops. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)

Wednesday, July 5

  • 11 a.m. to noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Williamson Road Branch Public Library (3837 Williamson Rd. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Karaoke Night at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, July 6

  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in Elmwood presented by Delta Dental featuring The Kings with food vendor Schult’s Dogs. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Community Night: Fresh from the Farm – Fruits of the Summer presented by Carilion Clinic as part of their Community Night series at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave. SE, Roanoke). Find more information and register at this link.
  • 6 p.m. to midnight — Line Dancing at Sidewinders Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Author Event: Beth Macy, author of Raising Lazarus at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — “Pulp Fiction” at the Grandin Theatre as part of their Summer Blockbuster series. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. — Karaoke at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd St. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music on the rooftop at Corned Beef & Co. (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke).
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

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Friday, July 7

  • 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.
  • 9 a.m. — Friday Coffee Club Ride starting at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave., Roanoke). Meet local road cyclists at this weekly coffee club ride.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Brightside presented by First and Third Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.) to benefit Ronald McDonald House, KOVAR, and Total Action for Progress. This week’s food truck is Mountain Grille. This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30) — Live music: Michael Franti & Spearhead w. Fortunate Youth at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Ln., Union Hall). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Washer w/ L.A. Dies & The Stray Lions at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Chad Nickell & the Loose Change at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 p.m. — No Shame Theatre on the front steps of Main at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers, and audience are constantly changing roles. Bring your best work; the first fifteen performances through the door will be showcased. Find more information at this link.

Saturday, July 8

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — But First, Coffee Ride starting at Cardinal Bicycle’s Grandin Village Location (1312 Winbourne St., Roanoke). This is a no-drop ride, but cyclists should be able to maintain a speed of 15 mph.
  • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Free Local Day at the O. Winston Link Museum/ Roanoke History Museum (101 Shenandoah Ave. NE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Horse & Hound Wine Festival at Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards (1218 Elmos Rd., Bedford). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 11 a.m. — Downtown Roanoke food and cultural tour, starting at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (110 Shenandoah Ave. NE, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Budweiser Clydesdale appearance presented by P.A. Short Distributing and Downtown Roanoke, Inc. at 1 Market Square, Roanoke. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live Music: Bananas at Large Reunion Show presented by Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Corey Hunley & Matt Powell at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Car-B-Que at Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features live music by Midnight Envy, food trucks, and a car show. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Cocktail Classic presented by Roanoke Veteran Outreach at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band presented by Mingle at the Market at the Vinton Farmers Market (204 W. Lee Ave., Vinton). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: “Goddess Night” with Dying Oath, Blackwater Drowning, and Nail Bite presented by Maiden & Crow at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Get Tilted at Roanoke Pinball Museum (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). 21 and over event. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Vintage Pistol at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, July 9

  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus & Friends at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: Lara Taubman at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)

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Monday, July 10

  • 11 a.m. to noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Gainsboro Branch Public Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke).
  • 1:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Planning Commission meeting in the City Council Chambers, fourth floor, 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 to 9 p.m. — Golden Cactus Pub Run starting at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 5th St. SW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Irish Jam Band at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, contact kidlit@hollins.edu.
  • 6 p.m. — Children’s Literature Lecture by Olivia Stephens in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, room 119, at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke).

Tuesday, July 11

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon — Virginia’s Blue Ridge Series presented by Ridgeview Bank and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Vinton War Memorial (814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). Panelists will speak on the states of law enforcement, arts and entertainment, and economic development during this half-day program. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. — L’Eroica (Roanoke’s Friendliest Group Road Ride) starting at Cardinal Bicycle’s Grandin Village Location (1312 Winbourne St., Roanoke). All levels of cyclists are welcome. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 p.m. — Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).1, 3, and 5 mile routes are available. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive. Visit this link for more details.
  • 6 p.m. to midnight — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:20 p.m. — Pub Run presented by The Original Pub Run starting at The Village Grill (1802 Memorial Ave., Roanoke). Meet, run/jog/walk, then drink and eat. Find more information at this link.
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: JSB Variety Show at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, July 12

  • 11 a.m. to noon — Zumba with Andrea Burney at the Williamson Road Branch Public Library (3837 Williamson Rd. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 1 p.m. — Board of Zoning Appeals meeting in the City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates meeting in room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5 p.m. — Summer Floatilla to Star Hill presented by Get2KnowNoke and Roanoke Outside Foundation starting at Roanoke Mountain Adventures (806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke). Bring a float or rent one from Roanoke Mountain Adventures. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Thompson Square at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Rossdafareye at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

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