Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 7/6 to 7/13.

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

Roanoke's Market Square at night. 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

  • 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 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 6

  • 10:30 a.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre in Market Square (1 Market Sq. 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.
  • 1:30 p.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at Roanoke Library’s Melrose Branch (2502 Melrose 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: Winston Ramble at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, July 7

  • 5:30 p.m. — RIDE Solutions Poker Ride, starting at Cardinal Bicycle- Grandin (1312 Winborne St. SW, Roanoke). Visit five favorite watering holes, trying to collect the best (or worst) 5-card poker hand. See this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Jared Stout Trio at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in the Park featuring The Kings sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Salty’s Lobster & Co., Schult’s Dogs, and Chillin’ Shaved Ice will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic food options at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 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. — Brian Regan Live at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Purchase tickets and find more information at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Woody Woodworth & The Piners at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, July 8

  • 10:30 a.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at the Williamson Road Branch Library (3837 Williamson Rd., 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.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Kidd G & Chase Matthew at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave.,  Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — The Grandin Get Down at Village Grill (1802 Memorial Ave., Roanoke). Live music, food, drinks, and the bocce bar will be open. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:15 p.m. — Live music: Paul Thorn w. Corey Hunley presented by SML Good Neighbors and 5PTS Outdoors at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Lane, Union Hall) to benefit 5 Points Music Foundation and SML Good Neighbors. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Concerts by Canoe: Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee 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: Jesse Ray Carter Duo at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — The Crooked Road’s Music and Dance Spectacular at Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). Features flatfooting, music, storytelling, and square dancing. 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: Dance Candy 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 9

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering at Ferrum College (20 Museum Dr., Ferrum). Attendees will choose 2 classes to take, participate in an herbal identification walk in the morning, and enjoy a roundtable of speakers sharing their expertise about healthy herbal lifestyles, plus onsite acupuncture, the best herbal vendors in the region, and a nutritious vegan lunch. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Horse & Hound Wine Festival at Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards (1218 Elmos Rd., Bedford). Events throughout the day with horses and dogs, live music by Sam Austin and Silverline, and arts, crafts, and food vendors. Also featuring The Foam Pit, sprinklers, and more. Bring a change of clothes and a towel and be prepared to cool off. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10:30 a.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at the Vinton Library (800 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). 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.
  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — National Car Collector Appreciation Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Live music with Five Shades of Gray, swap meet, food trucks, and car show. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 3 p.m. — Cocktail Making Workshop at Crystal Spring Grocery Co. (2205 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). Learn how to use shrubs, flavors, tonics, and herbal tinctures to build three wine cocktails and mocktails. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. — Dog Bowl Concert Series featuring The Kings at Black Dog Salvage’s Dog Bowl (902 13th St. SW, Roanoke). Rock & Roll Diner will be on hand, dishing up delicious dinner options. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Creek Freaks Kids Float, meet at 205 New Plant Rd. Rocky Mount for pizza and a 1.5 hour float. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must have a life jacket, boat, and paddles. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Red Hot Soiree at the Penthouse at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Dress to impress and join the ladies of the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for the hottest party of the summer, celebrating sisterhood and dedicated service! Features heavy hors d'oeuvres and music by DJ Hootie Mack.  Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Mingle at the Market with Vinyl Nation at Vinton Farmers Market (204 W. Lee Ave., Vinton). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Her Majesty / Sullivan Smith & The Stray Lions / Films On Song / Pale Blue Dot at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave., SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your advance tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Overnight Sensations 2022 presented by the Playwright’s Lab and Mill Mountain Theatre at Hollins University (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Plays will be written, cast, and rehearsed during the 24 hour period starting at 8 p.m. on Friday. The show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit this link.
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Thrillbillyz at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, July 10

  • 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. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre at Elmwood Park (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.

Monday, July 11

  • 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, July 12

  • 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. & 1:30 p.m. — “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre. The 10:30 a.m. show will be at the Heights Community Church (2014 Memorial Ave. SW, Roanoke) and the 1:30 p.m. show will be at the Glenvar Library (3917 Daugherty Rd, Salem) 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 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 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. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Conference Room 304 (215 Church Ave., Roanoke).
  • 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.