Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 8/10 to 8/17.

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 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. ($)
  • Through Sunday, Sept. 4 — 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, August 10

  • 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 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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. The weekly drop-in rate is $12 and organizers request that participants bring exact change. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Melissa Mesko at Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ (19 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke).
  • 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.

Thursday, August 11

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Youth Advocates Review Board in Room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. —  Party in the Park featuring Cat5 Band sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Mountain Grille will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic food at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Creek Freaks Skills Session on the Roanoke River Blueway at Rotary Park (1706 Electric Rd., Salem). This is an opportunity to practice paddling skills. It is not a formal lesson, everyone should bring their own boats, and all boaters are responsible for their own safety. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Lecture: “Saving the Biodiversity in the Commonwealth” presented by Ryan Klopf as part of the Salem Museum Speaker Series on Zoom. This lecture will be held virtually and will cover what people can do to protect special habitats in the Roanoke region. Find more information, including the zoom link, at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Blake Christiana of YARN with Special Guest Isaac Hadden at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Timewave Zero at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, August 12

  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live Music: Jared Stout Band and Chad Nickell & The Loose Change presented by Flat Pickin’ Fridays at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Harvest Tours at Virginia Mountain Vineyards (4204 Old Fincastle Rd., Fincastle). Features live music, wine tasting, and walks through the vineyard. Visit this link for a complete schedule, including information regarding timed harvest tours. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout as part of The Grandin Get Down at The Village Grill (1802 Memorial Ave., Roanoke) to benefit The Humble Hustle Co. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Face 2 Face: The Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Colby Helms & The Virginia Creepers presented by Franklin County Parks and Recreation’s Concerts by Canoe series at Twin Ridge Recreation Area (1052 Twin Ridge Marina Rd., Henry). Bring your kayak, SUP, canoe, or float to this concert. The Hot Dog Stand will be on hand with some options for dinner. Find more information at this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben DeHan at Olde Salem Brewing Company (21 E. Main St., Salem).
  • 7 p.m. (Gates open at 6) — 15th Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Game presented by Servpro at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem) to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia. Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Johnny Folsom 4 – Tribute to Johnny Cash at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). This show pays tribute to Johnny Cash’s classic songs. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Star City Dueling Pianos at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium (1135 Vineyard Rd., Vinton). This is a 21 and up event.
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Wilson Springs Hotel at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, August 13

  • 8 a.m. — American Legion 5k & Craft Show at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8:30 a.m. — 2022 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Harvest Tour starting at Stoney Brook Vineyards and Winery (518 Stoney Battery Rd., Troutville). Cyclists will follow a 40-mile loop through Botetourt County, stopping at 4 to 6 farms along the way. Lunch will feature a farm-to-table meal. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 9 a.m. — A Space to Move Through: Yoga for Grief at Evergreen Burial Park (1307 Summit Ave., Roanoke). Bring your own mat and water bottle. Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 to 11 a.m. — Second Saturday Fun Ride presented by East Coasters Bike Shop, starting at East Coasters (3224 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke). This is a 13-15 mile road with nobody left behind. Find more information at this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — 2022 Virginia Shoot-Out Model Contest and Convention presented by the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Over 78 categories will be presented, including “best of.” The event will also feature vendors and raffles. Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Artisan Saturday at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd., Roanoke). Featuring demonstrations from local artisans. 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. ($)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Harvest Tours at Virginia Mountain Vineyards (4204 Old Fincastle Rd., Fincastle). Features live music, wine tasting, and walks through the vineyard. Visit this link for a complete schedule, including information regarding timed harvest tours. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live music: The Blinky Moon Boys presented by the Dog Bowl Concert Series at Black Dog Salvage’s Dog Bowl (902 13th St. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Brew at the Zoo at Mill Mountain Zoo (Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke). Features live music and beer from Twisted Track. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: JJ Gray & Mofro at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ryan Greer Band at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Five Dollar Shake presented by Mingle at the Market at the Vinton Farmers Market (204 W. Lee Ave., Vinton). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: The Kind Thieves with Ripejive at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Big Lick Conspiracy: Hits the Spot! at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features improv based on audience suggestions paired with sketch comedy. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Maria Bamford with Melissa Douty at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Maria has become known for her experimental comedy about mental illness. She has starred with comedy greats in Comedy Central’s series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Epic ’80s Party presented by Out of Spite at Schooners (7226 Williamson Road). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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, August 14

  • 8 a.m. — Salem Red Sox Stadium Challenge presented by Ferguson Fitness at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). Both adults and kids are invited to take on this obstacle challenge in 2022. Adults will begin the challenge at 8 a.m., with youth following at 10 a.m. This event will have a combination of a boot camp workout, stair climbing session with fast-paced running and strength-based obstacle zones. Visit this link for more information and register. ($)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Harvest Tours at Virginia Mountain Vineyards (4204 Old Fincastle Rd., Fincastle). Features live music, wine tasting, and walks through the vineyard. Visit this link for a complete schedule, including information regarding timed harvest tours. ($)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Meet the Artist: Robin Poteet at Lackey Studio and Art Gallery (1432 Roanoke Rd., Daleville). Find more information at this link.
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus Trio at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: Yearning / Terrafirma / Orange Culture at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). This triple header features shoegaze, metalcore, and math rock. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)

Monday, August 15

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

Tuesday, August 16

  • 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 in Room 308, North at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission meeting in the Economic Development Conference Room at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board meeting in Room 309, North at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting in Room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, 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.
  • 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. The weekly drop-in rate is $12 and organizers request that participants bring exact change. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: The Australian Invasion featuring Daniel Champagne / Catherine Britt at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). This triple header features shoegaze, metalcore, and math rock. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Seph Custer & The Flat Breaks at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, August 17

  • 5 p.m. — Botetourt Young Professionals Networking at 1772 Rooftop on Main (18 South Roanoke St., Fincastle). For more information, 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 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.  The weekly drop-in rate is $12 and organizers request that participants bring exact change. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Indigo Girls at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Colby Helms & The Virginia Creepers at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.